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Three Guilty

Defendants guilty in Central City murder of 5-year-old girl

All three suspects in the Central City killing a 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman in a 2012 drive-by shooting were found guilty Thursday.  Read more...
Urged To Rule

Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage

Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case urged Louisiana's Supreme Court on Thursday to rule soon on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by late June.  Read more...

Cop Recall

NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime

In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. At a news conference Thursday, police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the initiative.  Read more...

A happy day for Carnival

Tons of  beads and carnival throws hung up in a West Coast labor dispute are finally coming on down! Read more...

Whitney Bank ATM skimmers hit St. Tammany

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is urging anyone that used ATMs at banks in Covington or Slidell last week to check their accounts. Read more...
Abortion Rules

Louisiana regulations become latest flashpoint over abortion

Abortion rights supporters say a rewrite of Louisiana's abortion clinic regulations is aimed at forcing clinics to close, as leaders in conservative Southern states continue to add new limitations to the procedure.  Read more...
Budget Delay

Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed until Feb. 20

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit.  Read more...
Goat Beheaded

Goat beheaded in Brechtel Park

Someone beheaded a baby goat in Brechtel Park in Algiers. The goat was part of a herd placed in Brechtel Park to keep vegetation from growing out of control.  Read more...
Limited Space

Hotels mostly booked for Mardi Gras _ tent sites, too

If you want to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras and don't have hotel reservations, you may need a tent. But you might not even be able to find tent space for the 10th Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city.  Read more...

$40M Donation

$40M donation pledged to LSU for athletics and engineering

A graduate of LSU has pledged a $40 million gift to be split among LSU engineering and athletics, among the largest donations in the university's history.  Read more...
Floodwall Bids

Bid process to start on Larose floodwall

The Larose floodwall project is moving closer to the start of construction. A project engineer with Angelette-Picciola design firm, says her company is finalizing the design package now and should start the bid process within the next two weeks.  Read more...
Benson Case

Benson legal drama likely to take a year or more

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says he feels fine. He made remarks during last night's Pelicans game, to the entire arena. The legal process of determining whether he's fine, however, could take months to a year. Read more...
Troopers in NO

Troopers to help NOPD with more events

Louisiana State Police Commander Mike Edmonson has announced that 150 additional troopers will be deployed to New Orleans for this year's Mardi Gras season. Edmonson says the entire contingent of troopers will be working in the city through Fat Tuesday, and some will come back... Read more
Benson Speaks

Tom Benson speaks briefly in response to lawsuit

The owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans spoke publicly for the first time since news broke of the family feud over the future of his fortune.  Tom Benson was seen for a brief interview on the big screen in the Smoothie King Center at last night's Pelicans game.  Read more...
ID Theft

Woman wanted since 2013 for identity theft arrested

Kenner police have arrested a Metairie woman on charges of stealing identity information from more than 15 residents at a retirement home and using it to open credit card and bank accounts.  Read more...
Growing Jackpot

Powerball jackpot nears $300 million

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the multistate Powerball drawing on Wednesday night. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $261 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $289 million.  Read more...

Louisiana at risk with measles on the move

More than 100 people in eight states are now sick with the measles, in an outbreak that can be traced directly back to Disneyland. And, Louisiana is one of 17 states considered most at risk if the virus is not contained.  Read more...
3 New Flights

3 new non-stop flights out of New Orleans

Fans of the music and entertainment in Branson, Missouri or the sun and fun of Cancun, Mexico will now have a chance to fly non-stop to those destinations from New Orleans.  
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport announced Wednesday ...Read more
Man Gets Life

Raceland man gets life in rapes of 2 young girls

A state district judge has sentenced a Raceland man to two consecutive life terms after his September conviction in the rapes of two young girls.  Judge Thomas Kliebert Jr. handed down the sentence Monday to 51-year-old Edward "Tuffy" Caldwell ...Read more
FBI-St Bernard

FBI agents at the St. Bernard Parish Govt. Complex

Wednesday, FBI agents spent a good part of the day at the St. Bernard Parish Government complex , most of their time in the Information Technology Department, sources say.
It's all related to the state case against St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta, Read more...
Budget Cuts

Jindal says he'll suggest 'options' to reduce budget cuts

Gov. Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options'' for lessening some of the slashing. The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year.   Read more...
Sleepy Burglar?

Slidell man wakes up to find sleeping suspect on his sofa

Slidell Police say a homeowner woke up this morning to find something quite unusual in his home.  Detective Daniel Seuzeneau says the homeowner immediately called police and responding officers found 31-year-old Sharrod McCullum sound asleep on the victim's sofa. Read more...
Visitor Shot

Irish in New Orleans react to the shooting of cop from the homeland

Following the shooting and wounding of a Irish National Police officer in the 7th ward, the local Irish community in New Orleans is banding together to help the victim. Read more...

BP to sell part of its Gulf of Mexico stake to Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.  Read more...

Deputy Fired

Assumption deputy fired, accused of battery on wife

Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a deputy has been fired after he grabbed and tried to disarm a deputy who had responded to his home on a domestic complaint.  Read more...
Will the shortage of NOPD officers keep you from going to Mardi Gras parades in the city?
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Super Bowl preview

It's been a decade since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick guided the New England Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl victories. Now, the NFL's winningest quarterback-coach tandem tries to prevent the Seattle Seahawks from becoming the next team to accomplish that feat. Read more...

Benson legal drama likely to take a year or more

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says he feels fine. He made remarks during last night's Pelicans game, to the entire arena. The legal process of determining whether he's fine, however, could take months to a year. Read more...

Belichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing... Read more

Split high school playoffs are up for discussion

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention begins today and the main agenda item is the current split of the football playoffs. There is a proposal to expand the postseason split of public and private schools to other sports.  Read more...

Bensons' attorneys fire back regarding lawsuit from family members

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson on Tuesday responded, through his attorneys, to the attempt by his daughter and grandchildren to get him declared mentally incapacitated. Read more...


Davis' dunks aplenty lead Pels past 76ers, 99-74

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Read More

Steve: Patriots locker room attendant under investigation

Can’t get enough of Deflategate? Well, Fox Sports is reporting that the NFL is focusing on a New England Patriots employee in connection with the underinflated football controversy. Read More

Super Bowl bad guys don't take long to circle the wagons

Those bad guys from New England finally made it out West, and it didn't take long for them to begin circling the wagons. An angry Robert Kraft led the way on a rainy Monday night in the desert, reading from a defiant speech crafted at 35,000 feet on the way out. Read more...

Steve: Jimmy Graham wants to dunk again

Two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, two dunks over the goal post. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham looked overjoyed celebrating with his old post TD routine. Read More

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'

Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...
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