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Deer Crashes

Louisiana sees increase in deer-auto collisions


This time of year in Louisiana sees an increase of deer spotted on roadways and state officials are urging motorists to use extreme caution to avoid deer collisions.  State Farm spokesman Gary Stephenson says a collision with a deer could be costly and even deadly.  Read more...
Saints Win!

Saints overcome 3 Brees INTs to beat Bucs 23-20


A timely 4th quarter interception from cornerback Keenan Lewis put the Saints in the position to score. A few plays later, a 36-yard Drew Brees touchdown pass to Marques Colston put the Black & Gold up for good in Tampa with 1:57 remaining. Read more...
Expensive City

New Orleans is the country's most expensive city to welcome the new year


Nowhere in the United States will it be more expensive to stay overnight this New Year's Eve than in New Orleans. TravelMag.com came to this conclusion after comparing 30 major destinations in the USA. New Orleans came in at the top spot.  Read more...

 
Flood Watch

Flood Watch cancelled for southshore and Mississippi coast


WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo says the Flood Watch has been cancelled for areas south of Lake Ponchartranin and the Mississippi coastal counties. A Flood Watch remains in effect until 6pm Sunday for areas north and west of lake.  Read more...
Mid-City Murder

NOPD investigating Mid-City murder


New Orleans Police are investigating the Saturday shooting death of a 23-year-old male. About 12:50 p.m., officers responding to a call of a male shot, found the victim fatally wounded on the front porch of a home located at 3516 D’Hemecourt Street.  Read more...    
 
Clerk Dead

Clerk found dead at convenience store


Thibodaux police are investigating the death of a convenience store clerk. Police spokesman David Melancon tells the Courier the victim has been identified as 57-year-old Lillian Alexis of Thibodaux. Read more...
DOTD Projects

Golden Meadow to get floodwall, skate park


Golden Meadow is slated for a number of projects in the coming year, including floodwall improvements and development of a skate park. Mayor Joey Bouziga says that bids for the next phase of improvements to a floodwall along La. 1 are set to go out in February.  Read more...
Sugar Bowl

Buckeyes and Crimson Tide arrive on Saturday


Sugar Bowl festivities officially get kicked off in New Orleans Saturday afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide arrive for the Sugar Bowl.  Read more...
 
Police Funeral

OPSO representatives to attend funeral of slain NY cop


The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is sending two representatives to attend funeral services for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers executed by a gunman who later took his own life.  Read more...
Players on IR

Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks to miss final game


The New Orleans Saints today announced that running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks have been placed on injured reserve. Read more...
Wet Weekend

Flood Watch for southeast Louisiana this weekend


Scattered heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to roll through Louisiana this weekend. A Flood Watch is being placed in effect for a majority of southeast Louisiana starting at midnight Friday night.  Read more...
 
Vitter Supports

Vitter urges campaign supporters to see 'The Interview'


Conservative Republican Senator David Vitter may seem like an unlikely person to endorse a comedy starring slacker buddies James Franco and Seth Rogen, but the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, apparently from communist North Korea, has created some unlikely bedfellows. Read more...
Hollywood South

WATCH: CBS reports on Louisiana, the new Hollywood


California isn't the epicenter of movie making anymore. The business has left the Gold Coast and gone south, to Louisiana. Read more...
New Laws

New Louisiana laws kick in with start of 2015


Nearly two dozen new laws take effect with the start of 2015 in Louisiana. The measures were passed in the last legislative session. They are mostly minor changes, as most new laws approved by lawmakers each year begin in August.  Read more...
 
Dead Zone

Gulf dead zone could be shrunk, but at high cost


At an eye-popping price tag of $2.7 billion every year, a new report says the country could meet the national goal of reducing the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.  Read more...
 
Fracking

Work continues on fracking proposal in St. Tammany


Helis Oil & Gas Co., which received a permit from the state last week to drill a vertical well as a first step toward fracking in St. Tammany Parish, is now working to get a wetlands permit. Read more...
Saints vs Tampa

The Saints play Sunday, do we care?


