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Shrimp Season

Louisiana shrimp season starts well, but prices down

This year's spring shrimp season has begun and fishermen say their first hauls are full of large white shrimp and average brown shrimp. But Louisiana fishermen say the abundance of imported shrimp continues to hurt them.  Read more...
Deadly Crashes

State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend

Louisiana State Police say the Memorial Day weekend got off to a deadly start on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people.  Read more...
Plea Appeal

Mandeville businessman's sentence in scam overturned

A politically connected Mandeville businessman and media consultant's guilty plea in an alleged advertising scheme has been overturned by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th Circuit ruled that Raymond Reggie was not given the opportunity to say he felt coerced into the plea.  Read more... 
Pels Guard Dead

Police: Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones shot after breaking down door

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. Read more...
New Sinkhole

Yet another sinkhole opens in Canal St.

Another portion of Canal Street has collapsed in downtown New Orleans. Read more...
Pels Guard Dead

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones dead from gunshot wound

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday afternoon that.23-year-old Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has died. Dejean-Jones suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and bled to death, according to Yahoo Sports.  Read more...
Player Dead

Pelicans release statement on death of guard Bryce DeJean-Jones

Bryce DeJean-Jones, described as a "promising" player for the New Orleans Pelicans, was shot dead in Dallas last night, according to multiple reports. Read more...
Storm Prep

Emergency officials prepare for hurricane season

Emergency managers along the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast say they have their plans in place for the 2016 hurricane season that begins Wednesday. State officials warn it's been several years since Louisiana and Mississippi have been hit by a hurricane.  Read more...
Citizens' Head

Ex-Oklahoma insurance exec to head La. Citizens Insurance

A former Oklahoma insurance executive has been chosen to head the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state's property insurer of last resort. Richard Newberry has been named the new chief executive officer.  Read more...
Hurricane Fraud

Napoleonville woman pleads guilty to lying to federal agent

Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Napoleonville woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a claim filed following Hurricane Gustav. 33-year-old Cherkissa Jackson entered the plea to an indictment charging her with one count of false statements.  Read more...
Young Drinkers

Bill would end possible jail time for underage drinkers

Lawmakers don't think underage drinkers should face jail time. A bill sent to the governor's desk this week would remove the possibility that someone under the age of 21 could be jailed up to six months if caught in possession of an alcoholic beverage.  Read more...
Grilling Tips

Outdoor grilling tips for the holiday weekend

The Memorial Day weekend means backyard barbecues for a lot of folks. Whether it's hot dogs and burgers, chicken or steaks, it can be a real treat. It can also be a challenge to do it right and avoid mistakes.  Read more...
Highway Safety

Highway safety chief urges caution, patience during holiday

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reminds highway users to exercise caution and patience during the Memorial Day holiday, which could see near-record numbers of travelers on the road.  Read more...
LSU Board

Edwards names 3 to LSU Board of Supervisors

Gov. John Bel Edwards has named two new faces to the LSU Board of Supervisors who will replace members appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal and reappointed another.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending May 21 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims rose to 3,165 from the previous week's total of 2,969.  Read more...
Juvenile Sex

Pregnant Thibodaux woman arrested for having sex with juvenile

A pregnant Thibodaux woman has been arrested after having a sexual relationship with a juvenile. Thibodaux Police Cpl. David Melancon says 24-year-old Alison Thibodaux had an inappropriate relationship with a teenager, which ended last December.  Read more...
Terrebonne Cuts

Terrebonne Parish slashes spending to retain balanced budget

Terrebonne Parish departments have slashed almost $6 million in budgeted expenditures in a precautionary move to keep the budget balance amid uncertain economic times. Parish President Gordy Dove says the exact total in proposed cuts totals is in the region of $5.8 million.  Read more...
Wildlife Cash

Louisiana Operation Game Thief issues $9,600 in rewards

Louisiana Operation Game Thief, Inc., a Louisiana wildlife crime-stoppers program, has awarded $9,600 to citizens statewide who helped state agents thwart wildlife and fisheries violators. The group this month reviewed 20 cases that included tips from public informants.  Read more...
Budget Hearing

