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Mother Praised

Louisiana officials praise mother arrested for whipping sons


A Baton Rouge mother arrested for whipping her three boys after she found out they had burglarized a neighbor's house has found herself in the national spotlight and is being held up as a model parent by high-ranking state officials.  Read more...
Theft Charge

Ex-Terrebonne detective charged with taking federal cash


A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's detective faces a federal criminal charge that she stole federal money. A one-count criminal charge against 38-year-old Dawn C. Foret of Houma was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans.  Read more...
Statues Sprayed

Crews work to clean vandalized city monuments


New Orleans city crews had to work this week to remove graffiti found on several Confederate monuments around the city. At least five monuments were found to have been spray-painted with phrases like 'Take 'Em Down' and 'Take Down White Power.'  Read more...
Medical Pot

LSU and Southern approve plans for medical marijuana


LSU and Southern University both want to begin growing marijuana for medical use. The boards of both schools approved plans Friday to pursue licensing, making them the sole growers and researchers for the state.  Read more...  
 
Officer Resigns

Former Slidell Police detective resigns amid investigation


A former Slidell Police detective is under investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office for possible wrongdoing. According to a release from the Slidell Police Department, Detective Mario Arthur III was found to be mishandling evidence.  Read more...
Child Porn Bust

Houma man arrested for downloading child porn


A Houma man has been jailed after deputies say he admitted to downloading multiple videos containing child pornography. 31-year-old Jacob Dane Chauvin was arrested after Terrebonne Parish deputies searched his home in the 6800 block of West Park Avenue.  Read more...
Friday Murders

NOPD investigating two Friday murders in Algiers


New Orleans' police are investigating two separate homicides that took place hours apart Friday in Algiers. Shortly before 10 p.m., the NOPD responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting near Vespasian Street and Lauradale Drive.  Read more...
Tax Breaks

Property tax break program getting overhauled by governor


Gov. John Bel Edwards is changing the rules for a lucrative property tax break program for manufacturing facilities, to tie the tax breaks to job creation and retention.  Read more...
US Rig Count

Louisiana leads week's rig loss


The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid depressed energy prices.  Read more...
College Tuition

No tuition hikes planned for Louisiana community, technical colleges


Louisiana's community and technical colleges won't be raising tuition rates on students this fall, after lawmakers largely shielded the schools from budget cuts. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors announced the decision Friday.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 18 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims fell to 2,822 from the previous week's total.  Read more...
School Board

Committee approves researching Lafourche school board reduction


A revived effort to shrink the size of the Lafourche Parish School Board from 15 members to nine has passed its first hurdle. The Lafourche Parish Finance Committee has sent a proposal to the full board to determine whether the board can legally reduce the number of its members.  Read more...
Big Prize

Jackpot nearing $400 million


Nobody got all of the numbers right in the Megamillions drawing Friday night, so the jackpot grows to an estimated $390 million. The numbers drawn were  11, 14, 54, 57, 63 and Megaball 11.  It’s the biggest prize offered in the game since... Read more
Captain Charged

Former Terrebonne Capt. Dawn Foret charged with theft


A former captain in the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is facing a federal theft charge. Federal court records show 38-year-old Dawn Foret was charged Friday in a bill of information that alleges she stole at least $1,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Read more...
Murder Details

JP Sheriff gives chilling account of deputy's murder


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a press conference Friday that, as Detective David Michel lay on the ground, trying to crawl away after being shot Wednesday, a witness saw the suspected gunman grab him fire two more shots into his back.  Read more...
Riverboat

Luxury riverboat to cruise from Gretna


City leaders in Gretna are excited about the announcement of a new luxury riverboat coming to town. 'The Louisiane' used to be the Columbia Queen in Oregon.  It's going to be docked at the Gretna ferry terminal and will create a nearly a hundred new jobs.  Read more...
Medical Pot

LSU Board of Supervisors okays the growing of medical marijuana


The LSU Board of Supervisors gives the school’s ag center the green light to begin the process of growing medical marijuana that would be dispensed to eligible Louisiana patients. LSU Ag Center Chancellor Doctor Bill Richardson says they plan to grow medical weed ...Read more
Deliberating

US jury deciding racketeering case against convicted killer


Jurors are deliberating federal charges against a New Orleans crime figure already serving a life sentence on a state murder charge.  Telly Hankton and three other defendants awaited a verdict Friday in the federal racketeering trial that opened June 6.  Read more...
Child Abuse?

