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McKnight Case

Jefferson Sheriff: We won't let external forces influence McKnight investigation


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand today urged people not to rush to judgment during his office's investigation of the fatal shooting of former John Curtis standout and NFL and CFL player Joe McKnight, Jr. Read more...
Demand Answers

NAACP demanding answers in fatal shooting


The New Orleans chapter of the NAACP is demanding answers in the murder of Joe McKnight.  The former NFL player was shot and killed yesterday afternoon in Terrytown. 
The man who police say shot McKnight, ...Read more
Senate Race

Kennedy's fundraising falls behind Campbell in Senate race


Though Republican John Kennedy leads in polls for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, he lags his Democratic competitor Foster Campbell in fundraising ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff. Kennedy, the state treasurer, raised nearly $1 million less than Campbell.  Read more...

Mayor and chief announce arrest in Bourbon Street shooting


Mayor Mitch Landerieu and Police Chief Michael Harrison announced at a morning news conference that they have arrested 20-year-old Jordan Clay for the Bourbon Street shooting last Sunday that killed one man and injured 9 others.   Read more...
 
Pence in N.O.

Pence to hold get out and vote rally in New Orleans


Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in New Orleans tomorrow hosting a get-out-the vote rally to spotlight the U.S. Senate race. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says Pence will voters to head to the polls on December 10th  ...Read more
Released

Suspect in McKnight shooting released


The suspect in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight has been released according to JPSO spokesman John Fortunato.  Ronald Gasser, has been released without being charged, however, the investigation continues.  Read more...

 
Low Turnout

Early voting wraps up with low voter turnout


Early voting ends tomorrow and turnout has been lower than expected. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says we’re seeing about 22,000 voters at the polls a day during this early voting week, down 10,000 a day from the primary.  Read more...
Senate Race

Poll: Kennedy has 14 point lead over Campbell in Senate race


A new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research finds Republican John Kennedy still has a strong lead over Democrat Foster Campbell in the US Senate race. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says the results are not surprising.  Read more...

 
FQ Shooting

Cops: Bourbon Street shooter in custody


New Orleans Police say they have caught a suspect in the shooting that left one person dead and nine injured on Bourbon street last weekend. Officials say a second shooter remains at large. Read more...
Weekend Fun

Holiday weekend events abound


Plenty of events scheduled in the area this weekend, to get you in the holiday spirit. The Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival is one of the highlights. "We're celebrating our 70th anniversary at Historic Fort Jackson down in Buras, Louisiana... Read more
Medicaid Roll

More than 351,000 Louisianians enrolled in Medicaid under expansion


More than 8,600 Louisiana residents are receiving care for chronic conditions under the expansion of Medicaid. That's according to the Louisiana Department of Health, who says enrollment has surpassed 351,000 individuals.  Read more...
McKnight Killed

Former John Curtis football star killed in an apparent road rage incident


The football world is mourning the death of Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot in what authorities believe was a road rage incident in Jefferson Parish. McKnight was one of the top high school football players in the country coming out of John Curtis High School in 2006.  Read more...
Player Killed

Man killed in Terrytown former Curtis standout Joe McKnight


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on the Westbank. Sheriff Newell Normand identified the victim as Joe McKnight, the former John Curtis football player. Read more...
Unrest Concern

New Orleans wants notice on monuments decision, cite unrest


The City of New Orleans says it's worried about unrest when an appeals court decides the future of Confederate-era monuments in the city and is asking the court for advance notice when a decision is imminent.  Read more...
Bill Passes

Cassidy's mental healthcare reform bill passes US House


A bill co-authored by US Senator Bill Cassidy that seeks to reform mental healthcare has passed the US House and could receive Senate approval next week. Cassidy says this legislation is two years in the making, with the goal of making sure patients are not denied care.  Read more... 
Rules Approved

Rules on short-term rentals passes by N.O. City Council


By a majority vote the New Orleans City Council this afternoon approved the rules for short-term rentals.  With that 5-2 vote the plan will allow short term rentals in the city with the exception of most of the French Quarter.   Read more... 

