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Exiting Sen. Vitter leaves guidebook for his successor

U.S. Sen. David Vitter is leaving a guidebook for the person who will follow him into office. The Republican incumbent, who isn't seeking re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot, sent major candidates in the Senate race the comprehensive, 102-page guidebook.  Read more... 
Sunday Fun

Sandwiches star at Sunday's po-boy fest

The Oak Street Po-boy Festival makes it easy to sample a variety of New Orleans' iconic French bread sandwiches. This year's options include favorites from years past, like GW Fins fried lobster po-boy and Crabby Jack's slow-roasted duck.  Read more... 
Metairie Murder

JPSO investigating Sunday morning murder in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday morning murder in Metairie. Sheriff Newell Normand says the JPSO headquarters received calls from neighbors shortly before 5 a.m. about gunshots fired in the 2600 block of Houma Blvd.  Read more...
Saturday Murder

Saturday night murder on Audubon Street

The NOPD is investigating a Saturday night murder in the Fontainebleau neighborhood. Police say it happened shortly before 7pm Saturday, in the 3100 block of Audubon street. Second District officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area.  Read more...
Metairie Murder

One arrested, one sought in deadly Metairie attack

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that investigators say viciously attacked another man in the 6200 block of Riverside Drive in Metairie. Read more...

Cab company faces closure over unpaid traffic camera fines

A Lafayette taxi company may shut down soon, because of 966 outstanding Redflex traffic camera tickets, amounting to nearly $56,000 owed.
Widow Sentence

Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband, and suspected in the death of her third, has been formally sentenced to life in prison. The mandatory sentence was handed down Friday for Emma Raine, who was convicted in August.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Florida woman killed in Slidell crash with Louisiana National Guard Humvees

Louisiana State Police say a Florida resident was killed and two Louisiana National Guardsmen were injured in a three vehicle fatal crash which occurred on I-10 near Gause Blvd. in Slidell Friday night. The crash, shortly after 8 p.m., claimed the life of  a 51-year-old woman.  Read more...
State Ballot

Changes to tuition rules among 6 amendments on La. ballot

Louisiana voters will sift through six constitutional changes proposed on the Nov. 8 ballot. The highest-profile amendment would give Louisiana's public college system management boards the ability to set tuition and fee rates without needing legislative approval.  Read more...

LSU offers new scholarship program for children of graduates

LSU has created a merit based scholarship for incoming freshman whose mom or dad graduated from LSU or are employed by the school. The Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program will be a fixed amount that is only available to Louisiana residents.  Read more...
Flood Request

Governor's latest request for federal flood aid upped to $4B

Gov. John Bel Edwards has bumped up his request for federal disaster aid to rebuild after August flooding ravaged south Louisiana, seeking $4 billion in assistance. The Democratic governor Friday released a letter he sent to President Barack Obama with the request.  Read more...
Duke in Debate?

White supremacist David Duke qualifies for Senate debate

White supremacist David Duke has qualified for a televised debate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. Duke's campaign hasn't said whether he plans to attend the debate, which will be held at historically black Dillard University.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Jobless rate rises, payrolls fall in Louisiana in September

The state's unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in September from 6.3 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2015. Though job seekers decreased, the number of unemployed Louisianans rose to 137,000 in September, 3,000 above August and 10,000 above September 2015.  Read more...

Tax Breaks

More restrictions planned for LA property tax break program

The governor is further tightening the rules for a property tax break given to manufacturers in Louisiana. Read more...
PSC Appointment

Former Louisiana House speaker picked by Edwards for PSC

Former Louisiana House Speaker Charlie DeWitt is the governor's temporary appointment to the state's utility regulatory board, the Public Service Commission. Read more...
Dead Whale

Juvenile sperm whale washes ashore on Louisiana coast

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to figure out how a 23 foot whale washed up on Little Florida Beach in Cameron Parish. Read more...

