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Analysis: Bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity


By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session.  Read more...

 
Lawsuit

Attorneys want lawsuit against Thibodaux Police dismissed


Thibodaux Police and city officials are asking a judge to dismiss claims brought against them by two men accused of slashing police tires.  It’s reported Glenn Watkins and his nephew, Jonathan Watkins, filed a lawsuit in February against Thibodaux's mayor, ...Read more
Tornado Watch

Tornado Watch in effect for most of Louisiana


Much of the state could see some rough weather Sunday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. for 22 parishes in Louisiana.  Read more...

 
Highway Funding

Mayor Landrieu blasts lack of long-term highway funding bill


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is speaking out on a federal transportation funding bill. The U.S. Senate approved a short-term extension of transportation funding by voice vote this weekend after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the same bill earlier.  Read more...
 
Officer Killed

HANO officer shot and killed


New Orleans Police say an officer with the Housing Authority of New Orleans was shot and killed this morning near the intersection of Erato and Freret. The HANO officer was found dead inside his cruiser at that location.  Read more...
 
Playoff Bid?

New Orleans may bid on College Football Playoffs


Possible Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020 are not the only future games New Orleans has its eyes on. "We do have a bid for the College Football Playoff championship game that we're still evaluating right now." says Jay Cicero, of the GNO Sports Foundation.  Read more...
 
Murder Charge

Slidell child care co-owner facing charges in foster child's death


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the co-owner of a child care facility in Slidell will be charged with first degree murder after her foster child died from her injuries received in a beating.  Read more...
 
Platform Fire

Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished


A fire that burned for more than a day on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast was extinguished early Saturday, the Coast Guard said. The fire was on a platform in Breton Sound near environmentally delicate barrier islands off the state's southeast coast.  Read more...
School Probe

New Orleans school civil rights complaint getting a look from U.S.


Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this past week investigating a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools, most of which are run by the state.  Read more...
 
Chief Arrested

Louisiana police chief arrested after strip club bust


Police in Lafayette say the police chief of a neighboring town has been arrested. A statement from the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force says Jeanerette police chief Marvin Grogan was arrested Friday night by task force members and state police.  Read more...
 
Platform Fire

Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished


The Coast Guard says a fire on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast is finally out. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the fire in Breton Sound was extinguished around 6 a.m. Saturday.  Read more... 
 
School Probe

U.S. lawyers looking into New Orleans school civil rights complaint


Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this week to look into a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools.  Read more...
 
Trade Authority

Landrieu issues statement on passage of Trade Promotion Authority by U.S. Senate


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had words of praise for the U.S. Senate after Friday night's approval of the president's request for enhanced trade negotiating authority. The Senate voted 62-37 Friday to endorse the "fast track'' negotiating authority.  Read more...
No More Gmail

No more gmail account for the mayor


A spokesman said Mayor Mitch Landrieu will no longer use a gmail account, after reports surfaced that Mayor Mitch Landrieu was using a private email account to conduct public business.  Read more...
 
 
Still Burning

Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated


A fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast is still burning. The fire was reported early Friday morning. Twenty-eight workers were evacuated. No injuries were reported. A light sheen of oil was visible from the air but, as of Friday evening, ...Read more
Embezzlement

Embezzlement plea brings 30-month sentence


A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for an embezzlement scam in which he skimmed nearly $1.8 million from his employer's payroll to pay off his casino debts.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a news release that Paul Gardner ...Read more
Prostitution

Plea entered in New Orleans human trafficking case


A man has pleaded guilty to two counts of human trafficking in a case involving two teenage girls forced into prostitution in New Orleans. David Lee was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more...
Platform Fire

Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated


Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers. The Coast Guard says the workers were evacuated by an offshore supply vessel that reported the fire at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island. No injuries were reported.  Read more...
 
