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Parade Time

Balloons, floats as NYC Thanksgiving parade gets underway

Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.  Read more...
Food Murder

Man arrested for allegedly killing father, wounding mother in fight over food

Cops in Mississippi have arrested a man wanted for allegedly stabbing his parents during an argument about food in Jefferson Parish. His father died.  His mother was injured. The Lamar County Sheriff's office says deputies caught 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett outside... Read more
Feast Day

A nutritionist's take on Thanksgiving

You'd think America's annual day of overeating would be a nutritionist's nightmare. Not necessarily so, says Leigh Anne Burns, LSU Health Nutritionist/Dietician. "Remember, that it's just one day," says Burns.  Read more...
Fire Threat

Twice as many fires on Thanksgiving day

According to the US Fire Administration, the average number of home fires nearly double on Thanksgiving as compared to any other day of the year.  State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says it's important to remind residents of... Read more
Terror Fears

President urges Americans to enjoy Thanksgiving despite terror fears

President Barack Obama said there currently is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Read more...
Parents Stabbed

Cops: Man stabs both parents over argument involving food

Jefferson Parish authorities say a 32 year old man who got into an argument with both of his parents over “food items” stabbed both of them, killing his father.  His mother is in the hospital recovering from her injuries.  Read more...

Johnson Out

Tulane reportedly parting ways with coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.  Read more...

Upcoming Chevron layoffs could affect Covington office

Chevron says it will cut 350 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico next year, and it's a move that could result in layoffs at its Covington office.  The reductions come as the U.S. oil giant continues to move forward with selling off its shallow-water operations in the Gulf  ...Read more
Strip Clubs

ATC cites 14 more strip clubs

The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has cited 14 additional strip clubs across the state as part of their "Operation Trick or Treat" investigation. This crackdown comes weeks after 9 clubs were cited in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  Read more...
Dancer's Death

Suspect in dismemberment case requests new venue

The attorney for the woman suspected of stabbing and dismembering Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart wants a Jefferson Parish judge to move and reschedule her trial.  Read more...
House Speaker

Walter Leger set to be next Louisiana House speaker

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has apparently already made up his mind on who he would like as Speaker of the Louisiana House. Edwards is supporting Democrat House member Walter Leger of New Orleans.  Read more...
Transition Site

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards launches website

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has launched a new website to provide Louisiana residents updates about his administration's transition and give those interested in serving in his administration a contact point.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Central City shooting death

New Orleans police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon fatal shooting in Central City. It happened around 2:30 p.m., near the intersection of South Liberty Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Read more...
EWE Pneumonia

Edwin Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was admitted to a hospital Wednesday for pneumonia, according to his wife, Trina Edwards. Doctors in Baton Rouge are treating the 88-year-old with antibiotics.  Read more...

STPSO investigating carjacking near Slidell

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a carjacking that occurred Tuesday night near Slidell.  Shortly after 8:45 p.m. a Slidell woman was waiting for her grandson outside a house on Pebble Beach Drive ...Read more
Officer Injured

NOPD officer injured in Metairie car crash

An off-duty NOPD officer was injured Wednesday afternoon and rushed to University Medical Center in New Orleans after being involved in a single vehicle crash in Metairie.  Read more...
\"Dead Is Dead'

Landrieu: "Dead is dead," whether it's local terror or international terror

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the public safety team in the Crescent City is ready to respond to any threat, whether it is from international terrorists or local criminals committing an act or what he calls domestic terrorism. Read more...

