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Seven arrested, statue remains in Jackson Square


New Orleans Police say they arrested seven people in an otherwise uneventful demonstration over the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square. Read more...
Statue Protest

Statue stands, no confrontation at Jackson Square


Former Klansman David Duke departed Jackson Square Saturday afternoon before a New Orleans activist group arrived to protest the statue of Andrew Jackson. The group, 'Take Em Down NOLA,' planned the protest aimed at removing the statue of Jackson from the square.  Read more...
Officer Arrest

NOPD officer accused of raping teenage male relative


An NOPD officer was arrested Friday night, accused of raping a teenage male relative who visited his Algiers apartment earlier this year. Marcellus White, a 19-year veteran officer, is accused of performing oral sex on the 15-year-old boy against the boy's wishes.  Read more...
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Dural Dies

Buckwheat Zydeco leader dies


Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., leader of the Grammy- and Emmy-winning band Buckwheat Zydeco, died early Saturday morning at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Dural, of Carencro, had lung cancer. He was 68. Funeral services are pending.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

6-year-old boy one of three shot in St. Roch


New Orleans Police say a man, woman and 6-year-old boy were shot by a masked man in the St. Roch neighborhood early Saturday morning. A preliminary report from NOPD says the three victims were getting out of a car in the 2100 block of Arts Street around 1 a.m.  Read more...
Jackson Protest

Duke to attend Jackson Square protest


Former Klansman David Duke reportedly plans to attend a Saturday protest aimed at removing the statue of Andrew Jackson from New Orleans' Jackson Square. The Senate Candidate released a robo call late Friday night, asking people to join him and for his support.  Read more...

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night. As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 17 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims rose to 2,402 from the previous week's total of 2,394.  Read more...
License Revoked

Greensburg daycare license revoked


State education officials have revoked the license for an early learning center in St. Helena Parish, terminating its public funding. The state Department of Education says Friday's termination comes after complaints that employees at Blooming Faces Daycare in Greensburg...Read more...
West Nile

26 West Nile cases in Louisiana so far this year


The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month. Read more...
Bogue Chitto

Louisiana Dept. of Health lifts Bogue Chitto advisory


State health officials today lifted the recreational water advisory on the Bogue Chitto River. The advisory was issued last weekend after a levee breach in Mississippi released 1.3 million gallons of diluted sewage into the river. Read more...
School Rules

State panel makes startling discoveries about student discipline


A state panel has made surprising discoveries about student discipline in Louisiana. The Advisory Council on Student Behavior found that over a thousand kindergartners were suspended during the last school year. They want to find better ways to discipline students.  Read more... 
Help the Hungry

Hunters for the Hungry hosting "Clean Out Your Freezer Day" Sunday


Hunters for the Hungry is hosting their annual “Clean out your Freezer Day” to benefit food banks throughout Louisiana. Read more...
Football

Prep football at the Shrine on Airline


John Curtis and Brother Martin will tangle on the Zephyrs home field tonight. It's the first time a football game has been played on Zephyr Field...Read more
Rape Cold Case

Man convicted in Calif. attack indicted in Louisiana rape


Louisiana authorities say a man recently sentenced to 66 years in prison for a 2013 attack on a woman in California has been indicted in Jefferson Parish in the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman almost 20 years ago.  Read more... 
Teen Found

Louisiana State Police: Missing teen okay


Louisiana State Troopers say a 16-year-old girl reported missing this morning has been found okay. Read more...
Fatal Shooting

Deputy claims self-defense in 6-year-old's fatal shooting


A deputy city marshal charged with murder after a police body camera recorded him shooting a 6-year-old boy is asking a Louisiana judge to throw out his indictment, saying he acted in self-defense by opening fire on a car driven by the boy's father.  Read more...
 
 
La.'s Highways

Louisiana's highways rank 34th in the nation


The Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report ranks Louisiana’s roadways 34th in the nation for overall performance, up 6 spots from the previous year. Louisiana ranked poorly in the areas of fatality rate and urban interstate pavement condition.   Read more...
Missing

Louisiana State Police looking for missing Northshore teen


Louisiana State Troopers have issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child alert for a 16-year-old girl...Read more
Shelter At Home

State and federal officials defend Shelter at Home program


State and federal officials are defending the Shelter at Home program after there have been complaints that the jobs aren’t done to the flood victim’s satisfaction. Deputy Chief of Staff with the Governor’s Office Julie Baxter Payer says the Shelter at Home program ...Read more
Statue Down?

