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No more gmail account for the mayor

A spokesman said Mayor Mitch Landrieu will no longer use a gmail account, after reports surfaced that Mayor Mitch Landrieu was using a private email account to conduct public business.  Read more...
Still Burning

Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

A fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast is still burning. The fire was reported early Friday morning. Twenty-eight workers were evacuated. No injuries were reported. A light sheen of oil was visible from the air but, as of Friday evening, ...Read more

Embezzlement plea brings 30-month sentence

A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for an embezzlement scam in which he skimmed nearly $1.8 million from his employer's payroll to pay off his casino debts.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a news release that Paul Gardner ...Read more

Plea entered in New Orleans human trafficking case

A man has pleaded guilty to two counts of human trafficking in a case involving two teenage girls forced into prostitution in New Orleans. David Lee was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more...
Platform Fire

Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers. The Coast Guard says the workers were evacuated by an offshore supply vessel that reported the fire at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island. No injuries were reported.  Read more...
Child Cruelty

Slidell daycare owner arrested in child abuse case

A North Shore woman is in jail after sheriff's deputies say she beat, shook and dropped her foster child. The suspect is also the owner of a daycare in Slidell. Read more...
OMVs Reopened

La. motor vehicles offices reopen day after fire disruption

Drivers are again able to renew their licenses and handle other business at Louisiana's motor vehicles offices. A day after a fire at the state police data center shut down transaction processing, Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana reopened Friday.  Read more...
Greek Fest

Opa! It's Greek Fest time again!

It's 42 years for the Greek Festival and it's always a jammed packed event.  The crowds will gather at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Robert E. Lee Blvd. Read more...
Platform Fire

Coast Guard: Fire on gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated

The Coast Guard says 28 workers were evacuated from an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast after a fire broke out. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island.  Read more...

Suspect in stripper's death wants charges tossed

The attorneys for a man accused in the death of a Bourbon Street stripper wants charges thrown out because prosceutors can't prove the woman was killed in Louisiana. Read more...
Sex Crimes

Two St. Tammany Parish men found guilty of sex crimes

The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office won back-to-back victories Wednesday and Thursday when prosecutors got a guilty verdict from a jury and then a guilty plea in two separate cases that involved sex crimes against victims younger than 13.  Read more...
Grease Attack

Woman surrenders in case of man attacked with boiling grease

Cops in Houma say a woman who attacked her sleeping ex-boyfriend has surrendered.   Lynette Tyese Joseph turned herself in this morning to face charges. "Joseph arrived at the Houma Police Department... and voluntarily turned herself in to officers... Read more
Road Trip!

Who's taking a road trip this summer?

With the Memorial Day weekend here,  summer kicks off.  This summer, millions will be taking their summer vacation either flying or driving. Read more...
Low Gas $

Memorial Day weekend gas prices lowest since 2009

As motorists begin hitting the road for the Memorial Day weekend, Gasbuddy-dot-com says they'll see the lowest gas prices since 2009. Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski says the current average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Louisiana is $2.45 a gallon.  Read more...
Smoking Ban

New Orleans reaches one month smoke-free

Memorial Day weekend will bring a lot of visitors to New Orleans. If these visitors haven't been to town in the last month, they might be in for a shock -- particularly if they're used to lighting up while enjoying the city's nightlife. Read more...
Pot Brownies

Northshore teacher allegedly fed students pot brownies

An Archbishop Hannan High School teacher quit and then turned herself in after being accused of passing out brownies laced with marijuana to two girls. Camille Brennan turned herself in Thursday... Read more
Sex = Health

Active sex life may prolong life

During this year's annual meeting of the American Urological Association in New Orleans, researchers affirmed what may be the first modifiable risk factor for prostate cancer: orgasms.
"A modifiable risk factor is something you can change in your lifestyle... Read more
Teacher Sex Case

