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Racial Progress

Louisiana ranked 10th in racial progress


Louisiana is among the top ten states for making racial progress, according to a new survey from WalletHub. The survey also finds a lot of areas where the state needs to keep improving.
Louisiana joins five other southern states ...Read more
Foreign Buyers

Foreign home buyers anticipated in New Orleans


New Orleans may soon be a second home for wealthy Europeans. Local realtors are anticipating an influx of foreign home buyers to New Orleans this year. The ease of access to the Crescent City may have a number of wealthy Europeans purchasing property here. Read more...
Police Meeting

New Orleans police chief to meet with Paul Ryan


New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday about new approaches police departments are taking on police training regarding de-escalation, decision-making and use of force tactics.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

7th Ward Triple Shooting


The NOPD is investigating a triple shooting in the 2600 block of North Prieur Street in the 7th Ward. Initial reports show two male victims and one female victim were shot around 10 o'clock Saturday night.  Read more...
Toddler Shot

Algiers toddler recovering after being shot


New Orleans Police say a 5-month-old child is recovering from gunshot wounds. Police say the young girl was shot in the foot and thigh about 9 o'clock Saturday night in the 2200 block of Westbend Parkway in Algiers. Read more...
Suspect ID'd

Authorities identify suspect in Friday night Slidell shootout


Louisiana State Police say the man wounded in a shootout with Slidell police is 26-year-old Michael Donato. Read more...
New Judge

Penzato elected unopposed to Louisiana appeals court


Judge Allison Penzato of Mandeville has been elected unopposed to an open seat on Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. Penzato, who serves on the 22nd Judicial District Court for St. Tammany and Washington parishes, was the lone candidate to qualify.  Read more...
Debtor Prison

Judge: Settlement not 'reachable' in 'debtor prison' case


Settlement discussions have failed to bring about a resolution to a federal court case accusing New Orleans criminal court judges of unconstitutionally jailing poor people who cannot afford to pay court fees. The suit was filed in 2015.  Read more... 
LDWF Secretary

Jack Montoucet to begin duties as LDWF Secretary


Crowley Representative Jack Montoucet begins his duties today as the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Montoucet was appointed by Governor Edwards and says his main goal is to ensure Louisiana stays the Sportsman's Paradise.  Read more...
Bus Engines

New school bus engines from VW settlement


School buses in Louisiana will receive new engines that cut down on pollution as part of a settlement with Volkswagen. Volkswagen Group agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion for attempting to defraud the U.S. government.  Read more...
US Rig Count

US rig count down 6 this week to 659; Louisiana adds 1


The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 659. A year ago, 650 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, although the rig count has been rebounding in recent months.  Read more...
Suspect Shot

Police shoot alleged robber on the Northshore


Cops in Slidell shot a suspect Friday night. At approximately 7:40pm, Slidell Police Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery in progress near the area of Gause Boulevard and Rue Rochelle Drive," officials said in a news release. "The suspect and officers exchanged... Read more
Won't Resign

Despite 2 domestic abuse cases, senator refuses to resign


A Louisiana state senator who's pleaded no contest twice on domestic abuse charges says he won't step down from office, even as his colleagues consider the possibility of forcing him out. Read more...
Inmates Freed

Group: New Orleans inmates freed months after sentences end


An inmate advocacy group says two New Orleans inmates held in a north Louisiana jail well past the time their sentences ended have been released. Read more...
LA Budget

Grim LA budget news means another special session likely


Louisiana legislators will likely be called into a special session next month to deal with a budget deficit. The Revenue Estimating Conference has determined the midyear shortfall is around $313 million. Read more...
Proof of Birth

US citizen born in refugee camp seeks court order to marry


A Louisiana man who was born in an Indonesian refugee camp is asking a federal judge to immediately block enforcement of a state law that prevents him and other immigrants from getting married because they can't produce birth certificates. Read more...
Italy Trip

Edwards to pay for trip to Rome, state to pay for bodyguards


Only part of Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome will be paid by Louisiana's taxpayers. The governor's office said Edwards will personally pay travel costs for him and his wife on the weeklong trip that began Friday.  Read more...  
At The Saenger

Hamilton coming to the Saenger Theatre


The hit Broadway musical Hamilton will make its way to New Orleans Saenger Theatre as part of the 2018 – 2019 season at the historic venue.  Media coordinators with the Saenger, say subscribers who renew their subscription for the 2018 - 2019 season ...Read more
Budget Deficit

Cuts loom as latest budget deficit tops $300 million


Louisiana's midyear deficit has been pegged at $313 million, a figure that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration says will trigger the governor to call a special legislative session to rebalance the budget.  Read more... 
 
