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Business in Hollywood South is looking up


Louisiana’s film industry has taken a hit since lawmakers put a cap on the state’s film tax incentive program last year, but business agent for a New Orleans film workers union, Cory Parker, says things are looking up.  Read more...
Festigals

Girlfriend Getaway Weekend underway in New Orleans


Expect to see a lot of pink on the streets of the city the next few days.  The female population of New Orleans increases a bit this weekend.  "Not only are more females coming to town, but you are going to see the glow of pink around the Superdome ...Read more
Busy in B.R.

AG Lynch meets with law enforcement & US Attorney in B.R.


U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets today with the U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge and other US Justice Department officials for a roundtable discussion. Former U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux says Lynch ...Read more
ID Theft

3 Cubans living in Florida admit ID theft in Louisiana


Federal prosecutors say three Cubans who had been living in Florida have pleaded guilty in a plot to put card skimming devices on gas pumps in the New Orleans area.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Juliet Estrada Perez, ...Read more
Assaulting Cops

Pair accused of assaulting N.O. police officers


A man and woman have been arrested after New Orleans police say the pair assaulted two plainclothes officers.  It's reported that 28-year-old Eric Sanzone and 28-year-old Brittney Tortorich were arrested Monday.  Read more...

 
Officers Vigil

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers


The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of an entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.  Read more...
 
Sharper Case

Sharper rape case co-defendants enter state guilty pleas


The criminal case that exposed former NFL star Darren Sharper as a sexual predator has moved closer to resolution with guilty pleas in Louisiana state court by two co-defendants. Read more...
Memorial

Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers


Hundreds of people gathered at a Baton Rouge church Thursday for a vigil honoring three law enforcement officers who were killed during a shootout with a lone gunman outside a convenience store. Read more...
Lounge Arrest

Arrest made in the robbery of the Lamplighter Lounge


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office announced the arrest in an early Wednesday morning robbery at the Lamplighter Lounge in the 900 block of Veterans.  Sheriff Newell Normand said the suspect entered the Metairie Lounge around 4 a.m. ...Read more
Burglary Arrest

Northshore teen accused of escaping detention, going on crime spree


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a Bush-area teenager escaped from a juvenile detention facility in Alabama and went on a Northshore crime spree. Read more...
Clinton Speech

LSU professor on what to expect from Clinton's speech


Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will accept her party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia. LSU Political Science Professor Bob Mann says the tone Clinton sets in her speech will be important, because not many people trust her.  Read more...

 
Threats Arrest

Threats against police and David Duke land Baton Rouge man in trouble


Threats of violence against police officers and U.S. Senate candidate David Duke has resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old man in Baton Rouge. Read more...
Tropics

Pair of tropical waves show potential to develop


A tropical air mass that moved off of Africa's west coast has a 30 percent chance of development over the next couple of days, and a 50 percent chance of developing in the five-day time frame. Read more...
Today's Catch

La. seafood industry told to think beyond daily catch


Leather made of tuna skin. Canned seafood marketed to tourists as souvenirs. Dried shrimp shells sold as a soup seasoning or used to extract chitin, a protein that has various agricultural, industrial and medical uses.  Read More...

 
Candy Snatcher

DA agrees to 2 years in prison for convicted candy snatcher


The Orleans Parish District Attorney's office say a New Orleans man, who had been looking at a mandatory 20-years-to-life sentence for taking $31 worth of candy last year, will instead serve two years in prison.  Read more...
 
 
Endorsements

Endorsements could help in Louisiana's crowded U.S. Senate race


We are starting to see more endorsements in the U.S. Senate race. Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is officially backing State Treasurer John Kennedy and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain has endorsed Congressman Charles Boustany. Read more...
Arrest Made

Arrest made in Metairie bar robbery


Jefferson Parish authorities have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Lamplighter Lounge.  The Metairie bar in the 900 block of Veterans Boulevard was robbed early Wednesday morning just before 4 a.m. ...Read more
Guilty Plea

Honduran pleads guilty to firearm charge


The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says a Honduran native who was in the United States illegally has pleaded guilty to a firearm charge.  Prosecutors say in a news release that 27-year-old Jonathan Ramos-Vasquez entered a guilty plea Wednesday ...Read more
No Big Winners

No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings


The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night.  Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $775,000 prize, ...Read more
WV Welcome

Saints begin training camp today in West Virginia


Many Saints fans are expected to make their way to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where the Black and Gold report for training camp today. The region was hit with devastating flooding about a month ago, ...Read more
Binge Watching

Study: Binge watching TV can actually kill you


Watching too much television might kill you, according to a new study.  Rather extensive Japanese research found binge watching in front of the tube for hours can raise the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs.  Read more...

 
NOPD Deficit

New Orleans Police Department faces $2M deficit


The New Orleans Police Department says it's facing a $2 million deficit.  WWL-TV reports that New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison outlined the department's financial challenges and $2 million deficit at Wednesday's City Council meeting.  Read more...

 
Cops Memorial

Memorial to honor fallen Baton Rouge officers


A memorial service honoring the three fallen Baton Rouge police officers will be held at 2p.m. today at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office ...Read more
Helping

Saints aid flood recovery near West Virginia training camp


The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they're opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding. Read more...
Suspect Killed

Sheriff Normand: Devon Martes is not the victim


A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a robbery suspect last night around midnight when the suspect ran into a warehouse and allegedly pointed a gun at the officer.  It happened near the I-10 service road around the Ford and Cleary intersection in Metairie, ...Read more
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Deuce and Bobby say day one of Saints camp "overall, pretty good!"


“I thought it was a crisp practice,” said Deuce McAllister.  “I was excited to see the defense create and come up with some turnovers as they got their hands on a couple of balls.  That’s a positive.” Read More

Saints defense off to fast start; Brees not worried about contract


Nearly every question mark surrounding the Saints headed into training camp revolved around the defense, and on the first day of camp the defense looked crisp, fast, and attacking. Read More

Kristian: Saints Training Camp begins - here's what I'm watching for


Where will the pass rush come from? The Saints know defensive end Cameron Jordan is a bonafide NFL pass rusher - the question is, who will be the complimentary pass rusher opposite of Jordan?  You want names? Read More

Loomis: "No progress" on Drew Brees contract extension with Saints


Speaking to the media on the eve of his club's opening training camp practice, Saints General Manager/Executive Vice President Mickey was peppered with several questions on the status of Drew Brees and a new contract extension. Read More

Payton: "A real sense of urgency" at Saints camp


The New Orleans Saints opened training camp today with Saints players reporting in West Virginia. The Black and Gold hit the field for the first time during camp tomorrow. Read More

Saints aid flood recovery near West Virginia training camp


The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they're opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding. Read more...

Deke: Three Heisman hopefuls are way ahead of the pack in 2016


We are still in pre-season mode, and like many of you, I can’t wait for the season to get here.  As we look forward to the beginning of the 2016 college football season, I think there are three players currently in the lead for the Heisman Trophy. Read More

Saints WR Brown to IR


The Saints placed veteran WR Vincent Brown on Injured Reserve today Brown signed with the Saints this off-season.  His injury is unknown at this point. Read more...

Saints to aid flood victims in West Virginia


The New Orleans Saints will be in West Virginia helping out after deadly floods ravaged the region where they hold training camp. Read more...

Deke: The NFC South is one of the best divisions in the NFL


Carolina, Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay are the four teams that make up the NFC South,  when it comes to which NFL division is the best, it’s hard to go against those four, and there is proof to back up that statement. Read More
 
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