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Legislator says Louisiana abortion law not in jeopardy

The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.  Read more...

Council committee approves vote on Uber Black

The transportation committee of the New Orleans City Council today okayed a proposal to allow the ride-sharing app known as Uber operate in the Crescent City. It sets up a vote by the full council to clear the way for approval of the controversial car service. Read more...
Killer Cop

Cop convicted of killing man despite the victim still missing

Police never found the body, but today a judge convicted a cop of killing a missing man. Mark Hebert admitted that when he was a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy he stole the wallet from a driver involved in a 2007 crash and then stole his identity... Read more

BESE joins lawsuit challenging Jindal on Common Core

Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.  Read more...

One arrest in Metairie carjacking

Jefferson Parish authorities say they have arrested one of the suspects in a Metairie carjacking.
"Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrests of Antonio Marcelin, B/M, 19, of 3522 Vespasian Boulevard in New Orleans... Read more

Another man reports carjacking after meeting woman on social media

New Orleans Police are investigating after a man reported he was carjacked after trying to meet a woman he had contacted on the Internet. The call came in just before 10:00pm last night.  Read more...
Byrd Returns

Byrd off PUP, back with the Saints

Saints safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice with the Saints today. The free agent acquisition had been placed on the physically unable to perform list after offseason back surgery.  Read more...
Garbage Trucks

A new way to take out the trash

New garbage trucks will be roaming the streets of Jefferson parish starting today.These new vehicles eliminate the need have crews of trash collectors running around the street and lifting garbage cans. Read more...
Free Lunch

Free lunch for kids in BR

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

2 dead, 1 hurt in triple shooting

The NOPD says two people are dead and a third was wounded in a triple shooting in the Desire neighborhood. "New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of two unidentified males and the injuring of an 18-year-old male... Read more
Hot Sauce

Hot sauce sales are hot, and Louisiana benefits

As the spicy food trend spreads across the country, the hot sauce market is growing by leaps and bounds. Since 2000, the US hot sauce market has grown by 150 percent... Read more
Dog State

Louisiana ranked as #5 for dog friendliest

According to a new report, Louisianians are dog people. The study, conducted by market research firm Euromonitor puts Louisiana in the top 5 states in the nation who favor dogs over cats.  Louisiana SPCA CEO Ana Zorilla says the state is tailor made for dogs.  Read more...
Freeze Pain

LSU School of Medicine freezing away knee pain

An innovative treatment, using the natural power of cold to stop nerves from signaling knee pain is now available to patients in the New Orleans area. Dr. Vinod Dasa, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans is one of the first... Read more

Two LSU freshman football players face misdemeanors

Two LSU freshmen football players face charges, one for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside Middleton Library and the other for allegedly tossing firecrackers into a campus apartment.  Read more...

Re-sentencing delay in Henry Glover case

The re-sentencing date has been postponed for the New Orleans police officer convicted of burning Henry Glover's body after he was fatally shot by another officer.  Read more...
Cop Arrested

Cop arrested, suspended after allegedly trying to run man down

The NOPD has arrested and suspended an officer after she allegedly attacked a man. "Officer Stephanie Caldwell has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested... Read more
Died Saving Dog

Police: Man drowns saving dog

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy has drowned trying to rescue his Yorkshire terrier. Sheriff's spokeswoman Alison Hudson says a neighbor came to see why the dog was barking Sunday morning... Read more

Carjackers take woman's car, leave SUV

A phony plea for help, armed men, and carjackers who leave a vehicle behind: The investigation continues into a weekend crime in Metairie. Read more...
Too Late

Cops: Woman stabs boyfriend for coming home late

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's office says a Houma woman is under arrest for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after he came home too late. "Deputies responded to a complaint at 108 Helena Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance... Read more
Concert Demand

New Orleans: ''A hot concert city''

New Orleans has suddenly become a concert hot spot.  The success of recent shows like Elton John, Jay Z with Beyonce and Bruno Mars have shown the industry that there is a lot of money to be made in the Crescent City. "We are a hot concert city right now... Read more
CBD Culture

Renovated Orpheum Theater to join the CBD culture club

New owners of the Orpheum Theater have applied for a construction permit to begin renovations of the historic building for use as a symphony hall. "This is another feather in the cap of the Canal Street Theater District, and we're particularly happy... Read more

Mother and daughter carjacked in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports a mother and her 14-year-old daughter were carjacked Saturday night on Bonnabel Boulevard in Metairie.  Read more...

Rate hikes coming for thousands who purchased ACA insurance

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says 60-percent of the Louisiana residents who purchased insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act face a double-digit rate hike next year.  Read more...

Weekly Louisiana unemployment insurance claims decrease

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...

Campbell calls for outage notification system

Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says at next month's commission meeting he will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur.  Read more...
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Rookie Profile

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Khairi Fortt

When talking about the Saints 2014 draft class, it seems to me as if Fortt’s name is often absent from the conversation. Folks are obviously excited about 1st-round pick Brandin Cooks and 2nd-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Read More

Deke: Love him or hate him, Les Miles' greatness is undeniable

As much as he gets bashed for saying all the wrong things that seemingly make everyone scratch their heads, Les Miles has said and done far more things right than he has wrong. Read More

Rob Ryan: Byrd is great but "It has to be all of us"

Can you talk about getting Jairus Byrd on the field today? “It’s great to get him out there.  He has been great in the meetings.  He is a great leader.  I think getting him out there with his teammates is always good.  We are taking our time doing the right thing." Read More

Payton on Day 5: "We will be smart about Byrd"

Opening Statement: “Both Jairus Byrd and Tavon Rooks came onto the roster today, both passing their physicals.  We will just be smart about the reps like we would any player coming back.” Read More

Tommy: Do we want LSU to have cupcakes or challenges?

LSU has lots of unsold home game tickets.  Is it all about the experience at Tiger Stadium as the sun finds its home in the western sky on a Saturday night, or is it more important who the opposition is?  Read More

Brees: Jairus Byrd is "awesome, so instinctive"

How big was your smile on the middle screen to Brandin Cooks? “That was awesome. I knew we had a big play the minute they were bringing pressure from that side and we were able to get it to him. But man, watching his explosive ability to just navigate those blocks and hit a seam – if he hits the seam, he’s gone." Read More

Deke: Hokie says "that was the best Saints practice I've ever seen"

Saints practice moved quickly today, as the team had a longer than usual walk-through prior to stretching. "I thought today was the best practice I've seen under Sean Payton!" said Hokie Gajan. "It was fast paced, the practice was crisp, and I'd say it was 50-50 between the Saints offense and defense." Read More

Steve: The Byrdman is back!

The big news from Saints camp today was the return of safety Jairus Byrd from the physically unable to perform list. It was the first time anyone has seen him run drills with the team, as he missed all of organized team activities and minicamp after having back surgery. Read More

Kristian: Byrd back, Cooks shines at Saints camp

Saints safety Jairus Byrd is officially off the PUP list! Byrd was in full pads today at practice and participated in individual drills, but did not participate in the team drills. The Saints are easing him into the practice participation. Read More

Settlement reached in concussion lawsuit

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. The Associated Press has learned that the organization will create a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma... Read more
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