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Common Core

Special BESE meeting sought on Common Core


A member of Louisiana's top school board says she and three other panel members want a special meeting to discuss upcoming Common Core tests, including students who skip the exams.  Read more...
 
Child Actors

New Orleans film company seeking child actors for new film


Film crews are once again scouring the bayous of rural southeast Louisiana in search of talented unknown children to fill lead and supporting roles in an upcoming movie.  Read more...
 
Stabbing Trial

Trial date set for Walker man accused of stabbing pregnant wife


Authorities say a Walker man accused of carving a fetus out of his pregnant wife's body will stand trial in Livingston Parish on Sept. 21.  Read more...
 
 
Murder Arrest

Suspect in Algiers shotgun slaying captured in St. Martin Parish


A 62-year-old man wanted for shooting a woman to death in Algiers is in custody in St. Martin Parish. Louisiana State Police arrested Abbie Head early this morning. Read more...
Drug Ban

Three more synthetic marijuana compounds banned


After more Louisianians have been hospitalized and even died as a result of synthetic marijuana, Governor Bobby Jindal has announced the ban of multiple new synthetic marijuana compounds.
The new banned compounds are called "PX 1", PX 2", and "MDMB-CHMICA".  Read more...
Big Jackpot

$298 million Powerball


The Louisiana Lottery says we've now hit the biggest Powerball jackpot of 2015 with tomorrow's drawing worth a whopping $298 million dollars. Spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says the current jackpot has been running since the end of November.  Read more...
Super Flu

Tulane study: Cities with teams in Super Bowl see more flu deaths


A Tulane University study discovers that cities who have teams in the Super Bowl see a spike in flu deaths. Researcher Charles Stoecker, says based on county-level statistics, there was an 18-percent increase in flu deaths... Read more
Bad Teachers?

Louisiana ranks 3rd for inappropriate teacher-student relationships


A new study ranks Louisiana third nationally for the rate of inappropriate teacher-student relationships. Read more...

Child obesity reduction plan


LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has launched a new initiative aimed at helping reduce obesity in children. The center on Thursday launched its new Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit... Read more
New Attractions

Major changes coming to Woldenberg Park and the zoo


Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO, Ron Forman, says there'll be plenty of new attractions to see in New Orleans in the coming months. "The great thing for 2015 is that almost every month, something new will be opening at the zoo."  Read more...
Three Guilty

Defendants guilty in Central City murder of 5-year-old girl


All three suspects in the Central City killing a 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman in a 2012 drive-by shooting were found guilty Thursday.  Read more...
 
Urged To Rule

Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage


Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case urged Louisiana's Supreme Court on Thursday to rule soon on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by late June.  Read more...

 
Cop Recall

NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime


In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. At a news conference Thursday, police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the initiative.  Read more...
 
Beads!

A happy day for Carnival


Tons of  beads and carnival throws hung up in a West Coast labor dispute are finally coming on down! Read more...
Skimmers

Whitney Bank ATM skimmers hit St. Tammany


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is urging anyone that used ATMs at banks in Covington or Slidell last week to check their accounts. Read more...
Abortion Rules

Louisiana regulations become latest flashpoint over abortion


Abortion rights supporters say a rewrite of Louisiana's abortion clinic regulations is aimed at forcing clinics to close, as leaders in conservative Southern states continue to add new limitations to the procedure.  Read more...
 
Budget Delay

Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed until Feb. 20


Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit.  Read more...
 
Goat Beheaded

Goat beheaded in Brechtel Park


Someone beheaded a baby goat in Brechtel Park in Algiers. The goat was part of a herd placed in Brechtel Park to keep vegetation from growing out of control.  Read more...
 
Limited Space

Hotels mostly booked for Mardi Gras _ tent sites, too


If you want to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras and don't have hotel reservations, you may need a tent. But you might not even be able to find tent space for the 10th Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city.  Read more...

 
$40M Donation

$40M donation pledged to LSU for athletics and engineering


A graduate of LSU has pledged a $40 million gift to be split among LSU engineering and athletics, among the largest donations in the university's history.  Read more...
 
Floodwall Bids

Bid process to start on Larose floodwall


The Larose floodwall project is moving closer to the start of construction. A project engineer with Angelette-Picciola design firm, says her company is finalizing the design package now and should start the bid process within the next two weeks.  Read more...
 
Benson Case

Benson legal drama likely to take a year or more


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says he feels fine. He made remarks during last night's Pelicans game, to the entire arena. The legal process of determining whether he's fine, however, could take months to a year. Read more...
Troopers in NO

Troopers to help NOPD with more events


Louisiana State Police Commander Mike Edmonson has announced that 150 additional troopers will be deployed to New Orleans for this year's Mardi Gras season. Edmonson says the entire contingent of troopers will be working in the city through Fat Tuesday, and some will come back... Read more
Benson Speaks

Tom Benson speaks briefly in response to lawsuit


The owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans spoke publicly for the first time since news broke of the family feud over the future of his fortune.  Tom Benson was seen for a brief interview on the big screen in the Smoothie King Center at last night's Pelicans game.  Read more...
ID Theft

Woman wanted since 2013 for identity theft arrested


Kenner police have arrested a Metairie woman on charges of stealing identity information from more than 15 residents at a retirement home and using it to open credit card and bank accounts.  Read more...
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Super Coaches

Belichick, Carroll coach Super Bowl from different angles


Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, "He has that Benjamin Button effect on everyone."  Read more...

Super Bowl preview


It's been a decade since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick guided the New England Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl victories. Now, the NFL's winningest quarterback-coach tandem tries to prevent the Seattle Seahawks from becoming the next team to accomplish that feat. Read more...

Benson legal drama likely to take a year or more


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says he feels fine. He made remarks during last night's Pelicans game, to the entire arena. The legal process of determining whether he's fine, however, could take months to a year. Read more...

Belichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day


Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing... Read more

Split high school playoffs are up for discussion


The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention begins today and the main agenda item is the current split of the football playoffs. There is a proposal to expand the postseason split of public and private schools to other sports.  Read more...

Bensons' attorneys fire back regarding lawsuit from family members


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson on Tuesday responded, through his attorneys, to the attempt by his daughter and grandchildren to get him declared mentally incapacitated. Read more...


 

Davis' dunks aplenty lead Pels past 76ers, 99-74


Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Read More

Steve: Patriots locker room attendant under investigation


Can’t get enough of Deflategate? Well, Fox Sports is reporting that the NFL is focusing on a New England Patriots employee in connection with the underinflated football controversy. Read More

Super Bowl bad guys don't take long to circle the wagons


Those bad guys from New England finally made it out West, and it didn't take long for them to begin circling the wagons. An angry Robert Kraft led the way on a rainy Monday night in the desert, reading from a defiant speech crafted at 35,000 feet on the way out. Read more...

Steve: Jimmy Graham wants to dunk again


Two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, two dunks over the goal post. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham looked overjoyed celebrating with his old post TD routine. Read More
 
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