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Drug Charges

A nurse and a former teacher arrested on drug charges


A former teacher and a nursing director for a Slidell nursing home are behind bars after being part of an elaborate scheme to steal prescription medications in order to sell the drugs for a trip to Las Vegas.  Read more...
 
 
Cops Shoot

Deputies shot at suspects on Canal Street


Cops say a Orleans Parish Sheriff's Deputies shot at suspects in a car this morning.  It happened at Canal Street and Basin Street. "OPSO deputies discharged a weapon during a traffic stop when the driver fled the scene striking one of the deputies... Read more
Storm Prep

State officials urge the public to prepare for Hurricane Season


State officials want you to take time this week preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.
Governor Bobby Jindal has declared it, Hurricane Preparedness Week, and Chris Guilbeaux, a deputy director at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... Read more
Tourism Hit?

New Orleans tourism officials play down governor's executive order


As the summer travel season begins, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has responded to Governor Jindal's executive order on "religious freedom." That bill was defeated by a vote of 10 to 2 in a House committee, but the governor took matters into his own hands.  Read more...
Double Murder

Double murder in New Orleans East


New Orleans Police are investigating a double murder in New Orleans East.  Cops say two people were killed in the 4800 block of Bright drive. "At about 5:45 am police responed to a call of shots fired...  Read more
Depression

A link between depression and Parkinson's


Could there be a link tying depression to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease? A recent study found that the rate of Parkinson's disease among people with depression was almost 3 times that of people without it.  Read more...
Pricey Beef

Beef prices high for the Memorial Day cookout


Many will be firing up the grill this Memorial Day and LSU AgCenter Economist Ross Pruitt says you can expect to continue to pay high prices for beef. According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price for a pound of ground beef in March was $4.20... Read more
Memorial Day

A day to remember those lost in defense of our freedom


Memorial Day is one of the most solemn holidays on the calendar.  It's a day set aside to remember those men and women who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, David LeCerte, says... Read more
Deadly Crash

Fatal crash closes interstate


A fatal crash closed the I-610 heading eastbound near the St. Bernard exit early this morning.  Witnesses report a victim ejected from a vehicle. This crash came just minutes after NOPD cleared a crash that closed the I-10 heading westbound at the Highrise... Read more
Campaign Opp.

Analysis: Bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity


By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session.  Read more...

 
Lawsuit

Attorneys want lawsuit against Thibodaux Police dismissed


Thibodaux Police and city officials are asking a judge to dismiss claims brought against them by two men accused of slashing police tires.  It’s reported Glenn Watkins and his nephew, Jonathan Watkins, filed a lawsuit in February against Thibodaux's mayor, ...Read more
Tornado Watch

Tornado Watch in effect for most of Louisiana


Much of the state could see some rough weather Sunday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. for 22 parishes in Louisiana.  Read more...

 
Highway Funding

Mayor Landrieu blasts lack of long-term highway funding bill


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is speaking out on a federal transportation funding bill. The U.S. Senate approved a short-term extension of transportation funding by voice vote this weekend after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the same bill earlier.  Read more...
 
Officer Killed

HANO officer shot and killed


New Orleans Police say an officer with the Housing Authority of New Orleans was shot and killed this morning near the intersection of Erato and Freret. The HANO officer was found dead inside his cruiser at that location.  Read more...
 
Playoff Bid?

New Orleans may bid on College Football Playoffs


Possible Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020 are not the only future games New Orleans has its eyes on. "We do have a bid for the College Football Playoff championship game that we're still evaluating right now." says Jay Cicero, of the GNO Sports Foundation.  Read more...
 
Murder Charge

Slidell child care co-owner facing charges in foster child's death


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the co-owner of a child care facility in Slidell will be charged with first degree murder after her foster child died from her injuries received in a beating.  Read more...
 
Platform Fire

Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished


A fire that burned for more than a day on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast was extinguished early Saturday, the Coast Guard said. The fire was on a platform in Breton Sound near environmentally delicate barrier islands off the state's southeast coast.  Read more...
School Probe

New Orleans school civil rights complaint getting a look from U.S.


Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this past week investigating a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools, most of which are run by the state.  Read more...
 
Chief Arrested

Louisiana police chief arrested after strip club bust


Police in Lafayette say the police chief of a neighboring town has been arrested. A statement from the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force says Jeanerette police chief Marvin Grogan was arrested Friday night by task force members and state police.  Read more...
 
Platform Fire

Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished


The Coast Guard says a fire on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast is finally out. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the fire in Breton Sound was extinguished around 6 a.m. Saturday.  Read more... 
 
School Probe

U.S. lawyers looking into New Orleans school civil rights complaint


Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this week to look into a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools.  Read more...
 
Trade Authority

Landrieu issues statement on passage of Trade Promotion Authority by U.S. Senate


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had words of praise for the U.S. Senate after Friday night's approval of the president's request for enhanced trade negotiating authority. The Senate voted 62-37 Friday to endorse the "fast track'' negotiating authority.  Read more...
No More Gmail

No more gmail account for the mayor


A spokesman said Mayor Mitch Landrieu will no longer use a gmail account, after reports surfaced that Mayor Mitch Landrieu was using a private email account to conduct public business.  Read more...
 
 
Still Burning

Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated


A fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast is still burning. The fire was reported early Friday morning. Twenty-eight workers were evacuated. No injuries were reported. A light sheen of oil was visible from the air but, as of Friday evening, ...Read more
Embezzlement

Embezzlement plea brings 30-month sentence


A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for an embezzlement scam in which he skimmed nearly $1.8 million from his employer's payroll to pay off his casino debts.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a news release that Paul Gardner ...Read more
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LSU Hosts

LSU is #2 seed, hosts Regional in baseball tourney


LSU will host a regional tournament in the competition to get to the College World Series.  The Tigers are overall number two seed.  Read more...

LSU Softball advances to Women's College World Series


For the fourth time in school history and the first since 2012, the LSU softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series on Sunday, The Tigers completed a sweep of Arizona in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional... Read more

New Orleans may bid on College Football Playoffs


Possible Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020 are not the only future games New Orleans has its eyes on. "We do have a bid for the College Football Playoff championship game that we're still evaluating right now." says Jay Cicero, of the GNO Sports Foundation.  Read more...
 

Tigers run in the SEC Tournament ends in semifinals


LSU's 12-game winning streak at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and 9-game winning streak in the SEC Tournament came to an end on Saturday as Florida rallied to beat LSU 2-1. The Fighting Tigers had nine hits, but they left eight runners on base.  Read more...

Ex-coach Van Gundy reported to be a candidate for Pelicans job


ESPN.com's Marc Stein says that sources have told him that current NBA announcer and former head coach Jeff Van Gundy is interested in the Pelicans head coaching job. Van Gundy is best known as an analyst for NBA games on network TV.  Read more...
 

Tigers take on the Gators for a trip to the SEC title game


The top ranked LSU baseball team takes on Florida in the SEC Tournament Semifinals Saturday.  The game starts at 3:30pm. Freshman Alex Lange (10-0, 2.11) will get the start on full six-days rest.  Read more...

Sloppy play by the Hogs helps Tigers advance in SEC Tournament


LSU took advantage of six errors from the Arkansas Razorbacks to post a 10-5 victory on Thursday night in Hoover, Alabama. Three of the errors came in the 1st inning as the Tigers scored 4 runs to begin the ball game.  Read more...
 

Pels forward Anthony Davis named to All-NBA first team


The NBA has that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to this year's All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career. AD led the league in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games he plays. Read More

Tigers take on Razorbacks in SEC Baseball Tournament


Number one ranked LSU baseball takes on Arkasas tonight in the SEC Tournament after the team rallied back from a five-run deficit to beat Auburn 9-8 last night. The Tigers exploded for six runs in the 5th inning... Read more

Saints sign OL Mike McGlynn


The New Orleans Saints signed veteran Offensive Lineman Mike McGlynn Wednesday.  McGlynn played seven seasons in the NFL.  Last season McGlynn was with the Kansas City Chiefs. Read More
 
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