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AD breaks Wilt's record, West wins 192-182


Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night.  Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.  Read more...

 
2 Escape

Two brothers escape from Northshore jail


Numerous law enforcement agencies are on the hunt for two brothers who escaped from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail Sunday afternoon.  Surveillance video showed 23-year-old Christopher Woolridge, and 20-year-old Daeshawn Woolridge escaping.  Read more...
Back To Budget

Analysis: Senate moves past expulsion talk, back to budget


The Senate side plot of Louisiana's deficit-closing special session, whether to oust a senator from the chamber because of multiple domestic violence incidents, ended without the historic vote. And for senators, that's just fine with them.  Read more...

 
Stabbing Death

Sunday morning stabbing death on Clara Street


New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday morning in the 4600 block of Clara Street. Shortly before 8 a.m., Second District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by cutting in the area.  Read more...
Fatal Shooting

Fatal double shooting Sunday on Canal Street


The NOPD is investigating a fatal double shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the 1500 block of Canal Street. At about 3:40 a.m., First District officers responded to a call of two unknown black males found lying in a parking lot in the area of Canal Street and N. Villere.  Read more...
Parade Shooting

Two wounded in Saturday shooting near Carnival parade


New Orleans Police say two young men were wounded Saturday night in a shooting near the Krewe of Pygmalion's parade route. A 17-year-old male was shot in the shoulder shortly before 9 p.m., after a group of people got into a fight as floats were passing by.   Read more...
SS Theft

Thibodaux man admits illegally getting disability benefits


A Thibodaux man has pleaded guilty to theft of Social Security funds in a case that prosecutors said spanned eight years and cost the government more than $160,000. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release that 42-year-old Clint Schwab began collecting benefits in 1998.  Read more...
CBD Shooting

NOPD investigates downtown shooting


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting tonight in the Central Business District. Read more...
Fed Flood Tour

Federal staffers coming Monday to tour flood damage


On Monday, staff members of the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees are visiting Louisiana to tour areas of the state damaged in last year's floods. Two major floods hit Louisiana in 2016: the first in March and the second in August.  Read more...
Budget Bill

House approves bill making deeper cuts than Gov. Edwards recommended


The Louisiana House has approved a bill that makes deeper cuts than the governor has recommended to this fiscal year’s budget. The measure would reduce state spending by $115-million over the next four months.  Read more... 
Medicaid Mark

More than 400,000 enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion


Louisiana's Medicaid expansion has reached a new milestone, with more than 400,000 people enrolled for health services through the government-financed program started in July. The Department of Health says the program is driving down Louisiana's uninsured rate.  Read more...
Airport Record

Armstrong International sets new passenger record


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic in 2016. More than 11.1 million passengers traveled through the airport, easily surpassing the previous record of over 10 million passengers in 2015.  Read more...

 

Parades rolling after rain delay


The first big Friday of Carnival got off to a bit of a soggy start, but parades will roll on toward Mardi Gras the remainder of the weekend. There are still almost 20 krewes presenting their parades this Saturday and Sunday...Uptown, on the Northshore, in Metairie, and on the Westbank.  Read more...

Family Gras continues through the weekend


Family Gras concerts went on as scheduled Friday, even though Jefferson Parish parades were rescheduled for next week because of potential bad weather.  The 10th annual event, on the Veterans neutral ground off Causeway, started an hour early on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m.  Read more...

 
Prison Theft

Former Angola prison official pleads guilty to fraud


A high-ranking official at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud linked to the theft or misuse of as much as $160,000 from a fund meant to improve recreational opportunities for prison employees and their families.  Read more...
Deeper Cuts?

