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Jindal Campaign

Jindal among possible GOP presidential candidates headed to Tennessee


Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Read more...  
 
Oyster Bust

Two arrested for oyster violations, drug charges


Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish.  Read more...
 
Bus Attack

15-year-old student arrested, accused of punching bus driver


Baton Rouge Police have arrested a 15-year-old student accused of punching a school bus driver multiple times in the head while the 26-year-old woman was driving the bus.  Read more...
 
Navy Deal

Navy to buy 3 boats from Covington's Hornbeck Offshore Services


The U.S. Navy has agreed to buy three supply boats from Covington-based Hornbeck Offshore Services as well as retain its services to operate the boats. Together, the contracts total $132 million.  Read more...
 
Jobless Claims

Initial claims for Louisiana unemployment fall


The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 21 decreased to 2,144 from the previous week's total of 2,522.  Read more...
 
Red-light Cams

Red-light camera program in Jefferson Parish going back to court


The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems.  Read more...

 
Chavis

Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute


No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More

 
 
1 Dead-Shooting

Shooting leaves 1 dead near police headquarters


NOPD is investigating a shooting that left a victim dead and another injured near South White and Broad Streets.  The shooting happened near police headquarters.  The incident caused the closure of the Broad Street overpass in both directions.  Read more... 

 
Cosby's Show

Cosby comes to Louisiana


Despite some hecklers and even cancellations around the country, embattled comedian Bill Cosby brings his stage show to Lafayette tonight. Read more...
Rape Arrest

13-year-old accused of raping three younger children Uptown


New Orleans Police say a 13-year-old boy is accused of raping three younger children over an extended period. The teen has been arrested. Read more...
Jindal Budget

Jindal budget: Avoid tax hikes, but limit cuts


As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his longstanding refusal to raise taxes while avoiding deep slashes to health care and colleges that might damage a national campaign. Read more...
 
La. Exports Up

Louisiana reaches export record of $65.1 billion


The U.S. Department of Commerce says merchandise exports from Louisiana climbed 2.8 percent to a record $65.1 billion in 2014, and new trade agreements could boost those totals in the coming years.  Read more...

 
Red Light Cams

Jefferson Parish red-light camera lawsuits reinstated


The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems. Read more...
Get Sick

Study: Doctor's waiting rooms can make you sick


If you've ever thought your kids came down with something after going to the doctor for a mere check-up, you're probably right. "You need to be mindful of the fact that not everybody in the doctor's office is well," says Dr. Fred Lopez, Infectious Disease specialist at LSU... Read more
Video Beating

Lawsuit against JPSO in video beating case expected today


The family of a St. John the Baptist Parish teenager may file a federal lawsuit today against the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office, for punching 17-year-old Brady Becker repeatedly in the face after a Mardi Gras parade. Read more...
Blockbusters

String of Hollywood South blockbusters hit theaters


The new movie "Focus", featuring Will Smith, hits theatres today and it's just one of many major Louisiana shot movies to be released this year. Chris Stelly, Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment, says "Focus" could top the box office this weekend.  Read more and see trailers...
Cosby Show

Bill Cosby in Louisiana tonight


The embattled comedian Bill Cosby is appearing in Louisiana tonight.  he will perform at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette. There are some who aren't happy about that. It comes after allegations accusing Cosby of sexually abusing women.  Read more...
Jindal Budget

Jindal's budget expected to cut higher ed, health care


The Jindal administration will propose a budget for next fiscal year to lawmakers that's expected to include significant cuts to higher education and health care. Jeremy Alford, publisher of Lapolitics.com, says the cuts are necessary because of a 1.6 billion dollar revenue shortfall.  Read more...
Feuding Pols

Jindal-Vitter rift gets national press


The ongoing rift between Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator David Vitter is getting national press. In a recent interview with the National Journal, Jindal told the reporter to turn the recorder off and he'd say what he really thinks about Vitter.  Read more...
 

29-percent of Louisiana bridges are deficient


2014 Federal Highway Administration data shows that 29-percent of Louisiana's nearly 13,000 bridges are deficient. That's the 14th highest percentage in the United States.  Read more...
 
BP Claims

Lawyers sanctioned over misconduct with BP damage claims


A federal judge has barred three lawyers, including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility, from handling damage claims over BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed claims through the process.  Read more...
 
Common Core

Judge allows Jindal's anti-Common Core lawsuit to continue


A federal judge has refused to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.  Read more...
 
Jindal Budget

Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts


Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers money-generating ideas to keep colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts next year.  Read more...
 
Jindal Budget

Jindal budget would cut spending on refundable tax credits


Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to spend $526 million less on refundable tax credits next year, and direct that money to lessen the budget cuts on public colleges and health services.  Read more...
 
Bush Backing

Former president backs David Vitter in governor's race


Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is getting fundraising help for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor from former President George H.W. Bush.  Read more...
 
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LSU Wins

LSU holds on for 3-2 win over Princeton


What a difference one day makes. LSU’s bats bailed them out in a 9-8 win over Southeastern on Thursday night. On Friday, it was the pitching staff’s turn to shoulder the heavy lifting.  Read more...

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102


Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.  Read more...

Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute


No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More

 
 

Fraley delivers game-winner as LSU holds off Southeastern


It wasn’t pretty. Hell, portions of Thursday night’s proceedings were downright unwatchable. But it’s a win, and Paul Mainieri will take it. His Tigers coughed up a 7-1 lead — allowing five  unearned runs in the process... Read more

REPORT: LSU hit with recruiting sanctions


A former LSU commit who signed with Alabama could have landed the Tigers in hot water, according to a report from The Advocate. According to the report, LSU cannot sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements... Read more

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement


A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. Read more...

Steve: Would you like Reggie to return to the Saints?


It's 2015, people, and Bush will turn 30 years old on Monday. His only full season when he was a Saint was his rookie year. The guy is fragile! Read More

Five-star 2016 CB Saivion Smith commits to LSU


Stop me if you've heard this before: LSU has landed a five-star cornerback from Florida. IMG Academy standout Saivion Smith, considered the No. 1 cornerback in the 2016 class by all of the major recruiting services, announced his commitment to the Tigers... Read more

Deke: Tigers ranked #2 in Baseball America poll


Even after a midweek loss to Nicholls State, the LSU Tigers are once again off to a hot start.  LSU is now 6-1 after their second straight weekend sweep of the season.  “We want our starting pitchers to pitch efficiently and effectively.  I thought we did both last weekend.” Read More

Judge gets names of doctors today who will interview Tom Benson


Today is the deadline for the three-physician team to be assembled that will perform the court-ordered psychiatric examination of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Read more...
 
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