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10-year-old found with loaded gun at Thibodaux elementary school


Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews reported a 10-year-old boy is in custody after bringing a loaded handgun to an elementary school in Thibodaux.  Read more...
 

Universal Studio subsidiary locates in New Orleans Regional Business Park


The film industry continues to show strong interest in the New Orleans area. Universal Studio's subsidiary Ebbtide Films has moved into the New Orleans Regional Business Park.  Read more...

 

Ex-New Orleans jailer accused in contraband case


An ex-jailer at the Orleans Parish Prison has been accused of smuggling cellphones and marijuana to inmates in exchange for cash.  Read more...
 

Senate committee backs bill targeting levee board


Senators have advanced a bill that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers public policy.  Read more...

 
School Guns

Lawmaker pulls bill that would have allowed for armed teachers


A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Read more...
Scary Bridge?

Is the causeway drive scary?


The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is still listed as the longest continuos bridge over water but should the 24 mile drive be considered scary? Read more...

Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans


Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans.  Read more...
 

Covington skateboard ban voted down


An ordinance that would have limited skateboarding in Covington was voted down by the City Council after dozens of opponents rallied in protest of the ban.  Read more...
 
Double Shooting

Two men critically wounded in shooting


New Orleans Police are looking for clues and suspects in a shooting that left two men critically injured in the 7th Ward. Cops say the 19-year-old and 23-year-old victims were shot.  Read more...
Bus Suicide

Cops: Woman kills self by jumping in front of bus full of kids


Police say a woman committed suicide by jumping in front of a school bus full of children in Terrebonne Parish. "The pedestrian who intentionally jumped in front of a Terrebonne Parish school bus Tuesday afternoon has died as a result of the injuries from the incident... Read more
Lakeshore Drive

Call for levee officials to reopen all lanes of Lakeshore Drive


Levee authorities in New Orleans are considering lifting the weekend traffic restrictions on Lakeshore Drive, allowing westbound traffic to proceed from the sea wall west of the Bayou St. John Bridge to Marconi Drive. Read more...
Endangered

2 eggs offer hope for endangered whooping cranes


Two eggs sitting on a nest of marsh grass and sticks in a crawfish pond offer a hope in a project to bring back the endangered whooping crane to south Louisiana. "Our fingers are crossed that next week we might have chicks hatching there... Read more
Sodomy Law

House kills bill to remove La.'s anti-sodomy law


The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law. Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith, a Democrat, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law.  Read more...
Oil Disaster

BP: Shore clean-up after Gulf oil spill ends in La


Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, BP has ended its "active" cleanup of Louisiana's coast. The company says the Coast Guard ended patrols Tuesday of the final three miles of affected shoreline in Louisiana. Read more...
Kissing Scandal

McAllister to spend Easter holiday with wife and family


Embattled U.S. Representative Vance McAllister will not make any public appearances this week, but he will return to work in Washington DC when Congress returns from a two week holiday recess. That's according to a statement released by his office.  Read more...
Gas $

Gas prices inching upward for Easter


Gas prices in Louisiana are on the rise according to Don Redman with AAA. Redman says, "The main driving factor right now for the increases in prices has everything to do with the expected increase in demand for the Easter Holidays... Read more
Cop Kills

Tangipahoa deputy kills man allegedly attacking mother


A Northshore cop has killed a suspect.  State Police are investigating after a Tangipahoa deputy shot the man in Hammond.  Trooper Greg Marchand says it started as a domestic call on Deborah Drive.  Read more...
REAL ID

Bill would let Louisaina drivers choose if they want REAL ID


Louisiana driver's licenses could move in line with a federal identification law, under a proposal that won the backing of the House Transportation Committee. Read more...
Heroin

Heroin sentences could go up to 99 years


A Louisiana Senate judiciary committee has approved legislation today that would allow  judges the discretion to  sentence  individuals  convicted  of  heroin distribution or possession to 99 years in prison. Read more...
Sharper Case

Sharper's Los Angeles hearing delayed


A judge in Los Angeles has postponed a hearing on rape charges against former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper to await the results of an upcoming bail hearing in Arizona. Read more...
Traffic Cameras

Westwego renews traffic camera contract


Westwego's City Council has voted to extend the city's contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, the Arizona company that provides equipment designed to slow motorists down. The council's unanimous vote directs Mayor Johnny Shaddinger to renew the contract... Read more
Deadline Day

Final day to file with the feds if you owe


There is no shortage of last minute filers. Some people haven't even started. "We wait until the last day... because its exciting," one man insisted. "I love it!" His wife said she doesn't find it exciting to wait until just hours before the filing deadline. "My heart's in my throat... Read more
Medical Pot

Doctor weighs medical marijuana ahead of debate in the Louisiana Capitol


It's sure to be a hot topic in Baton Rouge when it comes up this week: medicinal marijuana. Advocates of the drug say the herb could treat ailments and conditions such as chronic pain, glaucoma, seizure disorders and more. Read more...
Common Core

Lawmakers ask Jindal to shelve Common Core tests


Eight lawmakers are asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards. The lawmakers, all House members, sent a letter to the Republican governor Monday.  Read more...
Record Fest

Record crowds, crawfish and cold ones


Organizers of the French Quarter Festival say they shattered records this year. "This year's attendance figures indicate that nearly 733,000 festival-goers enjoyed the music, food, special events, and of course, the historic French Quarter.  This marks a significant increase... Read more
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Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints


Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Read More

TIgers beat Southern Miss in Pontiff Classic


LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field. The Tigers, winners of eight of their last nine games, improved to 28-9-1. Southern Miss dropped to 21-17. Read More

Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track


Just two weeks ago LSU’s baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game.  Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games. “Anytime you can win a series in this league you feel good about yourselves,” said Coach Mainieri. Read More

Babbitt's best not enough for Pelicans


James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.  Read more...
 

Baseball Clinches Arkansas Series with Walk-Off


 Sophomore right fielder Mark Laird hit a walk-off single to score pinch runner Jake Fraley in the Tiger's 5-4 series clincher over Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Read more...

Complete Masters coverage


The world’s top golfers have been battling for the green jacket at Augusta.  Click here for top Masters' news, the leaderboard and much more...

Oklahoma City thunders past Pelicans


Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night to clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.  Read more...
 

LSU beats Arkansas for 6th straight win


Junior right-hander Aaron Nola set a career high with 13 strikeouts in seven innings Friday night as eighth-ranked LSU posted a 5-3 win over No.  24 Arkansas at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More

Pels' Davis and Gordon shutdown for final 4 games


While the season is less than a week away from being over for the Pelicans, Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon’s year’s are officially done as of today.  The team announced that both players will miss the final four games of the season. Read More

Kristian: Bush recoups fine money from Harvin hit


Saints safety Rafael Bush is $21,000 dollars richer today after successfully appealing a fine from the NFL for his hit on Seahawks WR Percy Harvin in the divisional play off game this past January. Read More
 
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