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Tropical waves continue westward march


A pair of tropial waves continue to move westward in the Atlantic Ocean. But they face some challenges to developing into tropical cyclones. Read more...
LSP Fatality

Pedestrian struck and killed by state police vehicle


Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C are investigating a fatality crash on LA 1 near LA 3235 in Lafourche Parish, involving one of their own patrol vehicles. According to a release from State Police, the crash took the life of 33 year old Raymond Taylor of Golden Meadow.  Read more...
Tropic Outlook

Two tropical systems in the Atlantic


Invest areas 96 and 97 are still far out in the Atlantic. While there are still possibilities for some development, both are a long way from reaching the U.S. if they ever do. A tropical wave located about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is moving westward at 25 to 30 mph.  Read more...
Homicide Victim

Sheriff: Unidentified homicide victim had heart surgery scar


St. Tammany Parish sheriff's detectives are asking the public to help identify a homicide victim whose body was found near the Rigolets. Sheriff Randy Smith says about the only distinguishing mark is a scar from open heart surgery.   Read more...
New Laws

New Louisiana laws take effect in August


More than 400 new Louisiana laws take effect with the start of August. Skipping the seatbelt in a car will carry heftier fines Monday. Sex offenders won't be allowed careers in door-to-door sales. And, children's lemonade stands will be shielded from ticketing.  Read more...
Duke Senate Run

Duke seeks return to political relevance on Trump coattails


The former Ku Klux Klan leader who earned a runoff spot in Louisiana's 1991 governor's race is linking his latest political comeback try to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.  Read more...
Tropic Outlook

Two tropical systems in the Atlantic


Forecasters are watching Invest areas 96 and 97 far out in the Atlantic. While there are still possibilities for some development, both are a long way from reaching the U.S. if they ever do. A tropical wave located about 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is moving westward at 25 to 30 mph.  Read more...
Gentilly Murder

NOPD investigating Saturday morning murder in Gentilly


New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday in the 2600 block of Myrtle Street. NOPD Third District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area about 6:20 a.m.  Read more...
Listeria Fine

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria


Texas has fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year that was linked to the death of three people, but the ice cream maker could wind up paying just a fraction of the $850,000 penalty.  Read more...
Sheriff's Gun

Judge refuses to let indicted La. sheriff carry gun


A federal judge has refused to allow a south Louisiana sheriff accused of making anti-Semitic threats to carry a gun while awaiting trial on charges he directed officers to assault prisoners.  Read more...
Property Law

Terrebonne blighted property law change focuses on crime


The Terrebonne Parish Council has unanimously voted to amend its blighted property ordinance to better address safety and potential high-crime areas. This is the second time the ordinance went to a public hearing and it received mostly positive reviews from residents who spoke.  Read more...
Term Limits

Livingston council considers election for term limits


The Livingston Parish Council is shopping for a new election date for a proposition on term limits after missing the deadline for the Nov. 8 ballot. Councilman Garry Talbert says the proposal would limit the council members and parish president to three consecutive terms.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 23 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims fell to 2,880 from the previous week's total of 3,062.  Read more...
Animal Shelters

Animal shelters are filling up


Jefferson Parish's 2 animal shelters both East and Westbank are in the habit of saving animals' lives.  But lately that's been difficult, as both animal shelters are filled almost to capacity. 
Robin Beaulieu is the director on both sides of the river ...Read more
Cop Killing

Lynch meets family of man killed by police in Baton Rouge


Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday met with the family of a 37-year-old black man killed by Baton Rouge police and promised that the Justice Department will help both police and the community to overcome violent tragedies that have shaken... Read more

Gentilly double shooting



NOPD is working the scene of a double shooting.  It happened in the 6100 block of Franklin Avenue in Gentilly.  Police say the victims are male.  One male is 32 and the other 39.
The men were walking out of a convenience store by a large gathering  ...Read more
Arrests Down

Baton Rouge drug arrests plummet


Drug arrests have plummeted in Baton Rouge since the fatal officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling. Crime analyst Jeff Asher says they saw similar occurrences in other cities that had police shootings, like Ferguson, Chicago, and Baltimore. Read more...
$478M Jackpot!

