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Louisiana budget deal negotiated, but will it pass in House?


With time running short, Louisiana's lawmakers Tuesday moved the pieces of a budget-rebalancing deal into place. But final passage of the plan to close a $304 million deficit remained far from certain in a special session that must end Wednesday. Read more...
Salons

Judge refuses to toss bias claims over salon inspections


A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Louisiana state regulators of racially discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners. Read more...
Troopers' Trip

Governor Edwards orders full investigation into troopers' side trips


Governor John Bel Edwards is ordering a full investigation into trips made by State Police officers, amid a report four troopers took side excursions to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon on the taxpayers' dime during a business trip to San Diego. Read more...
Sunny Outlook

Local business optimism is soaring


Despite the drag of tough times in the oil patch, a new report from JP Morgan Chase finds optimism is soaring among Louisiana business executives compared to just a year ago. Read more...
Epps Arrested

"The Hangover' actor Mike Epps arrested after altercation at Harrah's


Actor and comedian Mike Epps, known for his role in The Hangover,"the actor and comedian perhaps best known for his role in “The Hangover” was arrested along with another man after police say he attacked a tourist at Harrah's Casino in New Orleans.  Read more...

 
Endymion Route

City crews remove rope, tape from Endymion route


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu warned folks that the city wouldn't let them use caution tape or rope or any other physical barriers to try and reserve spots to watch Mardi Gras, and today, city crews made good on that. Read more...
Money Stolen

Jefferson Parish audit again finds school employee theft


Officials say employees stole from Jefferson Parish public schools for the third year in a row.  
It's reported that an audit released Monday found that an elementary school account clerk took about $2,100 in student activity funds ...Read more
Shot To Death

Victim in New Orleans killing identified as Mississippi man


Authorities have identified a man shot to death on Canal Street in New Orleans as 37-year-old Kentri Harper of Jackson, Mississippi.  New Orleans police say the gunfire early Sunday morning left Harper dead and another man wounded.  Read more...

 
Music Is A Drug

Our favorite songs act as a drug, according to researchers


When we hear that favorite song it can make us happy and ease the pain much like a drug can, according to research at McGill University in Canada.  Those songs can act as medicine or a drug on what we're feeling at that moment.  Read more...  

 
Man Killed

Police investigating murder near Hammond


The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said a 22-year-old man was shot and killed at an apartment complex early this morning.  The incident happened at a complex on Woodlands Drive just after midnight.  Read more...

 
Fast Food Sale

Burger King, parent company to buy Popeyes for $1.8B


Restaurant Brands International says it's buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.  The move fits with Restaurant Brands' approach of taking over well-known fast-food chains ...Read more
Recall Bill

Bill to make it easier to recall politicians


Covington State Representative Paul Hollis plans to propose a bill for the upcoming regular session of the Louisiana Legislature that would make it easier to remove a politician from office. It comes amid a recall effort of Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni after... Read more
Starting Over

More Boomers retiring to start their own companies


When you think "entrepreneur," you probably picture some young Mark Zuckerberg-wannabe or Elon Musk type. But according to a report from the Kaufman Foundation and the Small Business Administration, it's the baby boomers who have had the highest rate of... Read more
FEMA Help

Fewer signing up with FEMA than expected


FEMA says people are not registering for federal tornado relief in the numbers they had expected after twisters hit in Orleans and Livingston Parishes. The push is on to get more individuals impacted to register for assistance.  So far fewer than... Read more
Budget Deal?

Broad outlines of budget deal take shape in La. Legislature


Lawmakers edged closer Monday to a deal for closing Louisiana's $304 million budget deficit, with House and Senate leaders saying the broad outlines of a compromise are settled if they can get rank-and-file members to agree.  Read more...
Breather

NOLA gets ready for round 2 of Mardi Gras visitors


After a weekend jam-packed carnival parades and the NBA All-Star game, we get a brief, two-day break, before the city starts filling up all over again on Wednesday. By the weekend it's likely to be standing room only. Read more...
\"Slam Dunk\"

Landrieu: This weekend was a slam dunk


Mayor Mitch Landrieu this afternoon talked about the economic impact the NBA Allstar weekend had on the city of New Orleans, not counting the parades that were happening at the same time.  Read more...