 
Black Caucus

Louisiana lawmaker to head Congressional Black Caucus


Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The three-term lawmaker will take over for the current chairman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., in January when a new Congress is sworn in.  Read more...
Sex Charges

Senator questions FBI response to 'whistleblowing' agent


A Senate committee chairman is pressing Justice Department officials for more information about their response to "whistleblowing" claims by an FBI agent who investigated a former Louisiana district attorney accused of trading sex for leniency. Read more...
Street Repairs

New Orleans street repairs will be long and expensive trip


It's estimated the city needs $9 billion for street repairs, but for now New Orleans has an eight-year plan costing $2.5 billion. Read more...
Man Arrested

Cops arrest suspect in parking garage robbery & shootout


The New Orleans Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspect in the armed robbery and shootout that took place in a parking garage in the 800 block of Bienville Street last month.   Read more...

 
Fed. Indictment

Federal indictment: Men used sledge hammers to steal drugs


Federal prosecutors say three Louisiana men have been indicted on drug distribution charges following a series of break-ins with sledge hammers at three Mississippi Coast pharmacies and one in Louisiana.  Read more...
 
 
BR Protests

Judge asked to approve settlement over protest arrests


Attorneys have asked a federal judge to approve a settlement that awards up to $45,000 in cash payments to dozens of protesters arrested in Baton Rouge following a black man's fatal shooting by police.  Read more...

 
Lineup Out

Bayou Country Superfest lineup released


Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brooks and Dunn and Hank Williams Junior headline the Bayou Country Superfest which is moving to the Superdome in May of 2017. Officials released the lineup today.  Read more...
Christmas Boils

Put crawfish on your Christmas wish list


The outlook for the winter crawfish crop in Louisiana is a bit uncertain right now.  The extent of the damage done by this summer's floods may not be fully realized until we get into the harvest season later this winter.  Read more...

 
Roads & Bridges

Would you pay more for gas to improve roads, bridges?


The Transportation Task Force meets today to further discuss recommendations on how to improve the states’ roads and bridges. Recommendations are expected to be released later this month for the legislature to consider.  Read more...
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In the Dome

Select school state titles on the line tonight in prep football


Here's what you need to know for tonight's four state championship prep football games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Read more...

Saints wary of Lions' penchant for performing in the clutch


Saints coach Sean Payton has experienced clutch envy while studying the Lions this season. It's got nothing to do with fashionable, hand-held bags, but everything to do with Detroit's repeated triumphs in close contests.  "Listen, I'm jealous," said Payton, whose team has lost five games by... Read more

Former John Curtis football star killed in an apparent road rage incident


The football world is mourning the death of Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot in what authorities believe was a road rage incident in Jefferson Parish. McKnight was one of the top high school football players in the country coming out of John Curtis High School in 2006.  Read more...

Man killed in Terrytown former Curtis standout Joe McKnight


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on the Westbank. Sheriff Newell Normand identified the victim as Joe McKnight, the former John Curtis football player. Read more...

NFL official: Expect league to hire full-time refs


NFL executive Troy Vincent tells The Associated Press he expects the league to hire as many as 17 full-time officials for the start of next season. Read more...

Steve: Motivated Saints look to tame lucky Lions


The Lions have only one offensive touchdown in each of their past two games and haven’t put up more than 30 points in a contest since October. Read More

Brees: Lions are playing complimentary football


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees stopped by Sportstalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia ahead of Sunday's clash with the Lions. Brees said Detroit is a complimentary team, and talked about the Lions match up. Read More

Brees' passing rate suggests Saints QB is as good as ever


Bad memories of Saints quarterback Drew Brees completing 32 of 39 passes against his team on a Super Bowl Sunday back in 2010 have come flooding back to Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell this week. More than half a decade has passed since Brees and the Saints beat... Read more

Kristian: Myles Brennan's father says he hasn't de-committed from LSU


As reported earlier today, star LSU recruit QB Myles Brennan said on Twitter that his committment to LSU is in a state of transition, but Brennan's father Owen joined Kristian and T-Bob on "Double Coverage" tonight to say there's more to than the story than that. Read More

Kristian: Saints are aware of "The Comeback Cats"


The Detroit Lions (7-4) come to town Sunday to battle the Saints (5-6), and New Orleans is well aware of the Lions' comeback ability this season. Read More
 
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