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King Rex

The King of Rex toasts at Gallier Hall


The King of Carnival, Rex toasted at Gallier Hall this afternoon in a breezy, chilly but sunny Mardi Gras. "Hail Rex, Hail Rex, Hail Rex," exclaimed Mayor Mitch Landrieu toasting his glass to the King of Carnival.  Read more...

 
Zulu Coconuts

Parade watchers share methods for getting Zulu coconuts


When it comes to signature throws, perhaps none are more prized than the famous Zulu coconut. Read more...
Cold Mardi Gras

Cold is relative as parades roll


Mardi Gras is cold, but cold can depend on perspective.  Amanda Brooks of suburban Gretna and cousin Janet Strode of Chicago were bundled up, waiting for Zulu's parade to arrive downtown.  Read more...

 
LDEQ Leader

New environmental quality leader faces big challenges


A shrinking staff, stagnant fees on industry and lagging public trust for an agency tasked with safeguarding the state's environment are some of the challenges facing new Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown.  Read more...

 
Insurance Lapse

State using new way to collect fines for insurance lapses


Louisiana has implemented new ways of collecting fines from people the state believes are driving without insurance.  It's reported that the recently formed Office of Debt Recovery has the authority to extract money from bank accounts, ...Read more
Special Session

New House Speaker looks to discuss spending changes in special session


New Republican Louisiana Speaker of the House Taylor Barras says he was anticipating more proposed spending reforms in Governor John Bel Edwards call for the special session which begins Sunday. Read more...
Fatal Shooting

NOPD & JPSO investigated a fatal officer-involved shooting


A fatal shooting in Central City Monday night had the NOPD and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigating.  It happened just after 8 p.m., when JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand said three women approached a deputy ...Read more
Sex Incident

Walker city prosecutor resigns over alleged sex incident


The Walker city prosecutor has resigned over allegations he was seeking a sex act in an LSU restroom.  It's reported that 60-year-old Michael Cupit was booked on a count of obscenity Friday.  Read more...

 
Weather Gods

Thanks to the weather, Mardi Gras day will be busy


It’s Mardi Gras Day and the hottest spot to celebrate in the nation today is in Louisiana. Fat Tuesday expert Arthur Hardy, who puts out a comprehensive guide to all things Carnival, says he can not remember the last time we’ve had such beautiful weather ...Read more
Mardi Gras Day

It's a way of life in Jefferson Parish, spending Mardi Gras in Metairie


The ladders are out, the beverages are iced down, the food is prepared and the kids are bundled up.  It's Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish.  It's a way of life in Metairie for those out early for the Krewe of Argus and the truck parades, ...Read more
Input

Edwards administration seek voters' advice on budget crisis


Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is seeking voters' advice on how to deal with the state's looming budget crisis. The state Monday posted a special web page soliciting comments from Louisiana citizens.  Read more...
Fat Tuesday

Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday


People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands. Mardi Gras is the city's biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city... Read more
Fire

Fire burns Metairie car dealership


A three-alarm fire caused damage at a Land Rover dealership in Metairie. Read more...
Pressure

Water pressure restored after Mid-City main leak


The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board says water pressure has been restored to normal levels, after repairing a leaky water main in Mid-City. Read more...
Shooting

Police: 2 guns in Mississippi shooting that killed 2, wounded 4


Police say two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. Read more...
Visitors

Nungesser pleased with Mardi Gras crowd, but also concerned


With an estimated one million visitors in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, it's an event tourism just can't do without. Read more...
Zulu Lundi Gras

Zulu Lundi Gras party can keep you entertained all day


The day before Mardi Gras is filled with fun on the Riverfront. Zulu has lots to offer today at their annual bash in Woldenberg Park. Read more...
Jung Hotel

Historic Jung Hotel to undergo full redevelopment


Occupying an entire city block along Canal Street, the historic Jung Hotel has languished in vacancy after suffering serious damage from the floods that followed Hurricane Katrina, but a reinvestment in the building is set to bring it back to its former prominence.  Read more...

 
La. Seafood

Guest-worker program helps Louisiana seafood facilities


Congress' decision to quadruple the size of a guest-worker program might be described as a gift to Louisiana's seafood processing industry, which struggles to fill the seasonal jobs each year.
The LSU AgCenter says about 60 Louisiana seafood processing facilities ...Read more
Windy & Cold

A chilly Lundi Gras but no rain


It will be a cold Lundi Gras, with winds picking up today.  Parades may be affected, but it will be dry.  "It's going to feel much colder all day long,"  WWL TV's Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo. Read more...

 
Kenner Royalty

Kenner kicks off Lundi Gras at Rivertown


The Royal Court of Argus meets Zulu Royalty at Kenner's Rivertown today.  The annual Lundi Gras celebration in Kenner gets underway Monday morning.  Kenner's Acting Mayor, Michael Sigur, and City Council members will be on hand to welcome the royalty.  Read more...

 
Shots Fired

Shots fired on Bacchus parade route


The New Orleans Police Department said shots were fired Sunday night around 9:30 near the intersection of St. Charles and Felicity.  Police dont't believe anyone was injured and the parade was stopped for several minutes.  Read more...

 
2 Killed

Two killed, four injured in post parade shooting in Miss.


Two people were killed in a post parade shooting in Pass Christian, Mississippi, Sunday.
The shooting also left at least four others hospitalized, according to reports.  The shots had about 200 people scattering for safety.  Read more...

 
Edwards-Budget

Analysis: Edwards, lawmakers get spending cut suggestions


While Gov. John Bel Edwards has focused primarily on tax increases for his budget rebalancing effort, an independent government watchdog group is offering a companion list of ideas for where to cut spending.  Read more...

 
Hollywood So.

Three Louisiana cities ranked best for movie makers


Three Louisiana cities are in the Top 10 of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker in 2016. New Orleans ranks number two, Baton Rouge comes in at number three and Shreveport-Bossier is ranked ninth.  Read more...
 
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Evans Gone

Saints release Jahri Evans; Hawthorne and Humber too


According to a league source, the Saints have released veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans, LB's David Hawthorne, and Ramon Humber. Read More

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets


There were some arrests in Denver after the Bronco's defeated the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50.  Scores of Bronco fans gathered downtown for impromptu partying, and the crowd became unruly at times.  Read more...
 
 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors


Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.  Read more...

 

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win


Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  Read more...

 

Brees named NFL's 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year, receiving the award during the fifth annual NFL Honors awards show on Saturday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.  Read more...
 

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84


Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Read more...

Tigers in 1st place in the SEC after win over MSU


For much of the year, LSU has leaned on freshman sensation Ben Simmons to win games. But on Saturday against Mississippi State, it was the Tigers other much hyped freshman that led the way in an 88-77 victory over the Bulldogs. Read more...

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever


The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football.  Read more...

 

Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl


You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...

 

Steve: Saints bid farewell to Brandon Browner


Many Saints fans Mardi Gras just got even better as it appears that cornerback Brandon Browner has been released by the Saints. Read More
 
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