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Age Check

Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' law


A federal judge on Friday blocked enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages before providing access to material that could be deemed harmful to children. Read more...
Rig Count Low

US rig count drops 11 to 420, another all-time low


The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 11 this week to 420, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices. A year ago, 905 rigs were active.  Read more...
Budget Target

Governor sets May 15 for tax study target


Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging a study group looking at state budget and tax policy to give him preliminary recommendations by May 15 for ways to raise money to fill financial gaps. A report from the task force, created by state lawmakers, is due in September.  Read more...
Canal Sinkhole

Major sinkhole forms on Canal Street


A tunnel under Canal Street that had begun to buckle has now formed a major sinkhole. Part of Canal Street has caved in at that spot. The large hole has formed near the foot of Canal Street, between Harrah's and Canal Place.  Read more...

 
New Police

New Orleans police tout graduation of 28 recruits


New Orleans officials say 28 recruits are the latest to graduate from the city's police academy. Friday's graduation marks the end of 26 weeks of training for the recruits. The city says the class includes 12 women. Read more...
Weather Radar

Boustany introduces bill to improve tornado detection in south Louisiana


Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany has introduced legislation that he believes will help lead to better detection of tornadoes in south Louisiana. Boustany's bill would require a Doppler weather radar site to be built near Baton Rouge.  Read more...
Pre-K Overhaul

Report suggests revisions to Louisiana's pre-K overhaul


A new report says Louisiana's push to improve pre-K classes would benefit from an expanded rating system and new rules for classroom observations.  The 32-page study released Friday was done by the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, a non-profit group.  Read more...

 
Drier Today

Sunnier skies for New Orleans' music festival


Music fans going to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival should have sunnier skies.
This Friday is the fifth day of the seven-day music festival that draws thousands of people to New Orleans over two weekends.  Read more...

 
Shooting

Individuals identified in Raceland shooting


Sheriff Craig Webre announced the victim of Friday morning’s shooting incident in Raceland has been identified as 33-year-old Chelsi Eschette.  Her husband, 32-year-old Josh Eschette, is the suspect in the shooting.  Read more...
Double Shooting

Deputies on the scene of a double shooting in Raceland


Sheriff Craig Webre reports police are on the scene of a residence in Raceland in the 4100 block of LA 1 following a shooting incident.  A female victim has been pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

 
Child For Sex

Sex offender arrested for attempted rape


A Grand Isle man was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly attempting to buy a child for sex, according to Louisiana State Police.  30 year old Wade Perkins was arrested on a charge of attempt and conspiracy to commit first degree rape.  Read more...
House Rentals

Jazz Fest puts short-term rentals back in spotlight


Short term housing rentals have become a hot topic again during Jazz Fest. A collection of short-term rental owners actually want to be taxed and they're pushing for regulation from the New Orleans City Council.  Read more...   

 
 
Making Threats

Police: Hammond teen arrested for making threat at school


Authorities say a 15-year-old Hammond High Magnet School student has been arrested for writing a threat on a desk.  Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto reports that the girl was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.  Read more...

 
Priority #1

Edwards says some policy matters remain on back burner until budget crisis is so


Governor John Bel Edwards says priority number one for him right now is stabilizing the budget, because we must focus on moving Louisiana forward. He says the vision that he put forth when he was running for governor has not changed, ...Read more
Sex Offenders

House votes to ban sex offenders as door-to-door salesmen


Convicted sex offenders would be barred from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana under a proposal that sailed through the House.  State representatives voted 86-0 Thursday to send the measure to the Senate.  Read more...

 
Lightning

Coroner: Slidell man killed by lightning


The St. Tammany Parish coroner says a 36-year-old man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.  Dr. Charles Preston said in a news release Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago was working Wednesday when he was struck. Read more...
Poll In Favor

Poll finds 72% of Louisianans support medical marijuana


A poll paid for by the Louisiana Cannabis Association finds that 72% of Louisiana voters support legalizing medical marijuana as a treatment for more diseases. Jesse McCormick is glad to see a majority of voters support the use of medical cannabis ...Read more
Rain

Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain


The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather. Read more...
Pro-Life Bills

House approves two moree pro-life measures


The House has approved two more pro-life measures. One of the bills, authored by Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds, prohibits women from getting abortions just because a child will have a genetic disorder.  Read more...
Will Smith Case

Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player


A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. Read more...
Saints Pick

Saints pick DT Rankins


With their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Read more...
Homicide

New Orleans Police: Body in bag classified a homicide


The New Orleans Police Department says a body was found in a bag in the Bywater this afternoon is now considered a homicide. Read more...
Dolphin Rescue

Young rescued dolphin swimming free, with frequent checkups


A young dolphin rescued in October is swimming in Barataria Bay, with a tag that will let biologists keep close tabs on him for the next six weeks. Read more...
Jazz Fest

Rain stops and the show goes on at Jazzfest


The rain stopped at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the crowds were thinner than usual. Many festival goers left during the earlier deluges that made the site -- the infield of a racehorse track -- soggy and muddy. Read more...
Body Found

New Orleans police investigate body discovered in bag


The New Orleans Police Department says a body was found in a bag this afternoon in the 1000-block of Piety Street. Read more...
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Kristian's Take

Kristian: Saints make smart and safe pick with Sheldon Rankins


Going back to the Senior Bowl, this Louisville defensive tackle raised eyebrows and caught the attention of NFL scouts. "I knew I had to set my self apart. I wanted to dominate the individual drills. I wanted to dominate in the film room." Read More

Saints pick DT Rankins


With their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Read more...

Hokie Gajan passes peacefully at 56


Hokie Gajan has succumbed to his illnesses today. He was 56 years old. The former LSU Tiger, New Orleans Saint and WWL Radio legend is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Jennifer, Kristin, Megan & Alexis (Peanut), loving family and friends and Tiger fans and Who Dats across America. Read More

Deuce: Michael Thomas can contribute immediately


"I like the pick because you had to address this position because you let Marques Colston go,” former Saints running back Deuce McAllister explained. Read More

Bobby and Mike: Saints set to use Thomas to replace Colston


With the 16th selection in the second round, the Saints grabbed Ohio State WR Michael Thomas. NFL Analyst Mike Detillier and Bobby Hebert both like the pick, though neither predicted the Black and Gold would take him. Read More

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 The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. Read More 

 

Saints pick WR Thomas in 2nd round


Saints pick WR Thomas in 2nd round


Saints pick WR Thomas in 2nd round


Saints pick WR Thomas in 2nd round


 
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