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Slidell Police cracking down on 'aggressive panhandling'


After complaints for months about litter and aggressive behavior, the Slidell Police Department says officers are monitoring transients in certain areas and enforcing the law when necessary. Read more...
State Troopers

State troopers packing up to leave


Louisiana State Police are phasing out those additional patrols in the French Quarter, right after this big Halloween weekend.  Read more...
Mary Landrieu

Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race


Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term.
Since then, Landrieu has lost much of that post-Katrina goodwill. Read more ...
Trick or Treat

How late is too late to trick or treat?


It should be a great night for trick or treaters. But sometimes people trick or treat longer than they should. Opinions certainly differ when it comes to how late is too late to trick or treat. Read more...
Entertainment U

Loyola offering degrees tailored to New Orleans entertainment


Students at Loyola University in New Orleans are being groomed for jobs in Hollywood South. Loyola is also launching a program that takes advantage of the city's musical roots. Read more...
Stay Away

Louisiana tells Ebola docs to skip convention until quarantine is over


Thousands of medical experts are coming to New Orleans for a big meeting that starts this weekend, but the state is telling some of the doctors not to take part.  "What I have asked of those people coming is that if they have been exposed to Ebola... Read more
Frost Sunday?

Cold air pushing in, bringing frost to Louisiana


It looks like the coldest weather, so far, this fall will hit Louisiana this weekend.  CS Ross, with the National Weather Service, says a cold front is moving through the Bayou State today. "Ushering in a much cooler air mass for this weekend.  Read more...
Voodoo Music

Voodoo Music + Arts festival at City Park


Halloween weekend means the Voodoo music festival in New Orleans City Park. The annual celebration of alternative, hip-hop, metal and electronic music runs through Sunday. Read more...
Sen. Election

UNO Poll: Cassidy wins runoff next month over Landrieu


A new poll on the US Senate race conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center shows 21-percent of the voters are undecided heading into the November 4th election on Tuesday.  Read more...
Porn Arrest

Slidell man arrested for distributing child pornography


Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Slidell man has been arrested and charged with 25 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles.  Read more...
 
Health Care Act

5th Circuit to hear challenge to health act


A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled December arguments on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act.  Read more...
 
Children Killed

Two Beaux Bridge children killed while walking to school


State Police say two children died and a third was seriously injured when they were struck by a pickup while walking to school. Trooper Jared Sandifer says the accident happened around 8 a.m. Thursday on Martin Street in Beaux Bridge.  Read more...
 
Rape Case

Cops: Woman raped small child, had sex with dog


A Jefferson Parish woman is in jail for allegedly raping a little boy and having sex with a dog.  Authorities say they have strong evidence in the case. The sheriff's office confirms deputies have arrested 26-year-old Angeline Lodice... Read more
Mislabeled?

Mystery shrimp in New Orleans?


An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation. Read more...
Ebola Fears

Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference


Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away ... Read more
Jindal-Records

Jindal administration accused of destroying records


Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration may have improperly destroyed records in the state employee health insurance program, in the middle of a heavily-criticized rewrite of benefit plans. Read more ...

 
Keys to Win

Keys to Saints victory should be obvious, says Who Dat Nation


The Saints play their second-straight prime-time game tonight, their first meeting with division rival the Carolina Panthers. What do citizens of the Who Dat Nation think the Saints need to do to get their first road victory of the season? Read more...
Much Cooler

Cooler weather on tap for trick or treaters, weekend


A cold front has pushed out the muggy air and highs in the 80's, leaving cool and crisp conditions.  "The weather could not be more beautiful," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel.  "Mid 70's for highs, evening temps in the 60's."  Read more...
Saints Dining

Many Saints fans dine out to watch the game


When the Saints play the Panthers tonight many fans will be at home on the couch eating comfort food and snacks. For others it's a night to watch the game out, in a restaurant or sports bar. How good is the restaurant business when the Saints play? Read more...
Parade Time

Halloween trick has the Saints competing with a New Orleans treat


New Orleans' official Halloween parade rolls through the CBD tonight. But, the Krewe of Boo has scheduled a somewhat scary date for its fright night celebration. The 13-float parade kicks off at 6:30, just an hour before the Saints game kicks off in Charlotte.  Read more...
Shrimp Fraud

Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling


Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.
Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp... Read more
Peralta Trial

Change of venue granted for Peralta case


A judge in St. Bernard granted a request Wednesday for a change of venue in the sexual battery case involving Parish President David Peralta.  Read more...
 
School Ruling

Ruling expected Friday in Louisiana charter schools lawsuit


A state district judge says he will rule Friday on whether he'll issue a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from getting $60 million under Louisiana's public school financing formula.  Read more...
 
Security

Federal official: some extra security will be visible, some won't


Federal officials say there will be enhanced security -- some of it visible, some of it more clandestine -- at federal offices around the country. Read more...
Cavity Searches

Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches


Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. Read more ...

 
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Steve: Joe Morgan suspended by the Saints


Sean Payton announced after today’s practice that wide receiver Joe Morgan was placed on the reserve / suspended list.  Coach gave no further details. Morgan’s response on twitter to the news pretty much sums it up all for Saints fans as well... Read More

Steve: Inside the SEC week ten


The #3 and #4 teams in the initial College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings get together in Oxford this weekend. The winner will stay in the thick of the SEC West race; while the loser is probably out of the playoff race.  Other than that contest there is much SEC appeal on the docket this week. Read More

Deke: NFL concerns over player safety is a bunch of BS


The NFL talks a big game when it comes to the safety of its players.  But how in the hell could the most powerful league in the history of sports be so damn dumb? Read More

5 things learned from Saints' 28-10 win in Carolina


While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game - or any game, for that matter - on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different. Revenge.  Read more...

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week nine


Sit Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. How could I have Big Ben on my sit list after last week’s historic performance?  Well, that was last week and now Pittsburg faces a Baltimore defense that has kept him in check. I’d look elsewhere for my starting QB. Read More

Keys to Saints victory should be obvious, says Who Dat Nation


The Saints play their second-straight prime-time game tonight, their first meeting with division rival the Carolina Panthers. What do citizens of the Who Dat Nation think the Saints need to do to get their first road victory of the season? Read more...

Saints, Panthers square off for NFC South lead


 Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South. That's something they haven't been able to do this season. The Saints are 3-0 at home but 0-4 away from the Superdome... Read more

Bobby: Saints brought a butt-whoopin to Carolina


The Saints are in first place in the NFC South after a badly-needed road win against the Carolina Panthers, and the Cajun Cannon was very encouraged with the win and the added momentum after the win against Green Bay. Read More

T-Bob: A primer on the new college playoff system


The College Football Playoff Selection committee released their first team rankings yesterday and while the reaction hasn’t been wholly positive I believe that the majority of fans are pleased with the committee’s initial findings.  In case you don’t know I will give you a very general, very brief overview as to how the new College Playoff system works. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week nine - Carolina


My advice as your NFL stock broker is to buy shares of the Black & Gold now!  The team we saw Sunday dismantling the Packers is more of what I thought the Saints would look like this year. The question is now can they sustain that kind of play on the road this week in Carolina on Thursday night football? Read More
 
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