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Sharper Case

Sharper's hearing rescheduled for Feb. 17


A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17. Read more...
Teacher Trial

Former Destrehan High teacher gets trial date in sex case


Former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne, accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, is scheduled to stand trial in May on the felony charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Read more...

 
BP Penalties

BP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trial


A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Read more...
Sharper Case

Hearing today to decide when Darren Sharper returns to face charges in NOLA


When will federal prosecutors here in New Orleans get their crack at former NFL player Darren Sharper? A court hearing is set for today to discuss the issue. Read more...
Time for Raise

Some firms raising wages for employees


Some U.S. companies are planning on raising wages in the first quarter, according to the latest survey for the National Association for Business Economics. Read more...
ATM Crime

Your ATM card info and pin may have been stolen


State Police are assisting in an investigation looking into an ATM scheme where customer's debit card numbers and pins may have been compromised along the I-10 corridor. Whitney Bank issued a statement acknowledging they found devices called "skimmers" on ATM machines.  Read more...
Mayor's Car

Mayor Landrieu's stolen Jeep recovered


A 2009 black 4-door Jeep registered to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was stolen over the weekend, and the mayor has a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy to thank for getting it back. Read more...
Bad Weather

The blizzard impacts New Orleans flyers


Cities are shutting down across the Northeast as snow starts to fall ahead of what forecasters warn will be a major storm. More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been canceled. Read more...
Record Year

2014 was record year for National World War II Museum


The National World War II Museum is celebrating a record year.  The 515,000 visitors in 2014 broke the previous year's record by 14 percent, said spokeswoman Kacey Hill. She said March set the museum's all-time one-month record with 56,100 visitors — up from 54,300 ...Read more
Teen Killed

Teen shot dead in Algiers


New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager. It happened around 7:45 Monday morning in Algiers. Read more...
BP Penalties

BP to call witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty


It will be oil giant BP's turn Monday to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government is seeking for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Read more...
Benson Drama

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'


Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...
Bad Falls

More elderly adults suffering falls, study finds


It appears more adults are reporting falls than ever before. Since the late 1990s, there has been an almost 30 percent increase in reported falls among the elderly age 65 and older. Read more...
Tours Only

Walk-ins no longer accepted at New Orleans Cemetery


Though people have been dying to get in, walk-ins will no longer be accepted at New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 beginning in March. "There have been several incidences of vandalism, and even tombs being broken into... Read more
Ex-cop Guilty

Ex-cop pleads guilty to stealing $158,700 in Road Home money


A former New Orleans police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing $158,700 from the Road Home rental program after Hurricane Katrina.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says 39-year-old Tracie Medus qualified by saying she was repairing two apartments ...Read more
Double Shooting

Fatal double shooting on the Westbank


New Orleans Police are investigating a double shooting in 2800 block of Kent Drive in Algiers. According to police Public Information Officer Frank Robertson, one victim died on the scene and the second victim was taken to the hospital via private conveyance.  Read more...
 
Crime Story

Associated Press: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras


A recent spate of crime in New Orleans' French Quarter is being brought to the attention of the entire world. The Associated Press reported on the problem Saturday. Read more...

 
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlines all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge


Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally that the nation needs a "spiritual revival.''  Read more...
Cruise Delay

Broken pipe on cruise ship causes cancellations, delays


A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas.  Read more...
 
LSU Arrest

Teen found in LSU locker room faces burglary, drug counts


LSU police have arrested a teenager who was found in a Tiger Stadium locker room with small quantities of drugs.  Read more...
 
Burgess Retires

After 30 years, Tangipahoa president to retire


The only president Tangipahoa Parish has ever had will retire this year after nearly 30 years in the top post.  Read more...
 
Airplane Scare

Threats made against flights at ATL airport, one bound for MSY


A bomb threat delayed a pair of flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport today, WWL-TV reports. One of the flights was bound for New Orleans. Read more...
Drug Scheme

Waggaman woman convicted in drug importation scheme


A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import the designer drug methylone from China to the United States.  Read more...
 
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlining all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge


Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to court Christian evangelicals for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally. Holding his Bible, Jindal opened Saturday's event, called "The Response,'' by urging a spiritual revival.  Read more...
 
LSED Meeting

Benson lawsuit takes center stage at LSED meeting


The big money Benson family feud was a hot topic Friday for the board that oversees the Superdome and Smoothie King Center.  Read more...  
 
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Four Wins!

Davis' dunks aplenty lead Pels past 76ers, 99-74


Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Read More

Steve: Patriots locker room attendant under investigation


Can’t get enough of Deflategate? Well, Fox Sports is reporting that the NFL is focusing on a New England Patriots employee in connection with the underinflated football controversy. Read More

Super Bowl bad guys don't take long to circle the wagons


Those bad guys from New England finally made it out West, and it didn't take long for them to begin circling the wagons. An angry Robert Kraft led the way on a rainy Monday night in the desert, reading from a defiant speech crafted at 35,000 feet on the way out. Read more...

Steve: Jimmy Graham wants to dunk again


Two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, two dunks over the goal post. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham looked overjoyed celebrating with his old post TD routine. Read More

Benson relatives says Saints, Pelicans owner being 'unduly influenced'


Even though family members of Tom Benson -- who are seeking to have the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner declared mentally incapacitated -- say they don't want the case tried in the media, they also say they feel compelled to clear up what they see as "confusion and misinformation" in the public. Read more...

LSU beats Vanderbilt in OT, 79-75


Tim Quarterman scored six of his 12 points in overtime, helping LSU rally and beat Vanderbilt 79-75 Saturday for the Tigers' second straight win.  Read more...
 

Saints sign local Delvin Breaux from CFL


The Saints have signed defensive back Delvin Breaux, a former McDonogh 35 player who spent the past two seasons in the Canadian Football League, ESPN reported Saturday. Read more...

Weekend rotation unknown as LSU baseball begins full squad workouts


LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri says sophomore left-hander Jared Poche will start opening day on February 13th against Kansas, but he's not sure on what the rest of his starting rotation will look like.  Read more...
 

Davis, Pelicans grind out 92-84 win over Timberwolves


Newly minted All-Star starter Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans avoid what would have been another ugly road loss with a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.  Read more...
 

Kristian: Should the Saints draft 'The QB of the Future?"


With Drew Brees celebrating his 36th birthday last week, the Saints might be in the market for a quarterback this off-season, via the draft. One player to keep an eye on at this week’s Senior Bowl is Baylor signal caller Bryce Petty. Read More
 
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