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Brain-Eater

Amoeba found in 4th Louisiana water system


A potentially deadly amoeba has been found in a private water system serving about 8,400 people, though authorities say the water is safe to drink. Read more...
Theft Device

Credit card data theft device found on Baton Rouge gas pump


The state agriculture department says it found a device able to steal credit card data during a routine inspection at a gas station in Baton Rouge.  It's reported that officials said Tuesday they located the credit card skimmer a day earlier at a local Shell station ...Read more
First Attack

Pro-Vitter PAC issues its first attack ad in governor's race


A super PAC supporting David Vitter's candidacy for governor has gone on the attack, with a new TV ad slamming the Republican U.S. senator's two GOP competitors.  The Fund for Louisiana's Future is blasting Vitter's GOP opponents ...Read more
Cyclist Killed

Bicyclist killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash


Louisiana State Police say a two vehicle crash in Tangipahoa Parish has claimed the life of a bicyclist.  Trooper Dustin Dwight says the unidentified cyclist was traveling on the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge late Monday night. Read more...
Pratt Appeal

Federal prosecutors' anonymous web posts at issue again in politician's appeal


A federal appeals court has heard the latest arguments on whether a new trial should be granted to a woman who served in Louisiana's state House and the New Orleans City Council before being convicted of corruption in 2011. Read more...
3 Picked Up

Police: 3 juveniles arrested for string of Uptown armed robberies


The New Orleans Police Department has announced they have arrested three suspects, all juveniles, in connection with a series of armed robberies Uptown.  Authorities believe that the juveniles are connected to nine armed robberies ...Read more
Polling Low

Jindal continues to poll low in Iowa


The latest Republican presidential polls in Iowa show Governor Bobby Jindal rounding up very little support. Read more...
Refrigeration

Louisiana closes applications for shrimp refrigeration cost-share


A flood of applications for grants to help pay for shrimp refrigeration equipment prompted Louisiana to close applications after less than 24 hours. Read more...
DoJ Weighs In

Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit


The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law. Read more...
Mike IV

Will Mike VI attend any Fighting Tiger football games?


LSU officials are hopeful they can get their live Bengal tiger mascot, Mike VI, to go into his mobile cage and visit Tiger Stadium for home games this season. Read more...
Hurricane Fred

Tropical Storm Fred moving away from Cape Verde Islands


Tropical Storm Fred is moving farther away from the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to weaken. Read more...
Megaport

Megaport on Mississippi River plans $25 million first phase


A long-proposed offshore megaport at the end of the Mississippi River could start to take shape next year. Supporters of the project are hailing it as the most significant economic development in Louisiana history. Read more...
New Phobia

Do you suffer from 'nomophobia?'


We just can't seem to be able to put our phones down and now there is even a name to those of us who just cannot part with our devices. Can't part with your phone and wouldn't dare put it down?  You're known as a nomophobe. Read more...
Era Over

Last Louisiana Blockbuster store shutting down


Remember walking around the video store trying to find a DVD to take home?  The old days of renting movies is over as the last Blockbuster store in Louisiana is shutting its doors. Owner Billy Mobley says they don't do enough business to justify... Read more
Blog Gate

Prosecutors' web posts at issue again in politician's appeal


A woman who served in Louisiana's state House and the New Orleans City Council before being convicted of corruption in 2011 is seeking a new trial at a federal appeals court. Renee Gill Pratt is serving a prison sentence of four years and two months.  Read more...
Too Much?

How much coffee is too much?


"OD'd on coffee." LSU football coach Les Miles says that's why he wasn't feeling well yesterday, and ending up missing his weekly luncheon with sports reporters because the LSU training staff insisted he have himself checked out at the hospital. Read more...
Barge Sinks

Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries


The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring Monday morning and sank near this town on the Mississippi River.  Petty Officer Jonathan Lally, a Coast Guard spokesman, says the river was briefly closed ...Read more
Center For Vets

Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson


State officials say an Arizona-based health-care company has picked Jefferson Parish as the location for a multi-regional call center for its work contacting veterans in need of care.  
The Jindal administration announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance ...Read more
Fos To Retire

UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016


University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.  Read more...

