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Snubbed again: NFL rejects New Orleans in favor of Atlanta


Once again, the NFL skipped over New Orleans in favor of a brand-new stadium as host site for a Super Bowl. NFL owners today picked Atlanta and its under-construction $1.4 billion dollar stadium as the host for Super Bowl LIII in 2019.  Read more...

 
Abortion

Ban on abortions for genetic abnormality nears final passage


An effort to ban abortions performed in cases where the fetus is determined to have a genetic abnormality is steps from final passage. Read more...
From Where?

A protection bill for pet buyers in Louisiana


The next time you go to buy a dog or cat from a retail pet store, you could be able to inspect the breeders' names and licensing information. Read more...
Cops Included

Louisiana set to expand hate crimes law to include police


Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews.  The move could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities.  Read more...

 
Religious Bill

Religious objections bill rejected by La. Senate committee


Louisiana's state senators have refused to enact a new law declaring pastors and churches don't have to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies or allow them in their facilities.  The Senate Judiciary B Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday ...Read more
Stripper Bill

Legislature sends stripper age limit law to the Governor


The bill that increases the minimum age for strippers to 21-years-old heads to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk to be signed into law after the Senate gave final approval. Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, ...Read more
Dinner Fight

Prison time for man who shot at wife over dinner plans


A Kenner man will spend 10 years behind bars for choking his wife and firing a shotgun at her after an argument over dinner plans. Multiple media outlets report 66-year-old Charles Gussett pleaded guilty Monday to illegal use of a weapon, using a firearm during a crime of... Read more
Super Bowl Bid

New Orleans makes a go for Super Bowl LIII


New Orleans sports officials make their pitch to the NFL owners today to host the 2019 Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The last time New Orleans put in a bid for a Super Bowl, NFL owners instead chose Minnesota and their yet-to open stadium. Read more...
Unclaimed $

$1.3M in unclaimed refunds from Jefferson red-light cameras


Officials are urging drivers to find out if they're owed a refund through Jefferson Parish's discontinued red light camera program. The state treasurer's office released a statement, saying there $1.3 million worth of refund checks that were never cashed. Those who... Read more
Defunding Bill

Planned Parenthood defunding measure wins final passage


Planned Parenthood should lose its Medicaid financing if the organization starts performing abortions in Louisiana, state lawmakers have agreed. The Senate gave final passage to the proposal Monday with a 33-2 vote, sending it to... Read more
Veteran Returns

Remains of New Orleans WWII veteran return home to New Orleans


The remains of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating, who died in World War II, have been returned to his native New Orleans. Read more...
Controversy

Tangipahoa NAACP calls for school superintendent to resign


Members of the Tangipahoa Parish Chapter of the NAACP are calling for the resignation of school Superintendent Mark Kolwe. Read more...
EgyptAir

Investigators search wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA


A French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching for clues to what brought the plane down. Read more...
Agenda

Governor's legislative agenda fails to find support


Governor John Bel Edwards legislative agenda for this regular session has not done well. Read more...
STOP!

Lawmakers try and clear up rules on when to stop for school buses


The House Transportation Committee gave the green light today to a Senate approved measure that would make it the law for oncoming traffic to stop for a school bus on a two-lane road with a continuous turn left turn lane. Read more...
Pet Records

Bill to require Louisiana pet store record-keeping nears final passage


People buying dogs and cats in Louisiana pet stores often don't know where the animals were bred. Read more...
Not Allowed

Judge rejects home confinement for ex-cop in shooting case


A former police officer convicted in deadly shootings at a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina won't be allowed to finish his prison sentence at home.  A federal judge on Monday turned down the request by Anthony Villavaso, ...Read more
Monuments

City delays taking bids in New Orleans' monument removal


The city of New Orleans has put on hold the process of taking bids to select a contractor to remove four monuments with ties to the Confederacy or white supremacy. Read more...
Mike-Cancer

Mike VI, LSU's live Tiger mascot has cancer


LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with a spindle cell sarcoma, a type of cancer. Currently, Mike’s attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain.  Read more...

