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Racist Receipt

French Quarter restaurant issues customer racist receipt


A French Quarter restaurant has issued an apology after a server gave an African-American patron a lunch receipt with a racial profanity typed onto it.  Read more...
 
Teacher Sex Case

Investigation into St. Charles DA launched in Destrehan teacher sex case


The Metropolitan Crime Commission has asked the state Attorney General's office to investigate the sentence of the Destrehan High School teacher who had sex with one of her students. Shelley Dufresene admitted to the act in exchange for no jail time.  Read more...
Jindal Travels

Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs


Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want Jindal's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs.  Read more...
 
Jindal Defense

Governor Jindal defends his religious freedom executive order


Governor Bobby Jindal's religious freedom executive order is receiving strong criticism from democrats. The leader of the state democratic party, state Senator Karen Peterson, says she can't believe Jindal would issue the order.  Read more...
 
Police Reforms

Judge says New Orleans police reforms not fast enough


A federal judge says efforts by the New Orleans Police Department to eliminate unconstitutional practices and turn the city's police into a modern force are moving too slowly.  Read more...
 
Police Computer

Louisiana motor vehicles offices can't process transactions


Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana are expected to reopen Friday morning, a day after being unable to process transactions because of a fire at the state police data center.  Read more...
 
Budget Proposal

Louisiana House passes $24B budget proposal for next year


A $24.3 billion budget proposal for next year that contains fewer cuts than lawmakers had feared but still leaves public health care programs short received passage Thursday from the Louisiana House.  Read more...
 
Landrieu Reax

New Orleans Mayor blasts Jindal with counter executive order


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial religious objections executive order by issuing an order of his own. It reaffirms that the city has banned acts of discrimination for numerous reasons.  Read more...

 
2 1/2 Years

Man sentenced for money laundering


A Slidell man has been sentenced to 21/2 years in prison for money laundering.  Federal prosecutors say in a news release that 44-year-old Richard Zanco was sentenced Wednesday on charges involving $343,998 in bond funds ...Read more
Worker Dead

St. Tammany Sheriff's office to investigate after work site accident kills one


One person was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, north of New Orleans. Another victim was rescued after being trapped in dirt up to his shoulders. Read more...
Deadly Collapse

Trapped worker freed, another dead, after trench collapse


One person was killed and another was trapped when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish. Read more...
Deadly Collapse

One dead, one hurt in North Shore trench collapse


Police say workmen digging a trench in Covington became trapped when the trench collapsed this afternoon. Read more...
Budget Debate

Louisiana House debating next year's $24B budget proposal


After weeks of wrangling for ways to generate more money, the House is debating a more than $24 billion budget proposal for next year. A package of budget bills to finance government operations in the fiscal year that begins July 1 was up for consideration Thursday.  Read more...
 
Top 50

New Orleans is once again a top 50 city


The Census Bureau announced today that New Orleans population has grown significantly to the point that the city is back on the list of the top fifty cities in the U.S. and for the first time since Katrina. Read more...
OMV Down

Louisiana motor vehicles offices can't process transactions


Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana are unable to process transactions because of a fire at the state police data center.  State police spokesman Maj. Doug Cain said the data center fire Thursday morning shut down all automated systems ...Read more
Water Attack

Cops: Woman dumped boiling water on sleeping man


Authorities say a woman attacked her sleeping ex-boyfriend with boiling water and thumbtacks. Police Chief Todd Duplantis says 36-year-old Lynette Tyese Joseph threw a pot of boiling water on her sleeping 33 year-old ex-boyfriend.  Read more...
 
