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Fatal Crash

Crash kills man on motorcycle


Police say a motorcyclist is dead after a crash.  "Just after 6:00 p.m., a 54-year-old male driver of a green Chevy Blazer was crossing onto Chef Menteur Highway from Werner Drive when he collided with a 28-year-old male motorcyclist... Read more
Rail Service

Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls


Commitments to seek funding for commuter rail service linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between marked a Friday forum in which questioners from area business development groups sought answers on infrastructure and the state's annual fiscal mess.  Read more...

 
Tell All Book

LSU legend Billy Cannon releases tell all book


With the start of another LSU football season, the school’s only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon, has released a book that tells stories of his childhood, his accomplishments on the field and his time in jail. Read more...
Contempt Oorder

Mayor Landrieu blasts court ruling over firefighter dispute


Civil District Judge Kern Reese is threatening to put Mayor Mitch Landrieu on house arrest if New Orleans doesn't come up with a plan to pay off a $75 million judgment concerning back pay for city firefighters. Landrieu says the city will appeal the judge's order.  Read more...  
Road Closure

Lakebound side of Nashville around Claiborne Ave. will be closed


A portion of uptown New Orleans will be closed this weekend.  The lakebound side of Nashville in the vicinity of Claiborne Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 a.m.  Saturday morning until Tuesday at 6 a.m. Read more...
Governor's Race

Four candidates take part in Louisiana governor forum


Four candidates to succeed term limited Bobby Jindal as governor all agreed that major reforms are needed in state spending and tax policy as Louisiana deals with year-to-year budget shortfalls.  Read more...
 
Plant Explosion

Geismar plant explosion victims; one released, one good, one serious and one cri


The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office says four workers at Renewable Energy Group, or REG, sustained injuries as a result of an explosion Thursday night at the bio-diesel plant in Geismar.  Read more...
Trooper Shot

Death penalty sought against man accused of killing trooper


Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana trooper last month. Multiple media outlets report 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles was indicted Thursday on murder charges.  Read more...
 
House Arrest

New Orleans mayor: "I am prepared to stay under house arrest"


Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans says the city will appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters. Read more...
Tax Holiday

Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend


The Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Department of Revenue spokesperson Kizzy Payton says with hunting season beginning, many Louisiana sportsman are eager to buy new hunting supplies, free of state and local sales tax.  Read more...

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Festive?

In Morgan City, tough times for petroleum and shrimp


The annual Shrimp and Petroleum festival in Morgan City is always a good time with lots of food, music and fun, but this year, workers in those two industries don't have a whole lot to celebrate. Read more...
House Arrest?

House arrest for Mayor Landrieu?


A New Orleans Civil District Court judge says Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in contempt of court, and faces house arrest on weekends if the city doesn't present a payment plan in a long-standing dispute with the New Orleans firefighters' union. Read more...
Toy Fans

Fans line up for hours to buy Star Wars toys at midnight


From the newest light sabers and action figures to building sets and space ships, huge crowds turned out overnight at stores to get toys and other merchandise for the upcoming  Star Wars movie.  Read more...
Anxious Fans

Who Dat Nation unsure of 2015 Saints


It's finally over -- the Saints' pre-season! The regular season starts one week from Sunday, and the Who Dat Nation is anxious to see how things turn out. Read more...
4 Hurt

4 injured in fire at bio-diesel plant in Geismar


Authorities say four people are being treated for injuries after a fire erupted at a bio-diesel plant in Ascension Parish. Multiple news outlet reports the fire happened late Thursday night at the Renewable Energy Group plant on Louisiana Highway 30 in Geismar.  Read more...
LSU Traffic

LSU has new parking and traffic plan for Football


LSU football starts this weekend and there are a few traffic changes for fans to know about. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says contraflow after the games will no longer be used on Nicholson Drive, but they plan to utilize... Read more
Festival Fun

Very diverse festivals highlight Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans


There's plenty of weekend fun to be had in south Louisiana this holiday weekend. And, two very different festivals take center stage in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Festival kicks off today, with free admission through Sunday.  Read more...
Immigrants

Task force on illegal immigrants in Louisiana holds first meeting


The first meeting of the task force studying the impact of illegal immigration was held today in Baton Rouge. Task force chairperson Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says ignoring the problem of illegal immigration effects the quality of life for everyone.  Read more...
 