 
Murder-For-Hire

Man found guilty in St. Tammany murder-for-hire plot


A man who witnesses say used a zip tie and a towel to strangle a man in a St. Tammany murder-for-hire case has been found guilty.  It's reported that a jury convicted Carlos Rodriguez on Friday of murder in Mario Scramuzza's death. Read more...
Regular Session

State lawmakers running out of budget time


Just two weeks are left in the Louisiana regular session, and the budget is still the biggest issue for lawmakers. Legislators are trying to fund priorities like TOPS and safety net hospitals with a $600 million budget shortfall.  Read more...

 

Health officials host public meeting in N.O. to discuss Zika


Health experts will share information about the Zika Virus with the public during a 5:30 P.M. meeting at LSU Health New Orleans Human Development Center. A panel of experts will discuss where the virus is, ...Read more
Gas Prices

Summer gas prices at their lowest in over a decade


Gasoline prices are likely near their high for the year, and that bodes well for folks thinking of doing some summer travel.  "It's very encouraging, because we're looking at the lowest gas prices we've seen, ...Read more
I-10 Murder

New Orleans police investigating a murder on the I-10


The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified black male.  The incident occurred on Interstate 10 East at the Crowder Boulevard on ramp just before 1 a.m.  Officers responded to a call of shots fired.  Read more...
Super Bowl Bid

N.O. preparing to present its bid to host 2019 Super Bowl


New Orleans is seeking to host the Super Bowl in 2019 and those who will present a bid to the NFL owners on Tuesday are already in Charlotte putting the finishing touches on their presentation.  Read more...
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Atlanta Wins

Snubbed again: NFL rejects New Orleans in favor of Atlanta


Once again, the NFL skipped over New Orleans in favor of a brand-new stadium as host site for a Super Bowl. NFL owners today picked Atlanta and its under-construction $1.4 billion dollar stadium as the host for Super Bowl LIII in 2019.  Read more...

 

Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal



Numerous engineering and physics professors have weighed in with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for "Deflategate.''  Read more...
 
 

New Orleans makes a go for Super Bowl LIII


New Orleans sports officials make their pitch to the NFL owners today to host the 2019 Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The last time New Orleans put in a bid for a Super Bowl, NFL owners instead chose Minnesota and their yet-to open stadium. Read more...

Jake Latz to start vs Tennessee in SEC Tournament


LSU freshman left-hander Jake Latz will start on the mound Tuesday night for the Tigers when they take on Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. Latz has only appeared three games this season as he recovered from elbow surgery. But Coach Paul Mainieri says... Read more

Saints add WR Vincent Brown


The Saints have added veteran WR Vincent Brown to the mix - he signed with the team on the eve of OTA's beginning this week. Read More

Engster: Fournette not favorite for Heisman


The 2016 Heisman Trophy race is evolving into a showdown of junior running backs from LSU. There is 21-year-old Leonard Fournette, who is the contender from Bayou Country. And there is 19-year-old Christian McCaffrey ...Read more

LSU to erect statue of longtime baseball coach Skip Bertman


LSU plans to erect a statue of longtime head baseball coach Skip Bertman on campus. The university said in a news release that the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee unanimously approved the proposal for a statute honoring Bertman.  Read more...

  

Tigers fail to sweep FL, miss out on 1st Round bye in SEC Tourney


Before the SEC showdown with Florida, LSU fans heard a lot about the Gators pitching staff that came into the final 3 games of the regular season with the best team ERA in the league. Read more...

No Triple Crown: Exaggerator wins Preakness


Exaggerator has won the Preakness, ruining Nyquist's bid to become horse racing's second Triple Crown winner in two years. Read more...

LSU on the verge of sweeping top ranked Florida


LSU built on the momentum it gained from Friday night's thrilling 5-4 win to beat the top ranked Gators again on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers defeated 7-3 in the completion of Thursday night's game that was halted because of severe weather.  Read more...
 
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