House Speaker

Sources: Edwards wants Walt Leger as Louisiana House speaker

Sources say Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has already made up his mind on who he would like as Speaker of the Louisiana House. Those sources tell WWL-TV that Edwards is supporting Democrat House member Walter Leger of New Orleans.  Read more...
Boyfriend Shot

Cops: Northshore woman shoots boyfriend with assault rifle

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards today announced the arrest of 32-year-old Ponchatoula resident Winter Flowers for allegedly shooting her boyfriend in the abdomen with an assault rifle.  Read more...
Record Shoppers

Record numbers plan to shop on Small Business Saturday

A record number of people plan to shop local for Small Business Saturday. Dawn Starns, the state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says they partnered with American Express and their survey found ...Read more
Downtown Gretna

Gretna working with Tulane to improve city's downtown

Gretna officials are working with the Tulane University School of Architecture on a plan that will guide the evolution and development of the city's downtown area for decades to come.  The effort, called Gretna Downtown 2020, ...Read more
Flu Vaccine

DHH: Take precautions to avoid holiday flu bug

The Holiday Season is here, which means flu season is coming too. Dr. Frank Welch with the Department of Health and Hospitals says luckily this flu season is off to a slower start but you still should get your flu shot. Read more..


Oysters will be available for your oyster dressing this Thanksgiving

Oyster dressing is one of the most popular dishes on the Thanksgiving dinner table.  The question is, are there enough oysters available for everyone to enjoy oyster dressing this Thanksgiving?  Read more...

Terror Concerns

Terror alert could hurt Louisiana tourism

Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is concerned international tourism into Louisiana could be impacted by the United States’ issuing a worldwide terror alert. Dardenne says last year Louisiana had the biggest increase in percentage of international visitors of any state in... Read more
Holiday Travel

AAA: Thanksgiving travel up slightly this year

AAA projects we'll see the most Thanksgiving holiday travelers since 2007. Triple-A estimates nearly 47 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the four-day weekend. Don Redman says it is a modest, but notable increase from last year.  Read more...

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Next Coach?

Jimbo Fisher will be LSU's next coach, should Miles go

One of the most connected sources in the coaching industry thinks the rumors that LSU is pursuing Jimbo Fisher to replace Les Miles are "100 percent” true. Read more...

Steve: Rested Saints taking on tough Texans in Houston

The week of no Saints football went by pretty quickly. I guess the story of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's departure helped hold us over.  The Black & Gold enter the final 6 games of the season with a 4-6 record and believe it or not, still have a chance to... Read more

Brees says recharged Saints are preparing for tough Texans defense

With the Saints coming off the bye week, it was back to business as usual for the black and gold this week, meaning if it's Wednesday, it's time for Bobby Hebert's "QB To QB " segment with Drew Brees. Brees started the interview talking about the... Read more

Tulane reportedly parting ways with coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.  Read more...

Tulane reportedly will part ways with Curtis Johnson

Tulane reportedly parting ways with football coach Curtis Johnson.  Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.

Kristian: Simple approach for the Saints on defense

The most notable change in the Saints defense down the stretch with Dennis Allen now calling the defensive plays will most likely be a scaled back set of calls.  A dramatic change in scheme is not likely with Allen taking over for the recently fired Rob Ryan.  Read more...

Some in national sports media can't believe LSU would fire Miles

Some in the national sports media believe LSU would be crazy to fire football coach Les Miles. In eleven season at LSU, Miles has won 110 games, two SEC titles, and one BCS national championship. Dennis Dodd with cbssports.com says LSU would be making a horrible... Read more

LSU drops 83-72 overtime decision to North Carolina State

LSU's Tim Quarterman and Brandon Sampson scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, to help the Tigers force overtime with NC State. However, LSU's offensive cog, Ben Simmons, fouled out in overtime and the Tigers fell to the Wolfpack, 83-72. Read more...

The LSU Athletic Director remains mum on Miles

The  speculation concerning the job security of  LSU Coach Les Miles rages on and according to people close to the program, the silence from the Tiger Athletic Director is very telling. Read more...

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week eleven

The New England Patriots had a tough time with Buffalo, but hey, each week is going to get harder and harder with so many wins in a row stacking up.  With that said, a win this week could very well be the nail in the coffin as far as landing the top seed in the AFC. Read More
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