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Algiers Murder

Saturday night murder in Algiers


New Orleans Police are investigating the late Saturday fatal shooting of an unidentified male at 3300 Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers. A 24-year-old male was also shot in the incident which occurred at the Garden Oak apartments shortly after 11:00 p.m.  Read more...
Fracking Permit

State approves controversial drilling permit in St. Tammany


Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources has approved a drilling permit for Helis Oil & Gas Co., which plans a fracking project that many St. Tammany Parish residents vehemently oppose.  Read more...
Record Jobs

Louisiana jobs set another record in November


New employment numbers are out and Louisiana's labor force grew to a record 2,179,837 in November. The number of people employed in the state jumped by 59,419 over the year.  Read more...
 
Scalise Ads

Ads tie Scalise to Obama


A group called Senate Conservatives Action is sponsoring radio ads that target Republican Metairie Congressman Steve Scalise. The ads accuse Scalise of siding with President Obama instead of standing on the conservative platform.  Read more...
 
School Deal

Deal reached for New Orleans students with disabilities


Under a settlement announced Friday, New Orleans public schools have agreed to ensure that students with disabilities are properly treated and educated while also being given the chance to attend the schools they want to attend.  Read more...
 
Cuba Trade

Strain: Louisiana farmers would benefit by Cuba trade


Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says restarting trade between the U.S. and Cuba would be of enormous benefit to Louisiana.  Read more...
Fracking Permit

Northshore fracking venture gains permit approval


The Department of Natural Resources has announced that a drilling permit for Helis Oil has been approved. The announcement would permit fracking on parts of the Northshore.  Read more...
 
Housing Deal

Deal reached over unfair housing in St. Bernard


A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after the flooding of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
 
Prayer Rally

Rally organizer says Jindal event is about prayer


The Mississippi-based organization hosting a January prayer rally featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal says the event's sole purpose is religious.  Read more...
 
Insurance Deal

Jindal, insurance program reach deal over records


Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has agreed to archive all the state employee health insurance program's records with the Secretary of State's office. The agreement comes after the administration refused for months to follow the state's archiving requirements.  Read more...
 
Rape Kits

New Orleans police face backlog of 400 rape kits


New Orleans police say they're working through a backlog of more than 400 untested rape kits. The kits are important elements in an investigation, especially when a victim is attacked by a stranger and DNA is essential.  Read more...
 
Unemployment

Surge in workers keeps pushing up state jobless rate


New employment numbers are out and Louisiana's civilian labor force grew to a record number in November according to seasonally adjusted data released by the federal bureau of labor statistics.  Read more...
 
Child Porn

Feds: Ponchatoula man had large collection of child porn


Federal prosecutors say a 52-year-old Ponchatoula man faces 15 to 40 years in prison for downloading more than half a million images of child pornography, one of the largest collections ever found in the state.  Read more...
 
Jindal Poll

58% disapprove of Governor Jindal's job performance


A new Southern Media and Opinion Research poll shows 58-percent of Louisianians disapprove of Governor Bobby Jindal's job performance as he heads into his final year in office. Read more...
Super Saturday

Super Saturday expected to be as busy as Black Friday in 2014


The last Saturday before Christmas could be as big a shopping day as Black Friday especially if you're still looking for TVs, appliances or clothes according to experts.  Read more...

An average fall shrimping season ends Monday


The fall shrimping season comes to a close on some state waters Monday and some are calling this an average season for fishermen. Daren Martin, owner of Martin's Fresh Shrimp in Chauvin, says this was a fair season for shrimpers.  Read more...
 
Vitter Leads

Vitter with a double-digit lead in 2015 governor's race


A new poll on the 2015 governor's race shows republican senator David Vitter with a solid lead over three other opponents. Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Vitter benefits from high name recognition... Read more
Cheap Gas

Low gas prices over the holiday period


Gas prices are about 75-cents lower than a year ago as we head into what should be a busy two weeks of traveling during this holiday period. Gregg Laskoski, with gasbuddy.com, says with the statewide average at about $2.30 a gallon... Read more
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New Orleans celebrates kick off of college bowl season


New Orleans has the honor of ushering in the college football bowl season this weekend. The R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl kicks off in the Superdome Saturday morning, but the  celebration begins Friday night.  Read more...
 
