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Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed

When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren't the only ones patrolling their streets.  Read more...

Woman Shot

Woman shot outside St. Charles Ave. nightclub

New Orleans Police say a woman was shot while she was standing outside a nightclub on St. Charles Avenue early Friday morning. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of St. Charles Avenue, according to the NOPD.  Read more... 

Local Shoppers

Shoppers locally looking for Black Friday deals

Shoppers were out early this morning for the great deals on Black Friday.   We checked with some to find out what shoppers are looking for that would make them head to the malls and big box stores the day after Thanksgiving.  Read more...


Holiday shopping season underway

The National Retail Federation is expecting retailers to see healthy sales gains this holiday season. Spokeswoman Kathy Grannis says sales are expected to increase about 3.7% overall in November and December, which is a slight decline from... Read more
Unclaimed Money

Over half of 2011 Citizens assessment rebates unclaimed

Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon reminds property insurance policy-holders that time is running out to get a rebate on money paid to help support Louisiana's insurer of last resort.   
Fifty-two percent of the refunds available for 2011 remain unclaimed. Read more...
Red State?

Pollster says Louisiana still a red state

A pollster believes the win of Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican David Vitter in a predominately conservative state is an anomaly. John Couvillion of JMC Analytics says Edwards got votes from... Read more
Tracking Device

Private investigator booked after illegal use of GPS tracker

Police have arrested a private investigator accused of illegally installing a tracking device on a vehicle.  Gretna police reported that 38-year-old David Centanni was booked Tuesday on a charge of using a prohibited tracking device.  Read more...

Medical Issue

Police: 'Medical issue' may have caused officer's car crash

Officials say an off-duty police officer was taken to a hospital after his SUV overturned on a New Orleans street.  Jefferson Parish Col. John Fortunato reported the single-vehicle crash involving Sgt. Mike Marziale occurred Wednesday.  Read more...
Food Murder

Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him.  Read more...
Dr. John

Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.  Read more...
Highway Deaths

5 die on state highways as Thanksgiving weekend opens

Louisiana State Police say two highway wrecks killed five people in the opening hours of the Thanksgiving weekend. Read more... 
In this Oct. 30, 2015 photo, Giovanni R. Santini, holds his United Houma Nation voting card in Lafitte, La. Santini has spent decades trying to prove he�s an American Indian, and folks in his bayou town no longer doubt he�s a proud member of the 17,00

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.  Read more...
Holiday Patrols

JPSO increasing holiday presence

In the interest of public safety, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is once again instituting its holiday patrols in and around the major shopping centers and strip malls throughout Jefferson Parish.  Read more...
Not Out Yet

Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital.  Edwards' wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won't be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.  Read more...

Food Murder

Man arrested for allegedly killing father, wounding mother in fight over food

Cops in Mississippi have arrested a man wanted for allegedly stabbing his parents during an argument about food in Jefferson Parish. His father died.  His mother was injured. The Lamar County Sheriff's office says deputies caught 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett outside... Read more
Feast Day

A nutritionist's take on Thanksgiving

You'd think America's annual day of overeating would be a nutritionist's nightmare. Not necessarily so, says Leigh Anne Burns, LSU Health Nutritionist/Dietician. "Remember, that it's just one day," says Burns.  Read more...
Fire Threat

Twice as many fires on Thanksgiving day

According to the US Fire Administration, the average number of home fires nearly double on Thanksgiving as compared to any other day of the year.  State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says it's important to remind residents of... Read more
Parents Stabbed

Cops: Man stabs both parents over argument involving food

Jefferson Parish authorities say a 32 year old man who got into an argument with both of his parents over “food items” stabbed both of them, killing his father.  His mother is in the hospital recovering from her injuries.  Read more...

Johnson Out

Tulane reportedly parting ways with coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.  Read more...

Upcoming Chevron layoffs could affect Covington office

Chevron says it will cut 350 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico next year, and it's a move that could result in layoffs at its Covington office.  The reductions come as the U.S. oil giant continues to move forward with selling off its shallow-water operations in the Gulf  ...Read more
Strip Clubs

ATC cites 14 more strip clubs

The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has cited 14 additional strip clubs across the state as part of their "Operation Trick or Treat" investigation. This crackdown comes weeks after 9 clubs were cited in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  Read more...
Dancer's Death

Suspect in dismemberment case requests new venue

The attorney for the woman suspected of stabbing and dismembering Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart wants a Jefferson Parish judge to move and reschedule her trial.  Read more...
House Speaker

Walter Leger set to be next Louisiana House speaker

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has apparently already made up his mind on who he would like as Speaker of the Louisiana House. Edwards is supporting Democrat House member Walter Leger of New Orleans.  Read more...
Transition Site

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards launches website

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has launched a new website to provide Louisiana residents updates about his administration's transition and give those interested in serving in his administration a contact point.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Central City shooting death

New Orleans police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon fatal shooting in Central City. It happened around 2:30 p.m., near the intersection of South Liberty Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Read more...
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Could it be a Farwell to the Mad Hatter this week 13 'Inside the SEC'

It feels like it’s going to be the end of the Les Miles era in Baton Rouge on Saturday.  The Bayou Bengals have suffered 3 straight losses for the first time in his tenure as head coach and the LSU administration has done nothing squash rumors that this will be... Read more

LSU prepares for what could be Miles final game as Tigers coach

What could be Les Miles' final game as head coach of the LSU Tigers takes place tomorrow night against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium. Linebacker Deion Jones hopes this is not the end of the road for Miles.  Read more...

Saints place cornerback Lewis on injured reserve, add Owens

The New Orleans Saints have placed cornerback Keenan Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season. The move ends a frustrating season for Lewis, who has played in only six of New Orleans' 10 games this season because of a nagging hip injury.  Read more...

Saints' Keenan Lewis out for the season

Cornerback Keenan Lewis has been placed on injured reserve by the New Orleans Saints. The move means the end of the season for the veteran cornerback.  Read more...

Jimbo Fisher will be LSU's next coach, should Miles go

One of the most connected sources in the coaching industry thinks the rumors that LSU is pursuing Jimbo Fisher to replace Les Miles are "100 percent” true. Read more...

Steve: Rested Saints taking on tough Texans in Houston

The week of no Saints football went by pretty quickly. I guess the story of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's departure helped hold us over.  The Black & Gold enter the final 6 games of the season with a 4-6 record and believe it or not, still have a chance to... Read more

Brees says recharged Saints are preparing for tough Texans defense

With the Saints coming off the bye week, it was back to business as usual for the black and gold this week, meaning if it's Wednesday, it's time for Bobby Hebert's "QB To QB " segment with Drew Brees. Brees started the interview talking about the... Read more

Tulane reportedly parting ways with coach Curtis Johnson

Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.  Read more...

Tulane reportedly will part ways with Curtis Johnson

Tulane reportedly parting ways with football coach Curtis Johnson.  Tulane University appears set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday's game against Tulsa.

Kristian: Simple approach for the Saints on defense

The most notable change in the Saints defense down the stretch with Dennis Allen now calling the defensive plays will most likely be a scaled back set of calls.  A dramatic change in scheme is not likely with Allen taking over for the recently fired Rob Ryan.  Read more...
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