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Marriage Law

Judge blocks Louisiana law keeping refugee from marrying


A judge presided, and the beaming couple embraced teary-eyed well-wishers when it was over. It wasn't a wedding, but it brought Viet Anh Vo and Heather Pham a bit closer to marriage. Vo is 32. He's been a Louisiana resident since he was a baby.  Read more...
Newborn Death

Newborn Killed


New Orleans Police are investigating a homicide in the 4700 block of Lafaye Street. At around 12:15 a.m., NOPD officers responded to an unclassified death of a newborn baby at that location in Gentilly.  Read more...
 
Homicide

NOPD investigates homicide on Louisa St.


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened shortly before 1:30 Thursday afternoon in the 5000 block of Louisa Street. Read more...
Guilty Verdict

Man guilty of murder in 2014 Christmas Eve shooting at Oakwood mall


A Jefferson Parish jury has found a 28-year-old Marrero man guilty of killing another man inside a shopping mall on Christmas Eve 2014. Read more...
Tourism Records

Study says N.O. set records for visitation and visitor spending in 2016


The City of New Orleans has broken tourism records for visitation and visitor spending in 2016.  The visitor profile study was done by UNO, the Hospitality Research Center for the Convention and Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.   Read more...

 
Lockdown

Fatal shooting in Gentilly puts 2 schools on lockdown


New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 5000 block of Louisa Street. It happened around 1:45 p.m. Police say a man was shot to death. Read more...
Sentence Delay

Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star's killer


Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed. Cardell Hayes was scheduled for sentencing on Monday. However, state District Judge Camille Buras granted a defense attorneys' request for more time Thursday.  Read more...
Deadly Crash

Suspected drunk driver in fatal Causeway crash has suspended license, prior DWIs


Causeway Police say one of the drivers involved in a fatal crash on the bridge this morning was drunk, driving with a suspended license, and had two prior DWIs. Read more...
People Leaving

New Orleans struggling with out-migration for 1st time since Katrina


For the first time since Hurricane Katrina New Orleans is seeing more people leaving than moving into the city. The new Census estimates show that New Orleans population growth has slowed down, and more people are now leaving for other states than moving in from... Read more
4 Rescued

Coast Guard crew rescues 4 men from disabled boat


The U.S. Coast Guard says four men have been rescued from a disabled boat in Drum Bay.
The Coast Guard said in a statement that they were notified of the emergency late Wednesday night. After losing communications with the boat, ...Read more
Traffic Stop

Bill filed to require traffic stop etiquette training


A measure has been filed for the legislative session that would require driver’s education courses to provide training on how a driver should act when stopped by a police officer. Bossier City Senator Ryan Gatti says he was approached ...Read more
Scalise Impact

GOP health care bill failure would be embarrassing for Scalise


It's a big day for Republicans -- a vote in the house on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. But the replacement is already in trouble, with a number of Republicans saying it doesn't got far enough, creating a challenge for the House leadership, including... Read more
Rescued

Coast Guard crew rescues 4 men from disabled boat


The U.S. Coast Guard says four men have been rescued from a disabled boat in Drum Bay. The Coast Guard said in a statement that they were notified of the emergency late Wednesday night. After losing communications with the... Read more 

Pot Attack?

Local Cardiologist disputes study linking marijuana to heart attack, stroke


A recent study drawing attention nationwide warns that using marijuana can increase your chances of a stroke and heart failure. Dr. Frank Smart, Chief of Cardiology at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, is taking issue with the study.  Read more...

Maj. Kevin Reeves named interim LSP superintendent


Governor John Bel Edwards announces Maj. Kevin Reeves will act as interim superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves says his goal is to earn the trust and confidence of his peers, as well as their public safety partners and the citizens. Read more...
Film Tax Threat

Film tax credit program could be cut in regular session


Louisiana's film tax credit program could be on its last reel, as Alexandria Senator Jay Luneau plans to file legislation to eliminate the incentives. Luneau says in tough budget times, lawmakers need to assess the return on investment of state funded programs.  Read more...
Oil Lease Sale

Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale: Up from 2016, down from 2015


Oil companies have offered $274.8 million for this year's central Gulf of Mexico oil leases, more than last year but only about half the amount bid in 2015. 28 companies bid on 163 tracts off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday.  Read more...
Not Guilty

