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Rape Arrest

Lafourche man arrested for mid-1980s rape


An 81-year-old Larose man faces charges in the rape of a juvenile that happened roughly 30 years ago. Read more...
Not Enough Zzs?

School is around the corner and kids aren't getting enough sleep


The new school year is fast approaching, but are our kids getting the proper sleep needed to properly function during the school year. Read more...
Cosby Claim

Writer describes how Bill Cosby allegedly attacked her in New Orleans


One of the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her says it happened in New Orleans.  Writer Sammie Mays is one of 35 women on the cover of the latest New York Magazine who claim the comedian attacked her.   Read more...
Brain-Eater

Community meeting to discuss brain-eating amoeba in St. Bernard Parish


Officials in St. Bernard parish meet tonight to answer the public's question about brain-eating amoeba found at a parish water-sampling station. Read more...
Deadly Crash

Mother, 4-year-old child die after head-on collision


A mother and her 4-year-old son have been killed in a head-on collision in Plaquemines Parish that has left a child in another vehicle critically injured. Plaquemines Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Eric Becnel tells local media that 25-year-old Jenny Taing and her 4-year-old son died... Read more
No Flags?

Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale


John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said... Read more
Cops Kill

Police shoot and kill 3 in 3 days in 3 Louisiana cities


Police in Louisiana have shot and killed three men in three cities over three days. Each was self-defense, said police spokesmen in Houma, Shreveport and New Orleans. Authorities said an unidentified man shot Monday in Houma pointed a gun at officers... Read more
Funerals

Friends, family mourn women killed in theater shooting


Jillian Johnson was an artistic force in the Lafayette community who worked to beautify her neighborhood while Mayci Breaux was a young woman looking forward to a new job and married life with a longtime boyfriend.  Read more...
Houser Timeline

Timeline of theater gunman John Russell Houser's life


This timeline of the life of John Russell Houser is based on police statements, court records and Associated Press interviews. Police say Houser killed two people and wounded nine others inside a Lafayette, ...Read more

Police return theater to owners after shooting


A spokesman for the Lafayette police says The Grand 16 movie theater where two people were killed during a shooting last week has been returned to the owners.  Corporal Paul Mouton says the theater was returned to the company Monday ...Read more
Statewide Races

Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races


Republicans are handily outraising Democrats in Louisiana's top two statewide races on the Oct. 24 ballot, for governor and lieutenant governor.  Reports outlining campaign donations and spending for the latest quarter were due to the state ethics board Monday. Read more...

 
Man Killed

Man shot, killed by police in Houma


State Police say a man was killed this morning in Houma, in a shooting involving officers from three local law enforcement agencies.  The man, who has not yet been identified, was killed on Woodlawn Ranch Road, Troop C spokesman Evan Harrell said.  Read more...

 
Water Pressure

New Orleans water officials regret inconvenience


The director of New Orleans' Sewerage and Water Board says he's sorry for the inconvenience of the boil advisory lasted into Saturday afternoon, but insists changes are already underway that would help prevent this from happening again. Read more...
BP Settlement

Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill


A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill. Read more...
Drug Bust

'Operation Fish Net' smacks heroin on the North Shore


Authorities from several law enforcement agencies today announced a major heroin bust with many arrests in both the  St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. Read more...
Movie Threat

Deputies: Woman threatened to 'shoot' at Baton Rouge theater


Authorities say a woman has been arrested at a Baton Rouge movie theater after threatening to shoot someone inside. Read more...
TOPS Future

Future of TOPS to be dealt with by next gov


Should TOPS students continue to have their tuition fully paid for by the state of Louisiana? It's a question that the next governor will have to answer. Read more...
Vandalized

Vandals damage police memorial at New Orleans cemetery


Vandals have damaged the eternal flame honoring fallen officers at New Orleans cemetery. Read more...
Body Found

