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LSU fires Miles

Players 'shocked' LSU fired Les Miles


LSU today begins the next chapter after officials yesterday fired Head Football Coach Les Miles.  Reaction from the fans and the team are not quite the same. "People are going to say what they say, but to me he is one hell of a coach," Heisman hopeful running back... Read more
FILE - This combination of Aug. 30, 2005, left, and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows downtown New Orleans and the Superdome flooded by Hurricane Katrina, left, and the same area a decade later. When the New Orleans Saints host rival Atlanta on Monday nig

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night.  As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006, ...Read more
Murder/Suicide

Murder/Suicide in Metairie


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent Sunday murder-suicide. A release from 911 Headquarters shortly before 1 p.m. indicated a Homicide and Suicide investigation at 4528 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie. No further information was made available at the time.

 
Jackson Protest

Seven arrested, statue remains in Jackson Square


New Orleans Police say they arrested seven people in an otherwise uneventful demonstration over the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square. Read more...
Statue Protest

Statue stands, no confrontation at Jackson Square


Former Klansman David Duke departed Jackson Square Saturday afternoon before a New Orleans activist group arrived to protest the statue of Andrew Jackson. The group, 'Take Em Down NOLA,' planned the protest aimed at removing the statue of Jackson from the square.  Read more...
Officer Arrest

NOPD officer accused of raping teenage male relative


An NOPD officer was arrested Friday night, accused of raping a teenage male relative who visited his Algiers apartment earlier this year. Marcellus White, a 19-year veteran officer, is accused of performing oral sex on the 15-year-old boy against the boy's wishes.  Read more...
Buckwheat Zydeco
Dural Dies

Buckwheat Zydeco leader dies


Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., leader of the Grammy- and Emmy-winning band Buckwheat Zydeco, died early Saturday morning at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Dural, of Carencro, had lung cancer. He was 68. Funeral services are pending.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

6-year-old boy one of three shot in St. Roch


New Orleans Police say a man, woman and 6-year-old boy were shot by a masked man in the St. Roch neighborhood early Saturday morning. A preliminary report from NOPD says the three victims were getting out of a car in the 2100 block of Arts Street around 1 a.m.  Read more...
Jackson Protest

Duke to attend Jackson Square protest


Former Klansman David Duke reportedly plans to attend a Saturday protest aimed at removing the statue of Andrew Jackson from New Orleans' Jackson Square. The Senate Candidate released a robo call late Friday night, asking people to join him and for his support.  Read more...

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night. As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 17 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims rose to 2,402 from the previous week's total of 2,394.  Read more...
License Revoked

Greensburg daycare license revoked


State education officials have revoked the license for an early learning center in St. Helena Parish, terminating its public funding. The state Department of Education says Friday's termination comes after complaints that employees at Blooming Faces Daycare in Greensburg...Read more...
West Nile

26 West Nile cases in Louisiana so far this year


The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month. Read more...
Bogue Chitto

Louisiana Dept. of Health lifts Bogue Chitto advisory


State health officials today lifted the recreational water advisory on the Bogue Chitto River. The advisory was issued last weekend after a levee breach in Mississippi released 1.3 million gallons of diluted sewage into the river. Read more...
School Rules

State panel makes startling discoveries about student discipline


A state panel has made surprising discoveries about student discipline in Louisiana. The Advisory Council on Student Behavior found that over a thousand kindergartners were suspended during the last school year. They want to find better ways to discipline students.  Read more... 
Help the Hungry

Hunters for the Hungry hosting "Clean Out Your Freezer Day" Sunday


Hunters for the Hungry is hosting their annual “Clean out your Freezer Day” to benefit food banks throughout Louisiana. Read more...
Football

Prep football at the Shrine on Airline


John Curtis and Brother Martin will tangle on the Zephyrs home field tonight. It's the first time a football game has been played on Zephyr Field...Read more
Rape Cold Case

Man convicted in Calif. attack indicted in Louisiana rape


Louisiana authorities say a man recently sentenced to 66 years in prison for a 2013 attack on a woman in California has been indicted in Jefferson Parish in the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman almost 20 years ago.  Read more... 
Teen Found

Louisiana State Police: Missing teen okay


Louisiana State Troopers say a 16-year-old girl reported missing this morning has been found okay. Read more...
Fatal Shooting

Deputy claims self-defense in 6-year-old's fatal shooting


A deputy city marshal charged with murder after a police body camera recorded him shooting a 6-year-old boy is asking a Louisiana judge to throw out his indictment, saying he acted in self-defense by opening fire on a car driven by the boy's father.  Read more...
 