Not Smart

Fewer smartphones equal better grades


If you want your child to do better on exams,  keep them away from their smartphones.  A study from the London School of Economics found a link between banning smartphones in schools and increased test scores. Read more...
Angola Sued

Lawsuit claims Louisiana inmates receive inadequate medical care


Angola prisoners have sued Warden Burl Cain and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, alleging substandard medical care at the state penitentiary. Read more...
Senior Health

Louisiana ranks last in United Health 2015 Senior Report


The United Health Foundation ranks Louisiana 50th in the nation for Senior Health. That's last according to the Annual America's Health Rankings 2015 Senior Report.  Read more...
At the Beach

Levee authority to hear proposal to reopen Pontchartrain Beach


Today the levee authority for New Orleans is set to hear a proposal to reopen Pontchartrain Beach to the public for swimming and recreation. Read more...
More Travel

Record travels this Memorial Day weekend


AAA expects more Americans to travel this Memorial Day weekend than they have in the last 10 years. Spokesman Don Redman says they predict a 5-percent increase from last year in people who will travel for the holiday weekend.  Read more...
Fallout

Critics bash Jindal on 'religious freedom' executive order


Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to enact by executive order a proposal shot down by state lawmakers is raising questions about whether the Republican governor is overreaching legally. Hours after lawmakers shelved a divisive religious objections bill, Jindal issued an order... Read more
Tuition-TOPS

Tuition, TOPS cost-control bills move to House for debate


A package of bills that would take lawmakers out of the tuition-setting business and place new spending restrictions on Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program edged closer Wednesday to final legislative passage.  Read more...

 
Rallies To Win

LSU rallies after down by 5 to beat Auburn 9-8


After trailing by 5 runs in the 1st inning before ever having an at bat, LSU roared back with 6 runs in the 5th inning to beat Auburn in the SEC baseball tournament, 9-8.  The LSU Tigers had 10 hits nin the game with 3 errors.  Read more...
Settlement

$211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill


Lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have announced a $211 million settlement with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.  Read more...
 
 
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Report: Saints sign Peat, all picks under contract


According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Saints' first first-round draft pick, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, has signed with the team. Read more...

Pels forward Anthony Davis named to All-NBA first team


The NBA has that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to this year's All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career. AD led the league in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games he plays. Read More

Sloppy play by the Hogs helps Tigers advance in SEC Tournament


LSU took advantage of six errors from the Arkansas Razorbacks to post a 10-5 victory on Thursday night in Hoover, Alabama. Three of the errors came in the 1st inning as the Tigers scored 4 runs to begin the ball game.  Read more...
 

Tigers take on Razorbacks in SEC Baseball Tournament


Number one ranked LSU baseball takes on Arkasas tonight in the SEC Tournament after the team rallied back from a five-run deficit to beat Auburn 9-8 last night. The Tigers exploded for six runs in the 5th inning... Read more

Saints sign OL Mike McGlynn


The New Orleans Saints signed veteran Offensive Lineman Mike McGlynn Wednesday.  McGlynn played seven seasons in the NFL.  Last season McGlynn was with the Kansas City Chiefs. Read More

Does NOLA need a new stadium to land future Super Bowls?


New Orleans sports officials are putting any bitterness over losing out on a chance to host Super Bowl LII behind them, and make their best pitch for hosting the NFL's biggest event in 2019 or 2020. Read more...

Roger Goodell wants to hear from Tom Brady himself


The NFLPA has asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal of his 10-game suspension.  But it doesn’t sound like that’s happening, though the commissioner didn’t give a clear answer.  Read more...

 

Saints CB Lewis: "Everyone is holding themselves accountable"


The Saints have a logjam at cornerback heading into OTAs, mini-camp, and training camp.  Keenan Lewis has been the most consistant factor in the secondary during his two seasons with the team, and he’s also the longest tenured player at corner. Read More

Steve: LSU begins quest for 3rd straight SEC tournament title


Who says LSU is a football school? Fighting Tiger baseball enters this week’s SEC Tournament as the two-time defending tourney champs, and have won the event an outstanding five times in the past seven seasons. Will the Purple and Gold make it a three-peat in Hoover this year? Read More

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance


The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers.  The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee's proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. Read more...
 
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