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Task force on illegal immigrants in Louisiana holds first meeting


The first meeting of the task force studying the impact of illegal immigration was held today in Baton Rouge. Task force chairperson Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says ignoring the problem of illegal immigration effects the quality of life for everyone.  Read more...
 
Payton Suit?

Could Sean Payton benefit from the NFL loss to Tom Brady?


Now that a federal judge has ruled against the NFL in the Tom Brady deflate-gate case, does this open up the door for Saints Coach Sean Payton to sue the league in order to recoup the money he lost when he was suspended without pay in 2012 for Bounty Gate?  Read more...
 
Voter Guide

Teacher groups team up to spotlight candidates


The Louisiana Association of Educators and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers are teaming up to spotlight political candidates who support the best interest of public education.  Read more...
Shooting

Man and woman shot in Central City this afternoon


Police say a man and a woman were shot just after 5 p.m. in the 2600 block of MLK Blvd. in Central City.  The man was taken to the hospital suffering from multiple gunshots.  
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Settlement

Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court


Environmental groups have signed a settlement agreement to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
The agreement was filed Thursday in federal court.  Read more...
Heitmeier Out

New Orleans state senator not running for re-election


A New Orleans state senator is the latest lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election this fall. Sen. David Heitmeier, an optometrist, announced Thursday that he won't be on the Oct. 24 ballot.  Read more...
 
Oil Spill $$

BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims


Arguments have wrapped up at a federal appeals court in a case involving those who claimed economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Oil giant BP wants some of the money returned that it paid in damage claims under a 2012 settlement.  Read more...
Attack

Four arrested in videotaped drive-through attack


St. John the Baptist Parish authorities arrested four people in connection with a shocking attack on a fast food employee. The assault was caught on video and posted online. Click to see the video...
Killer Amoeba

Hundreds flood meeting on brain-eating amoeba in Sterlington


More than 300 people gathered in Sterlington to hear from state and local officials about a potentially deadly amoeba found in their drinking water.  Read more...
 
Fan Reaction

Local fans express little joy in Brady's victory


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge today, erased his four-game suspension for ``Deflategate.'' Read more...
Pope-ularity

Pope is popular in America


Most Americans, and specifically most American Catholics, like Pope Francis. In a new survey, 18 percent of American have a "very favorable" opinion of him and 48 percent have a "favorable" opinion, with 10 percent "unfavorable" and 4 percent "very unfavorable."   Read more...
Heroin Plea

Man, 30, gets 10 years, 2nd man pleads guilty in NOLA heroin ring


Federal prosecutors say a 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 61-year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection with a New Orleans heroin ring. Read more...
Murder 4 Hire

Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband


A woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband has been arrested as she tried to climb out the rear window of a mobile home in the village of Tangipahoa, authorities said Wednesday.  Read more...
Murder Charges

Couple indicted on charges in death of Louisiana sex offender


A man and his pregnant girlfriend have been indicted on second-degree murder charges in the death of a sex offender whose body was found in a plastic drum at his Zachary home. Read more...
Football Stuff

As football season begins, which jerseys are the big sellers?


With the Saints playing their final preseason game, football jersey sales should be picking up for the start of the regular season. Read more...
Monuments

David Duke weighing in on monuments controversy


David Duke, one of the key figures in the fight over the Liberty Place monument in the early 1990s is promising to fight for its preservation -- and the preservation of the statues of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard. Read more...
Shotgun Return

New Orleans architecture from the 1800s a hot property again


An iconic piece of New Orleans architecture is making a comeback. The shotgun home, a fixture of New Orleans since the 1800s, has become hip. Local real estate expert, Wade Ragas, says they're showing up all over town, in a variety of designs.  Read more...
Immigrant Cost

Louisiana lawmakers look at impact of illegal immigration


The first meeting of the task force to study the impact of illegal immigration on Louisiana taxpayers is today. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges is the chair of the task force and says Louisiana receives more unaccompanied minors than Arizona and New Mexico... Read more
Victim Kills

