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Camp Minden

Report: `blow-out' doors may be needed at Camp Minden bunker


An Army report says new doors may be needed to reduce the severity of potential explosions in bunkers where thousands of tons of abandoned artillery propellant are stored at Camp Minden.  Read more...
 
Prison Death

Judge: Death shows need for training of Orleans jail guards


A federal judge says the apparent suicide of a New Orleans jail inmate this week demonstrates the need for more training of staff at the dangerous lockup.  Read more...
 
Strong Support

Strong support shown for Louisiana's business tax breaks


Lawmakers who want to scale back the tax breaks Louisiana doles out to businesses don't appear to have public support on their side.  A poll released Thursday from LSU's Public Policy Research Lab says 72 percent of respondents support cutting taxes ...Read more
Papal Visit

Obamas to host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23


The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall. Read more...
Lodged in Fence

Man found dead with head stuck between fence bars


Officials say a man was found dead today near the corner of Carrollton and Tulane in New Orleans, but reports that he was impaled on a fence are apparently not accurate. "EMS received a call shortly after seven this morning for an unknown age male, adult male unresponsive... Read more
False Rape

Police: Woman lies about being raped by cop to cover affair


Northshore officials say a woman lied about being raped by a cop to hide an affair. "Gina Louise Causey... of Abita Springs arrived at the Mandeville Police Complex to file a report alleging she had been the victim of a violent rape at gunpoint," Corporal Kevin Covert said.  Read more...
No Charges

No charges against Terrebonne deputy in 14-year-olds' death


A Terrebonne Parish grand jury is not indicting a sheriff's deputy in the shooting death of a 14-year-old last year. Read more...
College Funds

Oil spill money targeted for La. colleges, under proposal


Higher education leaders are eyeing Gulf oil spill recovery money as a possible long-term financing source for Louisiana's college campuses.  Read more...
 

State coastal group approves $884 million spending plan


A plan for how $884 million will be spent on coastal protection and restoration in Louisiana in fiscal year 2016 has been approved by the state's main coastal board.  Read more...
 
Ira Thomas

Change-of-plea hearing delayed for ex-school board member


A change-of-plea plea hearing has been pushed back in the case of Ira Thomas, who abruptly resigned from the New Orleans school board this month after being charged in a federal bribery case.  Read more... 
 
Fishing Fatals

Woman pleads no contest in accident that killed 2 children


A Prairieville woman who lost control of her car and hit and killed a brother and sister fishing alongside the highway has pleaded no contest to a careless operation charge.  Read more...
 
Guilty Plea

Man pleads guilty to negligent homicide in brother's death


A man originally charged with second-degree murder in his brother's Dec. 30 death in Lafourche Parish has been released from jail after pleading guilty to negligent homicide.  Read more...
 
Gretna Raises

Gretna council approves raises for workers, police officers


Pay raises for Gretna's administration and police and an emphasis on streets and drainage are highlights of the city's 2016 budget.  Read more...
Better Schools?

Study: Competition doesn't necessarily make for better New Orleans schools


A research group's survey of 30 New Orleans public schools found that competition for students hasn't necessarily driven efforts to improve academics. Read more...
Stormy Weather

Storms possible this afternoon


Get ready for some changes in the weather: a cold front is coming, pushing ahead of it a chance for thunderstorms. Read more...
Required Driver

Bill would require drinkers have a designated driver


Should Louisiana law require that people going out drinking prove that they have a designated driver?  A bill filed in the House for the upcoming legislative session calls for just that.  Read more...
Goat Beheaded

Reward increased in goat beheading video


The Louisiana SPCA is now offering a reward of $13,000 for information about a 12-second video of five men beheading a goat. CEO Anna Zorilla says the men in the video are laughing and cheering as one of the men chops off the goats head with a sword of machete.  Read more...
Mistaken ID

Are those giant mosquitoes? No. Mosquito hawks? No.