It's the final game of the season for the New Orleans Saints when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa. Read more...
Return Time

Exchange day at the local shopping centers


Today's the day retailers see many unhappy returns. The day after Christmas is another busy one at the malls, as folks return or exchange all those gifts that just weren't right. Read more...
Skeleton

Skeleton in elevator shaft


New Orleans police say a skeleton found in April in an elevator shaft was that of a 25-year-old who had been missing more than a year.  Read more...
Day After

Day after Christmas could be big for retailers


Christmas is over but that doesn't mean shoppers are done with finding great deals. Louisiana Tech Marketing Professor, Barry Babin, says the day after Christmas is a big day for retailers.  Read more...
Year in Politics

2014: The year in politics


The 2014 year in Louisiana politics will be one for the history books. Among the notable points -- the Republican party finished its return to dominance, Mary Landrieu lost her US-Senate seat and former Governor Edwin Edwards finally ends his hopes of being in public office again.  Read more
Be Safe

Cops: Don't ruin holidays by driving drunk


State Police are urging motorists to be extra careful on the road during the holiday season.
Many people will be on Louisiana roadways visiting friends and family.  Read more...
Sex Crime

Woman arrested, accused of sleeping with 16-year-old


Sheriff's deputies have arrested an East Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she had sex with a 16-year-old boy while she was drunk.  Read more...
Baby Name

Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam


A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon. Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage.  Read more...
Mall Murder

Christmas Eve shooting kills 1 at Oakwood


A man who was shopping at a suburban New Orleans mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Read more...
Archive
The Saints wrap up the season at 7-9 with a win over the Bucs. How would you describe the 2014 Saints season?
  Disturbing
  Disgusting
  Embarrasing
  Shameful
  Some hope for the future
  One of the worst teams in the league...period.
 
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Kristian: Saints DB Coach McGriff headed to Vandy


According to a report from FootballScoop.com, Saints DB Coach Wesley McGriff will join Vanderbilt's coaching staff as defensive coordinator.  Read more...

Sugar Bowl: Jones, Sims rise as unexpected stars


Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones opened the season stuck behind one Heisman candidate and another talented enough to throw his name in the mix, too. Alabama's Blake Sims succeeded a Heisman finalist... Read more

Pelicans' Davis shows off growth in return to Chicago


Anthony Davis made several long jumpers from the top of the key. He put the ball on the ground and drove to the basket. He protected the lane for New Orleans, gliding to the rim for several big rebounds and blocked shots. Davis' return to Chicago was one impressive show.  Read more...

Bobby: A ho-hum finish to a disappointing season


Bobby Hebert was mightily displeased by how the Saints came out of the gate. “That game was embarrassing how the Saints came out in the 1st half.” Read More

Saints overcome 3 Brees INTs to beat Bucs 23-20


A timely 4th quarter interception from cornerback Keenan Lewis put the Saints in the position to score. A few plays later, a 36-yard Drew Brees touchdown pass to Marques Colston put the Black & Gold up for good in Tampa with 1:57 remaining. Read more...

Pelicans bullied in Chicago, 107-100


Jimmy Butler scored 33 points, Derrick Rose had 19 and the Chicago Bulls beat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 on Saturday night for their sixth consecutive victory.  Read more...
 

Deke: Saints need to finish strong against Bucs


The NFL has 16 games this weekend.  11 of the 16 games on the final week of the regular season have some type of playoff implication.  This match-up, however, does not. Read More

Saints place NT Jenkins on IR


One day before the season finale in Tampa. the New Orleans Saints announced they placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve, ending his season. Read more...

Deke: QBs under microscope in Music City Bowl


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and LSU Tigers will square off against each other on Tuesday December 30 in the 2014 Music City Bowl.  "Notre Dame is a school that you get up for," said former LSU great Hokie Gajan. Read More

Buckeyes and Crimson Tide arrive on Saturday


Sugar Bowl festivities officially get kicked off in New Orleans Saturday afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide arrive for the Sugar Bowl.  Read more...
 
 
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