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Mother and daughter carjacked in Metairie


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports a mother and her 14-year-old daughter were carjacked Saturday night on Bonnabel Boulevard in Metairie.  Read more...
 

Rate hikes coming for thousands who purchased ACA insurance


State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says 60-percent of the Louisiana residents who purchased insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act face a double-digit rate hike next year.  Read more...

Weekly Louisiana unemployment insurance claims decrease


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 

Campbell calls for outage notification system


Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says at next month's commission meeting he will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur.  Read more...
 

First Louisiana West Nile death of 2014


Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old.  Read more...
 

Police Superintendent says he won't accept retirement hike


Louisiana's state police superintendent says he won't take a hefty retirement boost tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session.  Read more...
 

Louisiana Attorney General joins appeal of same-sex marriage case


Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Read more...
 

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case


A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 

LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test


LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.  Read more...  

Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013


Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013.  Read more...
 

New Orleans Daiquiri Festival cools the weekend


The 4th Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival is a two-day, weekend-long event this year. The festival of the frozen libation will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days at Marigny & Decatur in the French Quarter.  Read more...
 
Pit Bull Attack

Pit bulls attack woman and pet, neighbor shoots dogs


A Slidell-area woman and her dog are recovering from a pit bull attack. The attacking dogs are both dead, one of them shot and killed by a neighbor, the other put to sleep. Read more...
Self Defense?

Was Jefferson killing self-defense?


Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are continuing to investigate an early morning shooting in Metairie that took the life of a 54 year old man. It happened about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment on Central Avenue. Could it be self-defense? Read more...
Oil & Gas Jobs

The push is on to produce more oil workers in the Gulf


A commitment is in place to produce more workers for the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas industry. Higher education leaders, state officials and representatives from the oil industry have formed a long-term public-private partnership to come up with solutions to meet with workforce needs.  Read more...

Hearing for Bourbon Street shooting suspect won't be moved up


A magistrate judge refused Friday to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting.  Read more...
 

Saints safety Jairus Byrd on PUP


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton today announced Jairus Byrd, the team's major free-agent acquisition this offseason, has been placed on the "physically unable to perform" list.

Payton said Byrd is ahead of schedule in his recovery from back surgery during the offseason. The coach said he expects Byrd to get enough practice in to be ready to go when the season
Neighbor Killed

Cops: Man shoots neighbor in the groin, kills him


Cops say a man shot and killed his neighbor this morning after the neighbor repeatedly kicked the shooter's front door in Jefferson Parish. "A witness told investigators the suspect and victim, who live next door to each other, have been at odds for quite some time... Read more
AM or PM?

Different personality traits for early birds and night owls


What kind of person are you, an early bird or a night owl?  A study done at the University of Barcelona, Spain, found the differences. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo the 'Mardi Gras of Grand Isle'


The annual Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo is underway. Thousands of people are expected descend on coastal town to enjoy the festivities. Read more...
Sex Offender

Kenner PD wants to know who sex offender may have contacted online


Kenner Police recently arrested a man on charges of violating that law, and want to know if he contacted anyone else online. Read more...
Common Core

BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance


The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. Read more...
Car Burglaries

A rash of auto burglaries


The Sheriff of Livingston Parish is warning residents to lock up their vehicles and watch out for thieves. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle prepares for its busiest weekend


Thousands will descend on Grand Isle this weekend for this year's International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The town bills the rodeo that began in 1928 as the "oldest fishing tournament in the United States." It runs from Thursday through Saturday.  Read more...
Camp Begins!

Fans excited as Saints report to camp in WV


Your New Orleans Saints report to training camp today. The Who Dat Nation expects good things this season. Read more...
Saints Stuff

Saints gear flying off shelves as training camp starts


The New Orleans Saints report to football camp in West Virginia today and the Black and Gold nation is already stocking up on their gear for the mega-hyped 2014 season. Lauren "FleurtyGirl" LeBlanc is the owner of a popular Saints fan shop in New Orleans.  Read more...
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Deke: Great Saints player nicknames explained


In sports, nicknames are as common as balls and whistles! Nicknames in sports give us a close feel or connection, something we sometimes become accustomed to - they are a part of the game.  Since I’ve been covering the Saints, several nicknames have stood out to me the last few years. Read More

T-Bob: All hail the King! (Peter King, that is)


The Saints' first fully padded practice held a surprise that I could not have anticipated. No, I speak not of the thunderstorms that would make for one of the most interesting post practice press conferences I have ever been at, but rather, the appearance of one of my favorite voices in sports. Read More

Deke: Bobby & Hokie think Saints O is off to great start


Anyone who knows football has heard a coach or a player yell "we are live and in color."  That means that the players are in full pads, and real contact is about to happen. Read More

Payton on Day 3: "We are getting closer to football"


"It was up and down a little bit offensively and defensively and typically on the first day we were high. It is pretty common on the first day, you are finally having a chance to play a little bit more, a full speed football game and I thought the pad level was high." Read More

Steve: Meachem sits out first day of pads at Saints camp


Make it two wide receivers on the stationary bike, as Robert Meachem joined Kenny Stills today. Stills is nursing a quad injury and Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed today that Meachem has a sore back. Read More

Kristian: Pads were popping at Saints practice


The Saints finally had the pads on for today’s practice at the Greenbrier.  No more shorts and a game of touch. Helmets were cracking, and the pads were popping in 9-on-7 running game drills today. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Marcus Thompson


After waiving some players right before the start of training camp, the Saints signed a handful of kids, including linebacker Marcus Thomson out of Rutgers. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Logan Gilgore


The competition to be Drew Brees’ back-up may be between Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin, but Logan Kilgore is out to show he has what it takes to be an NFL quarterback, even if it’s not in New Orleans. Read More

Deke: Saints' Cam Jordan moving toward elite status


Even when the Saints defense became the worst ever in 2012, he was the lone bright spot. As he enters his fourth season in the NFL, Saints DE Cam Jordan is making the move to elite status among NFL defenders. Read More

Ryan: Today wasn't our best, but Saints D is doing more this year


"I’ll tell you, today wasn’t our best. That offense was rolling. But no, I think we know what we’re doing more. We looked at a few things today that didn’t look real good that were a little bit new, but our guys are working hard, they’re smart." Read More
 
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