Body found in Mississippi River near Chalmette Battlefield


St. Bernard Parish authorities say there are no obvious signs of foul play evident on the remains of a decomposing body recovered from the Mississippi River. Read more...
Woman Stabs

Woman stabs and robs man in French Quarter


New Orleans Police are looking for a woman they say stabbed and robbed a man in the French Quarter. Officers were called to the 800 block of  Toulouse around 2:00am today. "Victim was approached by... Read more
Protest Threats

Governor Jindal threatens church group with arrest


Funeral services are today for 21-year-old Mayci Breaux and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson, the victims in last week's shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Read more...
Gun Control

Lafayette shooting spurs gun control debate


The Lafayette theater shooting is sparking arguments over gun control once again and whether more laws are needed to prevent such tragedies. Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarman says we need stronger gun laws... Read more
Funerals Today

Funerals today for theater shooting victims, a popular student and outgoing arti


Funerals for the two women shot and killed while watching a movie in Lafayette are scheduled for today. One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities.  Read more...
Bad Tags

Bad brake tags


The state Office of Motor Vehicles has received a bad batch of brake tags from a vendor. Many motorists in the metro area are seeing their inspections stickers falling off their windshields. The adhesive on those tags has not been adhering...apparently because of the heat.  Read more...
Bernie-Kenner

Sanders visits Kenner, talks civil rights, gun control


 
Sen. Bernie Sanders wrapped up a weekend campaign swing in Louisiana with a typically fiery speech railing against income inequality and touching on issues of racism and criminal justice during a rally that drew close to 4,000 people in Kenner Sunday night.  Read more...

 
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Roster Moves

Saints officially release Galette, sign two others


On the Monday afternoon before they begin training camp in West Virginia, the Saints officially released Junior Galette and also signed TE Kevin Brock and G Cole Manhart and waived injured center Michael Brewster. Read More

Analyst anticipates a good year for LSU Football


College football analyst Phil Steele believes the LSU Tigers will be one the surprise teams in the upcoming season. Steele says LSU's defense will be fast and one of the best in the country and he likes the offensive line. Read more...

Kristian: Releasing Galette right move for Saints


The Saints obviously mean business releasing their top pass rusher less than a year after naming him a defensive captain and signing him to a huge extension last season. Galette made a series of poor decisions this off-season, involved in a domestic dispute and of course there is the video alleging Galette's involvement in a beach brawl. Read More

Deke: 4 very important factors in 2015 Saints training camp


I know - every year is the so called "most important year" for particular teams, coaches and players. We hear it all the time.  But to those who follow the Black and Gold, the 2015 Saints training camp could very well be the most important - and in several different ways. Read More

Three Saints rookies have non-football injuries


WWL Saints insider Kristian Garic reports that the Saints placed three rookies on the non-football injury (NFI) list today: Offensive lineman Antonio Johnson, linebacker Davis Tull, and running back Marcus Murphy. Read More

​Steve: Pelicans adding Kendrick Perkins


The Pelicans and unrestricted free agent Kendrick Perkins are in the process of finalizing a contract, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports. Stein adds it will be a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. Read More

Kristian: Five concerns as Saints head into training camp


Last week I wrote about five things I liked about the Saints, positive things the Saints have in their favor headed into training camp. Here are some questions that remain unanswered at the moment. Read More

Mark: Hopkins, Hocker battle for Saints kicking vacancy


For all the ways the team has found to light up the scoreboard under Payton, one play continues without fail to make the Who Dat Nation wear out the edges of their seats and bite their nails down to the bone. Read More
 

Steve: Les Miles says eight wins is certainly not enough


The Bayou Bengals finished 2014 with an 8-5 record, while going 4-4 in the SEC, and in the final contest of the year, lost to Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl. Miles knows it wasn't good enough. Read More

Deke: Payton looks to reset Saints' tone at Greenbrier


The Saints can't relax. The Saints need that feeling that someone is after their job.  And the Saints need that sense of urgency that time is ticking and this team has to get it right this season - or else! Read More
 
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