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Sandwiches star at Sunday's po-boy fest

The Oak Street Po-boy Festival makes it easy to sample a variety of New Orleans' iconic French bread sandwiches. This year's options include favorites from years past, like GW Fins fried lobster po-boy and Crabby Jack's slow-roasted duck.  Read more... 
Metairie Murder

JPSO investigating Sunday morning murder in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday morning murder in Metairie. Sheriff Newell Normand says the JPSO headquarters received calls from neighbors shortly before 5 a.m. about gunshots fired in the 2600 block of Houma Blvd.  Read more...
Saturday Murder

Saturday night murder on Audubon Street

The NOPD is investigating a Saturday night murder in the Fontainebleau neighborhood. Police say it happened shortly before 7pm Saturday, in the 3100 block of Audubon street. Second District officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area.  Read more...
Metairie Murder

One arrested, one sought in deadly Metairie attack

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that investigators say viciously attacked another man in the 6200 block of Riverside Drive in Metairie. Read more...

Cab company faces closure over unpaid traffic camera fines

A Lafayette taxi company may shut down soon, because of 966 outstanding Redflex traffic camera tickets, amounting to nearly $56,000 owed.
Widow Sentence

Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband, and suspected in the death of her third, has been formally sentenced to life in prison. The mandatory sentence was handed down Friday for Emma Raine, who was convicted in August.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Florida woman killed in Slidell crash with Louisiana National Guard Humvees

Louisiana State Police say a Florida resident was killed and two Louisiana National Guardsmen were injured in a three vehicle fatal crash which occurred on I-10 near Gause Blvd. in Slidell Friday night. The crash, shortly after 8 p.m., claimed the life of  a 51-year-old woman.  Read more...
State Ballot

Changes to tuition rules among 6 amendments on La. ballot

Louisiana voters will sift through six constitutional changes proposed on the Nov. 8 ballot. The highest-profile amendment would give Louisiana's public college system management boards the ability to set tuition and fee rates without needing legislative approval.  Read more...

LSU offers new scholarship program for children of graduates

LSU has created a merit based scholarship for incoming freshman whose mom or dad graduated from LSU or are employed by the school. The Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program will be a fixed amount that is only available to Louisiana residents.  Read more...
Flood Request

Governor's latest request for federal flood aid upped to $4B

Gov. John Bel Edwards has bumped up his request for federal disaster aid to rebuild after August flooding ravaged south Louisiana, seeking $4 billion in assistance. The Democratic governor Friday released a letter he sent to President Barack Obama with the request.  Read more...
Duke in Debate?

White supremacist David Duke qualifies for Senate debate

White supremacist David Duke has qualified for a televised debate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. Duke's campaign hasn't said whether he plans to attend the debate, which will be held at historically black Dillard University.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Jobless rate rises, payrolls fall in Louisiana in September

The state's unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in September from 6.3 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2015. Though job seekers decreased, the number of unemployed Louisianans rose to 137,000 in September, 3,000 above August and 10,000 above September 2015.  Read more...

Tax Breaks

More restrictions planned for LA property tax break program

The governor is further tightening the rules for a property tax break given to manufacturers in Louisiana. Read more...
PSC Appointment

Former Louisiana House speaker picked by Edwards for PSC

Former Louisiana House Speaker Charlie DeWitt is the governor's temporary appointment to the state's utility regulatory board, the Public Service Commission. Read more...
Dead Whale

Juvenile sperm whale washes ashore on Louisiana coast

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to figure out how a 23 foot whale washed up on Little Florida Beach in Cameron Parish. Read more...

Edwards seeks cheaper environmental review for flood repairs

Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking a waiver of federal regulations that would require environmental reviews of any flood-damaged, single-family home that is repaired with federal disaster block grant aid. Read more...
Request Denied

Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas denied Russia request to monitor election

Oklahoma and two other states say they have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 election. The Oklahoma secretary of state's office says it received a letter in August from Russia's consulate general in Houston.  Read more...
Gas Tax

Louisiana residents warming to idea of gas tax increase

Department of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says, after meeting with residents in each region of the state, there seems to be growing support for increasing the state's gas tax. He says people realize that bigger investments need to be made in Louisiana's roads and bridges.  Read more...
Autumn in NOLA

Fall weather: The real deal

Finally, real fall weather! This cold front is running about three weeks later than normal, according to forecaster Robert Ricks at the National Weather Service in Slidell. Read more...
Senate Runoff?

