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Trooper Shot

Death penalty sought against man accused of killing trooper


Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana trooper last month. Multiple media outlets report 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles was indicted Thursday on murder charges.  Read more...
 
House Arrest

New Orleans mayor: "I am prepared to stay under house arrest"


Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans says the city will appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters. Read more...
Tax Holiday

Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend


The Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Department of Revenue spokesperson Kizzy Payton says with hunting season beginning, many Louisiana sportsman are eager to buy new hunting supplies, free of state and local sales tax.  Read more...

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Festive?

In Morgan City, tough times for petroleum and shrimp


The annual Shrimp and Petroleum festival in Morgan City is always a good time with lots of food, music and fun, but this year, workers in those two industries don't have a whole lot to celebrate. Read more...
House Arrest?

House arrest for Mayor Landrieu?


A New Orleans Civil District Court judge says Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in contempt of court, and faces house arrest on weekends if the city doesn't present a payment plan in a long-standing dispute with the New Orleans firefighters' union. Read more...
Toy Fans

Fans line up for hours to buy Star Wars toys at midnight


From the newest light sabers and action figures to building sets and space ships, huge crowds turned out overnight at stores to get toys and other merchandise for the upcoming  Star Wars movie.  Read more...
Anxious Fans

Who Dat Nation unsure of 2015 Saints


It's finally over -- the Saints' pre-season! The regular season starts one week from Sunday, and the Who Dat Nation is anxious to see how things turn out. Read more...
4 Hurt

4 injured in fire at bio-diesel plant in Geismar


Authorities say four people are being treated for injuries after a fire erupted at a bio-diesel plant in Ascension Parish. Multiple news outlet reports the fire happened late Thursday night at the Renewable Energy Group plant on Louisiana Highway 30 in Geismar.  Read more...
LSU Traffic

LSU has new parking and traffic plan for Football


LSU football starts this weekend and there are a few traffic changes for fans to know about. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says contraflow after the games will no longer be used on Nicholson Drive, but they plan to utilize... Read more
Festival Fun

Very diverse festivals highlight Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans


There's plenty of weekend fun to be had in south Louisiana this holiday weekend. And, two very different festivals take center stage in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Festival kicks off today, with free admission through Sunday.  Read more...
Immigrants

Task force on illegal immigrants in Louisiana holds first meeting


The first meeting of the task force studying the impact of illegal immigration was held today in Baton Rouge. Task force chairperson Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says ignoring the problem of illegal immigration effects the quality of life for everyone.  Read more...
 
Payton Suit?

Could Sean Payton benefit from the NFL loss to Tom Brady?


Now that a federal judge has ruled against the NFL in the Tom Brady deflate-gate case, does this open up the door for Saints Coach Sean Payton to sue the league in order to recoup the money he lost when he was suspended without pay in 2012 for Bounty Gate?  Read more...
 
Voter Guide

Teacher groups team up to spotlight candidates


The Louisiana Association of Educators and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers are teaming up to spotlight political candidates who support the best interest of public education.  Read more...
Shooting

Man and woman shot in Central City this afternoon


Police say a man and a woman were shot just after 5 p.m. in the 2600 block of MLK Blvd. in Central City.  The man was taken to the hospital suffering from multiple gunshots.  
Read more...
Settlement

Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court


Environmental groups have signed a settlement agreement to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
The agreement was filed Thursday in federal court.  Read more...
Heitmeier Out

New Orleans state senator not running for re-election


A New Orleans state senator is the latest lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election this fall. Sen. David Heitmeier, an optometrist, announced Thursday that he won't be on the Oct. 24 ballot.  Read more...
 