 
La.'s Highways

Louisiana's highways rank 34th in the nation


The Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report ranks Louisiana’s roadways 34th in the nation for overall performance, up 6 spots from the previous year. Louisiana ranked poorly in the areas of fatality rate and urban interstate pavement condition.   Read more...
Missing

Louisiana State Police looking for missing Northshore teen


Louisiana State Troopers have issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child alert for a 16-year-old girl...Read more
Shelter At Home

State and federal officials defend Shelter at Home program


State and federal officials are defending the Shelter at Home program after there have been complaints that the jobs aren’t done to the flood victim’s satisfaction. Deputy Chief of Staff with the Governor’s Office Julie Baxter Payer says the Shelter at Home program ...Read more
Statue Down?

Activist group says it will tear down Andrew Jackson statue Saturday


A New Orleans activist group is planning a protest Saturday in Jackson Square. Take 'Em Down NOLA says the plan is to take down the iconic statue of Andrew Jackson. "He is a representative of white supremacy and does not deserve to be given such an exalted... Read more
Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's opens in Metairie


The latest entrant in the grocery store wars in metro New Orleans opens today: Trader Joe's in Metairie. The opening of the store on Veterans Memorial Boulevard off Causeway is significant, says New Orleans retail expert Wade Ragas. "It means that a world-renowned... Read more
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Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87


Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer who brought popularity to the sport of golf, died Sunday, according to a source close to the family confirmed.  Palmer was 87.  Palmer led the PGA Tour money ...Read more

LSU Names ED Orgeron Interim Head Coach


Les Miles is out. Ed Orgeron is in. Read More 

Official news release: Miles Relieved of Coaching Duties; Orgeron Interim


LSU released the following confirmation Sunday evening that Football Coach Les Miles was fired: Les Miles has been relieved of his duties as LSU’s head football coach and will be replaced by Ed Orgeron as interim head coach for the... Read more

Players 'shocked' LSU fired Les Miles


LSU today begins the next chapter after officials yesterday fired Head Football Coach Les Miles.  Reaction from the fans and the team are not quite the same. "People are going to say what they say, but to me he is one hell of a coach," Heisman hopeful running back... Read more

Saints, Falcons meet on 10-year mark of Superdome reopening


Saints coach Sean Payton sees Monday night's matchup with rival Atlanta as a separate event from the 10th anniversary of the Superdome's reopening after Hurricane Katrina. The game and the celebration will be going on in the same place at the same time, and the same... Read more

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night.  As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006, ...Read more

Sources: LSU fires Miles


LSU has fired Head Football Coach Les Miles. WWL's Deke Bellavia says sources confirm that the school made the decision today.  Read more...

Tulane beats Louisiana-Lafayette 41-39 in 4OT


Glen Cuiellette threw four touchdown passes, including a 7-yarder to Terren Encalade that lifted Tulane to a 41-39 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in the fourth overtime on Saturday night.  Read more...

LSU falls from Top 25 in AP poll


LSU's loss Saturday to unranked Auburn has dropped the Bayou Bengals out of the AP Top 25 poll. LSU became the second preseason top-10 team to drop out of the rankings in the first month of the season. The Tigers were No. 5 when they lost to Wisconsin in their season opener.  Read more... 

T-Bob: Miles drops the ball again late in the game


Wow, what an insane game.  LSU lost to Auburn 18-13 in one of the most ludicrous ending sequences I have ever seen in a game.  Read More 
 
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