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DHH: 1 new death among 11 new West Nile infections


State health officials report 11 new cases of West Nile virus, including one new death in Louisiana that brings the total number so far to five.  The Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday the new infections increase this year's total to 103.  Read more...
 

New indictment against ex-BP exec


A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 

19-year-old shot Friday night near Joe Yenni Stadium


A 19-year-old male was shot in the arm near East Jefferson High School Friday night, where a high school football game between East Jefferson and Bonnabel high schools was being played.  Read more...
 

Louisiana jobless rate rises even as more have jobs


Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped again in August, as job seekers flood into the labor force faster than they can find jobs.  Read more...
 

OMV leader says work ongoing to cut wait times


The Office of Motor Vehicles says it's working to shrink wait times for people renewing their driver's licenses and registering their vehicles.  Read more...
 
EJ Shooting

Shooting near East Jefferson High School campus


One person was shot near the East Jefferson High School campus as a football game was wrapping up Friday night. An email from the sheriff's office says, "male victim, non life threatening injuries."  Read more...

Suspected Bourbon Street shooter gets reduced bond


Bond has been substantially reduced for Trung Le, the man suspected of firing shots on Bourbon Street that left one person dead and several others injured in late June.  Read more...
 

NOPD may get new vehicles, updated technology


The New Orleans Police Department could be getting $4 million back from the city just a month after the money was taken to help the city pay the judgment in the firefighters' pension case.  Read more...
 

Maness slams passage of government funding bill


Republican candidate and tea party favorite Rob Maness criticizes his opponents in the U.S. Senate race for voting for legislation that continues funding the federal government and supports President Barack Obama's strategy against Islamic state militants.  Read more...
 
Obesity Rate

Louisiana no longer number one for obesity


According to the latest fat report, Louisiana is making significant progress. It is no longer number when it comes to obesity. The annual survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has Louisiana now at number six in the nation. Read more...
Favorite Sport?

Pro football is a fan favorite


The favorite sport of Americans remains Professional football, and is followed by Major League Baseball, College football third in a recent poll. Nationwide, over one-third (35%) of adults who follow at least one sport say professional football is their favorite sport... Read more
WHO DAT?!

Who Dat Nation looking forward to first home game of 2014


Your New Orleans Saints finally return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Sunday, after opening the season with two straight road losses. The Who Dat Nation this morning is looking forward to the Saints getting halfway out of the hole. Read more...
No Vacation?

America a 'No-Vacation Nation': wired, tired and not taking time off


Surveys find that 40 percent of American workers leave vacation days unused - three to seven days on average. Why do we do it? Tulane Business Professor, Mark Rosa, says part of the reason is fear. "People don't want to take off. They're worried about their jobs... Read more
Killed Mom?

Daughter, boyfriend accused in JP bludgeoning death


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 34-year-old woman from Terrytown, Louisiana, and her 26-year-old boyfriend have been arrested in Virginia and are accused of killing the woman's mother in Louisiana.  Read more...
Big Swing?

Analyst skeptical of poll showing Landrieu losing support


A new poll conducted by Fox News shows Republican US-Senate candidate Bill Cassidy with a substantial lead over the incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in a head-to-head match-up. The survey shows Cassidy with 51% of the vote and Landrieu with 38%... Read more
4 Years Ago

Fourth anniversary of capping the BP well


Four years ago today workers were able to cap the BP well that created the largest environmental disaster in the history of North America. Executive Director for The Coastal Protection Restoration Authority, Kyle Graham, says, four years later, most of the oil has been removed... Read more

Federal agency can look at rig owner's role in BP oil spill


A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.  Read more...
 
Beating

Suspect, person of interest, sought in French Quarter beating


New Orleans Police want to know the identities of a couple of men involved in a French Quarter aggravated battery. It was caught on tape Tuesday night. Read more...
Belly Fat

Belly fat is on the rise


A government study says Americans bellies are expanding for both men and women. Read more...
Threats

The FBI arrests man threatening to extort local student


When 50-year-old John Michael Fowler arrived at Armstrong International Airport, he probably didn't expect to be greeted by FBI agents, but he was. Read more...
Malaria in LA

Malaria, not ebola on ship from Africa to New Orleans


Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix, tested positive... Read more

Louisiana men make 33 percent more than women


New Census data show that women in Louisiana are paid about two-thirds of what men are paid -- the nation's largest gender pay gap.  Read more...
 
Baby in Bed

LSU expert: Don't let babies sleep in your bed


Nearly half of all parents share a bed with their newborn baby.  A new reports says if you want your infant to live, don't do that. LSU Health Sciences Center Pediatrics Instructor Jennifer Kelley says an estimated 45 percent of families co-sleep.  Read more...
Cost-Benefit

Hollywood South wants its own study on tax credit program


With Hollywood South overtaking Hollywood, California, for film and TV productions, even the Golden State is considering tax credits like the ones here. But tax credit programs like that have come under fire recently. Read more...
Happy Wife...

Study: Wife's happiness more crucial to marital success than husband's


When a wife is happy with her marriage, that happiness boosts her husband's overall satisfaction with life, no matter how he rates the marriage himself. However, a Rutgers research study says the reverse doesn't hold true.  Read more...
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Injury Report

Saints four players will miss Dome opener with injuries


When the New Orleans Saints play the Minnesota Viking in the home opener for the Black and Gold, they will be without the services of running back Mark Ingram, linebacker David Hawthorne, safety Marcus Ball and fullback Erik Lorig.  Read more...

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'


Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Read more...

NFL to partner with violence hotline


The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Read more...

Steve: Inside the SEC - Week 4


Hallelujah! Conference play begins for most teams this week and the headline game has the Gators chomping their way into Tuscaloosa looking to take a bite out of the Tide. Three teams are idle as Ole Miss, Tennessee and Kentucky are off. Time to go Inside the SEC.  Read more...

GAME PREVIEW: LSU hosts MS State in a pivotal SEC battle


Welcome to Southeastern Conference territory, LSU. The Tigers (3-0, 0-0 SEC) are finally set to begin league play, hosting Mississippi State (3-0, 0-0 SEC) in what should prove to be a pivotal early-season matchup in the SEC West.  Read more...

Pro football is a fan favorite


The favorite sport of Americans remains Professional football, and is followed by Major League Baseball, College football third in a recent poll. Nationwide, over one-third (35%) of adults who follow at least one sport say professional football is their favorite sport... Read more

QB to QB: Brees expects valiant effort from Vikings


The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and I held our weekly interview with Saints QB Drew Brees on Sports Talk.  “It is a thin line between being 0-2 and 2-0. We feel like as a team we have made the necessary corrections and look forward to getting back on the field this week,” Brees said. Read More

Kristian: Saints are focusing on the details


The little things get you beat.  A play here and a play there in the NFL really is the difference between being 0-2 and 2-0. The Saints say the harsh reality of their 0-2 start is about paying attention to the little things. Read More

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week three


SIT EM: Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo - While the St. Louis Rams offense is abysmal, their defense is lethal.  Tony Romo will be under plenty of duress in the Edward Jones Dome Sunday. Read More

Anthony Jennings needs to find another target outside of Dural


When something keeps working, why fix it? When you know that something won’t work every time, that’s when. LSU’s aerial combination of quarterback Anthony Jennings to receiver Travin Dural has been a goldmine for the Tigers so far this season... Read more
 
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