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Man wanted in Metairie murder

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office announce an arrest warrant has been issued for the early morning shooting of 31-year-old Irvin Lavour Robinson  of 2600 Houma Blvd., in Metairie.
Sheriff Newell Normand said 29-year-old Glen "Pluck" Rogers of Houston TX., ...Read more
Plea Deal

Report: Tulane med student shooting suspect takes plea deal

Euric Cain, the man suspected of shooting a Tulane medical student in a crime caught in shocking detail  on security video, has agreed to plea guilty, according to WWL-TV. Read more...
Oil Spill-Fish

Former secretary defends fish safety testing after oil spill

The former head of Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries department is defending seafood testing done after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Robert Barham pushed back against auditors' suggestions the work was shoddy, ...Read more
Recall Effort

Legislation being discussed to make recall effort in Louisiana easier

An effort to change the process in which an elected official is recalled in Louisiana is gaining steam due to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's sexting scandal. A petition to recall Yenni is making the rounds,  ...Read more
Ads Stepped Up

Poltical ads to ramp up with only 15 days left until the election

With only 15 days before the U.S. Senate election in Louisiana, we’ll likely hear a lot more from the major candidates. Lapolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says get ready to see and hear radio and TV campaign advertisements ...Read more
Cheap Prices

Cheap groceries a challenge for restaurants

Dropping food prices may be hurting the restaurant business. The gap in the cost of going out versus eating in is the greatest it's been since 2009-2010, according to Business Insider. 
LSU Ag Center economist Dr. Lynn Kennedy says that will factor ...Read more
Scary City

New Orleans, one scary city

New Orleans certainly has it's share of ghosts and spirits...and not just at Halloween.  The current issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine names New Orleans the second most haunted city in the United States.  Read more...

Saving Lives

Man saves woman, young child from submerged truck

A Ponchatoula man says he got lucky when he jumped into the water to rescue a woman and her child and that he'd do it again.  It's reported on Sunday that Josh Burns was traveling with his wife on I-55 Friday when they noticed a crash.  Read more...

Child Shot

Child struck by stray bullet in Lower Ninth Ward shooting

Police say a six-year-old little boy was shot Sunday afternoon in the Lower Ninth Ward.  It happened in the 1400 block of Alabo Street around 2 p.m., and according to police the child was struck in the knee by a stray bullet.  Read more....

Vitter Guide

Exiting Sen. Vitter leaves guidebook for his successor

U.S. Sen. David Vitter is leaving a guidebook for the person who will follow him into office. The Republican incumbent, who isn't seeking re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot, sent major candidates in the Senate race the comprehensive, 102-page guidebook.  Read more... 
Sunday Fun

Sandwiches star at Sunday's po-boy fest

The Oak Street Po-boy Festival makes it easy to sample a variety of New Orleans' iconic French bread sandwiches. This year's options include favorites from years past, like GW Fins fried lobster po-boy and Crabby Jack's slow-roasted duck.  Read more... 
Metairie Murder

JPSO investigating Sunday morning murder in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday morning murder in Metairie. Sheriff Newell Normand says the JPSO headquarters received calls from neighbors shortly before 5 a.m. about gunshots fired in the 2600 block of Houma Blvd.  Read more...
Saturday Murder

Saturday night murder on Audubon Street

The NOPD is investigating a Saturday night murder in the Fontainebleau neighborhood. Police say it happened shortly before 7pm Saturday, in the 3100 block of Audubon street. Second District officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area.  Read more...
Metairie Murder

One arrested, one sought in deadly Metairie attack

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that investigators say viciously attacked another man in the 6200 block of Riverside Drive in Metairie. Read more...

Cab company faces closure over unpaid traffic camera fines

A Lafayette taxi company may shut down soon, because of 966 outstanding Redflex traffic camera tickets, amounting to nearly $56,000 owed.
Widow Sentence

Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband, and suspected in the death of her third, has been formally sentenced to life in prison. The mandatory sentence was handed down Friday for Emma Raine, who was convicted in August.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Florida woman killed in Slidell crash with Louisiana National Guard Humvees

Louisiana State Police say a Florida resident was killed and two Louisiana National Guardsmen were injured in a three vehicle fatal crash which occurred on I-10 near Gause Blvd. in Slidell Friday night. The crash, shortly after 8 p.m., claimed the life of  a 51-year-old woman.  Read more...
State Ballot

Changes to tuition rules among 6 amendments on La. ballot

Louisiana voters will sift through six constitutional changes proposed on the Nov. 8 ballot. The highest-profile amendment would give Louisiana's public college system management boards the ability to set tuition and fee rates without needing legislative approval.  Read more...