Investigation into St. Charles DA launched in Destrehan teacher sex case

The Metropolitan Crime Commission has asked the state Attorney General's office to investigate the sentence of the Destrehan High School teacher who had sex with one of her students. Shelley Dufresene admitted to the act in exchange for no jail time.  Read more...
Jindal Travels

Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs

Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want Jindal's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs.  Read more...
Jindal Defense

Governor Jindal defends his religious freedom executive order

Governor Bobby Jindal's religious freedom executive order is receiving strong criticism from democrats. The leader of the state democratic party, state Senator Karen Peterson, says she can't believe Jindal would issue the order.  Read more...
Racist Receipt

French Quarter restaurant issues customer racist receipt

A French Quarter restaurant has issued an apology after a server gave an African-American patron a lunch receipt with a racial profanity typed onto it.  Read more...
Police Reforms

Judge says New Orleans police reforms not fast enough

A federal judge says efforts by the New Orleans Police Department to eliminate unconstitutional practices and turn the city's police into a modern force are moving too slowly.  Read more...
Police Computer

Louisiana motor vehicles offices can't process transactions

Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana are expected to reopen Friday morning, a day after being unable to process transactions because of a fire at the state police data center.  Read more...
Budget Proposal

Louisiana House passes $24B budget proposal for next year

A $24.3 billion budget proposal for next year that contains fewer cuts than lawmakers had feared but still leaves public health care programs short received passage Thursday from the Louisiana House.  Read more...
Landrieu Reax

New Orleans Mayor blasts Jindal with counter executive order

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial religious objections executive order by issuing an order of his own. It reaffirms that the city has banned acts of discrimination for numerous reasons.  Read more...

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Report: Saints sign Peat, all picks under contract

According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Saints' first first-round draft pick, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, has signed with the team. Read more...

Pels forward Anthony Davis named to All-NBA first team

The NBA has that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to this year's All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career. AD led the league in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games he plays. Read More

Tigers take on the Gators for a trip to the SEC title game

The top ranked LSU baseball team takes on Florida in the SEC Tournament Semifinals Saturday.  The game starts at 3:30pm. Freshman Alex Lange (10-0, 2.11) will get the start on full six-days rest.  Read more...

Sloppy play by the Hogs helps Tigers advance in SEC Tournament

LSU took advantage of six errors from the Arkansas Razorbacks to post a 10-5 victory on Thursday night in Hoover, Alabama. Three of the errors came in the 1st inning as the Tigers scored 4 runs to begin the ball game.  Read more...

Tigers take on Razorbacks in SEC Baseball Tournament

Number one ranked LSU baseball takes on Arkasas tonight in the SEC Tournament after the team rallied back from a five-run deficit to beat Auburn 9-8 last night. The Tigers exploded for six runs in the 5th inning... Read more

Saints sign OL Mike McGlynn

The New Orleans Saints signed veteran Offensive Lineman Mike McGlynn Wednesday.  McGlynn played seven seasons in the NFL.  Last season McGlynn was with the Kansas City Chiefs. Read More

Does NOLA need a new stadium to land future Super Bowls?

New Orleans sports officials are putting any bitterness over losing out on a chance to host Super Bowl LII behind them, and make their best pitch for hosting the NFL's biggest event in 2019 or 2020. Read more...

Roger Goodell wants to hear from Tom Brady himself

The NFLPA has asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal of his 10-game suspension.  But it doesn’t sound like that’s happening, though the commissioner didn’t give a clear answer.  Read more...


Saints CB Lewis: "Everyone is holding themselves accountable"

The Saints have a logjam at cornerback heading into OTAs, mini-camp, and training camp.  Keenan Lewis has been the most consistant factor in the secondary during his two seasons with the team, and he’s also the longest tenured player at corner. Read More

Steve: LSU begins quest for 3rd straight SEC tournament title

Who says LSU is a football school? Fighting Tiger baseball enters this week’s SEC Tournament as the two-time defending tourney champs, and have won the event an outstanding five times in the past seven seasons. Will the Purple and Gold make it a three-peat in Hoover this year? Read More
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