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Analysis: Budget questions marks remain after session's end


After 19 weeks of work, Louisiana's lawmakers have gone home, but it will take months to figure out what they've done and how it impacts the state's finances.  The more than $26 billion state operating budget crafted by the House and Senate ...Read more
Miss Louisiana

Justine Ker of Choudrant crowned Miss Louisiana


A 22-year-old classical piano player from Choudrant has been named Miss Louisiana. Justine Ker won the crown during the Saturday finals held at the Monroe Civic Center. Ker is a student at Vanderbilt University.  Read more...
Student Shot

Tulane: Med student shot, wounded in Haiti armed robbery


Tulane University says one of its medical students is recovering after being shot and wounded during an armed robbery in Haiti. Marc Kahn from the university's medical school said in a statement that the student was shot in the hand and chest in Port au Prince on Thursday.  Read more...  

 
Unemployment

Louisiana payrolls fall again in May, as jobless rate flat


Louisiana employer payrolls fell again in May, with the state's unemployment rate holding steady at 6.3 percent, the third-highest rate among the states. Payrolls, used by many economists as their top labor market indicator, have been falling since 2014's end.  Read more...
Deputies Shot

2 teens arrested for lying about deputy shooting


Two teenagers have been arrested for lying about the location of a man that investigators say shot two Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office deputies. The sheriff's office arrested two 17-year-olds, Domonique L. Dean and Rodricus T. Shaw, on accessory-after-the-fact charges.  Read more...
Burned Bodies

2 Lafayette men jailed after pair found dead in burned cars


Two Lafayette men have been arrested for the murder of two people found dead Tuesday in separate burned cars. Joshua Willis, 31, was arrested Saturday on two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted sexual battery.  Read more...
Murder Update

Police: Dead educator was pregnant with accused man's child


Police say a school administrator found dead on the edge of a sugar cane field was pregnant with the child of a former co-worker, who has been accused in the killing. Baton Rouge Police cited crime lab findings. Lyntell Washington's decomposed body was... Read more
Water Safe

Boil water advisory lifted for Covington


The City of Covington says the water is safte to drink. "The boil advisory issued on 6/24/2016 has been LIFTED!" city officials posted on the Covington website. The advisory was issued after crews said... Read more
Mother Praised

Louisiana officials praise mother arrested for whipping sons


A Baton Rouge mother arrested for whipping her three boys after she found out they had burglarized a neighbor's house has found herself in the national spotlight and is being held up as a model parent by high-ranking state officials.  Read more...
Theft Charge

Ex-Terrebonne detective charged with taking federal cash


A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's detective faces a federal criminal charge that she stole federal money. A one-count criminal charge against 38-year-old Dawn C. Foret of Houma was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans.  Read more...
Statues Sprayed

Crews work to clean vandalized city monuments


New Orleans city crews had to work this week to remove graffiti found on several Confederate monuments around the city. At least five monuments were found to have been spray-painted with phrases like 'Take 'Em Down' and 'Take Down White Power.'  Read more...
Medical Pot

LSU and Southern approve plans for medical marijuana


LSU and Southern University both want to begin growing marijuana for medical use. The boards of both schools approved plans Friday to pursue licensing, making them the sole growers and researchers for the state.  Read more...  
 
Officer Resigns

Former Slidell Police detective resigns amid investigation


A former Slidell Police detective is under investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office for possible wrongdoing. According to a release from the Slidell Police Department, Detective Mario Arthur III was found to be mishandling evidence.  Read more...
Child Porn Bust

Houma man arrested for downloading child porn


A Houma man has been jailed after deputies say he admitted to downloading multiple videos containing child pornography. 31-year-old Jacob Dane Chauvin was arrested after Terrebonne Parish deputies searched his home in the 6800 block of West Park Avenue.  Read more...
Friday Murders

NOPD investigating two Friday murders in Algiers


New Orleans' police are investigating two separate homicides that took place hours apart Friday in Algiers. Shortly before 10 p.m., the NOPD responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting near Vespasian Street and Lauradale Drive.  Read more...
Tax Breaks

Property tax break program getting overhauled by governor


Gov. John Bel Edwards is changing the rules for a lucrative property tax break program for manufacturing facilities, to tie the tax breaks to job creation and retention.  Read more...
US Rig Count