Powerball jackpot now up to $478 million


The Louisiana Lottery is calling 2016 the year of the jackpot as once again we're seeing a huge prize up for grabs tomorrow. Saturday's Powerball jackpot has jumped up to 478 million dollars.  Read more... 
Homicide

Rigolets body ruled homicide


The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office says the case of a body found along Hwy. 90 in the Rigolets is a homicide. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo underway


Grand Isle's biggest event of the year, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is underway. The massive fishing festival draws thousands of people every year. On the first day of the 88th annual rodeo, a man from Houma caught a 167 pound fish that took him 45 minutes to reel in.  Read more...
No Vouchers

No vouchers for private school students needing monetary aid


With the new school year right around the corner, about one in three students who thought they would receive a voucher to attend a private school are now on a waiting list. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says it's very devastating to these families.  Read more...
Police Shooting

Lynch: Justice Department will help in wounded Baton Rouge


Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told community leaders in Baton Rouge that the Department of Justice will help their city overcome the violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month.  Read more...
'Gleason'

Steve Gleason documentary hits big screen


The new movie "Gleason" hits theaters today. Critics are calling it everything from very emotional to awe-inspiring. Read more...
Rape Sentence

Slidell man sentenced to 20 years for raping and molesting boys


The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney says a 25-year-old Slidell man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a then 13-year-old boy about seven years ago and sexually molesting another boy.  John P. Montelepre is also required to register as a sex offender.  Read more...  
Court Battle

Judge to consider whether 15-year court battle continues


An attorney for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has asked a Baton Rouge judge to dismiss former head football coach Jerry Baldwin's claim that the school fired him in 2001 because he is black.  Read more...
 
 
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Kristian: Tempo, tempo, tempo as Saints put on the pads


The Saints went right to it in the first day of pads.  You can always feel the energy level of the first day in pads.  Players are usually tweeting about it the night before and yapping about it before getting on the field. Read More

Saints safety Jairus Byrd says last 2 years have been 'tough'


When you mention Jairus Byrd’s name to Saints fans, expect to see eyes rolling. The safety was given a 6 year, $54 million deal and was thought to be the ball-hawking presence the Black & Gold were missing to make another championship run. Read more...

Deke: When it comes to Saints D, it's all about the DTs!


In the history of football at any level, when it comes to defense you don’t have to look any further than a team’s defensive line. Read More

Steve: Cam Jordan willing to do whatever it takes for the Saints


The defensive line has been the major reason for the teams’ problems. When you look at the lack of a pass rush coupled with the inability to stop running backs, it’s actually pretty amazing the Saints were even able to achieve a 7-9 record. Read More

Resident pros Bobby and Deuce are ready to see Saints in pads


For the last 10 years, being able to talk to two former Saints greats each day has been something that has been very unique, to say the least.  And anytime you can ask football questions to two former pros, well, what else needs to be said? Read More

T-Bob: Saints DT Sheldon Rankins talks mind games in the trenches


Sheldon Rankins spoke to the media today and once again, I was struck by the maturity that Rankins projects, despite only being a rookie.  Read More

Mark: Saints sign Hakeem Nicks - what's he bring to the table?


The Saints added a new veteran presence to the receivers' room today when they signed former Giants and Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks. At 28, Nicks is the oldest receiver on a roster that features two of last year's breakout players in Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead and a 2016 second-round draft choice in Michael Thomas. Read More

Kristian: Thomas dazzles at Saints camp, Spiller wants rebound year


Rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas made the catch of the day, and perhaps the best catch of camp. "We won't see another catch like that the rest of camp, or the preseason," Bobby Hebert shouted after seeing Thomas dive for a deep pass and snare it with one hand. Read More

Deke: Saints need to win now - all on their defense


After back to back 7-9 seasons and a retooled roster that has been taking shape in each of the last few off seasons, the New Orleans Saints enter the 2016 NFL season with several question marks. Read More

Deuce and Bobby say day one of Saints camp "overall, pretty good!"


“I thought it was a crisp practice,” said Deuce McAllister.  “I was excited to see the defense create and come up with some turnovers as they got their hands on a couple of balls.  That’s a positive.” Read More
 
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