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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...

First Louisiana West Nile death of 2014

Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old.  Read more...

Police Superintendent says he won't accept retirement hike

Louisiana's state police superintendent says he won't take a hefty retirement boost tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session.  Read more...

Louisiana Attorney General joins appeal of same-sex marriage case

Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Read more...

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...

LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.  Read more...  

Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013

Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013.  Read more...

New Orleans Daiquiri Festival cools the weekend

The 4th Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival is a two-day, weekend-long event this year. The festival of the frozen libation will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days at Marigny & Decatur in the French Quarter.  Read more...
Pit Bull Attack

Pit bulls attack woman and pet, neighbor shoots dogs

A Slidell-area woman and her dog are recovering from a pit bull attack. The attacking dogs are both dead, one of them shot and killed by a neighbor, the other put to sleep. Read more...
Self Defense?

Was Jefferson killing self-defense?

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are continuing to investigate an early morning shooting in Metairie that took the life of a 54 year old man. It happened about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment on Central Avenue. Could it be self-defense? Read more...
Oil & Gas Jobs

The push is on to produce more oil workers in the Gulf

A commitment is in place to produce more workers for the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas industry. Higher education leaders, state officials and representatives from the oil industry have formed a long-term public-private partnership to come up with solutions to meet with workforce needs.  Read more...

Hearing for Bourbon Street shooting suspect won't be moved up

A magistrate judge refused Friday to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting.  Read more...

Saints safety Jairus Byrd on PUP

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton today announced Jairus Byrd, the team's major free-agent acquisition this offseason, has been placed on the "physically unable to perform" list.

Payton said Byrd is ahead of schedule in his recovery from back surgery during the offseason. The coach said he expects Byrd to get enough practice in to be ready to go when the season
Neighbor Killed

Cops: Man shoots neighbor in the groin, kills him

Cops say a man shot and killed his neighbor this morning after the neighbor repeatedly kicked the shooter's front door in Jefferson Parish. "A witness told investigators the suspect and victim, who live next door to each other, have been at odds for quite some time... Read more
AM or PM?

Different personality traits for early birds and night owls

What kind of person are you, an early bird or a night owl?  A study done at the University of Barcelona, Spain, found the differences. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo the 'Mardi Gras of Grand Isle'

The annual Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo is underway. Thousands of people are expected descend on coastal town to enjoy the festivities. Read more...
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Payton Speaks

Payton on Day 4: "Good tempo, crisp practice"

We’re in the tunnel, and there’s no light (at the end) right now. I’m serious when I say that. We’re into our second padded practice, but there is a point probably – and it depends on the weather and it depends – but it’s all relative, right? Read More

Deke: Bobby & Hokie note offense's fast start, but D closes hard

Even if you know absoultely nothing about football, by listening to Coach Ryan and Coach Vitt you would conclude that the Saints defense did not get off to a good start this morning. I can't write out 95% of what was coming out Rob Ryan. Read More

Steve: No Meachem, no Stills, and now, no Grubbs for Saints

First it was Kenny Stills with a injured quad, then Robert Meachem was absent yesterday due to his back, and now offensive lineman Ben Grubbs was just in shorts today; not taking part in any on the field work. Read More

Kristian: Saints get physical, offense has the edge

The Saints offensive line set the tone early in practice with a physical "inside running game” drill. Defensive coaches Joe Vitt and Rob Ryan expressed their displeasure through a number of choice words that not suitable for print or the air. Read More

Deke: After 2013 turnaround, Saints D looking for more

He’s been a part of winning a Super Bowl team before when he was coach linebacker with the New England Patriots, and now after his complete overhaul of the NFL’s worst defense ever in 2012, Rob Ryan is looking for more. Read More

Deke: Great Saints player nicknames explained

In sports, nicknames are as common as balls and whistles! Nicknames in sports give us a close feel or connection, something we sometimes become accustomed to - they are a part of the game.  Since I’ve been covering the Saints, several nicknames have stood out to me the last few years. Read More

T-Bob: All hail the King! (Peter King, that is)

The Saints' first fully padded practice held a surprise that I could not have anticipated. No, I speak not of the thunderstorms that would make for one of the most interesting post practice press conferences I have ever been at, but rather, the appearance of one of my favorite voices in sports. Read More

Deke: Bobby & Hokie think Saints O is off to great start

Anyone who knows football has heard a coach or a player yell "we are live and in color."  That means that the players are in full pads, and real contact is about to happen. Read More

Payton on Day 3: "We are getting closer to football"

"It was up and down a little bit offensively and defensively and typically on the first day we were high. It is pretty common on the first day, you are finally having a chance to play a little bit more, a full speed football game and I thought the pad level was high." Read More

Steve: Meachem sits out first day of pads at Saints camp

Make it two wide receivers on the stationary bike, as Robert Meachem joined Kenny Stills today. Stills is nursing a quad injury and Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed today that Meachem has a sore back. Read More
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