 
Budget

Gov. Edwards backs Senate budget-rebalancing plan


Gov. John Bel Edwards supports the Senate's proposal for closing Louisiana's budget deficit. Read more...
Divided

Dividing lines drawn: House and Senate try to negotiate deal


Lawmakers in the state House and Senate have staked out their positions, each drawing up proposals to close Louisiana's $304 million deficit.  Now, the two sides have three days remaining in the budget-rebalancing special legislative session to reach a deal. Read more...
Wasting Money?

LSP investigates troopers' side trips to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon


Louisiana State Police has launched an investigation into the spending of four troopers who made stops at the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas while on their way to a training conference in San Diego. Read more...
Overtime Probe

Law officers' cross-country trek, on overtime, prompts probe


Records show that thousands of dollars in overtime was paid to Louisiana State Police officials to drive across the country and stay at a Las Vegas resort and casino and the Grand Canyon on their way to a law enforcement conference in California.  Read more...
 
 
Search Still On

Search still on for 2 escaped inmates


The search continues for two inmates that escaped the Tangipahoa Parish jail yesterday afternoon due to a structural defect of the original building design.  23-year-old Christopher Woolridge and 20-year-old Daeshawn Woolridge remain on the loose.   Read more...

 
Ban Begins

30-day crabbing ban in effect


A 30-day closed season for crabbing begins today in the Bayou State. Crustacean Program Manager for Marine Fisheries at LDWF Jeff Marx says the crab population is down in Louisiana. He says they’re hoping this ban will help boost the crab population ...Read more
Trump's Grade

President Trump has been in office a month, so how's he doing?


On this President's Day, President Donald Trump marks exactly one month in office.  It's expected that this week Trump will reveal his revised immigration and travel ban.  We checked with some folks downtown ...Read more
Politics Stress

Report: Political stress at an all-time high


A new poll from the American Psychological Association finds stress caused by politics at an all time high -- and the stress crosses party lines. Seventy-two percent of Democrats said the election results are still causing them stress. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans said... Read more
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Deke: The most important 24 hours in New Orleans basketball


In a 24 hour span the New Orleans Pelicans went from maybe-could-be to legit future contenders without even playing a single game. Read More

Steve: 5 games in 6 days for LSU baseball


Baseball season for LSU is off and running.  The Tigers went 3-0 opening weekend and don't get to ease into things as they must now must deal with 5 games in the next 6 days. Read More

LSU Basketball can tie a 50 year record tonight... for losses


LSU is on the verge of history heading into Tuesday night’s 6 p.m. tipoff against Auburn. Unfortunately for the hosts, it’s the wrong side of history. Johnny Jones’ Tigers (9-17, 1-13 SEC) have dropped 13 in a row, one short of tying the school record set 50 years ago. Read more...

Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal


DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento - and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. Read more...

Pelicans send Tyreke back to Sacramento in multi-player deal


The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Read More

AD breaks Wilt's record, West wins 192-182


Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night.  Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.  Read more...

 

LSU over Air Force 10-3 to complete weekend sweep


Opening day was all about the veterans for LSU, with the ‘Fab Four’ and Alex Lange playing starring roles during an emotional double-header sweep of Army. On Sunday, it was predominantly the new guys who took their turns in the spotlight for the first time.  Read more...

 

Poché logs seven-inning no-hitter in 6-0 LSU win over Army


By his own nature Jared Poché is a grinder. Without overpowering stuff, his aim is to be steady on the mound, not dominant. Read more...

Deichmann homers, Lange leads LSU past Army 9-0 in season opener


Eight days ago a baseball broke Greg Deichmann’s face in three places, requiring surgery and placing his opening day status in jeopardy. Read more...

Norris, Davis lead Alabama to 90-72 win over struggling LSU


Coach Avery Johnson applauded Alabama's performance all around even if the New Orleans native wasn't quite prepared to break out in a Mardi Gras-style celebration. Read more...
 
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