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Cat. 5

Hurricane Matthew a Cat. 5, headed for Jamaica


Hurricane Matthew is now a dangerous category five storm. "Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 mph," National Hurricane Center Senior Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila said in... Read more
Succession

Ownership future of Saints, Pelicans still uncertain after latest court filings


The future of the ownership of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans after Tom Benson dies is still hanging in legal limbo. Read more...
Frs Vodka

Pernod Ricard sells vodka brand to New Orleans-based Sazerac


French company Pernod Ricard SA has sold its Frs Vodka brand to New Orleans-based Sazerac Co. Read more...
Cat. 4

Matthew now a powerful Category 4 hurricane


Hurricane Matthew has rapidly strengthened into a powerful Category 4 storm, and a hurricane watch has now been issued for Jamaica. Read more...
Higher Pay!

Reports shows UNO grads earn higher starting salaries


A graduate with a bachelors degree from the University of New Orleans will make more money than similar grads from Tulane and LSU. That's the finding in a new survey from PayScale.com. Read more...
LGBT Lawsuit

Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's suing the state attorney general over his rejection of contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry has refused to approve contracts...Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

State eager to get federal flood dollars in the hands of victims


President Obama has signed the bill that provides $500 million in federal disaster aid. Executive Director of the state Office of Community Development Pat Forbes says Louisiana is expected to get a little over $400 million of that assistance to help with flood recovery.  Read more...
Clown Sightings

More creepy clown sightings in Louisiana


There are more clown sightings popping up around the Bayou State.  There were three clown sightings in Terrebonne parish within two days. Maj. Malcolm Wolfe with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office says there were two reported incidents on Wednesday.  Read more...

 
Opioid Epidemic

Opioid epidemic leads to more deaths, increased insurance costs


Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is concerned about the rising number of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses in Louisiana, and the costs associated with prescription pill addiction.
Donelon says the life expectancy has gone down for white males ages 25 to 35.  Read more...
 
Premieres Today

Deepwater Horizon film premieres in theaters


The Deepwater Horizon movie premieres in theaters today and shows the story of the lives lost during the 2010 rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser was the president of Plaquemines Parish when 11 crew members were killed  ...Read more
Heading To Cuba

Governor Edwards heading to Cuba next week for trade talks


Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling to Cuba next week for a trade mission, seeking to build economic ties with the island nation now that the U.S. is moving to normalize relations between the countries.  Read more...

 
Cat. 3 Storm

Hurricane Matthew now a Category 3 storm


Hurricane Matthew has now been upgraded to a category 3 storm with winds of 115 miles per hour.  Matthew is a threat to Jamaica and Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Read more...

 
Doctor Indicted

Doctor indicted on charges of prescribing drugs, threats


A Metairie doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of illegally prescribing oxycodone and threatening to kill federal agents.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release Thursday that Dr. Shannon Ceasar, ...Read more
Already?

Holiday shopping now?


As many New Orleanians are hoping to really notice the first taste of real fall weather, we're hearing that millions of U.S. adults have already started their holiday shopping. Creditcards.com issued a report that finds 34 million U.S. adults have started, and one million say they're already finished. Read more...
No Hotel Bids

New Orleans airport gets no bids for new terminal hotel


Louis Armstrong International Airport's plan for a prominent hotel at the front entrance to its new $807 million passenger terminal has failed to attract any interest.  It's reported that the New Orleans Aviation Board did not receive any responses to its recent request ...Read more
Life in Prison

Killer sentenced to life for murder of Slidell fire chief


A Northshore man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a firefighter and stuffing his body in the trunk of a sports car. "Michael D. Lizana, 38, who lived just outside Slidell, was sentenced to life in prison... Read more
Angola Rodeo

Angola Rodeo kicks off this Sunday


The Wildest Show in the South gets underway this weekend, as the Angola Rodeo returns Sunday on the grounds of the state prison. Angola spokesperson Gary Young says the rodeo is held every Sunday in October, and the gates open at 9am.  Read more...

