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Lakeshore Drive

Levee officials reopen Lakeshore Drive to 2-way traffic 7 days a week


Levee authorities in New Orleans have reversed a nearly 30-year-old policy of one-way traffic on Lakeshore Drive during the weekends. Read more...
OPP Decree

City and sheriff's office reach deal in Orleans Parish Prison consent decree


The city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish Sheriff's office have reached an agreement on the federal consent decree regarding conditions at Orleans Parish Prison. Read more...
Son-Wife Killed

Cops: Man kills son and wife, says he is jumping off bridge


Cops say a man shot and killed his wife and 12-year-old son in Gonzales this morning and then said he was about to jump into the Mississippi River. "We have a horrible tragedy," Ascension Parish Deputy Tony Bacala said.  Read more...
BP Cleanup

Coastal expert responds to BP's move to end active clean-up


The advisor to Governor Jindal on coastal affairs is concerned about BP's announcement that the Coast Guard is ending active clean-up efforts on Louisiana's coast. Read more...
Christmas Bill

''Merry Christmas Bill'' advances out of committee


The House Education Committee has approved a bill that would give public schools the authority to put up nativity scenes and Christmas trees as part of a holiday display. Read more...
Easter Treats

Elmer's Easter candy sales hopping right along!


A popular treat for Louisiana Easter baskets is a candy that's been around over 160 years and is manufactured in Ponchatoula -- Elmer's Chocolate's. President Rob Nelson says the Easter Bunny has been filling baskets with Gold Brick Eggs since 1936... Read more
Crawfish Theft

Man accused of stealing crawfish from traps


Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond. Sheriff Wayne Melancon said in a news release that Jason Paul Mire faces up to 10 years in prison... Read more
Pricey Meat

New Orleans area restaurants battle burgeoning beef prices


Local restaurants are finding it tough to put prime beef on their plates without it eating into their profits.  The price of beef is at its highest level since 1987. "And, that's due to a dwindling number of cattle and growing export demands from the Asian markets... Read more
School Gun

10-year-old found with loaded gun at Thibodaux elementary school


Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews reported a 10-year-old boy is in custody after bringing a loaded handgun to an elementary school in Thibodaux.  Read more...
 

Universal Studio subsidiary locates in New Orleans Regional Business Park


The film industry continues to show strong interest in the New Orleans area. Universal Studio's subsidiary Ebbtide Films has moved into the New Orleans Regional Business Park.  Read more...

 

Ex-New Orleans jailer accused in contraband case


An ex-jailer at the Orleans Parish Prison has been accused of smuggling cellphones and marijuana to inmates in exchange for cash.  Read more...
 

Senate committee backs bill targeting levee board


Senators have advanced a bill that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers public policy.  Read more...

 
School Guns

Lawmaker pulls bill that would have allowed for armed teachers


A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Read more...
Scary Bridge?

Is the causeway drive scary?


The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is still listed as the longest continuos bridge over water but should the 24 mile drive be considered scary? Read more...

Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans


Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans.  Read more...
 

Covington skateboard ban voted down


An ordinance that would have limited skateboarding in Covington was voted down by the City Council after dozens of opponents rallied in protest of the ban.  Read more...
 
Double Shooting

Two men critically wounded in shooting


New Orleans Police are looking for clues and suspects in a shooting that left two men critically injured in the 7th Ward. Cops say the 19-year-old and 23-year-old victims were shot.  Read more...
Bus Suicide

Cops: Woman kills self by jumping in front of bus full of kids


Police say a woman committed suicide by jumping in front of a school bus full of children in Terrebonne Parish. "The pedestrian who intentionally jumped in front of a Terrebonne Parish school bus Tuesday afternoon has died as a result of the injuries from the incident... Read more
Lakeshore Drive

Call for levee officials to reopen all lanes of Lakeshore Drive


Levee authorities in New Orleans are considering lifting the weekend traffic restrictions on Lakeshore Drive, allowing westbound traffic to proceed from the sea wall west of the Bayou St. John Bridge to Marconi Drive. Read more...
Endangered

2 eggs offer hope for endangered whooping cranes


Two eggs sitting on a nest of marsh grass and sticks in a crawfish pond offer a hope in a project to bring back the endangered whooping crane to south Louisiana. "Our fingers are crossed that next week we might have chicks hatching there... Read more
Sodomy Law

House kills bill to remove La.'s anti-sodomy law


The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law. Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith, a Democrat, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law.  Read more...
Oil Disaster

BP: Shore clean-up after Gulf oil spill ends in La


Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, BP has ended its "active" cleanup of Louisiana's coast. The company says the Coast Guard ended patrols Tuesday of the final three miles of affected shoreline in Louisiana. Read more...
Kissing Scandal

McAllister to spend Easter holiday with wife and family


Embattled U.S. Representative Vance McAllister will not make any public appearances this week, but he will return to work in Washington DC when Congress returns from a two week holiday recess. That's according to a statement released by his office.  Read more...
Gas $

Gas prices inching upward for Easter


Gas prices in Louisiana are on the rise according to Don Redman with AAA. Redman says, "The main driving factor right now for the increases in prices has everything to do with the expected increase in demand for the Easter Holidays... Read more
Cop Kills

Tangipahoa deputy kills man allegedly attacking mother


A Northshore cop has killed a suspect.  State Police are investigating after a Tangipahoa deputy shot the man in Hammond.  Trooper Greg Marchand says it started as a domestic call on Deborah Drive.  Read more...
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Season Over

Pelicans end season with 2 game winning streak


Tyreke Evans' sore right knee - and long-term contract - gave him every reason to sit out the final two games of a losing season with the Pelicans. Yet even as coaches and trainers encouraged him to rest, Evans was having none of it.  Read more...

Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints


Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Read More

TIgers beat Southern Miss in Pontiff Classic


LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field. The Tigers, winners of eight of their last nine games, improved to 28-9-1. Southern Miss dropped to 21-17. Read More

Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track


Just two weeks ago LSU’s baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game.  Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games. “Anytime you can win a series in this league you feel good about yourselves,” said Coach Mainieri. Read More

Babbitt's best not enough for Pelicans


James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.  Read more...
 

Baseball Clinches Arkansas Series with Walk-Off


 Sophomore right fielder Mark Laird hit a walk-off single to score pinch runner Jake Fraley in the Tiger's 5-4 series clincher over Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Read more...

Complete Masters coverage


The world’s top golfers have been battling for the green jacket at Augusta.  Click here for top Masters' news, the leaderboard and much more...

Oklahoma City thunders past Pelicans


Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night to clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.  Read more...
 

LSU beats Arkansas for 6th straight win


Junior right-hander Aaron Nola set a career high with 13 strikeouts in seven innings Friday night as eighth-ranked LSU posted a 5-3 win over No.  24 Arkansas at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More

Pels' Davis and Gordon shutdown for final 4 games


While the season is less than a week away from being over for the Pelicans, Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon’s year’s are officially done as of today.  The team announced that both players will miss the final four games of the season. Read More
 
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