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Coroner: 2005 post-Katrina police shooting was a homicide

New Orleans' coroner has classified the death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina as a homicide.   Coroner Jeffrey Rouse made the announcement Wednesday in the case of Henry Glover, ...Read more

Coroner: Glover shooting a homicide

The Orleans Parish Coroner's office announced today the death of Henry Glover has been re-classified as a homicide, nearly 10 years after his body was found in a burned out car behind an Algiers levee.   Read more...

Illegal Search

Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI conducted an unlawful search of his hotel room.  Read more...


AUDIO: 24-year-old arrested in pizza delivery driver murder

New Orleans Police say a Crimestoppers tip led detectives to their suspect in the murder of a pizza delivery driver. Read more...
Bourbon Murder

Suspect named in Bourbon Street murder

Cops say they have identified a suspect in a murder on Bourbon Street last month. "The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating 30-year-old Brandon Guidry," according to a news release.  Read more...
Mudbug Thieves

Police step up patrol of crawfish ponds across the state

The time around Easter is when crawfish are in peak demand... and the time when cops say they are on guard for crawfish theft.  Police across the state are watching for thieves stealing mudbugs from traps.  Read more...

Boy Wounded

Shots fired at Donaldsonville home, boy wounded

Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say a 9-year-old boy was shot while he slept in his bed during a drive-by shooting in Donaldsonville.  Maj. Kevin Hanna said in a news release the boy was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries that are not life threatening.  Read more...

Prisoner Nos.

Number of state prisoners drops, Louisiana corrections secretary says

For the first time in years, Louisiana's prison population is starting to decline. Read more...
Murder Suspect

Arrest in pizza delivery murder

Cops have arrested a suspect in the killing of a pizza delivery driver in the Ninth Ward. "Around 7:00 a.m., NOPD officers arrested Michael Portis... Read more

Attorneys talk settlement in Tangipahoa desegregation case

An attorney says settlement talks in the Tangipahoa Parish School Board's ongoing desegregation lawsuit could lead to an agreement in the near future.  Read more...
Tops $

A proposal to control TOPS spending

Mandeville Senator Jack Donahue files legislation that he says will control the costs of the TOPS scholarship program. Donahue says under his bill a baseline would be set on how much a student receives for tuition and that dollar amount will not go up in future years... Read more
Fatal Hit & Run

Bicyclist struck in hit-run crash dies

State police say a bicyclist struck in a hit and run crash in Terrebonne Parish has died. Trooper Evan Harrell says officials are still search for the driver of the hit and run vehicle. Harrell says 20-year-old Jonathan Young, of Houma, was riding his bike... Read more
Child Porn

Judge orders ex-deputy held without bail in child porn case

A state judge has revoked the bail of a former Ascension Parish sheriff's deputy after he was arrested for the fourth time since 2013 on counts that have included child pornography, indecent exposure and carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Read more...
Just a Sip?

A sip as a kid could make children more prone to binge drinking later?

There's new research showing that teens are more apt to binge drink later on if parents let them sip alcohol as kids. Could there be a troubling legacy down the line if mom or dad let their children have a taste of their drink when they're young?  Read more...
Jury Trial

Judge: Jury can decide Alabama's Gulf-oil-spill claims

A judge says Alabama's Gulf oil-spill-damage claims under the federal Oil Pollution Act can be heard by a jury. Read more...
Off to Iowa

Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaign

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign. Read more...
Governor's Race

Candidates for governor take aim at Jindal policies, budget

The contenders to be Louisiana's next governor took swipes at the office's current occupant during a candidate forum Tuesday, criticizing Gov. Bobby Jindal's financial tactics, his political ambitions and his proposed tax-break rollback.  Read more...

Search Called

Authorities call off search for missing prisoner

The manhunt for an escaped prisoner has ended after the inmate eluded police in New Orleans.
Authorities identified the inmate as 24-year-old Lorenzo Conner, an accused murderer with a diagnosed history of mental illness.  Read more...

Napoleon House

Owner of 1 French Quarter institution taking on another

The owner of one French Quarter institution is buying another.  Ralph Brennan — proprietor of Brennan's on Royal Street — is buying the Napoleon House, operated by the Impastato family since 1914.  Read more...

Boston Bombing

Defense rests in first phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

The defense has rested its case in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Read more...
State Police

State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal

Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign.
Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, ...Read more
Gay Rights

Gay rights activists in Louisiana seeking protection from discrimination

Indiana is taking heat for its new "religious freedom" law. Sarah Jane Brady, with the Forum for Equality, hopes Louisiana can learn from Indiana when they push a law in the upcoming session that protects discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more...

Poll: Support for common standards, but not 'Common Core'

An LSU poll says Louisiana residents like the idea of multistate education standards, but have a negative view when they're called Common Core. Read more...
Oil Impact

Gulf oil spill impact 5 years later

A report from the National Wildlife Federation provides evidence that sea turtles, dolphins, fish and birds are still suffering from the BP oill spill that occurred nearly five years ago. Lead author of the report, Ryan Fikes, says the number of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests have declined... Read more
Spring Break

College kids on spring break: crack down or let them have fun?

It's that time of the year when the spring breakers are hitting cities from Louisiana to the Florida Beaches. And police departments are cracking down. Read more...
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Kristian: Saints extend Jahri Evans, sign CB Wilson from Jets

Despite speculation the Saints might be looking to trade him, the team announced today they have extended G Jahri Evans' contract by one year, and also signed free agent CB Kyle Wilson to a one year deal. Read More

Steve: Pelicans make final push for playoffs

This is it folks. 9 games remain in the regular season for the Pelicans, and while their situation is not ideal, they have a shot at earning the 8th and final playoff spot in the big bad Western Conference. Read More

LSU wins Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic

LSU defeated the University of Louisiana-Lafayette 8-6 to capture the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic at Zephyr Field. Read more...

LSU to battle ULL at Zephyr Field

An injured hamstring will force outfielder Jake Fraley to sit out of Tuesday night’s Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic against Louisiana-Lafayette, but LSU coach Paul Mainieri said the injury "isn’t as bad as” it first appeared... Read more

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. Read more...

Miles says Anthony Jennings has 'been better on more days' at qb

Another spring weekend, another LSU football scrimmage in the books, and the advantage in the Tigers' third outing of the month went to Anthony Jennings and the LSU offense. Jennings completed 9 of 14 passes, according to Les Miles... Read more

Deke: Final Four set with traditional men's hoops powers

Whoever first said "March Madness" sure nailed it.  The 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been shear madness, and this past weekend's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games had a little bit of everything in them. Now the Final Four teams are set to make one final weekend push to see who will be crowned champion of college hoops. Read More

Davis leads Pelicans past sinking Timberwolves 110-88

Anthony Davis sat on the bench wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt over his Pelicans jersey and a satisfied smile on his face. It was the fourth quarter, and Davis was getting the type of rest he needed - and earned.  Read more...

NCAA Men's Final Four is set

The Final Four teams are set. Kentucky will take on Wisconsin and Michigan State will battle Duke in the semif-final round. Read more...

International Star adds Louisiana Derby to Fair Grounds wins

Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the $750,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds Race course.  Read more...
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