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Murder Arrest

Arrest made in Kenner double-homicide


Kenner Police say the suspect in a double-homicide a month ago has been arrested. Police say 28-year-old Shaun Barnett of Avondale faces first degree murder charges in the killing of 31-year-old Raynell Kimbrough and 28-year-old Dawn Scott. Read more....
$1M Bond

Bond set for man arrested in death of Kenner teen


Bail has been set for the man accused in the death of a 16-year-old Kenner teenager whose body was found in a St. Charles Parish ditch.  40-year-old Daniel Beckley's bond was set Tuesday at $1 million dollars.  Read more...
 
 
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Drivers vs. cyclists: Whose fault is it when someone dies?


Bicycle riding in New Orleans is enjoying a surge in popularity with thousands of riders hitting the streets every day. Unfortunately, when deadly accidents occur the old debate returns about whether it's the bike riders or the drivers to blame. Read more...
Lawsuit

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police


A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's deadly encounter with two police officers.  U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Monday allows Raymond Robair's relatives ...Read more
Fetal Tissue

Ban on fetal tissue sales, donations nearing final passage


Louisiana's lawmakers are close to enacting a prohibition on collecting, selling, transporting or donating fetal tissue from an abortion.  The Senate-approved bill was backed by the House health committee without objection Tuesday.  Read more... 
Medicaid

Governor to raise awareness about Medicaid expansion


Governor John Bel Edwards has kicked off his statewide tour to discuss Medicaid expansion. Over the next month, Edwards and Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, Dr. Rebekah Gee, will visit cities to raise awareness ...Read more
Sex Offenders

House backs bill giving public access to sex offender info


Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have agreed to let the public have access to email addresses and online screen names of registered sex offenders.  The proposal by Republican Rep. Cameron Henry, of Metairie, ...Read more
TOPS Future

Could the governor sign legislation curbing TOPS?


There is legislation that now heads to Governor John Bel Edwards desk awaiting his signature that curbs the cost of the TOPS scholarship program.  If the governor does sign the legislation, it would likely mean recipients will have to pay a portion of their tuition.  Read more...
What to Eat

What to Eat Tuesday... chain restaurants!


What is the best chain restaurant in Southeast Louisiana?  That's what we asked listeners on this week's "What to Eat Tuesday."  A big vote getter was Cracker Barrel.  Red Robin had a strong showing... as did Shane's Rib Shack, Outback Steakhouse and Copelands.  Read more and see the list...
Unmanned

Driverless aircraft, cars and ships?


Are you ready for drone aircraft whizzing through the skies, driverless cars and other unmanned vehicles?  That's the focus of a convention in New Orleans this week. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is meeting at the... Read more
Best Air?

DEQ: Louisiana's air quality better than it's been since 1800's


May is Air Quality Awareness month, and the Department of Environmental Quality says Louisiana's air quality is better than it's been since the start of the Industrial Revolution. DEQ Senior Scientist Vivian Aucoin says that's because they have improved the... Read more
More Grads

Louisiana high school graduation rate at an all-time high


Louisiana’s high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, as 78% of the Class of 2015 received their diplomas. State Education Superintendent John White, says that’s almost a 3% increase over the previous year, which is the second largest annual gain in... Read more
Mentally Fit

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision


The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...
Guilty

Jury convicts Walter Reed, son Steven


A federal jury Monday evening returned guilty verdicts in the federal money laundering and fraud case against former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. Read more...
Minimum Wage

Louisiana minimum wage stalls


A push by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost Louisiana's minimum wage remains stalled in the Senate as the Democratic governor continues negotiating with lawmakers, trying to win support for the bill. Read more...
Raise the Age

'Raise the Age' bill passes Senate with strong support


A bid to raise the adult prosecution age in Louisiana one year to 18 has won strong support in the state Senate. Read more...
Minimum Wage

Minimum wage increase stalled as negotiations continue


Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to boost Louisiana's minimum wage remains stalled in the Senate as the Democratic governor continues negotiating with lawmakers, trying to win support for the bill. Read more...
Road Rage?

Cops: Man intentionally hits crossing guard with car


Slidell Police say a driver this morning got into a shouting match with a school crossing guard at Abney Elementary, then ran his car into the crossing guard before fleeing the scene. Read more...
Back Door

Lawmaker shelves bill to give police access to locked phones


A proposal to allow criminal investigators with a court order to unlock homicide victims' cellphones has gotten stuck in a House committee, after lawmakers split on the idea. Read more...
Jail Reforms

New Orleans sheriff defends running of jail, making 2 hires


The embattled New Orleans sheriff is defending his running of the city's jail. Read more...
Arrested

Deputies arrest boyfriend of dead teen's mother


Cops investigating the death of a Kenner teen have arrested a man who knew her. Read more...
Minimum Wage

Minimum wage increase stalled as negotiations continue


Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to boost Louisiana's minimum wage remains stalled in the Senate as the Democratic governor continues negotiating with lawmakers, trying to win support for the bill.  Read more...
 
 
Arrest Warrant

Mom's boyfriend wanted after daughter found dead in ditch


Cops investigating the death of a Kenner teen want to arrest a man who knew her.  The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has announced that an arrest warrant ...Read more
Help, Not Jail

Northshore cops reveal Operation Angel


Authorities across the Northshore today announced a new way of dealing with drug addicts. It's called "Operation Angel." The basic plan is to keep addicts out of jail and  get them into treatment. Read more...
Improving

Louisiana's high school graduation rate continues to improve


Louisiana four-year high school graduation rate continues its upward trend, reaching 77.5 percent in 2015. The state education department says that's an all-time high and the fifth year the rate has improved.  Read more...

 
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Deke: After the draft - a look at the past, present and future of the Saints


I’m a believer!  I have faith and I’m upbeat but I’m also a realist of sorts.  The Saints need a lot of things to come together and a lot of players to play their best yet for the defense to get to the middle of the pack. Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision


The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...

Stuard takes Zurich Classic in playoff for 1st PGA win


Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff Monday to capture his first PGA Tour win at the waterlogged Zurich Classic. Read more...

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic


Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard. Read more...

5 LSU Tigers join the ranks of the NFL


This weekend’s NFL Draft saw five more Tigers join the ranks of the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Three things I liked about 2016 Saints draft - three I didn't


Here are three things I like and three things I disliked about the 2016 Saints draft.  What I liked: 1.  The Saints were aggressive with trades, they had a vision and target for players.  That's just the way this team operates, like i

Bobby, Mike, Deke and Deuce recap Saints 2016 draft


The 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. What does the Saints Radio Network team of ace broadcasters think about the Saints' new loot? Read More

Saints loading up on undrafted offensive linemen


The Saints might be finished with the draft class for 2016, but now the recruiting begins. Read More

Saints move up to round 4 to add DT


The Saints made another trade in the NFL Draft to jump into the 4th round to select Canadian defensive tackle David Onyemata.  The 6 ft 4, 300 pound athlete comes to New Orleans from the University of Manitoba Bisons.  Read More

Payton: Saints love Michael Thomas' skillset


“He’s big, competitive, I love his hands in traffic and I think he has a very unique skillset. He has real strong hands and has some good runs after the catch. You watch him workout and you watch him compete.”  Read More
 
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