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Nungesser pleased with Mardi Gras crowd, but also concerned


With an estimated one million visitors in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, it's an event tourism just can't do without. Read more...
Zulu Lundi Gras

Zulu Lundi Gras party can keep you entertained all day


The day before Mardi Gras is filled with fun on the Riverfront. Zulu has lots to offer today at their annual bash in Woldenberg Park. Read more...
Jung Hotel

Historic Jung Hotel to undergo full redevelopment


Occupying an entire city block along Canal Street, the historic Jung Hotel has languished in vacancy after suffering serious damage from the floods that followed Hurricane Katrina, but a reinvestment in the building is set to bring it back to its former prominence.  Read more...

 
La. Seafood

Guest-worker program helps Louisiana seafood facilities


Congress' decision to quadruple the size of a guest-worker program might be described as a gift to Louisiana's seafood processing industry, which struggles to fill the seasonal jobs each year.
The LSU AgCenter says about 60 Louisiana seafood processing facilities ...Read more
Windy & Cold

A chilly Lundi Gras but no rain


It will be a cold Lundi Gras, with winds picking up today.  Parades may be affected, but it will be dry.  "It's going to feel much colder all day long,"  WWL TV's Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo. Read more...

 
Kenner Royalty

Kenner kicks off Lundi Gras at Rivertown


The Royal Court of Argus meets Zulu Royalty at Kenner's Rivertown today.  The annual Lundi Gras celebration in Kenner gets underway Monday morning.  Kenner's Acting Mayor, Michael Sigur, and City Council members will be on hand to welcome the royalty.  Read more...

 
Shots Fired

Shots fired on Bacchus parade route


The New Orleans Police Department said shots were fired Sunday night around 9:30 near the intersection of St. Charles and Felicity.  Police dont't believe anyone was injured and the parade was stopped for several minutes.  Read more...

 
2 Killed

Two killed, four injured in post parade shooting in Miss.


Two people were killed in a post parade shooting in Pass Christian, Mississippi, Sunday.
The shooting also left at least four others hospitalized, according to reports.  The shots had about 200 people scattering for safety.  Read more...

 
Edwards-Budget

Analysis: Edwards, lawmakers get spending cut suggestions


While Gov. John Bel Edwards has focused primarily on tax increases for his budget rebalancing effort, an independent government watchdog group is offering a companion list of ideas for where to cut spending.  Read more...

 
Hollywood So.

Three Louisiana cities ranked best for movie makers


Three Louisiana cities are in the Top 10 of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker in 2016. New Orleans ranks number two, Baton Rouge comes in at number three and Shreveport-Bossier is ranked ninth.  Read more...
 
Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans


The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter. Read more...
Sexual Battery

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office employee charged with sexual battery


Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the dismissal and arrest of one of his employees late Friday night. According to a release from the sheriff's office, 29-year-old Trent Barrilleaux of Thibodaux admitting to committing sexual battery on a juvenile.  Read more...
 
Chevron Layoffs

Chevron may cut 385 Louisiana workers


American oil giant Chevron has reaffirmed forecasts that it may cut as many as 385 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico this year, 45 of them working offshore and the remainder in offices in Covington and Lafayette.  Read more...
 
Trial Delay

Lockport triple murder trial delayed for fifth time


The first-degree murder trial for a man accused of stabbing a Lockport woman and her two daughters has been delayed for the fifth time. David Brown, of Houma, is now set for trial Sept. 12.  Read more...
Flood Closure

State to close Pearl River wildlife area due to flooding


The Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in St. Tammany Parish will be closed due to flooding next week. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release the area will close when the Pearl River flood gauge reaches 16.5 feet.  Read more...
 
Special Session

Governor Edwards details call for special session


Governor John Bel Edwards has issued the call for a special legislative session to address a 750-million dollar budget shortfall this fiscal year and a 1.9 billion dollar shortfall next fiscal year.  Read more...
 
Voter Drive

Louisiana GOP launches voter registration campaign


The Republican Party of Louisiana has launched their "Red to the Roots" campaign. The initiative is an effort to identify, engage, and register new conservative voters across Louisiana.  Read more...
 
Child Cruelty

Harvey man sentenced to 15 years in child abuse case


A 24-year-old Harvey man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a brain injury to his 3-month-old son.  Read more...
 
Tax Fraud

Two Tangipahoa women charged in tax fraud scheme


A federal grand jury has indicted two Tangipahoa Parish women on charges of filing false tax returns and using stolen identities. Prosecutors announced the indictments on Friday of 40-year-old Alicia Washington and 47-year-old Jackie Chaney, both of Hammond.  Read more...
 
Flood Emergency

Obama signs Louisiana emergency declaration


President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Louisiana in areas affected by flooding that occurred Dec. 28 through Feb. 1. It authorizes relief efforts in the parishes of Plaquemines, St. Landry, St. Mary, Terrebonne and West Feliciana, among others.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 30 increased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 
Heroin Sentence

Ohio man sentenced in Louisiana heroin case


The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says an Ohio man has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison for heroin distribution. Prosecutors said 37-year-old Jason Payne was part of a conspiracy involving a drug trafficker who distributed heroin in New Orleans.  Read more...
 
 
Special Session

Edwards officially calls special session on budget, taxes


Gov. John Bel Edwards has released his official order calling for lawmakers to convene Feb. 14 in a special legislative session aimed at stabilizing Louisiana's finances. Read more...
Indicted

Man indicted in shooting of JP deputy in New Orleans drug raid


A federal grand jury has indicted a New Orleans man accused of shooting a Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was leading a federal drug raid on his home. Read more...
Chevron Layoffs

Chevron announces Louisiana layoffs


Chevron North America has informed the Louisiana Workforce Commission about possible layoffs at five office locations in Covington and Lafayette. A total of 385 employees could be affected, 340 at the office locations and 45 offshore workers.  Read more...
 
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Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets


There were some arrests in Denver after the Bronco's defeated the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50.  Scores of Bronco fans gathered downtown for impromptu partying, and the crowd became unruly at times.  Read more...
 
 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors


Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.  Read more...

 

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win


Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  Read more...

 

Panthers too good, versatile for Broncos No. 1 defense


The Denver Broncos and their top defense haven't seen anything quite like Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, the No. 1 scoring offense in the league.  Read more...
 

Denver brings dominant defense into Super Bowl 50


Peyton Manning wanted to make one thing perfectly clear when he arrived in the Golden Gate City for the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl: "Our defense is what got us here."  Read more...
 

Brees named NFL's 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year, receiving the award during the fifth annual NFL Honors awards show on Saturday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.  Read more...
 

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84


Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Read more...

Brett Favre, Kenny Stabler, but no Morten Andersen, in HOF


Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Read more...

Tigers in 1st place in the SEC after win over MSU


For much of the year, LSU has leaned on freshman sensation Ben Simmons to win games. But on Saturday against Mississippi State, it was the Tigers other much hyped freshman that led the way in an 88-77 victory over the Bulldogs. Read more...

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever


The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football.  Read more...

 
 
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