Emotional budget hearing as people plead for health services

Parents of children with developmental disabilities chastised state lawmakers, describing it as unconscionable they have to return year after year to plead for financing for children's health services.  The comments Friday came in an emotional day of public testimony.  Read more...
Special Session

Governor officially calls June special session on taxes

Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially called his second special session on taxes, aimed at bailing out the budget, to begin June 6 and run for less than three weeks. The Democratic governor has talked for months about his plans to bring lawmakers back to Baton Rouge.  Read more...
Common Core

No fireworks in hearing on Common Core standards rewrite

Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards has provoked passionate arguments and lengthy hearings in recent years. But revisions to those English and math standards sparked nothing similar Friday.  Read more...
Jail Reforms

Judge in New Orleans jail case criticizes communication gaps

The judge overseeing a hearing on whether the New Orleans sheriff should be stripped of control of the city's jail has criticized the lack of communication between various government agencies.  Read more... 
Sentence Limit

House halts bid to create 3-year mandatory minimum sentences

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have rejected a proposal to require a minimum three-year prison sentence in certain criminal cases, saying it would take too much power away from local judges. Only 33 House members voted for the proposal.  Read more...
Cheaper Beef

Lots of beef available for the Memorial Day holiday

Grillers are in luck as there is plenty of beef to cook up this Memorial Day weekend. CEO of the Cattle Producers of Louisiana Dave Foster says beef was sold to retailers at a lower price compared to previous years ...Read more
Drug Arrest

Baton Rouge man accused of making young boys smoke marijuana

Police say a 29-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of making his 8- and 10-year-old relatives smoke marijuana faces cruelty charges.  Police reported that the Jason Louis Taylor rolled marijuana blunts and provided them to the young boys on several occasions, ...Read more
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Tigers Lose

Tigers lose SEC Tournament to Florida

The rally possum must have taken the Memorial Day weekend off. He was no where to be found on Saturday in Hoover, Alabama, as four Florida pitchers struck out 11 LSU hitters in a 1-0 blanking of the Tigers. Read more...

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones dead from gunshot wound

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday afternoon that.23-year-old Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has died. Dejean-Jones suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and bled to death, according to Yahoo Sports.  Read more...

Pelicans release statement on death of guard Bryce DeJean-Jones

Bryce DeJean-Jones, described as a "promising" player for the New Orleans Pelicans, was shot dead in Dallas last night, according to multiple reports. Read more...

Oklahoma defeats Louisiana-Lafayette in NCAA Super Regional

No. 3 seeded Oklahoma held off a late rally by No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette to defeat the Ragin' Cajuns 7-6 in the NCAA softball Norman Super Regional. OU wins the best-of-three regional two-games-to-none and advances to the Women's College World Series.  Read more...

LSU to retire Todd Walker's jersey

The LSU Hall of Fame committee has unanimously approved retiring all-America second baseman Todd Walker's jersey. The university said Friday that Walker's jersey will be retired in a ceremony prior to a Tigers' game during the 2017 baseball season.  Read more...

LSU to face Florida for a trip to the SEC title game

LSU will face Florida in the SEC Baseball Tournament semifinals Saturday for a trip the championship.  The Gators advanced Friday night after beating Mississippi State 12 to 2.
The winner of the LSU - Florida game will face the winner of... Read more

Steve: Rob Ryan not to blame for poor Saints defense?

It’s no surprise that Rob Ryan has opened his mouth, the only real shocker is that it took this long. He told the MMQB that the last two years in New Orleans, those weren’t his defenses. Read More

LSU tops Mississippi State, 6-2, to earn bye into SEC Tourney semifinals

After two dramatic comebacks in as many days, Jared Poche’ set out to give the now-famous rally possum an evening off. The fruits of his labor earned LSU a well-deserved Friday off in Hoover and a 6-2 victory over top-seeded Mississippi State in the SEC tourney.  Read more...

Pelicans' Davis not named All-NBA, loses $24 million

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is out about $24 million after not being named to the All-NBA first, second or third team. Now his five-year extension is worth $121 million instead of $145 million.  Read more...

Bobby: Very competitive practice from Saints today

The media got their first offseason glance at the Black and Gold today and Bobby said that early on in practice the Saints offense took control, but the defense would finish up strong. Read More
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