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Ex OPSB Pres.

Charges of bribery, wire fraud against former OPSB president


U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced on Friday that his office filed a bill of information against former Orleans Parish School Board President Ira Thomas on charges including wire fraud and bribery.  Read more... 
Costly Rally

LSU prayer rally cost taxpayers $10,289 for state police OT


Gov. Bobby Jindal's prayer rally held at LSU in January ended up costing Louisiana taxpayers $10,289 in overtime paid to state police officers.  Jindal's rally, officially called The Response, was held Jan. 24 inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center ...Read more
Spring Forward

Spring forward time again


Daylight Saving Time arrives this weekend and for some folks it means losing an hour of sleep, while others say they enjoy the extra hour of daylight. Read more...
Ouster Attempt

BP ends attempt to oust oil spill claims administrator


BP has ended its effort to have courts remove the administrator of claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A federal district judge had refused to remove Patrick Juneau from the job. The oil giant then went to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Read more...
Gulf Oil Spill

April hearing set on ex-BP engineer's reversed conviction


Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will argue their case next month at an appeals court in New Orleans.  Read more... 
Carbon Credits

Report: Carbon credits could help restore coastline


A new report finds the ability of coastal wetlands to absorb, and retain, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases could be a means to help restore parts of Louisiana's disappearing coastline.  Read more...
 
Casino Shooting

Former LSU football player gets 50 years in casino shooting


A former LSU football tight end for the Tigers 2003 national championship team has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in shooting at a Port Allen truck stop casino more than three years ago.  Read more...
 
Fatal Crash

Man dies in nasty Northshore crash


Northshore authorities say a fatal crash left a man dead and a car ripped apart. "At 2:22 am, Firefighters and EMS crews from St. Tammany Fire District 12 were dispatched to a vehicle accident with an occupant trapped inside... Read more
Chicken and $

Video released in case that offers chicken and cash rewards


New Orleans Police have released video in a case that could get a successful tipster 1,000 pieces of chicken. The owner of Melba's restaurant says anyone who can identify the two suspects seen spray painting graffiti on his restaurant will get the fried prize.  Read more and see the video...
Common Core

Schools could still face penalties over emotional Common Core arguments


As the spring time standardized testing period draws closer for Louisiana public schools, emotions over Common Core still run high. Despite threats from some parents to opt their kids out of the tests, schools could still face penalties for it. Read more...
Sick Weather?

Does weather change make people sick?


Many people feel like these dramatic changes in the outside temperature fuels a greater opportunity for sickness and there are some healthy measures you can take from experts. High temperatures were in the 80s Wednesday and they fell to 20's and 30's in just 36 hours.  Read more...
Elephants Out

Humane Society of Louisiana applauds ending elephant acts


It looks like the end of an era is coming for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Feld Entertainment, the circus' parent company, has announced they are phasing out their fabled elephant acts by 2018. Jeff Dorson, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana... Read more
Arctic Blast

Last blast of Arctic air? Maybe not


With the latest blast of frigid air to hit us this week, most New Orleanians are probably ready for some spring like weather. We did have a small taste of it a couple of days ago, but of course it didn't last.  Now the question is, could this be the last of the bitter cold... Read more
Cold Blast

Late Winter cold blast continues


The clock is springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country. A Freeze Warning continues in the New Orleans area for both sides of the lake until 9 AM Friday.  Read more...
Common Core

Education board doesn't reverse course on testing 'opt-outs'


Louisiana's top school board on Thursday rejected a proposal to waive penalties for schools whose students refuse to take Common Core standardized tests later this month.  Read more...
 
Freeze Warnings

Freeze Warnings tonight for north and southshore


Freeze warnings are in effect tonight for both sides of the lake overnight and into Friday morning until 7 a.m.  The blustery weather will continue tonight. Winds will be strong coming out of the north at 20-30 mph with higher gusts. Read more...
Martin Arrest

Florida police arrest suspect in the killing of a mother and daughter


Police say Dwayne Martin, the suspect wanted for the killing of a 25 year old woman and her 8 year old daughter earlier this week in New Orleans East has been arrested in in Pensacola, Florida.  Read more...  

 
New Video

JPSO releases new video of Becker arrest


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office today released a different video taken the night Deputy Nicholas Breaux got into a fight with Reserve teenager Brady Becker. Read more...
Dumped Body?

