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Shooting Death

Coroner IDs man killed on Bourbon Street

The Orleans Parish coroner has identified a man shot and killed outside a Bourbon Street bar Saturday morning. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse says 26-year-old Brandon Robinson died of a bullet wound.   Read more...

Cigarette Death

Gulfport waitress killed over patron's cigarette

Authorities and witnesses say a Mississippi Waffle House server who was shot and killed after asking a customer not to smoke was a 52-year-old longtime waitress who spent some of her final moments asking patrons how they enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  Read more...
Unruly Stepmom

JPSO: Lindsay Lohan's stepmother removed from plane in New Orleans

Authorities say a coast-to-coast flight was diverted to New Orleans this past week to remove singer Lindsay Lohan's stepmother.  Read more...
Christmas Trees

Healthy supply of Christmas trees despite dry summer

Even with the dry summer, Louisiana has a plentiful supply of real Christmas trees. Christmas Tree Farmer Clark Gernon, owner of Shady Pond Tree Farm in Pearl River, says the trees are fine, just not as tall as they typically would be.  Read more...
Man Shot

Man shot in French Quarter home

A man was shot at a home in the French Quarter Saturday night.  NOPD Officer Hilal Williams says it happened inside the residence at 624 Dumaine Street.  "An adult male sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was... Read more
Suspect Caught

Suspect arrested in Bunny Friend playground shooting

The NOPD announced Saturday that Joseph "Moe" Allen, one of the suspects in the shooting that injured 17 people at Bunny Friend playground last Sunday is in custody.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Baton Rouge crash leaves 2-month old in critical condition, parents dead

Louisiana State Police say an early morning crash left a 2-month-old boy in critical condition and killed his parents. The accident happened about 3 a.m. Saturday on I-10 near Bluebonnet Blvd.  Read more...
Chopper Crash

Destrehan soldier among those killed in Ft. Hood chopper crash

A 35-year-old soldier from Destrehan was among four crew members killed when a helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise at Fort Hood in Texas, according to the Army, which released the identities of the soldiers Friday.  Read more...
SWAT Roll Ends

New Orleans East SWAT roll ends peacefully

A SWAT roll that began after a man shot his neighbor through his apartment door in New Orleans East ended peacefully Friday. After a standoff that lasted several hours, a 34-year-old mentally ill man surrendered to police.  Read more...

One dead in Saturday morning shooting on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Police say a man was shot to death early Saturday morning on Bourbon Street. According to police spokesman Officer Garry Flot, the shooting took place just after 1:30 a.m., in the 300 block of Bourbon Street.  Read more... 
EWE Released

Former Louisiana governor, Edwards, out of hospital

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is back home after spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Edwards' wife, Trina, said in a text message Friday that her 88-year-old husband is home and doing well.  Read more...
SWAT Roll Ends

New Orleans police: Standoff over as suspect surrenders

New Orleans police say a mentally ill man suspected of shooting his neighbor before barricading himself in his apartment has surrendered.  Read more...
Brennan 90th

Ella Brennan celebrating 90th birthday

She dropped out of secretarial school and taught herself the restaurant business, mentored chefs who put Louisiana cooking on the culinary map, is the matriarch of a family that owns nearly 20 restaurants and is credited with creating nouvelle Creole cuisine.  Read more...
Loyola Budget

Loyola University president touts $11.5M savings plan

Loyola University New Orleans President Rev. Kevin Wildes has announced that he is planning to slice the university's spending by $11.5 million over the next five years.  Read more...
Oyster Shells

Restaurants donating oyster shells to protect the coast

Standing amid mounds of discarded oyster shells, restaurant workers and oil company employees have been hard at work gathering the shells in preparation for them to be returned to the ocean to create spawning areas for oysters.  Read more...

SWAT roll in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are on the scene of a shooting that left a man injured and the suspect barricaded inside an apartment in eastern New Orleans.  Read more...
Suspect Named

Suspect named in Bunny Friend playground shooting

The NOPD has identified one of the suspects believed to have been involved in a mass shooting at the Bunny Friend playground that injured 17 people. Detectives identified 32-year-old Joseph "Moe" Allen as one of the suspects responsible. Read more...

Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed

When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren't the only ones patrolling their streets.  Read more...

Woman Shot

Woman shot outside St. Charles Ave. nightclub

New Orleans Police say a woman was shot while she was standing outside a nightclub on St. Charles Avenue early Friday morning. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of St. Charles Avenue, according to the NOPD.  Read more... 

Local Shoppers

Shoppers locally looking for Black Friday deals

Shoppers were out early this morning for the great deals on Black Friday.   We checked with some to find out what shoppers are looking for that would make them head to the malls and big box stores the day after Thanksgiving.  Read more...


Holiday shopping season underway

The National Retail Federation is expecting retailers to see healthy sales gains this holiday season. Spokeswoman Kathy Grannis says sales are expected to increase about 3.7% overall in November and December, which is a slight decline from... Read more
Unclaimed Money

Over half of 2011 Citizens assessment rebates unclaimed

Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon reminds property insurance policy-holders that time is running out to get a rebate on money paid to help support Louisiana's insurer of last resort.   
Fifty-two percent of the refunds available for 2011 remain unclaimed. Read more...
Red State?

Pollster says Louisiana still a red state

A pollster believes the win of Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican David Vitter in a predominately conservative state is an anomaly. John Couvillion of JMC Analytics says Edwards got votes from... Read more
Tracking Device

Private investigator booked after illegal use of GPS tracker

Police have arrested a private investigator accused of illegally installing a tracking device on a vehicle.  Gretna police reported that 38-year-old David Centanni was booked Tuesday on a charge of using a prohibited tracking device.  Read more...

Medical Issue

Police: 'Medical issue' may have caused officer's car crash

Officials say an off-duty police officer was taken to a hospital after his SUV overturned on a New Orleans street.  Jefferson Parish Col. John Fortunato reported the single-vehicle crash involving Sgt. Mike Marziale occurred Wednesday.  Read more...
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Miles survives, but knows he has work to do

Les Miles looked to his right, beyond a crowd of reporters to where his wife, Kathy, and their four children had been waiting anxiously for the 62-year-old coach to emerge from LSU's locker room. He smiled and gave them a reassuring wink.  Read more...

LSU athletic director: Miles will return as coach

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Les Miles will remain the coach of the Tigers. The announcement came Saturday night after LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 and capped a week full of speculation and ominous reports about whether Miles would be back.  Read more...

Saints-Texans Preview

J.J. Watt's ability to get to the quarterback and a vastly improved defense have turned the season around for the Houston Texans.  And now they're getting Brian Hoyer back at quarterback.  Read more...

AD says Miles to stay, LSU beats Texas A&M 19-7

Les Miles rode across the Tiger Stadium field on the shoulders of his players while fans chanted his name.  It would have been quite a send-off, except LSU's administration doesn't want him going anywhere after all.  Read more...

Aleva: Miles is LSU's coach

LSU Athletic Director Joe Aleva says Les Miles is the school's football coach and wil continue to be the head coach at LSU.  Read more...

Johnson out at Tulane

Several media outlets are reporting that Curtis Johnson has been officially relieved of his duties as Tulane University Head Football Coach. A source has told ESPN that Johnson has been fired.  Read more...


Pelicans lose Davis to injury in 111-90 loss to Clippers

Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick each scored 20 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans 111-90 Friday night.  Read more...

Miles' future at LSU uncertain as Tigers tussle with Texas A&M

What is supposed to be Senior Day at Tiger Stadium is bound to take on an air of "Les Miles Day," no matter how much the embattled coach would rather the focus be on his players when LSU hosts Texas A&M on Saturday night.  Read more...

Kristian: What are the Saints made of?

Who are the Saints?  No doubt that’s a great question.  In the simple, short answer the Saints are a team that is 4 and 6 that has lacked consistency on both sides of the football this season.  More recently they looked disgustingly bad on... Read more

Could it be a Farwell to the Mad Hatter this week 13 'Inside the SEC'

It feels like it’s going to be the end of the Les Miles era in Baton Rouge on Saturday.  The Bayou Bengals have suffered 3 straight losses for the first time in his tenure as head coach and the LSU administration has done nothing squash rumors that this will be... Read more
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