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Education leaders call for reinstating funding

A panel of college leaders says Louisiana will fall further behind if it fails to shift its priorities and restore financial support for higher education.  Read more...
Real ID

State police head: Louisiana gets extension on ID compliance

The head of Louisiana's state police says the state received an extension to comply with federal REAL ID rules that go into effect this weekend. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he had been told that Louisiana's request for an extension had been granted.  Read more...
Flood Challenge

Federal attorneys to appeal judge's Katrina flooding ruling

Federal attorneys plan to appeal a judge's ruling that the U.S. government is responsible for some of the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms _ flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel. They filed a notice of appeal Friday evening.  Read more...
Attack Ad

New TV ad targets Edwards

A television ad targeting Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has been released by the Republican Governors Association. In the commercial, the RGA tries to link Edwards to President Barack Obama.  Read more...
Deadly Blast

2 of 3 workers killed in Terrebonne pipeline explosion identified

A maintenance company has released the names of two of the three people killed in a pipeline explosion in Terrebonne Parish.  Read more...
Porn Arrest

Abita Springs man arrested on child porn charges

The Louisiana Attorney General's office says an investigation into child pornagrpahy led to the arrest of an Abita Springs man. Read more...Read more...

Red Cross to take donations for South Carolina at LSU game

During Saturday's game versus LSU and the Gamecocks in Tiger Stadium, the Red Cross will be on hand collecting donations for flood relief efforts in South Carolina. The game was moved to Baton Rouge while Columbia continues recover. Read more...
No Interest?

Voter turnout looks iffy for Louisiana

With early voting starting up tomorrow and the primary just two weeks away, a big question remains ''Is anybody really interested?'' Read more...
Jail Reforms

Orleans mayor, sheriff meet over prisoner dispute

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman had little to say after meeting in a federal judge's chambers to discuss their long-running differences over Gusman's management of the city's jail.  Read more...

Funeral arrangements for Paul Prudhomme announced

Visitation for chef Paul Prudhomme will take place this Sunday and Monday. Read more...
Jail Reforms

New Orleans mayor, sheriff meeting over prisoner dispute

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman are meeting in a federal judge's chambers about the New Orleans jail.  Read more...


Let up in armed robberies

Over a 72 hour period there was just one armed robbery reported in the city of New Orleans.
From 7:00am Tuesday through 7:00am Friday the NOPD says officers responded to just one case of someone being held up.  Read more...

Deputies make Louisiana cockfighting bust

Sheriff's deputies say three St. Martin Parish residents have been arrested for cockfighting. Read more...

LSU-South Carolina Preview

So far only Mother Nature has stopped Leonard Fournette and LSU. A month after having one game canceled due to thunderstorms, more inclement weather is a major factor for the undefeated Tigers. Read more...
N.O. Emojis

New Orleans emojis

Finally, a city as unique as ours, with our very own New Orleans themed emojis. There are emojis made for us, for our city, with our characters. It's called CityKey-New Orleans, and the keyboard app was created by a local agency and software engineering firm.  Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting starts tomorrow

Early voting for the October 24 election begins tomorrow. Every statewide elected state office is on the ballot, as are all state legislative seats, four constitutional amendments, and many parish-level elections. Read more...

Woman indicted in death of toddler left in day care van

The former owner of an unlicensed Baton Rouge day care has been indicted in the June 5 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a 92-degree day in a day care van.  Read more...
Deadly Blast

Three people killed in an explosion at Terrebonne natural gas facility

Three people are dead and two others seriously injured from an explosion and fire at the Williams Partners' natural gas facility in the Terrebonne Parish town of Gibson.  Read more...
Uber Hammond

Hammond City Council paves way for Uber

Uber's ride sharing service is expected to soon be available in Hammond. Paving the way for the company to operate in the city, the Hammond City Council has voted to amend the city's code.  Read more...
Weekend Fests

A gumbo of weekend festivals in southeast Louisiana

Southeast Louisiana hosts more than half a dozen family-friendly festivals this weekend, with both local and international flavors. The festivals celebrate a wide variety of cultures...Cajun, German and down-home New Orleans.  Read more...

