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New Orleans Fire Department seeks applicants

After a five-year hiring freeze, the New Orleans Fire Department has started accepting applications for new recruits.  Read more...
Beating Death

Geismar man indicted in wife's baseball bat beating death

A 38-year-old man accused of beating his estranged wife to death with a baseball bat has been indicted on first-degree murder.  Read more...
Traffic Info

LSP and DOTD partner to provide up to date traffic notices

State Police announces they will use the Louisiana Department of Transportation's website, twitter accounts, and smart phone app to relay information about traffic crashes, congestion and roadway construction.  Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting begins for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election

Louisiana residents can start voting today for the state 's Oct. 24 election. Candidates are urging supporters to cast their ballots in advance as the various races are expected to compete for attention on Election Day with college football and hunting plans.  Read more...
Revenues Down

State Treasurer says state tax revenues are down

State Treasurer John Kennedy says state revenues for the first quarter of this fiscal year are down 13% compared to the first quarter of last year. Kennedy says tax collections from individuals and businesses are down, while sales tax receipts are flat.  Read more...
Appeal Denied

Supreme Court decision keeps Crawford on Louisiana ballot

A candidate for the state House of Representatives remains on the Oct. 24 ballot now that the state Supreme Court has turned back a challenge to his candidacy.  Read more... 
Bond Projects

Terrebonne Parish to pursue bonds for major projects

Terrebonne Parish is pursuing state bonds to take on debt for various current and future capital projects.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Weekly Louisiana unemployment insurance claims decrease

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 3 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
Child Porn

Lafourche theft & drug investigation results in child porn charges

Last month, Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Donald Crochet of Thibodaux after an investigation into a stolen iPhone led investigators to 23 pounds of marijuana. That invetsigation  has now resulted in Crochet's arrest for possession of child pornography.  Read more...
Higher Ed

Education leaders call for reinstating funding

A panel of college leaders says Louisiana will fall further behind if it fails to shift its priorities and restore financial support for higher education.  Read more...
Real ID

State police head: Louisiana gets extension on ID compliance

The head of Louisiana's state police says the state received an extension to comply with federal REAL ID rules that go into effect this weekend. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he had been told that Louisiana's request for an extension had been granted.  Read more...
Flood Challenge

Federal attorneys to appeal judge's Katrina flooding ruling

Federal attorneys plan to appeal a judge's ruling that the U.S. government is responsible for some of the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms _ flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel. They filed a notice of appeal Friday evening.  Read more...
Attack Ad

New TV ad targets Edwards

A television ad targeting Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has been released by the Republican Governors Association. In the commercial, the RGA tries to link Edwards to President Barack Obama.  Read more...
Deadly Blast

2 of 3 workers killed in Terrebonne pipeline explosion identified

A maintenance company has released the names of two of the three people killed in a pipeline explosion in Terrebonne Parish.  Read more...
Porn Arrest

Abita Springs man arrested on child porn charges

The Louisiana Attorney General's office says an investigation into child pornagrpahy led to the arrest of an Abita Springs man. Read more...Read more...

Red Cross to take donations for South Carolina at LSU game

During Saturday's game versus LSU and the Gamecocks in Tiger Stadium, the Red Cross will be on hand collecting donations for flood relief efforts in South Carolina. The game was moved to Baton Rouge while Columbia continues recover. Read more...
No Interest?

Voter turnout looks iffy for Louisiana

With early voting starting up tomorrow and the primary just two weeks away, a big question remains ''Is anybody really interested?'' Read more...
Jail Reforms

Orleans mayor, sheriff meet over prisoner dispute

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman had little to say after meeting in a federal judge's chambers to discuss their long-running differences over Gusman's management of the city's jail.  Read more...

Funeral arrangements for Paul Prudhomme announced

Visitation for chef Paul Prudhomme will take place this Sunday and Monday. Read more...
Jail Reforms

New Orleans mayor, sheriff meeting over prisoner dispute

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman are meeting in a federal judge's chambers about the New Orleans jail.  Read more...


Let up in armed robberies

Over a 72 hour period there was just one armed robbery reported in the city of New Orleans.
From 7:00am Tuesday through 7:00am Friday the NOPD says officers responded to just one case of someone being held up.  Read more...

Deputies make Louisiana cockfighting bust

Sheriff's deputies say three St. Martin Parish residents have been arrested for cockfighting. Read more...

LSU-South Carolina Preview

So far only Mother Nature has stopped Leonard Fournette and LSU. A month after having one game canceled due to thunderstorms, more inclement weather is a major factor for the undefeated Tigers. Read more...
N.O. Emojis

New Orleans emojis

Finally, a city as unique as ours, with our very own New Orleans themed emojis. There are emojis made for us, for our city, with our characters. It's called CityKey-New Orleans, and the keyboard app was created by a local agency and software engineering firm.  Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting starts tomorrow

Early voting for the October 24 election begins tomorrow. Every statewide elected state office is on the ballot, as are all state legislative seats, four constitutional amendments, and many parish-level elections. Read more...
WhenLSU plays South Carolina, would you rather see a record breaking running game or an improved passing game?
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Eagles Win?

Saints vs Eagles: Deke thinks Philadelphia wins a tight one!

The Saints and Eagles have met 29 times.  The two clubs have squared off 26 times in regular season matchups, and the two have played in three playoff games.  The Eagles lead the regular season series 15-11, with the Saints owning a ... Read more

Saints-Eagles Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints have identical records but headed into this week in different moods following close games. While the Saints seek to build on their first win, the potentially depleted Eagles try to avoid another disgruntling defeat Sunday.  Read more...

No. 7 LSU aims to be hospitable to S. Carolina – to a point

By now, LSU coach Les Miles knows as well as anyone that football isn't entirely weather proof, even if it can be played in rain or snow. Miles' first three games with LSU were affected by weather.  Read more...

Kristian: Saints should win, but struggle without Armstead against the Eagles

With starting left tackle Terron Armstead ailing from a knee injury missing practice this week, the Saints 2015 first round draft pick Andrus Peat could make his first career start at left tackle.  Read more...

Steve: Plenty of In-Conference Action Week 6 "Inside the SEC"

While there only six games being played within the SEC this week, most of the match-ups are intriguing. Teams idle this week are Kentucky, Auburn, Texas A&M and Auburn. Let's go "Inside the SEC" for Saturday October 10th:  Read more...

T Bob: LSU preview... make the Gamecocks feel welcome

This weekend's LSU- South Carolina game has taken on a special meaning that transcends a simple game of football.  In a narratively fitting twist of fate, the Carolina region has been deeply affected by floods making it impossible for South Carolina to host LSU in Columbia... Read more

LSU blockers energized by Fournette's powerful presence

Leonard Fournette won't answer a question about any of his game-breaking runs without showering praise upon his blockers, which means No.7 LSU might have the most compliment-drenched linemen and fullback in college football right now. Read more...

Saints rookie LB Kikaha riding wave of early success

Saints rookie linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha's inexperience may have been most obvious after his third sack of the season, when he tried to pay homage to his upbringing in Hawaii with a celebration meant to look like a surfer catching a wave. Read more...

LSU-South Carolina Preview

So far only Mother Nature has stopped Leonard Fournette and LSU. A month after having one game canceled due to thunderstorms, more inclement weather is a major factor for the undefeated Tigers. Read more...

Prep Preview: Longstanding district kings face potential usurpers

Here's what you need to know for Week 6 of the prep football season. They say to be the man, you've got to beat the man, and that's the theme of this week's pair of top-five district battles.
 So far this season, no one has come close to knocking off... Read more
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