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4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial


Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings.
The request was filed among other documents ... Read more
Jags-Tigers

SWAC Title game on the line in Bayou Classic


One of the best stories in college football this season will get national attention on Saturday when the Grambling State Tigers try to complete their remarkable turnaround, by beating Southern in the Bayou Classic.  Read more...
Black Friday

Attorney General reminds shoppers to shop smart


The Louisiana Attorney General's Office reminds shoppers to stay safe and shop smart this holiday season.  Director of the Public Protection Division, Sam Pleasant, says you should be on the lookout for holiday shopping scams.  Read more...
Lights On!

Celebration in the Oaks opens


It's the holiday lights spectacular of the season and it opens this weekend. Bob Becker CEO of City Park says Celebration in the Oaks kicks off this evening at 6. "Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving and we run it the whole weekend... Read more
Leftovers?

Some Thanksgiving leftovers best left behind


You're likely faced with lots of leftovers today. Some good, some iffy. Turkey sandwiches are likely on the menu at many area homes today. But, our own food expert, Tom Fitzmorris, isn't much of a fan when it come to leftovers.  Read more...
Assault Death

Slidell man killed after hitting ex-wife's daughter


The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office says a 49-year-old Slidell man was shot and killed Wednesday morning after allegedly hitting his estranged wife's daughter in the head with a baton.  Read more...
 
Kenner Sewers

Kenner mayor moves to create city sewer department


Kenner has taken the initial steps to create a city sewer
department.   Sewer services are currently provided by private contractor Veolia Water North America.  Read more ...

 
Carjacking

Carjacked car and child recovered


New Orleans Police say a vehicle that was carjacked at a gas station with a 1-year-old inside has been recovered blocks from the scene and that the child is safe. Read more...
 
No Smoking

New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places


A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in one of America's most famously libertine cities.  In a move surely to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal  ... Read more
Work Day

A growing number of people work for Thanksgiving


It appears to be a trend that's growing.  With more businesses open today, like hotels, restaurants, and some retailers, more people have to report to work.  Read more...

 
Stuffing Day

The nation's feast day is a most 'full-feeling' one


Be thankful Thanksgiving only comes once a year...the extra pounds may well be with you all year long. It's a day that drives dieticians nuts....a holiday devoted to over-eating.  Read more...
 
ADHD

DHH head: 'Alarming rate' of ADHD medication in LA


Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Overturned gay marriage bans in MS and AR, what about LA?


Mississippi and Arkansas became the latest states to have a federal judge rule that their gay marriage bans violated the US Constitution. Those two rulings came down This week. Read more...
Worker Shocked

Worker shocked on bar roof


Officials say a construction worker's tool belt accidently came into contact with a high voltage power line Wednesday as he was working on the roof of Tracey's Bar on Magazine Street. Read more...
Campaign Cash

Cassidy has $1.3M for final days of Senate race


Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has $1.3 million to spend in the final days of his front-runner campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.  Read more...
 
Body Found

Body found in Central City garbage can


The New Orleans Police Department found the body of an unidentified female inside a garbage can in the rear of a house in the 3300 block of Danneel Street Wednesday afternoon.  Read more...
 
Reality Show

Another Louisiana family in a new A&E reality show


It's a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn't Robertson.  Meet the Busbices, stars of A&E's new series "Country Buck$."  Read more ...
La. Protests

Protesters demonstrate in several La. cities


Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.  About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, ... Read more
Flying Tips

Tips for holiday air travelers


People taking to the skies for Thanksgiving travel are urged to arrive early at the airport and follow the rules to help make the process as smooth as possible. Read more and check on the status of New Orleans arrivals and departures...
 
Spill Claims

Audit: Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly


A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit, conducted by Chicago-based McGladrey LLP, concluded the program is "well-designed and appropriate"... Read more
Replica Ships

Floating Columbus museums in Houma


Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina and Pinta, will be on display in Houma starting today.  The ships are floating museums educating the public on the type of ship that Columbus used during the age of discovery.  Read more...
Thanksgiving

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?


Today is the most traveled day of the year.  We asked people downtown how they're spending their Thanksgiving? "I go to my parents house and they get to see the grandkids and have a great time and eat lots of food," one woman said.  Read more...
New Hotel?

Committee OKs plan for new French Quarter hotel


Over the objection of some French Quarter residents, the Vieux Carre Commission's Architectural Committee gave initial approval to a plan to convert a vacant 19th-century riverfront building into the first new French Quarter hotel in decades.  Read more...
Holiday Travel

Most people traveling this Thanksgiving since 2007


AAA says more than 46 million Americans will be hitting the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, which is the most since 2007. "Let's don't make any mistake that the idea the past several months we've been seeing the lowest gas prices in almost four years... Read more
N.O. Protest

Protesters try to block expressway traffic in New Orleans


Dozens of protesters marched through New Orleans Tuesday evening chanting, "Don't shoot, hands up!" It was in response to a grand jury in Missouri refusing to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the city of Ferguson.  Read more...
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Steve: Know Your Enemy, week 13 - Pittsburgh


Well, my reverse jinx didn’t work picking the Ravens to win this past week.  Honestly, I don’t know if any superstitions or hexes can help the struggling Saints right now.  Read More

Ray Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'


Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately,'' the players' union said Friday.  Read more...
 

Saints' Payton preaches perspective during skid


Saints coach Sean Payton wants his players to be mindful of memorable turnarounds in sports history. If anything, it could make New Orleans' immediate future look a little less bleak on the heels of a three-game losing streak.  Read more...

SWAC Title game on the line in Bayou Classic


One of the best stories in college football this season will get national attention on Saturday when the Grambling State Tigers try to complete their remarkable turnaround, by beating Southern in the Bayou Classic.  Read more...

T-Bob: LSU gets lucky break with win over Aggies


For the third year in a row the LSU Tigers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies on the back of a dominant defensive performance.  The game didn’t start well as an early INT and a big play saw A&M jump out to a 7-0 lead - however the defense would stifle Kevin Sumlin’s dynamic offense throughout the entire night. Read More

Kristian: Lewis "steamed up" at Rob Ryan critics


Defensive about Rob:  Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro said it yesterday: “Lay off Rob,” and cornerback Keenan Lewis is the latest player to come to the defense of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. “I’m tired of them blaming my coach... it aint my coach." Read More

Aggies and LSU meet on Thanksgiving


The Texas A&M Aggies will play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011 when they host LSU, hoping the game stokes a rivalry between the teams. The Aggies faced their more than century-old rival Texas on the holiday for years... Read more

Deke: NFL Top Ten, week 13


The AFC North is like the SEC West and all of those teams are real good!  The Patriots are on a serious roll and the preview of the Super Bowl could be taking place this week in Lombardi Land.  Here is my top ten for this week in the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Vaccaro says "Lay off Rob Ryan"


Rob Ryan has gone from the toast of the town in New Orleans in 2013, to the whipping boy this season with the Saints off to a 4 and 7 mark and a defensive unit that is struggling to get off the field on third down, hasn't scored a defensive touchdown in two seasons and can't stop the run consistently. Read More

T-Bob: LSU should beat TAMU in great match-up


I don’t care if Porter is out and Pocic is at center.  I don’t care if the game is on the road.  I don’t care who plays quarterback.  TAMU has a terrible defense and the Tigers should be able to move the ball and score, bottom line! Read More
 
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