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Duke Comeback?

Ex-KKK leader Duke tries political comeback in US Senate run

A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has joined a wide open field seeking a U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, he declared "the climate of this country has moved in my direction.''   Read more...
Crowded Field

Record 24 candidates on U.S. Senate ballot

A record 24 candidates will appear on the November ballot for the US Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says State Treasurer John Kennedy is leading in the early polls. But, Kennedy is going up against some big names.  Read more...
Oil Spill Fraud

New Orleans man pleads guilty to Gulf oil spill fraud

A 26-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to engaging in mail fraud for his role in submitting a fraudulent application for disaster assistance money in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Read more...
Casino Revenue

Louisiana casino revenue down 2.6 percent

Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans brought in $202.7 million in June, a 2.6 percent decrease from June 2015's $208.2 million. The 13,160 video poker machines across the state brought in $45.4 million.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Louisiana payrolls rise as jobless rate ticks down in June

Louisiana employer payrolls rose in June, as the state's unemployment rate ticked down to 6.2 percent. The state's jobless rate fell from 6.3 percent in May, but was level with the 6.2 percent recorded in June 2015. It remained tied for third-highest among the states.  Read more...
$390 Million

Powerball drawing worth $390 million

The Powerball jackpot has been growing and growing. The estimated prize to a single winner in Saturday night's drawing is $390 million.  Read more...
Come Together!

At slain officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity

When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful.  "I'm going to do what I got to do to... Read more
Signup Ends

Louisiana's election signup period has ended

The registration period for Louisiana's Nov. 8 election has ended. After the three-day qualifying period ended Friday, 24 candidates had signed up to run for the U.S. Senate seat that is open because Republican incumbent David Vitter isn't running for re-election.  Read more...
Abortion Laws

Louisiana won't enforce new abortion restrictions, for now

Louisiana officials have agreed not to enforce several new restrictions on abortion pending a judge's decision on whether to block the laws. The restrictions include a requirement for a 72-hour waiting period for many women, and a ban on a common second-trimester procedure.  Read more...
Sex Charges

Mandeville snowball stand owner arrested on sex related charges

The owner of a Mandeville snowball stand has been arrested for inappropriate sexual behavior with some of his juvenile employees. Captain Gerald Sticker with the Mandeville Police Department says 56-year-old Anthony Fortune, was receiving sexual favors.  Read more...
Gerald Funeral

Tearful goodbye for fallen Baton Rouge Officer Matthew Gerald

A tearful goodbye was given today to the first of three law enforcement officers killed on Sunday's police ambush. Thousands attended the funeral service of Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said it's time for the community to come together.  Read more...
Residency Rule

Baton Rouge council to consider police residency requirement

The three law enforcement officers killed in a shooting rampage Sunday lived in Livingston Parish, east of Baton Rouge, among the suburban communities many officers call home. A measure on the city-parish's Metro Council agenda prohibit officers from living outside of city limits.  Read more...
GOP Reaction

Louisiana GOP reacts to David Duke Senate candidacy

The Republican Party of Louisiana is condemning former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who says he will run for the U.S. Senate. Read More
Duke Signs Up

Ex-KKK leader Duke signs up to run for Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has officially signed up to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.  Duke registered Friday, the final day of Louisiana's qualifying period. A registered Republican, he is seeking an open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter.  Read more...

Smith Case

Judge won't kick DA off Will Smith case

A judge has refused to remove the New Orleans district attorney's office from the prosecution of a man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith.  Read more...
22 Signed Up

Louisiana US Senate race draws 22 candidates _ and counting

Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness has become the 22nd candidate to register for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race.  The Republican, who was the third-place finisher in the 2014 Senate competition, signed up Friday on the final day of the three-day qualifying period, ...Read more
Sex Charges

Local snowball stand owner arrested on sex related charges

Police in Mandeville have arrested an owner of a snowball stand on inappropriate sexual behavior with some of his juvenile employees.  56 year-old Anthony Barton Fortune, owner of the Shiver Shack Snowball Stand, ...Read more
Reward Upped

ATF increases reward in Slidell church arson

State and federal investigators searching for leads in two arson fires at the same Slidell church during the past year have increased the reward for information to $10,000.  The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a news release ...Read more

New Orleans area slammed with 18 million robocalls in June

New Orleans ranked as the 7th Most Robocalled Area Code Per Capita in the U.S last month.  The New Orleans area code (504) received more than 18 million robocalls in June, according to the latest National Robocall Index™.  Read more...