New secretary in place at state veterans affairs agency

Gov. Bobby Jindal's veterans affairs secretary has abruptly resigned, amid an investigation from the inspector general's office.  Without explanation, Jindal's office announced Thursday that David LaCerte had left the position he's held since June 2014, ...Read more
West Nile

Louisiana: 55 West Nile cases this year, 4 deaths

Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says one newly reported case of West Nile virus and two additional deaths from the disease have been reported this week.  That brings the total number of cases to 55 and the number of deaths to four.  Read more...
Shooting Arrest

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Triple Shooting

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives, U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Homeland Security, and Kenner Police Department arrested 28 year old Derrence Greenup of Reserve, without incident near the airport in Kenner, ...Read more
Three Killed

Three dead, four injured in pipeline explosion in Gibson

Company officials confirm there was a pipeline explosion this morning at the Gibson Williams Gas Plant in Terrebonne Parish that killed 3, and four others.  Authorities were prompted to advise nearby residents to remain inside their homes. Read more...

What Now?

What does McCarthy's surprise mean for Scalise?

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was all set to make a play for the number two position in the House of Representatives, but kind of got the rug pulled out from under him. Read more...
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Kristian: Saints should win, but struggle without Armstead against the Eagles

With starting left tackle Terron Armstead ailing from a knee injury missing practice this week, the Saints 2015 first round draft pick Andrus Peat could make his first career start at left tackle.  Read more...

Steve: Plenty of In-Conference Action Week 6 "Inside the SEC"

While there only six games being played within the SEC this week, most of the match-ups are intriguing. Teams idle this week are Kentucky, Auburn, Texas A&M and Auburn. Let's go "Inside the SEC" for Saturday October 10th:  Read more...

T Bob: LSU preview... make the Gamecocks feel welcome

This weekend's LSU- South Carolina game has taken on a special meaning that transcends a simple game of football.  In a narratively fitting twist of fate, the Carolina region has been deeply affected by floods making it impossible for South Carolina to host LSU in Columbia... Read more

LSU blockers energized by Fournette's powerful presence

Leonard Fournette won't answer a question about any of his game-breaking runs without showering praise upon his blockers, which means No.7 LSU might have the most compliment-drenched linemen and fullback in college football right now. Read more...

Saints rookie LB Kikaha riding wave of early success

Saints rookie linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha's inexperience may have been most obvious after his third sack of the season, when he tried to pay homage to his upbringing in Hawaii with a celebration meant to look like a surfer catching a wave. Read more...

LSU-South Carolina Preview

So far only Mother Nature has stopped Leonard Fournette and LSU. A month after having one game canceled due to thunderstorms, more inclement weather is a major factor for the undefeated Tigers. Read more...

Prep Preview: Longstanding district kings face potential usurpers

Here's what you need to know for Week 6 of the prep football season. They say to be the man, you've got to beat the man, and that's the theme of this week's pair of top-five district battles.
 So far this season, no one has come close to knocking off... Read more

LSU band to play South Carolina's fight song

To make South Carolina feel as much at home as possible when playing in Tiger Stadium, LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland will play USC’s fight song tomorrow. LSU Band Director Roy King says the Tiger Band is full of talented musicians and hopes they can... Read more

Saints' Anthony talks rookie impact, speed of the game

Rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony, one of the Saints’ two first-round draft picks in 2015, made his first appearance on the Veterans Ford Saints Players Show, joining Deke Bellavia at Hooters in Metairie. Anthony touched on what the defense has to expect from... Read more

Steve: It seems to be 'Always Sunny in Philadelphia' for Saints

We are entering the 2nd quarter of the NFL season this Sunday and the Saints hit the road again and will head up north to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.  Both ball clubs find themselves in a worse position then many projected as the two teams... Read more
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