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Rape Bill

Ban on billing rape victims for exams nears final passage

The Louisiana Senate unanimously agreed on Tuesday to ban hospitals from billing rape victims for their medical exams, edging close to final passage a bill that will significantly change the way authorities investigate sexual assaults and treat its victims. Read more...
More Storms

More rain, possibly severe weather, expected for the week

Another round of severe weather rolled through Louisiana earlier today and State Climatologist Barry Keim says more rain is coming.   He says rainfall is in the forecast for the next several days.  Read more...

Tiger Booked

LSU OL Jevonte Domond arrested for domestic abuse

Multiple sources are reporting that LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond has been arrested on felony charges of domestic abuse with strangulation.  According to records, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office booked the 22 year old Domond, on Monday afternoon. Read more...
Prices Down

Shrimpers fighting low prices at the dock

Shrimp season opened just over a week ago and local shrimpers are seeing prices at the dock take a nose dive.  One shrimper says he's getting 55-cents per pound for his catch, compared to $2 a year ago.  Read more...

Gender Based

Louisiana bill to ban abortions based on gender is stalled

Louisiana appears unlikely to add a new legal restriction banning gender-based ``sex-selection'' abortions.   The House-backed proposal stalled Tuesday in a Senate judiciary committee, on a 2-2 vote. The tie vote keeps the bill stuck in committee. Read more...
New Job

Mary Landrieu, aide joining Washington lobbying firm

Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.  Van Ness Feldman says in a news release Tuesday that Landrieu will be a senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues with an emphasis on energy, ...Read more

Tornado touches down in Kenner

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Kenner around 2:00am.
"One building was absolutely decimated, with the roof blown across the street," Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni told WWL TV.  "A lot of snapped (power) lines."  Read more...
Aging Parents

Taking care of aging parents personally and financially

It's an obligation more Americans are feeling, looking after their older parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey. 3 out of 4 survey participants say there is a duty to provide financial help if needed.  Read more...

Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away... Read more
Jobs for Grads?

Jobs for grads?

New graduates are hitting the workforce and Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink says the job market in Louisiana looks as good as it's looked in 20 years. 
He says while the market, as a whole, is strong, some college degrees are...  Read more
Jindal 4 Pres?

Will Jindal make the cut for first GOP Presidential Debate?

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal could be kept out of the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign. Fox News will host the debate on August 6th and the network requires contenders to be in the top 10... Read more
4 Shot

2 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left 2 men dead and 2 others injured.
The shooting happened early Tuesday morning in New Orleans East. Police say the bodies of two men were found in a parking lot at 6725 Tara Lane.  Read more...
Power Out

Overnight storms knock out power, damage some structures

A line of strong storms blew through overnight leaving some damage in its wake. More than 12,000 customers lost power in New Orleans, about 6,000 in St. Tammany and smaller numbers in other parishes.  Read more...
Drug Charges

Pair charged with stealing drugs from nursing home to sell

Slidell police say a former director of nursing at a nursing home and a former teacher were stealing prescription medicines to sell.  Police said Monday they had arrested 36-year-old Patrick Lampard, who had been director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home ...Read more
Slain Cop Id'd

HANO police officer identified

The Orleans Parish coroner has identified the Housing Authority of New Orleans police officer who was shot and killed Sunday in his cruiser.  The coroner confirmed 45 year old James Bennett Jr., died from gunshot wounds sustained in the shooting Sunday ...Read more
Teen Found

Body of missing 16-year-old swimmer found in Grand Isle

The body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered in Grand Isle after he went missing Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.  Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois says the body was recovered about 2:30 p.m., ...Read more
Teen Found

Body of teen recovered in Grand Isle water

The body of a 16 year old boy who went missing while swimming in Grand Isle Sunday has been recovered according to Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois.  The Coast Guard said the teenager was reported missing yesterday afternoon just after 2 p.m.  Read more...
Body In River

Body found floating in the Tchefuncte River

The body of a middle-aged man was found floating between a boat and the dock in front of City Hall in Madisonville.  Firefighters said the body may have been there overnight.  Rescue workers recovered the body ...Read more
Drug Charges