Smoking Ban?

La. police: Smoking ban would hit gambling halls


Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking.  Read more...
Budget Deficit

Lawmakers back Jindal plan to close $170M deficit


Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use a mix of patchwork financing and modest cuts to close a budget deficit of more than $170 million.  Read more...
 
Medicaid Deals

Louisiana Medicaid contract extended, after other deal cancelled


Lawmakers have agreed to extend the state's multimillion-dollar Medicaid claims processing contract by another year. A criminal investigation is ongoing into the award of the now-cancelled $200 million contract to CNSI.  Read more...
Sex Crimes

Justice committee seeks progress from NOPD on sex crimes


The New Orleans Police Department is promising to do better to protect women and children. That's what the department's leaders promised members of the New Orleans City Council at a meeting today. Read more...
Embezzlement

Former New Orleans nonprofit head sentenced for embezzlement


Federal prosecutors say the former head of a New Orleans nonprofit organization who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars in public grant money has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.  Read more...
 
Medicare Fraud

Louisiana Medicare fraud scheme mastermind, doctor plead guilty


The organizer of a $56 million Medicare fraud conspiracy and a doctor have entered guilty pleas to health care fraud charges in federal court in New Orleans.  Read more...
 
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Playoffs?!?

Saints playoff possibilities... how the Saints get in or out


If the Saints beat the Falcons Sunday AND the Browns beat the Panthers, the Saints win the NFC South and host a playoff game.  Click here to see the other ways the Saints get in or miss the playoffs...
 

Chargers complete huge rally...Eagles continue late fade


The San Diego Chargers kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday, while the Philadelphia Eagles continued to mess up a postseason berth.  Read more...
 

Trail Blazers top Pelicans, 114-88


LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the Pelicans Saturday night. While Portland (22-6) was coming off a triple overtime win at San Antonio a night earlier, it was New Orleans that appeared tired.  Read more...

ULL beats Nevada in New Orleans Bowl 16-3


Terrance Broadway walked into a hotel meeting room at around 5:45 a.m. and knew immediately that an unusual 10 a.m. kickoff in the New Orleans Bowl wouldn't be a problem for Louisiana-Lafayette. Read More

Deke: Saints primed to beat Falcons in hugely important game


OK folks this is it! Yes, there have been bigger games in this deep-south rivalry over the years but from an importance standpoint, this is a pretty meaningful game.  “There is always something on the line when we play each other,” said Saints QB Drew Brees.  Read More

Saints' new secondary braces for Falcons


Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick says the time he spent practicing alongside safety Pierre Warren in the offseason and training camp appears to be paying off at a crucial time.  Read more...
 

Saints-Falcons Preview


Although their records may be lousy, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons control their playoff destinies. Hoping to represent the downtrodden NFC South in the postseason, these sub-.500 teams meet Sunday at the Superdome.  Read more...

Brees pleased by diversity of Saints' attack


As Drew Brees examined the box score from New Orleans' latest victory, he was struck by how equitably the Saints distributed the ball among players at various skill positions. For a quarterback trying to lead his team through a late-season playoff push, it was a re-assuring sign... Read more

New Orleans celebrates kick off of college bowl season


New Orleans has the honor of ushering in the college football bowl season this weekend. The R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl kicks off in the Superdome Saturday morning, but the  celebration begins Friday night.  Read more...
 

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week 16 - Atlanta (Episode 2: A New Hope)


The Black and Gold rebellion has been surrounded by turmoil this season, but their primary mission of earning the division crown is still within grasp.  All that is needed is 2 more wins to close out the regular season and the NFC South is back under New Orleans reign... Read more
 
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