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Bill to make it easier to recall politicians


Covington State Representative Paul Hollis plans to propose a bill for the upcoming regular session of the Louisiana Legislature that would make it easier to remove a politician from office. It comes amid a recall effort of Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni after... Read more
Starting Over

More Boomers retiring to start their own companies


When you think "entrepreneur," you probably picture some young Mark Zuckerberg-wannabe or Elon Musk type. But according to a report from the Kaufman Foundation and the Small Business Administration, it's the baby boomers who have had the highest rate of... Read more
FEMA Help

Fewer signing up with FEMA than expected


FEMA says people are not registering for federal tornado relief in the numbers they had expected after twisters hit in Orleans and Livingston Parishes. The push is on to get more individuals impacted to register for assistance.  So far fewer than... Read more
Budget Deal?

Broad outlines of budget deal take shape in La. Legislature


Lawmakers edged closer Monday to a deal for closing Louisiana's $304 million budget deficit, with House and Senate leaders saying the broad outlines of a compromise are settled if they can get rank-and-file members to agree.  Read more...
Breather

NOLA gets ready for round 2 of Mardi Gras visitors


After a weekend jam-packed carnival parades and the NBA All-Star game, we get a brief, two-day break, before the city starts filling up all over again on Wednesday. By the weekend it's likely to be standing room only. Read more...
\"Slam Dunk\"

Landrieu: This weekend was a slam dunk


Mayor Mitch Landrieu this afternoon talked about the economic impact the NBA Allstar weekend had on the city of New Orleans, not counting the parades that were happening at the same time.  Read more...

 
Budget

Gov. Edwards backs Senate budget-rebalancing plan


Gov. John Bel Edwards supports the Senate's proposal for closing Louisiana's budget deficit. Read more...
Divided

Dividing lines drawn: House and Senate try to negotiate deal


Lawmakers in the state House and Senate have staked out their positions, each drawing up proposals to close Louisiana's $304 million deficit.  Now, the two sides have three days remaining in the budget-rebalancing special legislative session to reach a deal. Read more...
Wasting Money?

LSP investigates troopers' side trips to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon


Louisiana State Police has launched an investigation into the spending of four troopers who made stops at the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas while on their way to a training conference in San Diego. Read more...
Overtime Probe

Law officers' cross-country trek, on overtime, prompts probe


Records show that thousands of dollars in overtime was paid to Louisiana State Police officials to drive across the country and stay at a Las Vegas resort and casino and the Grand Canyon on their way to a law enforcement conference in California.  Read more...
 
 
Search Still On

Search still on for 2 escaped inmates


The search continues for two inmates that escaped the Tangipahoa Parish jail yesterday afternoon due to a structural defect of the original building design.  23-year-old Christopher Woolridge and 20-year-old Daeshawn Woolridge remain on the loose.   Read more...

 
Ban Begins

30-day crabbing ban in effect


A 30-day closed season for crabbing begins today in the Bayou State. Crustacean Program Manager for Marine Fisheries at LDWF Jeff Marx says the crab population is down in Louisiana. He says they’re hoping this ban will help boost the crab population ...Read more
Trump's Grade

President Trump has been in office a month, so how's he doing?


On this President's Day, President Donald Trump marks exactly one month in office.  It's expected that this week Trump will reveal his revised immigration and travel ban.  We checked with some folks downtown ...Read more
Politics Stress

Report: Political stress at an all-time high


A new poll from the American Psychological Association finds stress caused by politics at an all time high -- and the stress crosses party lines. Seventy-two percent of Democrats said the election results are still causing them stress. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans said... Read more
Rainy Day Fund

Legislators struggle to find common ground on budget


There’s three days left in the special session, and the big argument continues to be over how much money to use from the rainy day fund to address the $304 million budget shortfall. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Governor John Bel Edwards has... Read more
Clydesdales

Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales at City Park


The Budweiser Clydesdales are in town for their annual Carnival appearance. And, you could ride with them when they parade in Metairie next week. Raffle tickets can be purchased tonight at the 'Horses, Hops and Cops' event for a chance to ride on the Budweiser Clydesdale wagon... Read more
Pels get Boogie

Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal


DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento - and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. Read more...
Davis MVP

AD breaks Wilt's record, West wins 192-182


Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night.  Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.  Read more...