 
Suit Settled

Justice Dept., Louisiana company settle discrimination suit


The U.S. Justice Department says it's reached a settlement with a Louisiana construction company over allegations of employment discrimination against immigrants.  The agreement signed Monday ...Read more
State Response

Louisiana files response to Planned Parenthood lawsuit


Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told a federal judge that Louisiana can boot Planned Parenthood from Medicaid under both federal law and the terms of the organization's state contract.  Read more...

 
Busted

Authorities: Drug, prostitution, cost Houma bar its liquor license


The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has suspended the alcohol license for the Wet & Wild Saloon in Houma after drugs and prostitution were discovered there. Read more...
Hurricane Fred

Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic


Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane. Read more...
Lucky Find

Found $20 bill in San Francisco turns bartender into millionaire


A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. Read more...
Teens Arrested

Teens arrested for throwing water jugs at moving vehicles in Ascension Parish


The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says three people have been arrested after allegedly striking moving vehicles with full one-gallon water jugs. Read more...
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Roster Cuts

Kristian: Saints release WR Nick Toon amid other cuts


The Saints have released WR Nick Toon, according to a league source. Toon arrived to the Saints as a 2012 4th round draft pick and suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason.  Read More

Deke's Tiger Tidbits: LSU vs McNeese State preview


Thank God, it's finally game week!  The 2015 college football season is here and the 13/14 ranked LSU Tigers open their season Saturday night in Death Valley against in-state foe McNeese State. The Tigers and Cowboys have met only once before, back in 2010, when LSU handed the Cowboys a 32-10 loss in Death Valley. Read More

Steve: Saints trade WR Jalen Saunders to Patriots


With the emergence of Marcus Murphy, WR/return specialist Jalen Saunders became expendable.  Instead of just cutting ties with him , the Saints have managed to find a trade partner. Saunders has been shipped to New England for a conditional draft pick. Read More

Les Miles has named LSU Football's starting QB


A mid-afternoon trip to the hospital didn’t put a dent in Les Miles’ sense of humor, though it seems to have given him a greater appreciation for the literary classics of Mark Twain. Read More


 

Les Miles: "I OD'ed on coffee"


After not feeling well this morning and going to the hospital as a precaution, LSU head football coach Les Miles is back on campus and with the team. Read More

Steve: Les Miles misses "Lunch with Les" after being taken to hospital


Its game week for the LSU Tigers as they get set to open the college football season at home against McNeese state on Saturday.  Head coach Les Miles was scheduled to talk with the media at his weekly "Lunch With Les" avaliabilty, but things did not go as planned. Read More

Steve: My 53-man Saints roster prediction


By 3pm tomorrow, teams must trim their rosters down to 75. Then, after the final preseason contest, things get whittled down to the 53 that will be the guys on ball clubs to open the regular season.  With preseason game #3 now in the books, I feel like I have a pretty good idea where Saints players stand, and have listed what I would do if I were in charge. Read More

Kristian: Likes and dislikes from Saints vs Texans


I liked Willie Snead's performance with 4 catches and 56 yards.  Snead was clearly a featured player, as coaches were trying to get a proper evaluation on him.  I also, really liked the Saints return game spearheaded by running back Marcus Murphy.  He was electric this week, providing some exciting moments in the return game. Read More

LSU gameweek! Why no ranked opponent to open this year?


Game week has arrived for the LSU Tigers as they kickoff the season against McNeese State this Saturday. In years past, LSU has opened the season against big name opponents, but Senior Associate Athletics Director Verge Ausberry says with... Read more

Deke: Saints did not look good against Texans


It was about as ugly and boring a game at any time of the season (pre-season/regular) that anyone could ever wish not to see.  The Saints and Texans took to the field Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and aside from everyone bringing their own pillow with them it was was nap time in the Big Easy. Read More
 
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