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David Duke becomes flashpoint among Democrats in Senate race

White supremacist David Duke has become a flashpoint between the top Democratic contenders in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, as they compete for support from black voters. Read more...
Danziger Plea

Last ex-cop defendant in post-Katrina deaths to change plea

A former New Orleans police officer is set for a change-of-plea hearing on charges related to deadly shootings by police after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Attorneys had said in court filings that plea negotiations were underway with Gerard Dugue.  Read more...
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Home Sold

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie sell their New Orleans home

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their home in New Orleans' French Quarter. Documents filed with the Land Records Division of the Orleans Parish Clerk of Court's Office show the property sold for $4.9 million. Pitt and Jolie purchased the home in 2007.  Read more...
Medical Pot

LSU: Medical marijuana available summer 2018, at earliest

LSU's planned medical marijuana growing operation doesn't expect patients seeking the drug to have access until the summer of 2018, at the earliest. Bill Richardson, LSU's vice president for agriculture, led an AgCenter forum Friday to update the public.  Read more...
Budget Woes

Edwards administration warns $313M budget gap could grow

The state is looking at another round of budget cuts because the state finished last fiscal year with a $313 million deficit. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says a few factors are leading to Louisiana continuously facing these budget problems.  Read more...
Wrong Direction

Poll finds 51% of residents unhappy with the direction of the state

Just over half of the Louisiana residents polled say the state is heading in the wrong direction. A University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Poll surveyed about 600 likely voters and 51% are pessimistic about the state’s future.  Read more...
Helping Florida

Louisiana GOP sending volunteers to campaign in Florida

The Republican Party in Louisiana is so sure Republican Donald Trump has locked up the votes here, they are sending its volunteers to Florida -- a battleground which accounts for 29 electoral votes. Party chair Roger Villere says it's part of a nationwide effort ...Read more
Guilty Of Rape

Man convicted of raping girls at New Orleans motel

A Milwaukee man has been found guilty of raping two young girls, to whom he's related, at a motel in New Orleans three years ago.  It's reported that a jury convicted 55-year-old Calvin Freeman on Thursday of two counts of first-degree rape.  Read more...

Kennedy Leads

UNO poll shows Kennedy still leads US Senate race

A new poll from the University of New Orleans shows Republican John Kennedy with a strong lead in the US Senate race at 22%. UNO pollster Ed Chervenak says Republican Charles Boustany and Democrat Foster Campbell are tied for second at 15%.  Read more...
VooDoo Fest

VooDoo Music + Arts Experience returns to City Park

Halloween weekend means the VooDoo Music Experience returns to New Orleans City Park, and what better way to kick off the weekend of music than with The Weeknd, headlining tonight at the park's festival grounds. The fest will also feature acts like Tool, Cage the Elephant, and... Read more
Med. Marijuana

Public meeting about growing medical marijuana

The LSU AgCenter will pitch its plan to grow the state’s medical marijuana today at a public meeting that will be attended by potential private investors. Chancellor of the LSU AgCenter, Dr. Bill Richardson, says they have about 450 people signed up to come to the meeting. Read more...
Halloween Fun

Halloween events for youngsters and the young at heart

There's no lack of Halloween events in the area this weekend. And, they get started Friday afternoon. Metairie's 8th annual Park-A-Boo at Lafreniere Park is a three-day event, running through Sunday. "We have a new Boo House that's more of a... Read more
Two New Polls

Latest polls on U.S. Senate and Presidential Elections

The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a new statewide poll on the 2016 U.S. Senatnate and presidential elections. John Kennedy is the frontrunner in the Senate   Read more...
Budget Cuts

With $313M deficit, agencies and colleges bracing for cuts

Louisiana closed the books on the last budget year with a $313 million deficit, and state agencies and colleges are being asked to prepare for budget cuts of up to 10 percent of their state financing to close the gap.  Read more...
Attorney Fees

Attorneys in BP settlement will divide $555.2 million

A judge in New Orleans has ruled a group of attorneys will divide $555.2 million for their work on behalf of people and businesses who suffered economic damages because of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.  Read more...
Prison Theft

Ex-Angola prison officials accused of theft to be arrested

Two former high-ranking prison officials accused of stealing at least $160,000 from funds meant to benefit employees are set to turn themselves in to jail. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel said that arrest warrants have been issued.  Read more...

