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420 lb. of marijuana seized in Jefferson Parish


Louisiana State Police say a tip from California law enforcement led to the seizure of 420 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a Westwego man. Troopers arrested 32-year-old Michael Kwan after receiving information from law enforcement agents in San Jose, CA. Read more...
Clerk Arrest

Store clerk arrested for shooting suspected thief


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says officers responded to a report of a man shot at a convenience store Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. Officers arrived about 7:15 a.m. but were unable to locate a victim.  Read more... 
Still No Center

Tropical wave nears Puerto Rico, has 60% chance to become depression


The tropical wave over the Leeward Islands is nearing Puerto Rico but still does not have a defined center, according to the Hurricane Hunters' most recent pass through the storm. Read more...
Housing Plans

Gov Edwards announces housing plans for flood victims


Governor John Bel Edwards outlined plans for housing for flood victims.  At a Wednesday afternoon news conference the governor announce some temporary programs for flood victims. 
"One program is 'manufactured housing units'," Edwards said ...Read more
Rape Arrest

Retired Baton Rouge cop arrested on charges of juvenile rape


The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office today arrested a 53-year-old Barry Parrish, a former Baton Rouge cop, for allegedly raping a child. Read more...
Oil Lease Sale

Dismal oil tract sale results due to low prices


A federal official says low oil prices are the reason few companies were interested in bidding in the latest oil lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico. The $18 million sale was below last year's record low in total money offered, number of bids and number of companies participating.  Read more...
Hud Head Visit

HUD Secretary Julian Castro to visit Louisiana


After President Obama's recent tour of flood damage, Louisiana is getting another visit from a high-ranking official in the federal government. On Thursday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will travel to Baton Rouge.  Read more...
Regulations?

Lawmaker says 'Cajun Navy' idea was misunderstood


For the many volunteers who rescued hundreds of stranded flood victims by boat, the praise seems never ending but even a suggestion that these members of the so-called 'Cajun Navy' be registered with the state, touched off a firestorm of protests on social media. Read more...
Federal Aid

Number of FEMA aid-seekers edges up after floods


The number of people registering for federal disaster aid after Louisiana's heavy flooding continues to rise. The state said Wednesday that the number of registrants with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has reached 119,000. More than $132 million has been approved.  Read more...
Guilty Plea

Former TPSO detective pleads guilty in court


U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. announced that former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) Detective Dawn C. Foret, age 38, of Houma, pled guilty today to a one count Bill of Information for theft of government funds.  Read more...

 
Advisory Lifted

Covington lifts boil water advisory


Covington is telling its residents no longer should they boil their water. Read more...
Cleanup

DEQ signs order to expedite debris cleanup


Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown signs an emergency order that’s designed to expedite the process of cleaning up debris in flooded neighborhoods in the 20 parish area affected by the recent severe weather.  Read more...
Shoplifter Shot

Clerk shoots alleged shoplifter at gas station in Harvey


A suspected shoplifter was shot by a store clerk at a gas station in Harvey this morning.  The shooting happened around 7:30 at the Shell gas station on Manhattan Boulevard and the West Bank Expressway.  Read more...
Next Storm?

Low pressure in the Atlantic could head toward the U.S.


The National Hurricane Center is watching an area that could develop into a tropical depression and move toward the United States from the Atlantic. "Satellite images, surface observations, and radar data indicate that a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is... Read more
Asking For Help

Governor asks for more federal help from President Obama


After President Obama visited Louisiana, he left with a better understanding of this 1,000 year flood and a letter from Governor John Bel Edwards asking for help. The Governor’s Communications Director, Richard Carbo, says while seeing the devastation first-hand is important, he doesn’t want to discredit what the federal government ...Read more
Assist Schools

First Lady Donna Edwards urging donations for flood damaged schools


First Lady Donna Edwards is working with the Louisiana School Board Association to assist flood damaged schools with repairs and supplies. LSBA Executive Director Scott Richard says at this point, about 20 schools were severely damaged during the rainstorm.  Read more...

 
Jury Duty Scam

New Orleans-area residents warned about jury duty scam


The U.S. Marshals Service is warning New Orleans-area residents about scammers who are contacting locals with bogus claims of missed jury duty, demanding personal information and even payment to avoid legal trouble. Read more...
Housing Plan

Housing plan for flood victims coming today


We find out this afternoon where flood victims who suffered the most damage will live long term. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards "will hold a press conference updating the public on new housing assistance programs becoming available following the historic flooding." Read more...
Syringe Threat

NOPD seeking man who threatened CVS employee with syringe


New Orleans police are searching for a man accused of using a syringe to threaten a pharmacy employee after the suspect's shoplifting attempts were thwarted. Police say the man was asked to leave a CVS Pharmacy in the Gert Town neighborhood after employees realized... Read more
Zika Coming?

Zika in Louisiana likely a matter of when, not if


The number of Zika cases in Florida is growing, and health experts say at any moment, a case could show up in another southern state, including Louisiana. Health experts say it really is just a matter of time, perhaps sooner than later. "I think we all should be... Read more
Funds

Crowdfunding raises more than $6 million for flood relief


Over 5,000 GoFundMe campaigns have been created to aid victims of this historic flooding raising more than $6 million. Read more...
Sterling

President Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police


President Barack Obama will meet with the family of the black man whose death last month in a police shooting sparked protests and mass arrests. Read more...
Active

Atlantic Ocean full of tropical activity


The National Hurricane Center is keeping its eye on three tropical systems in the Atlantic, and one of them has the potential of getting into the Gulf of Mexico.  State climatologist Barry Keim says tropical storm Gaston is not a threat to the coastal US at this time ...Read more
Flood Insurance

Another warning for Louisianans to get flood insurance


Representatives with the National Flood Insurance program are working around the clock to inspect the damage and to get money out to those who were covered. Read more...
\"Heartbroken\"

Obama says the nation 'heartbroken' by Louisiana flood


President Barack Obama says the nation is ``heartbroken'' by the loss of life during recent flooding in Louisiana.  Obama is speaking in East Baton Rouge Parish as he tours flood damage in Louisiana.  Read more...

 
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Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses


“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More

Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers


That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season.  While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. Read More

LSU unveils baseball roster and schedule


Two more players have left the LSU baseball program — but neither of them are going far.
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Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November


If you compare the 2015 schedule to what lies ahead in 2016, things are pretty much the same.  If we are assuming, then I would have to assume that LSU will be a perfect 7-0 (at worst 6-1) when the back end of the schedule begins. Read More

Steve: Saints coach Payton gives some fantasy football advice


Saints head coach Sean Payton is very loose right now, despite his team being 0-2 this preseason, and had a little fun and gave out a nugget of info at practice today. Read More

Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice


Today was much more balanced across the board in practice, with the Saints defense winning some reps and the offense getting some shots in down field. Read More

Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?


The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over!  So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance.  So let’s see how I do! Read More

Kristian: Are you more concerned about Saints O-Line or defense?


Did you watch or listen to the Saints vs Texans preseason game on Saturday night?  If you did you would walk away questioning the offense, not the defense. Read More

T-Bob: Who are LSU's most irreplaceable players?


The question of who LSU’s most irreplaceable player is seems to be obvious. But if you take Fournette out the picture, than the conversation becomes much more interesting. Read More

Fans can see the Saints in Metairie this week


Saints fans can see their team practice in Metairie this week.  The Black and Gold are wrapping up training camp at the team headquarters on Airline Drive. There is an afternoon session today and two morning sessions tomorrow and Wednesday. Read more...
 
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