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Jindal-Vitter rift gets national press


The ongoing rift between Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator David Vitter is getting national press. In a recent interview with the National Journal, Jindal told the reporter to turn the recorder off and he'd say what he really thinks about Vitter.  Read more...
 

29-percent of Louisiana bridges are deficient


2014 Federal Highway Administration data shows that 29-percent of Louisiana's nearly 13,000 bridges are deficient. That's the 14th highest percentage in the United States.  Read more...
 
BP Claims

Lawyers sanctioned over misconduct with BP damage claims


A federal judge has barred three lawyers, including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility, from handling damage claims over BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed claims through the process.  Read more...
 
Common Core

Judge allows Jindal's anti-Common Core lawsuit to continue


A federal judge has refused to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.  Read more...
 
Jindal Budget

Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts


Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers money-generating ideas to keep colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts next year.  Read more...
 
Jindal Budget

Jindal budget would cut spending on refundable tax credits


Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to spend $526 million less on refundable tax credits next year, and direct that money to lessen the budget cuts on public colleges and health services.  Read more...
 
Bush Backing

Former president backs David Vitter in governor's race


Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is getting fundraising help for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor from former President George H.W. Bush.  Read more...
 
Discipline

Child discipline for kids that aren't yours


With more and more grandparents and other adults watching children these days, it can raise some serious questions about when and how to discipline. Read more...
Ozone Laws

Lafourche Parish Council opposes tougher ozone standards


Lafourche Parish Council members voiced objections to tighter emission standards that could come down from the federal government later this year.  Read more...
 
Child Abuse

Boyfriend Accused of Pouring Beer Down 1-Year-Old's Throat


Two Slidell residents are being accused of pouring beer down a 1-year-old boy’s throat, then slapping him when he would regurgitate.  As a result, 24-year-old, Brett Flower, and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin, are both facing cruelty to juvenile charges.  Read more...

 
Family Bullies

Kids more likely to be bullied by family members


Bullying among siblings seems to be more common than the aggression in the neighborhood or at school according to a recent study. The research out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found students reported bullying occurred more with brothers or sisters than other peers.  Read more...
Jail Reforms

Monitor again cites slow progress in Orleans jail reforms


The monitor overseeing reforms at the New Orleans jail says progress has been made, but the jail remains a dangerous place, still plagued by inmates' assaults on each other and on jail staff, attempted suicides, and allegations of sexual assault.  Read more...
 
Bar Murder

Arrest made related to murder outside Metairie bar


Cops are still looking for the killer or killers who gunned down a man outside a Metairie bar on Ash Wednesday, but they have made an arrest in the case. Police say 22-year-old Anthony Miskell is behind bars.  Read more...
Cops Shoot

JP deputies shoot man in New Orleans


Cops from Jefferson Parish shot a man in New Orleans early this morning. "At about 12:22a.m. Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies with the assistance of the NOPD served a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Pauger Street... Read more
Drones

State Farm gets approval to fly drones


The largest insurance company in Louisiana says it now has FAA approval to use them for property inspections. State Farm says it will use drone aircraft to inspect policy-holders' roofs for damage. Read more...
Bayou Eagles

Louisiana hosts 2nd most bald eagle nests


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the Bayou State now has the second highest number of nesting bald eagles in the nation.  Read more...
Ice and Snow

Ice causing hazardous travel in north Louisiana


A wintry blast dropped up to 4 inches of snow across the northern portion of Louisiana making for hazardous driving conditions. State police say ice on the bridges and overpasses Thursday continues to cause headaches for drivers.  Read more...
Fewer Audits

Fewer taxpayers are getting audited


The chance of you getting audited by the IRS is getting smaller. The IRS audit rate dropped to its lowest level in at least ten years last year and is expected to drop further this year.  Since 2010, the number of IRS audits have fallen by over 20-percent. Read more...
Pels Win Again

Pelicans pull away from Nets


Quincy Pondexter netted 25 points, Tyreke Evans added 15 points and 11 assists and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Wednesday night.  Omer Asik posted 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans, ...Read More
Cassidy Clear

LSU: Cassidy performed work required for university salary


A university audit released Wednesday appears to clear newly-elected U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of allegations he did little work for the taxpayer-funded annual salary he was paid for medical teaching work at LSU during his time in Congress.  Read more...

 
3 Doctors

3 doctors chosen to decide Benson's mental capacity


Three doctors have been chosen to decide the mental condition of Tom Benson regarding a suit filed against him by his 3 relatives.  The court has not named the 3 doctors who were picked.  
They will now examine Benson in mid-March  ...Read more
NOPD Approval

NOPD approval rating drops


Fewer than half of New Orleanians surveyed say they are satisfied with the New Orleans Police Department. That's the latest results of the New Orleans Crime Coalition's biannual survey. Read more...
Landfill

Old Gentilly landfill under attack


There are more people demanding the closure of the Old Gentilly Landfill, as environmentalists suspect there could be some serious damage brewing. Read more...
Enforcement Cam

Terrebonne Parish to research use of traffic enforcement cameras


Terrebonne Parish officials are considering using traffic cameras to help cut costs and enforce speeding and red light laws more efficiently. The Parish Council voted Monday to give law enforcement agencies, the parish administration and the council's legal department 60 days to... Read more
Cop Suspended

New Orleans police sergeant suspended following arrest


New Orleans police say a veteran officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on charges of filing or maintaining false public records and theft of goods over $1,500.  Read more...

 
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Deke: Tigers ranked #2 in Baseball America poll


Even after a midweek loss to Nicholls State, the LSU Tigers are once again off to a hot start.  LSU is now 6-1 after their second straight weekend sweep of the season.  “We want our starting pitchers to pitch efficiently and effectively.  I thought we did both last weekend.” Read More

No increase in Saints ticket prices according to Benson


There will be no increasing ticket prices for 2015 by the New Orleans Saints will not be increasing ticket prices for 2015, according to a letter posted on the team's website. Read More

Kristian: Civil suit, NFL investigation separate issues for Galette


Galette could be found innocent of any criminal charges or found not to be liable in the civil case, but could still face punishment under the league's policy. Read More

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement


A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. Read more...

Steve: Would you like Reggie to return to the Saints?


It's 2015, people, and Bush will turn 30 years old on Monday. His only full season when he was a Saint was his rookie year. The guy is fragile! Read More

Five-star 2016 CB Saivion Smith commits to LSU


Stop me if you've heard this before: LSU has landed a five-star cornerback from Florida. IMG Academy standout Saivion Smith, considered the No. 1 cornerback in the 2016 class by all of the major recruiting services, announced his commitment to the Tigers... Read more

Judge gets names of doctors today who will interview Tom Benson


Today is the deadline for the three-physician team to be assembled that will perform the court-ordered psychiatric examination of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Read more...

Balanced LSU tops Auburn 84-61


The LSU men's basketball team avenged a loss against Auburn from earlier this season and led wire-to-wire during a convincing 84-61 victory on the Plains. The 23-point road win was LSU's largest under Johnny Jones... Read more

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97


Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.  Read more...

Pelicans-Raptors Preview


The New Orleans Pelicans' postseason hopes took a hit with their recent losing streak. They could have an even tougher time recovering from their latest personnel losses. After learning Anthony Davis will be sidelined for up to two weeks and Ryan Anderson for longer... Read more
 
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