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Special Session

Edwards officially calls special session on budget, taxes


Gov. John Bel Edwards has released his official order calling for lawmakers to convene Feb. 14 in a special legislative session aimed at stabilizing Louisiana's finances. Read more...
Indicted

Man indicted in shooting of JP deputy in New Orleans drug raid


A federal grand jury has indicted a New Orleans man accused of shooting a Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was leading a federal drug raid on his home. Read more...
HS Sports

Discussions underway about forming another LA high school sports organization


Discussions have started about forming another high school athletic association in Louisiana. Read more...
Chevron Layoffs

Chevron announces Louisiana layoffs


Chevron North America has informed the Louisiana Workforce Commission about possible layoffs at five office locations in Covington and Lafayette. A total of 385 employees could be affected, 340 at the office locations and 45 offshore workers.  Read more...
 
Endymion's 50th

50 years of Endymion


For many carnival revelers, the top parade choice every year is Endymion! This super-krewe rolls Saturday evening and does something no other parade does anymore: it goes through Mid City and right inside the Superdome. Read more...
Manning Support

Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl


You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...

 
Guilty Recruit

Jury finds former NOPD recruit guilty of manslaughter


An Orleans Parish jury has found a former New Orleans police recruit guilty of manslaughter. Police have said Timothy Rainwater was killed Nov. 13, 2014 while attempting to steal Bradley Parvez's bicycle. Parvez was initially charged with second-degree murder.  Read more...

 
Removal

Judge denies order that would protect Confederate monuments


A New Orleans Civil District Court judge has ruled against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in the Crescent City. Read more...
Happy Campers

Camping out on Orleans for Endymion


It's hard to believe but some people like to lay their claim on Orleans Avenue for a precious spot for the Endymion Parade.  As if you couldn't see those gigantic floats by standing in the back.  Read more...

 
Double Murder

Thibodaux man sentenced in 2013 double homicide


A 22-year-old Thibodaux man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter in a 2013 double shooting.  Read more...
 
Parade or Game?

Bacchus Bowl?


This Sunday, a battle of the big events. A decision looms for many this weekend...stay at home and catch the Super Bowl or venture out to catch beads at Bacchus. Both events kick off at about the same time Sunday, but folks on the streets seem to have their priorities set.  Read more...
Cocaine Plane

Texas pilot pleads guilty to drug conspiracy


A Texas pilot has pleaded guilty to transporting almost $500,000 worth of cocaine on a plane that authorities intercepted when it stopped to refuel at a Louisiana airport in September.  Read more...
Special Session

Edwards to outline parameters today for special session


Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to release his outline for a special legislative session he is calling to stabilize Louisiana's finances. The Democratic governor said he intends to issue the executive order Friday, setting the dates and parameters for the session to begin Feb. 14. Read more...
Thrown Ring

Knowles' ring flies off during Muses


If you caught a wedding ring at last night's Muses parade, officials are asking that you give it back to the celebrity who accidentally threw it. The Krewe says it flew off as the Muses parade rolled down the avenue.  "Honorary Muse Solange lost her wedding ring between... Read more
Monument Fight

State judge to hear challenge to Confederate statues removal


An opponent to the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans gets a chance to make his case in state court.  Pierre McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee Inc., filed a lawsuit in late January to stop the removal. His group maintains... Read more
Suit Scrapped

Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped


Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.  Read more...
 
Senate Race

Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate


Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender. New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard, who has never held elected office, announced her campaign Thursday, saying she represents a "new generation of leadership.''  Read more...
 
Sharper Deal

Court filing: Sharper's deal on rape charges is imploding


The plea deal entered by former Saints star Darren Sharper in New Orleans to charges he drugged and raped women, is imploding according to a legal filing this week.  Read more...
 
Shrimp Fines

Shrimp Task Force seeks tougher penalties


State officials and district attorneys continue to hammer out stricter penalties for shrimpers fishing out of season. Currently, shrimpers face fines, revocation of gear licenses, community service and potential jail time.  Read more...
Child Cruelty

Ascension deputies arrest man on child cruelty charge


Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Gonzales man on a child cruelty count over allegations he did not care for his son's burns for two months, allowing the wound to become infected.  Read more...
 
Parking Fines

City Council votes to increase parking ticket fines


The New Orleans City Council Thursday adopted an ordinance establishing a new schedule of fines for certain parking violations.  Read more...
 
Cabinet Posts

Governor keeps juvenile justice, financial agency leaders


Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping his predecessor's picks to lead Louisiana's juvenile corrections office and the state's financial regulatory agency.  Read more...
 
Hit Man Case

Appeal panel has case of hit man in bizarre New Orleans case


An appeals court in NEw Orleans has the case of Alfred Everette, a Mississippi man convicted of second-degree murder for shooting a New Orleans man in an alleged scheme to share insurance money with the victim's widow.  Read more...
 
Shaving Years

More than 5 years cut from ex-cop's sentence


A judge has shaved more than five years from the 17-year sentence of an ex-police officer who burned a shooting victim's body after Hurricane Katrina.  Gregory McCrae's resentencing was necessary because an appeals court had tossed part of his conviction ...Read more
State Budget

GOP committee chairman wants more cuts to fix the state's budget


Governor John Bel Edwards released a column today saying cuts to higher ed and health care are not solutions to the budget crisis, but Republican House Appropriations Committee Chairman Cameron Henry says he's more interested ...Read more
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HS Sports

Discussions underway about forming another LA high school sports organization


Discussions have started about forming another high school athletic association in Louisiana. Read more...

Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl


You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...

 

Steve: Saints bid farewell to Brandon Browner


Many Saints fans Mardi Gras just got even better as it appears that cornerback Brandon Browner has been released by the Saints. Read More

Super Bowl Preview


The most trying season of Peyton Manning's storied career could end up being his most rewarding. After 18 years in the NFL, it might also be his last. For Cam Newton, his breakout fifth season may have signaled he's ready to take the torch from a guy like Manning and... Read more

Awkward! Saints QB Brees reads his negative draft reviews


Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been making the media rounds during Super Bowl 50, and popped onto the set of the Dan Patrick Show today. They got Brees to read a scouting report of himself when he was coming out of Purdue to the NFL.  Drew's reaction is priceless... take a look! Read More

 

Steve: Saints roll the dice on a new running back


Former Colts running back Vick Ballard has been signed by the Saints to a reserve/futures contract. He was a 5th round pick by Indianapolis back in 2012 out of Mississippi State. Read More

Miles describes LSU recruit class


LSU Football Coach Les Miles and his staff has brought in one of the best recruiting classes in the country. ESPN, 24-7 sports and scout.com rank it in the top five. Miles described the recruits as "a lot of tall, rangy men with long arms, big hands, big feet." He says the class offers... Read more

Steve: 6 Louisianians among Tulane's 22 new football recruits


National Signing Day brought in twenty-two new recruits to the Tulane football as head coach Willie Fritz begins to reshape the program.  Here is the 2016 signing class for the Green Wave... Read More

Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brain disease


Boston researchers say former New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, and Houston Oilers quarterback Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE.  Boston University confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday after it was first reported in the New York Times.  Read more...
  
 

National Signing Day! Tulane signees


New Head Coach Willie Fritz says "I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the Tulane football program and be a part of such a prestigious academic institution." Read More
 
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