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Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. Read more...
Wildlife Health

Evidence shows gulf wildlife continues to suffer 4 years after spill

Easter Sunday this weekend also happens to be the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that began the months-long Gulf oil spill. Marine researchers say some animals are still having trouble because of it. Read more...
Less Soda

Soda consumption going down

According to a leading beverage industry newsletter, there has been a big decline in soda consumption in the United States and it continues to drop. Denise Holston-West is a dietitian with the LSU Ag Center. She says the Beverage Digest report found...  Read more
Molesation Case

Northshore cops: More molestation charges expected against teacher

Washington Parish investigators today are asking for help finding any additional molestation victims after the arrest of a teacher. "A Junior High Special Education teacher at Mt. Hermon, was arrested April 16 by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators... Read more

Arizona judge denies bond for Darren Sharper on sex assault charges

After a two-day hearing, a judge in Arizona has denied bond for former Saints safety Darren Sharper.  Read more...

Education chief: Comman Core critics have no plan

Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos'' for public school teachers.  Read more...

Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash

Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission.  Read more...

New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud

A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns.  Read more...
Sea Weed

Eighteen pounds of pot wash up on Grand Isle

Cops in Grand Isle seized 18 pounds of marijuana today, and they barely had to do anything -- in this case, it was a considerable amount of marijuana that just washed up on the beach. Read more...

A busy Easter weekend in New Orleans

There are no shortage of things to do in New Orleans this Easter weekend. On Saturday, it's the huge Crescent City Classic, now considered one of the premier racing events in the country with 20,000 runners expected. Read more...http://wwl.com/A-busy-Easter-weekend-in-New-Orleans/18833045
Late Show?

Landrieu pitches New Orleans as ideal 'Late Show' home

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in a letter to CBS honcho Les Moonves, is touting the Crescent City as a good place for the network's "Late Show." Read more...
1st Lady Visit

Michelle Obama to speak in New Orleans

The White House today announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be in New Orleans on May 10th to address the graduating class at Dillard University. "First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2014 at Dillard University... Read more
Free Concerts

Free concerts start tonight in Lafreniere Park

The Lafreniere Live concert series kicks off tonight in Metairie. The Bucktown All-Stars play at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert Stage in Lafreniere Park "at sunset." Admission is free.  Read more...
Lakeshore Drive

Levee officials reopen Lakeshore Drive to 2-way traffic 7 days a week

Levee authorities in New Orleans have reversed a nearly 30-year-old policy of one-way traffic on Lakeshore Drive during the weekends. Read more...
OPP Decree

City and sheriff's office reach deal in Orleans Parish Prison consent decree

The city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish Sheriff's office have reached an agreement on the federal consent decree regarding conditions at Orleans Parish Prison. Read more...
Son-Wife Killed

Cops: Man kills son and wife, says he is jumping off bridge

Cops say a man shot and killed his wife and 12-year-old son in Gonzales this morning and then said he was about to jump into the Mississippi River. "We have a horrible tragedy," Ascension Parish Deputy Tony Bacala said.  Read more...
BP Cleanup

Coastal expert responds to BP's move to end active clean-up

The advisor to Governor Jindal on coastal affairs is concerned about BP's announcement that the Coast Guard is ending active clean-up efforts on Louisiana's coast. Read more...
Christmas Bill

''Merry Christmas Bill'' advances out of committee

The House Education Committee has approved a bill that would give public schools the authority to put up nativity scenes and Christmas trees as part of a holiday display. Read more...
Easter Treats

Elmer's Easter candy sales hopping right along!

A popular treat for Louisiana Easter baskets is a candy that's been around over 160 years and is manufactured in Ponchatoula -- Elmer's Chocolate's. President Rob Nelson says the Easter Bunny has been filling baskets with Gold Brick Eggs since 1936... Read more
Crawfish Theft

Man accused of stealing crawfish from traps

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond. Sheriff Wayne Melancon said in a news release that Jason Paul Mire faces up to 10 years in prison... Read more
Pricey Meat

New Orleans area restaurants battle burgeoning beef prices

Local restaurants are finding it tough to put prime beef on their plates without it eating into their profits.  The price of beef is at its highest level since 1987. "And, that's due to a dwindling number of cattle and growing export demands from the Asian markets... Read more
School Gun

10-year-old found with loaded gun at Thibodaux elementary school

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews reported a 10-year-old boy is in custody after bringing a loaded handgun to an elementary school in Thibodaux.  Read more...

Universal Studio subsidiary locates in New Orleans Regional Business Park

The film industry continues to show strong interest in the New Orleans area. Universal Studio's subsidiary Ebbtide Films has moved into the New Orleans Regional Business Park.  Read more...


Ex-New Orleans jailer accused in contraband case

An ex-jailer at the Orleans Parish Prison has been accused of smuggling cellphones and marijuana to inmates in exchange for cash.  Read more...

Senate committee backs bill targeting levee board

Senators have advanced a bill that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers public policy.  Read more...

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Steve: Calls to "Fire Monty" as Pelicans coach are unfair

With so many players hurt, the team obviously struggled with back-ups now being forced to play starters’ minutes. Wouldn’t you know it, the “Fire Monty” chatter began and is still going. But I ask, how is it his fault? Read More

Pelicans end season with 2 game winning streak

Tyreke Evans' sore right knee - and long-term contract - gave him every reason to sit out the final two games of a losing season with the Pelicans. Yet even as coaches and trainers encouraged him to rest, Evans was having none of it.  Read more...

Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints

Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Read More

TIgers beat Southern Miss in Pontiff Classic

LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field. The Tigers, winners of eight of their last nine games, improved to 28-9-1. Southern Miss dropped to 21-17. Read More

Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track

Just two weeks ago LSU’s baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game.  Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games. “Anytime you can win a series in this league you feel good about yourselves,” said Coach Mainieri. Read More

Babbitt's best not enough for Pelicans

James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.  Read more...

Baseball Clinches Arkansas Series with Walk-Off

 Sophomore right fielder Mark Laird hit a walk-off single to score pinch runner Jake Fraley in the Tiger's 5-4 series clincher over Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Read more...

Complete Masters coverage

The world’s top golfers have been battling for the green jacket at Augusta.  Click here for top Masters' news, the leaderboard and much more...

Oklahoma City thunders past Pelicans

Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night to clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.  Read more...

LSU beats Arkansas for 6th straight win

Junior right-hander Aaron Nola set a career high with 13 strikeouts in seven innings Friday night as eighth-ranked LSU posted a 5-3 win over No.  24 Arkansas at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More
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