John Kennedy-Foster Campbell runoff projected in new poll

A Raycom Media Poll on the U.S. Senate race has Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell leading the large field of candidates. In the survey, 24 percent say they plan on voting for Kennedy.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured including infant

Police continue to investigate a triple shooting that left one man dead and two others, including a 6-month-old child injured. New Orleans police say the shooting happened Thursday night in Algiers. The infant and two men were shot inside a vehicle.  Read more...
Racist Message

LSU students find racist message on apartment door

Authorities are investigating after a black Louisiana State University student says someone left a racist message on the back of a Halloween decoration on her and her roommates' off-campus apartment door.  LSU junior Clarke Perkins says that she contacted police.  Read more...
Cold Front

Cooler weather finally arrives!

It finally feel like Fall across Southeast Louisiana! The cold front has moved through, and much cooler and less humid air has moved in with plenty of sunshine.  Highs today will only be in the 70s, following day after day of record highs recently. "Tonight will be clear and comfortable with... Read more
Top Costumes

Most popular costumes for Halloween

What's hot for Halloween?  With just ten days, some costumes are getting real hard to find on store shelves. The National Retail Federation says there has been a change at the top of heap among most popualr costumes for children for the first time in more than a decade.  Read more and see the list...
Louisiana Pot?

New poll showing vast growth in acceptance of pot

A new poll from Gallup shows huge growth in the number of people who think the government needs to mellow out when it comes to pot. The poll shows 60 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana -- almost double the 31 percent in a... Read more
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Fall Classic

Dueling droughts: Cubs, Indians set to meet in World Series

At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year - next century, really - is finally here. A classic Fall Classic, for sure.  Read more... 

Fournette, Tigers top Ole Miss, 38-21

LSU running back Leonard Fournette broke something all right, and it wasn't the left ankle that had sidelined him for nearly a month. Fournette rewrote LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries, scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more.  Read more...

Fournette breaks single game rushing record as LSU beats Ole Miss

Leonard Fournette rushed for a school-record 284 yards and three touchdowns as the LSU Tigers won their third straight as they defeated Ole Miss 38-21. Read more...

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

Anthony Rizzo caught the ball for the final out and Wrigley Field erupted. Read more...

Fantasy Football: Can Mike Evans be the premier WR in week 7?

Owners must be aware of an early start time for a London game that features the Giants and Rams. Mike Evans enters this week as the top WR in my rankings taking on a San Fransisco defense that has struggled to defend WR1s all season long. Read More

Deke: Kansas City Chiefs will test Saints' mettle

OK simply put, if the Saints don’t want to be delegated to scoreboard watching and hoping for other teams to lose in order for them gain ground, then getting to five hundred this week would aid in that rather meaningless stat! Read More

Prep Recap: Patriots' rushing attack, defense suffocate Holy Cross

The John Curtis Christian Patriots (7-0, 4-0 in district) dominated the Holy Cross Tigers (2-6, 1-4 in district) on both sides of the field tonight at the Shrine on Airline, winning 27-7, to keep their undefeated season alive. Read More

T-Bob: LSU vs Ole Miss is a tale as old as time

So often this year it seems as if the LSU defense has been ignored.  Despite leading the SEC having only given up 6 touchdowns and ranking 4th in the nation allowing just 14 points per game, all the talk each week has surrounded the offense and their success or lack thereof. Read More

No. 25 LSU rolling into rivalry game with No. 23 Ole Miss

LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron has deflected questions about his past at Mississippi this week. He's dismissed story lines revolving around his opportunity to beat the program that gave him his first head coaching job in the SEC, and which fired him after three losing seasons.  Read more...

Robertson: Saints defense must continue to grow

Linebacker Craig Robertson has made a big splash in New Orleans since joining the Fleur De Lis D this past offseason. On Thursday night, #52 joined Kristian Garic for his first appearance on the Saints Players Show at Hooters in Metairie. Robertson commented on the Saints’ youth movement on the defensive side of the ball. Read More
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