Louisiana leads week's rig loss


The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid depressed energy prices.  Read more...
College Tuition

No tuition hikes planned for Louisiana community, technical colleges


Louisiana's community and technical colleges won't be raising tuition rates on students this fall, after lawmakers largely shielded the schools from budget cuts. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors announced the decision Friday.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 18 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims fell to 2,822 from the previous week's total.  Read more...
School Board

Committee approves researching Lafourche school board reduction


A revived effort to shrink the size of the Lafourche Parish School Board from 15 members to nine has passed its first hurdle. The Lafourche Parish Finance Committee has sent a proposal to the full board to determine whether the board can legally reduce the number of its members.  Read more...
Big Prize

Jackpot nearing $400 million


Nobody got all of the numbers right in the Megamillions drawing Friday night, so the jackpot grows to an estimated $390 million. The numbers drawn were  11, 14, 54, 57, 63 and Megaball 11.  It’s the biggest prize offered in the game since... Read more
Captain Charged

Former Terrebonne Capt. Dawn Foret charged with theft


A former captain in the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is facing a federal theft charge. Federal court records show 38-year-old Dawn Foret was charged Friday in a bill of information that alleges she stole at least $1,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Read more...
Murder Details

JP Sheriff gives chilling account of deputy's murder


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a press conference Friday that, as Detective David Michel lay on the ground, trying to crawl away after being shot Wednesday, a witness saw the suspected gunman grab him fire two more shots into his back.  Read more...
Riverboat

Luxury riverboat to cruise from Gretna


City leaders in Gretna are excited about the announcement of a new luxury riverboat coming to town. 'The Louisiane' used to be the Columbia Queen in Oregon.  It's going to be docked at the Gretna ferry terminal and will create a nearly a hundred new jobs.  Read more...
Medical Pot

LSU Board of Supervisors okays the growing of medical marijuana


The LSU Board of Supervisors gives the school’s ag center the green light to begin the process of growing medical marijuana that would be dispensed to eligible Louisiana patients. LSU Ag Center Chancellor Doctor Bill Richardson says they plan to grow medical weed ...Read more
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Cleveland upsets G.S. 93-89 to win NBA Championship


The Cleveland Cavaliers upset the Golden State Warriors 93 to 89 in game 7 to win the NBA Championship.  Read more...

 

Kristian: Status of Saints training camp still unknown admist floods


West Virginia, in particular Greenbrier valley, and White Sulphur Springs has suffered from significant flooding at the Greenbrier resort and surrounding communities.  “America’s Resort” is closed until further notice, and 60 roads in the area are still closed.  Read More

PGA's Greenbrier off due to floods, no word on Saints camp


The PGA Tour announced Saturday that the Greenbrier Classic scheduled for next month has been canceled because of the devastating flooding in West Virginia. The tournament had been scheduled for July 7-10 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, which was... Read more

Flooding closes historic Greenbrier resort where Saints hold camp


A historic West Virginia resort located in one of the hardest-hit areas of flooding remains closed to guests until further notice. The 710-room Greenbrier resort sustained damage from the flooding and was using backup generators, according to a post on its Facebook page.  Read more...

Saints tweak roster, sign DT CJ Wilson


The Saints announced today they've placed CB Kyle Wilson on reserve/Injured list and have signed DT C.J. Wilson. Read More

Kristian: Which Saints player is in a make-or-break season?


This question is easy to answer. If Player X doesn't perform, he's likely out of New Orleans following the season.  Player X would be Safety Jairus Bryd. Read More

Simmons goes #1, Pelicans pick Hield


As expected former LSU star Ben Simmons was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. He's the second player from LSU to be taken with the top pick. Read more...

Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft


 The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Read More 

 

Voting starts today on Zephyrs final choices for new name


By this time next year, the Zephyrs baseball team will have a new name.  It could be Crawfish or Baby Cakes.  The franchise is rebranding the minor league baseball team in order to be "more New Orleans."  The ballclub's current nickname actually comes from... Read more

Simmons hopes to be NBA draft top pick


Ben Simmons has the sneaker deal and the TV show, so off the court he already has the look of a star.  The only questions seem to be about what he can do on the floor.  Assuming the Philadelphia 76ers are satisfied, ...Read more
 
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