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Pastor arrested for shooting alleged copper thief

NOPD says they have arrested a pastor who shot an alleged attempted burglary suspect Wednesday night in Algiers. 62-year-old William Littleton now faces one count of aggravated battery by shooting.  Read more...
State Troopers

100 Louisiana State Police troopers to remain in New Orleans

Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans. State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson said today "We're not going anywhere." Read more...

ACLU gets school exemption for Rastafarian's dreads

The ACLU of Louisiana says it has a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board to allow a Rastafarian teen attend South Plaquemines High, despite dreadlocks that appear to be in violation of the school's hair code. Read more...
Helping NOPD

Extra troopers to stay longer in New Orleans

Troopers will be staying in New Orleans longer than initially planned. Authorities today say they will announce a plan to keep the extra cops in the Crescent City beyond Labor Day.  Read more...

Extra chlorine used to fight brain-eating amoeba in St. John

Labor Day weekend is practically here, and lots of folks will spend the time off playing in the water. That includes warnings from St. John the Baptist Parish about Naegleria Fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba. Read more...
Teacher Sex

Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students, fired

Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.  Read more...
Malls Dying?

Is the Internet killing traditional shopping malls?

A struggling Esplanade Mall may be a reflection of problems affecting retailers nationwide. Eight businesses have left the Kenner mall this year and two more will soon follow. Tulane Business Professor Mark Rosa says many retailers are shrinking their physical presence... Read more
Abortion Law

Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles is hearing arguments... Read more
Cops Kill

Northshore police shoot, kill man

Cops in Livingston Parish shot and killed a man.  "Just after 3:00p.m., Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 31-thousand block of Old Baton Rouge Hwy located in the Albany area," Sheriff Jason Ard wrote in an email.   Read more...
Amoeba in Water

Rare brain eating amoeba found in St. John tap water

Tests have detected a brain eating amoeba in some of the tap water in St. John the Baptist Parish.  The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says the parasite Naegleria Fowleri was found "at the end of the parish line in Water District #1...  Read more

NOPD under-reported robberies, says report

The New Orleans Police Department under-reported robberies for a three-year period, according to a new report from the New Orleans Inspector-General. Read more...

Fifth suspect arrested in Burgundy Street shooting

Today, the NOPD, with assistance from U.S. Marshals and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the Burgundy Street shooting on August 10th.  Read more...
Not Guilty Plea

Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

The Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others. Trung Read more...

Orleans Parish Prison: how big should it be?

The Metropolitan Crime Commission is out with a new report today recommending expansion of the jail facilities in New Orleans. Read more...
Gator Treatment

PETA files complaints about Hammond swamp tour

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says they have some serious problems with a swamp tour operation out of Hammond. PETA council Brittany Peet says they received the complaints from a visitor to Harvey Kliebert's Turtle & Alligator Farm & Tours.  Read more...
BK Robbery

Cops: Man robbed Burger King, crawled through drive up window

A man broke into Burger King in Gray, Louisiana.  The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's office says the robbery was caught on video. "TPSO responded to a complaint Tuesday morning in reference to a burglary at the Burger King in Gray... Read more
Perfect Number?

Drew's got 4... How many kids is the perfect number?

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany got their baby girl this week, bringing their total number of children to 4.  That's quite a line up for the Brees clan. We asked people in Downtown New Orleans what they felt would be a the best number and combination of kids... Read more
Tax Friendly

Louisiana ranked third best tax-friendly state

According to the personal finance magazine Kiplinger, Louisiana is the third most tax friendly state in the nation. Senior Associate Editor Sandy Block says their rankings were based on rates for income, sales and gas taxes.  Read more...

Louisiana seizes $2M in winnings from deadbeats

The Department of Children and Family Services says they've collected more than $2 million in casino winnings from parents who owe back child support. Read more...
Common Core

Jindal suing feds over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.  Read more...
I-10 Closed

Truck fire closes all lanes of I-10 at I-510

A truck overturned and caught on fire on I-10 East near I-510. Police say traffic in both directions is being detoured off the interstate.  Read more...

Pinned up dreadlocks?

The Superintendent of the Plaquemines Parish school system is hoping to reach a compromise today with the family of a student whose been suspended because of his dreadlock hairstyle. Read more...
Baby Brees

Brees tweets photo of newborn daughter

Congratulations are in order for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, wife Brittany, and the Brees family. The player posted on his Twitter account today that he spent the early morning with his brand new baby girl. Click here and see the photo...
Dread Rights

ACLU: Rastafarians have right to wear dreads

Freedom of religion: does it include hairstyle? The ACLU of Louisiana is helping a Rastafarian family in Plaquemines Parish say "oh yes it does." Read more...
Baby Robber

Cops: Slidell man robs woman and infant of diaper bag

Slidell police say a man who needed money to pay his probation fees robbed a woman and her baby at gunpoint. "Around 9:30 a.m., Slidell Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Forestwood Apartments... Read more
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Deke: Tigers, Badgers much better than most know

Both the LSU and Wisconsin football programs are much better than I thought. Certainly there are some numbers that you can twist, turn and spin any way you want to your liking, but some of the numbers can't be compromised. Read More

Deke: What to watch - Saints vs Ravens

OK, let’s be real here.  The final preseason game may determine the fate of some players that are "on the bubble."  The way I feel is that Coach Sean Payton pretty much has his mind made up on his 53 man roster with the exception of a few spots. Read More

Saints-Ravens preseason preview

A pair of Super Bowl contenders hoping to finish off perfect preseasons meet in the Dome tonight when the New Orleans Saints host the Baltimore Ravens.  Read more...

Five things to watch for with the Saints in 2014

BYRD'S BACK: Shortly after the Saints signed Jairus Byrd to a six-year, $54 million deal, the star safety had elective back surgery. That forced him to miss all of the Saints' on-field work in the offseason and the first two games of the preseason.  Read more...

Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

Wisconsin hasn't officially named a starting quarterback. LSU has declared it will use two. It might be that Wisconsin and LSU are both really that undecided about the starting quarterback job. Or both teams might really go with a two-QB system.  Read more...

Tulane opens football season in Tulsa tonight

Former Conference USA rivals will begin their respective maiden voyages in the American Athletic Conference on Thursday night, as the Tulane Green Wave comes calling on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.  Read more...

LPB to air documentary on LSU's Leonard Fournette

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will air a special tonight about the life of LSU's Leonard Fournette, one of the nation's most heavily recruited football prospects out of St. Aug. "Road to Stardom: The Leonard Fournette Story" is produced and directed by Kenny Chenier.  Read more...

Deke: Young players could have big impact on LSU offense

I think with the guidance of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and the talent each of these young men possess, I don't see any reason why this group of young skilled players can't go from being good to great. Read More

T-Bob: Planning will go out the window when LSU meets Wisconsin

“No plan survives contact with the enemy.”  This quote is appropriate as LSU prepares to have their own theories and plans put to the test come Saturday. Read More

Saints aiming for 5th playoff season since '09

Saints cornerback Champ Bailey has played for more than a handful of playoff teams during a career that has seen him selected to 12 Pro Bowls. In his first preseason with New Orleans, Bailey senses enough talent around him to compete for what would be his first Super Bowl title. Read more...
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