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Common Core

Education board doesn't reverse course on testing 'opt-outs'

Louisiana's top school board on Thursday rejected a proposal to waive penalties for schools whose students refuse to take Common Core standardized tests later this month.  Read more...
Freeze Warnings

Freeze Warnings tonight for north and southshore

Freeze warnings are in effect tonight for both sides of the lake overnight and into Friday morning until 7 a.m.  The blustery weather will continue tonight. Winds will be strong coming out of the north at 20-30 mph with higher gusts. Read more...
Martin Arrest

Florida police arrest suspect in the killing of a mother and daughter

Police say Dwayne Martin, the suspect wanted for the killing of a 25 year old woman and her 8 year old daughter earlier this week in New Orleans East has been arrested in in Pensacola, Florida.  Read more...  

New Video

JPSO releases new video of Becker arrest

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office today released a different video taken the night Deputy Nicholas Breaux got into a fight with Reserve teenager Brady Becker. Read more...
Dumped Body?

Kenner PD: Video shows man dumping girlfriend's body before making up story

Kenner Police today say a death investigation has resulted in criminal charges against a man whose girlfriend died of an apparent drug overdose. Police say video evidence caught the man in a lie. Read more...
Tigers Lose

LSU back on the bubble following 78-63 home loss to Tennesee

The Tigers are back on the bubble.  Josh Richardson and Armani Moore combined to score 39 points, and Tennessee snapped a six-game losing streak, beating LSU 78-63 Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and dealing serious damage ...Read more
Child Abuse

Cops: Mom dragged girl by hair, beat her with a belt and made her drink hot sauc

Cops say a mother in Houma dragged her daughter around by her hair, made her drink hot sauce and whipped her with a belt.  The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the suspect Wednesday.  Read more...
Divorce Time

The season of the split up

With spring almost here, the month of March is the peak time for divorces, that's according to an analyst with the legal information website FindLaw.com.  It's reported that on-line searches for "divorce" and related phrases like "family law" and "child custody" jumped 50 percent... Read more
Cold Change

Much colder air moves into the New Orleans area

The temperature dropped in a hurry this morning in Southeast Louisiana. It was 71 degrees at the airport at 5:00am.  At 6:00am it was 51 degrees.  By 7:00am the temperature had fallen to 45 with wind chills making it feel like 30's.  Read more...
Winter Weather

Winter precipitation returns to parts of Louisiana

Another round of wintry precipitation has returned to north Louisiana. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas north of Interstate 20 until noon today.  Read more...
Pay for Dates?

Dating site: New Orleans men 3rd most generous in US

Apparently, single guys in New Orleans are willing to shell out big bucks for a chance at love.
They're at least willing to spend a lot of money on a first date. That's according to the dating website, WhatsYourPrice.com, which allows members to bid and pay for first dates... Read more
Victim Sues

Woman sues hotel where security guard accused of rape

A woman who says a former Royal Sonesta security guard raped her last year during Mardi Gras has filed a lawsuit against the hotel.  According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, the guard was sent to the woman's room unsupervised even though she was alone ...Read more
9 In A Row

9th straight win for LSU in beating Grambling 7 to 1

The second-ranked LSU Tigers (12-1) extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Grambling, 7-1, Wednesday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  LSU freshman right-hander Doug Norman (1-1) earned the first win of his career ...Read more
Temps To Drop

Drastic drop in temps with the front moving through on Thursday

It will be a drastic change in our temperatures tomorrow with rain chances rising after midnight.
"As we step out of the door in the morning it may still be ahead of the front so look for upper 50's to low 60's around daybreak ...Read more
Appeal Fails

Broussard's appeal based on feds' posting scandal fails

A federal appeals court has rejected Aaron Broussard's claim that his guilty plea to corruption in 2012 deserves another look because of an online posting scandal that disrupted the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans.  Read more...
Video Beating

Sheriff refutes teen's claims about videotaped incident

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand today directly refuted statements made by a Reserve teenager about a videotaped fight between the teen and a sheriff's deputy. Read more...
School Money

Louisiana education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request.  Read more...

