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Levee Breach

Plaquemines reported levee breach "does not pose a threat of flooding any reside


Officials in Plaquemines Parish say reported levee breach is no threat to any homes or to the highway. "At approximately 6pm this evening Plaquemines Parish Government was notified of a possible levee breach across from the Phillips 66 Refinery in Alliance (Bayou Side)."  Read more...
Flood Pets

Louisiana's four-legged flood victims await reunions, homes


Two weeks ago, fast-rising floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave their beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded through chest-deep water to reach dry ground. Now many four-legged victims of the historic flooding are getting... Read more
Sharper Appeal

Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case


NFL star Darren Sharper filed a federal court notice Friday that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case — a case in which he pleaded guilty. Sharper pleaded guilty or no-contest in four states where he... Read more
Tropics

Tropical wave 99L remains disorganized


The tropical wave between Cuba and the Bahamas remains disorganized this afternoon, although thunderstorm activity has increased. Read more...
Cop Killed

State police: Charges pending in crash that killed NOPD cop


Louisiana State Police says a driver involved in a chain-reaciton wreck that led to a New Orleans Police Officer's death on the Westbank this morning may be charged. Read more...
Tax Rebate

Kennedy: State sales tax refunds available for uninsured flooded property


If you had uninsured property that was destroyed by floodwaters this year, you're entitled to a refund of the state sales tax on those items. Read more...
Agriculture

Agriculture industry struggling after historic flooding


The historic flooding in the southern part of the state not only destroyed thousands of homes, but greatly affected the agriculture business. Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain says farming is a 13 billion dollar industry in Louisiana  ...Read more
Positive Sample

Public Notice: Chicken blood samples positive in Ormond for West Nile


The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed chicken blood samples tested positive for West Nile Virus in South Ormond (reported Aug. 22).  Residents are being  urged to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes ...Read more
Fallen Officer

A morning crash kills a veteran NOPD officer


Investigators believe that veteran New Orleans Police Officer Tony Mitchell was killed after being hit by a vehicle that sent him over the side of the elevated Westbank Expressway. Read more...
Crime Fight

NOPD, DDD take steps to make downtown area safer


New Orleans Police and the Downtown Development District have some new tools to try and keep the CBD and French Quarter safe. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and DDD President and CEO Kurt Weigle says they are working together to... Read more
Flood-Crawfish

AgCenter: Farmers won't know how much flood affected crawfish


After the agriculture businesses took a $110 million hit from the flood, crawfish farmers will have to wait to see how much their harvest was affected. LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, Mark Shirley, ...Read more
Cop Killed

Off duty officer dies after getting knocked off elevated expressway


An off duty NOPD officer died after flying off the elevated Westbank Expressway this morning.  He was hit by a car after his vehicle broke down near Ames Blvd. Witnesses say after the cop pulled over the left, he got out of his vehicle. One driver was reportedly slowing to stop, but... Read more
Man Convicted

Judge convicts man, 42, of killing father in 2012


A state district judge in Covington has convicted a 42-year-old Pearl River man of stabbing his father to death nearly three years ago.  District Attorney Warren Montgomery says Billie Rawson Jr. was convicted Wednesday after a two-day trial without a jury. Read more ... 
Man Indicted

Man indicted after Kenner parents slain next to their baby


A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a Kenner couple in their bedroom as their newborn child slept in their bed.  News outlets report that 28-year-old Shawn Barnett was indicted Thursday ...Read more
Maybe A Win

How long will Brees & the starters play tonight?


Tonight when the Saints host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superdome we'll most likely get to see the starters play quite a bit.  We got the expert opinion from Saints fans on how long the first teamers will see action.  Read more...

 
Understaffed

State agencies understaffed during disaster response


State agencies are severely understaffed at a time when people need them the most. Senator Mike Walsworth says during tough budget times, there were employment cutbacks at the Department of Children and Family Services and the Governor’s Office of Emergency... Read more
Flood $

Louisiana's senior senator confident Congress will help, despite Sandy votes


Louisiana's longest-serving member currently on Capitol Hill says he's not worried that previous votes against a Hurricane Sandy relief package will prevent an aid package for Louisiana flood victims.  Senator David Vitter says even though Bill Cassidy, then a member of ... Read more
Dome Upgrades

Superdome about to put on a show with new attractions


The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be even more super this season, and it'll be noticeable to fans at tonight's game. The facility has undergone some theatrical technology upgrades. Most notably, massive new HD video boards. "They're roughly 330 feet wide by... Read more
Development?

Atlantic system's future unclear


Conditions are not looking favorable for the low pressure system in the Atlantic to develop in the near future. "Upper-level winds are not expected to be particularly conducive for development during the next day or so," Hurricane Specialist Robbie Berg explained from... Read more
Disorganized

Wave still disorganized, moving through Bahamas


Hurricane Hunters flew into Invest 99 Thursday morning and found it had still not developed further. In fact, it looks worse than it did 24 hours ago. It continues to lack a well-defined center. Forecast models are still not agreeing with how strong it will be or where it will go.  Read more...
Mold Advice

Health department has advice on post-flood mold


It's not what you want to hear in the summer in Louisiana, but the state health department says that if your house or business flooded and has mold in it, keep the air conditioner off until the mold is gone.  Read more...
 
Kills Father

Judge convicts Pearl River man of killing father


A state district judge in Covington has convicted a 42-year-old Pearl River man of stabbing his father to death nearly three years ago. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says Billie Rawson Jr. was convicted after a two-day trial without a jury.  Read more...
OPP Problems

Ex-Maryland official tapped to run New Orleans jail


A former Maryland corrections official has been tapped to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail. Read more...
Filming Moved

WGN series 'Underground' moves production from Louisiana to Georgia


The second season of WGN America's drama series "Underground" has moved filming to southeast Georgia. Read more...
Hateful?

Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism


Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. Read more...
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Saints To-Dos

Steve: Saints' laundry list for the Pittsburgh Steelers


Payton and his players seem pretty confident the product on the field against the Steelers is going to look much different than the previous two weeks. The big reason? The team is actually game planning for Pittsburgh. Read More

What Deuce and Bobby are watching for in Saints v Steelers


Thursday on SportsTalk Bobby, Deuce and I broke down what we are all looking for from the Saints in their third preseason game as the Black and Gold host the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here, we take a look at each phase of the game. Read More

LSU, Alabama lead way on coaches preseason All-SEC teams


SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams. Making the first team for LSU were tailback Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White.  Read more...

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses


“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More

Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers


That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season.  While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. Read More

LSU unveils baseball roster and schedule


Two more players have left the LSU baseball program — but neither of them are going far.
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Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November


If you compare the 2015 schedule to what lies ahead in 2016, things are pretty much the same.  If we are assuming, then I would have to assume that LSU will be a perfect 7-0 (at worst 6-1) when the back end of the schedule begins. Read More

Steve: Saints coach Payton gives some fantasy football advice


Saints head coach Sean Payton is very loose right now, despite his team being 0-2 this preseason, and had a little fun and gave out a nugget of info at practice today. Read More

Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice


Today was much more balanced across the board in practice, with the Saints defense winning some reps and the offense getting some shots in down field. Read More

Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?


The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over!  So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance.  So let’s see how I do! Read More
 
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