House supports deeper budget cuts than Gov. Edwards wants


A proposal to cut $115 million from state spending over the remaining four months of the financial year, to help close a budget deficit, won the narrow support Friday of the Louisiana House, which chose to tap fewer reserves than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants. Read more...
Budget

Louisiana House backs budget-rebalancing bill


The Louisiana House has narrowly backed a budget cut proposal that would add another $55 million to the reductions sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards to close a state deficit. Read more...
Bathroom Bill

NBA warns Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'


The NBA has warned that Texas could be overlooked for future events because of a proposed "bathroom bill'' targeting transgender people. Read more...
Family Gras

Family Gras will go on tonight: organizers


Although Jefferson Parish parades tonight have rescheduled for next week because of potential bad weather, the Family Gras concerts on the Veterans neutral ground off Causeway will go on. Read more...
Budget Session

House considering how deeply to cut budget


A state lawmaker has shelved his budget-rebalancing proposal to slash $188 million from state spending over the remaining four months of the financial year. After two hours of debate, Republican Rep. Rick Edmonds pulled his plan from House floor discussion without a vote.  Read more...

  
Tourism Tool

State launches new media campaign #OnlyInLouisiana


The Louisiana Office of Tourism has launched a new social media campaign to get Louisianans to promote tourism in our state. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser says the hashtag #OnlyInLouisiana allows residents to be tourism ambassadors.  Read more...
Durst Claim

Witness: 'It was her or me,' Durst said about slain friend


A close friend who for years didn't want to believe Robert Durst was capable of homicide dropped a bombshell in court implicating the real estate heir in two killings. Nathan Chavin testified that a mutual friend told him  that Durst confided in her that he killed his first wife.  Read more...
Postponed

Tonight's Metairie parades postponed


The parades that were scheduled to roll tonight in Metairie have been postponed. Parish officials say the threat of bad weather forced Excalibur and Athena to call off tonight's festivities. Read more...
Budget Session

House debates deeper cuts than Gov. Edwards wants


Louisiana House lawmakers are debating a budget-rebalancing proposal to slash $188 million from state spending over the remaining four months of the financial year. That's $128 million more than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to cut to help eliminate Louisiana's deficit.  Read more...
Postponed

Krewe of Hercules in Houma postponed


Officials with the Krewe of Hercules parade in Houma has postponed tonight's parade because of the expected rain.  Hercules will follow the Krewe of Aquarious on Saturday night also rolling in Houma.  Read more...

 
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Tyreke Trade

Pelicans send Tyreke back to Sacramento in multi-player deal


The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Read More

AD breaks Wilt's record, West wins 192-182


Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night.  Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.  Read more...

 

LSU over Air Force 10-3 to complete weekend sweep


Opening day was all about the veterans for LSU, with the ‘Fab Four’ and Alex Lange playing starring roles during an emotional double-header sweep of Army. On Sunday, it was predominantly the new guys who took their turns in the spotlight for the first time.  Read more...

 

Poché logs seven-inning no-hitter in 6-0 LSU win over Army


By his own nature Jared Poché is a grinder. Without overpowering stuff, his aim is to be steady on the mound, not dominant. Read more...

Deichmann homers, Lange leads LSU past Army 9-0 in season opener


Eight days ago a baseball broke Greg Deichmann’s face in three places, requiring surgery and placing his opening day status in jeopardy. Read more...

Norris, Davis lead Alabama to 90-72 win over struggling LSU


Coach Avery Johnson applauded Alabama's performance all around even if the New Orleans native wasn't quite prepared to break out in a Mardi Gras-style celebration. Read more...

Louisiana high school coach fired for Alabama ban


Parkway High School in Bossier City has fired David Feaster as head football coach, after making a statement on a radio station saying Alabama coaches are not allowed on campus to recruit players. The school’s principal did not like that Feaster was making rules for the school.  Read more... 

LSU baseball opener postponed due to inclement weather


Mother Nature cares not for the pageantry of Opening Night. LSU’s 2017 season opener against Air Force at Alex Box Stadium has been postponed due to heavy rainfall in the Baton Rouge area. Logistics have caused a shuffling in the weekend schedule.  Read more...

LSU Baseball season opener postponed


Bad weather has forced LSU to postpone the start of the Fighting Tiger baseball season. Read more...

Deke: Tigers, Wave, Privateers pick up bats this weekend!


Baseball season is here, and college teams in the state of Louisiana are set to open the 2017 season this weekend. Read More
 
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