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Victim Sues

Woman sues hotel where security guard accused of rape

A woman who says a former Royal Sonesta security guard raped her last year during Mardi Gras has filed a lawsuit against the hotel.  According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, the guard was sent to the woman's room unsupervised even though she was alone ...Read more
9 In A Row

9th straight win for LSU in beating Grambling 7 to 1

The second-ranked LSU Tigers (12-1) extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Grambling, 7-1, Wednesday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  LSU freshman right-hander Doug Norman (1-1) earned the first win of his career ...Read more
Temps To Drop

Drastic drop in temps with the front moving through on Thursday

It will be a drastic change in our temperatures tomorrow with rain chances rising after midnight.
"As we step out of the door in the morning it may still be ahead of the front so look for upper 50's to low 60's around daybreak ...Read more
Appeal Fails

Broussard's appeal based on feds' posting scandal fails

A federal appeals court has rejected Aaron Broussard's claim that his guilty plea to corruption in 2012 deserves another look because of an online posting scandal that disrupted the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans.  Read more...
Video Beating

Sheriff refutes teen's claims about videotaped incident

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand today directly refuted statements made by a Reserve teenager about a videotaped fight between the teen and a sheriff's deputy. Read more...
School Money

Louisiana education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request.  Read more...

Construction of nutrition center for LSU athletes delayed

LSU's athletic department is putting plans to build a $12 million nutrition center for athletes on hold because of the threat of possible budget cuts across higher education.  Read more...
Angola Three

Judge considers bail for Angola inmate in slaying of officer

A federal judge will decide whether Albert Woodfox should be released on bail while awaiting a third trial in the 1972 stabbing death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard.  Read more...
Suspect Named

Suspect named in shooting that killed mother and daughter

New Orleans Police have now identified a suspect in the shooting death of a 25 year old mother and her 8 year old daughter, along with wounding another woman.  According to the NOPD he is 25-year-old Dwayne K. Martin.  Read more...

Big Additions

Usher and Missy join Essence lineup

Essence Festival organizers have announced two big additions to the list of performers for the 2015 event in New Orleans. Usher and Missy Elliott are joining Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Inda.Arie and Trombone Shorty among the headliners.  Read more...
Ft. Polk Cuts

Residents, officials rally support for Fort Polk

U.S. Army officials visited Leesville to hear concerns about a potential downsizing that could remove more than half the personnel at the Vernon Parish base.  At Tuesday's listening session in Leesville, and concurrent events in Alexandria and Lake Charles,  Read more...
Suspect Dead

Cops: Man dies after reports he was shooting gun into the air

Cops in Terrebonne Parish say a man died after officers responded to calls that the suspect was shooting a gun into the air in the middle of the roadway. "Early Wednesday morning, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office patrolmen responded to the area of the Schriever Overpass... Read more
Too Much?

Too much crude oil?

Gasoline prices have been moving steadily upwards the past six to eight weeks, typical for this time of year. But we may be poised for another price decrease before you know it -- the U.S. Department of Energy says so much oil has been produced domestically that the country is running out of places to store it. Read more...
What's His Name?

How can we remember people's names?

Do you struggle when it comes to remembering someone's name minutes after you met them? There are some things we can do to help us remember someone's name. Read more...
Cold Front

Front means going from 80's today to 40's tomorrow with rain

Get ready for a big drop in temperatures across the New Orleans area. "Eighty degrees expected today and then 40's for tomorrow afternoon, feeling more like 30's when you factor in the wind... Read more
Tax Credits

Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

Louisiana's business-lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business, pitting the governor against powerful industry leaders in the upcoming legislative session. Read more...
Aaron Broussard

Convicted ex-president of Jefferson Parish seeks hearing

An attorney for jailed former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard told federal appeals judges that Broussard is entitled to a hearing with testimony from former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and two former prosecutors concerning the online-commenting ...Read more
Deputy Arrested

