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Not the Father

Cops: Collins not father of dead baby

Baton Rouge police say La'el Collins is not the father of the dead child delivered after the baby's mother was murdered. Corporal Don Coppola says a paternity test has concluded that the LSU standout did not impregnate 29-year-old Brittney Mills. Read more...
Domestic Abuse

Senate backs lease protections for domestic abuse victims

A proposal to give domestic abuse victims new protections from eviction narrowly received passage from the state Senate.  Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat, said her bill was an attempt to keep victims of domestic violence ...Read more
Subpoena Power

Claims administrator in oil spill case gets subpoena power

The administrator of claims arising from a settlement over economic damages caused by the 2010 BP oil spill has been granted subpoena power.  U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Wednesday granted a motion seeking subpoena power ...Read more
Pot Bills

Bill decreasing marijuana sentencing passes House committee

A House legal committee approved a bill that could lower the maximum sentence for repeat marijuana possession from 20 years to eight years.  But a measure to ask Louisiana voters if pot should be legal was widely opposed and withdrawn without debate.  Read more...
No Resolution

No resolution after key ruling in 2005 Katrina flood suit

Attorneys for the U.S. government and some New Orleans area property owners met behind closed doors with a judge to discuss possible damages arising from a ruling last week that a federally built navigation channel contributed to flood damage ...Read more
IG's Report

Report: NOPD can do more to show how its money is spent

A new city inspector general's report says the New Orleans Police Department does a poor job of accounting for how well it spends the roughly $170 million it gets each year and cannot prove it needs to hire hundreds of new police officers ...Read more
Jindal Book

A new book from Governor Jindal

It has been announced that Governor Bobby Jindal has another book coming out in October. The book is entitled "American Will: The Forgotten Choices That Changed Our Republic." Read more...
Pot Possession

Committee okays bill to reduce some marijuana sentences

New Orleans Representative Austin Badon's bill to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession will be heard on the House floor. Jill Trahan's son is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for simple marijuana possession. Read more...
Indicted, again

Peralta indicted in Baton Rouge

A grand jury meeting in Baton Rouge today indicted St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta in an investigation of alleged misuse of campaign funds. Read more...
Pot Bill Pulled

Pot vote bill pulled

Baton Rouge Representative Dalton Honore has pulled his legislation that would have put recreational marijuana legalization on a ballot. Read more...

Kentucky-based skywriter's message of love, peace and smiley faces is a big hit

 High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels, trailing smoke to create inspirational messages: smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like "jazz," "amen" and — in a true testament of flying ability — "transform."  Read More

State Borrowing

Louisiana borrows $335M to continue construction projects

Despite budget question marks and the collapse of a recent LSU bond sale, Louisiana has borrowed $335 million without problems. Read more..
Horse Abuse

Cops looking for whoever dumped malnourished horses

Northshore authorities are looking for suspects they say abandoned malnourished horses in St. Tammany Parish. "St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a secluded area just outside of Pearl River in reference to abandoned horses... Read more
Feticide Case

Terrebonne Parish man arrested in unborn child's death

A 36-year-old Gibson man faces second degree feticide charges. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter's office says Tyson Dewayne Cheavis beat his pregnant girlfriend so hard it killed the unborn child. Read more...
Legalize It?

Louisiana lawmakers to discuss vote on legal weed

Legal pot in the Deep South? Louisiana lawmaker Dalton Honore (D-Baton Rouge) wants to put it to a vote of the people. His bill will get its first hearing today. Read more...
Early Risers

Study: Morning people are healthier than night owls

You've heard the term "nothing good ever happens after midnight."  There may be something to that.  New research suggesting that being a 'morning person' can help keep you healthy. The study shows 'night people' are at a higher risk for several unhealthy conditions... Read more
LSU Funds

Alleva outspoken on LSU's budget situation

Anthony Jennings or Brandon Harris – it matters little to Joe Alleva. Hell, Les Miles could throw freshman Justin McMillan, his eldest son Manny, or the ghost of Doc Fenton under center next year, and LSU's athletic director would barely blink.  Read more...
Flood Suit