Uptown plastic surgeon not guilty of video voyeurism


Uptown New Orleans plastic surgeon Dr. Alireza Sadeghi was found not guilty Wednesday on all four counts of video voyeurism against him. Sadeghi had been accused of taking inappropriate photos and videos of four patients and sharing them with colleagues.  Read more...
Consequences

Dire prediction for Louisiana coastline loss


Unless Louisiana continues to concentrate on coastal restoration and efforts to prevent land loss, a new LSU report predicts some dire economic consequences for New Orleans and other parts of the state in the event of a major storm. Read more...
Same Sex Abuse

Bill would include same sex couples under domestic violence laws


Same sex couples would face equal penalties for domestic violence, under a proposal to be taken up in the regular session next month. Marrero Representative Patrick Connick says currently, domestic violence laws only apply to household members, married or not, of the opposite sex.  Read more...
Interim Boss

26-year Louisiana State Police veteran to be interim leader


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. Read more...
Blocked Plans

Louisiana senators reject closure of mental health program


Louisiana state senators blocked plans by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to shutter a Medicaid program that provides mental health services to more than 47,000 children. The Edwards administration planned to close the program April 1,  ...Read more
LSU-Mumps

LSU offers mumps vaccine to students, faculty


Today and tomorrow, LSU will offer the mumps vaccine to all students, faculty, and staff, after the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed at least dozen cases of mumps, several of them on the Baton Rouge campus. Read more...
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Stafford Trial

Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son


Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son. The barrage of bullets didn't stop when he stuck his hands out the window of his car in a sign of surrender.  Read more...

 
Oil Spill

Coast Guard responds to crude oil spill in Mississippi River


The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews are responding to an oil spill on the lower Mississippi River that left an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil in the water.  Coast Guard officials said early Wednesday that the spill happened southwest of Venice, Louisiana.  Read more...

 
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Armstead Deal

Steve: Saints rework Armstead's deal...Butler signing coming?


The Saints have freed up some space under the salary cap by restructuring left tackle Terron Armstead's contract. Read more...

LSU closes out home stand with 8-2 win over Southeastern


Greg Deichmann made sure to not take an 11-day homer-less drought on the road with him.
Deichmann belted a three-run home run, his eighth of the season and first since March 11, and Josh Smith went 4-for-4 with a career-high four RBI ...Read more

New LSU hoops coach lays out plans to turn program around


LSU has officially introduced its new basketball coach, Will Wade. The 34-year-old got a crowd at the student union on campus fired up when he said he knows LSU can have a successful basketball program. "But it's going to be a total team effort from everybody," said Wade.  Read more...

Saints OL Tim Lelito headed to Nashville


Saints offensive lineman Tim Lelito is now a Tennessee Titan, according to the Twitter page of the sports agency Element Sports Group. Read more...

Watch Live: LSU introduces new basketball coach


LSU today holds a news conference with new men's basketball coach Will Wade.  He takes over the struggling program after the firing or Johnny Jones. Watch the noon news conference by clicking here...

LSU names 34-year-old Will Wade as men's basketball coach


LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva said he wanted to hire a men's basketball coach that was a proven winner. After a search that lasted a week and a half, Alleva has determined that VCU's Will Wade is that man. Read more...

LSU Hires Will Wade as 22nd men's basketball coach


LSU and Will Wade reached an agreement for the 34-year-old to become the Tigers’ 22nd basketball coach, a source confirmed to Tiger Rag Monday night, following reports from CBS and ESPN.  Read more...

Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109


Anthony Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday.  DeMarcus Cousins added 15 points and 11 rebounds in his return from a one-game absence ...Read more

LSU Grinds out 7-6 victory against Georgia


It took patience, bruises and a little bit of luck, but LSU found a way to complete the sweep of its opening Southeastern Conference series on Sunday afternoon.  Freshman Eric Walker allowed three runs over six innings to win his SEC debut ...Read more

Poche' and Duplantis power LSU Past Georgia, 5-1


A solo home run snapped Jared Poche’s astounding scoreless inning streak at 32 on Saturday night, meaning the mustache he’s been permitted to grow along with it has a date with a razor blade. “It was a good run,” Poche’ smiled, his coach having already told him it’s time for a shave.  Read more...
 
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