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Standoff Ends

Body found after police standoff in New Orleans

A man was found dead in an Uptown New Orleans home and another man was taken in for questioning after a four-hour standoff with police. Read more...
Museum Growth

Construction underway and planned for World War II Museum

With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3½ square blocks in the city's Central Business District. Two new structures are being added to the museum campus to provide additional exhibition space.  Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

Loans to governments, grants for rebuilding homeowners

Louisiana officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency has activated a loan program for local governments affected by the August floods. The agency also has approved more than $128 million in grants for a "shelter at home'' program for people rebuilding residences.  Read more...

Uptown SWAT roll ends with 1 death, 1 arrest

Police say a man was found fatally wounded in an Uptown home early Saturday morning after a nearly four-hour standoff with an NOPD SWAT unit. Police say 58-year-old Richard Donovan surrendered following the standoff at a house in the 700 block of Lyons Street.  Read more...
Budget Spat

Edwards, Landry appear to settle latest budget dispute

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry appear to have worked out their latest budget dispute. The attorney general sought to boost spending in his budget on Medicaid fraud investigations and to take money from the health department to defend Louisiana abortion laws.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 24 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims rose to 2,443 from the previous week's total of 2,402.  Read more...
LGBT Lawsuit

Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's suing the state attorney general over his rejection of contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry has refused to approve contracts...Read more...
Cat. 5

Hurricane Matthew a Cat. 5, headed for Jamaica

Hurricane Matthew is now a dangerous category five storm. "Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 mph," National Hurricane Center Senior Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila said in... Read more

Ownership future of Saints, Pelicans still uncertain after latest court filings

The future of the ownership of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans after Tom Benson dies is still hanging in legal limbo. Read more...
Frs Vodka

Pernod Ricard sells vodka brand to New Orleans-based Sazerac

French company Pernod Ricard SA has sold its Frs Vodka brand to New Orleans-based Sazerac Co. Read more...
Cat. 4

Matthew now a powerful Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Matthew has rapidly strengthened into a powerful Category 4 storm, and a hurricane watch has now been issued for Jamaica. Read more...
Higher Pay!

Reports shows UNO grads earn higher starting salaries

A graduate with a bachelors degree from the University of New Orleans will make more money than similar grads from Tulane and LSU. That's the finding in a new survey from PayScale.com. Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

State eager to get federal flood dollars in the hands of victims

President Obama has signed the bill that provides $500 million in federal disaster aid. Executive Director of the state Office of Community Development Pat Forbes says Louisiana is expected to get a little over $400 million of that assistance to help with flood recovery.  Read more...
Clown Sightings

More creepy clown sightings in Louisiana

There are more clown sightings popping up around the Bayou State.  There were three clown sightings in Terrebonne parish within two days. Maj. Malcolm Wolfe with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office says there were two reported incidents on Wednesday.  Read more...

Opioid Epidemic

Opioid epidemic leads to more deaths, increased insurance costs

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is concerned about the rising number of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses in Louisiana, and the costs associated with prescription pill addiction.
Donelon says the life expectancy has gone down for white males ages 25 to 35.  Read more...
Premieres Today

Deepwater Horizon film premieres in theaters

The Deepwater Horizon movie premieres in theaters today and shows the story of the lives lost during the 2010 rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser was the president of Plaquemines Parish when 11 crew members were killed  ...Read more
Heading To Cuba

Governor Edwards heading to Cuba next week for trade talks

Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling to Cuba next week for a trade mission, seeking to build economic ties with the island nation now that the U.S. is moving to normalize relations between the countries.  Read more...

Cat. 3 Storm

Hurricane Matthew now a Category 3 storm

Hurricane Matthew has now been upgraded to a category 3 storm with winds of 115 miles per hour.  Matthew is a threat to Jamaica and Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Read more...

Doctor Indicted

Doctor indicted on charges of prescribing drugs, threats

A Metairie doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of illegally prescribing oxycodone and threatening to kill federal agents.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release Thursday that Dr. Shannon Ceasar, ...Read more

Holiday shopping now?