Court meeting in MRGO flooding case

Days after a federal judge ruled that the U.S. government bears responsibility for hurricane-related flooding blamed on a now-closed shipping channel, attorneys in the case were preparing to discuss damages.  Read more...
Package of Pot

Police: Northshore men arrested for accepting package of pot

Two men have been accused of accepting a FedEx package stuffed with 60 pounds of marijuana in Abita Springs and taking it to Covington. State police said in a news release U.S. Customs and Border protection agents detected the package... Read more
Tax Breaks

Louisiana House to debate scaling back tax breaks this week

After weeks of back-room wrangling, the budget-balancing debate is moving to the floor of the Louisiana House, with colleges and health services at the mercy of the high-stakes decisions. Read more...
Maze Returns

Maze and Frankie Beverly return for 2015 Essence festival

After a six-year absence, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly returns to the 2015 Essence Festival and will close out the Friday, July 3, show in the Superdome.  Since the Essence Festival launched in 1995, ...Read more
Training Camp

Saints announce starting date for training camp at The Greenbrier

The New Orleans Saints today announced via Twitter that players will report to training camp at the Greenbrier in West Virginia on July 29. First practice will be July 30. Read more...
Jindal Book

Jindal book on lessons of history coming in October

Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October.   Threshold Editions announced Tuesday that Jindal has a deal with the publisher ...Read more
Child Found

State Police: 2 year old child has been found

Louisiana State Police say the 2 year old missing child following her mother's homicide has been found safe a short time ago.  29 month old A’Kyleana Louise Latham was located in the Baton Rouge Area.  Read more...


Mother arrested in Slidell dead baby case

Slidell Police today announced the arrest of 22-year-old Antwonetta Jones in connection with a dead baby found in a trash compactor in an apartment complex. Read more...
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Suspend Brady?

Bobby: NFL should suspend Tom Brady

Bobby says Brady should be punished.  “I says suspend him Brady for a game or two. I don’t think that Coach Belichick new anything - but the Patriots organization should be fined and even maybe lose draft picks.” Read More

NFL: Patriots probably deflated balls on purpose

A report says that the NFL finds it "probable" that the New England Patriots deliberately deflated balls in the playoff game with the Indianapolis Colts.  Read more...

LSU pitcher Latz will miss all of '15 season with injury

LSU's wait for left-handed pitcher Jake Latz to make his debut will continue at least until next season. Read more...

Saints announce starting date for training camp at The Greenbrier

The New Orleans Saints today announced via Twitter that players will report to training camp at the Greenbrier in West Virginia on July 29. First practice will be July 30. Read more...

Will the Benson court proceeding be sealed from the public?

If the legal team representing Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson get their way, the public and the press will be banned from the courtroom proceedings involving Tom Benson and the legal battle between with his family over ownership rights to the teams. Read more...

Saints make more roster moves

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that 13 undrafted rookie free agents have agreed to terms on three-year contracts with the team following the conclusion of the NFL Draft. Read More

Post-draft, Saints start releasing veteran players

The Saints have the draft in the books, and are already parting ways with some veterans on the roster.  According to a league source, the Saints have released LB Kyle Knox after a nine-member draft class saw six selections (including 3 linebackers) on defense. Read More

Sources also says the Saints are releasing

Kristian: A surface review of the 2015 Saints draft class

While I don’t get into the grading of the draft until a full season with that class has been played, I will tell you what I like about this class on the surface.  The Saints didn’t have flashy picks. There wasn’t a lot of sizzle to this class, but there was plenty to like and a few things to dislike. Read More

Mayweather wins anticipated fight vs. Pacquiao

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Read more...

T-Bob: Saints fans should be extremely excited about Davis Tull

With the 148th pick the Saints chose outside linebacker Davis Tull out of UT-Chatanooga and if there is one guy that was chosen today that Saints fans should get excited about it is Tull. Read More
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