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Crowd Struck

Vehicle plows into parade crowd, dozen critically injured


New Orleans Police say a vehicle ran into a crowd of people at Orleans and Carrollton avenues. Read more...
Body Identified

Remains identified as man who went missing during Isaac


Remains found in a wooded area of St. Charles Parish in November belong to an elderly man who went missing during Hurricane Isaac. Read more...
Parade Shooting

NOPD: Man shot on Uptown parade route


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting on the Uptown parade route. Police say someone fired a gun from inside a portable toilet. Read more...
Rome Trip Cost

Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail


Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. But expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the State Police.  Read more...
Renovations

Emergency repairs to begin at Cabildo, Presbytere


About $3.4 million in emergency repairs are needed to save New Orleans' historic Cabildo and Presbytère buildings that flank St. Louis Cathedral from crumbling. Moisture intrusion at the 200-year-old French Quarter buildings has put the plaster and stucco at risk of breaking off.  Read more...
Justice System

Study: Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than needed


A study released by the American Bar Association says Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than it needs to effectively represent poor people caught up in the criminal justice system. The study was released against a backdrop of recurring litigation and public debate.  Read more...
Budget Feud

No decision made on $4M sitting in Louisiana escrow account


As they wrapped up their special legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers didn't resolve a disagreement between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. At issue was $4 million sitting in an escrow account.  Read more...
Ferry Terminal

New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo


The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. The City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.  Read more...
Tax Fraud

Tax preparer faces charges over non-existent businesses


A Louisiana tax preparer faces felony charges for what state officials say was a scheme that cost taxpayers an estimated $300,000. The state Department of Revenue says Melissa Cato was arrested on charges of altering of clients' tax returns to claim losses for businesses that did not exist.  Read more...
TOPS Ruling

Board of Regents tables proposal to raise credit hour requirement for TOPS


The Board of Regents decided not to move forward on a recommendation to increase the credit hour requirement to 30 hours for TOPS students and instead tabled the idea for more study. Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo supports the board’s decision.  Read more...
Child Death

Former owner of BR daycare sentenced in toddler's death


A former daycare owner will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to a negligent homicide charge linked to a toddler's death. State District Judge Lou Daniel ordered 49-year-old Shelia Newman, of Baton Rouge, Friday to spend... Read more
Inmate Death

Coroner: Inmate had signs of 'drug, med-related' death


The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says an inmate found dead in his New Orleans cell did not appear to suffer any physical trauma and showed signs consistent with "drug or medication-related deaths." Read more...
Medicaid Talks

Gov Edwards to meet with federal leaders about Medicaid expansion


On Sunday Governor John Bel Edwards will meet with US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss Medicaid expansion. The meeting comes amid ongoing discussions at the nation’s capital about repealing the Affordable Care Act.  Read more...
TOPS Ruling

Proposal to toughen TOPS requirements shelved by Regents


A proposal to toughen academic requirements for students in the TOPS college tuition program isn't being suggested by the Board of Regents. The higher education board decided Friday to delete the proposed change from a set of recommendations going to the Louisiana Legislature.  Read more...
School Threats

Racial tension and threats at Hahnville High


St. Charles Parish Public Schools today are urging parents to send their kids to school at Hahnville High despite racial tensions, rumored threats on social media and a bomb threat.  Officials say they have extra police on campus today after a poem read during a... Read more
TOPS Changes

Board of Regents to finalize recommendations on TOPS changes


TOPS is not fully funded under the governor’s spending plan for next fiscal year. Officials say it will take more than 80 million additional dollars to pay for the scholarship program. Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo has concerns ...Read more 
MG To The World

British Airways sends jet load of passengers just for Mardi Gras


There's no shortage of visitors from around the world for Mardi Gras, and pretty soon, New Orleans gets closer than ever to the rest of the world, when Armstrong International adds regular service to London, via British Airways.  Read more...
Camped Out

They're camped out days in advance for Endymion


Some Endymion parade goers think nothing of getting a good spot by staking their claim...and camping out days in advance of Saturday's main event.  For most it's tradition and hanging out with friends and family.  Read more...