Activist group says it will tear down Andrew Jackson statue Saturday


A New Orleans activist group is planning a protest Saturday in Jackson Square. Take 'Em Down NOLA says the plan is to take down the iconic statue of Andrew Jackson. "He is a representative of white supremacy and does not deserve to be given such an exalted... Read more
Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's opens in Metairie


The latest entrant in the grocery store wars in metro New Orleans opens today: Trader Joe's in Metairie. The opening of the store on Veterans Memorial Boulevard off Causeway is significant, says New Orleans retail expert Wade Ragas. "It means that a world-renowned... Read more
Weekend Fests

Fall welcomes a first-ever festival to New Orleans


The first true weekend of fall brings with it a brand new addition to the New Orleans festival calendar. The inaugural Fried Chicken Festival takes place this Sunday at Lafayette Square, from 11a.m. - 8p.m. Event organizer, Cleveland Spears, says there's finally a... Read more
Drywall Deals

La attorney general cans Chinese drywall legal contracts


Louisiana's attorney general says he's canceled contracts with attorneys who represented the state in suits against Chinese drywall companies, and is auditing the contracts. Jeff Landry says he wants to know whether they helped Louisiana.  Read more...
Death Threats

Les Miles responds to death threats against QB Brandon Harris


LSU football quarterback Brandon Harris received death threats following the Tiger’s devastating season opening loss to Wisconsin.  Read More 
 
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Kristian: Saints face Falcons without Armstead, Snead, Cameron, Vaccaro?


The Saints will attempt to win their first game of the season without left tackle Terron Armstead (knee). Read More
 

Will Week 4 of Louisiana college football live up to its potential?


Louisiana teams had an exciting Week 3.  Seven schools had a game that was decided by one possession. Read More 

Seth: Week 3 NFL picks & predictions


The Patriots’ utter destruction of the Texans Thursday night has affirmed a strict hierarchy in the AFC.  Those Patriots, the defending champion Broncos and the perennial media darling Steelers are the runaway favorites.  Read More

John Curtis Overcomes Mistakes, Takes Down Brother Martin


The first football game at Zephyr Field certainly did not disappoint, as a capacity crowd of 10,030 people watched the top two teams in the Catholic League duke it out for four quarters. Eventually, John Curtis pulled away late in the fourth quarter to take the contest, 26-9.

#1 John Curtis, #4 Brother Martin bring top 5 battle to national TV


Here's what you need to know for Week 4 of the prep football season. It'll be a historic night in Louisiana high school football as, for the first time, a football game will be played at Metairie's Zephyr Stadium. The matchup is not just a battle of top 5 schools in 5A, but in fact the only... Read more

LSU and Auburn meet in pivotal SEC West matchup


Two teams with coaches on the hot seat meet on the Plains on Saturday, as 18th ranked LSU visits Auburn. The Fighting Tigers are 2-1, 1-0 in the SEC and a loss in this game will again raise the question whether the program is heading in the right direction.  Read more...

Saints hoping for Superdome mojo vs. Falcons


Ten years ago -- on Sept. 25, 2006 -- the Louisiana Superdome was the scene of an iconic moment in NFL history. A year earlier, Hurricane Katrina unleashed its fury on one of America's great cities, peeling back the roof of the Superdome, which transformed a... Read more

No. 18 LSU headed to Auburn with refreshed outlook


No. 18 LSU plays its first SEC road game against Auburn (1-2, 0-1) at 5pm CT Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, and LSU coach Les Miles is looking for improvement in every phase of the game. LSU began Southeastern Conference play... Read more

Steve: Will fried Falcon be on Saints' Monday night menu?


Those Dirty Birds come to town for a Monday Night football match-up that is sure to be your typical nail biter for the Who Dat Nation.  The Saints usually come out on top, but we’ve seen a ton of the unusual already this season to rest too comfortably on history.  Read More

Payton: Williams expected to recover fully from head hit


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says cornerback P.J. Williams is expected to make a full recovery by this offseason from a traumatic blow to the head that occurred during Sunday's game against the New York Giants.  Read more...
 
 
 
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