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Public Notice: Chicken blood samples positive in Ormond for West Nile

The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed chicken blood samples tested positive for West Nile Virus in South Ormond (reported Aug. 22).  Residents are being  urged to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes ...Read more
Fallen Officer

A morning crash kills a veteran NOPD officer

Investigators believe that veteran New Orleans Police Officer Tony Mitchell was killed after being hit by a vehicle that sent him over the side of the elevated Westbank Expressway. Read more...
Crime Fight

NOPD, DDD take steps to make downtown area safer

New Orleans Police and the Downtown Development District have some new tools to try and keep the CBD and French Quarter safe. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and DDD President and CEO Kurt Weigle says they are working together to... Read more

AgCenter: Farmers won't know how much flood affected crawfish

After the agriculture businesses took a $110 million hit from the flood, crawfish farmers will have to wait to see how much their harvest was affected. LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, Mark Shirley, ...Read more
Cop Killed

Off duty officer dies after getting knocked off elevated expressway

An off duty NOPD officer died after flying off the elevated Westbank Expressway this morning.  He was hit by a car after his vehicle broke down near Ames Blvd. Witnesses say after the cop pulled over the left, he got out of his vehicle. One driver was reportedly slowing to stop, but... Read more
Man Convicted

Judge convicts man, 42, of killing father in 2012

A state district judge in Covington has convicted a 42-year-old Pearl River man of stabbing his father to death nearly three years ago.  District Attorney Warren Montgomery says Billie Rawson Jr. was convicted Wednesday after a two-day trial without a jury. Read more ... 
Man Indicted

Man indicted after Kenner parents slain next to their baby

A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a Kenner couple in their bedroom as their newborn child slept in their bed.  News outlets report that 28-year-old Shawn Barnett was indicted Thursday ...Read more
Maybe A Win

How long will Brees & the starters play tonight?

Tonight when the Saints host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superdome we'll most likely get to see the starters play quite a bit.  We got the expert opinion from Saints fans on how long the first teamers will see action.  Read more...


State agencies understaffed during disaster response

State agencies are severely understaffed at a time when people need them the most. Senator Mike Walsworth says during tough budget times, there were employment cutbacks at the Department of Children and Family Services and the Governor’s Office of Emergency... Read more
Flood $

Louisiana's senior senator confident Congress will help, despite Sandy votes

Louisiana's longest-serving member currently on Capitol Hill says he's not worried that previous votes against a Hurricane Sandy relief package will prevent an aid package for Louisiana flood victims.  Senator David Vitter says even though Bill Cassidy, then a member of ... Read more
Dome Upgrades

Superdome about to put on a show with new attractions

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be even more super this season, and it'll be noticeable to fans at tonight's game. The facility has undergone some theatrical technology upgrades. Most notably, massive new HD video boards. "They're roughly 330 feet wide by... Read more

Atlantic system's future unclear

Conditions are not looking favorable for the low pressure system in the Atlantic to develop in the near future. "Upper-level winds are not expected to be particularly conducive for development during the next day or so," Hurricane Specialist Robbie Berg explained from... Read more

Wave still disorganized, moving through Bahamas

Hurricane Hunters flew into Invest 99 Thursday morning and found it had still not developed further. In fact, it looks worse than it did 24 hours ago. It continues to lack a well-defined center. Forecast models are still not agreeing with how strong it will be or where it will go.  Read more...
Mold Advice

Health department has advice on post-flood mold

It's not what you want to hear in the summer in Louisiana, but the state health department says that if your house or business flooded and has mold in it, keep the air conditioner off until the mold is gone.  Read more...
Kills Father

Judge convicts Pearl River man of killing father

A state district judge in Covington has convicted a 42-year-old Pearl River man of stabbing his father to death nearly three years ago. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says Billie Rawson Jr. was convicted after a two-day trial without a jury.  Read more...
OPP Problems

Ex-Maryland official tapped to run New Orleans jail

A former Maryland corrections official has been tapped to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. Read more...
Filming Moved

WGN series 'Underground' moves production from Louisiana to Georgia

The second season of WGN America's drama series "Underground" has moved filming to southeast Georgia. Read more...

Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. Read more...
Big Freedia performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP)

Probation for bounce artist Big Freedia in Section 8 fraud case

Bounce entertainer Big Freedia has been sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid. Read more...
SEC Stadiums

LSU's Tiger Stadium ranked at the top

Which SEC college football stadium gets the highest ranking?  Last year the Southeastern Conference drew the highest attendance of  any conference, averaging over 78 thousand fans per home game.  Read more...   
Less Organized

Tropical wave 99L less organized

Satellite data and information from an Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunter" show the broad low pressure system north of the Greater Antilles remains unorganized. Read more...
Swelling Damage

The flood disaster continues to grow in scope

Members of a Louisiana Senate Committee on Homeland Security received a briefing today on recovery efforts. During the meeting they, heard more stunning numbers on damage from the flood. Read more...
FEMA Trailers

FEMA to bring in upgraded trailers for flood victims

FEMA owned temporary housing units are returning to Louisiana to provide housing for flood victims who are in the process of rebuilding their homes. Governor John Bel Edwards says these trailer units are different from what we saw after Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...  

Blue Cross, Blue Shield eases some restrictions

Louisiana's largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has relaxed some restrictions to ensure that customers affected by the recent flooding can get health care, medicine and medical supplies. The company is expanding its more extensive Preferred Care PPO network.  Read more...
Term Limits

Lafourche Parish voters to decide issue of term limits

Lafourche Parish voters will decide whether to set term limits for the parish leaders. The Parish Council has voted 8-1 to send the issue to voters, who will decide Dec. 10. If approved, council members could serve up to two consecutive, four-year terms.  Read more... 
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Steve: Saints' laundry list for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Payton and his players seem pretty confident the product on the field against the Steelers is going to look much different than the previous two weeks. The big reason? The team is actually game planning for Pittsburgh. Read More

What Deuce and Bobby are watching for in Saints v Steelers

Thursday on SportsTalk Bobby, Deuce and I broke down what we are all looking for from the Saints in their third preseason game as the Black and Gold host the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here, we take a look at each phase of the game. Read More

LSU, Alabama lead way on coaches preseason All-SEC teams

SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams. Making the first team for LSU were tailback Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White.  Read more...

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses

“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More

Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers

That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season.  While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. Read More

LSU unveils baseball roster and schedule

Two more players have left the LSU baseball program — but neither of them are going far.
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Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November

If you compare the 2015 schedule to what lies ahead in 2016, things are pretty much the same.  If we are assuming, then I would have to assume that LSU will be a perfect 7-0 (at worst 6-1) when the back end of the schedule begins. Read More

Steve: Saints coach Payton gives some fantasy football advice

Saints head coach Sean Payton is very loose right now, despite his team being 0-2 this preseason, and had a little fun and gave out a nugget of info at practice today. Read More

Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice

Today was much more balanced across the board in practice, with the Saints defense winning some reps and the offense getting some shots in down field. Read More

Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?

The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over!  So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance.  So let’s see how I do! Read More
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