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Schedler not happy with federal designation regarding elections

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking President-elect Donald Trump to undo President Obama’s designation that all 50 states’ election systems to be considered “critical infrastructure.” Read more...
Record Hot 2016

Earth's warmest year yet

The World Meteorological Organization announced 2016 was officially the warmest on Earth since 1880, when record keeping began. Read more...
Snapper Rules

Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season

A federal fishing rule resulting in significantly longer recreational red snapper seasons for charter boat services than for private anglers in the Gulf of Mexico has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Read more...
Crime Drops

Normand: 2016 is the lowest crime rate year in Jeff. Parish since 1974

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand talked crime stats in the Parish at an afternoon news conference.  "We are pleased to announce that 2016 is the lowest crime rate year in Jefferson Parish since 1974," Normand announced. Read more...

More Gates

New Orleans expanding plans for new airport terminal

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is expanding plans for a terminal being built to replace the international airport's current one, built in 1959.  He says increased flights and passengers prompted the change in plans from 30 gates to 35. Read more...
Killed & Cut Up

Search for more body parts in Kenner murder

Authorities say the probe of a gruesome murder case in Kenner is far from over.  Investigators believe the suspect killed and cut apart the man after the victim started sleeping with the murder's ex-girlfriend. Some of the victim's body parts have been... Read more
Hit & Run

1 jailed in Chauvin hit-and-run fatality

State police say they've made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run accident that happened in Chauvin. The pedestrian killed in the early morning accident was identified as 39-year-old Taylor Thibodeaux of Chauvin. He was struck by a car shortly before 12:30 a.m.  Read more...

Adding Years

Hot peppers could add years to your life, according to a study

Researchers at the University of Vermont believe eating hot peppers could help you live longer, which is good news for Louisianans who love their spicy foods.  Dr. Benjamin Littenberg with the Larner College of Medicine says their study ...Read more

Tulane study: Kill roaches, eliminate asthma symptoms

A Tulane University study finds the use of cockroach bait can eliminate enough pests in a home to reduce a child with moderate to severe asthma symptoms by nearly 50 days. Read more...
Coffee v Saving

Millennials more likely to spend on coffee than save for the future

A new study finds workers of the Millennial generation spend more on their coffee than they put in their retirement savings! The survey for Acorns Money Matter of almost 2,000 younger workers finds 41 percent apparently not thinking ahead towards retirement. But there may... Read more
School Costs

Study: School operation costs higher in charter-heavy Orleans

The percentage of public school dollars going to school operation costs such as transportation and administrative salaries is higher in New Orleans — and the percentage devoted to actual instruction is lower — than in other districts that don't rely so heavily on charter schools, according to a study released Tuesday. Read more...
Deadly Shooting

Sheriff: Witnesses back homeowner's claims in deadly N. Shore shooting

St. Tammany Parish sheriff Randy Smith released more details today about the early Monday shooting near Slidell -- in which a homeowner killed a 22-year-old on the homeowner's property, but not in the house. Read more...

Despite bad weather, Louisiana strawberries looking good

Despite floods, droughts, and freezing temperatures, experts say Louisiana strawberries are doing just fine. Whitney Wallace with the LSU AgCenter doesn’t think there will be too much damage to this year’s strawberry crop.  Read more...
Mayor's Race

What kind of mayor will NOLA voters elect this fall?

What kind of candidate will win the next mayoral election in New Orleans? The potential contenders are busy making plans leading up to qualifying in July. Read more...

Cops: Jealous man kills and cuts up ex's new boyfriend in Kenner

Cops in Kenner and St. John say they have solved the case of a man killed, cut into pieces and dumped in the water near the interstate.  "On December 29, 2016, the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office located a severed human arm... Read more

Research finds 18% decrease in abortions in Louisiana

New research finds there was an 18% decline in the number of abortions in Louisiana between 2011 and 2014. Guttmacher Institute researcher Rachel Jones says nationally, there was a 12% decline over the same period.  Read more...
Parade Fatality

Police: Child dies after struck by float at MLK Day parade

Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Abbeville.  Multiple news outlets report that police say the child was hit by the float sometime after the parade started that Monday morning.  Read more...

Sugar Daddies

More LSU students joining Sugar Daddy dating site

More and more LSU students are seeking Sugar Daddies to help pay for their education. That’s according to SeekingArangment.com, which saw 35 LSU students enroll in 2016. Spokeswoman Brook Urick says that’s a substantial increase over the previous year.  Read more...

Legal Killing?

What is 'reasonable' when it comes to citizens using deadly force?

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is set to announce more details today about a Slidell-area homeowner who fatally shot and killed a man in his yard early Monday morning. The sheriff's office says the homeowner told deputies the man was behaving... Read more
Extras Needed

Extras needed for Mardi Gras show on NCIS New Orleans

Wanna be on the TV show NCIS: New Orleans? Producers are looking for some extras in Mardi Gras attire. They are shooting the Carnival scene this Friday, Jan. 20. To apply, officials say you should send a picture of yourself in a costume that you would like to wear. Read more...
Deadly Crash

Deadly I-10 crash

An overnight crash left one person dead and closed the I-10 east in New Orleans. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality on I-10 East near the Morrison exit," Public information officer Ambria Washington said in an email shortly after 3:30am.  Read more...
2 Kids Shot

Shooting in Carrollton injures two children

New Orleans Police say two children were wounded in a shooting Monday night. "The NOPD is investigating a double shooting," Public Information Officer Ambria Washington said in an email.  "Initial reports show two male juveniles." She both the youngsters were... Read more

AgCenter: OK strawberry season likely

The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. Read more...
Hit & Run

State trooper injured in hit-and-run accident

A Louisiana state trooper was injured when his patrol car was involved in a hit-and-run accident. Read more...
Last on Moon

Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. Read more...
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Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season

A federal fishing rule resulting in significantly longer recreational red snapper seasons for charter boat services than for private anglers in the Gulf of Mexico has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Read more...

Kristian: Who's ready for some LSU baseball?

Me, me, me! Love it or hate it, I'll admit I'm a college baseball junkie, and can't wait for LSU's 2017 season.  You should be excited too. Read More

Worsham: Johnny Jones under fire amid LSU's losing skid

Joe Alleva took in LSU’s 81-66 loss to Alabama on Saturday from the bleachers a few rows up from the Tigers’ bench.  Like the rest of those in attendance with LSU allegiances, he can’t have liked what he saw.  Read more...


Is another coaching change coming at LSU?

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva fired football coach Les Miles in mid-season, could it happen again? The Tigers men’s basketball team is 1-4 in the SEC. They’ve lost three in a row and all three defeats have been by double digits. Read more...

Teague, George help Pacers hold off Pelicans 98-95

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague figures he'll eventually get that elusive triple-double. Until then, he's content to pile up wins. For the fourth time in 30 days, the former All-Star guard flirted with his first career triple double and Paul George scored 19 points to help the... Read more

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... 
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