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Maj. Kevin Reeves named interim LSP superintendent

Governor John Bel Edwards announces Maj. Kevin Reeves will act as interim superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves says his goal is to earn the trust and confidence of his peers, as well as their public safety partners and the citizens. Read more...
Film Tax Threat

Film tax credit program could be cut in regular session

Louisiana's film tax credit program could be on its last reel, as Alexandria Senator Jay Luneau plans to file legislation to eliminate the incentives. Luneau says in tough budget times, lawmakers need to assess the return on investment of state funded programs.  Read more...
Oil Lease Sale

Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale: Up from 2016, down from 2015

Oil companies have offered $274.8 million for this year's central Gulf of Mexico oil leases, more than last year but only about half the amount bid in 2015. 28 companies bid on 163 tracts off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday.  Read more...
Not Guilty

Uptown plastic surgeon not guilty of video voyeurism

Uptown New Orleans plastic surgeon Dr. Alireza Sadeghi was found not guilty Wednesday on all four counts of video voyeurism against him. Sadeghi had been accused of taking inappropriate photos and videos of four patients and sharing them with colleagues.  Read more...

Dire prediction for Louisiana coastline loss

Unless Louisiana continues to concentrate on coastal restoration and efforts to prevent land loss, a new LSU report predicts some dire economic consequences for New Orleans and other parts of the state in the event of a major storm. Read more...
Same Sex Abuse

Bill would include same sex couples under domestic violence laws

Same sex couples would face equal penalties for domestic violence, under a proposal to be taken up in the regular session next month. Marrero Representative Patrick Connick says currently, domestic violence laws only apply to household members, married or not, of the opposite sex.  Read more...
Interim Boss

26-year Louisiana State Police veteran to be interim leader

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. Read more...
Blocked Plans

Louisiana senators reject closure of mental health program

Louisiana state senators blocked plans by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to shutter a Medicaid program that provides mental health services to more than 47,000 children. The Edwards administration planned to close the program April 1,  ...Read more

LSU offers mumps vaccine to students, faculty

Today and tomorrow, LSU will offer the mumps vaccine to all students, faculty, and staff, after the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed at least dozen cases of mumps, several of them on the Baton Rouge campus. Read more...
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Stafford Trial

Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son. The barrage of bullets didn't stop when he stuck his hands out the window of his car in a sign of surrender.  Read more...

Oil Spill

Coast Guard responds to crude oil spill in Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews are responding to an oil spill on the lower Mississippi River that left an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil in the water.  Coast Guard officials said early Wednesday that the spill happened southwest of Venice, Louisiana.  Read more...

Retirement $

Study finds retired women more prone to financial problems than men

The wage gap between men and women can have lingering effects, even when we're no longer working. A new survey finds retired women more prone to financial crises than men. According to the Transamerica Retirement Survey, lower wages and a lower rate of... Read more
Trash Cans Gone

Disappearing trash cans in New Orleans

Where did my garbage can go?  Several people have been asking that question in New Orleans.  Despite some fears to the contrary, no one is stealing trash cans. With a new trash collection contract, the switchover has created some confusion.  Read more...
Sex = Happy

Experts: Have sex three times a week to be happier overall

A healthy sex life at home can make us happier in our daily lives, and a New Orleans sex therapist says having sex three times a week is ideal.  A new study from Oregon State University says that those who prioritized sex at home give themselves a... Read more
Suspect Dies

Louisiana State police: Wounded suspect linked to deputy's death dies

Louisiana State Police say a wounded suspect linked to the weekend shooting death of a sheriff's deputy has died. Read more...

Louisiana government auditing office sounds the budget alarm

The head of a nonpartisan legislative office that digs into the spending of state and local government agencies warned state lawmakers Tuesday that he's teetering on the financial edge. Read more...
Guilty Of Rape

Pearl River man pleads guilty to raping girls, ages 5 & 7

A Pearl River Man pleaded guilty to raping two young children, ages 5 and 7-years-old.  27 year old Jeremy Guild entered the guilty plea to two counts of forcible rape.  The older girl reported the incident to her stepmother.  Read more...
Hollywood South

Will Hollywood South get a rescue package?