St. Bernard Sheriff's Office veteran resigns amid domestic battery probe

A veteran St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned amid domestic battery accusations. The sheriff's department confirms Det. Sgt. Paul Miller resigned Tuesday after his arrest in New Orleans over the weekend. Read more...
Tax Refunds

Louisiana starts issuing tax refunds

The state Department of Revenue says that state tax refunds are finally being issued. The department had said that it would not process refunds until March 2nd... Read more
Budget Cuts

State hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs.  Read more...
Cop Suspended

NOPD officer suspended for alleged sex with prostitute

A New Orleans Police officer has been suspended for allegedly having sex with a prostitute. "Today, the NOPD announced that Officer Ananie Mitchell has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested Monday... Read more
Long Shot?

Broussard argues today to take back his guilty plea

Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, serving federal time after pleading guilty to corruption charges, today tries to convince a panel of federal appeals judges that his admitted guilt should be overturned. Read more...
Education $

Higher education looking for funding solutions

Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo says Governor Jindal's proposed budget is about 200-million dollars short of what's needed to fully fund the state's public college and universities.  Read more...
Across Lines

Northshore case reminds us that domestic violence crosses all lines

In the wake of the shooting death of a Northshore physician, experts say domestic violence is a problem that crosses all boundaries.  It breaks lines across all races, rich or poor and even gender.  Anyone can be affected by domestic abuse. Read more...
Triple Shooting

Woman and child dead, second woman hurt in shooting

New Orleans police are investigating the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl and her 25-year-old mom, and the wounding of a 39-year-old woman. Police says the shooting occurred at a home in eastern New Orleans around 1 a.m. Tuesday at 14535 Duane Road.  Read more...
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Steve: Saints clear Byrd to play, Lofton trade in works?

Folks, I have been glued to my laptop and smartphone just waiting to get a whiff of some Saints news - the team needs to get under the salary cap by March 10th. Read More

Deke: Who Dats are sad about letting PT go

Well it’s the nature of the business.  It can happen to anyone, and it has. But that does not make today’s news any easier for members of the Who Dat Nation.  Running back Pierre Thomas was informed today by the Saints that he would be released, ending an eight year run of the once-Cinderella story in a Black and Gold uniform. Read More

Saints release Pierre Thomas

The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday afternoon that they have released running back Pierre Thomas.  Read more...

Kristian: Saints will release Pierre Thomas

Running back Pierre Thomas will be released by the Saints, according to a report. Thomas has been in Black and Gold for all of his 8 years in the NFL. Read More

Deke: Norris Cole's impact huge for Pelicans

He’s been an impact player since GM Dell Demps traded for him last month, and now he’s a key figure in the Pelicans playoff push.  Norris Cole is happy to be a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More

Pelicans-Pistons preview

With their longest winning stretch of the season now over, the New Orleans Pelicans can get back on track by continuing their success at home and against the Detroit Pistons. The Pelicans can equal a season-high four-game home winning streak... Read more

LSU basketball looks to solidify tourney ticket

One of the reasons LSU’s basketball team has won five of its last seven games and will go after its fourth straight against Tennessee Wednesday is the play of sharing point guards Tim Quarterman and Jalyn Patterson, who have started the last seven games.  Read more...

Tigers cut down Lumberjacks 8-1

New first baseman Danny Zardon crushed his second home run of the season and four LSU relievers combined to toss five innings of one-hit ball as LSU (11-1) downed Stephen F. Austin (4-9) X-X at Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday night.  Read more...

Deke: Saints have fiscal work going into free agency

If history tells us anything, the New Orleans Saints are right where they want to be.  Ha! The Saints are as in as tight of a financial situation as any of the 32 teams in the National Football League.  With that said, in past years, facing similar situations, the Saints were able to land some of the top available free agents. Read More

Deke: Mainieri says Tigers are in perfect position

Coach Paul Mainieri and his #2 ranked LSU Tigers enjoyed another solid week on the diamond that included a third straight weekend series sweep of an opponent.  The 10-1 Tigers took down the Princeton Tigers 3-0 this weekend including a 15-4 series finale blowout win Sunday at Alex Box Stadium. Read More
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