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Four being monitored for Ebola in Louisiana

Four Louisiana residents, including three in the New Orleans area, are now being monitored for the Ebola virus, though none of them are currently showing any signs of infection.  Read more...
Surplus Dispute

$200M borrowing plan tied up in surplus dispute

A dispute over whether Louisiana ended last year with a budget surplus threatens to delay borrowing needed to keep state construction work on track.  Read more...

'Kissing' congressman confronts scandal

Republican congressman Vance McAllister is trying to make up to Louisiana voters for getting too close to a married former employee.  Read more...
Boy Found

Missing 11-year-old boy found

An 11-year-old boy who had been missing since an argument with his foster mother earlier this week has been found.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Former New Orleans teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

New Orleans police say a recently fired teacher at Joseph Clark High School in New Orleans has been arrested on juvenile sex crime charges.  Read more...
Smart Money?

How does the Vegas money see this weekend's Saints & LSU bouts?

A couple of huge football games this weekend with LSU hosting third-ranked Ole Miss and the Saints playing the red-hot Green Bay Packers. How is this playing out in the gambling palaces of Las Vegas? Read more...
Why Not Both?

Can both the Saints and LSU win at home this weekend?

It's a big weekend for football in Louisiana.  The LSU Tigers are in Death Valley Saturday night taking on Ole Miss and the boys in black and gold are going up against the Green Bay Packers in a nationally televised contest Sunday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Read more...
Child for Sale?

Child for sale?

Hammond Police say a woman tried to sell a child at a gas station.  Cops say the suspect was in a blue Dodge Caravan with Florida License plates. She allegedly went to the Racetrac store on Highway 190 west... Read more

Two people in Louisiana told to stay home after travel to Ebola stricken region

The Department of Health and Hospitals is monitoring a New Orleans-area man for signs of the Ebola virus. State Health Officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, says the Centers for Disease Control informed them about a man who had recently traveled... Read more

BP, Chevron strike oil at deepwater Gulf site

Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This is BP's second major discovery in the deepwater Gulf since the 2010 oil spill. Read more...
Decision 2015

Louisiana governor's campaign is next

We're right in the middle of early voting for next month's congressional mid-term elections, and other races and issues on the ballot. But another campaign is going to start firing up soon: Louisiana Governor 2015. The primary for that race is one year from today. Read more...
Contact Warning

Warning about costume contacts

With Halloween a week away you might be thinking about getting decorative contact lenses as part of your costume, but federal officials are sending out a warning. New Orleans ICE Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Bryan Cox says it's important for people to understand... Read more
Workers' Comp?

Court rejects Sharper's bid for workers' comp

A state appeals court has ruled against embattled former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper in his bid to receive workers' compensation from his former team. Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting proving popular

We're now about halfway through the early voting period for the November 4th election, and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there's been good participation among voters. He says so far the number of early votes is at 75% of what the state saw two years ago... Read more
Child Shot

Man killed, girl, 8, wounded in Marrero shooting

Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say an 8-year-old girl was shot in her upper back following a shooting that killed a 29-year-old man in Marrero. Col. John Fortunato says the girl was playing outside her apartment building around 8:40 p.m.  Read more...
Fewer Students

Why are fewer kids in Catholic schools?

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has announced that three of its schools will be closed for the upcoming school year, due to low enrollment. All three schools...Holy Ghost in New Orleans, St. Agnes in Jefferson and Our Lady of Grace in Reserve...have enrollments under 200 students. Read more...
Local Ebola?

New Orleans area man being monitored for signs of Ebola

State health officials say they are monitoring a New Orleans area man for signs of the deadly Ebola virus.  Read more...