Agencies at odds over mom who whipped her kids over alleged burglary


State and local agencies are apparently not in agreement on what to do in the case of a mother who harshly disciplined her sons... who she says committed a crime.  The punishment for the 10, 12 and 13 year old boys is generating emotional debate. Read more...
TOPS-LSU

LSU President doesn't like the idea of front loading TOPS


Lawmakers failed to raise enough revenue in the special session to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program. However, in the final minutes, an amendment was added that means TOPS students would get all of their tuition paid in the fall semester, ...Read more
Boil Water

Covington issues 'precautionary boil water advisory'


Residents of Covington are being advised that it is possible a portion of the water system could have become contaminated. The city has issued a boil water advisory as a precaution after officials say a section of new water line was not fully tested before a faulty valve allowed... Read more
Guilty Of Rape

Jury finds Slidell man guilty of raping carnival worker


A St. Tammany Parish jury found 56 year-end Alvin Davis, of Slidell, guilty Thursday of raping a 21-year-end woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014.  Davis, a candidate for sentencing under the state’s habitual offender law, ...Read more
Larkin Resigns

Grambling State President Willie Larkin resigns


Grambling State University President Willie Larkin has resigned at the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors meeting on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston.  Thursday's announcement came following an executive session ...Read more
Federal Charge

Man charged in school board scandal


A New Orleans man faces a federal criminal charge in connection with a scandal that resulted in a school board member's resignation and guilty plea.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a Thursday news release that 68-year-old Lester Mornay ...Read more
Medical Pot

LSU Board of Supervisors to vote on growing medical marijuana


The LSU Board of Supervisors will vote today on whether or not their AgCenter will grow medical marijuana that would be sold to patients who receive a prescription for the drug. Spokesperson for the LSU AgCenter Frankie Gould ...Read more
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NBA Champs!

Cleveland upsets G.S. 93-89 to win NBA Championship


The Cleveland Cavaliers upset the Golden State Warriors 93 to 89 in game 7 to win the NBA Championship.  Read more...

 

Flooding closes historic Greenbrier resort where Saints hold camp


A historic West Virginia resort located in one of the hardest-hit areas of flooding remains closed to guests until further notice. The 710-room Greenbrier resort sustained damage from the flooding and was using backup generators, according to a post on its Facebook page.  Read more...

Saints tweak roster, sign DT CJ Wilson


The Saints announced today they've placed CB Kyle Wilson on reserve/Injured list and have signed DT C.J. Wilson. Read More

Kristian: Which Saints player is in a make-or-break season?


This question is easy to answer. If Player X doesn't perform, he's likely out of New Orleans following the season.  Player X would be Safety Jairus Bryd. Read More

Simmons goes #1, Pelicans pick Hield


As expected former LSU star Ben Simmons was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. He's the second player from LSU to be taken with the top pick. Read more...

Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft


 The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Read More 

 

Voting starts today on Zephyrs final choices for new name


By this time next year, the Zephyrs baseball team will have a new name.  It could be Crawfish or Baby Cakes.  The franchise is rebranding the minor league baseball team in order to be "more New Orleans."  The ballclub's current nickname actually comes from... Read more

Simmons hopes to be NBA draft top pick


Ben Simmons has the sneaker deal and the TV show, so off the court he already has the look of a star.  The only questions seem to be about what he can do on the floor.  Assuming the Philadelphia 76ers are satisfied, ...Read more

McIlroy out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns


Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in the golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. In a statement released by his management company on Wednesday, the four-time major winner says ``I've come to realize that... Read more

Steve: LSU's Ben Simmons to go 1st in NBA Draft; but is he ready?


Not a big surprise here, but former LSU power forward Ben Simmons will be selected 1st overall by the Philadlephia 76ers. Read More
 
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