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Inmate Death

Coroner: Inmate had signs of 'drug, med-related' death

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says an inmate found dead in his New Orleans cell did not appear to suffer any physical trauma and showed signs consistent with "drug or medication-related deaths." Read more...
Medicaid Talks

Gov Edwards to meet with federal leaders about Medicaid expansion

On Sunday Governor John Bel Edwards will meet with US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss Medicaid expansion. The meeting comes amid ongoing discussions at the nation’s capital about repealing the Affordable Care Act.  Read more...
TOPS Ruling

Proposal to toughen TOPS requirements shelved by Regents

A proposal to toughen academic requirements for students in the TOPS college tuition program isn't being suggested by the Board of Regents. The higher education board decided Friday to delete the proposed change from a set of recommendations going to the Louisiana Legislature.  Read more...
School Threats

Racial tension and threats at Hahnville High

St. Charles Parish Public Schools today are urging parents to send their kids to school at Hahnville High despite racial tensions, rumored threats on social media and a bomb threat.  Officials say they have extra police on campus today after a poem read during a... Read more
TOPS Changes

Board of Regents to finalize recommendations on TOPS changes

TOPS is not fully funded under the governor’s spending plan for next fiscal year. Officials say it will take more than 80 million additional dollars to pay for the scholarship program. Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo has concerns ...Read more 
MG To The World

British Airways sends jet load of passengers just for Mardi Gras

There's no shortage of visitors from around the world for Mardi Gras, and pretty soon, New Orleans gets closer than ever to the rest of the world, when Armstrong International adds regular service to London, via British Airways.  Read more...
Camped Out

They're camped out days in advance for Endymion

Some Endymion parade goers think nothing of getting a good spot by staking their claim...and camping out days in advance of Saturday's main event.  For most it's tradition and hanging out with friends and family.  Read more...

Carnival Time

More of Louisiana celebrating Mardi Gras

The big Mardi Gras weekend has arrived as cities and towns will be celebrating the carnival season with parades and traditional Mardi Gras festivities. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says Mardi Gras is not just popular in New Orleans and Lafayette, central and north Louisiana are... Read more
Gov & Pres

Gov Edwards to meet with President Trump about flood and tornado recovery

While many Louisianans will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington to discuss more federal assistance for flood recovery and the recent tornadoes in south Louisiana. Read more...

Mardi Gras weather may bring out the least in Carnival costumes

Local costume shops say this year's Mardi Gras crowd may be dressed somewhat conservatively...to an extent. Though the costumes may be traditional...they may cover a bit less than they have the past few years.  Read more...
Big Fines

$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations

An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced... Read more
Spending Plan

Edwards' budget would leave TOPS short, trim most agencies

Fresh off a special session to close a deficit, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday released his budget recommendations for next year, a plan that would leave the TOPS college program unable to cover full tuition costs and would trim most agencies' spending.  Read more...

$9.5 million in penalties in deadly 2012 Gulf platform blast

An oil industry services company has been ordered to pay $9.5 million in penalties in cases arising from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Read more...
JP Council

Gov. Edwards appoints Jack Rizzuto to Jefferson Parish council

Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Jack Rizzuto to fill a vacant seat on the Jefferson Parish Council. Read more...
Guilty Pleas

Parents of toddler buried under bridge plead guilty

The parents of a toddler whose body was found buried in a plastic garbage bag under a bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. Read more...
Three Shot

NOPD investigates deadly Gert Town triple shooting

One person is dead and two others injured in a Gert Town shooting. Shortly before 4:00 p.m., New Orleans Police reported the shooting at Earhart Blvd. and Dante Street. Read more...
Rowdy Crowds

Analyst: More rowdy protesters at town hall meetings are likely

Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy faced a rowdy crowd at a town hall meeting in Metairie yesterday as many upset residents screamed at him about healthcare, the travel ban, and public education. This is a trend around the country at town hall meetings with Republicans.  Read more...
Boogie Night

Ticket sales surge for Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans made big news this week, and it appears the excitement has carried over to a rush on ticket sales. Read more...
Spending Plan

Edwards' spending plan does not fully fund TOPS

The Edwards administration unveiled a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1, and TOPS is not fully funded under their proposal. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says it will take an additional $81 million to fully fund the scholarship program.  Read more... 
Trooper Travel

Gov Edwards discusses investigation into LSP travel scandal

Governor John Bel Edwards expressed a serious tone when asked about the travel scandal involving four members of the State Police who took side trips to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon while attending a law enforcement conference in San Diego.  Read more...

Gov. Edwards statement on FY18 budget presentation

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement regarding the release of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Executive Budget.  In keeping with his commitment to honest budgeting, Gov. Edwards’ budget proposal does not include one-time money ...Read more
Fighting ISIS

Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

The nation's top military officer says a Pentagon-led review of strategy for defeating the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up the fight against IS but also to combat al-Qaida ...Read more
Dog Killed

Dog dead, house destroyed after car crash

A dog died today in a fire caused by a car crash. The two-car collision knocked down of a power pole this morning on a busy Metairie road.  The pole also landed on a home causing a fire.  The human occupants of the house were able to escape unharmed, but...Read more

The Next Dean

Landrieu named Loyola law school dean

A state appellate court judge will be the next dean of the College of Law at Loyola University in New Orleans.  Judge Madeleine Landrieu is currently on the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, based in New Orleans. Read more...
Saving Refunds

Survey finds 48% of consumers plan to save their tax refund

A survey from the National Retail Federation finds many consumers plan to put their tax refunds into savings rather than spend. Denham Springs financial planner Matt Kennedy says we’ve seen this trend over the past eight years ...Read more
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Cousins' Debut

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.  Read more...

Mark: Cousins' debut with Pelicans could be a night to remember

Mark it down, Pelicans fans.
February 23, 2017, could be the day the Pelicans franchise accelerates to another gear, the night it truly “takes flight,” if you will. Tonight marks the debut of recently-acquired center DeMarcus Cousins in a Pelicans uniform. Cousins comes to the franchise having developed and matured into the NBA’s best center during his seven years

Ticket sales surge for Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans made big news this week, and it appears the excitement has carried over to a rush on ticket sales. Read more...

Steve: What will it take for Pelicans to make the playoffs?

They're baaaaack! The All-Star break is OVAH and the Pelicans return to action to host the Houston Rockets.  It’s been quite some time since there has been this much excitement over the Pels playing. Read More

LSU bullpen implodes in 11-8 loss to UNO

Three key cogs in the LSU bullpen imploded in the Crescent City on Tuesday night. Handed a five-run lead to begin the fifth inning, a trio of LSU relievers collectively allowed 10 runs while recording just four outs between them to turn a 6-1 lead into a 11-6 deficit in the span of... Read more

Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75

Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. Read more...

Deke: The most important 24 hours in New Orleans basketball

In a 24 hour span the New Orleans Pelicans went from maybe-could-be to legit future contenders without even playing a single game. Read More

Steve: 5 games in 6 days for LSU baseball

Baseball season for LSU is off and running.  The Tigers went 3-0 opening weekend and don't get to ease into things as they must now must deal with 5 games in the next 6 days. Read More

LSU Basketball can tie a 50 year record tonight... for losses

LSU is on the verge of history heading into Tuesday night’s 6 p.m. tipoff against Auburn. Unfortunately for the hosts, it’s the wrong side of history. Johnny Jones’ Tigers (9-17, 1-13 SEC) have dropped 13 in a row, one short of tying the school record set 50 years ago. Read more...

Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento - and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. Read more...
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