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Shooting Death

One dead in Saturday morning shooting on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Police say a man was shot to death early Saturday morning on Bourbon Street. According to police spokesman Officer Garry Flot, the shooting took place just after 1:30 a.m., in the 300 block of Bourbon Street.  Read more... 
Chopper Crash

Destrehan soldier among those killed in Ft. Hood chopper crash

A 35-year-old soldier from Destrehan was among four crew members killed when a helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise at Fort Hood in Texas, according to the Army, which released the identities of the soldiers Friday.  Read more...
SWAT Roll Ends

New Orleans East SWAT roll ends peacefully

A SWAT roll that began after a man shot his neighbor through his apartment door in New Orleans East ended peacefully Friday. After a standoff that lasted several hours, a 34-year-old mentally ill man surrendered to police.  Read more...
EWE Released

Former Louisiana governor, Edwards, out of hospital

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is back home after spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Edwards' wife, Trina, said in a text message Friday that her 88-year-old husband is home and doing well.  Read more...
SWAT Roll Ends

New Orleans police: Standoff over as suspect surrenders

New Orleans police say a mentally ill man suspected of shooting his neighbor before barricading himself in his apartment has surrendered.  Read more...
Brennan 90th

Ella Brennan celebrating 90th birthday

She dropped out of secretarial school and taught herself the restaurant business, mentored chefs who put Louisiana cooking on the culinary map, is the matriarch of a family that owns nearly 20 restaurants and is credited with creating nouvelle Creole cuisine.  Read more...
Loyola Budget

Loyola University president touts $11.5M savings plan

Loyola University New Orleans President Rev. Kevin Wildes has announced that he is planning to slice the university's spending by $11.5 million over the next five years.  Read more...
Oyster Shells

Restaurants donating oyster shells to protect the coast

Standing amid mounds of discarded oyster shells, restaurant workers and oil company employees have been hard at work gathering the shells in preparation for them to be returned to the ocean to create spawning areas for oysters.  Read more...

SWAT roll in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are on the scene of a shooting that left a man injured and the suspect barricaded inside an apartment in eastern New Orleans.  Read more...
Suspect Named

Suspect named in Bunny Friend playground shooting

The NOPD has identified one of the suspects believed to have been involved in a mass shooting at the Bunny Friend playground that injured 17 people. Detectives identified 32-year-old Joseph "Moe" Allen as one of the suspects responsible. Read more...

Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed

When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren't the only ones patrolling their streets.  Read more...

Woman Shot

Woman shot outside St. Charles Ave. nightclub

New Orleans Police say a woman was shot while she was standing outside a nightclub on St. Charles Avenue early Friday morning. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of St. Charles Avenue, according to the NOPD.  Read more... 

Local Shoppers

Shoppers locally looking for Black Friday deals

Shoppers were out early this morning for the great deals on Black Friday.   We checked with some to find out what shoppers are looking for that would make them head to the malls and big box stores the day after Thanksgiving.  Read more...


Holiday shopping season underway

The National Retail Federation is expecting retailers to see healthy sales gains this holiday season. Spokeswoman Kathy Grannis says sales are expected to increase about 3.7% overall in November and December, which is a slight decline from... Read more
Unclaimed Money

Over half of 2011 Citizens assessment rebates unclaimed

Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon reminds property insurance policy-holders that time is running out to get a rebate on money paid to help support Louisiana's insurer of last resort.   
Fifty-two percent of the refunds available for 2011 remain unclaimed. Read more...
Red State?

Pollster says Louisiana still a red state

A pollster believes the win of Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican David Vitter in a predominately conservative state is an anomaly. John Couvillion of JMC Analytics says Edwards got votes from... Read more
Tracking Device

Private investigator booked after illegal use of GPS tracker

Police have arrested a private investigator accused of illegally installing a tracking device on a vehicle.  Gretna police reported that 38-year-old David Centanni was booked Tuesday on a charge of using a prohibited tracking device.  Read more...

Medical Issue

Police: 'Medical issue' may have caused officer's car crash

Officials say an off-duty police officer was taken to a hospital after his SUV overturned on a New Orleans street.  Jefferson Parish Col. John Fortunato reported the single-vehicle crash involving Sgt. Mike Marziale occurred Wednesday.  Read more...
Food Murder

Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him.  Read more...
Dr. John

Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.  Read more...
Highway Deaths

5 die on state highways as Thanksgiving weekend opens

Louisiana State Police say two highway wrecks killed five people in the opening hours of the Thanksgiving weekend. Read more... 
In this Oct. 30, 2015 photo, Giovanni R. Santini, holds his United Houma Nation voting card in Lafitte, La. Santini has spent decades trying to prove he�s an American Indian, and folks in his bayou town no longer doubt he�s a proud member of the 17,00

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.  Read more...
Holiday Patrols

JPSO increasing holiday presence

In the interest of public safety, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is once again instituting its holiday patrols in and around the major shopping centers and strip malls throughout Jefferson Parish.  Read more...
Not Out Yet

Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital.  Edwards' wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won't be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.  Read more...

Food Murder

Man arrested for allegedly killing father, wounding mother in fight over food

Cops in Mississippi have arrested a man wanted for allegedly stabbing his parents during an argument about food in Jefferson Parish. His father died.  His mother was injured. The Lamar County Sheriff's office says deputies caught 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett outside... Read more
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Johnson Fired

Johnson out at Tulane

Several media outlets are reporting that Curtis Johnson has been officially relieved of his duties as Tulane University Head Football Coach. A source has told ESPN that Johnson has been fired.  Read more...


Pelicans lose Davis to injury in 111-90 loss to Clippers

Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick each scored 20 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans 111-90 Friday night.  Read more...

Miles' future at LSU uncertain as Tigers tussle with Texas A&M

What is supposed to be Senior Day at Tiger Stadium is bound to take on an air of "Les Miles Day," no matter how much the embattled coach would rather the focus be on his players when LSU hosts Texas A&M on Saturday night.  Read more...

Kristian: What are the Saints made of?

Who are the Saints?  No doubt that’s a great question.  In the simple, short answer the Saints are a team that is 4 and 6 that has lacked consistency on both sides of the football this season.  More recently they looked disgustingly bad on... Read more

Could it be a Farwell to the Mad Hatter this week 13 'Inside the SEC'

It feels like it’s going to be the end of the Les Miles era in Baton Rouge on Saturday.  The Bayou Bengals have suffered 3 straight losses for the first time in his tenure as head coach and the LSU administration has done nothing squash rumors that this will be... Read more

LSU prepares for what could be Miles final game as Tigers coach

What could be Les Miles' final game as head coach of the LSU Tigers takes place tomorrow night against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium. Linebacker Deion Jones hopes this is not the end of the road for Miles.  Read more...

Saints place cornerback Lewis on injured reserve, add Owens

The New Orleans Saints have placed cornerback Keenan Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season. The move ends a frustrating season for Lewis, who has played in only six of New Orleans' 10 games this season because of a nagging hip injury.  Read more...

Saints' Keenan Lewis out for the season

Cornerback Keenan Lewis has been placed on injured reserve by the New Orleans Saints. The move means the end of the season for the veteran cornerback.  Read more...

Jimbo Fisher will be LSU's next coach, should Miles go

One of the most connected sources in the coaching industry thinks the rumors that LSU is pursuing Jimbo Fisher to replace Les Miles are "100 percent” true. Read more...

Steve: Rested Saints taking on tough Texans in Houston

The week of no Saints football went by pretty quickly. I guess the story of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's departure helped hold us over.  The Black & Gold enter the final 6 games of the season with a 4-6 record and believe it or not, still have a chance to... Read more
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