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Wave still disorganized, moving through Bahamas


Hurricane Hunters flew into Invest 99 Thursday morning and found it had still not developed further. In fact, it looks worse than it did 24 hours ago. It continues to lack a well-defined center. Forecast models are still not agreeing with how strong it will be or where it will go.  Read more...
Mold Advice

Health department has advice on post-flood mold


It's not what you want to hear in the summer in Louisiana, but the state health department says that if your house or business flooded and has mold in it, keep the air conditioner off until the mold is gone.  Read more...
 
Kills Father

Judge convicts Pearl River man of killing father


A state district judge in Covington has convicted a 42-year-old Pearl River man of stabbing his father to death nearly three years ago. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says Billie Rawson Jr. was convicted after a two-day trial without a jury.  Read more...
OPP Problems

Ex-Maryland official tapped to run New Orleans jail


A former Maryland corrections official has been tapped to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. Read more...
Filming Moved

WGN series 'Underground' moves production from Louisiana to Georgia


The second season of WGN America's drama series "Underground" has moved filming to southeast Georgia. Read more...
Hateful?

Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism


Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. Read more...
Big Freedia performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP)

Probation for bounce artist Big Freedia in Section 8 fraud case


Bounce entertainer Big Freedia has been sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid. Read more...
SEC Stadiums

LSU's Tiger Stadium ranked at the top


Which SEC college football stadium gets the highest ranking?  Last year the Southeastern Conference drew the highest attendance of  any conference, averaging over 78 thousand fans per home game.  Read more...   
 
Less Organized

Tropical wave 99L less organized


Satellite data and information from an Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunter" show the broad low pressure system north of the Greater Antilles remains unorganized. Read more...
Swelling Damage

The flood disaster continues to grow in scope


Members of a Louisiana Senate Committee on Homeland Security received a briefing today on recovery efforts. During the meeting they, heard more stunning numbers on damage from the flood. Read more...
FEMA Trailers

FEMA to bring in upgraded trailers for flood victims


FEMA owned temporary housing units are returning to Louisiana to provide housing for flood victims who are in the process of rebuilding their homes. Governor John Bel Edwards says these trailer units are different from what we saw after Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...  
BCBS Plan

Blue Cross, Blue Shield eases some restrictions


Louisiana's largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has relaxed some restrictions to ensure that customers affected by the recent flooding can get health care, medicine and medical supplies. The company is expanding its more extensive Preferred Care PPO network.  Read more...
Term Limits

Lafourche Parish voters to decide issue of term limits


Lafourche Parish voters will decide whether to set term limits for the parish leaders. The Parish Council has voted 8-1 to send the issue to voters, who will decide Dec. 10. If approved, council members could serve up to two consecutive, four-year terms.  Read more... 
In Acadiana

Gov Edwards to discuss flood recovery with Acadiana officials


Governor John Bel Edwards will be in Acadiana today to speak with local officials about the recovery process form the historic flooding. One of his stops will be in the town of Youngsville.  Mayor Ken Ritter says the flood devastated the Lafayette parish town.  Read more...
Sharper Jail

State court sentences Sharper to 20 years


A Louisiana judge has formally imposed a 20-year prison sentence on former NFL star Darren Sharper, who last week was sentenced by a federal judge to 18 years and four months in a drug and rape case with victims in four states.  Read more...
Receive Parole

Killer at 17, inmate to be allowed chance at parole


A judge has ruled that a Louisiana inmate who, decades ago, was given a life sentence without parole as a juvenile should have a chance to seek his freedom.  It's reported that Orleans Criminal District Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier ruled Wednesday ...Read more
Sex-Trafficking

Man receives life sentence for sex-trafficking girls


A Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in sex-trafficking two girls into the New Orleans area.  In a Wednesday news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite said 26-year-old Timothy Jones of Memphis lured underage girls ...Read more
State Court

After US sentence, Sharper goes to state court


A week after he was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in federal court, disgraced ex-football star Darren Sharper is set for formal sentencing in state court to charges that he drugged and raped multiple women.  Read more...

 
Flood Cars

AAA: Beware the flood of flood cars


AAA is warning car buyers to beware of dishonest dealers trying to sell water-damaged cars, camouflaged as ordinary used cars. Thousands of cars have been damaged to varying degrees by the recent Louisiana flood waters. Unfortunately, many of them are likely to... Read more
Double Whammy?

Louisiana closely monitoring tropical weather


Today state emergency officials ramp up their tropical weather watch. The recent flooding in the Baton Rouge, Northshore, River Parish areas and the Lafayette area has created some special circumstances. Governor John Bel Edwards said while emergency planners were... Read more
Tropics

Disturbance may or may not get into the Gulf, despite Internet reports


A disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean still has not developed into a tropical depression or storm, but that isn't stopping people from speculating on social media and elsewhere.  One after another you can find posts with poor information and rampant speculation leading to... Read more
420 of 4:20

420 lb. of marijuana seized in Jefferson Parish


Louisiana State Police say a tip from California law enforcement led to the seizure of 420 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a Westwego man. Troopers arrested 32-year-old Michael Kwan after receiving information from law enforcement agents in San Jose, CA. Read more...
Clerk Arrest

Store clerk arrested for shooting suspected thief


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says officers responded to a report of a man shot at a convenience store Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. Officers arrived about 7:15 a.m. but were unable to locate a victim.  Read more... 
Still No Center

Tropical wave nears Puerto Rico, has 60% chance to become depression


The tropical wave over the Leeward Islands is nearing Puerto Rico but still does not have a defined center, according to the Hurricane Hunters' most recent pass through the storm. Read more...
Housing Plans

Gov Edwards announces housing plans for flood victims


Governor John Bel Edwards outlined plans for housing for flood victims.  At a Wednesday afternoon news conference the governor announce some temporary programs for flood victims. 
"One program is 'manufactured housing units'," Edwards said ...Read more
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LSU, Alabama lead way on coaches preseason All-SEC teams


SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams. Making the first team for LSU were tailback Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White.  Read more...

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses


“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More

Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers


That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season.  While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. Read More

LSU unveils baseball roster and schedule


Two more players have left the LSU baseball program — but neither of them are going far.
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Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November


If you compare the 2015 schedule to what lies ahead in 2016, things are pretty much the same.  If we are assuming, then I would have to assume that LSU will be a perfect 7-0 (at worst 6-1) when the back end of the schedule begins. Read More

Steve: Saints coach Payton gives some fantasy football advice


Saints head coach Sean Payton is very loose right now, despite his team being 0-2 this preseason, and had a little fun and gave out a nugget of info at practice today. Read More

Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice


Today was much more balanced across the board in practice, with the Saints defense winning some reps and the offense getting some shots in down field. Read More

Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?


The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over!  So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance.  So let’s see how I do! Read More

Kristian: Are you more concerned about Saints O-Line or defense?


Did you watch or listen to the Saints vs Texans preseason game on Saturday night?  If you did you would walk away questioning the offense, not the defense. Read More

T-Bob: Who are LSU's most irreplaceable players?


The question of who LSU’s most irreplaceable player is seems to be obvious. But if you take Fournette out the picture, than the conversation becomes much more interesting. Read More
 
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