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Louisiana Poison Control agrees with FDA, advises people to avoid powdered caffe


The FDA has sent warning letters to 5 distributors of pure powdered caffeine and Louisiana Poison Control Center Director Mark Ryan agrees the product puts consumers at risk.
He says while smaller doses of caffeine in coffee or sodas are okay, ...Read more
Debate Tonight

Gubernatorial debate tonight, Vitter will be absent


In the first statewide, televised gubernatorial debate on higher education Wednesday, many young adults are anxious about how the candidates plan to improve higher education.  One candidate will be missing, however.  Read more...
More Amoeba

Brain eating amoeba found in fourth water system


The state Department of Health and Hospitals announce the discovery of the brain eating amoeba in a water system in Ouachita Parish.  State Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says the amoeba ...Read more
Judge To Decide

Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid


Medicaid payments will stop flowing to Planned Parenthood's clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge unless a federal judge intervenes to block Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.  U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ordered a hearing ...Read more
Cops Fired On

Suspect fires shots at JP cops in undercover vehicle


A couple of undercover cops found themselves in a Marrero gunfight Tuesday night. Sheriff's spokesman, Col. John Fortunato, says a suspect fired several shots at their vehicle while the undercover unit was on patrol in a high-crime area near James and Jordan Drives.  Read more...
 
Funding Fight

Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid


A federal judge questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services.  Read more...
 
Removal

Vieux Carre Commission recommends removal of 'Liberty Place' monument


The Vieux Carré Commission today voted to recommend declaring the Battle of Liberty Place monument a public nuisance in order to have it removed. Read more...
PAC Ad Issue

Angelle campaign takes issue with ad from pro-Vitter PAC


Republican Scott Angelle's campaign for governor is fighting back against an attack ad launched by a super PAC supporting GOP contender David Vitter.  Read more...
 
Breastfeeding

DHH announces more hospitals are offering breastfeeding support


The Department of Health and Hospitals says 82 percent of birth hospitals in Louisiana are providing families with access to breastfeeding support and resources. Read more...
Redneck Cities

3 of 5 'most redneck cities' of LA in NOLA area


A data compiling website called RoadSnacks has put together a list of the "Most Redneck Cities in Louisiana" and Shreveport is number 1. Rounding out the top five are Westwego, Mandeville, Slidell and Cut Off respectively. Read more...
Jindal Sued

Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in LA Medicaid


Medicaid payments will stop flowing to Planned Parenthood's clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge unless a federal judge intervenes to block Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Read more...
Head Injuries

LSU football using new technology to monitor concussions


The LSU football team and the Head Health Network are partnering up to study how impacts to the head effect players. Read more...
Good for You

Lack of sleep ups your chances of catching a cold


A new study confirms what mom and dad have been saying for years, get enough sleep to avoid getting sick. Read more...
Lawsuit

Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal in court today


Today a Federal judge is set to hear the case of Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal over his decision to cut their Medicaid payments at clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Read more...
Monument Debate

Monuments discussion focuses on 'Liberty Place' today


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's controversial proposal to remove monuments and statues gets vetted again today. This time, it's the Vieux Carré Commission, dealing specifically with what's known as the "Liberty Monument." Read more...
Tropics

Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic


Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday were near 45 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fred is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by this afternoon or overnight and... Read more
Funding Fight

Judge hears Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against Jindal


Today a Federal judge is set to hear the case of Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over his decision to cut their Meicaid payments at clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.  Read more...
Brain-Eater

Amoeba found in 4th Louisiana water system


A potentially deadly amoeba has been found in a private water system serving about 8,400 people, though authorities say the water is safe to drink. Read more...
Theft Device

Credit card data theft device found on Baton Rouge gas pump


The state agriculture department says it found a device able to steal credit card data during a routine inspection at a gas station in Baton Rouge.  It's reported that officials said Tuesday they located the credit card skimmer a day earlier at a local Shell station ...Read more
First Attack

