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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter. Read more...
Sexual Battery

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office employee charged with sexual battery

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the dismissal and arrest of one of his employees late Friday night. According to a release from the sheriff's office, 29-year-old Trent Barrilleaux of Thibodaux admitting to committing sexual battery on a juvenile.  Read more...
Chevron Layoffs

Chevron may cut 385 Louisiana workers

American oil giant Chevron has reaffirmed forecasts that it may cut as many as 385 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico this year, 45 of them working offshore and the remainder in offices in Covington and Lafayette.  Read more...
Trial Delay

Lockport triple murder trial delayed for fifth time

The first-degree murder trial for a man accused of stabbing a Lockport woman and her two daughters has been delayed for the fifth time. David Brown, of Houma, is now set for trial Sept. 12.  Read more...
Flood Closure

State to close Pearl River wildlife area due to flooding

The Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in St. Tammany Parish will be closed due to flooding next week. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release the area will close when the Pearl River flood gauge reaches 16.5 feet.  Read more...
Special Session

Governor Edwards details call for special session

Governor John Bel Edwards has issued the call for a special legislative session to address a 750-million dollar budget shortfall this fiscal year and a 1.9 billion dollar shortfall next fiscal year.  Read more...
Voter Drive

Louisiana GOP launches voter registration campaign

The Republican Party of Louisiana has launched their "Red to the Roots" campaign. The initiative is an effort to identify, engage, and register new conservative voters across Louisiana.  Read more...
Child Cruelty

Harvey man sentenced to 15 years in child abuse case

A 24-year-old Harvey man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a brain injury to his 3-month-old son.  Read more...
Tax Fraud

Two Tangipahoa women charged in tax fraud scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted two Tangipahoa Parish women on charges of filing false tax returns and using stolen identities. Prosecutors announced the indictments on Friday of 40-year-old Alicia Washington and 47-year-old Jackie Chaney, both of Hammond.  Read more...
Flood Emergency

Obama signs Louisiana emergency declaration

President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Louisiana in areas affected by flooding that occurred Dec. 28 through Feb. 1. It authorizes relief efforts in the parishes of Plaquemines, St. Landry, St. Mary, Terrebonne and West Feliciana, among others.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 30 increased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
Heroin Sentence

Ohio man sentenced in Louisiana heroin case

The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says an Ohio man has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison for heroin distribution. Prosecutors said 37-year-old Jason Payne was part of a conspiracy involving a drug trafficker who distributed heroin in New Orleans.  Read more...
Special Session

Edwards officially calls special session on budget, taxes

Gov. John Bel Edwards has released his official order calling for lawmakers to convene Feb. 14 in a special legislative session aimed at stabilizing Louisiana's finances. Read more...

Man indicted in shooting of JP deputy in New Orleans drug raid

A federal grand jury has indicted a New Orleans man accused of shooting a Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was leading a federal drug raid on his home. Read more...
HS Sports

Discussions underway about forming another LA high school sports organization

Discussions have started about forming another high school athletic association in Louisiana. Read more...
Chevron Layoffs

Chevron announces Louisiana layoffs

Chevron North America has informed the Louisiana Workforce Commission about possible layoffs at five office locations in Covington and Lafayette. A total of 385 employees could be affected, 340 at the office locations and 45 offshore workers.  Read more...
Endymion's 50th

50 years of Endymion

For many carnival revelers, the top parade choice every year is Endymion! This super-krewe rolls Saturday evening and does something no other parade does anymore: it goes through Mid City and right inside the Superdome. Read more...
Manning Support

Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl

You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...

Guilty Recruit

Jury finds former NOPD recruit guilty of manslaughter

An Orleans Parish jury has found a former New Orleans police recruit guilty of manslaughter. Police have said Timothy Rainwater was killed Nov. 13, 2014 while attempting to steal Bradley Parvez's bicycle. Parvez was initially charged with second-degree murder.  Read more...


Judge denies order that would protect Confederate monuments

A New Orleans Civil District Court judge has ruled against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in the Crescent City. Read more...
Happy Campers

Camping out on Orleans for Endymion

It's hard to believe but some people like to lay their claim on Orleans Avenue for a precious spot for the Endymion Parade.  As if you couldn't see those gigantic floats by standing in the back.  Read more...

Double Murder

Thibodaux man sentenced in 2013 double homicide

A 22-year-old Thibodaux man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter in a 2013 double shooting.  Read more...
Parade or Game?

Bacchus Bowl?

This Sunday, a battle of the big events. A decision looms for many this weekend...stay at home and catch the Super Bowl or venture out to catch beads at Bacchus. Both events kick off at about the same time Sunday, but folks on the streets seem to have their priorities set.  Read more...
Cocaine Plane

Texas pilot pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

A Texas pilot has pleaded guilty to transporting almost $500,000 worth of cocaine on a plane that authorities intercepted when it stopped to refuel at a Louisiana airport in September.  Read more...
Special Session

Edwards to outline parameters today for special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to release his outline for a special legislative session he is calling to stabilize Louisiana's finances. The Democratic governor said he intends to issue the executive order Friday, setting the dates and parameters for the session to begin Feb. 14. Read more...
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Tigers Win!

Tigers in 1st place in the SEC after win over MSU

For much of the year, LSU has leaned on freshman sensation Ben Simmons to win games. But on Saturday against Mississippi State, it was the Tigers other much hyped freshman that led the way in an 88-77 victory over the Bulldogs. Read more...

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football.  Read more...


Discussions underway about forming another LA high school sports organization

Discussions have started about forming another high school athletic association in Louisiana. Read more...

Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl

You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...


Steve: Saints bid farewell to Brandon Browner

Many Saints fans Mardi Gras just got even better as it appears that cornerback Brandon Browner has been released by the Saints. Read More

Super Bowl Preview

The most trying season of Peyton Manning's storied career could end up being his most rewarding. After 18 years in the NFL, it might also be his last. For Cam Newton, his breakout fifth season may have signaled he's ready to take the torch from a guy like Manning and... Read more

Awkward! Saints QB Brees reads his negative draft reviews

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been making the media rounds during Super Bowl 50, and popped onto the set of the Dan Patrick Show today. They got Brees to read a scouting report of himself when he was coming out of Purdue to the NFL.  Drew's reaction is priceless... take a look! Read More


Steve: Saints roll the dice on a new running back

Former Colts running back Vick Ballard has been signed by the Saints to a reserve/futures contract. He was a 5th round pick by Indianapolis back in 2012 out of Mississippi State. Read More

Miles describes LSU recruit class

LSU Football Coach Les Miles and his staff has brought in one of the best recruiting classes in the country. ESPN, 24-7 sports and scout.com rank it in the top five. Miles described the recruits as "a lot of tall, rangy men with long arms, big hands, big feet." He says the class offers... Read more

Steve: 6 Louisianians among Tulane's 22 new football recruits

National Signing Day brought in twenty-two new recruits to the Tulane football as head coach Willie Fritz begins to reshape the program.  Here is the 2016 signing class for the Green Wave... Read More
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