2 from Louisiana benefit in latest Obama commutations

Among convicts granted sentence commutations Thursday by President Barack Obama are two from Louisiana. A White House press release says men from LaPlace and Hahnville each saw their drug-related sentences cut. Read more...
Fatal Fire

Girl, 6, dies in fire; mother accused of negligent homicide

Louisiana authorities say an early-morning fire killed a 6-year-old girl in a camper trailer with bootlegged electricity, while her mother was away. Read more...

$135M boost going to LSU hospital managers under new deals

The private operators of LSU's charity hospitals are in line for a $135 million boost in their payments as part of new deals struck by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration. Read more...
Sharper Case

Sharper sentenced in Nevada attempted sex assault case

A judge in Las Vegas has sentenced former NFL star Darren Sharper to as many as eight years in prison for attempted sexual assault as part of a four-state plea deal.  Read more...
Budget Cuts

State agencies, colleges asked to draw up budget cut plans

Louisiana's state agencies and colleges are being asked to prepare for budget cuts of as much as 10 percent of their state financing because of a deficit from last year that could reach $300 million. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration notified departments this week of the possible cuts.  Read more...
More Cameras?

More opposition to New Orleans' red light cameras

Fierce opposition is mounting to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to expand photo-traffic enforcement by adding another 55 red light and speeding cameras. Read more...
Death Penalty

Prosecutors want accused killer to die for murder at Cane's

Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick announced today that a grand jury has returned an indictment for first-degree murder against Joshua Every for the killing of Raising Canes manager Taylor Friloux in Kenner.  "After meeting with Ms. Friloux's family... Read more
Traffic Cameras

New Orleans officials question plan to add traffic cameras

New Orleans City Council members have voiced skepticism about a plan to nearly double the number of traffic cameras in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration says the cameras are designed to prevent speeding.  Read more...
Family Sues

Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop last year are suing the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court ...Read more
In the spirit of Halloween who is the scariest player in sports?
  Broncos linebacker Vaughn Miller
  Cavaliers forward LeBron James
  Cubs pitcher Kyle Schwarber
  Patriots QB Tom Brady
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Seth's Picks

Seth's NFL picks and predictions for week 8 - Halloween edition!

The NFL season reaches its midway point after this week, with the final Week 8 game being played on Halloween night.  Appropriately, this season some teams teams seem to be super powered, while others have gotten lost in their own house of horrors. Read More

Jordan: Louisiana college football conference outlook taking shape

It’s almost November, and most teams know whether or not they’re still competing for a conference championship.  A few Louisiana schools are right in the thick of it and are even favorites right now. Read More

Prep Preview: Unbeaten McDonogh 35 tests their mettle in Amite

With just two weeks left before the postseason begins, teams are jockeying for district titles and playoff seeding. But the week's biggest matchup is an inter-class top 10 showdown featuring a pair of teams with state title aspirations. Read More

Korte: Saints O-Line held up with good game plan in Kansas City

The Saints offensive line truly had their work cut out for them as they visited the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium. Read More

Alabama's defense faces different test in Fournette, LSU

Alabama's defense has changed with the times. The top-ranked Crimson Tide still has 300-pounders clogging the line of scrimmage, but nowadays the biggest stars are the hard-to-block pass rushers like Jonathan Allen... Read more

Harper: Saints starting to hit their stride, need to create turnovers

Thursday’s Saints Players Show marked the return of longtime Saints safety Roman Harper to the program. Harper made many appearances over the course of his first eight-year stint with the black and gold. Read More

Kristian: Armstead returns to Saints practice today

Good news for the Saints; Left Tackle Terron Armstead returned to practice today in a limited capacity.  Armstead missed practice yesterday, and was in and out of the ballgame last week against Kansas City, clearly not 100% recovered from an unspecified knee injury. Read More

Fantasy Football: Devontae Booker is fantasy gold down the stretch

The writing has been on the wall for weeks now. On First Take, Devontae Booker was my pick to be a super star for owners over the second half of the season. Read More

T-Bob: Anthony Davis makes history in Pelicans opener

Anthony Davis put up a truly singular stat line in the Pelicans season opener last night.  Quite literally, since the NBA started recording steals in 73-74, no player in league history has had a line like that of Davis. Read More

Steve: Can Saints snap 3 game losing streak against Seattle?

The Saints will try and get back on track in week 8 after falling to 2-4 against the Chiefs in Kansas City. My biggest positive from that game was that the run game at least had a pulse, putting up 104 yards. You better believe if you want to beat Seattle, you have to hand it off to keep ‘em honest. Read More
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