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Former member of LSP Commission calls for Edmonson's resignation


Another person is calling for State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to resign. Lloyd Grafton has recently resigned from the State Police Commission, and in his resignation letter to Governor John Bel Edwards, ...Read more
Denied Entry

Saints players claim they were denied entry into club for being 'too urban'


Some Saints players claim they were turned away from a London nightclub Monday evening for being 'too urban.'  Mark Ingram, Vonn Bell, Sterling Moore, B.W. Webb and two others said bouncers at the club, Cirque le Soir, allegedly told the group they were "too urban."  Read more...

 
Praise

Praise for Trump from Louisiana Republicans


President Donald Trump has been getting generally high marks today for his speech to Congress last night, give or take some disagreement over policy. Read more...
Wanted

NOPD seeks suspect for attempted murder


The NOPD is looking for a woman who they say stabbed a victim Tuesday evening on Coliseum Street.  Police are looking for 21-year-old Kelsey Batiste for attempted murder.  
The victim attempted to break up a fight in the 1700 block of Coliseum Street.  Read more...
Pedestrian Hit

Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Ninth Ward


Police in New Orleans say a pedestrian was struck by a car as the victim was walking near Poland and St. Claude avenues.  It happened early this morning.  The person's identity has not been released.  Read more...
Sacrificing

Are you giving up anything for Lent?


Today marks the first day of the Lenten season.  It is traditionally described as lasting for 40 days and 40 nights of fasting in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert.   Read more...
Dead Last

Louisiana dead last in report on 'Best States'


Another rough report on Louisiana. This one, a national story from US News & World Report. In the magazine's feature on the best state's in the country, Louisiana comes in dead last. Read more...
Party Over

Mardi Gras revelry ends with a party, Lent begins


After a day of parades, blaring marching bands, elaborate costumes and crowds screaming for beads, another Mardi Gras celebration is over. Fat Tuesday, which marks the end of the Carnival season, started before dawn in New Orleans and wrapped up with a ceremonial clearing of... Read more
Fools' Day?

Mardi Gras: 'One time of year people can act like fools'


The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marked the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6.  Read more... 
More Charges

Endymion crash suspect facing additional charges


The suspect in the Endymion crash that injured more than two dozen people Saturday night now faces 22 additional charges. 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto is facing 12 new counts of vehicular negligent injury and 10 counts of first-degree vehicular negligent injuring.  Read more...

Mardi Gras means big bucks for the Big Easy


A report by WalletHub finds more and more people have been letting the good times roll in the Bayou State. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales says Mardi Gras has an economic impact of $465 million for New Orleans alone.  Read more...

Analyst: Hard to predict what President Trump will say to Congress tonight


Tonight President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress, and even political experts don’t know what to expect. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says this address will be unlike any we’ve seen in a while, ...Read more
Pete's Club

Half Fast Walking Club carries on


The first group to hit St. Charles Avenue Mardi Gras morning was Pete Fountain's Half Fast Walking Club, just like it has been for 57 years. But this time without the founding father. Although we lost Pete last summer, his memory and tradition carries on.  Read more...
Harvey Death

29-year-old man shot to death in Harvey


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday. Sheriff Newell Normand said deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 3700 block of Longleaf Drive in Harvey around 12:20 a.m.  Read more... 
Mardi Gras Day

Mardi Gras reveler: 'This year it's Pirates'


A man watching a Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, died after falling from the back of a pickup truck onto a piece of exposed rebar. Biloxi officials told Gulf Coast media that Tuesday's accident happened at an Interstate 110 underpass. ...Read more
Metairie MG

Many people prefer Mardi Gras in Metairie rather than downtown


Many folks in Jefferson Parish plan on staying in the parish to spend their Mardi Gras along Vets in Metairie catching the Krewe of Argus.  We talked to some who wouldn't have it any other way.  Read more...

 
Carnival Fun

Louisiana celebrates Mardi Gras in a variety of ways


It is Fat Tuesday, a day filled with Mardi Gras parades and celebrations that are centuries old. New Roads native Brian Cosetllo recently wrote a new book called “Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River.” He says everyone is... Read more
Mardi Gras

Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations


The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6.  Read more...
Botched Robbery

Police: man tries to rob store, puts down gun, buys stuff


Louisiana authorities say a man who tried to hold a store up at gunpoint abandoned the effort, made a purchase and left — but was still arrested later. Read more...
AH-CHOO!

Warm winter means allergy season arrives early


Allergy season is in full swing a little early this year, and experts say because Louisiana had such a mild winter, there never really was a low pollen period. Read more...
Obamacare

Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts


President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier. Read more...
Parade Safety

Police: Too soon to talk about new parade safety rules


It's too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman said Monday. Read more...
Stabbing Death

NOPD investigates homicide on Columbus St.


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a stabbing death that happened shortly before 9:00 Mondays morning in the 1700 block of Columbus Street. Read more...
Endymion Crash

Punishment for the Endymion crash could be stiff


Although 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto will have the chance to defend himself in court, it appears he could be facing many years in jail for the crash during the Endymion parade that injured dozens of revelers. Read more...
Vehicle Crash

Driver crashes into Donaldsonville home, causes fire


Authorities say a driver is in custody after crashing into a home, causing it to burst into flames in Donaldsonville.  It's reported that Ascension Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Webre says a deputy had tried to stop the driver Sunday evening ...Read more
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Cousins will miss Pelicans' matchup with Pistons


All-Stars DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis partied on Tuesday as the tallest float riders in Mardi Gras history by throwing beads and trinkets from a double-decker float to the teeming Carnival crowds on St. Charles Avenue. Read more...

Kristian: Saints to release Jairus Byrd according to report


The Saints plan to release Safety Jairus Byrd before the beginning of the league year on March 9th, according to a report.  

Byrd was due a base salary of $7.4 million dollars, and projected to count $11.2 million dollars against the salary cap.  Byrd represents $8 million dollars in dead cap money, but nets the Saints $3.2 million dollars of cap savings.

In three

Westbrook scores 41 in triple-double as Thunder top Pelicans


Russell Westbrook scored 41 points in his 29th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110 on Sunday night.  Westbrook had 21 points in the fourth quarter. Read more...

Barnes, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Pelicans 96-83


Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks ended a three-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 on Saturday night. The Pelicans fell to 0-2 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins.  Read more...

Poche nearly throws back-to-back no-hitters


Johnny Vander Meer is famous because he's the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw back-to-back no hitters. Well, LSU senior lefty Jared Poche' nearly became a household name across the country, because he was three outs away from accomplishing the same feat.  Read more...

LSU hoops sets new record for consecutive losses, fall 82-80 to UGA


Even an early morning hospital visit couldn't stop J.J. Frazier. Frazier scored 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining that lifted Georgia to an 82-80 win over Louisiana State...Read more

Alex Lange fans 12, LSU defeats Maryland 6-1 in series opener


On a night when aces dominated around the Southeastern Conference, Alex Lange made a compelling case to being the nastiest of the bunch. The right-hander struck out 12 — one off his career high — over six innings of one-run ball and Mike Papierski belted a... Read more

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut


The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.  Read more...
 

Steve: 5 games in 6 days for LSU baseball


Baseball season for LSU is off and running.  The Tigers went 3-0 opening weekend and don't get to ease into things as they must now must deal with 5 games in the next 6 days. Read More

Pelicans send Tyreke back to Sacramento in multi-player deal


The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Read More
 
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