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Does sleeping close make for a better relationship?

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in England, say snuggling with your partner really does say something about your relationship.  The study says 94%  of couples who touch while sleeping said they were happy in their relationship. Read more...
Child Porn

Man accused of 100 counts of child pornography

Police have booked a 47-year-old Livingston man with 100 counts of child pornography. Laura Gerdes Colligan, a Louisiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman, says Richard Mudd was booked Tuesday into the Livingston Parish Detention Center... Read more
Festival Fun

5-Day Festival International begins in Lafayette

The massive Festival International which brings in music and art lovers from all over the world, kicks off today in Lafayette. The annual 5-day festival is always held during the last full week of April.  Read more...
Voucher Poll

Poll: Most parents in voucher program are pleased

A survey released by two pro voucher groups shows 92-percent of the parents who have children participating in the state's voucher program are satisfied and happy with their child's academic progress.  Read more...
Dogs in Trucks

Bill to restrain dogs in trucks squeaks by

A bill requiring dogs to be restrained in the beds of pickup trucks passes on the House floor to the tune of "Who Let the Dogs Out" and heads to Senate. The measure by Kenner Representative Tom Willmott got a close 53-34 go-ahead vote.  Read more...
Veal Suspended

Tulane suspends West Jeff standout after rape arrest

Tulane University says officials have suspended a football recruit after his arrest for alleged rape. The school made the announcement in a statement about "Teddy" Veal, a stand out from West Jefferson High School.  Read more...
Gay Rights

Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti- discrimination bill

An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.  Rep. Karen St. Germain, D-Pierre Part, told the House civil law committee that she would not push the bill because she didn't have the votes... Read more

Senators reject bill to lessen Louisiana marijuana penalties

Senators have refused to reduce Louisiana's criminal penalties for marijuana possession, siding with the state's district attorneys and sheriffs who opposed the proposal.  Read more...
99 Years?

Heroin users and dealers could be sentenced to 99 years

A bill that would increase the maximum sentence to 99 years for those individuals who are convicted of manufacturing, distributing or possessing heroin is heading to the House. The full senate approved the measure on a 34-to-2 vote.  Read more...
Cold Case

Kenner police now investigating 2012 murder and dismemberment

The Kenner Police department is now trying to figure out who killed and cut apart a 22-year-old Bourbon Street dancer. The announcement came today that Kenner is taking over from Mississippi authorities. Read more...
House Collapse

2 New Orleans firefighters injured in house fire

Authorities say two New Orleans firefighters are recovering from injuries after a house on fire collapsed and trapped them under debris. Firefighters say the house was "heavily involved" when the first unit arrived at the unoccupied, single-story structure early Tuesday morning.  Read more...
Injured Toddler

Toddler hit by miniature train

Emergency personnel say a toddler's injuries, sustained when he wandered into the path of the miniature train at New Orleans City Park, were more serious condition than initially reported.  Read more...

Hancock Co. sends case of dismembered woman to La.

Mississippi authorities say the unsolved death of a dismembered New Orleans Bourbon Street dancer is being turned over to police in Kenner, La., and the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office.   Read more...
BP Fines

Deadlines, meetings set ahead of Jan. BP trial

A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January's trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
Sodomy Ban

Louisiana: 1 of 12 states that ban sodomy

 A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. One such state is Louisiana, where gay rights groups contend police have used anti-sodomy laws to target gay men.  Read more...

Would-be burglar died of asphyxiation

Authorities say a man found dead in the ventilation system of a Westbank business over the weekend had suffocated. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said 44-year-old Ken Singleton was apparently a would-be burglar... Read more
Boston Strong

99 Louisiana runners compete in Boston Marathon

Ninety-nine runners from Louisiana participated in today's Boston Marathon, the first one since last year's deadly bombing near the finish line. Read more...
Power Struggle

NOPD cops fighting mayor over employment rules

The Police Association of New Orleans is calling all cops to join ranks against wants to stop what the group says is an effort to take away protection that NOPD officers and New Orleans city employees currently enjoy.   Read more...
Medical Pot

Medical marijuana debate set to begin this week in Baton Rouge

Has medical marijuana's time come in Louisiana? It's a debate set to begin in Baton Rouge this week. Read more...
More Movies

Terminator 5 starts shooting in New Orleans

New Orleans and Louisiana continue to bask in the success of Hollywood South when it comes to movie shoots down here.  Another blockbuster begins shooting this week, with Terminator: Genesis or Terminator 5 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.  Read more...
More Employed

Record number of employed in Louisiana

For the first time in the state's history, there are two million people employed in Louisiana. That's based on data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Read more...
Zurich Classic

Zurich Classic week gets underway

The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...
''Boom'' Reported

''Boom'' reported early this morning

We had several people from St. Bernard, Jefferson and Orleans parishes report a loud noise just before five o' clock this morning. Here are some of the text messages people sent to 870870: "Live in Meraux. House shook at around 4:50 am... Read more

Report: people moving from vanishing Gulf Coast

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion. And it says those left behind are on average older, poorer or otherwise vulnerable.  Read more...
Body in Vent

Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

Authorities say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart in Marrero.  Read more...
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Saints Draft

Deke: Saints Draft history; a look at position picks

As the Saints prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft, over the next several days we’ll look back at some of the great moments in Saints Draft history.  This May, the Saints will participate in the Draft for the 48th time. Read More

Tigers extend shutout record, beat Tulane 6-0

Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane 6-0 for the Tiger’s 13th shutout of the year Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More

Tulane suspends West Jeff standout after rape arrest

Tulane University says officials have suspended a football recruit after his arrest for alleged rape. The school made the announcement in a statement about "Teddy" Veal, a stand out from West Jefferson High School.  Read more...

Deke: '81 Draft class was foundation of success for Saints

It was the draft class that laid the foundation for the Saints to become NFC West Champions... the class that took the Saints from pretenders to contenders.  And most importantly, the class that began to help form the famed "Dome Patrol." Read More

Deke: It was a good week for the Tigers!

The LSU Tigers won three of four games last week, including an SEC road series win over the Ole Miss Rebels.  “The week got off to a good start for us with a win over Southern Mississippi.  Then we were able to end the week on a high note with two wins over Ole Miss,” said LSU Coach Paul Mainieri. Read More

Saints take option on DE Jordan

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis just seems to keep getting it done. The Saints today announced they are exercising a fifth-year option on defensive end and pro-bowler Cam Jordan's contract. Read more...

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist.  Read more...

Zurich Classic week gets underway

The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...

Baseball Hands Ole Miss Its First Shutout, 2-0

Four LSU pitchers combined to fire the Tigers’ 12th shutout of the season Saturday, as the seventh-ranked Tigers blanked No. 10 Ole Miss, 2-0, in front of 9,741 fans at Swayze Field.  Read more...

Deke: A look at the NBA Playoffs

Miami is 16 wins away from making history.  But who’s the team most likely to derail the Heat from a three-peat?  Is it the Spurs, Pacers, OKC, Clippers, or how about the up and coming Rockets or Golden State Warriors? I think the Western Conference playoffs are going to be some of the best by a division we’ve seen. Read More
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