 
2 Escape

Two brothers escape from Northshore jail


Numerous law enforcement agencies are on the hunt for two brothers who escaped from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail Sunday afternoon.  Surveillance video showed 23-year-old Christopher Woolridge, and 20-year-old Daeshawn Woolridge escaping.  Read more...
Back To Budget

Analysis: Senate moves past expulsion talk, back to budget


The Senate side plot of Louisiana's deficit-closing special session, whether to oust a senator from the chamber because of multiple domestic violence incidents, ended without the historic vote. And for senators, that's just fine with them.  Read more...

 
Stabbing Death

Sunday morning stabbing death on Clara Street


New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday morning in the 4600 block of Clara Street. Shortly before 8 a.m., Second District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by cutting in the area.  Read more...
Fatal Shooting

Fatal double shooting Sunday on Canal Street


The NOPD is investigating a fatal double shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the 1500 block of Canal Street. At about 3:40 a.m., First District officers responded to a call of two unknown black males found lying in a parking lot in the area of Canal Street and N. Villere.  Read more...
Parade Shooting

Two wounded in Saturday shooting near Carnival parade


New Orleans Police say two young men were wounded Saturday night in a shooting near the Krewe of Pygmalion's parade route. A 17-year-old male was shot in the shoulder shortly before 9 p.m., after a group of people got into a fight as floats were passing by.   Read more...
SS Theft

Thibodaux man admits illegally getting disability benefits


A Thibodaux man has pleaded guilty to theft of Social Security funds in a case that prosecutors said spanned eight years and cost the government more than $160,000. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release that 42-year-old Clint Schwab began collecting benefits in 1998.  Read more...
CBD Shooting

NOPD investigates downtown shooting


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting tonight in the Central Business District. Read more...
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Pels get Boogie

Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal


DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento - and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. Read more...

Pelicans send Tyreke back to Sacramento in multi-player deal


The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Read More

AD breaks Wilt's record, West wins 192-182


Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night.  Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.  Read more...

 

LSU over Air Force 10-3 to complete weekend sweep


Opening day was all about the veterans for LSU, with the ‘Fab Four’ and Alex Lange playing starring roles during an emotional double-header sweep of Army. On Sunday, it was predominantly the new guys who took their turns in the spotlight for the first time.  Read more...

 

Poché logs seven-inning no-hitter in 6-0 LSU win over Army


By his own nature Jared Poché is a grinder. Without overpowering stuff, his aim is to be steady on the mound, not dominant. Read more...

Deichmann homers, Lange leads LSU past Army 9-0 in season opener


Eight days ago a baseball broke Greg Deichmann’s face in three places, requiring surgery and placing his opening day status in jeopardy. Read more...

Norris, Davis lead Alabama to 90-72 win over struggling LSU


Coach Avery Johnson applauded Alabama's performance all around even if the New Orleans native wasn't quite prepared to break out in a Mardi Gras-style celebration. Read more...

Louisiana high school coach fired for Alabama ban


Parkway High School in Bossier City has fired David Feaster as head football coach, after making a statement on a radio station saying Alabama coaches are not allowed on campus to recruit players. The school’s principal did not like that Feaster was making rules for the school.  Read more... 

LSU baseball opener postponed due to inclement weather


Mother Nature cares not for the pageantry of Opening Night. LSU’s 2017 season opener against Air Force at Alex Box Stadium has been postponed due to heavy rainfall in the Baton Rouge area. Logistics have caused a shuffling in the weekend schedule.  Read more...

LSU Baseball season opener postponed


Bad weather has forced LSU to postpone the start of the Fighting Tiger baseball season. Read more...
 
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