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Free Dog Show

Free dog show brings thousands of canines to Kenner through Sunday


The Pontchartrain Center has gone to the dogs with more than 4,000 canines in Kenner for the next four days. "All of the dogs will be competing for best in show trophies and prizes," spokesman Carl Grotton told WWL First News.  "They are coming from all 50 states... Read more
Dome Soccer?

Soccer in the Superdome? It would be a first


Would you go see an international soccer game in the Superdome? Local leaders are hoping that the recent popularity of the World Cup competition will mean success for soccer in the Crescent City.  Read more...

Scalise officially becomes Whip today


Congressman Steve Scalise officially takes the role of House Majority Whip today. It gives Louisiana a level of influence in Washington politics it has not had for a long time. Read more...
Smoking Ban

Schools banning smoking on campus


Today is the last day smoking is allowed on campuses of public colleges and universities in Louisiana.  Tomorrow they will be required to make their campuses smoke-free.  Read more...
NOPD Troubles

Watchdog say NOPD may be victim of bad timing


The NOPD is reeling after the fourth suspension this month of an officer accused of a crime. Read more...
Stabbing Death

Deputies hunt suspect in stabbing death


St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly stabbing in Destrehan. Read more...
Sitter Charged

Babysitter arrested for allegedly raping child


Cops say a boy from Terrebonne Parish came forward and said a woman from Dulac raped him when she was his babysitter. "A 17 year old male... reported that he was sexually assaulted as a child... Read more
Bad Accent?

Should Southerners lose the accent?


Is it bad to have a Southern accent? "Of course not!  There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a Southern accent," one woman said in New Orleans.  "I think like everything else Southern, it just adds charm." A national lab in Tennessee has canceled a class... Read more
Pay Raises

More raises for LSU employees


LSU faculty and staff are looking at a second straight year of pay raises, following what was a particularly difficult stretch for university funding over the last few years. Faculty and staff members will receive a 3% merit raise, right on the heels of last years 4%. Read more...
Film Jobs

Free training offered for film industry jobs


The City of New Orleans is offering a free training program for Orleans and Jefferson residents looking to break into the film industry. The Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy is conducting a Production Assistant Boot Camp in August.  Read more...
Cop Arrested

Another NOPD officer arrested, 4th this month


For the second time this week the NOPD has arrested and suspended an officer. "Officer Willie A. Gant, Sr. has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested on two counts of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles and two counts of Sexual Battery on a Juvenile... Read more

Legislator says Louisiana abortion law not in jeopardy


The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.  Read more...
 
Uber

Council committee approves vote on Uber Black


The transportation committee of the New Orleans City Council today okayed a proposal to allow the ride-sharing app known as Uber operate in the Crescent City. It sets up a vote by the full council to clear the way for approval of the controversial car service. Read more...
Killer Cop

Cop convicted of killing man despite the victim still missing


Police never found the body, but today a judge convicted a cop of killing a missing man. Mark Hebert admitted that when he was a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy he stole the wallet from a driver involved in a 2007 crash and then stole his identity... Read more

BESE joins lawsuit challenging Jindal on Common Core


Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.  Read more...
 

One arrest in Metairie carjacking


Jefferson Parish authorities say they have arrested one of the suspects in a Metairie carjacking.
"Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrests of Antonio Marcelin, B/M, 19, of 3522 Vespasian Boulevard in New Orleans... Read more
Carjacked

Another man reports carjacking after meeting woman on social media


New Orleans Police are investigating after a man reported he was carjacked after trying to meet a woman he had contacted on the Internet. The call came in just before 10:00pm last night.  Read more...
Byrd Returns

Byrd off PUP, back with the Saints


Saints safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice with the Saints today. The free agent acquisition had been placed on the physically unable to perform list after offseason back surgery.  Read more...
Garbage Trucks

A new way to take out the trash


New garbage trucks will be roaming the streets of Jefferson parish starting today.These new vehicles eliminate the need have crews of trash collectors running around the street and lifting garbage cans. Read more...
Free Lunch

Free lunch for kids in BR


The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

2 dead, 1 hurt in triple shooting


The NOPD says two people are dead and a third was wounded in a triple shooting in the Desire neighborhood. "New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of two unidentified males and the injuring of an 18-year-old male... Read more
Hot Sauce

Hot sauce sales are hot, and Louisiana benefits


As the spicy food trend spreads across the country, the hot sauce market is growing by leaps and bounds. Since 2000, the US hot sauce market has grown by 150 percent... Read more
Dog State

Louisiana ranked as #5 for dog friendliest


According to a new report, Louisianians are dog people. The study, conducted by market research firm Euromonitor puts Louisiana in the top 5 states in the nation who favor dogs over cats.  Louisiana SPCA CEO Ana Zorilla says the state is tailor made for dogs.  Read more...
Freeze Pain

LSU School of Medicine freezing away knee pain


An innovative treatment, using the natural power of cold to stop nerves from signaling knee pain is now available to patients in the New Orleans area. Dr. Vinod Dasa, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans is one of the first... Read more

Two LSU freshman football players face misdemeanors


Two LSU freshmen football players face charges, one for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside Middleton Library and the other for allegedly tossing firecrackers into a campus apartment.  Read more...
 
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Tigers #13

Coaches rank LSU #13, Alabama #2, FSU #1


The coaches poll published in USA Today this morning ranks the LSU Tigers are the 13th best team in college football. Florida State is number one. Alabama is ranked second.  Read more and see the full poll...

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Steve Hull


This undrafted defensive back turned wide receiver was signed by the Saints after a tryout during the team’s rookie minicamp.  After three injury-filled seasons at safety, Steve Hull enjoyed a breakout season at receiver for the University of Illinois during his senior campaign. Read More

Miles talks about 2 QB's, arrested LSU players


LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles says his talk to the Rotary Club in Baton Rouge is his favorite, because it means football season is about to start.  Read more...

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Seantavius Jones


At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds this 21-year-old undrafted rookie free agent has good size with room to bulk up. Seantavius Jones began to turn heads during Saints OTAs and minicamp and hasn’t let that interest wane, with a strong start to training camp. Read More

Deke: Jim Henderson likes what he sees in 2014 Saints


He’s as good at what he does as anyone in the profession. He has been covering the New Orleans Saints for 35 years, and as he enters year 3,6 he knows that this year’s version of the team has a chance to be special. Read More

Kristian: Inside the Saints - full audio recap


The Saints did not practice today, so let's take a minute to catch up on where the team has been and where they're headed. Read More

Deke: A look at the 2014 Heisman hopefuls


In the past, there wasn't as much excitement surrounding the Heisman race, but in the last several years, some record-setting performances have earned the award. Between Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Johnny Football and Famous Jameis, the Heisman has gotten more hype - and rightfully so. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Derrick Strozier


This former Tulane defensive back got an invite to training camp after working out for the Saints at rookie minicamp. While he played defense for the Green Wave, he is working out as a running back for the Black and Gold. Read More

Deke: Which Saints running backs actually have the best run game?


As my lovely co-host the Cajun Cannon and I watched practice from the stands, we began to talk about the Saints running backs. Just like any position, there is more to it than meets the eye. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Khairi Fortt


When talking about the Saints 2014 draft class, it seems to me as if Fortt’s name is often absent from the conversation. Folks are obviously excited about 1st-round pick Brandin Cooks and 2nd-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Read More
 
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