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BP to sell part of its Gulf of Mexico stake to Chevron


BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.  Read more...

 
Deputy Fired

Assumption deputy fired, accused of battery on wife


Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a deputy has been fired after he grabbed and tried to disarm a deputy who had responded to his home on a domestic complaint.  Read more...
 
Smoking Ban

New Orleans smoking ban prompts debate in Baton Rouge


Less than a week after New Orleans passed a law to ban smoking in bars and casinos, some Baton Rouge medical professionals and local leaders are pushing the capital city to strike while the iron's still hot.  Read more...
 
BP Trial

Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines


An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty.  Read more...
 
Girls With Guns

Women increasingly getting into the gun market


Studies show more and more women are buying guns and becoming more familiar with how to use them. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 74 percent of gun shops saw growth in female customers in 2013. Read more...
Bead Shortage?

Mardi Gras throws merchant hopeful to avoid potential 2015 bead shortage


Despite a labor dispute on the west coast that's caused thousands of Mardi Gras beads to be on back order, there should be plenty of throws for carnival this year. Read more...
New Line

Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans


A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled today for a new streetcar line in New Orleans. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority says the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on North Rampart Street near the New Orleans Athletic Club.  Read more...
NCIS Royalty

NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade


The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. Stars Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder will join the television show's creato... Read more
Prep Playoffs

Split high school playoffs are up for discussion


The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention begins today and the main agenda item is the current split of the football playoffs. There is a proposal to expand the postseason split of public and private schools to other sports.  Read more...
Firing Back

Bensons' attorneys fire back regarding lawsuit from family members


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson on Tuesday responded, through his attorneys, to the attempt by his daughter and grandchildren to get him declared mentally incapacitated. Read more...


 
Leveled Off?

Is the price of gas bottoming out?


According to the American Automobile Association, the statewide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is at $1.87 for the second day in a row.  So has the price bottomed out? Read more...
3 Weeks To Go

Here comes Mardi Gras!


We are now just three weeks from Fat Tuesday and it seems that's a shock to some people who can't believe it's coming so fast. Read more...
Sharper Case

Sharper's hearing rescheduled for Feb. 17


A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17. Read more...
Teacher Trial

Former Destrehan High teacher gets trial date in sex case


Former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne, accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, is scheduled to stand trial in May on the felony charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Read more...

 
BP Penalties

BP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trial


A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Read more...
Sharper Case

Hearing today to decide when Darren Sharper returns to face charges in NOLA


When will federal prosecutors here in New Orleans get their crack at former NFL player Darren Sharper? A court hearing is set for today to discuss the issue. Read more...
Time for Raise

Some firms raising wages for employees


Some U.S. companies are planning on raising wages in the first quarter, according to the latest survey for the National Association for Business Economics. Read more...
ATM Crime

Your ATM card info and pin may have been stolen


State Police are assisting in an investigation looking into an ATM scheme where customer's debit card numbers and pins may have been compromised along the I-10 corridor. Whitney Bank issued a statement acknowledging they found devices called "skimmers" on ATM machines.  Read more...
Mayor's Car

Mayor Landrieu's stolen Jeep recovered


A 2009 black 4-door Jeep registered to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was stolen over the weekend, and the mayor has a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy to thank for getting it back. Read more...
Bad Weather

The blizzard impacts New Orleans flyers


Cities are shutting down across the Northeast as snow starts to fall ahead of what forecasters warn will be a major storm. More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been canceled. Read more...
Record Year

2014 was record year for National World War II Museum


The National World War II Museum is celebrating a record year.  The 515,000 visitors in 2014 broke the previous year's record by 14 percent, said spokeswoman Kacey Hill. She said March set the museum's all-time one-month record with 56,100 visitors — up from 54,300 ...Read more
Teen Killed

Teen shot dead in Algiers


New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager. It happened around 7:45 Monday morning in Algiers. Read more...
BP Penalties

BP to call witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty


It will be oil giant BP's turn Monday to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government is seeking for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Read more...
Benson Drama

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'


Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...
Bad Falls

More elderly adults suffering falls, study finds


It appears more adults are reporting falls than ever before. Since the late 1990s, there has been an almost 30 percent increase in reported falls among the elderly age 65 and older. Read more...
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Belichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day


Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing... Read more

Split high school playoffs are up for discussion


The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention begins today and the main agenda item is the current split of the football playoffs. There is a proposal to expand the postseason split of public and private schools to other sports.  Read more...

Bensons' attorneys fire back regarding lawsuit from family members


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson on Tuesday responded, through his attorneys, to the attempt by his daughter and grandchildren to get him declared mentally incapacitated. Read more...


 

Davis' dunks aplenty lead Pels past 76ers, 99-74


Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Read More

Steve: Patriots locker room attendant under investigation


Can’t get enough of Deflategate? Well, Fox Sports is reporting that the NFL is focusing on a New England Patriots employee in connection with the underinflated football controversy. Read More

Super Bowl bad guys don't take long to circle the wagons


Those bad guys from New England finally made it out West, and it didn't take long for them to begin circling the wagons. An angry Robert Kraft led the way on a rainy Monday night in the desert, reading from a defiant speech crafted at 35,000 feet on the way out. Read more...

Steve: Jimmy Graham wants to dunk again


Two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, two dunks over the goal post. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham looked overjoyed celebrating with his old post TD routine. Read More

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'


Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...

LSU beats Vanderbilt in OT, 79-75


Tim Quarterman scored six of his 12 points in overtime, helping LSU rally and beat Vanderbilt 79-75 Saturday for the Tigers' second straight win.  Read more...
 

Saints sign local Delvin Breaux from CFL


The Saints have signed defensive back Delvin Breaux, a former McDonogh 35 player who spent the past two seasons in the Canadian Football League, ESPN reported Saturday. Read more...
 
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