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Common Core

Common Core opponents fall short on La. House test vote


If Common Core opponents want to get the education standards stripped from Louisiana's public schools, it looks as if they have more work to do to get lawmakers on their side. Read more...
Total Recall

Blue Bell recalls everything


Blue Bell ice cream and other frozen products from the Texas company are vanishing from store shelves this morning after the creamery announced every edible item it makes should be recalled. Read more...
Spend It All

Even higher earners live paycheck to paycheck


Even the wealthiest Americans seem to be struggling to save enough money to retire.  One third of Americans making $75,000 or more a year are living paycheck to paycheck according to new data released by Sun Trust.  Read more...
Duck Rescue

Duck rescued from Slidell fireplace


Firefighters in Slidell have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. St. Tammany Parish firefighters responded to an unusual call Sunday from a home in Slidell. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a large duck trapped in the fireplace with its head poking out... Read more
Hollywood S.

Poll: Louisianians believe movies are good for the economy


According to an LSU Public Policy Polling survey done for the state's film industry, 80% of Louisianians agree it's good for the economy to have movies made here. The survey also found that about half of the public isn't aware that Louisiana is No. 1 in the nation... Read more
No Party

Louisiana seeing a rise in "No Party" voters


Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Independent or "No Party" voters is the fastest growing group of registered voters in Louisiana. Schedler says "other" party registration has increased by nearly 75-hundred since last summer.  Read more...
Huge Recall

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products


Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.  Read more...
Toddler Shot

Toddler shot in Treme


New Orleans Police say a two-year-old was shot while playing outside Monday night in Treme.
"We are working a shooting in the 1100 block of Gov. Nicholls.  A 2-year-old female sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and has been transported to the hospital... Read more
Rape Charge

Police: Man raped a 10 year old.


Kenner Police say a 25 year old man is charged with agrravated rape for allegedly having sex with a 10 year old girl.  Police say an acquaintance was looking at a video made by her daughter in which she talked of having "made love" with the man 3 times.  Read more...

 
Fired Workers

School workers fired after Katrina file Supreme Court briefs


Attorneys hoping to revive a lawsuit on behalf of thousands of public school workers fired after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 have released copies of their latest briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court.  Read more...
 
 
Gas Prices Up

Price at the pump going back up, but probably not for long


Gas prices have been steadily increasing over the past week. According to Gasbuddy.com the current statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.23. Read more...
Too Loud?

Pelicans coach says Warriors' arena noise might be too loud


Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA's loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might too loud. Read more...
Governor's Race

Vitter brings in another $1.1M for governor's race campaign


U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues to draw hefty sums for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor. His campaign said Monday the Republican senator brought in $1.1 million so far this year, boosting his fundraising total to $5.2 million.  Read more...
Vaping

Was it wrong for New Orleans to including 'vaping' in the smoking ban?


The New Orleans smoking ban begins Wednesday. The new ordinance still has some businesses up in arms while others are overjoyed. Read more...
Fracking Fight

St. Tammany loses latest court battle to stop fracking


Northshore authorities suffered a big setback today in their efforts to block fracking in St. Tammany Parish. The Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court ruled today that St. Tammany Parish's zoning laws do not take precedent over State Government... Read more
Vehicle Auction

New Orleans to auction off 113 vehicles Tuesday


The city of New Orleans will hold another abandoned vehicle auction.  The auction will take place Tuesday at the city's auto pound on Almonaster Avenue.  Since May 2010, the city has held 19 vehicle auctions, selling 2,189 abandoned cars ...Read more
East Jeff

Negotiations collapse in East Jefferson hospital lease


Officials with East Jefferson General Hospital and Hospital Corp. of America have terminated negotiations on a lease deal. Read more...
Budget Hole

Lawmakers begin to tackle the state budget this week


This week lawmakers will begin public hearings on how to deal with the state's $1.6 billion budget deficit. Legislation that would raise more revenue will get their first hearing today in the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee.  Read more...
Pot Poll

CBS: Support for legal marijuana at new high


A new CBS News poll finds more people than ever support legalizing marijuana. Here are some key results: 53% of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, the highest percentage recorded so far in the CBS News Poll.  Read more...
Snoring Risk

Could snoring lead to Alzheimer's?