Construction of nutrition center for LSU athletes delayed

LSU's athletic department is putting plans to build a $12 million nutrition center for athletes on hold because of the threat of possible budget cuts across higher education.  Read more...
Angola Three

Judge considers bail for Angola inmate in slaying of officer

A federal judge will decide whether Albert Woodfox should be released on bail while awaiting a third trial in the 1972 stabbing death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard.  Read more...
Suspect Named

Suspect named in shooting that killed mother and daughter

New Orleans Police have now identified a suspect in the shooting death of a 25 year old mother and her 8 year old daughter, along with wounding another woman.  According to the NOPD he is 25-year-old Dwayne K. Martin.  Read more...

Big Additions

Usher and Missy join Essence lineup

Essence Festival organizers have announced two big additions to the list of performers for the 2015 event in New Orleans. Usher and Missy Elliott are joining Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Inda.Arie and Trombone Shorty among the headliners.  Read more...
Ft. Polk Cuts

Residents, officials rally support for Fort Polk

U.S. Army officials visited Leesville to hear concerns about a potential downsizing that could remove more than half the personnel at the Vernon Parish base.  At Tuesday's listening session in Leesville, and concurrent events in Alexandria and Lake Charles,  Read more...
Suspect Dead

Cops: Man dies after reports he was shooting gun into the air

Cops in Terrebonne Parish say a man died after officers responded to calls that the suspect was shooting a gun into the air in the middle of the roadway. "Early Wednesday morning, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office patrolmen responded to the area of the Schriever Overpass... Read more
Too Much?

Too much crude oil?

Gasoline prices have been moving steadily upwards the past six to eight weeks, typical for this time of year. But we may be poised for another price decrease before you know it -- the U.S. Department of Energy says so much oil has been produced domestically that the country is running out of places to store it. Read more...
What's His Name?

How can we remember people's names?

Do you struggle when it comes to remembering someone's name minutes after you met them? There are some things we can do to help us remember someone's name. Read more...
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Steve: Saints clear Byrd to play, Lofton trade in works?

Folks, I have been glued to my laptop and smartphone just waiting to get a whiff of some Saints news - the team needs to get under the salary cap by March 10th. Read More

Kristian: Saints free up cash by converting Byrd's bonus

The biggest free agent acquisition of the 2014 season, safety Jairus Byrd, has re-structured his contract.  The Saints converted Byrd’s $6 million dollar roster bonus into a signing bonus. New Orleans will shave $4.8 million dollars off the 2015 salary cap. Read More

Kristian: Corner is a priority for Saints in free agency

NFL free agency is right around the corner. Typically the Saints haven’t been big spenders in this time, aside from last off-season when they spent big money bringing in Jairus Byrd just hours into free agency.  The Saints like the bargain players. Read More

Davis huge in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it. He struck a momentary pose with a huge smile after he'd finished a fast break with a soaring, one-handed dunk.  Read more...

Deke: Who Dats are sad about letting PT go

Well it’s the nature of the business.  It can happen to anyone, and it has. But that does not make today’s news any easier for members of the Who Dat Nation.  Running back Pierre Thomas was informed today by the Saints that he would be released, ending an eight year run of the once-Cinderella story in a Black and Gold uniform. Read More

Saints release Pierre Thomas

The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday afternoon that they have released running back Pierre Thomas.  Read more...

Kristian: Saints will release Pierre Thomas

Running back Pierre Thomas will be released by the Saints, according to a report. Thomas has been in Black and Gold for all of his 8 years in the NFL. Read More

Deke: Norris Cole's impact huge for Pelicans

He’s been an impact player since GM Dell Demps traded for him last month, and now he’s a key figure in the Pelicans playoff push.  Norris Cole is happy to be a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More

Pelicans-Pistons preview

With their longest winning stretch of the season now over, the New Orleans Pelicans can get back on track by continuing their success at home and against the Detroit Pistons. The Pelicans can equal a season-high four-game home winning streak... Read more

LSU basketball looks to solidify tourney ticket

One of the reasons LSU’s basketball team has won five of its last seven games and will go after its fourth straight against Tennessee Wednesday is the play of sharing point guards Tim Quarterman and Jalyn Patterson, who have started the last seven games.  Read more...
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