You may have noticed, what you thought were large mosquitoes buzzing around your yard.   What are these large mosquito-looking insects anyway.  They sure look like mosquitoes, but they're not.  Read more...
SWAT roll

SWAT roll on the Westbank


NOPD is working a SWAT roll in Algiers, in the 2200 block of Westbend Parkway Wednesday night.  The incident happened before 8:30 p.m.  According to police spokesman Officer Garry Flot, an unidentified 31-year-old man choked his 41-year-old former girlfriend ...Read more
Pelicans Lose

ROCKETS 95, PELICANS 93


James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and Houston handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss.  Read more ...



 
Spending Plan

Jindal health care budget has gaps, cuts, unsure financing


Gov. Bobby Jindal's health care spending plan for next year relies on more than $400 million in tax changes uncertain to win passage from state lawmakers.  Even then, lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee were told Wednesday, Read more...
Crime Fighting

Smart phone app, sales tax district to help fight crime in French Quarter


City of New Orleans leaders Wednesday afternoon announced new initiatives aimed at fighting crime in the French Quarter. The plan involves technology, manpower, and, city officials hope, voter approval. Read more...
Beheaded Goat

SPCA says it has video of goat beheading


The Louisiana SPCA says it has received cell phone video of a group of young men decapitating a live goat. Read more...
Phone Lock?

Smartphones should be locked?


American smartphone users are apparently not protecting our privacy like we should.  It is all part of an on-line survey and it's not good.  According to the security firm Lookout,  over one-third, of mobile users in the U.S. don't even set a pin or password on their phone.  Read more...
Poster Pulled

Organizers pull Strawberry Festival poster, apologize


Officials with the Strawberry Festival Board and the Kiwanis club today apologized for the controversy sparked by this year's poster and agreed not to sell it at the event.  Read more...
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Payton Speaks

Steve: Payton finally speaks on Graham, Spiller and Saints D


We have finally heard from Saints head coach Sean Payton following the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle.  NBC Sports caught up with him at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

Deke: Pelicans' inconsistency is consistent


The Pelicans' season and playoff hopes are on life support, and it's looking more and more like a flatline!  The one thing that has plagued the Pelicans this season and many seasons under current coach Monty Williams is inconsistency.  In fact, the Pelicans are most consistent at being an inconsistent team. Read More

Steve: Saints working long-term deal for Cam Jordan


While the entire Saints defense had a down year last season, it’s pretty clear that defensive end Cam Jordan is a vital part of it having success in the future. The 25-year old was the team’s 24th pick in the 1st round back in 2011, and is entering the 5th and final year of his rookie contract. Read More

LSU beats Tulane 13-7


LSU baseball prevailed in hostile territory, beating the Tulane Green Wave 13-7 on Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in Uptown New Orleans. Read more...

Kristian: Free agent OLB Anthony Spencer visiting Saints


Sources confimed to me that free agent OLB/DE Anothony Spencer is in New Orleans visiting with Saints brass this week. ​Spencer was the 26th overall pick in the 2007 draft and went to Dallas, where he has been ever since. Read More

LSU set for a tough road test against much-improved Tulane


There’s an old baseball adage that good pitching shuts down good hitting. Coming off a weekend series in which Tiger bats pounded out 43 hits, LSU (21-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) will look to defy that conventional wisdom on Tuesday night in a battle against stingy Tulane... Read more

Kristian: Loomis says "not everything is for sale"


Despite speculative reports that the Saints might be in all-out re-shaping mode, and that everything and every player might be on the trading block, general manager Mickey Loomis says that’s not really the case. “We’ve never put a 'for sale' sign out on all of our players.  That was never true, and isn’t true,” Loomis explained. Read More

The Saints have

Kristian: Brees trade rumors are completely false


Despite rumors to the contrary, the Saints say they are not looking to trade quarterback Drew Brees. General Manager Mickey Loomis told USA Today, "Anyone that thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that is just not true." Read More

Sharper pleads guilty


Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women. Read more...

Clippers pull away from Pelicans


Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both scored 23 points and DeAndre Jordan was his usual dominant self on the glass as the Los Angeles Clippers took down the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100.  Read more...
 
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