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Stabbing Death

Deputies hunt suspect in stabbing death

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly stabbing in Destrehan. Read more...
Sitter Charged

Babysitter arrested for allegedly raping child

Cops say a boy from Terrebonne Parish came forward and said a woman from Dulac raped him when she was his babysitter. "A 17 year old male... reported that he was sexually assaulted as a child... Read more
Bad Accent?

Should Southerners lose the accent?

Is it bad to have a Southern accent? "Of course not!  There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a Southern accent," one woman said in New Orleans.  "I think like everything else Southern, it just adds charm." A national lab in Tennessee has canceled a class... Read more
Pay Raises

More raises for LSU employees

LSU faculty and staff are looking at a second straight year of pay raises, following what was a particularly difficult stretch for university funding over the last few years. Faculty and staff members will receive a 3% merit raise, right on the heels of last years 4%. Read more...
Film Jobs

Free training offered for film industry jobs

The City of New Orleans is offering a free training program for Orleans and Jefferson residents looking to break into the film industry. The Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy is conducting a Production Assistant Boot Camp in August.  Read more...
Cop Arrested

Another NOPD officer arrested, 4th this month

For the second time this week the NOPD has arrested and suspended an officer. "Officer Willie A. Gant, Sr. has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested on two counts of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles and two counts of Sexual Battery on a Juvenile... Read more

Legislator says Louisiana abortion law not in jeopardy

The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.  Read more...

Council committee approves vote on Uber Black

The transportation committee of the New Orleans City Council today okayed a proposal to allow the ride-sharing app known as Uber operate in the Crescent City. It sets up a vote by the full council to clear the way for approval of the controversial car service. Read more...
Killer Cop

Cop convicted of killing man despite the victim still missing

Police never found the body, but today a judge convicted a cop of killing a missing man. Mark Hebert admitted that when he was a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy he stole the wallet from a driver involved in a 2007 crash and then stole his identity... Read more

BESE joins lawsuit challenging Jindal on Common Core

Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.  Read more...

One arrest in Metairie carjacking

Jefferson Parish authorities say they have arrested one of the suspects in a Metairie carjacking.
"Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrests of Antonio Marcelin, B/M, 19, of 3522 Vespasian Boulevard in New Orleans... Read more

Another man reports carjacking after meeting woman on social media

New Orleans Police are investigating after a man reported he was carjacked after trying to meet a woman he had contacted on the Internet. The call came in just before 10:00pm last night.  Read more...
Byrd Returns

Byrd off PUP, back with the Saints

Saints safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice with the Saints today. The free agent acquisition had been placed on the physically unable to perform list after offseason back surgery.  Read more...
Garbage Trucks

A new way to take out the trash

New garbage trucks will be roaming the streets of Jefferson parish starting today.These new vehicles eliminate the need have crews of trash collectors running around the street and lifting garbage cans. Read more...
Free Lunch

Free lunch for kids in BR

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

2 dead, 1 hurt in triple shooting

The NOPD says two people are dead and a third was wounded in a triple shooting in the Desire neighborhood. "New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of two unidentified males and the injuring of an 18-year-old male... Read more
Hot Sauce

Hot sauce sales are hot, and Louisiana benefits

As the spicy food trend spreads across the country, the hot sauce market is growing by leaps and bounds. Since 2000, the US hot sauce market has grown by 150 percent... Read more
Dog State

Louisiana ranked as #5 for dog friendliest

According to a new report, Louisianians are dog people. The study, conducted by market research firm Euromonitor puts Louisiana in the top 5 states in the nation who favor dogs over cats.  Louisiana SPCA CEO Ana Zorilla says the state is tailor made for dogs.  Read more...
Freeze Pain

LSU School of Medicine freezing away knee pain

An innovative treatment, using the natural power of cold to stop nerves from signaling knee pain is now available to patients in the New Orleans area. Dr. Vinod Dasa, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans is one of the first... Read more

Two LSU freshman football players face misdemeanors

Two LSU freshmen football players face charges, one for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside Middleton Library and the other for allegedly tossing firecrackers into a campus apartment.  Read more...

Re-sentencing delay in Henry Glover case

The re-sentencing date has been postponed for the New Orleans police officer convicted of burning Henry Glover's body after he was fatally shot by another officer.  Read more...
Cop Arrested

Cop arrested, suspended after allegedly trying to run man down

The NOPD has arrested and suspended an officer after she allegedly attacked a man. "Officer Stephanie Caldwell has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested... Read more
Died Saving Dog

Police: Man drowns saving dog

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy has drowned trying to rescue his Yorkshire terrier. Sheriff's spokeswoman Alison Hudson says a neighbor came to see why the dog was barking Sunday morning... Read more

Carjackers take woman's car, leave SUV

A phony plea for help, armed men, and carjackers who leave a vehicle behind: The investigation continues into a weekend crime in Metairie. Read more...
Too Late

Cops: Woman stabs boyfriend for coming home late

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's office says a Houma woman is under arrest for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after he came home too late. "Deputies responded to a complaint at 108 Helena Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance... Read more
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Heisman Hopefuls

Deke: A look at the 2014 Heisman hopefuls

In the past, there wasn't as much excitement surrounding the Heisman race, but in the last several years, some record-setting performances have earned the award. Between Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Johnny Football and Famous Jameis, the Heisman has gotten more hype - and rightfully so. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Derrick Strozier

This former Tulane defensive back got an invite to training camp after working out for the Saints at rookie minicamp. While he played defense for the Green Wave, he is working out as a running back for the Black and Gold. Read More

Deke: Which Saints running backs actually have the best run game?

As my lovely co-host the Cajun Cannon and I watched practice from the stands, we began to talk about the Saints running backs. Just like any position, there is more to it than meets the eye. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Khairi Fortt

When talking about the Saints 2014 draft class, it seems to me as if Fortt’s name is often absent from the conversation. Folks are obviously excited about 1st-round pick Brandin Cooks and 2nd-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Read More

Deke: Love him or hate him, Les Miles' greatness is undeniable

As much as he gets bashed for saying all the wrong things that seemingly make everyone scratch their heads, Les Miles has said and done far more things right than he has wrong. Read More

Rob Ryan: Byrd is great but "It has to be all of us"

Can you talk about getting Jairus Byrd on the field today? “It’s great to get him out there.  He has been great in the meetings.  He is a great leader.  I think getting him out there with his teammates is always good.  We are taking our time doing the right thing." Read More

Payton on Day 5: "We will be smart about Byrd"

Opening Statement: “Both Jairus Byrd and Tavon Rooks came onto the roster today, both passing their physicals.  We will just be smart about the reps like we would any player coming back.” Read More

Tommy: Do we want LSU to have cupcakes or challenges?

LSU has lots of unsold home game tickets.  Is it all about the experience at Tiger Stadium as the sun finds its home in the western sky on a Saturday night, or is it more important who the opposition is?  Read More

Brees: Jairus Byrd is "awesome, so instinctive"

How big was your smile on the middle screen to Brandin Cooks? “That was awesome. I knew we had a big play the minute they were bringing pressure from that side and we were able to get it to him. But man, watching his explosive ability to just navigate those blocks and hit a seam – if he hits the seam, he’s gone." Read More

Deke: Hokie says "that was the best Saints practice I've ever seen"

Saints practice moved quickly today, as the team had a longer than usual walk-through prior to stretching. "I thought today was the best practice I've seen under Sean Payton!" said Hokie Gajan. "It was fast paced, the practice was crisp, and I'd say it was 50-50 between the Saints offense and defense." Read More
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