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Steve Gleason documentary hits big screen

The new movie "Gleason" hits theaters today. Critics are calling it everything from very emotional to awe-inspiring. Read more...
No Vouchers

No vouchers for private school students needing monetary aid

With the new school year right around the corner, about one in three students who thought they would receive a voucher to attend a private school are now on a waiting list. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says it's very devastating to these families.  Read more...
Police Shooting

Lynch: Justice Department will help in wounded Baton Rouge

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told community leaders in Baton Rouge that the Department of Justice will help their city overcome the violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month.  Read more...
Rape Sentence

Slidell man sentenced to 20 years for raping and molesting boys

The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney says a 25-year-old Slidell man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a then 13-year-old boy about seven years ago and sexually molesting another boy.  John P. Montelepre is also required to register as a sex offender.  Read more...  
Court Battle

Judge to consider whether 15-year court battle continues

An attorney for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has asked a Baton Rouge judge to dismiss former head football coach Jerry Baldwin's claim that the school fired him in 2001 because he is black.  Read more...
Dead Body Found

Dead body found on Highway 90 near the Rigolets

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office discovered a dead body on Highway 90 near the Rigolets.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Major Crime detectives are on-scene, and the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office had been notified. Read more...
Shrimp Season

2016 spring inshore shrimp season closes Monday

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2016 spring inshore shrimp season will close Monday in the remainder of state inside waters except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.  Read more...

Business in Hollywood South is looking up

Louisiana’s film industry has taken a hit since lawmakers put a cap on the state’s film tax incentive program last year, but business agent for a New Orleans film workers union, Cory Parker, says things are looking up.  Read more...

Girlfriend Getaway Weekend underway in New Orleans

Expect to see a lot of pink on the streets of the city the next few days.  The female population of New Orleans increases a bit this weekend.  "Not only are more females coming to town, but you are going to see the glow of pink around the Superdome ...Read more
Busy in B.R.

AG Lynch meets with law enforcement & US Attorney in B.R.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets today with the U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge and other US Justice Department officials for a roundtable discussion. Former U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux says Lynch ...Read more
ID Theft

3 Cubans living in Florida admit ID theft in Louisiana

Federal prosecutors say three Cubans who had been living in Florida have pleaded guilty in a plot to put card skimming devices on gas pumps in the New Orleans area.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Juliet Estrada Perez, ...Read more
Assaulting Cops

Pair accused of assaulting N.O. police officers

A man and woman have been arrested after New Orleans police say the pair assaulted two plainclothes officers.  It's reported that 28-year-old Eric Sanzone and 28-year-old Brittney Tortorich were arrested Monday.  Read more...

Officers Vigil

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers

The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of an entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.  Read more...
Sharper Case

Sharper rape case co-defendants enter state guilty pleas

The criminal case that exposed former NFL star Darren Sharper as a sexual predator has moved closer to resolution with guilty pleas in Louisiana state court by two co-defendants. Read more...

Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

Hundreds of people gathered at a Baton Rouge church Thursday for a vigil honoring three law enforcement officers who were killed during a shootout with a lone gunman outside a convenience store. Read more...
Lounge Arrest

Arrest made in the robbery of the Lamplighter Lounge

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office announced the arrest in an early Wednesday morning robbery at the Lamplighter Lounge in the 900 block of Veterans.  Sheriff Newell Normand said the suspect entered the Metairie Lounge around 4 a.m. ...Read more
Burglary Arrest

Northshore teen accused of escaping detention, going on crime spree

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a Bush-area teenager escaped from a juvenile detention facility in Alabama and went on a Northshore crime spree. Read more...
Clinton Speech

LSU professor on what to expect from Clinton's speech

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will accept her party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia. LSU Political Science Professor Bob Mann says the tone Clinton sets in her speech will be important, because not many people trust her.  Read more...

Threats Arrest

Threats against police and David Duke land Baton Rouge man in trouble

Threats of violence against police officers and U.S. Senate candidate David Duke has resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old man in Baton Rouge. Read more...

