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Barge Sinks

Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries

The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring Monday morning and sank near this town on the Mississippi River.  Petty Officer Jonathan Lally, a Coast Guard spokesman, says the river was briefly closed ...Read more
Center For Vets

Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson

State officials say an Arizona-based health-care company has picked Jefferson Parish as the location for a multi-regional call center for its work contacting veterans in need of care.  
The Jindal administration announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance ...Read more
Fos To Retire

UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.  Read more...

Suit Settled

Justice Dept., Louisiana company settle discrimination suit

The U.S. Justice Department says it's reached a settlement with a Louisiana construction company over allegations of employment discrimination against immigrants.  The agreement signed Monday ...Read more
State Response

Louisiana files response to Planned Parenthood lawsuit

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told a federal judge that Louisiana can boot Planned Parenthood from Medicaid under both federal law and the terms of the organization's state contract.  Read more...


Authorities: Drug, prostitution, cost Houma bar its liquor license

The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has suspended the alcohol license for the Wet & Wild Saloon in Houma after drugs and prostitution were discovered there. Read more...
Hurricane Fred

Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic

Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane. Read more...
Lucky Find

Found $20 bill in San Francisco turns bartender into millionaire

A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. Read more...
Teens Arrested

Teens arrested for throwing water jugs at moving vehicles in Ascension Parish

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says three people have been arrested after allegedly striking moving vehicles with full one-gallon water jugs. Read more...
Mom Arrested

NOPD arrests mother of child found wandering

New Orleans Police today booked a 28-year-old woman on charges of child desertion, after her two-year-old daughter was found wandering alone in New Orleans East this morning. Read more...
Cheap Gas

Cheap gasoline across Louisiana

Gasoline prices are continuing on a downward spiral and today there are some prices below $2 a gallon for regular in Louisiana.  One expert thinks we may go ever lower. Read more...
Shaken Baby

Father arrested in shaken infant case

Police today are releasing the details of a child abuse case that landed a baby in the hospital and the father behind bars.  "Wednesday afternoon, TPSO began an investigation after a seven week old baby was brought to a hospital... Read more
Hurricane Fred

Hurricane Fred expected to weaken

Fred has strengthened to a hurricane, spreading wind and heavy rain across the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.  It's currently no threat to the Caribbean or U.S. Read more...
Gay Club Burns

New Orleans gay black club burns down

A New Orleans nightclub burned down early this morning. "At 3:05 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire in a commercial structure at the intersection of A.P. Tureaud and Aubry St.... Read more

Taking notes by hand, not typing is better

Want to get better grades? How about being more productive at work?  Then take notes with pen in hand rather than typing those notes on a laptop or iPad according to a recent study. Read more...
Found Alone

NOPD questions mother of child found wandering

New Orleans Police say the mother of a toddler found wandering on her own in New Orleans East has contacted police. Read more...

Gubernatorial candidate discuss transparency

How open with the public should the governor's office be? Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has often been criticized for his secrecy, and it's likely to come up as an issue in the 2015 campaign. Read more...
Worst State

Report finds Louisiana is worst state for drivers

BankRate.com says Louisiana is the worst state for drivers. The website's research and statistics analyst Chris Kahn says they ranked all 50 states based on fatal crashes, car thefts, commute times, vehicle maintenance expenses, gas prices, and insurance premiums.  Read more...
Busy Time

September is traditionally a busy month for hurricanes

As we enter the month of September, it’s usually the busiest month of the year for the hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says sea surface temperatures tend to peak during this month. Read more...
Road Rage

Search for suspect in road rage shooting on I-10

New Orleans Police are looking for the driver who shot another motorist on the I-10 at Franklin over the weekend.  "The victim blew his horn at a vehicle that cut him off," according to the police log.  "The subject in the vehicle drove up besides the victim and started shooting... Read more

1 Sharper codefendant asks case split from 2nd codefendant's

A former waiter accused in state court of raping two women with former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper is asking a judge to divide the federal case against him from that of a former sheriff's deputy.  Read more...

$522M Added

Benson adds $522M to Saints-Pelicans ownership swap

The owner of New Orleans' national football and basketball teams has added $522 million in promissory notes to his former heirs' trust funds to try to get back the trusts' nonvoting shares in the Saints and Pelicans.  Read more...

Bicyclist Dies

Bicyclist killed in Mandeville Sunday

A bicyclist was killed Sunday afternoon in Mandeville.  The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Hwy. 190 and Colbert Street.  According to police, a 52-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Altima west on Hwy. 190 ...Read more
Saints Fall

Texans take preseason win over Saints 27-13

Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston's starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.  Read more...

La.'s Budget

Analysis: Holes and worries emerge in Louisiana's budget

As lawmakers patched their way through this year's budget, many of them talked as if they had drawn up a six-month plan, fully expecting Louisiana's next governor to come in with a broader blueprint for fixing the state's financial mess.  Read more...

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Les Miles has named LSU Football's starting QB

A mid-afternoon trip to the hospital didn’t put a dent in Les Miles’ sense of humor, though it seems to have given him a greater appreciation for the literary classics of Mark Twain. Read More


Les Miles: "I OD'ed on coffee"

After not feeling well this morning and going to the hospital as a precaution, LSU head football coach Les Miles is back on campus and with the team. Read More

Steve: Les Miles misses "Lunch with Les" after being taken to hospital

Its game week for the LSU Tigers as they get set to open the college football season at home against McNeese state on Saturday.  Head coach Les Miles was scheduled to talk with the media at his weekly "Lunch With Les" avaliabilty, but things did not go as planned. Read More

Steve: My 53-man Saints roster prediction

By 3pm tomorrow, teams must trim their rosters down to 75. Then, after the final preseason contest, things get whittled down to the 53 that will be the guys on ball clubs to open the regular season.  With preseason game #3 now in the books, I feel like I have a pretty good idea where Saints players stand, and have listed what I would do if I were in charge. Read More

Kristian: Likes and dislikes from Saints vs Texans

I liked Willie Snead's performance with 4 catches and 56 yards.  Snead was clearly a featured player, as coaches were trying to get a proper evaluation on him.  I also, really liked the Saints return game spearheaded by running back Marcus Murphy.  He was electric this week, providing some exciting moments in the return game. Read More

LSU gameweek! Why no ranked opponent to open this year?

Game week has arrived for the LSU Tigers as they kickoff the season against McNeese State this Saturday. In years past, LSU has opened the season against big name opponents, but Senior Associate Athletics Director Verge Ausberry says with... Read more

Deke: Saints did not look good against Texans

It was about as ugly and boring a game at any time of the season (pre-season/regular) that anyone could ever wish not to see.  The Saints and Texans took to the field Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and aside from everyone bringing their own pillow with them it was was nap time in the Big Easy. Read More

Texans take preseason win over Saints, 27-13

Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston's starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More

Kristian: Saints ready for preseason game 3, training camp over

The Saints are clearly game planning for the third preseason game, running scout offense and defensive plays.  Coach Sean Payton said that Drew Brees would play against the Texans, but wasn’t specific on the amount of snaps.  I would expect to see Drew for... Read more

Know Your Enemy: Houston Texans Preseason game #3

The team some think is a QB away from being a serious Super Bowl contender to represent the Atlantic Football Conference comes to the Superdome on Sunday. The Houston Texans finished 9-7 and in 3rd place in the AFC South a year ago.  That is... Read more
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