Hollywood South may have taken a hit when Louisiana lawmakers capped the tax credit, but there is hope in the industry, locally, for the future. Read more...
Stepping Up

Property owners step up to house flood victims

Property owners in Louisiana are stepping up to help flood victims struggling to recover from the March and August floods. The Housing Heroes initiative launched by the Louisiana Housing Corporation calls on landlords to make their rental units affordable ...Read more
Trial Resumes

Murder trial resumes for officer in shooting of autistic boy

A Louisiana law enforcement officer's murder trial resumes with a second day of testimony about his role in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounded his father.
Jurors on Monday heard attorneys' opening statements ...Read more
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Trial Day #2

Jury to hear 2nd day of testimony in officer's murder trial

A Louisiana law enforcement officer's murder trial resumes with a second day of testimony about his role in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounded his father.
Jurors on Monday heard attorneys' opening statements ...Read more
No Permit

Bill would let Louisiana gun owners carry concealed weapons without permit

Baton Rouge Representative Barry Ivey is once again bringing back his proposal to the legislature that would allow non-felons over the age of 21 to carry a concealed gun without a permit.  Read more...
Body Found

Body found near tracks in Uptown New Orleans

A man was found dead near the railroad tracks in New Orleans Riverbend area this morning.
Cops say at this point it is not clear what happened. "The NOPD is investigating an unclassified death at the intersection of Leake and Carrollton Avenue... Read more
Bad Law?

Search for new State Police leader hampered by law, say critics

When Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson retires this week, the state will begin looking for his replacement. But critics say a state law limits the scope of that search.  Read more...
Prayer Ruling

Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established religion, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Monday.  Read more...
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LSU Wins

LSU closes out home stand with 8-2 win over Southeastern

Greg Deichmann made sure to not take an 11-day homer-less drought on the road with him.
Deichmann belted a three-run home run, his eighth of the season and first since March 11, and Josh Smith went 4-for-4 with a career-high four RBI ...Read more

New LSU hoops coach lays out plans to turn program around

LSU has officially introduced its new basketball coach, Will Wade. The 34-year-old got a crowd at the student union on campus fired up when he said he knows LSU can have a successful basketball program. "But it's going to be a total team effort from everybody," said Wade.  Read more...

Saints OL Tim Lelito headed to Nashville

Saints offensive lineman Tim Lelito is now a Tennessee Titan, according to the Twitter page of the sports agency Element Sports Group. Read more...

Watch Live: LSU introduces new basketball coach

LSU today holds a news conference with new men's basketball coach Will Wade.  He takes over the struggling program after the firing or Johnny Jones. Watch the noon news conference by clicking here...

LSU names 34-year-old Will Wade as men's basketball coach

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva said he wanted to hire a men's basketball coach that was a proven winner. After a search that lasted a week and a half, Alleva has determined that VCU's Will Wade is that man. Read more...

LSU Hires Will Wade as 22nd men's basketball coach

LSU and Will Wade reached an agreement for the 34-year-old to become the Tigers’ 22nd basketball coach, a source confirmed to Tiger Rag Monday night, following reports from CBS and ESPN.  Read more...

Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109

Anthony Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday.  DeMarcus Cousins added 15 points and 11 rebounds in his return from a one-game absence ...Read more

LSU Grinds out 7-6 victory against Georgia

It took patience, bruises and a little bit of luck, but LSU found a way to complete the sweep of its opening Southeastern Conference series on Sunday afternoon.  Freshman Eric Walker allowed three runs over six innings to win his SEC debut ...Read more

Poche' and Duplantis power LSU Past Georgia, 5-1

A solo home run snapped Jared Poche’s astounding scoreless inning streak at 32 on Saturday night, meaning the mustache he’s been permitted to grow along with it has a date with a razor blade. “It was a good run,” Poche’ smiled, his coach having already told him it’s time for a shave.  Read more...

LSU hits its way out of an early hole, routs Georgia 22-9

LSU spotted Georgia a healthy lead before mashing its way to a record-setting 22-9 rout in the Southeastern Conference opener at Alex Box Stadium Friday night. Every Tiger in the starting lineup drove in and scored at least one run apiece as part of a 22-hit barrage. Read more...
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