As many New Orleanians are hoping to really notice the first taste of real fall weather, we're hearing that millions of U.S. adults have already started their holiday shopping. Creditcards.com issued a report that finds 34 million U.S. adults have started, and one million say they're already finished. Read more...
No Hotel Bids

New Orleans airport gets no bids for new terminal hotel

Louis Armstrong International Airport's plan for a prominent hotel at the front entrance to its new $807 million passenger terminal has failed to attract any interest.  It's reported that the New Orleans Aviation Board did not receive any responses to its recent request ...Read more
Life in Prison

Killer sentenced to life for murder of Slidell fire chief

A Northshore man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a firefighter and stuffing his body in the trunk of a sports car. "Michael D. Lizana, 38, who lived just outside Slidell, was sentenced to life in prison... Read more
Angola Rodeo

Angola Rodeo kicks off this Sunday

The Wildest Show in the South gets underway this weekend, as the Angola Rodeo returns Sunday on the grounds of the state prison. Angola spokesperson Gary Young says the rodeo is held every Sunday in October, and the gates open at 9am.  Read more...

Reviving Cut

Louisiana tries to revive Planned Parenthood funding cut

Attorneys for the state of Louisiana are trying to revive the state's Medicaid funding cut for Planned Parenthood clinics.  Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking the cut, ...Read more
Shore Up The D

Saints moving to shore up defense before season slips away

When Saints defensive players gathered for meetings this week, there has been plenty of criticism to go around, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said.  That's what happens when you give up more than 200 yards rushing and 45 points in a critical home game  ...Read more
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Hahnville Wins

Hahnville Wins Thrilling Offensive Shutout, Stuns Cougars

The Hahnville Tigers (3-2) showed their fans, the St. Thomas More Cougars (2-3) and the state of Louisiana what it means to never give up on a ballgame. Read More

Seth: NFC upstarts continue to surprise; AFC is who we thought they were

The NFC is completely upside down.  The Eagles and Vikings are 3-0 while teams like the Seahawks, Panthers, and Cardinals are all struggling to various degrees. With the unexpected surge of those two teams, plus the Giants, Cowboys, Falcons and even Rams looking like bubble playoff contenders there isn’t much room for error in that conference. Read More

Saturday night in Death Valley: Does Coach O have what it takes?

Saturday night will be the first time LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron will get to show whether he has what it takes to turn the season around. College Football analyst Mike Detillier says Coach "O" will get their attention real quick. "And you're already seeing it," said Detillier.  Read more...

LSU opens new era against explosive Mizzou

Ed Orgeron is encouraging everyone associated with LSU to forget the recent past and let go of the frustration that led to the firing of arguably the most successful football coach in school history. "We're excited to start Week 1 of our new season," Orgeron, who is now... Read more

Brees returns San Diego for 1st time since '05 to face Bolts

Drew Brees will play at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday for the first time since Dec. 31, 2005, when he walked off the field holding his right arm at a 90-degree angle from his side because of a shoulder injury. That was his last game of quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, who... Read more

T-Bob: LSU rushes into the great unknown with Coach O

The new era of LSU football begins Saturday night when Louisiana native Ed Orgeron will lead the Tigers onto the field in Death Valley.  As Purple and Gold fans journey into the great unknown there is much anxiety; however, there is also much excitement. Read More

Ownership future of Saints, Pelicans still uncertain after latest court filings

The future of the ownership of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans after Tom Benson dies is still hanging in legal limbo. Read more...

Kristian: Armstead out again for Sunday's Saints game

For the second straight game the Saints will be without left tackle Terron Armstead (knee). He has been ruled out for Sunday's week four match up against San Diego.  Read More

Mark: Catholic Bears, Teurlings Rebels test their mettle tonight in BR

This week's biggest matchup lies in our nation's capital as top-5 teams from the state's two biggest clashes meet up. We'll start with the host. The Bears of Baton Rouge's edition of Catholic High came into the season as the defending Division I state champions. All they've done in 2016 is pick up right where they left off. Read More

Saints moving to shore up defense before season slips away

When Saints defensive players gathered for meetings this week, there has been plenty of criticism to go around, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said.  That's what happens when you give up more than 200 yards rushing and 45 points in a critical home game  ...Read more
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