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Jury Trial

Judge: Jury can decide Alabama's Gulf-oil-spill claims


A judge says Alabama's Gulf oil-spill-damage claims under the federal Oil Pollution Act can be heard by a jury. Read more...
Off to Iowa

Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaign


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign. Read more...
Governor's Race

Candidates for governor take aim at Jindal policies, budget


The contenders to be Louisiana's next governor took swipes at the office's current occupant during a candidate forum Tuesday, criticizing Gov. Bobby Jindal's financial tactics, his political ambitions and his proposed tax-break rollback.  Read more...

 
Search Called

Authorities call off search for missing prisoner


The manhunt for an escaped prisoner has ended after the inmate eluded police in New Orleans.
Authorities identified the inmate as 24-year-old Lorenzo Conner, an accused murderer with a diagnosed history of mental illness.  Read more...

 
Napoleon House

Owner of 1 French Quarter institution taking on another


The owner of one French Quarter institution is buying another.  Ralph Brennan — proprietor of Brennan's on Royal Street — is buying the Napoleon House, operated by the Impastato family since 1914.  Read more...

 
Boston Bombing

Defense rests in first phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial


The defense has rested its case in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Read more...
State Police

State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal


Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign.
Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, ...Read more
Gay Rights

Gay rights activists in Louisiana seeking protection from discrimination


Indiana is taking heat for its new "religious freedom" law. Sarah Jane Brady, with the Forum for Equality, hopes Louisiana can learn from Indiana when they push a law in the upcoming session that protects discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more...
Bourbon Fight

Bourbon bouncer and club patron both arrested


New Orleans Police have arrested a Bourbon Street bouncer and a club patron after a fight. "The NOPD has arrested 37-year-old Christopher Dawkins and 31-year-old Bryon James Lombard Jr. (above) and booked them with charges including simple battery and aggravated battery... Read more
Standards

Poll: Support for common standards, but not 'Common Core'


An LSU poll says Louisiana residents like the idea of multistate education standards, but have a negative view when they're called Common Core. Read more...
Oil Impact

Gulf oil spill impact 5 years later


A report from the National Wildlife Federation provides evidence that sea turtles, dolphins, fish and birds are still suffering from the BP oill spill that occurred nearly five years ago. Lead author of the report, Ryan Fikes, says the number of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests have declined... Read more
Spring Break

College kids on spring break: crack down or let them have fun?


It's that time of the year when the spring breakers are hitting cities from Louisiana to the Florida Beaches. And police departments are cracking down. Read more...
Citizenship

Legislator wants naturalization test in schools


A Lafayette legislator proposes a bill that would require state high school students to pass a test equal to the civics portion of the U.S. Naturalization Test. Read more...
Escape

Suspect escapes en route to New Orleans


Authorities says a suspect escaped from a state transport van bringing the prisoner to New Orleans this morning.  Police from multiple agencies have been searching for the escapee in the area near the jail. The van has a broken rear window.   Read more...
New Owners

Shipyard founder, bank exec buy stake in Galatoire's


The founder of a Lockport shipyard and an Alexandria bank executive have bought a bit of one of New Orleans' most famous restaurants. A news release says Galatoire's majority owner John Georges sold 10 percent of his stake to Bollinger Shipyards founder Donald "Boysie" Bollinger... Read more
Child Porn

Northshore cops arrest child porn suspect


Hours after calling on the public to help, police on the Northshore announced an arrest in a child pornography case. "The Covington Police Department, in cooperation with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, would like to thank the public... Read more
Recording Kids

Cops: Man recorded video of neighborhood children


A Louisiana man's bond is set at three-million dollars, and he faces up to 120 years in prison if convicted on child pornography charges. State Police trooper Matt Harris says during a search of 60-year-old Robert Childs' Bossier Parish home they found cameras that were... Read more
Grading Method

Study criticizes Louisiana's preschool grading method


Louisiana's planned method for grading its preschool programs has "serious flaws," two education groups said Monday.  It's reported a study by the groups says the proposed grading plan fails to detail how programs can be improved, ...Read more
Suit Dismissed

La. judge dismisses anti-Common Core lawsuit


A lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools was dismissed Monday by a state district judge who said the legal challenge was filed too late.  Read more...

 
Chinese Drywall

Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28


A lawyer says last week's $3.2 million payment for Chinese drywall damage to seven houses is a good sign for thousands of others in at least six states.  Plaintiffs' attorney Russ Herman says it now seems a matter of proving damages for up to 4,000 other people ...Read more
Landrieu Out?

Louisiana Democrats endorse John Bel Edwards


Representative John Bel Edwards as its candidate in Louisiana's governor's race.  It is believed that this move will deter other major Democratic candidates from jumping into the race. Read more...
Porn Charges

Metairie man accused of distributing child porn


The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Metairie resident on charges of distributing child pornography. Deputies say Christopher C. Hurson was caught in an undercover operation with the help of Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators. Read more...
Common Core

La. education chief says anti-Common Core lawsuit dismissed


State Education Superintendent John White says a Baton Rouge judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to end Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. Read more...
Beheaded Goat

Nothing yet in goat beheading probe


Despite a $13,000 reward being offered in an effort to catch the people responsible for beheading a goat and putting up a video of the gruesome act, there's no break in the case just yet. Read more...
Nagin Appeal

Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefs


Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Read more...
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Tigers Win!

LSU wins Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic


LSU defeated the University of Louisiana-Lafayette 8-6 to capture the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic at Zephyr Field. Read more...

LSU to battle ULL at Zephyr Field


An injured hamstring will force outfielder Jake Fraley to sit out of Tuesday night’s Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic against Louisiana-Lafayette, but LSU coach Paul Mainieri said the injury "isn’t as bad as” it first appeared... Read more

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise


The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. Read more...

Miles says Anthony Jennings has 'been better on more days' at qb


Another spring weekend, another LSU football scrimmage in the books, and the advantage in the Tigers' third outing of the month went to Anthony Jennings and the LSU offense. Jennings completed 9 of 14 passes, according to Les Miles... Read more

Deke: Final Four set with traditional men's hoops powers


Whoever first said "March Madness" sure nailed it.  The 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been shear madness, and this past weekend's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games had a little bit of everything in them. Now the Final Four teams are set to make one final weekend push to see who will be crowned champion of college hoops. Read More

Davis leads Pelicans past sinking Timberwolves 110-88


Anthony Davis sat on the bench wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt over his Pelicans jersey and a satisfied smile on his face. It was the fourth quarter, and Davis was getting the type of rest he needed - and earned.  Read more...

NCAA Men's Final Four is set


The Final Four teams are set. Kentucky will take on Wisconsin and Michigan State will battle Duke in the semif-final round. Read more...

International Star adds Louisiana Derby to Fair Grounds wins


Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the $750,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds Race course.  Read more...
 

Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies


Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.  Read more...
 
 

Bad luck and mental mistakes come back to bite LSU


Baseball can be a weird game decided by tough luck and what-ifs. Jake Fraley’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning could have been a walk-off three-run homer if the wind wasn’t blowing in. Read more...
 
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