Your snoring may be killing you.  New research suggests sleep apnea may be speeding up memory loss and possibly the onset of Alzheimer's disease.  Snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea.  Read more...
Murder Arrest

Suspect surrenders in St. Charles 1st murder


A suspect in St. Charles Parish's first homicide of the year has turned himself in. Sidney K. Smith has been charged with second-degree murder. St. Charles Parish deputies say Smith was wanted in the death of 28-year-old Warren Sanders Saturday night in Destrehan. Read more...
1st Lady Visits

First Lady visits New Orleans to talk homelessness


First Lady Michelle Obama visits New Orleans today. Mrs. Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will join others discuss the city of New Orleans' success in the area of finding homes for veterans who were living on the streets. Read more...
Higher Rent?

New Orleans area rentals not expected to match national hike


A local real estate expert says apartment rentals in the Greater New Orleans area are not expected to increase in cost at the rate of national rentals. "The rent increases are very focused on the new construction and the recently renovated to new construction properties... Read more
5 Years Later

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill - Resilient yet scarred


From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill. Read more...
Winner in P.R.

Powerball jackpot won in Puerto Rico; La Lotto rolls over


A ticket sold in Puerto Rico claimed the $50 million multi-state Powerball jackpot Saturday, while nobody won the $450,000 Louisiana Lotto drawing.  Louisiana lottery officials say the winning numbers drawn  ...Read more
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Pels Lose

Pelicans lose game two to Warriors


The Pelicans started strong in Oakland and flew out to an early first quarter lead.  After 12 minutes play, New Orleans led the Golden State Warriors 28 -17.  The second quarter belonged to the Warriors.  Read more...

Pelicans coach says Warriors' arena noise might be too loud


Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA's loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might too loud. Read more...

Deke: Three things the Pelicans can do to even the odds tonight


I think game two will be even harder than game one for New Orleans simply because they gave the high powered Warriors a wake up call at the end of game one.  I don't expect Golden State to take New Orleans lightly tonight and I think the Warriors will try and keep the pace they had in the first three quarters of game one. Read More

Kristian: Saints 2015 schedule has interesting scenarios for prime-time


The 2015 NFL schedule will be unveiled tomorrow at 7pm CST. While we don't know the exact times and dates, it's interesting to think about the possible season opener and prime-time match ups.  Typically the networks love the Saints vs Cowboys in prime time. Read More

Pelicans-Warriors game 2 preview


The Golden State Warriors did a lot right in their playoff-opening win, but they also found out that Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans won't be easy to put away. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night in Oakland, where the top-seeded Warriors have... Read more

AP SOURCES: TIM TEBOW EXPECTED TO SIGN WITH EAGLES ON MONDAY


Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal.  The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn't been finalized. Read more...

Pelicans run out of time in Game 1


Every time New Orleans dented Golden State's lead, the Warriors responded. Until the Pelicans ran out of time. Stephen Curry netted 19 of his 34 points in the first half and Golden State held off New Orleans 106-99 in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal.  Read more...
 

Deke: Spring in the books; is this LSU's year to climb back atop the SEC?


As he enters his 11th season as head coach of the LSU Tigers, Coach Les Miles looks like he has a really good team on his hands going into the 2015 schedule.  Sure the main and most important question is still at the QB spot.  But to me, the LSU Tigers look as balanced and sound as they have under Miles at this time of the year. Read More

LSU beat UGA 9-1, sweeps double-header


The LSU Fighting Tigers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 9-1 in Game Two of the Saturday double-header. It secures the series for the Tigers. Read more...

Deke: Despite losing, Pelicans looking confident in final quarter


There would be just one lead change in the game, and after a brief and I do mean brief lead for the New Orleans Pelicans it was all Golden State until the fourth quarter when New Orleans came to life.  Golden State beat New Orleans 106-99.  The Warriors held off the young Pelicans to take a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.  Game two is Monday night in Oakland. Read More
 
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