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Analysis: Each candidate for La. governor faces hurdles


In the predictions that always come with a heated election cycle, Louisiana's political prognosticators regularly suggest Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter appears poised to easily walk away with a victory in the fall governor's race.  Read more...
Stabbing

Cops looking for Bourbon Street stabbing suspect


The NOPD is asking for the public's help finding two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing on Bourbon Street. "The incident took place this morning, August 2, 2015, in the 800 block of Bourbon Street... Read more
Thibodaux Trial

Thibodaux trial set for manslaughter in teen's death


The trial of a man charged with manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of Larose teenager is to begin Tuesday in Thibodaux. 20-year-old Neely Gardner of Galliano is charged in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Braxton Bourda of Larose.  Read more...
Three Killed

Three men fatally shot Sunday in Baton Rouge


Baton Rouge police say three men have been shot and killed at one spot. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says investigators found the bodies about 1 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Plank Road. That address is blocks from Interstate 110.  Read more...
 
Quarter Shoot

Police investigate Sunday French Quarter shooting and stabbing


New Orleans Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting incident that took place near Bourbon Street and Esplanade Avenue, shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday.  Read more...

 
1 dead, 1 injured

Central City shootings leave one dead, teen wounded


New Orleans Police are investigating two separate Saturday shootings in Central City. The first, about 3:45 p.m., left a 24-year-old man dead. In the second incident, a 15-year-old was injured.  Read more...
Obscene Again

Metairie man arrested again on obscenity charge


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says a 51-year-old Metairie man has been arrested for a third incident of obscenity...once again, masturbating in the front yard of his home.  Read more...
 
Road Taxes

Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads


Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials Friday that they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork. Read more...
Now Open!

131 patients transferred to now-open UMC


University Medical Center New Orleans today completed the transfer of 131 patients from the Interim LSU Hospital to the new, 2.3 million-square foot hospital at 2000 Canal Street. Read more...
Houma Bar Raid

Prostitution and drug raid at Houma bar


The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says nine people have been arrested and three more are being sought following a month-long, undercover operation at the Wet and Wild Saloon in Houma.  Read more...
 
Drowning Death

Kenner Police investigating drowning death of 4-year-old


Kenner Police responded to the Chardonnay Village Condominiums, at 1500 West Esplanade Avenue, Friday night in reference to a 4-year-old who was found unresponsive in a pool.  Read more...

 
Teacher Sex

BESE to consider certificate of teacher who had sex with student


The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider permanently revoking the certificate of a Destrehan High School teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student.  Read more...
 
Two Killed

Two pedestrians killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash


Louisiana State Police say two female pedestrians were killed early Saturday morning and the driver of the vehicle that struck them has been booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two counts of Vehicular Homicide.  Read more...
 
Satchmo Exhibit

Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong


A century after Louis Armstrong's first pro gig as a teenager playing at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the trumpeter's complicated relationship with his hometown has opened in New Orleans. The exhibit is part of the Satchmo Summerfest at the Old U.S. Mint.  Read more... 
 
Murder Trial

Oakwood Mall murder trial set for November


Gary Francois, accused of gunning down another man in the Oakwood shopping mall on Christmas Eve, will go to trial Nov. 3.  Read more...
 
Heroin Ring

Two plead guilty in federal heroin distribution case


Federal authorities say two men who pleaded guilty this week in New Orleans are the latest convicted in connection with a heroin distribution ring.  Read more...
 
Jobless Claims

Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 25 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 
 
Two Shot

Two people shot near City Hall


New Orleans police say 2 people were shot Friday afternoon near City Hall.  During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that two adult males were involved in a verbal altercation near the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Gravier Street.  Read more...
 
 
Floating Body

Another body found in the river


Plaquemines Parish authorities recovered a body floating in the Mississippi River this morning. The Plaquemines Pride Ferry captain spotted a body around 7:30 this morning floating near the Scarsdale Ferry Landing on the east bank of the river.  Read more...

 
Roadwork

Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads


Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork.  The three Republicans ...Read more
Body Id'd

Authorities identify body pulled from Mississippi River


The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has positively identified the body found floating in the Mississippi River earlier this week as that of 42-year-old Dave Hebron.  New Orleans Police spokesman Juan D. Barnes Sr. in a news release Friday ...Read more
Man Crushed

Metairie man crushed to death while repairing dump truck


Kenner police say a 63-year-old Metairie man died after a dump truck bed under which he was working fell and crushed him.  Read more...
Ready to Open

After years of planning and struggle, UMC ready to open


Ten years after Hurricane Katrina shut down Charity Hospital on Tulane Avenue, and after years of arguing with FEMA over proper funding, acquiring various plots of real estate, and finally, construction, the massive new University Medical Center is set to open in New Orleans' Mid-City. Read more...
BP Trial

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer


Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 
 
Double Murder

Two indicted in killings of Metairie man and his son


A Jefferson Parish grand jury has returned a 23-count indictment against two New Orleans residents accused of killing a Metairie man and his son during a home invasion in April.  Read more...
 
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Hokie: Saints have most physical outing yet


Sure it's just the fourth day of 2015 training camp, but this Sunday morning in beautiful, cool White Sulphur Springs, it was a little hotter on the field in the form of physicality. Read More

Kristian: Intense second day in pads for the Saints


Urgency: That was the popular word of choice from the players and coaches today in practice.  Today was the most physical practice the Saints have held in a while.  There were several big hits that we’ll talk about in a bit.  “The players did a good job with the tempo of practice today,” Sean Payton explained following the workout. Read More

Going from Patriots to Saints is just business for Brandon Browner


Ever since Jabari Greer got injured and ultimately retired from football the Saints have been without a solid #2 cornerback.  The team made sure to rectify that this offseason by inking Brandon Browner to a 3 year, 15 million dollar deal.  Read more...

Kristian: Pads pop at Saints Camp


Contact:  Finally the Saints were back to ‘real football’ in full pads this morning.  The pace of practice was much faster than the previous two days, with a variety of different drills.  You could see an uptick in energy among the players and ... Read more

Resident Pro's: Saints Practice live and in color!


Those who follow sports know that there are, and will continue to be, many cliché’s and sayings.  I can remember back in my days at good ole Amite High School Coach Nick Labarbera would yell, "Ok we are live and in color."  Read more...

Henderson: Saints training camp off to a good start


Like E.F. Hutton - when he talks, we all listen.  One of the longest tenured voices in the National Football League stopped by Sports Talk to pay a visit to the Cajun Cannon and the Big Chief. Read More

Kristian: Saints hoping to gain an edge with new high-tech toys


The Saints brought in two 360-degree cameras that act as virtual simulators for players; plus a new Cyrotherapy Chamber that may someday replace cold tubs. Read More

T-Bob: Baton Rouge DA drops charges against 3 LSU players


The charges against LSU players Dwayne Thomas, Maquedius Bain, and Anthony Jennings have officially been dropped as of today. Read More

Saints TE Orson Charles suspended for road rage incident


Saints tight end Orson Charles has been suspended by the league for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Read More

Steve's Saints training camp Vine-lights


It was a glorious day here in West Virginia after the mountain fog lifted from the practice field. Saints players got their last taste of practicing without pads, as the real fun starts tomorrow. Here are a few highlights from the day, leading off with running back Khiry Robinson looking like he was shot from a cannon! Read More
 
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