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Study: School operation costs higher in charter-heavy Orleans

The percentage of public school dollars going to school operation costs such as transportation and administrative salaries is higher in New Orleans — and the percentage devoted to actual instruction is lower — than in other districts that don't rely so heavily on charter schools, according to a study released Tuesday. Read more...
Deadly Shooting

Sheriff: Witnesses back homeowner's claims in deadly N. Shore shooting

St. Tammany Parish sheriff Randy Smith released more details today about the early Monday shooting near Slidell -- in which a homeowner killed a 22-year-old on the homeowner's property, but not in the house. Read more...

Despite bad weather, Louisiana strawberries looking good

Despite floods, droughts, and freezing temperatures, experts say Louisiana strawberries are doing just fine. Whitney Wallace with the LSU AgCenter doesn’t think there will be too much damage to this year’s strawberry crop.  Read more...
Mayor's Race

What kind of mayor will NOLA voters elect this fall?

What kind of candidate will win the next mayoral election in New Orleans? The potential contenders are busy making plans leading up to qualifying in July. Read more...

Cops: Jealous man kills and cuts up ex's new boyfriend in Kenner

Cops in Kenner and St. John say they have solved the case of a man killed, cut into pieces and dumped in the water near the interstate.  "On December 29, 2016, the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office located a severed human arm... Read more

Research finds 18% decrease in abortions in Louisiana

New research finds there was an 18% decline in the number of abortions in Louisiana between 2011 and 2014. Guttmacher Institute researcher Rachel Jones says nationally, there was a 12% decline over the same period.  Read more...
Parade Fatality

Police: Child dies after struck by float at MLK Day parade

Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Abbeville.  Multiple news outlets report that police say the child was hit by the float sometime after the parade started that Monday morning.  Read more...

Sugar Daddies

More LSU students joining Sugar Daddy dating site

More and more LSU students are seeking Sugar Daddies to help pay for their education. That’s according to SeekingArangment.com, which saw 35 LSU students enroll in 2016. Spokeswoman Brook Urick says that’s a substantial increase over the previous year.  Read more...

Legal Killing?

What is 'reasonable' when it comes to citizens using deadly force?

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is set to announce more details today about a Slidell-area homeowner who fatally shot and killed a man in his yard early Monday morning. The sheriff's office says the homeowner told deputies the man was behaving... Read more
Extras Needed

Extras needed for Mardi Gras show on NCIS New Orleans

Wanna be on the TV show NCIS: New Orleans? Producers are looking for some extras in Mardi Gras attire. They are shooting the Carnival scene this Friday, Jan. 20. To apply, officials say you should send a picture of yourself in a costume that you would like to wear. Read more...
Deadly Crash

Deadly I-10 crash

An overnight crash left one person dead and closed the I-10 east in New Orleans. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality on I-10 East near the Morrison exit," Public information officer Ambria Washington said in an email shortly after 3:30am.  Read more...
2 Kids Shot

Shooting in Carrollton injures two children

New Orleans Police say two children were wounded in a shooting Monday night. "The NOPD is investigating a double shooting," Public Information Officer Ambria Washington said in an email.  "Initial reports show two male juveniles." She both the youngsters were... Read more

AgCenter: OK strawberry season likely

The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. Read more...
Hit & Run

State trooper injured in hit-and-run accident

A Louisiana state trooper was injured when his patrol car was involved in a hit-and-run accident. Read more...
Last on Moon

Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. Read more...
Police Survey

Survey finds police worry about rising tension with public

With tense race relations continuing to rack the nation, a new study finds 72 percent of police officers are now less willing to stop suspicious persons. A sizable number officers also say their work is harder. Read more...
Special Session

Lawmakers gearing up for third special session

State lawmakers are gearing up for the third special session in just one year, after the Revenue Estimating Conference recognized a budget shortfall of about $313 million for the current fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says at this point, ...Read more
Fatal Shooting

Sheriff: Slidell-area homeowner fatally shoots 'erratically' behaving man

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a Slidell homeowner shot and killed a man the homeowner said was acting "erratically" in his front yard last night. Read more...
Museum To Open

