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Fatal Hit & Run

Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run


New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10 near the High Rise. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle.  Read more...
Dog Shot

Man accused of taking daughter hostage, shooting dog


Sheriff's deputies have arrested an Ascension Parish man accused of taking his 5-year-old daughter hostage and shooting their family dog. After staying up all night drinking with a friend, deputies say Danny Ray Reding fired his .22 caliber revolver four times... Read more
Winter Time

Louisiana's 2014 Winter forecast


Today is the first full day of winter and many have not forgotten last year’s winter, which saw colder than normal temperatures and a few rounds of frozen precipitation.  Read more...
Holiday Blues

Weathering winter depression and the holiday blues


The holidays often find folks suffering from the 'Christmas Blues', an unwanted symptom of the season, now that winter has officially begun. For many, the holiday depression can be, at least partially, blamed on the season itself.  Read more...
Sunday Shooting

Bourbon Street shooting


New Orleans Police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting of an unidentified man on Bourbon Street.  Read more...
 
BP Claims

June 8 deadline set for BP settlement claims


People and businesses who lost money because of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have until June 8 to file claims. The deadline doesn't apply to seafood-related businesses. BP PLC made separate settlements for medical claims and for seafood-related business claims.  Read more...
 
Algiers Murder

Saturday night murder in Algiers


New Orleans Police are investigating the late Saturday fatal shooting of an unidentified male at 3300 Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers. A 24-year-old male was also shot in the incident which occurred at the Garden Oak apartments shortly after 11:00 p.m.  Read more...
Fracking Permit

State approves controversial drilling permit in St. Tammany


Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources has approved a drilling permit for Helis Oil & Gas Co., which plans a fracking project that many St. Tammany Parish residents vehemently oppose.  Read more...
Record Jobs

Louisiana jobs set another record in November


New employment numbers are out and Louisiana's labor force grew to a record 2,179,837 in November. The number of people employed in the state jumped by 59,419 over the year.  Read more...
 
Scalise Ads

Ads tie Scalise to Obama


A group called Senate Conservatives Action is sponsoring radio ads that target Republican Metairie Congressman Steve Scalise. The ads accuse Scalise of siding with President Obama instead of standing on the conservative platform.  Read more...
 
School Deal

Deal reached for New Orleans students with disabilities


Under a settlement announced Friday, New Orleans public schools have agreed to ensure that students with disabilities are properly treated and educated while also being given the chance to attend the schools they want to attend.  Read more...
 
Cuba Trade

Strain: Louisiana farmers would benefit by Cuba trade


Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says restarting trade between the U.S. and Cuba would be of enormous benefit to Louisiana.  Read more...
Fracking Permit

Northshore fracking venture gains permit approval


The Department of Natural Resources has announced that a drilling permit for Helis Oil has been approved. The announcement would permit fracking on parts of the Northshore.  Read more...
 
Housing Deal

Deal reached over unfair housing in St. Bernard


A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after the flooding of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
 
Prayer Rally

Rally organizer says Jindal event is about prayer


The Mississippi-based organization hosting a January prayer rally featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal says the event's sole purpose is religious.  Read more...
 
Insurance Deal

Jindal, insurance program reach deal over records


Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has agreed to archive all the state employee health insurance program's records with the Secretary of State's office. The agreement comes after the administration refused for months to follow the state's archiving requirements.  Read more...
 
Rape Kits

New Orleans police face backlog of 400 rape kits


New Orleans police say they're working through a backlog of more than 400 untested rape kits. The kits are important elements in an investigation, especially when a victim is attacked by a stranger and DNA is essential.  Read more...
 
Unemployment

Surge in workers keeps pushing up state jobless rate


New employment numbers are out and Louisiana's civilian labor force grew to a record number in November according to seasonally adjusted data released by the federal bureau of labor statistics.  Read more...
 
Child Porn

Feds: Ponchatoula man had large collection of child porn


Federal prosecutors say a 52-year-old Ponchatoula man faces 15 to 40 years in prison for downloading more than half a million images of child pornography, one of the largest collections ever found in the state.  Read more...
 
Jindal Poll

58% disapprove of Governor Jindal's job performance


A new Southern Media and Opinion Research poll shows 58-percent of Louisianians disapprove of Governor Bobby Jindal's job performance as he heads into his final year in office. Read more...
Super Saturday

Super Saturday expected to be as busy as Black Friday in 2014


The last Saturday before Christmas could be as big a shopping day as Black Friday especially if you're still looking for TVs, appliances or clothes according to experts.  Read more...

An average fall shrimping season ends Monday


The fall shrimping season comes to a close on some state waters Monday and some are calling this an average season for fishermen. Daren Martin, owner of Martin's Fresh Shrimp in Chauvin, says this was a fair season for shrimpers.  Read more...
 
Vitter Leads

Vitter with a double-digit lead in 2015 governor's race


A new poll on the 2015 governor's race shows republican senator David Vitter with a solid lead over three other opponents. Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Vitter benefits from high name recognition... Read more
Cheap Gas

Low gas prices over the holiday period


Gas prices are about 75-cents lower than a year ago as we head into what should be a busy two weeks of traveling during this holiday period. Gregg Laskoski, with gasbuddy.com, says with the statewide average at about $2.30 a gallon... Read more
Cajuns-Pack

New Orleans celebrates kick off of college bowl season


New Orleans has the honor of ushering in the college football bowl season this weekend. The R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl kicks off in the Superdome Saturday morning, but the  celebration begins Friday night.  Read more...
 
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Bobby's Take

Bobby: Saints goose is cooked - hell, it's burned!


Bobby's bottom line: “You can't sugarcoat it. It's a heartbreaking loss considering what you were playing for. Saints fans have to be dejected.” Read More

Saints playoff possibilities... how the Saints get in or out


If the Saints beat the Falcons Sunday AND the Browns beat the Panthers, the Saints win the NFC South and host a playoff game.  Click here to see the other ways the Saints get in or miss the playoffs...
 

What we learned when the Falcons eliminated the Saints


Here are some things to know about Atlanta's triumph in the Superdome... DASHED HOPES: The Saints, a post-season participant in four of the previous five seasons, struggled to come to grips with their elimination from playoff contention.  Read more...

Saints eliminated with 30-14 loss to Falcons


As Jimmy Graham came down with a catch over the middle with his feet just short of the goal line, the star tight end began writhing in an effort to find just enough leverage to force his way through two Atlanta defenders and into the end zone.  Read more...

Pelicans beat OKC 101-99


Anthony Davis had 38 points and 12 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 on Sunday night. Read More

Saints razed by Falcons 30-14, won't go to playoffs


Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Read More

Chargers complete huge rally...Eagles continue late fade


The San Diego Chargers kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday, while the Philadelphia Eagles continued to mess up a postseason berth.  Read more...
 

Trail Blazers top Pelicans, 114-88


LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the Pelicans Saturday night. While Portland (22-6) was coming off a triple overtime win at San Antonio a night earlier, it was New Orleans that appeared tired.  Read more...

ULL beats Nevada in New Orleans Bowl 16-3


Terrance Broadway walked into a hotel meeting room at around 5:45 a.m. and knew immediately that an unusual 10 a.m. kickoff in the New Orleans Bowl wouldn't be a problem for Louisiana-Lafayette. Read More

Deke: Saints primed to beat Falcons in hugely important game


OK folks this is it! Yes, there have been bigger games in this deep-south rivalry over the years but from an importance standpoint, this is a pretty meaningful game.  “There is always something on the line when we play each other,” said Saints QB Drew Brees.  Read More
 
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