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Police: officer, driver hospitalized after stop sign-running wreck

New Orleans Police say one of their officers crashed his police vehicle into another car when that car ran a stop sign. Read more...

Medicaid expansion timeline under Edwards may be slowed

While he pledged to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program on "day one" in office, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is finding out that might be trickier than he thought. Read more...

610 Stompers in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade again

The 610 Stompers are heading to the big apple for the big Thanksgiving Day parade. Read more...
Miles' Future

The LSU Athletic Director remains mum on Miles

The  speculation concerning the job security of  LSU Coach Les Miles rages on and according to people close to the program, the silence from the Tiger Athletic Director is very telling. Read more...
Rainy Day Fund

Lawmakers to decide by Dec. 8 on using 'rainy day' fund

Ballots have gone out to state lawmakers, asking them to decide whether Louisiana should tap its ``rainy day'' fund to rebalance this year's budget. Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking House and Senate members to use $28.2 million ...Read more
No Bond

No bond for man arrested in shooting of Tulane med student

An Orleans Criminal Court judge today denied bond for Euric Cain, the suspect in the shooting of Tulane University medical student Peter Gold. Read more...

Blue Bell Ice Cream returns to Louisiana before Christmas

Blue Bell is returning to Louisiana in less than a month.  The ice cream has been vacant from store shelves in the state since a Listeria contamination shut down production earlier this year.
"Save the date! Blue Bell Ice Cream is beginning phase four on Dec. 21. Phase four includes... Read more
Tax Renewal

Tangipahoa voters consider tax renewals April 9

Tangipahoa Parish voters will decide on various property tax renewals in the April 9 election. On Monday, the parish council agreed to place the tax renewal propositions on the ballot. One of the propositions calls for renewing a 10-year property tax ...Read more
Cheaper Gas

Gas prices falling ahead of Thanksgiving

You should have a little more jingle in your pocket this year... with the money you are saving at the gas pump. AAA says filling up for that trip over the river or through the woods for Thanksgiving will cost you considerably less this year.  The current average for... Read more
Working Less

Some boomers want to gradually exit work

Many aging baby boomers are caught between a desire to work less, and a labor market that just isn't ready to let them go. According to The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, slightly more than 40 percent of U.S. workers hope to cut back hours, Read more...
Refugee Fight

Lawsuit over efforts to block Syrian refugees

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is being sued over his decision to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state.  The Indianapolis Star reports the lawsuit was filed Monday night by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of... Read more
Price Increase

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner goes up for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year in a row, the cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal has increased.  The LSU AgCenter recently did a survey of Baton Rouge retailers and found the cost of items to prepare a meal for 10 was $49.81, a $1.31 increase from last year.  Read more...

Park Shooting

Leaders urge witnesses to come forward, share video

New Orleans officials are quite sure someone knows the identities of the shooters who opened fire on each other in a crowd of hundreds of people during a block party — and they are urging them to come forward. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says... Read more

Police arrest man accused of shooting Tulane medical student

New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Read more...

GOP loses state Senate seat, but picks up 2 spots in House

Republicans have narrowly lost their super-majority in the state Senate after the weekend's runoff election. Read more...
Bunny Friend

Landrieu to gunmen: "We are coming after you"

Authorities are still trying to determine what touched off a shootout between two groups of gunmen that wounded 17 people in a crowded New Orleans park, a police spokesman said.  
Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke at an afternoon news conference ...Read more

Rep. Boustany readying for announcement on US Senate race

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is making it clear he intends to run for the U.S. Senate next year, after Republican David Vitter announced he won't seek re-election.  Boustany released a statement Monday saying that Louisiana deserves a senator ...Read more

South Louisiana retailers optimistic about holiday season

South Louisiana retailers have said they are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season, which will start in earnest at many stores and shopping malls on Thanksgiving night.
Tony Stephens, general manager at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, ...Read more

Report: suspect arrested in Tulane med student's shooting

The man suspected of shooting Tulane University medical student Peter Gold has been arrested. Read more...
Runway Waits

Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

An Associated Press analysis finds airplanes spent an average of 23 minutes, 32 seconds taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of this year.  That's the longest it's been since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics ...Read more
Low Taxes

Louisiana ranks high for low taxes

Americans who hate paying taxes might want to consider moving to Louisiana and those of us already living here should be pleased. Read more...
Making Strides

Report: New Orleans recreation commission making strides

An independent report concluded that the New Orleans' 5-year-old Recreation Development Commission has made strides in opening facilities and garnering resources, but is still facing challenges with staffing and defining a vision for the organization ...Read more 
6 More Years

Manning Passing Academy to remain at Nicholls State

Nicholls State University and the Manning Passing Academy have signed a six-year contract extension to host the popular football skills camp on the Thibodaux campus through 2021. That's according to a news release from the school Monday.  Read more...
Robbed & Beaten

Second woman arrested after 6 sleeping men robbed, beaten

A second woman has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery of six sleeping men.
According to reports, 24-year-old Ashley Wiggins was arrested Sunday on counts including armed robbery and aggravated battery.  Read more...

Should Miles Go

Three straight losses, should Les Miles be fired

It's definitely not the norm, but another loss for LSU over the weekend, this time up in Oxford.  That makes 3 losses in a row.  Now some are wanting to see Les Miles go.  We checked with some folks downtown to get their reaction.  Should Les Miles be fired?  Read more...

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Tigers Lose

LSU drops 83-72 overtime decision to North Carolina State

LSU's Tim Quarterman and Brandon Sampson scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, to help the Tigers force overtime with NC State. However, LSU's offensive cog, Ben Simmons, fouled out in overtime and the Tigers fell to the Wolfpack, 83-72. Read more...

The LSU Athletic Director remains mum on Miles

The  speculation concerning the job security of  LSU Coach Les Miles rages on and according to people close to the program, the silence from the Tiger Athletic Director is very telling. Read more...

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week eleven

The New England Patriots had a tough time with Buffalo, but hey, each week is going to get harder and harder with so many wins in a row stacking up.  With that said, a win this week could very well be the nail in the coffin as far as landing the top seed in the AFC. Read More

LSU loses in final seconds to Marquette, 81-80

For three days, Marquette stewed over an ugly home loss while preparing to face the nation's top freshman.  The Golden Eagles were able to rebound by starting off well and finishing down the stretch, though the ending was hardly easy.  Read more...

Miles focusing on A&M, not rumors

LSU Coach Les Miles does not want the focus on him or the rumors of his firing, as his team prepares for the final regular season game of the year on Saturday against Texas A&M. The Tigers have lost three in a row for the first time in Miles 11-year coaching career at LSU and... Read more

Mora: If Saints can improve defense, they'll have a chance

Former Saints Coach Jim Mora joined Deke Bellavia and Bobby Hebert Monday night on the Saints Coaches Show to talk about the Saints ten games into the season. Read More

Seth: LSU's boosters need to get their priorities straight

Fallout from LSU Football’s three week meltdown has obliterated not only this season but also irradiated most fans’ hopes for the future of this program.  That destruction has also destroyed the perspective that those same fans and boosters should have about the “U” in LSU. Read More

Deke: Les Miles says "Les Miles is fine"

OK, we all know what the talk of the town is. "I don't want to go there," said Les Miles when asked the first question at his weekly Lunch with Les. Miles told the media that he would take two questions about his job and then proceed with his presser as normal. Read More

Saints-Panthers Dec. 6 kickoff moved from noon to 3:25 p.m.

The New Orleans Saints home game against Carolina Sunday December 6 has had its scheduled kickoff moved back. Read more...

Kristian: Miles absolutely does not deserve another year at LSU

Please spare me of the argument “Les deserves another year!”  He absolutely does not!  In three weeks LSU has lost three consecutive games and plummeted out of the AP top 25.  The Tigers have gone from No. 2 in the country to un
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