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Veal Suspended

Tulane suspends West Jeff standout after rape arrest

Tulane University says officials have suspended a football recruit after his arrest for alleged rape. The school made the announcement in a statement about "Teddy" Veal, a stand out from West Jefferson High School.  Read more...
Gay Rights

Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti- discrimination bill

An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.  Rep. Karen St. Germain, D-Pierre Part, told the House civil law committee that she would not push the bill because she didn't have the votes... Read more

Senators reject bill to lessen Louisiana marijuana penalties

Senators have refused to reduce Louisiana's criminal penalties for marijuana possession, siding with the state's district attorneys and sheriffs who opposed the proposal.  Read more...
99 Years?

Heroin users and dealers could be sentenced to 99 years

A bill that would increase the maximum sentence to 99 years for those individuals who are convicted of manufacturing, distributing or possessing heroin is heading to the House. The full senate approved the measure on a 34-to-2 vote.  Read more...
Cold Case

Kenner police now investigating 2012 murder and dismemberment

The Kenner Police department is now trying to figure out who killed and cut apart a 22-year-old Bourbon Street dancer. The announcement came today that Kenner is taking over from Mississippi authorities. Read more...
House Collapse

2 New Orleans firefighters injured in house fire

Authorities say two New Orleans firefighters are recovering from injuries after a house on fire collapsed and trapped them under debris. Firefighters say the house was "heavily involved" when the first unit arrived at the unoccupied, single-story structure early Tuesday morning.  Read more...
Injured Toddler

Toddler hit by miniature train

Emergency personnel say a toddler's injuries, sustained when he wandered into the path of the miniature train at New Orleans City Park, were more serious condition than initially reported.  Read more...

Hancock Co. sends case of dismembered woman to La.

Mississippi authorities say the unsolved death of a dismembered New Orleans Bourbon Street dancer is being turned over to police in Kenner, La., and the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office.   Read more...
BP Fines

Deadlines, meetings set ahead of Jan. BP trial

A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January's trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
Sodomy Ban

Louisiana: 1 of 12 states that ban sodomy

 A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. One such state is Louisiana, where gay rights groups contend police have used anti-sodomy laws to target gay men.  Read more...

Would-be burglar died of asphyxiation

Authorities say a man found dead in the ventilation system of a Westbank business over the weekend had suffocated. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said 44-year-old Ken Singleton was apparently a would-be burglar... Read more
Boston Strong

99 Louisiana runners compete in Boston Marathon

Ninety-nine runners from Louisiana participated in today's Boston Marathon, the first one since last year's deadly bombing near the finish line. Read more...
Power Struggle

NOPD cops fighting mayor over employment rules

The Police Association of New Orleans is calling all cops to join ranks against wants to stop what the group says is an effort to take away protection that NOPD officers and New Orleans city employees currently enjoy.   Read more...
Medical Pot

Medical marijuana debate set to begin this week in Baton Rouge

Has medical marijuana's time come in Louisiana? It's a debate set to begin in Baton Rouge this week. Read more...
More Movies

Terminator 5 starts shooting in New Orleans

New Orleans and Louisiana continue to bask in the success of Hollywood South when it comes to movie shoots down here.  Another blockbuster begins shooting this week, with Terminator: Genesis or Terminator 5 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.  Read more...
More Employed

Record number of employed in Louisiana

For the first time in the state's history, there are two million people employed in Louisiana. That's based on data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Read more...
Zurich Classic

Zurich Classic week gets underway

The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...
''Boom'' Reported

''Boom'' reported early this morning

We had several people from St. Bernard, Jefferson and Orleans parishes report a loud noise just before five o' clock this morning. Here are some of the text messages people sent to 870870: "Live in Meraux. House shook at around 4:50 am... Read more

Report: people moving from vanishing Gulf Coast

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion. And it says those left behind are on average older, poorer or otherwise vulnerable.  Read more...
Body in Vent

Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

Authorities say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart in Marrero.  Read more...
Fewer Murders

Fewer New Orleans murders so far in 2014

Data compiled by a New Orleans newspaper shows the city's 2014 murder count was 38 as of Friday. The figure is a 21 percent decrease from the 48 murders in the city by the same point last year.  Read more...
New Laws?

Where things stand in the La. legislative session

Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. Where some of the major issues stand:  Read more...
Oil Report

Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest tickets on sale Monday

Tickets to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be available starting Monday at the Superdome's box office.  The box office is located at the Superdome's Gate A on the ground level and is open for extended hours... Read more
Nagin Case

Lawyer seeks lower Nagin money penalty

An attorney for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is seeking to reduce the amount of money Nagin might have to forfeit as a result of his conviction on federal corruption charges. Read more...
Senator John McCain wants the U.S. to arm the Ukrainian military as Russian forces showed little sign of retreating from their border. What should the President do?
  send weapons
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Saints Draft

Deke: Saints Draft history; a look at position picks

As the Saints prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft, over the next several days we’ll look back at some of the great moments in Saints Draft history.  This May, the Saints will participate in the Draft for the 48th time. Read More

Tigers extend shutout record, beat Tulane 6-0

Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane 6-0 for the Tiger’s 13th shutout of the year Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More

Tulane suspends West Jeff standout after rape arrest

Tulane University says officials have suspended a football recruit after his arrest for alleged rape. The school made the announcement in a statement about "Teddy" Veal, a stand out from West Jefferson High School.  Read more...

Deke: '81 Draft class was foundation of success for Saints

It was the draft class that laid the foundation for the Saints to become NFC West Champions... the class that took the Saints from pretenders to contenders.  And most importantly, the class that began to help form the famed "Dome Patrol." Read More

Deke: It was a good week for the Tigers!

The LSU Tigers won three of four games last week, including an SEC road series win over the Ole Miss Rebels.  “The week got off to a good start for us with a win over Southern Mississippi.  Then we were able to end the week on a high note with two wins over Ole Miss,” said LSU Coach Paul Mainieri. Read More

Saints take option on DE Jordan

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis just seems to keep getting it done. The Saints today announced they are exercising a fifth-year option on defensive end and pro-bowler Cam Jordan's contract. Read more...

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist.  Read more...

Zurich Classic week gets underway

The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...

Baseball Hands Ole Miss Its First Shutout, 2-0

Four LSU pitchers combined to fire the Tigers’ 12th shutout of the season Saturday, as the seventh-ranked Tigers blanked No. 10 Ole Miss, 2-0, in front of 9,741 fans at Swayze Field.  Read more...

Deke: A look at the NBA Playoffs

Miami is 16 wins away from making history.  But who’s the team most likely to derail the Heat from a three-peat?  Is it the Spurs, Pacers, OKC, Clippers, or how about the up and coming Rockets or Golden State Warriors? I think the Western Conference playoffs are going to be some of the best by a division we’ve seen. Read More
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