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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
$250K Benefits

Slain officers' relatives to get $250K in survivor benefits


Families of the three law enforcement officers who were shot and killed outside a Baton Rouge convenience store are each due to receive $250,000 in survivor benefits under a state law. A four-member state board voted Wednesday to give preliminary approval for the payments.  Read more...
Priest Arrested

Breaux Bridge priest arrested on child porn charge


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette says one of its priests has been arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography. In a news release on its website, the diocese said it was informed by state police on Wednesday of the arrest of the Rev. F. David Broussard.  Read more...
Caught On Tape

VIDEO: Watch man blast would-be carjacker with car wash hose


A man in Louisiana has thwarted a carjacking attempt with the help of a car wash power spray.
It's reported that Michael Davis was cleaning his car at a Shreveport car wash July 20 when he says a man pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys and cash.  Read more...
Suspect Shot

Sheriff to discuss suspect's shooting death


A suburban New Orleans sheriff has called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to discuss the overnight shooting death of a suspect by a deputy.  Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand's office says it happened just before midnight Monday in Metairie.  Read more...
2016 Spike

Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016


A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year.  The data released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund ...Read more
Jackpot Up

Powerball jackpot reaches $422 million


Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot is a whopping $422-million. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kim Chopin says this jackpot has been growing since May 7th when it was last hit at 430 million dollars, which was the 5th largest Powerball jackpot.  Read more...

 
Oil Prices Drop

Oil prices drop to three month low


Oil prices have fallen to a three month low, in the range of just over $40 a barrel. That's a 12 percent drop just in July.  Eric Smith, Associate Director of the Tulane Energy Institute, says he expects prices to continue to go up and down. Read more...
Pro-life Honor

Pro-life Democrats honor Gov. Edwards at DNC


Today at the Democratic National Convention, pro-life Democrats will honor Governor John Bel Edwards with the Governor Casey Whole Life Leadership Award. Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America, Kristen Day, ...Read more
Suspect Killed

Jefferson Parish deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect


A sheriff's office says a man has been shot and killed by deputies outside New Orleans.
WWL-TV reported that Jefferson Parish deputies were responding Tuesday evening to reports of an alleged robbery in Metairie.  Read more...

 
Man Shot Dead

Homicide in Bridge City


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports a man shot to death this evening on the Westbank. Read more...
Double Homicide

Man, woman killed with 3 children inside NO East house


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an apparent double homicide at a home in New Orleans East. Police say officers found three children under the age of 13 inside the home. Read more...
Benefits

Disabled veterans to get more compensation next year


Disabled veterans will see an increase in their compensation beginning next year thanks to a bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham that has just been signed into law. Read more...
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Saints Camp

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

Mark: Four Saints will start camp on the PUP list


Four members of the Saints will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Peform (PUP) list – offensive tackle Terron Armstead, cornerback Keenan Lewis, linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha, and receiver Vincent Brown – according to the NFL transaction wire. Read More
 
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