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Fed Lease Sale

Federal oil lease sale of western Gulf tracts set for August


A federal lease sale offering 21 million acres in the
western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development is set for
August.  Read more...
 
 
Ruled Homicide

Doctor's death ruled a homicide according to the coroner


St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has ruled the death of Dr. Wayne Breen a homicide.  Dr. Breen died of two gunshot wounds to the chest.  The shooting is still under investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.  Read more...

 
Thrown Baby

Man arrested after throwing daughter to the ground while fleeing police


Slidell Police today announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge man. Police say the suspect threw his young daughter to the ground while fleeing officers during a shoplifting attempt. Read more...
Wealth

The wealth of Tom Benson


While he may be embroiled in a nasty legal battle over this fortune, Forbes magazine still has Tom Benson listed as one of the richest people in the world. Read more...
Doctor Killed

Cops working to determine if doctor's killing was justified


St. Tammany detectives say they are still working to determine exactly what happened in the shooting death of Northshore doctor Wayne Breen.  His wife, Kacie Breen, admitted to killing her husband.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Crash leaves bicyclist dead


Cops say a bicyclist is dead after a collision with a car. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man. The incident occurred around 9:00 a.m., at the intersection of Canal Street and North Jefferson Davis Parkway... Read more
Highter Ed.

Jindal budget links college financing to uncertain proposals


After months of worry that Louisiana's colleges would face steep cuts next year, campuses remain in a precarious position with the release of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget.  Much of the funding Jindal proposes to pay for higher education, $372 million, ...Read more
Local Hopefuls

3 contestants on NBC's The Voice have Louisiana connections


NBC's hit show "The Voice" begins its second week of the new season tonight and Louisiana already has ties to three contestants who made it through the blind auditions. Rob Taylor, who was raised in Baton Rouge and now lives in Donaldsonville... Read more
Triumph Returns

Carnival sending bigger 'Triumph' to replace 'Elation'


Carnival Cruise lines today announced it is pulling Carnival Elation from the Port of New Orleans, to replace it with the larger Carnival Triumph. Read more...
Drunk-'Stupid'

Cops: Drunk Northshore man admits 'stupidity' after burnout, chase


A Northshore man is in trouble with the law after allegedly getting drunk, squealing his tires in front of cops, and then leading police on a chase. "Doing a 'burnout' in front of police officers is never a good idea... Read more
Anger Danger

Study: Fist clenching anger can kill you


The fury that causes anger to the point that fists are clenched seems to raise our risk for a heart attack that could prove fatal, about eight and a half times higher in the first couple of hours, according to a new study in Australia.  Read more...
Med Marijuana

Study of cannabis treatments at LSU Health New Orleans


LSU Health New Orleans has finalized a deal with a startup drug development company to back research into treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease using the chief chemical compound in marijuana.  Read more...
Pels-5 Straight

Pelicans top Nuggets for fifth straight win


Tyreke Evans stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and the surging New Orleans Pelicans won their fifth straight game with a 99-92 takedown of the Denver Nuggets.  Read more...

 
Wife Kills Dr.

Covington-area doctor killed by wife


A Covington area physician was shot and killed by his wife in their Folsom-area home early Sunday morning.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it receive d a call from Kacie Breen, the wife of Dr. Wayne Breen, at about 3 a.m.  Read more...
 
Common Core

Bill would protect against penalties for Common Core opt-outs


In two weeks, students will begin Common Core testing and a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that will prohibit penalties if a student decided to opt out of the testing. Read more...
Women's Jail

Terrebonne to open a new women's jail


Women inmates at the Terrebonne Parish jail may be moved to a separate facility as early as next year. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter recently signed a contract to begin converting the juvenile detention center in Ashland into a women's jail.  Read more...
 
Jindal GOP

Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling congressional Republican leaders "fearful'' of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.  Read more...
 
 
Budget Reaction

Lawmakers react to Jindal's budget proposal


The Jindal administration has said they are willing to scale back 526-million dollars in tax credits for businesses, but Chairman of the republican house delegation is disappointed the governor didn’t suggest reeling back some of the film tax credits.  Read more...
 
Shooting Death

NOPD investigating fatal shooting in New Orleans East


New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 44-year-old male in eastern New Orleans Saturday night.  Read more...
 
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Hit-and-run driver who killed first-grader convicted


The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February in New Oorleans will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter.  Read more...
 
Arrest Warrant

Suspect in Broad St. overpass murder arrested


New Orleans Police today announced they have secured an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Alvin Richardson, in Friday's fatal shooting on the Broad Street overpass, just yards from police headquarters. Read more...
Skate Park

Mayor Landrieu opens New Orleans' first public skate park


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with city leaders, Tulane City Center and local members of the local skateboarder community officially opened the city's first public skate park Saturday.  Read more...
 
Appeal Hearing

Prosecutors' website scandal revived in Broussard appeal


The lawyer for a former Louisiana public official now serving prison time is taking the case to a federal appeals court with arguments that revive an online-posting scandal that led to the resignation of a popular U.S. attorney.  Read more...
 
Mudbug Supply

Cold temps could hamper this weekend's crawfish supply


This week's wintry weather that hit Louisiana could result in a lower supply of crawfish this weekend. Mark Shirley, with the LSU AgCenter, says pond water temperatures dropped into the 40's this week, which keeps crawfish from crawling into traps.  Read more...
 
Cleco Sale

PSC still needs to approve CLECO sale


Cleco's shareholders have approved the sale of the Pineville-based company, but the Public Service Commission still has to give its consent.  Read more...
 
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Saints Needs

Kristian: Top priority for Saints - corner or offensive line?


Which position is the highest priority of need for the Saints to address this off-season? Is it cornerback or offensive line (guard)?  You could make an solid argument for either one, and originally I thought it was offensive line.  However, my partner T-Bob Hebert has swayed me just a bit. Read More

The wealth of Tom Benson


While he may be embroiled in a nasty legal battle over this fortune, Forbes magazine still has Tom Benson listed as one of the richest people in the world. Read more...

LSU baseball completes sweep of Princeton, 15-4


Second-ranked LSU (10-1) exploded for 15 runs on 21 hits against Princeton (0-3) to complete a doubleheader sweep with a 15-4 win Saturday night at Alex Box, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers posted a 7-2 win over Princeton in Game 1 Saturday afternoon.  Read more...
 

Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?


March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense needs improvement but that offense is not a well-oiled machine” he said. Read More

Tim Quarterman's triple double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss


Tim Quarterman posted LSU’s first triple double since Shaquille O’Neal in 1992 , scoring 18 points, snagging 10 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists, as LSU topped Ole Miss 73-63. Read more...

LSU holds on for 3-2 win over Princeton


What a difference one day makes. LSU’s bats bailed them out in a 9-8 win over Southeastern on Thursday night. On Friday, it was the pitching staff’s turn to shoulder the heavy lifting.  Read more...

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102


Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.  Read more...

Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute


No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More

 
 

Fraley delivers game-winner as LSU holds off Southeastern


It wasn’t pretty. Hell, portions of Thursday night’s proceedings were downright unwatchable. But it’s a win, and Paul Mainieri will take it. His Tigers coughed up a 7-1 lead — allowing five  unearned runs in the process... Read more

REPORT: LSU hit with recruiting sanctions


A former LSU commit who signed with Alabama could have landed the Tigers in hot water, according to a report from The Advocate. According to the report, LSU cannot sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements... Read more
 
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