 
Reviving Cut

Louisiana tries to revive Planned Parenthood funding cut


Attorneys for the state of Louisiana are trying to revive the state's Medicaid funding cut for Planned Parenthood clinics.  Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking the cut, ...Read more
Shore Up The D

Saints moving to shore up defense before season slips away


When Saints defensive players gathered for meetings this week, there has been plenty of criticism to go around, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said.  That's what happens when you give up more than 200 yards rushing and 45 points in a critical home game  ...Read more
New Line Sunday

The new streetcar line opens on Sunday on Rampart


It's taken almost 70 years but streetcars will be returning to Rampart street beginning this weekend.  It took roughly a year and a half to complete the new streetcar line that will run from Canal Street to Elysian Fields on Rampart Street.  Read more...

 
Lower Rates

Flood insurance now cheaper for 60K homeowners


Starting today, FEMA's new flood maps take effect in the New Orleans area -- ,meaning cheaper flood insurance for a lot of homeowners. About 60,000 homeowners who were in flood zones yesterday aren't today.  "It's increased flood protection. It's better drainage... Read more
Hur. Matthew

Hurricane Matthew to turn away from Gulf


Hurricane Matthew keeps getting stronger as it threatens Caribbean islands. "Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Matthew could become a major hurricane later today or tonight... Read more and see models
Colder Weather

Much cooler outside the city


Much cooler air blew across the Northshore this morning, dropping temps into the mid and lower 50s. In the New Orleans metro area, it wasn't quite as dramatic, but definitely cooler with low 70s. "Fall has arrived in New Orleans! The humidity has gone WAY down, and it feels... Read more
Fest Weekend

A fall weekend full of festivals, even one for dogs


It's actually going to feel like fall this weekend, and there are a slew of fall festivals taking place. The St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parish fairs have already begun and will continue through Sunday. There's a brand new festival in Kenner tomorrow, as the city hosts its... Read more
Matthew

Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean Sea


People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as Hurricane Matthew took a rare turn through the southern Caribbean ahead of an expected shift to the north.  Read more...
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New LSU Season

LSU opens new era against explosive Mizzou


Ed Orgeron is encouraging everyone associated with LSU to forget the recent past and let go of the frustration that led to the firing of arguably the most successful football coach in school history. "We're excited to start Week 1 of our new season," Orgeron, who is now... Read more

Brees returns San Diego for 1st time since '05 to face Bolts


Drew Brees will play at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday for the first time since Dec. 31, 2005, when he walked off the field holding his right arm at a 90-degree angle from his side because of a shoulder injury. That was his last game of quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, who... Read more

T-Bob: LSU rushes into the great unknown with Coach O


The new era of LSU football begins Saturday night when Louisiana native Ed Orgeron will lead the Tigers onto the field in Death Valley.  As Purple and Gold fans journey into the great unknown there is much anxiety; however, there is also much excitement. Read More

Ownership future of Saints, Pelicans still uncertain after latest court filings


The future of the ownership of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans after Tom Benson dies is still hanging in legal limbo. Read more...

Kristian: Armstead out again for Sunday's Saints game


For the second straight game the Saints will be without left tackle Terron Armstead (knee). He has been ruled out for Sunday's week four match up against San Diego.  Read More

Mark: Catholic Bears, Teurlings Rebels test their mettle tonight in BR


This week's biggest matchup lies in our nation's capital as top-5 teams from the state's two biggest clashes meet up. We'll start with the host. The Bears of Baton Rouge's edition of Catholic High came into the season as the defending Division I state champions. All they've done in 2016 is pick up right where they left off. Read More

Saints moving to shore up defense before season slips away


When Saints defensive players gathered for meetings this week, there has been plenty of criticism to go around, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said.  That's what happens when you give up more than 200 yards rushing and 45 points in a critical home game  ...Read more

Jeff: LSU should beat MU by a TD


Is it the start of something new or are the next nine games just a transitional period? 
LaRose native Ed Orgeron will lead the Tigers on the field on Saturday night as they host the Missouri Tigers. Orgeron has said he plans to open up the offense and... Read more

Leading Saints receiver Snead envisions bright future in Big Easy


The Saints Players Show welcomed in some star power Thursday night as receiver Willie Snead joined Deke Bellavia at Hooters in Metairie. Despite missing a game, Snead leads the Saints in receiving yards in 2016 with 226. Read More

Kristian: James Laurinaitis added to Saints injury report


The Saints injury report remains the same as yesterday ahead of this week's match up with the San Diego Chargers with the addition of LB James Laurinaitis with a quad injury. He was limited in practice today. Read More
 
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