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Benson Donation

Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Read more...
Tailgate Time!

Early morning, late kickoff for Who Dat Nation

It's practically a holiday weekend! Your New Orleans Saints play on Monday Night Football tonight, and the tailgating contingent of the Who Dat Nation is preparing for an all-day party. Read more...
Under Control?

In time for the holidays: the latest on binge drinking versus alcoholism

The holidays are fast approaching and for some, that meansdrinking socially with friends and family.  Contrary to popular opinion, the U.S. CDC says only 10 percent of adults who drink too much are alcoholics. Read more...
Text & Drive

Survey: More than a third admit texting and driving

A recent survey found drivers are still texting and driving, even though they know its dangerous.
In a State Farm survey, 52 percent of those polled admit they have talked on a cell phone while driving; and 34 percent say they have texted while driving.  Read more...
Holiday Cost

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up slightly

It looks like your Thanksgiving meal will cost a little more this year, according to an informal survey by the American Farm Bureau Association. The average price for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $49.41, 37 cents more than last year.  Read more...
N.O. Cruising

Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. The port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week... Read more
Most Inspiring

New Orleans' latest accolade is 'Most Inspiring'

New Orleans continues to earn top spots in destination rankings, with recognition pouring in from top national publications. It's become, seemingly, commonplace to see the city at the top of some list.  But, the latest honor is seen as something rather uncommon.  Read more...
Oil Lawsuit

Analysis: levee board's 'Big Oil' suit survives, so far

Facing opposition from a powerful industry, the governor and many in the Legislature, a New Orleans-area flood board's lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies seemed doomed early on. But that was roughly 15,000 billable hours ago. Read more...
Inmate Death

Gusman to state police: investigate inmate death

The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Read more...
Causeway Fatal

Causeway reopens after mid-morning crash sends vehicle into lake, killing one

A Sunday morning crash on the south-bound Causeway bridge sent a vehicle into Lake Pontchartrain, killing its driver. Read more...
GOP Liability

Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy

In Louisiana's Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.  Read more...
Homeless Rate

Louisiana homelessness down 63 percent over the past 4 years

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness in Louisiana has declined nearly 12 percent since last year and roughly 63 percent since 2010.  Read more...
Stormy Sunday

Stormy Sunday morning expected

A squall line is expected to charge through the New Orleans on Sunday morning with some strong thunderstorms. The main threats with any severe storms will be damaging winds, some hail and isolated tornadoes.  Read more...
Officer Injured

JPSO deputy injured by drunk driver

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says one of his officers was injured by a drunk driver Saturday morning. It happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of North Turnbull and Veterans Blvd.  Read more...
Trial Delay

Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23.  Read more...
Ticket Campaign

"Click It or Ticket" campaign to begin in time for Thanksgiving holiday

As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is coordinating a statewide Click It of Ticket campaign aimed at saving lives.  Read more...
Domestic Murder

New Orleans East woman shoots, kills husband

New Orleans Police say a woman shot and killed her husband after an alleged domestic dispute in New Orleans East Friday night.  Read more...
Angola 3

Court won't re-instate Angola 3 inmate conviction

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the second-degree murder conviction of longtime state prison inmate Albert Woodfox in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard.  Read more...
Casino Revenue

Louisiana casino revenue up 3.9 percent

Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $194.6 million in October, 3.9 percent better than the $187.3 million the gambling halls won the year before.  Read more...
Landrieu Splits

Landrieu splits with Obama on immigration action

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties.  Read more...
Rape Ignored?

Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

A Texas woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.  Read more...

Weekend weather could be stormy

The mild weather is about to give way to potentially stormy weekend. Read more...
Budget Deficit

Jindal uses fund sweeps to plug most of deficit

Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state budget deficit.  Read more...
Rig Blast

Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more...
Turkey Dinner

Cost of Thanksgiving feast goes up very little

A turkey dinner will cost you about 37 cents more than what you paid last year.  The Louisiana Farm Bureau said today that it's a mixed bag of what's up and what's down. Read more...
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Benson Donation

Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Read more...

Deke: Baltimore is good and the Saints are not

OK folks, the New Orleans Saints need a win, and more importantly, the Saints need to start feeling good about themselves like they did just three weeks ago.  New Orleans has dropped two straight in a place that many felt is the most difficult place for an opposing team to win. Read More

Saints brace once more for Ravens' Steve Smith

Fate simply wasn't ready to give the New Orleans Saints a break from longtime nemesis Steve Smith.  The former Carolina Panthers receiver not only left the NFC South Division, but went to another conference when he chose to join the Baltimore Ravens... Read more

Davis scores career-high 43 as Pelicans beat Jazz

Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds,  Jrue Holiday added 19 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night.  Read more...

Brown, O'Neal to Enter Hall of Fame Together

It seems only fitting that Sunday night LSU player-icon Shaquille O'Neal and LSU legendary Coach Dale Brown will be inducted together into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.  Read more...

Kristian: Poor play on 3rd down is costing the Saints

Third down: It’s the get-off-the-field down for defenses, and often a good indication as to if a team is playing well.  The Saints haven’t played well on that down and haven’t gotten off the field.  Read More

Kristian: Vaccaro says he wants to win; Lofton says do your job!

Saints Safety Kenny Vaccaro might have touched off a bit of a controvery after the game against the Bengals when he said the vibe was just "off" with the team.  Vaccaro clarified those comments today. Read More

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week twelve

Sit Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. RG3 is coming off a terrible performance against a bad Buccaneers secondary. Now he will go on the road to face the 49ers, who have been solid against the pass this season. With Griffin struggling, a road trip out west to face one of the NFL's best defenses doesn't exactly exude much confidence. Read More

Brees: Can't cry over spilled milk, we can play better

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees visited with the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia Wednesday night for his weekly QB to QB segment.  “It’s been a disappointing 10 weeks.  We know that we can play better.  It’s about the next six games of the season starting with Baltimore monday night.” Read More 

Steve: Saints add WR Saunders

Saunders is already on his 4th ballclub after getting drafted by the NY Jets in the 4th round this year.  He played 3 games in New York and was then released, had a stint in Arizona, then made his way onto the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before getting snatched up by New Orleans. Read More
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