Pro-Vitter PAC issues its first attack ad in governor's race


A super PAC supporting David Vitter's candidacy for governor has gone on the attack, with a new TV ad slamming the Republican U.S. senator's two GOP competitors.  The Fund for Louisiana's Future is blasting Vitter's GOP opponents ...Read more
Cyclist Killed

Bicyclist killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash


Louisiana State Police say a two vehicle crash in Tangipahoa Parish has claimed the life of a bicyclist.  Trooper Dustin Dwight says the unidentified cyclist was traveling on the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge late Monday night. Read more...
Pratt Appeal

Federal prosecutors' anonymous web posts at issue again in politician's appeal


A federal appeals court has heard the latest arguments on whether a new trial should be granted to a woman who served in Louisiana's state House and the New Orleans City Council before being convicted of corruption in 2011. Read more...
3 Picked Up

Police: 3 juveniles arrested for string of Uptown armed robberies


The New Orleans Police Department has announced they have arrested three suspects, all juveniles, in connection with a series of armed robberies Uptown.  Authorities believe that the juveniles are connected to nine armed robberies ...Read more
Polling Low

Jindal continues to poll low in Iowa


The latest Republican presidential polls in Iowa show Governor Bobby Jindal rounding up very little support. Read more...
Refrigeration

Louisiana closes applications for shrimp refrigeration cost-share


A flood of applications for grants to help pay for shrimp refrigeration equipment prompted Louisiana to close applications after less than 24 hours. Read more...
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Kristian: Saints release WR Nick Toon amid other cuts


The Saints have released WR Nick Toon, according to a league source. Toon arrived to the Saints as a 2012 4th round draft pick and suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason.  Read More

Deke: Final Saints preseason game meaningless to some - not all


There are a lot of players throughout the history of this league that have made a team’s roster based on what they did in the final preseason game.  To some players, this is like a Super Bowl because they have to do whatever it takes to earn that roster spot. Read More

Tiger Stadium bag policy and prohibited items


LSU opens the 2015 season on Saturday night when the Tigers host McNeese State at 6:30 in Tiger Stadium.  Fans are reminded that the Tiger Stadium bag policy prohibits... Read more

LSU football using new technology to monitor concussions


The LSU football team and the Head Health Network are partnering up to study how impacts to the head effect players. Read more...

Steve: Saints CB Keenan Lewis will miss 4-6 weeks after surgery


On the eve of the final preseason game, NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport delivered a crushing blow to the Who Dat Nation, reporting that CB Keenan Lewis had hip surgery yesterday, and will be out 4-6 weeks. Read More

Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans


Saints coach Sean Payton is willing to concede that New Orleans' preseason hasn't been ideal as far as creating cohesion among projected regulars. A handful of veterans who were expected to compete for starting or regular roles haven't practiced or played much at all... Read more

Deke's Tiger Tidbits: LSU vs McNeese State preview


Thank God, it's finally game week!  The 2015 college football season is here and the 13/14 ranked LSU Tigers open their season Saturday night in Death Valley against in-state foe McNeese State. The Tigers and Cowboys have met only once before, back in 2010, when LSU handed the Cowboys a 32-10 loss in Death Valley. Read More

Steve: Saints trade WR Jalen Saunders to Patriots


With the emergence of Marcus Murphy, WR/return specialist Jalen Saunders became expendable.  Instead of just cutting ties with him , the Saints have managed to find a trade partner. Saunders has been shipped to New England for a conditional draft pick. Read More

Les Miles has named LSU Football's starting QB


A mid-afternoon trip to the hospital didn’t put a dent in Les Miles’ sense of humor, though it seems to have given him a greater appreciation for the literary classics of Mark Twain. Read More


 

Les Miles: "I OD'ed on coffee"


After not feeling well this morning and going to the hospital as a precaution, LSU head football coach Les Miles is back on campus and with the team. Read More
 
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