Pair of tropical waves show potential to develop

A tropical air mass that moved off of Africa's west coast has a 30 percent chance of development over the next couple of days, and a 50 percent chance of developing in the five-day time frame. Read more...
Today's Catch

La. seafood industry told to think beyond daily catch

Leather made of tuna skin. Canned seafood marketed to tourists as souvenirs. Dried shrimp shells sold as a soup seasoning or used to extract chitin, a protein that has various agricultural, industrial and medical uses.  Read More...

Candy Snatcher

DA agrees to 2 years in prison for convicted candy snatcher

The Orleans Parish District Attorney's office say a New Orleans man, who had been looking at a mandatory 20-years-to-life sentence for taking $31 worth of candy last year, will instead serve two years in prison.  Read more...

Endorsements could help in Louisiana's crowded U.S. Senate race

We are starting to see more endorsements in the U.S. Senate race. Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is officially backing State Treasurer John Kennedy and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain has endorsed Congressman Charles Boustany. Read more...
Arrest Made

Arrest made in Metairie bar robbery

Jefferson Parish authorities have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Lamplighter Lounge.  The Metairie bar in the 900 block of Veterans Boulevard was robbed early Wednesday morning just before 4 a.m. ...Read more
Guilty Plea

Honduran pleads guilty to firearm charge

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says a Honduran native who was in the United States illegally has pleaded guilty to a firearm charge.  Prosecutors say in a news release that 27-year-old Jonathan Ramos-Vasquez entered a guilty plea Wednesday ...Read more
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Mark: Saints sign Hakeem Nicks - what's he bring to the table?

The Saints added a new veteran presence to the receivers' room today when they signed former Giants and Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks. At 28, Nicks is the oldest receiver on a roster that features two of last year's breakout players in Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead and a 2016 second-round draft choice in Michael Thomas. Read More

​Kristian: Thomas dazzles at Saints camp, Spiller wants rebound year

Rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas made the catch of the day, and perhaps the best catch of camp. "We won't see another catch like that the rest of camp, or the preseason," Bobby Hebert shouted after seeing Thomas dive for a deep pass and snare it with one hand. Read More

Mike Thomas' tremendous catch. As shot by @sayneykid

Deke: Saints need to win now - all on their defense

After back to back 7-9 seasons and a retooled roster that has been taking shape in each of the last few off seasons, the New Orleans Saints enter the 2016 NFL season with several question marks. Read More

Deuce and Bobby say day one of Saints camp "overall, pretty good!"

“I thought it was a crisp practice,” said Deuce McAllister.  “I was excited to see the defense create and come up with some turnovers as they got their hands on a couple of balls.  That’s a positive.” Read More

Saints defense off to fast start; Brees not worried about contract

Nearly every question mark surrounding the Saints headed into training camp revolved around the defense, and on the first day of camp the defense looked crisp, fast, and attacking. Read More

Kristian: Saints Training Camp begins - here's what I'm watching for

Where will the pass rush come from? The Saints know defensive end Cameron Jordan is a bonafide NFL pass rusher - the question is, who will be the complimentary pass rusher opposite of Jordan?  You want names? Read More

Loomis: "No progress" on Drew Brees contract extension with Saints

Speaking to the media on the eve of his club's opening training camp practice, Saints General Manager/Executive Vice President Mickey was peppered with several questions on the status of Drew Brees and a new contract extension. Read More

Payton: "A real sense of urgency" at Saints camp

The New Orleans Saints opened training camp today with Saints players reporting in West Virginia. The Black and Gold hit the field for the first time during camp tomorrow. Read More

Saints aid flood recovery near West Virginia training camp

The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they're opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding. Read more...

Deke: Three Heisman hopefuls are way ahead of the pack in 2016

We are still in pre-season mode, and like many of you, I can’t wait for the season to get here.  As we look forward to the beginning of the 2016 college football season, I think there are three players currently in the lead for the Heisman Trophy. Read More
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