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Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads

Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials Friday that they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork. Read more...
Now Open!

131 patients transferred to now-open UMC

University Medical Center New Orleans today completed the transfer of 131 patients from the Interim LSU Hospital to the new, 2.3 million-square foot hospital at 2000 Canal Street. Read more...
Houma Bar Raid

Prostitution and drug raid at Houma bar

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says nine people have been arrested and three more are being sought following a month-long, undercover operation at the Wet and Wild Saloon in Houma.  Read more...
Drowning Death

Kenner Police investigating drowning death of 4-year-old

Kenner Police responded to the Chardonnay Village Condominiums, at 1500 West Esplanade Avenue, Friday night in reference to a 4-year-old who was found unresponsive in a pool.  Read more...

Teacher Sex

BESE to consider certificate of teacher who had sex with student

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider permanently revoking the certificate of a Destrehan High School teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student.  Read more...
Two Killed

Two pedestrians killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

Louisiana State Police say two female pedestrians were killed early Saturday morning and the driver of the vehicle that struck them has been booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two counts of Vehicular Homicide.  Read more...
Satchmo Exhibit

Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong

A century after Louis Armstrong's first pro gig as a teenager playing at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the trumpeter's complicated relationship with his hometown has opened in New Orleans. The exhibit is part of the Satchmo Summerfest at the Old U.S. Mint.  Read more... 
Murder Trial

Oakwood Mall murder trial set for November

Gary Francois, accused of gunning down another man in the Oakwood shopping mall on Christmas Eve, will go to trial Nov. 3.  Read more...
Heroin Ring

Two plead guilty in federal heroin distribution case

Federal authorities say two men who pleaded guilty this week in New Orleans are the latest convicted in connection with a heroin distribution ring.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 25 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
Two Shot

Two people shot near City Hall

New Orleans police say 2 people were shot Friday afternoon near City Hall.  During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that two adult males were involved in a verbal altercation near the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Gravier Street.  Read more...
Floating Body

Another body found in the river

Plaquemines Parish authorities recovered a body floating in the Mississippi River this morning. The Plaquemines Pride Ferry captain spotted a body around 7:30 this morning floating near the Scarsdale Ferry Landing on the east bank of the river.  Read more...


Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads

Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork.  The three Republicans ...Read more
Body Id'd

Authorities identify body pulled from Mississippi River

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has positively identified the body found floating in the Mississippi River earlier this week as that of 42-year-old Dave Hebron.  New Orleans Police spokesman Juan D. Barnes Sr. in a news release Friday ...Read more
Man Crushed

Metairie man crushed to death while repairing dump truck

Kenner police say a 63-year-old Metairie man died after a dump truck bed under which he was working fell and crushed him.  Read more...
Ready to Open

After years of planning and struggle, UMC ready to open

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina shut down Charity Hospital on Tulane Avenue, and after years of arguing with FEMA over proper funding, acquiring various plots of real estate, and finally, construction, the massive new University Medical Center is set to open in New Orleans' Mid-City. Read more...
BP Trial

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
Double Murder

Two indicted in killings of Metairie man and his son

A Jefferson Parish grand jury has returned a 23-count indictment against two New Orleans residents accused of killing a Metairie man and his son during a home invasion in April.  Read more...
Blue Moon

Blue moon appears in the sky tonight

The night sky will light up tonight with what's known as a blue moon. LSU Astronomy Professor Brad Schaeffer says the moon will not look blue, but it's referred as a "blue moon" because it's the second time in a calendar month that there's been a full moon. Read more...

New Orleans showing strong recovery in 10 years and bright future

As we near the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a new study is out showing a strong recovery despite the recent recession. The report looks at a variety of areas including how the economy is doing a decade after the worst ever U.S. disaster had critics insisting... Read more
I-10 Delays

I-10 delays expected in Slidell and near Baton Rouge

The State Department of Transportation is warning motorists to expect delays this weekend on two big stretches of Interstate 10. Drivers traveling between the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Slidell will run into a stack up on the I-10 in both directions.  Read more...
Revenge Porn

New laws take effect, including revenge porn ban

Posting "revenge porn" can land you in jail, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening.  Those are among hundreds of new Louisiana laws that take effect Saturday.  Read more...

Americans are feeling the pinch as prices start to climb

With the rising costs of prices from everything from rent, beef, coffee, even haircuts; Americans are starting to feel the pinch in their pocketbooks.  Consumers have been used to flat or even falling prices for several years, but now an unfamiliar sight has emerged... Read more
Satchmo Fest

All things "Louis" at Satchmo Summer Fest

The 15th Annual Satchmo SummerFest kicks off today at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.  Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and presented by Chevron, the event is an unparalleled celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son... Read more
S&WB Questions

Sewerage & Water Board leaders face questions about boil water advisory

The Orleans Parish Sewerage & Water Board's executive director Thursday promised the City Council's public works committee there would be communication changes made after a public outcry about how last weekend's boil water advisory was handled.  Read more...
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Going from Patriots to Saints is just business for Brandon Browner

Ever since Jabari Greer got injured and ultimately retired from football the Saints have been without a solid #2 cornerback.  The team made sure to rectify that this offseason by inking Brandon Browner to a 3 year, 15 million dollar deal.  Read more...

Kristian: Pads pop at Saints Camp

Contact:  Finally the Saints were back to ‘real football’ in full pads this morning.  The pace of practice was much faster than the previous two days, with a variety of different drills.  You could see an uptick in energy among the players and ... Read more

Resident Pro's: Saints Practice live and in color!

Those who follow sports know that there are, and will continue to be, many cliché’s and sayings.  I can remember back in my days at good ole Amite High School Coach Nick Labarbera would yell, "Ok we are live and in color."  Read more...

Henderson: Saints training camp off to a good start

Like E.F. Hutton - when he talks, we all listen.  One of the longest tenured voices in the National Football League stopped by Sports Talk to pay a visit to the Cajun Cannon and the Big Chief. Read More

Kristian: Saints hoping to gain an edge with new high-tech toys

The Saints brought in two 360-degree cameras that act as virtual simulators for players; plus a new Cyrotherapy Chamber that may someday replace cold tubs. Read More

T-Bob: Baton Rouge DA drops charges against 3 LSU players

The charges against LSU players Dwayne Thomas, Maquedius Bain, and Anthony Jennings have officially been dropped as of today. Read More

Saints TE Orson Charles suspended for road rage incident

Saints tight end Orson Charles has been suspended by the league for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Read More

Steve's Saints training camp Vine-lights

It was a glorious day here in West Virginia after the mountain fog lifted from the practice field. Saints players got their last taste of practicing without pads, as the real fun starts tomorrow. Here are a few highlights from the day, leading off with running back Khiry Robinson looking like he was shot from a cannon! Read More

Kristian: Colston returns to Saints training camp

Wide Receiver Marques Colston made an appearance at this morning’s walk through portion of practice, hauling in a pass from Drew Brees.  Colston started camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list with an undisclosed injury, and while he didn’t participate in the team drills at practice today, it was good to see him moving around. Read More

Saints practice in cooler weather; Bush and Lewis shine

The first two days of practice are in the books, and the New Orleans Saints will get down to more physical business tomorrow.  "When you put on the pads it changes things," said Hokie Gajan. The Saints wrapped up this morning at the Greenbrier with a two hour plus practice and willdon full pads for the first time tomorrow morning. Read More
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