Couple indicted on charges in death of Zachary sex offender


A Denham Springs couple has been indicted on second-degree murder charges in the death of a man whose body was found in a plastic drum at his Zachary home. Officials say 21-year-old Jace Crehan and 18-year-old Brittany Monk were indicted Wednesday.  Read more...
Caffeine

Louisiana Poison Control agrees with FDA, advises people to avoid powdered caffe


The FDA has sent warning letters to 5 distributors of pure powdered caffeine and Louisiana Poison Control Center Director Mark Ryan agrees the product puts consumers at risk.
He says while smaller doses of caffeine in coffee or sodas are okay, ...Read more
Debate Tonight

Gubernatorial debate tonight, Vitter will be absent


In the first statewide, televised gubernatorial debate on higher education Wednesday, many young adults are anxious about how the candidates plan to improve higher education.  One candidate will be missing, however.  Read more...
More Amoeba

Brain eating amoeba found in fourth water system


The state Department of Health and Hospitals announce the discovery of the brain eating amoeba in a water system in Ouachita Parish.  State Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says the amoeba ...Read more
Judge To Decide

Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid


Medicaid payments will stop flowing to Planned Parenthood's clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge unless a federal judge intervenes to block Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.  U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ordered a hearing ...Read more
Cops Fired On

Suspect fires shots at JP cops in undercover vehicle


A couple of undercover cops found themselves in a Marrero gunfight Tuesday night. Sheriff's spokesman, Col. John Fortunato, says a suspect fired several shots at their vehicle while the undercover unit was on patrol in a high-crime area near James and Jordan Drives.  Read more...
 
Funding Fight

Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid


A federal judge questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services.  Read more...
 
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Les Miles hopes youngest son plays at LSU


Les Miles is hoping his youngest son will one day play for him at LSU. Tigers recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson has offered Ben Miles a scholarship to play at LSU. Miles is a fullback for the Catholic High Bears in Baton Rouge.  Read more... 

Could Sean Payton benefit from the NFL loss to Tom Brady?


Now that a federal judge has ruled against the NFL in the Tom Brady deflate-gate case, does this open up the door for Saints Coach Sean Payton to sue the league in order to recoup the money he lost when he was suspended without pay in 2012 for Bounty Gate?  Read more...
 

Local fans express little joy in Brady's victory


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge today, erased his four-game suspension for ``Deflategate.'' Read more...

Goodell vows appeal in 'Deflategate' defeat


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league will appeal federal judge's "Deflategate" ruling. Read more...

Duke expects tougher test in rematch at Tulane


All Duke coach David Cutcliffe has to do is point to a few key stats and some unflattering footage from last season's home date with Tulane to get the Blue Devils' attention. The 47-13 final shows Duke won easily. But when Cutcliffe saw plenty of... Read more

Kristian: 5 Saints who are fighting for their jobs tonight


The preseason isn’t needed!  It’s boring, it’s sloppy, and it subjects the veterans to injury risk.  All the aforementioned is true!  However, what about the players that need this last game to make the final roster?  We’ve seen it every season - one or two guys solidify their spot on the roster in this game. Read More

Tom Brady suspension overturned


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate.'' Read more...

As football season begins, which jerseys are the big sellers?


With the Saints playing their final preseason game, football jersey sales should be picking up for the start of the regular season. Read more...

Deke: Final Saints preseason game meaningless to some - not all


There are a lot of players throughout the history of this league that have made a team’s roster based on what they did in the final preseason game.  To some players, this is like a Super Bowl because they have to do whatever it takes to earn that roster spot. Read More

Tiger Stadium bag policy and prohibited items


LSU opens the 2015 season on Saturday night when the Tigers host McNeese State at 6:30 in Tiger Stadium.  Fans are reminded that the Tiger Stadium bag policy prohibits... Read more
 
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