LSU offers new scholarship program for children of graduates

LSU has created a merit based scholarship for incoming freshman whose mom or dad graduated from LSU or are employed by the school. The Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program will be a fixed amount that is only available to Louisiana residents.  Read more...
Flood Request

Governor's latest request for federal flood aid upped to $4B

Gov. John Bel Edwards has bumped up his request for federal disaster aid to rebuild after August flooding ravaged south Louisiana, seeking $4 billion in assistance. The Democratic governor Friday released a letter he sent to President Barack Obama with the request.  Read more...
Duke in Debate?

White supremacist David Duke qualifies for Senate debate

White supremacist David Duke has qualified for a televised debate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. Duke's campaign hasn't said whether he plans to attend the debate, which will be held at historically black Dillard University.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Jobless rate rises, payrolls fall in Louisiana in September

The state's unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in September from 6.3 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2015. Though job seekers decreased, the number of unemployed Louisianans rose to 137,000 in September, 3,000 above August and 10,000 above September 2015.  Read more...

Tax Breaks

More restrictions planned for LA property tax break program

The governor is further tightening the rules for a property tax break given to manufacturers in Louisiana. Read more...
PSC Appointment

Former Louisiana House speaker picked by Edwards for PSC

Former Louisiana House Speaker Charlie DeWitt is the governor's temporary appointment to the state's utility regulatory board, the Public Service Commission. Read more...
Dead Whale

Juvenile sperm whale washes ashore on Louisiana coast

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to figure out how a 23 foot whale washed up on Little Florida Beach in Cameron Parish. Read more...
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Kristian: This is the game that will haunt the Saints the rest of the season

If the Saints finish the season 7-9 or 8-8 this season, there will be plenty of the "what if" scenario.  What if the team had made one or two more plays in just two games?  Heck, you won’t even need that - it’s not the Raiders game, or the Giants game that will come back to haunt the Saints this season. Read More

Deke: Saints' hot start fizzles in Kansas City

The Chiefs handled the Saints 27-21 - they have at least another two weeks in which they can possibly - and I say possibly - have another shot to get to five hundred. Read More

Bobby: Saints keep shooting themselves in the foot

New Orleans got off to the start they wanted, but couldn't seal the deal in frenetic Arrowhead Stadium. Bobby Hebert said on the Point After that the way the Chiefs are structured, there was no way the Saints could play the way they did and win the game. Read More

Mistakes cost Saints dearly in 27-21 loss to Chiefs

Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sunday. Read More

LSU moves up to #19 in AP Poll

Leonard Fournette may have put himself back into consideration for the Heisman Trophy. He certainly helped lift LSU to a loftier position in this week's AP Top 25 poll. The Tigers move up to #19 in the new rankings   Read more...

Deke's College Football top ten, week nine

The Tide roll into their BYE week perfect.  The Maize and Blue are peaking at the right time.  The Huskies have a tough three game stretch forthcoming while Clemson might not even be the best set of Tigers in the nation right now with rising striped Cats in the SEC's Auburn and LSU! Read More

T-Bob: Fournette and Guice a deadly duo in LSU's smackdown on Ole Miss

For the third time in as many tries LSU didn’t just beat their opponent, they destroyed them. Read More

Dueling droughts: Cubs, Indians set to meet in World Series

At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year - next century, really - is finally here. A classic Fall Classic, for sure.  Read more... 

Fournette, Tigers top Ole Miss, 38-21

LSU running back Leonard Fournette broke something all right, and it wasn't the left ankle that had sidelined him for nearly a month. Fournette rewrote LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries, scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more.  Read more...

Fournette breaks single game rushing record as LSU beats Ole Miss

Leonard Fournette rushed for a school-record 284 yards and three touchdowns as the LSU Tigers won their third straight as they defeated Ole Miss 38-21. Read more...
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