Kenner PD: Video shows man dumping girlfriend's body before making up story


Kenner Police today say a death investigation has resulted in criminal charges against a man whose girlfriend died of an apparent drug overdose. Police say video evidence caught the man in a lie. Read more...
Tigers Lose

LSU back on the bubble following 78-63 home loss to Tennesee


The Tigers are back on the bubble.  Josh Richardson and Armani Moore combined to score 39 points, and Tennessee snapped a six-game losing streak, beating LSU 78-63 Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and dealing serious damage ...Read more
Child Abuse

Cops: Mom dragged girl by hair, beat her with a belt and made her drink hot sauc


Cops say a mother in Houma dragged her daughter around by her hair, made her drink hot sauce and whipped her with a belt.  The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the suspect Wednesday.  Read more...
Divorce Time

The season of the split up


With spring almost here, the month of March is the peak time for divorces, that's according to an analyst with the legal information website FindLaw.com.  It's reported that on-line searches for "divorce" and related phrases like "family law" and "child custody" jumped 50 percent... Read more
Cold Change

Much colder air moves into the New Orleans area


The temperature dropped in a hurry this morning in Southeast Louisiana. It was 71 degrees at the airport at 5:00am.  At 6:00am it was 51 degrees.  By 7:00am the temperature had fallen to 45 with wind chills making it feel like 30's.  Read more...
Winter Weather

Winter precipitation returns to parts of Louisiana


Another round of wintry precipitation has returned to north Louisiana. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas north of Interstate 20 until noon today.  Read more...
Pay for Dates?

Dating site: New Orleans men 3rd most generous in US


Apparently, single guys in New Orleans are willing to shell out big bucks for a chance at love.
They're at least willing to spend a lot of money on a first date. That's according to the dating website, WhatsYourPrice.com, which allows members to bid and pay for first dates... Read more
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Back Off!

T-Bob: Don't you dare call Drew Brees greedy


There has been a lot of debate recently over whether or not Drew Brees should take a pay cut.  This is a legitimate argument, yet it spawns a viewpoint that I absolutely hate, and that is that Drew Brees will be portrayed as greedy if he doesn’t take a pay cut.  This makes no sense to me. Read More

Poche' pitches LSU to 4-2 win over Houston


Jared Poche’ doesn’t throw 95 mph. He doesn’t feature a razor-sharp breaking ball, nor does he have pinpoint command of every pitch. What he does have is an iron will to compete. That’s why, despite a bumper crop of hard-throwing rookies, Paul Mainieri stuck with the sophomore... Read more

Celtics beat Pelicans 104-98


Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Louisiana native and former LSU star Brandon Bass added 17 points... Read more

Deke: Are the Saints a team in transition?


Las Vegas says the Saints are still an elite team that should contend for the title in 2015.  So is a team in transition a legit Super Bowl caliber team? Read More

Kristian: Saints re-sign Sanford to one-year deal


The Saints continue to make roster moves, agreeing to terms with veteran safety Jamarca Sanford on a 1 year deal. Sanford's agent Drew Rosehaus confirmed the signing. Read More

Kristian: Should Drew Brees take a pay cut?


The cash strapped Saints are trying to trim money off the 2015 salary cap, and the question becomes; is now the time for Drew Brees to come to the Saints rescue and take a pay cut?  I for one don’t think he needs to volunteer to take less money. Read More

Kristian: Saints free up some cash by restructuring Colston


Saints WR Marques Colston has agreed to re-structure his contract, freeing up some cash for the team. Colston, a charter member of the Saints under Sean Payton, arrived in 2006 as a seventh round pick. Read More

Pelicans-Celtics preview


 The New Orleans Pelicans held serve in Anthony Davis' absence. With their All-Star forward healthy again, they look ready for a final push toward a playoff spot. Davis and the Pelicans aim for a seventh win in eight games tonight when they host the Boston Celtics.  Read more...

LSU spring football begins Saturday


Spring football gets underway for LSU on Saturday and Tiger fans hope the the 14 practices that will lead up to the Spring Game on April 18th will result in improved play out of the quarterback position.  Read more...

Kristian: Saints free up cash by converting Byrd's bonus


The biggest free agent acquisition of the 2014 season, safety Jairus Byrd, has re-structured his contract.  The Saints converted Byrd’s $6 million dollar roster bonus into a signing bonus. New Orleans will shave $4.8 million dollars off the 2015 salary cap. Read More
 
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