Edwards seeks cheaper environmental review for flood repairs

Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking a waiver of federal regulations that would require environmental reviews of any flood-damaged, single-family home that is repaired with federal disaster block grant aid. Read more...
Request Denied

Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas denied Russia request to monitor election

Oklahoma and two other states say they have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 election. The Oklahoma secretary of state's office says it received a letter in August from Russia's consulate general in Houston.  Read more...
Gas Tax

Louisiana residents warming to idea of gas tax increase

Department of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says, after meeting with residents in each region of the state, there seems to be growing support for increasing the state's gas tax. He says people realize that bigger investments need to be made in Louisiana's roads and bridges.  Read more...
Autumn in NOLA

Fall weather: The real deal

Finally, real fall weather! This cold front is running about three weeks later than normal, according to forecaster Robert Ricks at the National Weather Service in Slidell. Read more...
Senate Runoff?

John Kennedy-Foster Campbell runoff projected in new poll

A Raycom Media Poll on the U.S. Senate race has Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell leading the large field of candidates. In the survey, 24 percent say they plan on voting for Kennedy.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured including infant

Police continue to investigate a triple shooting that left one man dead and two others, including a 6-month-old child injured. New Orleans police say the shooting happened Thursday night in Algiers. The infant and two men were shot inside a vehicle.  Read more...
Racist Message

LSU students find racist message on apartment door

Authorities are investigating after a black Louisiana State University student says someone left a racist message on the back of a Halloween decoration on her and her roommates' off-campus apartment door.  LSU junior Clarke Perkins says that she contacted police.  Read more...
Cold Front

Cooler weather finally arrives!

It finally feel like Fall across Southeast Louisiana! The cold front has moved through, and much cooler and less humid air has moved in with plenty of sunshine.  Highs today will only be in the 70s, following day after day of record highs recently. "Tonight will be clear and comfortable with... Read more
Top Costumes

Most popular costumes for Halloween

What's hot for Halloween?  With just ten days, some costumes are getting real hard to find on store shelves. The National Retail Federation says there has been a change at the top of heap among most popualr costumes for children for the first time in more than a decade.  Read more and see the list...
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Saints Lose

Mistakes cost Saints dearly in 27-21 loss to Chiefs

Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sunday. Read More

LSU moves up to #19 in AP Poll

Leonard Fournette may have put himself back into consideration for the Heisman Trophy. He certainly helped lift LSU to a loftier position in this week's AP Top 25 poll. The Tigers move up to #19 in the new rankings   Read more...

Deke's College Football top ten, week nine

The Tide roll into their BYE week perfect.  The Maize and Blue are peaking at the right time.  The Huskies have a tough three game stretch forthcoming while Clemson might not even be the best set of Tigers in the nation right now with rising striped Cats in the SEC's Auburn and LSU! Read More

T-Bob: Fournette and Guice a deadly duo in LSU's smackdown on Ole Miss

For the third time in as many tries LSU didn’t just beat their opponent, they destroyed them. Read More

Dueling droughts: Cubs, Indians set to meet in World Series

At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year - next century, really - is finally here. A classic Fall Classic, for sure.  Read more... 

Fournette, Tigers top Ole Miss, 38-21

LSU running back Leonard Fournette broke something all right, and it wasn't the left ankle that had sidelined him for nearly a month. Fournette rewrote LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries, scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more.  Read more...

Fournette breaks single game rushing record as LSU beats Ole Miss

Leonard Fournette rushed for a school-record 284 yards and three touchdowns as the LSU Tigers won their third straight as they defeated Ole Miss 38-21. Read more...

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

Anthony Rizzo caught the ball for the final out and Wrigley Field erupted. Read more...

Fantasy Football: Can Mike Evans be the premier WR in week 7?

Owners must be aware of an early start time for a London game that features the Giants and Rams. Mike Evans enters this week as the top WR in my rankings taking on a San Fransisco defense that has struggled to defend WR1s all season long. Read More

Deke: Kansas City Chiefs will test Saints' mettle

OK simply put, if the Saints don’t want to be delegated to scoreboard watching and hoping for other teams to lose in order for them gain ground, then getting to five hundred this week would aid in that rather meaningless stat! Read More
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