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Analysis: Holes and worries emerge in Louisiana's budget


As lawmakers patched their way through this year's budget, many of them talked as if they had drawn up a six-month plan, fully expecting Louisiana's next governor to come in with a broader blueprint for fixing the state's financial mess.  Read more...

 
Ready for More?

Is Louisiana ready for another hurricane?


Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city's mayor and Louisiana's governor say the state is much better prepared for another massive storm - although there is still work to be done. Read more...
New Cadets

While mourning, Louisiana State Police readies to train more troopers


A day after the Louisiana State Police buried one of its own, a new class of cadets began their training to be troopers this weekend. Read more...
Deputy Delivers

Sheriff's deputy delivers baby, baby gets named after her


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand is praising one of his deputies today, for helping a woman deliver a baby before she could get to the hospital. Read more...
T.S. Fred

New storm Fred forms off Africa, Erika just remnants


The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently upgraded Tropical Storm Fred, located a few hundred miles east-southeast of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. Read more...
Ten Years

New Orleans, Gulf Coast mark Katrina recovery milestone


The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Read more...
Katrina 10

Former President Bill Clinton headlines Katrina anniversary event


Former President Bill Clinton says New Orleans should celebrate progress after Katrina but also work on recovery for all. Read more...
Not Allowed

Confederate battle flag restricted at Louisiana high school


A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. Read more...
Remembrance

Katrina's wrath and rebuilding marked on 10th anniversary


Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by ringing church bells, laying wreaths and celebrating the resiliency of a region still recovering from a disaster that killed more than 1,800 people and caused $151 billion in damage. Read more...
Wreaths Laid

Wreaths laid to remember Katrina victims


City and congressional leaders laid wreaths at a memorial holding the unclaimed and unidentified bodies from Hurricane Katrina, kicking off a day of events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the storm hitting Louisiana and Mississippi.  Read more...
 
 
No More Erika

Erika dissipates near Cuba


The National Hurricane Center says that Erika has fallen apart off the coast of Cuba. "The remnants are expected to move near the coast of eastern and central Cuba today and tonight and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday... Read more
Katrina 10th

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery


With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana today will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far... Read more
Erika Forecast

Erika falling apart, could reorganize and hit FL panhandle


In the tropics today, what was Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded to a trough of low pressure near Cuba, but the National Hurricane Center expects the system to become a tropical storm again Monday and head for the Florida panhandle.   Read more...
Saints-Recovery

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery


Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.  Read more...

Reports are LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has cancer


Reports are LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to continue to coach in 2015.  The 54 year old Cameron is in his third season as the LSU offensive coordinator.  Read more...
Weak T.S.

Erika is a weak tropical storm


Tropical Storm Erika is barely a Tropical Storm with winds of 50 Miles and expected to take a northerly turn and eventually become a rain maker for the state of Florida, according to WWL TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  Read more...
Safe To Drink

Gretna boil water advisory lifted


The boil water advisory that had been in effect in has been lifted, according to city officials.
The order was rescinded about 1:45 p.m. after the Department of Health and Hospitals said that tests of water samples taken Thursday had come back negative ...Read more
More Troopers

While mourning, state police readies to train more troopers


A day after the Louisiana State Police buries one of its own, a new class of cadets begin their training to be troopers this weekend.  The men and women will report to the state police training academy Sunday for 16 weeks of training. Read more...
George Bush, Doris Hicks
Bush Visit

Bush hails school reforms in Katrina anniversary visit


Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans, where he was vilified for his administration's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, to praise the city's comeback 10 years after the catastrophic storm.  Read more...

 
Unresponsive

Officer shooting suspect hospitalized after unresponsive


The man accused of fatally shooting a Sunset police officer in a domestic dispute was taken to the hospital after being unresponsive in jail.  Police say Harrison Lee Riley Jr. wouldn't talk when questioned in the St. Landry Parish jail Thursday ...Read more
Gay Adoption

Plaintiffs seek to block MS ban on gay couples adopting


Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care. Read more...
George Bush, Doris Hicks
Bush In N.O.

Bush returns to N.O. for Katrina anniversary


Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...

 
Lots of Cocaine

Millions in cocaine seized by Plaquemines deputies


Plaquemines Parish narcotics agents have seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine. Read more...
Erika Forecast

Erika forecast to hit Florida


Tropical Storm Erika is bringing wind and rain the islands in the Caribbean and has already proven to be a killer storm. "On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic today, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and move near... Read more
Bush Visit

Former President Bush to view Katrina recovery


Former President George W. Bush will visit New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast today to take part in observances of the region's tenth Hurricane Katrina anniversary. It's a visit that has created some controversy. Read more...
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Kristian: Saints ready for preseason game 3, training camp over


The Saints are clearly game planning for the third preseason game, running scout offense and defensive plays.  Coach Sean Payton said that Drew Brees would play against the Texans, but wasn’t specific on the amount of snaps.  I would expect to see Drew for... Read more

Know Your Enemy: Houston Texans Preseason game #3


The team some think is a QB away from being a serious Super Bowl contender to represent the Atlantic Football Conference comes to the Superdome on Sunday. The Houston Texans finished 9-7 and in 3rd place in the AFC South a year ago.  That is... Read more

LSU's Cameron says he has beat cancer


LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says he has fought cancer and got a clean bill of health. “I appreciate the concern,” Cameron said. “I would like to address one thing; I’m fine. My health is good. Read more...

Saints testing potential of ex-basketball player Manhertz


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton couldn't resist trying out another former college basketball player at tight end. Who could blame him after the smashing success Jimmy Graham became before New Orleans traded him and his hefty contract to Seattle?  Read more...

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery


Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.  Read more...

Bobby: Saints offense gets slight edge at Thursday practice


After the seemingly improving New Orleans Saints defense had gotten the best of them at each of the last two Black and Gold practices, the offense stepped up and took what our resident pro Bobby Herbert says was a slight edge.  Read More

Kristian: Cooks looking deadly as Saints offense rebounds


Offense:  With Coach Sean Payton back at practice, the Saints offense looked like they had something to prove after two previous days dominated by the defense.   Saints WR Brandin Cooks is primed for a huge year.  He had several targets and receptions today. Deep balls, short routes, it didn’t matter; Cooks was electric today. Read More

Deke: Will the SEC win a national title this year? Here's the rankings


SEC, SEC, SEC!  The mighty SEC has not won a national title in two years.  Is that a drought?  For this conference it is.  Here are my first SEC rankings of the season.  Enjoy! Read More

Bobby: Saints WR Colston definitely still has it


For veteran players in the NFL, after being in the league for a handful of years their age comes into question, as does whether or not that player can still be productive.  The Cajun Cannon says that #12 WR Marques Colston was as smooth and cool as the pleasant summer breeze today. Read More

Steve: Josh Morgan making his case to make Saints roster


The coaches and players say they still aren’t looking at who is going to make the 53 man roster yet - but I sure am. A position group that has fascinated me before camp even started was wide receiver. Read More
 
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