A nurse and a former teacher arrested on drug charges

A former teacher and a nursing director for a Slidell nursing home are behind bars after being part of an elaborate scheme to steal prescription medications in order to sell the drugs for a trip to Las Vegas.  Read more...
Cops Shoot

Deputies shot at suspects on Canal Street

Cops say a Orleans Parish Sheriff's Deputies shot at suspects in a car this morning.  It happened at Canal Street and Basin Street. "OPSO deputies discharged a weapon during a traffic stop when the driver fled the scene striking one of the deputies... Read more
Storm Prep

State officials urge the public to prepare for Hurricane Season

State officials want you to take time this week preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.
Governor Bobby Jindal has declared it, Hurricane Preparedness Week, and Chris Guilbeaux, a deputy director at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... Read more
Tourism Hit?

New Orleans tourism officials play down governor's executive order

As the summer travel season begins, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has responded to Governor Jindal's executive order on "religious freedom." That bill was defeated by a vote of 10 to 2 in a House committee, but the governor took matters into his own hands.  Read more...
Double Murder

Double murder in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are investigating a double murder in New Orleans East.  Cops say two people were killed in the 4800 block of Bright drive. "At about 5:45 am police responed to a call of shots fired...  Read more

A link between depression and Parkinson's

Could there be a link tying depression to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease? A recent study found that the rate of Parkinson's disease among people with depression was almost 3 times that of people without it.  Read more...
Pricey Beef

Beef prices high for the Memorial Day cookout

Many will be firing up the grill this Memorial Day and LSU AgCenter Economist Ross Pruitt says you can expect to continue to pay high prices for beef. According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price for a pound of ground beef in March was $4.20... Read more
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LSU Hosts

LSU is #2 seed, hosts Regional in baseball tourney

LSU will host a regional tournament in the competition to get to the College World Series.  The Tigers are overall number two seed.  Read more...

Keenan Lewis: "This is one of the best Saints groups"

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis has become one of the Saints top players since arriving prior to the 2013 season.  He now enters his seventh season in the National Football League and Lewis is excited about what he sees. Read More

LSU OL Jevonte Domond arrested for domestic abuse

Multiple sources are reporting that LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond has been arrested on felony charges of domestic abuse with strangulation.  According to records, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office booked the 22 year old Domond, on Monday afternoon. Read more...

LSU, UL Lafayette and Tulane in the NCAA Baseball Tournament

For a fourth straight season, LSU is a national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, which will get underway when the Tigers host Lehigh University on Friday. The Tigers received the number two national seed, despite being ranked number one by most of the polls... Read more

Mainieri: "It's a whole new season now"

Although his Tigers did not reach their goal of winning the SEC Tournament their third straight year, Coach Paul Mainieri likes where his LSU Tigers are entering the post season.  “I like the way our team competed.  I’m disappointed that we lost.  But I like the way we played.” Read More

Kristian: Can LSU make the run to Omaha?

LSU fans might be salty about UCLA securing the No. 1 seed overall, but keep in mind a No. 1 seed hasn’t won the national championship since 1999. Read More

LSU Softball advances to Women's College World Series

For the fourth time in school history and the first since 2012, the LSU softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series on Sunday, The Tigers completed a sweep of Arizona in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional... Read more

New Orleans may bid on College Football Playoffs

Possible Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020 are not the only future games New Orleans has its eyes on. "We do have a bid for the College Football Playoff championship game that we're still evaluating right now." says Jay Cicero, of the GNO Sports Foundation.  Read more...

Tigers run in the SEC Tournament ends in semifinals

LSU's 12-game winning streak at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and 9-game winning streak in the SEC Tournament came to an end on Saturday as Florida rallied to beat LSU 2-1. The Fighting Tigers had nine hits, but they left eight runners on base.  Read more...

Ex-coach Van Gundy reported to be a candidate for Pelicans job

ESPN.com's Marc Stein says that sources have told him that current NBA announcer and former head coach Jeff Van Gundy is interested in the Pelicans head coaching job. Van Gundy is best known as an analyst for NBA games on network TV.  Read more...
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