3-parish African-American museum opening Feb 4 in Houma

A segregation-era high school for black students will reopen next month as a museum celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes.
It's reported that the Finding Our Roots African American Museum in Houma ...Read more

Doctors advise limiting children's daily screen time

A local doctor advises parents to limit their children’s screen time each day because too much time looking at a TV, computer or tablet can be bad for a child’s health. Ochsner Health Center Zachary Pediatrician Dr. Myriam Ortiz says children younger than 18 months ...Read more
Flood Recovery

Analysis: La. flood recovery programs leave victims short

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is struggling with a problem that has become all too common for Louisiana's governors: How do you pick the winners and losers among disaster victims as you divvy up federal aid?  Read more...

Coffee Lovers

NOLA ranks in the top 5 cities for coffee fanatics

New Orleans ranks in the top 5 when it comes to coffee fanatics in the country.  SmartAsset did the study on our love for that cup of 'joe.'  What helped New Orleans achieve its high ranking?  Asees Singh with Smart Asset explains...  Read more...

Racial Progress

Louisiana ranked 10th in racial progress

Louisiana is among the top ten states for making racial progress, according to a new survey from WalletHub. The survey also finds a lot of areas where the state needs to keep improving.
Louisiana joins five other southern states ...Read more
Foreign Buyers

Foreign home buyers anticipated in New Orleans

New Orleans may soon be a second home for wealthy Europeans. Local realtors are anticipating an influx of foreign home buyers to New Orleans this year. The ease of access to the Crescent City may have a number of wealthy Europeans purchasing property here. Read more...
Police Meeting

New Orleans police chief to meet with Paul Ryan

New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday about new approaches police departments are taking on police training regarding de-escalation, decision-making and use of force tactics.  Read more...
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Is another coaching change coming at LSU?

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva fired football coach Les Miles in mid-season, could it happen again? The Tigers men’s basketball team is 1-4 in the SEC. They’ve lost three in a row and all three defeats have been by double digits. Read more...

Teague, George help Pacers hold off Pelicans 98-95

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague figures he'll eventually get that elusive triple-double. Until then, he's content to pile up wins. For the fourth time in 30 days, the former All-Star guard flirted with his first career triple double and Paul George scored 19 points to help the... Read more

Steelers hold off Chiefs on Boswell's 6 field goals, 18-16

Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le'Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock, and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff record with six field goals?  Throw in a stingy Pittsburgh defense for most of Sunday night, ...Read More

Catch by Cook sets up winning kick by Crosby

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2014 season after a thrilling finish in Dallas.  Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, ...Read more

Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome - for NFC title

The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome. No matter what, they're heading into rare territory. The Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks Saturday.  Read more... 

Fixing mistakes key for Patriots heading into AFC title game

The New England Patriots are happy to be back in the AFC championship game. But there's plenty to clean up on offense if they hope to earn a shot at their fifth Super Bowl title. Tom Brady was picked off twice during Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round win over the Texans.  Read more...

Chiefs aim to get even for loss to Steelers

Alex Smith endured watching film of the Kansas City Chiefs' meltdown in Pittsburgh earlier this season "a bunch of times" this week, still trying to figure out where everything went wrong. Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdown passes.  Read more... 

Rodgers, Packers visit Cowboys for Prescott's playoff debut

Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Dallas rookie Dak Prescott for 11 straight in the regular season, a surge that ultimately benched 10-year starter Tony Romo.  Read more...

Tigers falter late and lose to Alabama

Saturday's LSU-Alabama basketball game resembled a lot of the football games recently played between the two schools. The game was close, but in the end the Crimson Tide made more plays late to win. Alabama outscored LSU 30-12 in the 7:30 minutes to beat the Tigers 81-66.  Read more...

Dwyane Wade has big 4th quarter, leads Bulls past Pelicans

Jimmy Butler scored 28 points in his return from flu, and Dwyane Wade had 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter in the Chicago Bulls' 107-99 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.  Read more...

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