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Halftime for hurricane season


Despite a few minor flare ups, the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been as predicted, nice and quiet, but we're not out of the woods by any means.  Read more...
 

NOPD Investigating two Labor Day murders


New Orleans Police are investigating the city's two latest murders, the 96th and 97th of the year.  Read more...
 
Lots of Hogs

Louisiana hunters bag more hogs than deer


According to Louisiana's annual deer-harvest report, state hunters killed 183,600 feral hogs last year. In the 2013-14 season, Louisiana hunters shot 166,200 deer. Read more...
Louisiana Labor

LWC: Louisiana has a lot to be proud of this Labor Day


The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman's Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. According to LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, the labor force in Louisiana is stronger now than ever before.  Read more...
Pricey Meat

Beef prices continue to rise


If you are planning a Labor Day cookout, don't expect to find any real bargains on burgers or steak this holiday.  Increased beef prices are due to a shortage of cows in the country.  Read more...
Tax Holiday

Second Amendment sales tax holiday


Guns, ammunition and hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases... Read more
Extras Needed

Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call


As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. Read more...
Abortion Law

US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law


A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state... Read more

Ex-candidate sues over Senator Landrieu's residency


Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington.  Read more...
 

Causeway chase ends with shots fired


Jefferson Parish authorities say a man suspected in more than a half dozen recent armed robberies was apprehended after a high speed chase across the Causeway Saturday night.  Read more...
 

Jindal ready to pay $275,000 to defeat Common Core


Based on contracts approved by the division of administration, Governor Jindal could pay outside lawyers as much as 275-thousand dollars in state money to represent his office in lawsuits over Common Core.  Read more...
 

Two killed, one injured in separate 7th Ward shootings


New Orleans Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents that took two lives and injured another in the 7th Ward.  Read more...

 

FedEx building new Covington distribution center


Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot distribution center for Federal Express.  Read more...
 

Louisiana issues $3 million in toll refunds


More than $3 million in Crescent City Connection toll money has been refunded to account holders, state Treasurer John Kennedy says.  Read more...
 

Shots fired during chase on the Causeway


Police say they chased an armed robbery suspect on the Causeway late Saturday night. Witnesses report hearing shots fired. Cops closed the bridge in both directions.  Read more...

St. Tammany suicides on the rise


St. Tammany Parish, which already has the highest suicide rate in the state, is now seeing an increase. According to St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston, suicides and attempted suicides have gone up since comedian and actor Robin Williams died.  Read more...
 
Fest Events

Weekend traffic and parking restrictions in place for Decadence Fest


The City of New Orleans has issued special parking instructions and reminders for Southern Decadence parades and events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend.  Read more...
 

Louisiana abortion ruling expected before Monday


An attorney involved in the case over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law says a federal judge will rule before Monday on a request that blocks enforcement of the law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court.  Read more...
 

Senators, candidates dismiss residency questions


Looking for advantages as they battle for Senate control, Republicans and Democrats alike are raising questions about where various senators and candidates say they live.  Read more...
 

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus


Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61.  Read more...
 

State: Data breach involving JP Morgan Chase


The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services.  Read more...
 

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 23 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 

Two men shot at Canal and Rampart


New Orleans Police say two men, ages 23 and 29, were shot near the intersection of Canal and Rampart streets Frifay afternoon.  Read more...
 

Age limit on Louisiana officials on hold indefinitely


A state judge has indefinitely blocked enforcement of a new Louisiana law that sought to force incumbent constables and justices of the peace who are 70 or older into retirement.  Read more...
 

Attorney for former mayor Nagin asked to be dropped from appeal


According to court documents, Robert Jenkins, the attorney who has represented former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin during his trial and appeal process, has asked to be allowed to withdraw as counsel.  Read more...
 
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Roster Cuts

The Saints 2014 active roster is here; see who made the cut


The New Orleans Saints have trimmed their ranks to 53 players on the active roster for the regular season. Read More

Deke: The Top Ten in college football, week 2


Let's face it, Texas A&M stole the entire weekend show with a Thursday night beat-down of the Gamecocks.  After that, not really much to brag about from the big boys of college football. Read More

Serena, Djokovic advance at U.S. Open


The No. 1 men's and women's seeds have moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Novak Djokovic has advanced with a rout of American Sam Querrey. Serena Williams was a 6-3, 6-3, winner against fellow American Varvara.  Read more...

LSU beats Wisconsin 28-24 in stunning comeback


Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. Read More

Deke: The Cajun Cannon is shocked that Saints cut Champ


The New Orleans Saints have made roster cuts and the Black and Gold’s 53 man roster is set.  Some of the more notable cuts the Saints made included that of letting go future Hall of Fame player Champ Bailey. Read More

Wimbledon champ out at U.S. Open


Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 3-seeded Czech committed 34 unforced errors in a 6-4, 6-4, loss Saturday to Aleksandra Krunic, a Serbian qualifier ranked No. 145.  Read more...
 

T-Bob: LSU keys to victory


Happy LSU Gameday, Tigers fans!  Tonight’s matchup is juicy enough to satiate even the most ravenous of college football fan.  Two of the most dominant teams of the recent era will square off in a battle for geographical, conference, and schoolwide pride. Read More

Jordan: Rounding up Louisiana college football in "The Boot Report"


Tulane lost in a thrilling double overtime game on the road to Tulsa 38-31 in their first game in the American Athletic Conference.  The Green Wave’s offense was firing on all cylinders, with good performances from redshirt freshman QB Tanner Lee and running back Sherman Badie. Read More

2 key Tigers not playing when LSU plays Wisconsin


A pair of LSU football players will not be on the field as the #13 ranked Tigers take on #14 Wisconsin in Houston. "LSU sophomore defensive back Rashard Robinson and freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre were left off the official travel roster... Read more

Kristian: Payton and the Saints making tough roster decisions


Every player, every coach approaches "cut down" day in the NFL a little differently.  Saints coach Sean Payton and his coaching staff are charged with the task of formulating the teams' final roster they’ll carry into the regular season. Read More
 
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