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New Orleans City Council nixes new sound ordinance


The New Orleans City Council failed to pass a new French Quarter sound ordinance Friday after a 3-3 vote.  Read more...
 
Bones Found

Bones found in Northshore field


Officials are investigating what looks like a human skeleton found on the Northshore. "Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence on N. Brickyard Rd. in reference to reports of a  homeowner locating what appeared to be human remains... Read more

Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage


Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session.  Read more...
 

Louisiana senators reject repeal of law on class materials


An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.  Read more...
 
Bomb Scare

Suspicious package near New Orleans courthouse


Police say what appeared to be a possible explosive device at the courthouse at Tulane and Broad was not a bomb.  Read more...

Skeleton found in New Orleans apartment building


Police say an elevator repairman found the skeletal remains of a man inside an unoccupied apartment building Thursday in the Central City neighborhood.  Read more...
 
Bond Posted

Peralta posts bond after sexual battery charge


St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta posted $20,000 bond today and was released from Parish Prison. He surrendered this morning to answer to a charge of sexual battery of his wife.  Read more...
Tourism

New Orleans' summer tourism campaign goes coast-to-coast


The City of New Orleans has kicked off its annual spring and summer marketing campaign. Mark Romig, president of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, says they've begun the national campaign a couple of weeks early this year.  Read more...
Women $

Equal pay for women bill advances


A bill that would expand the "Equal Pay for Women Act" to include men and also apply to private sector employers passed in Louisiana Senate Committee. SB 334 is by New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson.  Read more...
Who Chooses?

Bill would require pregnant women be kept alive


Lawmakers are considering legislation that would require doctors and hospitals in Louisiana to keep brain dead pregnant women on life support until they give birth, regardless of the family's wishes.  Read more...
Raw Milk?

Should you be able to buy milk directly from the farm?


The House Ag Committee is meeting today to discuss a bill that would allow the sale of raw milk directly from farmers to consumers. Carencro representative Stephen Ortego says raw milk has the same health risks as eating a hamburger or a raw oyster... Read more

New Orleans cop arrested on child pornography charges


An NOPD officer has been arrested and booked under allegations of possessing child pornography.  Read more...
 

Court appearance for Tulane football player accused of rape


Tulane University football player Niguel Veal was in an Orleans Parish criminal courtroom Tuesday after he was booked a day earlier with simple rape.  Read more...
 
Indicted

Grand jury indicts St. Bernard Parish President


A grand jury in Chalmette has indicted St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta on one charge of sexual battery.   Read more...
Fatal Crash

Pedestrian killed I-10 at Vets


One person is dead after being hit by a vehicle along the I-10 in Metairie. State police say the pedestrian was hit in the ramp leading to westbound I-10 from Veterans Blvd.  Read more...
Snuggling

Does sleeping close make for a better relationship?


Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in England, say snuggling with your partner really does say something about your relationship.  The study says 94%  of couples who touch while sleeping said they were happy in their relationship. Read more...
Child Porn

Man accused of 100 counts of child pornography


Police have booked a 47-year-old Livingston man with 100 counts of child pornography. Laura Gerdes Colligan, a Louisiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman, says Richard Mudd was booked Tuesday into the Livingston Parish Detention Center... Read more
Festival Fun

5-Day Festival International begins in Lafayette


The massive Festival International which brings in music and art lovers from all over the world, kicks off today in Lafayette. The annual 5-day festival is always held during the last full week of April.  Read more...
Voucher Poll

Poll: Most parents in voucher program are pleased


A survey released by two pro voucher groups shows 92-percent of the parents who have children participating in the state's voucher program are satisfied and happy with their child's academic progress.  Read more...
Dogs in Trucks

Bill to restrain dogs in trucks squeaks by


A bill requiring dogs to be restrained in the beds of pickup trucks passes on the House floor to the tune of "Who Let the Dogs Out" and heads to Senate. The measure by Kenner Representative Tom Willmott got a close 53-34 go-ahead vote.  Read more...
Veal Suspended

Tulane suspends West Jeff standout after rape arrest


Tulane University says officials have suspended a football recruit after his arrest for alleged rape. The school made the announcement in a statement about "Teddy" Veal, a stand out from West Jefferson High School.  Read more...
Gay Rights

Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti- discrimination bill


An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.  Rep. Karen St. Germain, D-Pierre Part, told the House civil law committee that she would not push the bill because she didn't have the votes... Read more

Senators reject bill to lessen Louisiana marijuana penalties


Senators have refused to reduce Louisiana's criminal penalties for marijuana possession, siding with the state's district attorneys and sheriffs who opposed the proposal.  Read more...
 
99 Years?

Heroin users and dealers could be sentenced to 99 years


A bill that would increase the maximum sentence to 99 years for those individuals who are convicted of manufacturing, distributing or possessing heroin is heading to the House. The full senate approved the measure on a 34-to-2 vote.  Read more...
Cold Case

Kenner police now investigating 2012 murder and dismemberment


The Kenner Police department is now trying to figure out who killed and cut apart a 22-year-old Bourbon Street dancer. The announcement came today that Kenner is taking over from Mississippi authorities. Read more...
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Saints Draft

Deke: Saints Draft history; a look at position picks


As the Saints prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft, over the next several days we’ll look back at some of the great moments in Saints Draft history.  This May, the Saints will participate in the Draft for the 48th time. Read More

2014 Saints schedule released


The New Orleans Saints will start the season on the road in Atlanta on September 7th and play five primetime games in 2014. The NFL today released the schedule showing the Black and Gold will then hit the road to take on the Browns in Cleveland on September 14th. Read More

T-Bob: Draft preview - centers turn five fingers into a fist


While center may not be the most physically demanding spot on the line, it is without a doubt the most cerebral. Having a talented center is essential to your O-line’s success as a group.  You can have great individual players, but the center is what changes five fingers into a fist. Read More

Tigers extend shutout record, beat Tulane 6-0


Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane 6-0 for the Tiger’s 13th shutout of the year Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More

Tulane suspends West Jeff standout after rape arrest


Tulane University says officials have suspended a football recruit after his arrest for alleged rape. The school made the announcement in a statement about "Teddy" Veal, a stand out from West Jefferson High School.  Read more...

Deke: '81 Draft class was foundation of success for Saints


It was the draft class that laid the foundation for the Saints to become NFC West Champions... the class that took the Saints from pretenders to contenders.  And most importantly, the class that began to help form the famed "Dome Patrol." Read More

Deke: It was a good week for the Tigers!


The LSU Tigers won three of four games last week, including an SEC road series win over the Ole Miss Rebels.  “The week got off to a good start for us with a win over Southern Mississippi.  Then we were able to end the week on a high note with two wins over Ole Miss,” said LSU Coach Paul Mainieri. Read More

Saints take option on DE Jordan


Saints general manager Mickey Loomis just seems to keep getting it done. The Saints today announced they are exercising a fifth-year option on defensive end and pro-bowler Cam Jordan's contract. Read more...

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon


American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist.  Read more...

Zurich Classic week gets underway


The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...
 
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