 
Carnival Time

More of Louisiana celebrating Mardi Gras


The big Mardi Gras weekend has arrived as cities and towns will be celebrating the carnival season with parades and traditional Mardi Gras festivities. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says Mardi Gras is not just popular in New Orleans and Lafayette, central and north Louisiana are... Read more
Gov & Pres

Gov Edwards to meet with President Trump about flood and tornado recovery


While many Louisianans will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington to discuss more federal assistance for flood recovery and the recent tornadoes in south Louisiana. Read more...
Costumes

Mardi Gras weather may bring out the least in Carnival costumes


Local costume shops say this year's Mardi Gras crowd may be dressed somewhat conservatively...to an extent. Though the costumes may be traditional...they may cover a bit less than they have the past few years.  Read more...
Big Fines

$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations


An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced... Read more
Spending Plan

Edwards' budget would leave TOPS short, trim most agencies


Fresh off a special session to close a deficit, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday released his budget recommendations for next year, a plan that would leave the TOPS college program unable to cover full tuition costs and would trim most agencies' spending.  Read more...
 
Penalties

$9.5 million in penalties in deadly 2012 Gulf platform blast


An oil industry services company has been ordered to pay $9.5 million in penalties in cases arising from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Read more...
JP Council

Gov. Edwards appoints Jack Rizzuto to Jefferson Parish council


Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Jack Rizzuto to fill a vacant seat on the Jefferson Parish Council. Read more...
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Tigers Win

Alex Lange fans 12, LSU defeats Maryland 6-1 in series opener


On a night when aces dominated around the Southeastern Conference, Alex Lange made a compelling case to being the nastiest of the bunch. The right-hander struck out 12 — one off his career high — over six innings of one-run ball and Mike Papierski belted a... Read more

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut


The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.  Read more...
 

Mark: Cousins' debut with Pelicans could be a night to remember


Mark it down, Pelicans fans.
 
February 23, 2017, could be the day the Pelicans franchise accelerates to another gear, the night it truly “takes flight,” if you will. Tonight marks the debut of recently-acquired center DeMarcus Cousins in a Pelicans uniform. Cousins comes to the franchise having developed and matured into the NBA’s best center during his seven years

Ticket sales surge for Pelicans


The New Orleans Pelicans made big news this week, and it appears the excitement has carried over to a rush on ticket sales. Read more...

Steve: What will it take for Pelicans to make the playoffs?


They're baaaaack! The All-Star break is OVAH and the Pelicans return to action to host the Houston Rockets.  It’s been quite some time since there has been this much excitement over the Pels playing. Read More

LSU bullpen implodes in 11-8 loss to UNO


Three key cogs in the LSU bullpen imploded in the Crescent City on Tuesday night. Handed a five-run lead to begin the fifth inning, a trio of LSU relievers collectively allowed 10 runs while recording just four outs between them to turn a 6-1 lead into a 11-6 deficit in the span of... Read more

Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75


Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. Read more...

Deke: The most important 24 hours in New Orleans basketball


In a 24 hour span the New Orleans Pelicans went from maybe-could-be to legit future contenders without even playing a single game. Read More

Steve: 5 games in 6 days for LSU baseball


Baseball season for LSU is off and running.  The Tigers went 3-0 opening weekend and don't get to ease into things as they must now must deal with 5 games in the next 6 days. Read More

LSU Basketball can tie a 50 year record tonight... for losses


LSU is on the verge of history heading into Tuesday night’s 6 p.m. tipoff against Auburn. Unfortunately for the hosts, it’s the wrong side of history. Johnny Jones’ Tigers (9-17, 1-13 SEC) have dropped 13 in a row, one short of tying the school record set 50 years ago. Read more...
 
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