 
Child Cruelty

Slidell daycare owner arrested in child abuse case


A North Shore woman is in jail after sheriff's deputies say she beat, shook and dropped her foster child. The suspect is also the owner of a daycare in Slidell. Read more...
OMVs Reopened

La. motor vehicles offices reopen day after fire disruption


Drivers are again able to renew their licenses and handle other business at Louisiana's motor vehicles offices. A day after a fire at the state police data center shut down transaction processing, Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana reopened Friday.  Read more...
 
Greek Fest

Opa! It's Greek Fest time again!


It's 42 years for the Greek Festival and it's always a jammed packed event.  The crowds will gather at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Robert E. Lee Blvd. Read more...
Platform Fire

Coast Guard: Fire on gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated


The Coast Guard says 28 workers were evacuated from an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast after a fire broke out. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island.  Read more...
 
Dismemberment

Suspect in stripper's death wants charges tossed


The attorneys for a man accused in the death of a Bourbon Street stripper wants charges thrown out because prosceutors can't prove the woman was killed in Louisiana. Read more...
Sex Crimes

Two St. Tammany Parish men found guilty of sex crimes


The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office won back-to-back victories Wednesday and Thursday when prosecutors got a guilty verdict from a jury and then a guilty plea in two separate cases that involved sex crimes against victims younger than 13.  Read more...
 
Grease Attack

Woman surrenders in case of man attacked with boiling grease


Cops in Houma say a woman who attacked her sleeping ex-boyfriend has surrendered.   Lynette Tyese Joseph turned herself in this morning to face charges. "Joseph arrived at the Houma Police Department... and voluntarily turned herself in to officers... Read more
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Playoff Bid?

New Orleans may bid on College Football Playoffs


Possible Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020 are not the only future games New Orleans has its eyes on. "We do have a bid for the College Football Playoff championship game that we're still evaluating right now." says Jay Cicero, of the GNO Sports Foundation.  Read more...
 

Tigers run in the SEC Tournament ends in semifinals


LSU's 12-game winning streak at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and 9-game winning streak in the SEC Tournament came to an end on Saturday as Florida rallied to beat LSU 2-1. The Fighting Tigers had nine hits, but they left eight runners on base.  Read more...

Ex-coach Van Gundy reported to be a candidate for Pelicans job


ESPN.com's Marc Stein says that sources have told him that current NBA announcer and former head coach Jeff Van Gundy is interested in the Pelicans head coaching job. Van Gundy is best known as an analyst for NBA games on network TV.  Read more...
 

Tigers take on the Gators for a trip to the SEC title game


The top ranked LSU baseball team takes on Florida in the SEC Tournament Semifinals Saturday.  The game starts at 3:30pm. Freshman Alex Lange (10-0, 2.11) will get the start on full six-days rest.  Read more...

Sloppy play by the Hogs helps Tigers advance in SEC Tournament


LSU took advantage of six errors from the Arkansas Razorbacks to post a 10-5 victory on Thursday night in Hoover, Alabama. Three of the errors came in the 1st inning as the Tigers scored 4 runs to begin the ball game.  Read more...
 

Report: Saints sign Peat, all picks under contract


According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Saints' first first-round draft pick, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, has signed with the team. Read more...

Pels forward Anthony Davis named to All-NBA first team


The NBA has that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to this year's All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career. AD led the league in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games he plays. Read More

Tigers take on Razorbacks in SEC Baseball Tournament


Number one ranked LSU baseball takes on Arkasas tonight in the SEC Tournament after the team rallied back from a five-run deficit to beat Auburn 9-8 last night. The Tigers exploded for six runs in the 5th inning... Read more

Saints sign OL Mike McGlynn


The New Orleans Saints signed veteran Offensive Lineman Mike McGlynn Wednesday.  McGlynn played seven seasons in the NFL.  Last season McGlynn was with the Kansas City Chiefs. Read More

Roger Goodell wants to hear from Tom Brady himself


The NFLPA has asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal of his 10-game suspension.  But it doesn’t sound like that’s happening, though the commissioner didn’t give a clear answer.  Read more...

 
 
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