Car in Canal

Deadly crash into canal

One person is dead after a vehicle went into a canal this morning in New Orleans East. "We are working a traffic fatality at Newcastle Street and Morrison Road," Officer Juan Barnes said in an email.  "(It) occurred around 5:51 a.m."  Police got the call just before... Read more
Be Careful

AG urges caution when donating in wake of Baton Rouge shooting

The Attorney General’s Office urges consumers to be cautious when making donations in wake of the Baton Rouge shootings. Amanda Larkins with the AG’s office says they want to make sure contributions truly go to the families of the law enforcement officers and actually... Read more
Cop Funerals

Final goodbyes set for slain Baton Rouge officers

Matthew Gerald served four years in the Marines and seven years in the Army, including three tours in Iraq, before he joined the Baton Rouge Police Department — an enthusiastic rookie at age 41. One of three law enforcement officers shot to death Sunday in an ambush by a... Read more
BR Funerals

Baton Rouge readies for funerals of 3 slain police officers

The Baton Rouge community started a somber period Thursday, filled with funerals and memorials for three officers killed by a gunman. The law enforcement officers were killed Sunday in what police described as an ambush.  Read more...
GOP Leaders?

Louisiana Republican Party looking for new leadership

With Bobby Jindal out of office and Senator David Vitter leaving politics soon, it begs the question as to who is the face of the Republican Party in Louisiana. ULM political science professor Dr. John Sutherlin says Vitter and Jindal were the top two GOP figureheads for years.  Read more...
All-Star Move

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...
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All-Star Move

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...

Deke: Six NFL teams that could surprise us in 2016

I’ve given you all my Top 10 pre-season poll of what I think are the top teams in the NFL entering training camp, now it’s time to take a peek at a handful of teams that I think are prime to become surprises that could make a run this season. Read More

Reports say New Orleans could get 2017 NBA All-Star Game

New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...

Deke: Top ten NFL teams, pre-season edition

OK the start of training camp is near, and all 32 teams have the same goal - win the Super Bowl!  But as most of us really know, not all 32 teams have the same shot at getting there - you will notice that my list does not feature any teams from the NFC East or AFC South. Read More

Steve: Hump Day is reporting day for Saints rookies!

Folks, not only are we halfway through the week, but today Saints rookies have reported for training camp. The rest of the squad will join the newbies in seven more days. Read More

Keenan Lewis promises Saints will have top defense this year

The Saints are coming off back to back 7 and 9 seasons, with one of the worst defensive performance in league history last season.  2015 was a particularly rough season for Lewis, who missed 10 games with a hip and groin injuries that ultimately landed him on season-ending Injured Reserve. Read More


"Dumpster Fire;" LHSAA's Executive Committee calls for special meeting

The LHSAA recently called a special meeting of the executive committee to be held on Monday, July 25 to review executive director Eddie Bonine’s NFHS report. In that report, Bonine referred to the LHSAA as “a proverbial dumpster fire.” Read More

Steve: Pass rush remains Saints biggest concern heading into camp

Saints football is really just around the corner as training camp starts NEXT WEEK! The team is looking to resurrect itself from consecutive 7-9 finishes, and in order for that to happen they need to revive the defense. Read More

Murray beats Raonic in 3 sets for 2nd Wimbledon championship

After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men's champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession. Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, and played impressively mistake-free tennis.  Read more...

Serena earns 22nd major title

Serena Williams has equaled Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. It is the seventh championship at the All England Club for the world's top-ranked player, and second straight.  Read more...
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