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A boil water advisory issued for LaPlace residents

Friday afternoon, St. John officials issued a boil-water advisory for residents of LaPlace after a leak in a pipe caused water pressure to drop below safe levels, according to a parish spokeswoman.  Read more...

Essence Fest

Festivities officially begin as Essence purposely parties

The 21st annual Essence Festival started Thursday, but organizers and city leaders officially welcomed attendees with a Friday press conference at the Morial Convention Center. 
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Eatery Robbed

Morning Call on Severn Avenue robbed this morning

A man armed with a gun walked in to the Morning Call about 2:10 a.m., not for hot beignets and cafe' au lait but  with the intention of robbing the popular establisment.  "It was horrible," said manager Donna Hennessey. Read more...
Traffic Deaths

Kenner woman one of three Friday morning Louisiana traffic fatalities

Louisiana State Police say three Friday morning traffic fatalities remain under investigation. Troopers say a Kenner woman died in a two-vehicle accident about 8 a.m. on the interstate in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Read more...
Bar License

New Orleans bar loses permit to sell liquor

A New Orleans Civil Court District judge has denied a motion from a French Quarter bar to stop the state from revoking its permit to sell alcohol.  Read more...
Murder Arrests

Second suspect arrested in murder of St. Augustine student

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of an 18-year-old St. Augustine High School student. New Orleans police say in a news release that 25-year-old Donovan Williams was booked Friday at the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.  Read more...
Kids 4th Safety

DCFS: Be cautious with children around fireworks

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is urging parents and caregivers to be careful with fireworks around children during this weekend's festivities.  Read more...
River Reopened

Mississippi River reopened after towboats collision

The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River after a collision of two towboats broke loose some barges, one containing caustic soda. The Coast Guard said Friday that the caustic soda had dissipated.  Read more...
Who Gets What?

How will Gulf states divide BP settlement?

Most of the $18.7 billion proposed settlement that BP reached over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill would go to five Gulf Coast states, if the deal is approved by a judge. Read more...
Domestic Abuse

New law gives abuse victims housing protections

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law a new measure which gives domestic violence victims more housing protection. Read more...
Scared to Death

Court: No evidence heart attack caused by burglar

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled there's no evidence to support prosecutors' arguments that an 86-year-old Lafayette woman's heart attack was caused when she found a man in her home. Read more...
Safety First!

Emergency rooms will be busy this July 4th

This 4th of July, like most, are busy with outdoor barbecues, picnics, boating, swimming and playing ball outdoors with family and friends.  One place to avoid at all costs is the emergency room. Read more...
Happy 4th!

New Orleans metro area goes 4th with two days of celebrations

There'll be fireworks galore the next couple of days to honor the country's birthday. Read more...

Supreme Court disbars St Tammany lawyer

The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred Nanine McCool, a St. Tammany Parish lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for a judge's seat last year. The judgment revokes her license to practice law in Louisiana.  Read more...
Three Shootings

Two dead, two critical in Thursday shootings

New Orleans Police are investigating three separate shooting incidents that took place Thursday afternoon and evening. Two men were killed, while a female and another male were in critical condition.  Read more...
No BP Deal

One coastal Louisiana parish not settling with BP

The newly announced BP oil spill settlement covers the federal government, the five Gulf states and "the vast majority of local governmental entities'' in those states. However, coastal Plaquemines Parish, says it has not yet agreed to a settlement.  Read more...
LSP Campaign

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign begins today

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announces their Independence Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign begins today. Deputy Director Ken Trull says their goal is to remove impaired drivers from the roadway and save lives.  Read more...
Two Shootings

One dead, one critical in afternoon shootings

New Orleans Police are investigating the Thursday afternoon shooting death of a man in the 3900 block of Hollygroive street.  Read more...
Barges Sink

Barges carrying hazardous materials sink in river

It's reported several barges broke loose on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, two of which sunk and contained hazardous materials.  St. James Parish has advised areas with drinking water intakes on the river to monitor the water from the river.  Read more...

Murder-2 Id'd

Two men identified in the killing of 18 year old

NOPD has have identified two men wanted for shooting and killing a St. Augustine High School student on early Tuesday morning.  22 year old Trever Mitchell, and 25 year old Donovan Williams, are wanted for the second-degree murder of 18-year-old Jawara Givens. Read more...


Men serving life for Madisonville rape win new trial

The convictions of four men accused of raping a 15-year-old girl during a party in 2008 at a Madisonville home have been overturned by the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Read more...
Litter Fines

Louisiana's littering fines to rise, under newly-signed bill

Louisiana's littering fines are doubling. Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed the fine increase bill by Gonzales Rep. Johnny Berthelot, a Republican. Fines for simple littering, which are $75 for a first offense and $500 for subsequent offenses, will instead be $150 and $1,000. Read more...
Feral Hogs

Nearly $25K for 64 feral hogs removed from West Bank levees

Officials say at a cost of about $25,000, 64 feral hogs have been killed since the West Bank levee authority hired sharpshooters last fall to contain the animals and limit the damage they are causing to flood protection berms.  Read more...
Fraud Charges

Jefferson parish duo charged in phony rental scam

Jefferson Parish authorities arrested a man and woman in an alleged real estate fraud scheme. The sheriff's office says the pair stole thousands of dollars by renting out homes they didn't own. Read more...
School Books

Jindal gives public schools more control over books

Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to give local public school districts more freedom to choose their textbooks.  Read more...
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Ajinca Deal

Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension.  Read more...

AD agrees to max deal

NBA free agency opened and 11:01 p.m. Tuesday night and the Pelicans wasted no time in locking up Anthony Davis to a five year, $145 million extension that begins in the 2016-17 season. Read more...

Team USA in the Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup. Read more...

UNO hires former LSU standout Dean as baseball coach

The University of New Orleans has named Blake Dean as the Privateers' baseball coach. Dean, a former standout player for LSU, takes over for Ron Maestri, who retired at the end of the 2015 season. Read more...

Pelicans make no additions to the nest in NBA Draft

The Pelicans did not possess a 1st round selection in last night's NBA Draft, and wound up trading away their 2nd round pick. New Orleans drafted Michigan State forward Branden Dawson with the 56th overall pick, but shipped his draft rights off to the LA Clippers for cash considerations. Read More

LSU's Martin goes to Grizzlies in first round of NBA Draft

Jarell Martin is the first LSU Tiger off the board in the 2015 NBA Draft. Martin was selected by Memphis with the No. 25 pick.  Read more...

Steve: Pelicans introduce new head coach

With change comes excitement about the unknown - and also hope. For the Pelicans, their new head coach brings a fresh new perspective, coming off an NBA Championship victory with the Warriors.Read More

Kristian: Saints are in a tough spot with Junior Galette

If it is Galette in that video hitting a woman with a belt, the Saints can’t keep him around no matter what the NFL deems as appropriate punishment.  The cap hit would be painful, but not having him around would be worth any price. Read More

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson legally competent

A judge has ruled in favor of Tom Benson, denying his heirs' petition that he be declared legally incompetent to manage his own business and personal affairs. Read More

Saints wrap up 2015 mini camp; Breaux, Coleman looking great

The Saints' on-the-field work is finished until the team reports to training camp at the end of July, after three days of mini camp at team headquarters on Airline Drive.  Sean Payton decided to cut practice short today by about an hour. Read More
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