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St. Tammany suicides on the rise


St. Tammany Parish, which already has the highest suicide rate in the state, is now seeing an increase. According to St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston, suicides and attempted suicides have gone up since comedian and actor Robin Williams died.  Read more...
 

Weekend traffic and parking restrictions in place for Decadence Fest


The City of New Orleans has issued special parking instructions and reminders for Southern Decadence parades and events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend.  Read more...
 

Louisiana abortion ruling expected before Monday


An attorney involved in the case over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law says a federal judge will rule before Monday on a request that blocks enforcement of the law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court.  Read more...
 

Senators, candidates dismiss residency questions


Looking for advantages as they battle for Senate control, Republicans and Democrats alike are raising questions about where various senators and candidates say they live.  Read more...
 

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus


Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61.  Read more...
 

State: Data breach involving JP Morgan Chase


The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services.  Read more...
 

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 23 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 

Two men shot at Canal and Rampart


New Orleans Police say two men, ages 23 and 29, were shot near the intersection of Canal and Rampart streets Frifay afternoon.  Read more...
 

Age limit on Louisiana officials on hold indefinitely


A state judge has indefinitely blocked enforcement of a new Louisiana law that sought to force incumbent constables and justices of the peace who are 70 or older into retirement.  Read more...
 

Attorney for former mayor Nagin asked to be dropped from appeal


According to court documents, Robert Jenkins, the attorney who has represented former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin during his trial and appeal process, has asked to be allowed to withdraw as counsel.  Read more...
 

Grand jury indicts 3 in Reserve couple's deaths


An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted three people in the slaying of a Reserve couple who authorities say were bound and dumped into the Intracoastal Waterway in eastern New Orleans in February.  Read more...
 
Rainy Weekend?

Labor Day weekend 2014 could be wet in New Orleans and elsewhere


The holiday weekend is here, but if you have outdoor plans, you might want to consider some alternate arrangements. Read more...
Decadence

Tourism officials are loving the Decadence Fest


It's been said that this weekend, New Orleans becomes the center of the Gay Universe.  It's the annual Decadence Festival and if there are complaints about some of the very adult behavior, the folks at the Tourism and Marketing Corporation aren't hearing them. Read more...
Hearse Stolen

Funeral home burglarized, hearse stolen


Cops are looking for a burglar who stole a hearse from Charbonnet Funeral Home after reportedly filling the vehicle with stolen items. Reports indicate the thief may have taken TV's, cash and even jewelry.  Read more...
Concussion Risk

If your child is in sports, are you concerned about concussions?


With football season ramping up at the parks, more parents are worried about their children playing football. An Associated Press/GfK poll suggests nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable amid growing concerns about the long term impact of concussions. Read more...
Safety

Labor Day in NOLA means Decadence, lots of visitors


New Orleans is gearing up for a holiday weekend. Labor Day means Southern Decadence in the French Quarter. The annual gay pride party brings in thousands of visitors. Read more...
Abortion Law

Ruling anticipated on new abortion law


A federal judge is expected to rule today on a new law that critics of the legislation say will force all of Louisiana's five abortion clinics to close.  Read more...
Storm Memorial

Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary


A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
Sleep Drunk?

Study: 1 in 7 people experiences 'Sleep Drunkenness'


There's a decent chance that you or somebody in your family suffers from 'sleep drunkenness,' and may not even know it. Symptoms of the condition include waking up with extreme confusion, disorientation, and sometimes amnesia.  Read more...
Pastor Arrested

Pastor arrested for shooting alleged copper thief


NOPD says they have arrested a pastor who shot an alleged attempted burglary suspect Wednesday night in Algiers. 62-year-old William Littleton now faces one count of aggravated battery by shooting.  Read more...
State Troopers

100 Louisiana State Police troopers to remain in New Orleans


Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans. State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson said today "We're not going anywhere." Read more...
Dreads

ACLU gets school exemption for Rastafarian's dreads


The ACLU of Louisiana says it has a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board to allow a Rastafarian teen attend South Plaquemines High, despite dreadlocks that appear to be in violation of the school's hair code. Read more...
Helping NOPD

Extra troopers to stay longer in New Orleans


Troopers will be staying in New Orleans longer than initially planned. Authorities today say they will announce a plan to keep the extra cops in the Crescent City beyond Labor Day.  Read more...
Brain-eater

Extra chlorine used to fight brain-eating amoeba in St. John


Labor Day weekend is practically here, and lots of folks will spend the time off playing in the water. That includes warnings from St. John the Baptist Parish about Naegleria Fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba. Read more...
Teacher Sex

Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students, fired


Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.  Read more...
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Roster Cuts

The Saints 2014 active roster is here; see who made the cut


The New Orleans Saints have trimmed their ranks to 53 players on the active roster for the regular season. Read More

Deke: The Cajun Cannon is shocked that Saints cut Champ


The New Orleans Saints have made roster cuts and the Black and Gold’s 53 man roster is set.  Some of the more notable cuts the Saints made included that of letting go future Hall of Fame player Champ Bailey. Read More

Wimbledon champ out at U.S. Open


Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 3-seeded Czech committed 34 unforced errors in a 6-4, 6-4, loss Saturday to Aleksandra Krunic, a Serbian qualifier ranked No. 145.  Read more...
 

T-Bob: LSU keys to victory


Happy LSU Gameday, Tigers fans!  Tonight’s matchup is juicy enough to satiate even the most ravenous of college football fan.  Two of the most dominant teams of the recent era will square off in a battle for geographical, conference, and schoolwide pride. Read More

Jordan: Rounding up Louisiana college football in "The Boot Report"


Tulane lost in a thrilling double overtime game on the road to Tulsa 38-31 in their first game in the American Athletic Conference.  The Green Wave’s offense was firing on all cylinders, with good performances from redshirt freshman QB Tanner Lee and running back Sherman Badie. Read More

2 key Tigers not playing when LSU plays Wisconsin


A pair of LSU football players will not be on the field as the #13 ranked Tigers take on #14 Wisconsin in Houston. "LSU sophomore defensive back Rashard Robinson and freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre were left off the official travel roster... Read more

Kristian: Payton and the Saints making tough roster decisions


Every player, every coach approaches "cut down" day in the NFL a little differently.  Saints coach Sean Payton and his coaching staff are charged with the task of formulating the teams' final roster they’ll carry into the regular season. Read More

Steve: Inside the SEC week one


What a start to the college football season the other night! Aggies fans have already forgotten all about Jonny Football thanks to Kenny Hill - the sophomore broke Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards, and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28. Read More

Tigers battle Badgers in marquee matchup


The 14th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and the 13th-ranked LSU Tigers will be put under the spotlight in prime time on opening Saturday when the squads meet up in the second annual AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston.  Read more...

Tulane falls to Tulsa in double OT


An interception in the end zone by Tulsa safety Demarco Nelson sealed the deal as the Golden Hurricane pulled out a 38-31 victory against the Tulane Green Wave in double-overtime at H.A. Chapman Stadium.  Read more...
 
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