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Attendance Down

2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend

Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total.  Organizers say in a news release that approximately 425,000 people passed through the gates during the festival, ...Read more
May the 4th

It's Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in "May the Fourth Be With You" has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year's revival of the series with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."  Read more...
Fetal Tissue

Legislation to prohibit fetal tissue sale closer to final passage

Buying, selling, transporting, or donating fetal tissue from an abortion could earn someone a bed behind bars for at least 10 years, under a proposal by state Senator Ryan Gatti. The bill has been approved by the Senate, as well as a House committee. Gatti says people should... Read more
Zika Threat

State health officials offer guidance to prevent Zika

State health officials are offering guidance on how people can prevent the transmission of Zika virus in Louisiana.  Dr. Frank Welch, with the department of health and hospitals, says the mosquito that carries Zika will be active in Louisiana this summer, but it won’t just be... Read more
Bad for Moms

Report: Louisiana is 4th worst state for working mothers

Louisiana is the 4th worst state for working moms, according to a study by the personal finance website, WalletHub. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says they looked at the cost of daycare, professional opportunities, and work and life balance. Read more...
Sex Survey

Louisiana House backs bid to allow national sex survey in high schools

State senators will consider whether to allow a national sex survey in Louisiana public high schools. Read more...

Domestic violence victims could get faster permission for concealed-carry

A bill to allow victims of domestic violence who have been issued a protective order to carry a concealed handgun with an expedited and temporary permit passed out of the House Criminal Justice committee. Read more...
Health Care

Temporary halt on pediatric health centers wins Senate OK

Louisiana would temporarily block the creation of new Medicaid-financed centers aimed at helping "medically fragile'' children, under legislation nearing final passage. Read more...
72 Hours

Longer abortion wait time nearing final passage

State lawmakers in both the House and Senate have voted to triple the wait time for an abortion in Louisiana. Read more...
Medical Pot

Medical marijuana expansion legislation advances after lengthy debate

A bill that expands the number of diseases for which medical marijuana can be prescribed was narrowly approved by the House Health and Welfare Committee today. Read more...
Murder Arrest

Arrest made in Kenner double-homicide

Kenner Police say the suspect in a double-homicide a month ago has been arrested. Police say 28-year-old Shaun Barnett of Avondale faces first degree murder charges in the killing of 31-year-old Raynell Kimbrough and 28-year-old Dawn Scott. Read more....
$1M Bond

Bond set for man arrested in death of Kenner teen

Bail has been set for the man accused in the death of a 16-year-old Kenner teenager whose body was found in a St. Charles Parish ditch.  40-year-old Daniel Beckley's bond was set Tuesday at $1 million dollars.  Read more...

Drivers vs. cyclists: Whose fault is it when someone dies?

Bicycle riding in New Orleans is enjoying a surge in popularity with thousands of riders hitting the streets every day. Unfortunately, when deadly accidents occur the old debate returns about whether it's the bike riders or the drivers to blame. Read more...

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's deadly encounter with two police officers.  U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Monday allows Raymond Robair's relatives ...Read more
Fetal Tissue

Ban on fetal tissue sales, donations nearing final passage

Louisiana's lawmakers are close to enacting a prohibition on collecting, selling, transporting or donating fetal tissue from an abortion.  The Senate-approved bill was backed by the House health committee without objection Tuesday.  Read more... 

Governor to raise awareness about Medicaid expansion

Governor John Bel Edwards has kicked off his statewide tour to discuss Medicaid expansion. Over the next month, Edwards and Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, Dr. Rebekah Gee, will visit cities to raise awareness ...Read more
Sex Offenders

House backs bill giving public access to sex offender info

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have agreed to let the public have access to email addresses and online screen names of registered sex offenders.  The proposal by Republican Rep. Cameron Henry, of Metairie, ...Read more
TOPS Future

Could the governor sign legislation curbing TOPS?

There is legislation that now heads to Governor John Bel Edwards desk awaiting his signature that curbs the cost of the TOPS scholarship program.  If the governor does sign the legislation, it would likely mean recipients will have to pay a portion of their tuition.  Read more...
What to Eat

What to Eat Tuesday... chain restaurants!

What is the best chain restaurant in Southeast Louisiana?  That's what we asked listeners on this week's "What to Eat Tuesday."  A big vote getter was Cracker Barrel.  Red Robin had a strong showing... as did Shane's Rib Shack, Outback Steakhouse and Copelands.  Read more and see the list...

Driverless aircraft, cars and ships?

Are you ready for drone aircraft whizzing through the skies, driverless cars and other unmanned vehicles?  That's the focus of a convention in New Orleans this week. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is meeting at the... Read more
Best Air?

DEQ: Louisiana's air quality better than it's been since 1800's

May is Air Quality Awareness month, and the Department of Environmental Quality says Louisiana's air quality is better than it's been since the start of the Industrial Revolution. DEQ Senior Scientist Vivian Aucoin says that's because they have improved the... Read more
More Grads

Louisiana high school graduation rate at an all-time high

Louisiana’s high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, as 78% of the Class of 2015 received their diplomas. State Education Superintendent John White, says that’s almost a 3% increase over the previous year, which is the second largest annual gain in... Read more
Mentally Fit

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision

The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...

Jury convicts Walter Reed, son Steven

A federal jury Monday evening returned guilty verdicts in the federal money laundering and fraud case against former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. Read more...
Minimum Wage

Louisiana minimum wage stalls

A push by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost Louisiana's minimum wage remains stalled in the Senate as the Democratic governor continues negotiating with lawmakers, trying to win support for the bill. Read more...
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Saints sign LT Armstead to five-year extension

The Saints are signing LT Terron Armstead to a five year extension, a league source confirms.  Armstead joined the Saints in the third round of the NFL Draft back in 2013.  Read More

Deke: After the draft - a look at the past, present and future of the Saints

I’m a believer!  I have faith and I’m upbeat but I’m also a realist of sorts.  The Saints need a lot of things to come together and a lot of players to play their best yet for the defense to get to the middle of the pack. Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision

The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...

Stuard takes Zurich Classic in playoff for 1st PGA win

Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff Monday to capture his first PGA Tour win at the waterlogged Zurich Classic. Read more...

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic

Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard. Read more...

5 LSU Tigers join the ranks of the NFL

This weekend’s NFL Draft saw five more Tigers join the ranks of the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Three things I liked about 2016 Saints draft - three I didn't

Here are three things I like and three things I disliked about the 2016 Saints draft.  What I liked: 1.  The Saints were aggressive with trades, they had a vision and target for players.  That's just the way this team operates, like i

Bobby, Mike, Deke and Deuce recap Saints 2016 draft

The 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. What does the Saints Radio Network team of ace broadcasters think about the Saints' new loot? Read More

Saints loading up on undrafted offensive linemen

The Saints might be finished with the draft class for 2016, but now the recruiting begins. Read More

Saints move up to round 4 to add DT

The Saints made another trade in the NFL Draft to jump into the 4th round to select Canadian defensive tackle David Onyemata.  The 6 ft 4, 300 pound athlete comes to New Orleans from the University of Manitoba Bisons.  Read More
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