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Louisiana born, Louisiana proud

"Are you from around here?"  If you ask people in Louisiana, the vast majority will say, "Yes." Recent analysis by the New York Times found that 79% of Louisiana residents were born in Louisiana.  That is the highest percentage of native born residents anywhere in the country.  Read more...
Circus Race?

Edwards qualifies, Graves says ex-con brings circus feel to race

Eight candidates have qualified so far for the soon to be vacated 6th Congressional District seat. This race is highlighted by Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards and Republicans Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzel, and Garret Graves. Read more...
Intruder Killed

NOPD: Homeowner shoots, kills masked gunman

An Algiers homeowner appears to have turned the tables on a would-be armed robber, with deadly results. Read more...

Chance of tropical development in the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic that has a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. Models show the tropical wave move through the Caribbean in the coming days.  Read more...
Senate Race

Cassidy and Landrieu join US Senate race

Incumbent US Senator Mary Landrieu and her main challenger, Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, have officially signed up for the Senate race in the November 4 election. Read more...
Common Core

White: We plan to move ahead with Common Core

State education superintendent John White says public schools are moving forward with Common Core education standards after a judge lifts the Jindal administration's suspension of contracts for the tests tied to Common Core. Read more...
New Chief

Elect the next NOPD chief?

Should New Orleans voters get to pick the Superintendent of New Orleans Police, instead of having the mayor appoint the chief? Read more...

Obama: Beheading won't stop US confronting ISIL

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing.  Read more...
Frog Home?

Should feds take land in St. Tammany for endangered frogs?

A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog.  Read more...
Senate Race

Cassidy signs up

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election. Read more...

When is the best time for kids to do homework?

As a new school year begins, amny parents may ask, "when is the best time for kids to do homework?" Read more...
Crawfish Shoes

Crawfish shoes?!?

A Nike shoe designed for skateboarders and inspired by Louisiana mudbugs is generating some major buzz. It's called the "Crawfish Shoe" and an employee at Rukus Board Shop in Baton Rouge worked with Nike to design the shoe.  Read more...
Tight Races

Congressional races include big questions

Qualifying is underway today for November's Congressional elections in Louisiana. Two competitive races will happen in the 5th and 6th districts. The 6th district race is headlined by Democratic, convicted former Governor Edwin Edwards... Read more
Senate Race

Senate candidates to make it official starting today

The three day qualifying period for the November election begins today. It includes all of Louisiana's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but the big one is the U.S. Senate race. Read more...
Reed Recuses

Reed recuses himself from brother's sexual battery case

The St. Tammany District Attorney today says he will not be the one who decides how to proceed with the case against his brother. "In terms of the office of the St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney, I will appropriately recuse myself... Read more
Jindal Loses

Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by Common Core supporters, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state education standards.  Read more...
Age Limit

Age limit for some Louisiana officials on hold for now

Louisiana court officials facing new age restrictions that could oust them from office will instead be allowed to sign up for re-election bids next week. Read more...
State Farm Sued

Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm, alleging the insurer is illegally diverting customers who have been involved in an accident to repair sites that use junkyard and substandard parts. Read more...
Power Out

18,000 lose power in and around Uptown New Orleans

Entergy says nearly 18,000 customers are without electricity in and around the Uptown area. The company's website says everyone should be reconnected by 4:30pm.  Read more...
Sexual Battery

Police: DA's brother fondled drunk woman in bar

Covington cops say the St. Tammany DA's brother groped a woman who was very intoxicated at a local bar.  They have arrested Richard Reed on sexual battery charges. Police Chief Tim Lentz says it happened at the Chimes restaurant and bar.  Read more...
Dog Attack

Cops: Pit bull mix attacks 71-year-old woman

Police say a dog attacked an elderly woman in Houma Monday night. "Houma Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of Ellender Street in East Houma reference to a medical complaint involving a female with a large gash to her face," Police Chief Todd Duplantis said... Read more

Covington police arrest Northshore D.A.'s brother

Covington Police today say they have arrested Richard Reed, brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. Read more...
At Work

Employment reaches 2.1M total in Louisiana

Louisiana employment is at record levels. Numbers from the state's workforce commission shows there are 2.1 million people on the job in the Pelican State. Read more...
Hog Damage

Feral hog damage in Louisiana

The LSU Ag Center is conducting research to determine the extent of damage done by feral hogs in Louisiana. Forestry economist Shaun Tanger says they've been getting reports from farmers and landowners about property damage, but they want to get a better picture... Read more
NOPD Chief

In New Orleans, a change in police command

Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.  Read more...
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Steve: NFL wants Super Bowl halftime acts to pay to play

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has asked some of the musical acts under consideration to play at this coming Super Bowl to pay them to take the stage. Read More

Steve: Payton will be smart with Jairus Byrd at Colts

Yes, Who Dat Nation, ballhawking safety Jarius Byrd is a full go for the Black & Gold after missing all of organized team activities, all of mini-camp and all of training camp in West Virginia. Read More

Kristian: Saints invade Mandeville, Champ practices

The Saints held a night practice at Mandeville High School, and it was a standing room only crowd. The players seemed to enjoy the interaction with the fans on hand and even admitted to having some flash backs to their high school football days. Read More

Deke: Bobby & Hokie agree defense won the day at Saints camp

The New Orleans hit the practice field at 11AM this morning for their third practice of the week and today, the Cannon liked the physical style of safety Jairus Byrd.  “He came up on one run play and had a nice thump on RB Mark Ingram!" Read More

Kristian: Byrd flies high at Saints camp

Saints safety Jarius Byrd has been cleared for contact and was a full participant in practice this afternoon at Saints headquarters.  Byrd says he plans to play Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason. Read More

Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended target.  Read more...

Morgan's memorable plays bolstering comeback hopes with the Saints

Joe Morgan has a knack for the spectacular that's tough for coaches to ignore. That was how the receiver first made the New Orleans Saints' roster as a little-known, undrafted free agent out of Division II Walsh University in 2011.  Read more...

Deke: Saints are right on schedule before heading to Indy

Hokie said that TE Ben Watson had a nice practice this morning, and RB Travaris Cadet did a nice job of picking up yards after a reception as well. Hokie feels like the Saints are right where they are supposed to be. Read More

Steve: Stills learned about more than football while missing Saints camp

The Saints were forced to move today’s practice indoors due to the rain; which means access to the fans is closed. Receiver Kenny Stills practiced fully with the team for only the second straight day, as he has missed most of camp due to a quad injury he suffered on the first day. Read More

Kristian: Lewis misses Saints practice, Cooks out sick

After suffering an undisclosed foot injury in the preseason win over Tennessee, CB Keenan Lewis practiced yesterday on a limited basis and missed today’s work out.  Coach Sean Payton only offered a short explanation: “He’s working through the rehab.”  Read More
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