Oil Spill $$

BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims


Arguments have wrapped up at a federal appeals court in a case involving those who claimed economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Oil giant BP wants some of the money returned that it paid in damage claims under a 2012 settlement.  Read more...
Attack

Four arrested in videotaped drive-through attack


St. John the Baptist Parish authorities arrested four people in connection with a shocking attack on a fast food employee. The assault was caught on video and posted online. Click to see the video...
Killer Amoeba

Hundreds flood meeting on brain-eating amoeba in Sterlington


More than 300 people gathered in Sterlington to hear from state and local officials about a potentially deadly amoeba found in their drinking water.  Read more...
 
Fan Reaction

Local fans express little joy in Brady's victory


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge today, erased his four-game suspension for ``Deflategate.'' Read more...
Pope-ularity

Pope is popular in America


Most Americans, and specifically most American Catholics, like Pope Francis. In a new survey, 18 percent of American have a "very favorable" opinion of him and 48 percent have a "favorable" opinion, with 10 percent "unfavorable" and 4 percent "very unfavorable."   Read more...
Heroin Plea

Man, 30, gets 10 years, 2nd man pleads guilty in NOLA heroin ring


Federal prosecutors say a 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 61-year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection with a New Orleans heroin ring. Read more...
Murder 4 Hire

Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband


A woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband has been arrested as she tried to climb out the rear window of a mobile home in the village of Tangipahoa, authorities said Wednesday.  Read more...
Murder Charges

Couple indicted on charges in death of Louisiana sex offender


A man and his pregnant girlfriend have been indicted on second-degree murder charges in the death of a sex offender whose body was found in a plastic drum at his Zachary home. Read more...
Football Stuff

As football season begins, which jerseys are the big sellers?


With the Saints playing their final preseason game, football jersey sales should be picking up for the start of the regular season. Read more...
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LSU Preview

T-Bob: 2015 Tigers worth the hype? McNeese should provide a clue


Normally at this time of the week I would lay out some keys to the game and how I believe it will all play out, but today I would rather point out the main aspects of the game that I will be keeping an eye on, as the result is a foregone conclusion. Read More

Steve Geller predicts final Saints 53-man roster


Hallelujah, the preseason is a wrap and time to focus on REAL football next week.  First up, there is the final round of roster cuts as teams need to get down to the mandated 53.  Injures changed my initial forecast AND I’ve put Jarius Byrd on the PUP for the regular season, opening another spot on the roster. Read More

Who Dat Nation unsure of 2015 Saints


It's finally over -- the Saints' pre-season! The regular season starts one week from Sunday, and the Who Dat Nation is anxious to see how things turn out. Read more...

Duke dominant in victory at Tulane 37-7


Thomas Sirk produced 357 yards from scrimmage and passed for two touchdowns in his first start, and Duke beat Tulane 37-7 in the opener for both teams on Thursday night. Read more...

Bobby: Saints are looking pretty average right now


Despite a decent 10-0 start, the Saints were soundly thumped by the Green Bay Packers Thursday night in their final preseason bout. How did the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert feel about the loss - and the the preaseason overall? Read More

Les Miles hopes youngest son plays at LSU


Les Miles is hoping his youngest son will one day play for him at LSU. Tigers recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson has offered Ben Miles a scholarship to play at LSU. Miles is a fullback for the Catholic High Bears in Baton Rouge.  Read more... 

Could Sean Payton benefit from the NFL loss to Tom Brady?


Now that a federal judge has ruled against the NFL in the Tom Brady deflate-gate case, does this open up the door for Saints Coach Sean Payton to sue the league in order to recoup the money he lost when he was suspended without pay in 2012 for Bounty Gate?  Read more...
 

Local fans express little joy in Brady's victory


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge today, erased his four-game suspension for ``Deflategate.'' Read more...

Goodell vows appeal in 'Deflategate' defeat


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league will appeal federal judge's "Deflategate" ruling. Read more...

Duke expects tougher test in rematch at Tulane


All Duke coach David Cutcliffe has to do is point to a few key stats and some unflattering footage from last season's home date with Tulane to get the Blue Devils' attention. The 47-13 final shows Duke won easily. But when Cutcliffe saw plenty of... Read more
 
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