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Record Year

2014 was record year for National World War II Museum


The National World War II Museum is celebrating a record year.  The 515,000 visitors in 2014 broke the previous year's record by 14 percent, said spokeswoman Kacey Hill. She said March set the museum's all-time one-month record with 56,100 visitors — up from 54,300 ...Read more
Teen Killed

Teen shot dead in Algiers


New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager. It happened around 7:45 Monday morning in Algiers. Read more...
BP Penalties

BP to call witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty


It will be oil giant BP's turn Monday to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government is seeking for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Read more...
Benson Drama

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'


Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...
Bad Falls

More elderly adults suffering falls, study finds


It appears more adults are reporting falls than ever before. Since the late 1990s, there has been an almost 30 percent increase in reported falls among the elderly age 65 and older. Read more...
Tours Only

Walk-ins no longer accepted at New Orleans Cemetery


Though people have been dying to get in, walk-ins will no longer be accepted at New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 beginning in March. "There have been several incidences of vandalism, and even tombs being broken into... Read more
Ex-cop Guilty

Ex-cop pleads guilty to stealing $158,700 in Road Home money


A former New Orleans police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing $158,700 from the Road Home rental program after Hurricane Katrina.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says 39-year-old Tracie Medus qualified by saying she was repairing two apartments ...Read more
Double Shooting

Fatal double shooting on the Westbank


New Orleans Police are investigating a double shooting in 2800 block of Kent Drive in Algiers. According to police Public Information Officer Frank Robertson, one victim died on the scene and the second victim was taken to the hospital via private conveyance.  Read more...
 
Crime Story

Associated Press: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras


A recent spate of crime in New Orleans' French Quarter is being brought to the attention of the entire world. The Associated Press reported on the problem Saturday. Read more...

 
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlines all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge


Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally that the nation needs a "spiritual revival.''  Read more...
Cruise Delay

Broken pipe on cruise ship causes cancellations, delays


A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas.  Read more...
 
LSU Arrest

Teen found in LSU locker room faces burglary, drug counts


LSU police have arrested a teenager who was found in a Tiger Stadium locker room with small quantities of drugs.  Read more...
 
Burgess Retires

After 30 years, Tangipahoa president to retire


The only president Tangipahoa Parish has ever had will retire this year after nearly 30 years in the top post.  Read more...
 
Airplane Scare

Threats made against flights at ATL airport, one bound for MSY


A bomb threat delayed a pair of flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport today, WWL-TV reports. One of the flights was bound for New Orleans. Read more...
Drug Scheme

Waggaman woman convicted in drug importation scheme


A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import the designer drug methylone from China to the United States.  Read more...
 
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlining all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge


Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to court Christian evangelicals for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally. Holding his Bible, Jindal opened Saturday's event, called "The Response,'' by urging a spiritual revival.  Read more...
 
LSED Meeting

Benson lawsuit takes center stage at LSED meeting


The big money Benson family feud was a hot topic Friday for the board that oversees the Superdome and Smoothie King Center.  Read more...  
 
Suspended Cop

New Orleans cop suspended for DUI


A six-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested for driving under the influence.  Read more...
 
Unclaimed Cash

$150 million in unclaimed property in New Orleans area


More than $150 million in Unclaimed Property belonging to New Orleans area residents is sitting in the State Treasury, and they can get help searching for it at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day on Saturday at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.  Read more...
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlining all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge; Protests planned


Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to court Christian evangelicals for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally. The takes place Saturday at the basketball arena on LSU's campus.  Read more...
 
College Cuts

Colleges negotiating for ways to lessen deep budget cuts


The threat of up to $380 million in budget cuts to Louisiana's public colleges has higher education officials and lawmakers scrambling for ideas to stop the slashing.  Read more...
 
Coast Protector

Jindal names new leader of state coastal restoration agency


Louisiana's coastal restoration agency has a new leader. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday announced the appointment of Chip Kline to be chairman of the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, known as CPRA.   Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall


The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 17 decreased to 2,987 from the previous week's total of 3,601.  Read more...
 
Friday's Trial

Government witness says BP can pay high fine


A financial expert testifying for the government says BP is financially able to pay a Clean Water Act penalty as high as $13.7 billion, the maximum federal authorities are seeking from the oil giant for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 
 
D.C. Mardi Gras

Louisianians heading to Washington for Mardi Gras


This weekend, the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians will be hosting the D.C. Mardi Gras in our nation's capitol. A reported 3,000 Louisianians will fly in for the festivities at the Washington Hilton.  Read more...

 
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Benson Drama

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'


Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...

LSU beats Vanderbilt in OT, 79-75


Tim Quarterman scored six of his 12 points in overtime, helping LSU rally and beat Vanderbilt 79-75 Saturday for the Tigers' second straight win.  Read more...
 

Saints sign local Delvin Breaux from CFL


The Saints have signed defensive back Delvin Breaux, a former McDonogh 35 player who spent the past two seasons in the Canadian Football League, ESPN reported Saturday. Read more...

Weekend rotation unknown as LSU baseball begins full squad workouts


LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri says sophomore left-hander Jared Poche will start opening day on February 13th against Kansas, but he's not sure on what the rest of his starting rotation will look like.  Read more...
 

Davis, Pelicans grind out 92-84 win over Timberwolves


Newly minted All-Star starter Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans avoid what would have been another ugly road loss with a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.  Read more...
 

Kristian: Should the Saints draft 'The QB of the Future?"


With Drew Brees celebrating his 36th birthday last week, the Saints might be in the market for a quarterback this off-season, via the draft. One player to keep an eye on at this week’s Senior Bowl is Baylor signal caller Bryce Petty. Read More

Texas judge orders freeze on some Benson assets


First came the petition in a New Orleans court for a finding of mental incapacitation, then came an order from a Texas judge, freezing some of Tom Benson's assets. Read more...

Tom Benson makes statement regarding lawsuit


New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson this evening issued a statement regarding the petition his daughter and grandchildren filed against him today in Orleans Civil District court. Read more...

Steve: Anthony Davis an All-Star for second straight year


The Brow has been taking over the NBA this season and has not only been awarded an invitation to a second consecutive All-Star game, but has been named a starter. Read More

Rita Benson LeBlanc seeks to have Tom Benson declared mentally incapacitated


Less than a day after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson announced that his wife, Gayle, will assume ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans in the event of his death, his former heir apparent is petitioning the court to have him declared incapacitated. Read more...
 
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