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Unclaimed Money

Over half of 2011 Citizens assessment rebates unclaimed

Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon reminds property insurance policy-holders that time is running out to get a rebate on money paid to help support Louisiana's insurer of last resort.   
Fifty-two percent of the refunds available for 2011 remain unclaimed. Read more...
Red State?

Pollster says Louisiana still a red state

A pollster believes the win of Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican David Vitter in a predominately conservative state is an anomaly. John Couvillion of JMC Analytics says Edwards got votes from... Read more
Tracking Device

Private investigator booked after illegal use of GPS tracker

Police have arrested a private investigator accused of illegally installing a tracking device on a vehicle.  Gretna police reported that 38-year-old David Centanni was booked Tuesday on a charge of using a prohibited tracking device.  Read more...

Medical Issue

Police: 'Medical issue' may have caused officer's car crash

Officials say an off-duty police officer was taken to a hospital after his SUV overturned on a New Orleans street.  Jefferson Parish Col. John Fortunato reported the single-vehicle crash involving Sgt. Mike Marziale occurred Wednesday.  Read more...
Food Murder

Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him.  Read more...
Dr. John

Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.  Read more...
Highway Deaths

5 die on state highways as Thanksgiving weekend opens

Louisiana State Police say two highway wrecks killed five people in the opening hours of the Thanksgiving weekend. Read more... 
In this Oct. 30, 2015 photo, Giovanni R. Santini, holds his United Houma Nation voting card in Lafitte, La. Santini has spent decades trying to prove he�s an American Indian, and folks in his bayou town no longer doubt he�s a proud member of the 17,00

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.  Read more...
Holiday Patrols

JPSO increasing holiday presence

In the interest of public safety, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is once again instituting its holiday patrols in and around the major shopping centers and strip malls throughout Jefferson Parish.  Read more...
Not Out Yet

Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital.  Edwards' wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won't be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.  Read more...

Food Murder

Man arrested for allegedly killing father, wounding mother in fight over food

Cops in Mississippi have arrested a man wanted for allegedly stabbing his parents during an argument about food in Jefferson Parish. His father died.  His mother was injured. The Lamar County Sheriff's office says deputies caught 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett outside... Read more
Feast Day

A nutritionist's take on Thanksgiving

You'd think America's annual day of overeating would be a nutritionist's nightmare. Not necessarily so, says Leigh Anne Burns, LSU Health Nutritionist/Dietician. "Remember, that it's just one day," says Burns.  Read more...
Fire Threat

Twice as many fires on Thanksgiving day

According to the US Fire Administration, the average number of home fires nearly double on Thanksgiving as compared to any other day of the year.  State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says it's important to remind residents of... Read more
Parents Stabbed

Cops: Man stabs both parents over argument involving food

Jefferson Parish authorities say a 32 year old man who got into an argument with both of his parents over “food items” stabbed both of them, killing his father.  His mother is in the hospital recovering from her injuries.  Read more...

Johnson Out

Tulane reportedly parting ways with coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.  Read more...

Upcoming Chevron layoffs could affect Covington office

Chevron says it will cut 350 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico next year, and it's a move that could result in layoffs at its Covington office.  The reductions come as the U.S. oil giant continues to move forward with selling off its shallow-water operations in the Gulf  ...Read more
Strip Clubs

ATC cites 14 more strip clubs

The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has cited 14 additional strip clubs across the state as part of their "Operation Trick or Treat" investigation. This crackdown comes weeks after 9 clubs were cited in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  Read more...
Dancer's Death

Suspect in dismemberment case requests new venue

The attorney for the woman suspected of stabbing and dismembering Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart wants a Jefferson Parish judge to move and reschedule her trial.  Read more...
House Speaker

Walter Leger set to be next Louisiana House speaker

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has apparently already made up his mind on who he would like as Speaker of the Louisiana House. Edwards is supporting Democrat House member Walter Leger of New Orleans.  Read more...
Transition Site

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards launches website

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has launched a new website to provide Louisiana residents updates about his administration's transition and give those interested in serving in his administration a contact point.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Central City shooting death

New Orleans police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon fatal shooting in Central City. It happened around 2:30 p.m., near the intersection of South Liberty Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Read more...
EWE Pneumonia

Edwin Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was admitted to a hospital Wednesday for pneumonia, according to his wife, Trina Edwards. Doctors in Baton Rouge are treating the 88-year-old with antibiotics.  Read more...

STPSO investigating carjacking near Slidell

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a carjacking that occurred Tuesday night near Slidell.  Shortly after 8:45 p.m. a Slidell woman was waiting for her grandson outside a house on Pebble Beach Drive ...Read more
Officer Injured

NOPD officer injured in Metairie car crash

An off-duty NOPD officer was injured Wednesday afternoon and rushed to University Medical Center in New Orleans after being involved in a single vehicle crash in Metairie.  Read more...
\"Dead Is Dead'

Landrieu: "Dead is dead," whether it's local terror or international terror

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the public safety team in the Crescent City is ready to respond to any threat, whether it is from international terrorists or local criminals committing an act or what he calls domestic terrorism. Read more...

Should LSU fire Les Miles even if he wins Saturday?
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Last Game?

LSU prepares for what could be Miles final game as Tigers coach

What could be Les Miles' final game as head coach of the LSU Tigers takes place tomorrow night against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium. Linebacker Deion Jones hopes this is not the end of the road for Miles.  Read more...

Saints place cornerback Lewis on injured reserve, add Owens

The New Orleans Saints have placed cornerback Keenan Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season. The move ends a frustrating season for Lewis, who has played in only six of New Orleans' 10 games this season because of a nagging hip injury.  Read more...

Saints' Keenan Lewis out for the season

Cornerback Keenan Lewis has been placed on injured reserve by the New Orleans Saints. The move means the end of the season for the veteran cornerback.  Read more...

Jimbo Fisher will be LSU's next coach, should Miles go

One of the most connected sources in the coaching industry thinks the rumors that LSU is pursuing Jimbo Fisher to replace Les Miles are "100 percent” true. Read more...

Steve: Rested Saints taking on tough Texans in Houston

The week of no Saints football went by pretty quickly. I guess the story of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's departure helped hold us over.  The Black & Gold enter the final 6 games of the season with a 4-6 record and believe it or not, still have a chance to... Read more

Brees says recharged Saints are preparing for tough Texans defense

With the Saints coming off the bye week, it was back to business as usual for the black and gold this week, meaning if it's Wednesday, it's time for Bobby Hebert's "QB To QB " segment with Drew Brees. Brees started the interview talking about the... Read more

Tulane reportedly parting ways with coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.  Read more...

Tulane reportedly will part ways with Curtis Johnson

Tulane reportedly parting ways with football coach Curtis Johnson.  Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.

Kristian: Simple approach for the Saints on defense

The most notable change in the Saints defense down the stretch with Dennis Allen now calling the defensive plays will most likely be a scaled back set of calls.  A dramatic change in scheme is not likely with Allen taking over for the recently fired Rob Ryan.  Read more...

Some in national sports media can't believe LSU would fire Miles

Some in the national sports media believe LSU would be crazy to fire football coach Les Miles. In eleven season at LSU, Miles has won 110 games, two SEC titles, and one BCS national championship. Dennis Dodd with cbssports.com says LSU would be making a horrible... Read more
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