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Grading Method

Study criticizes Louisiana's preschool grading method


Louisiana's planned method for grading its preschool programs has "serious flaws," two education groups said Monday.  It's reported a study by the groups says the proposed grading plan fails to detail how programs can be improved, ...Read more
Suit Dismissed

La. judge dismisses anti-Common Core lawsuit


A lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools was dismissed Monday by a state district judge who said the legal challenge was filed too late.  Read more...

 
Chinese Drywall

Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28


A lawyer says last week's $3.2 million payment for Chinese drywall damage to seven houses is a good sign for thousands of others in at least six states.  Plaintiffs' attorney Russ Herman says it now seems a matter of proving damages for up to 4,000 other people ...Read more
Landrieu Out?

Louisiana Democrats endorse John Bel Edwards


Representative John Bel Edwards as its candidate in Louisiana's governor's race.  It is believed that this move will deter other major Democratic candidates from jumping into the race. Read more...
Porn Charges

Metairie man accused of distributing child porn


The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Metairie resident on charges of distributing child pornography. Deputies say Christopher C. Hurson was caught in an undercover operation with the help of Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators. Read more...
Common Core

La. education chief says anti-Common Core lawsuit dismissed


State Education Superintendent John White says a Baton Rouge judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to end Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. Read more...
Beheaded Goat

Nothing yet in goat beheading probe


Despite a $13,000 reward being offered in an effort to catch the people responsible for beheading a goat and putting up a video of the gruesome act, there's no break in the case just yet. Read more...
Nagin Appeal

Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefs


Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Read more...
Roads & Bridges

Louisiana transportation network faces array of woes


Louisiana's roads and bridges are beset by dwindling dollars, pressing needs and the lack of any sweeping solutions on the horizon.  It's reported even amid a $12.3 billion backlog of transportation infrastructure projects, nearly $91 million is set to be diverted ...Read more
Too Much?

Immigration problems impact Louisiana's crawfish season


Going into what is supposed to be the biggest sales week of the crawfish season, processor Dexter Guillory says he is nothing but worried. One month into the peak season, during which the crawfish industry makes most of its money, an immigration kerfuffle... Read more
Moving On

Humans hardwired to handle a breakup and move on


We appear to have a mechanism in our brains designed to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives.  St. Louis University researchers suggests people will recover after a breakup. 
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Woman Killed

Cops looking for driver after hit and run left 71-year-old dead


Investigators hope tips can lead them to the driver of a sports car that hit and killed an elderly woman. Police say a 71-year-old woman was killed when a motorist hit her while she was crossing a street with her walker early Sunday morning.  Read more...
2 Shot, 1 Dead

1 dead, 1 wounded in New Orleans shooting


New Orleans police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. Police found a 19-year-old man shot in the back and a 22-year-old man shot in the leg Sunday night at the intersection of Paris Avenue and Lafreniere Street.  Read more...
Million $ Homes

Metro area million-dollar mansions are a hot commodity


Homes valued at a million dollars or more are moving at a rapid pace in the New Orleans metro area. Eleanor Farnsworth, with Gardner Realtors, specializes in high-end real estate, and says it's wonderful.  Read more...
Missing Woman

Man dies, mother missing after boat capsizes in St. Tammany


A boating accident has left one man dead and a Folsom mother missing after her three children were rescued from the Pearl River Canal in St. Tammany Parish, authorities said. Read more..
Mistrial

Mistrial in case of man who says he mistook man for a gator


A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Read more...
Lottery Results

No winning Powerball tickets sold


Lottery officials say no one won Saturday's $40 million Powerball drawing. The top price for Wednesday's drawing goes up to $50 million. One Easy 5 ticket sold in Vivian won the $90,000 jackpot for Saturday's drawing.  Read more...
 
House Seat

Darrell Ourso wins Louisiana state House seat in runoff election


A former Baton Rouge city councilman has won a seat in the state House of Representatives in a special runoff election on Saturday.  Read more...
 
Shrimp Prices

Louisiana shrimpers face lower prices this year


Louisiana State University researchers say Louisiana shrimpers face lower prices this year with an expected rise in imported shrimp. Imports are re-entering the market and that is expected to drive prices down.  Read more...
 
Baby Found

Missing 5-week-old boy found safe


Louisiana State Police say a 5-week-old infant who went missing Friday was found safe Sunday morning. State Police say young Tristan Douglas was unharmed. There was no immediate information about the whereabouts of his babysitter, 48-year-old Sarah Harris.  Read more...

 
Dixon Arrest

Saints cornerback arrested in Miami Beach


NBC Sports is reporting that Saints' cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami Beach Sunday morning. NBC's Mike Florio says multiple sources have confirmed that Dixon was arrested for resisting arrest without violence.  Read more...
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Suspect wanted for hit-and-run fatality


The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for a hit and run fatality that claimed the life of a 71-year old female Sunday morning.  Read more...
 
Sunday Shooting

Fatal Sunday shooting near Fair Grounds


New Orleans Police are investigating an early Sunday shooting near the Fair Grounds that left one man dead. Police responded to a call of shots fired about 1:10 a.m., in the 2000 block of North Broad Street.  Read more...

 
Rape Pleas

Louisiana rape pleas by man convicted in Florida, Colorado


A Virginia man convicted of sex crimes in Florida and Colorado has pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible rape in New Orleans.  Read more...
 
Boating Fatal

Vacherie couple dies in boating crash


Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin Jr. say a Vacherie couple died when their boat crashed into a tree near the parish line.  Read more...
 
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Punishment

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise


The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. Read more...

Miles says Anthony Jennings has 'been better on more days' at qb


Another spring weekend, another LSU football scrimmage in the books, and the advantage in the Tigers' third outing of the month went to Anthony Jennings and the LSU offense. Jennings completed 9 of 14 passes, according to Les Miles... Read more

Deke: Final Four set with traditional men's hoops powers


Whoever first said "March Madness" sure nailed it.  The 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been shear madness, and this past weekend's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games had a little bit of everything in them. Now the Final Four teams are set to make one final weekend push to see who will be crowned champion of college hoops. Read More

Davis leads Pelicans past sinking Timberwolves 110-88


Anthony Davis sat on the bench wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt over his Pelicans jersey and a satisfied smile on his face. It was the fourth quarter, and Davis was getting the type of rest he needed - and earned.  Read more...

NCAA Men's Final Four is set


The Final Four teams are set. Kentucky will take on Wisconsin and Michigan State will battle Duke in the semif-final round. Read more...

LSU loses final game, series to Kentucky


Think LSU’s weekend series with Kentucky couldn’t get any weirder after a 12-inning yuckfest and a game-winning inside-the-park home run? Think again. Read more...

International Star adds Louisiana Derby to Fair Grounds wins


Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the $750,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds Race course.  Read more...
 

Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies


Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.  Read more...
 
 

Bad luck and mental mistakes come back to bite LSU


Baseball can be a weird game decided by tough luck and what-ifs. Jake Fraley’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning could have been a walk-off three-run homer if the wind wasn’t blowing in. Read more...

LSU loses in extra innings


Kentucky needed extra innings to beat LSU Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers and Wildcats were tied 3 - 3 at the end of nine innings. After a scoreless 10th, LSU finally got some runners on base in the 11th.  Read more...
 
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