Obamacare

Senator Kennedy predicts the demise of Obamacare


Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy has hit the ground running on Capitol Hill. Shortly after being sworn in, Kennedy was right into the hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet picks and the effort to repeal Obamacare. Read more...
Obscene Act

Man accused in murder case gets 30 years for jail obscenity


A man accused of helping a killer has been sentenced to 30 years for committing an obscene act in jail.  Prosecutors say 25-year-old Maurice Banks of Houma was sentenced as a habitual offender.  Read more...

 
Special Session

Could there be another special session to address a budget deficit?


We’ll get better idea today whether or not Governor John Bel Edwards intends to call another special session to address looming budget shortfalls. The Revenue Estimating Conference meets today and the panel will determine the exact size of a revenue shortfall  ...Read more
Search Is On

NOPD & SWAT searching for a suspect


The Special Operations Division is working a scene at the intersection of Tullis and General De Gaulle Drive in the Fourth District that involves a wanted subject out of St. Bernard Parish.
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Sworn In

Ben Zahn sworn in as Kenner's new mayor


Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn was sworn in as Kenner’s 24th Mayor last night at Chateau Golf and Country Club in front of hundreds, who attended to show their support.  
Zahn has a plan, he says, to make the city he loves inviting to all, ...Read more
Unique Cakes

Marshmallow? Matcha? Boudin? A look at offbeat king cakes


King cakes — the treats that come around only during Mardi Gras — are rich in history and tradition, but many bakers push the boundaries with quirky ingredients.  Read more and get links to unique king cakes...
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Steelers hold off Chiefs on Boswell's 6 field goals, 18-16


Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le'Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock, and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff record with six field goals?  Throw in a stingy Pittsburgh defense for most of Sunday night, ...Read More

Catch by Cook sets up winning kick by Crosby



Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2014 season after a thrilling finish in Dallas.  Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, ...Read more

Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome - for NFC title


The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome. No matter what, they're heading into rare territory. The Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks Saturday.  Read more... 
 

Fixing mistakes key for Patriots heading into AFC title game


The New England Patriots are happy to be back in the AFC championship game. But there's plenty to clean up on offense if they hope to earn a shot at their fifth Super Bowl title. Tom Brady was picked off twice during Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round win over the Texans.  Read more...

Chiefs aim to get even for loss to Steelers


Alex Smith endured watching film of the Kansas City Chiefs' meltdown in Pittsburgh earlier this season "a bunch of times" this week, still trying to figure out where everything went wrong. Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdown passes.  Read more... 

Rodgers, Packers visit Cowboys for Prescott's playoff debut


Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Dallas rookie Dak Prescott for 11 straight in the regular season, a surge that ultimately benched 10-year starter Tony Romo.  Read more...

Tigers falter late and lose to Alabama


Saturday's LSU-Alabama basketball game resembled a lot of the football games recently played between the two schools. The game was close, but in the end the Crimson Tide made more plays late to win. Alabama outscored LSU 30-12 in the 7:30 minutes to beat the Tigers 81-66.  Read more...

Dwyane Wade has big 4th quarter, leads Bulls past Pelicans


Jimmy Butler scored 28 points in his return from flu, and Dwyane Wade had 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter in the Chicago Bulls' 107-99 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.  Read more...

 
 

Lewis scores 3 TDS, Pats advance to AFC title game 34-16


The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game. Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception , a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16.  Read more...

Ryan leads Falcons to NFC title game, beating Seattle 36-20


Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can't win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20.  Read more...
 
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