Payton Suit?

Could Sean Payton benefit from the NFL loss to Tom Brady?


Now that a federal judge has ruled against the NFL in the Tom Brady deflate-gate case, does this open up the door for Saints Coach Sean Payton to sue the league in order to recoup the money he lost when he was suspended without pay in 2012 for Bounty Gate?  Read more...
 
Voter Guide

Teacher groups team up to spotlight candidates


The Louisiana Association of Educators and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers are teaming up to spotlight political candidates who support the best interest of public education.  Read more...
Shooting

Man and woman shot in Central City this afternoon


Police say a man and a woman were shot just after 5 p.m. in the 2600 block of MLK Blvd. in Central City.  The man was taken to the hospital suffering from multiple gunshots.  
Read more...
Settlement

Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court


Environmental groups have signed a settlement agreement to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
The agreement was filed Thursday in federal court.  Read more...
Heitmeier Out

New Orleans state senator not running for re-election


A New Orleans state senator is the latest lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election this fall. Sen. David Heitmeier, an optometrist, announced Thursday that he won't be on the Oct. 24 ballot.  Read more...
 
Oil Spill $$

BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims


Arguments have wrapped up at a federal appeals court in a case involving those who claimed economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Oil giant BP wants some of the money returned that it paid in damage claims under a 2012 settlement.  Read more...
Attack

Four arrested in videotaped drive-through attack


St. John the Baptist Parish authorities arrested four people in connection with a shocking attack on a fast food employee. The assault was caught on video and posted online. Click to see the video...
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Prep Preview

Mark: Prep football kicks off tonight - what you need to know


The last time we saw the U-High Cubs, all they were doing was bringing their first state championship back to Baton Rouge in 25 years with a 46-32 win in the Superdome over district rival Parkview Baptist. The road to a repeat, and a fourth title overall, starts tonight, but if they get there, it’ll be done on the backs of new faces. Read More

Jordan's Boot Report: College football kicks off on the Bayou


Another year of college football is upon us, and Jordan's Boot Report has everything you need to know about every college football team in the Bayou State. Read More

T-Bob: 2015 Tigers worth the hype? McNeese should provide a clue


Normally at this time of the week I would lay out some keys to the game and how I believe it will all play out, but today I would rather point out the main aspects of the game that I will be keeping an eye on, as the result is a foregone conclusion. Read More

Steve Geller predicts final Saints 53-man roster


Hallelujah, the preseason is a wrap and time to focus on REAL football next week.  First up, there is the final round of roster cuts as teams need to get down to the mandated 53.  Injures changed my initial forecast AND I’ve put Jarius Byrd on the PUP for the regular season, opening another spot on the roster. Read More

Who Dat Nation unsure of 2015 Saints


It's finally over -- the Saints' pre-season! The regular season starts one week from Sunday, and the Who Dat Nation is anxious to see how things turn out. Read more...

Duke dominant in victory at Tulane 37-7


Thomas Sirk produced 357 yards from scrimmage and passed for two touchdowns in his first start, and Duke beat Tulane 37-7 in the opener for both teams on Thursday night. Read more...

Bobby: Saints are looking pretty average right now


Despite a decent 10-0 start, the Saints were soundly thumped by the Green Bay Packers Thursday night in their final preseason bout. How did the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert feel about the loss - and the the preaseason overall? Read More

Les Miles hopes youngest son plays at LSU


Les Miles is hoping his youngest son will one day play for him at LSU. Tigers recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson has offered Ben Miles a scholarship to play at LSU. Miles is a fullback for the Catholic High Bears in Baton Rouge.  Read more... 

Could Sean Payton benefit from the NFL loss to Tom Brady?


Now that a federal judge has ruled against the NFL in the Tom Brady deflate-gate case, does this open up the door for Saints Coach Sean Payton to sue the league in order to recoup the money he lost when he was suspended without pay in 2012 for Bounty Gate?  Read more...
 

Local fans express little joy in Brady's victory


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge today, erased his four-game suspension for ``Deflategate.'' Read more...
 
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