Dierks Bentley headlines Orpheus

The Krewe of Orpheus says country music star Dierks Bentley will ride in the krewe's parade on Lundi Gras night and headline the 2015 Orpheuscapade. "With over five million albums sold, 11 GRAMMY nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry... Read more
Purse Snatching

VIDEO: NOPD seeks FQ purse snatcher

New Orleans Police officers are asking for the public's help in identifying a purse snatcher and accomplice. The crime happened Monday in the French Quarter, near Bourbon and Gov. Nicholls. Read more...
No Party

More Louisiana voters pick ''no party''

There are 2.9 million people registered to vote in the November fourth election. There's about 93,000 more voters who are registered as "no party" than six years ago when Senator Mary Landrieu defeated republican John Kennedy.  Read more...
Schools Closed

3 New Orleans-area Catholic schools to close

The Archdiocese of New Orleans says three of its schools will close at the end of the current school year: Holy Ghost in New Orleans, St. Agnes in Jefferson and Our Lady of Grace in Reserve. The reason given was low enrollment.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Arraignment of Destrehan teacher delayed

The arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month. 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne (right) was set to be arraigned today... Read more
Up, Up and Away

Air fares are taking off

If you're planning to fly for the holidays this year, prepare to go a little deeper into your wallet. According to travel web siteExpedia.com, Thanksgiving fares are up 17 percent from last year. Christmas bookings have gone up two percent. Read more...
Teacher Scores

92% of Louisiana teachers receive effective grade

The Louisiana Department of Education has released a report on the evaluation of public school teachers.  It shows 92% of teachers received an "effective" grade. Superintendent John White says while we should be proud of teachers reaching that achievement... Read more
Solar Eclipse

Partial solar eclipse will take place this evening

A partial solar eclipse will take place today as the new moon will obscure part of the sun. Louisiana Tech Astronomer Lee Sawyer says we should be able to see the maximum point of eclipse in The Bayou State before the sun goes down today.  Read more...
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T-Bob: Anything can happen when LSU takes on Ole Miss

The very essence of what makes college football so great will be on display this Saturday when the Ole Miss Rebels take on the LSU Tigers in Tiger Stadium.  Saturday Night in Death Valley is a magical setting that produces timeless football games from which tales are told for generations. Read More

Mark: Raiders-Blue Jays clash highlights prep football weekend

This weekend's biggest contest is a Saturday night affair at Metairie's Joseph Yenni Stadium when 5A's top-ranked team, the Archbishop Rummel Raiders, takes on #5 Jesuit. It seems like every week is a big game for Rummel as they've torn through one of the toughest schedules in the state... Read More

Jordan's Boot Report: Week nine in Louisiana college football

Another weekend with no Louisiana teams playing each other.  The eyes of the college football world are upon the Boot with College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge for LSU’s big match-up, but there are several other important games for Louisiana schools. Read More

Steve: Inside the SEC week nine

The game of the week is definitely in-state as LSU hosts their traditional SEC rival Ole Miss.  The Tigers find themselves underdogs in their own house and many are wondering if the Mad Hatter has some magic saved up ready to unleash on the undefeated Rebels. Read More

LSU - Ole Miss preview

Statistics might not tell the whole story about how good Mississippi's defense has been. But it's certainly a good place to start. The third-ranked Rebels will face a stiff challenge Saturday night when they visit improved No. 24 LSU, which is coming off a dominant victory.  Read more...

QB to QB: Brees looking forward to playing with pride at home in the Dome

Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly visit with our QB Bobby Hebert on Sports Talk.  Drew talked to Bobby and Kristian about losing a heartbreaker on the road in Detriot, and how the Saints can pull together and make sure they win Sunday night against the Packers at home in the Dome. Read More

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week eight

Sit Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Ryan hasn't thrown for more than one touchdown in a game since Week 4, and the Falcons now have to take on the Lions pass rush.  Detroit is allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and the ATL’s O-line is abysmal. Read More

Kristian: Saints need best game of year to beat Packers

The Saints have looked dominant in spurts this season but for the most part largely inconsistent.  Internally the team isn’t pointing fingers, but the fans and media are starting to question the play at quarterback with Drew Brees. Read More

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension.  Read more...

T-Bob: Here's how we shut down Ole Miss

QB is the single most important position on the field which makes this Saturday’s matchup all the more worrying for LSU fans.  If you have watched the last couple LSU vs Ole Miss games than you already know just how good Bo Wallace can be. Read More
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