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Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop last year are suing the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court ...Read more
Early Voting

Early voting runs through Nov. 1

Louisiana voters can cast early ballots for the November 8th election each day through November 1st, except Sunday.  "You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day," according to... Read more
Bridge Standoff

Police: Armed driver shoots self, closes Causeway southbound

Officials have closed the southbound Causeway from the Northshore to the Southshore because of a reported armed standoff.  "I was just told by police that we have an individual with a weapon on the bridge, and I know that we have a bunch of police cars out there... Read more
Music Classes

Free music classes offered for first-time learners

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation announces a major expansion of its music education programs to include free classes for kids who have never studied music and who don't own instruments. Read more...   
Fatal Shooting

Woman, 21, fatally shot inside vehicle in New Orleans

Police in New Orleans are investigating after a 21-year-old woman was shot to death while sitting in a vehicle with four other people, including a 2-year-old child.  News outlets report police say Kyrisha Armstrong died from injuries ...Read more
Jail Rape

Transgender inmate's rape lawsuit against jail set for trial

A lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped after being locked up with a male prisoner last year in the newly opened New Orleans jail is expected to go to trial in June.
A federal judge set a June 19 date in a Wednesday order.  Read more...

No Gun Soldier

Armed with faith: Movie shows WWII exploits of unarmed medic

When Desmond Doss climbed up Hacksaw Ridge — a 400-foot high escarpment on the island of Okinawa with a wall of dug in Japanese soldiers at the top — he carried his Bible, his combat medic supplies and the weight of his moral convictions but no weapon. When the wounded... Read more
More Seafood

We are eating more seafood

The government says the average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic Wednesday along with its annual Fisheries of the United States report. It says... Read more
Good Rating

Edwards popular according to new poll

A new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research shows six in ten voters give Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards a favorable rating. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says the survey found that Edwards’ approval rating is at 60%. But Pinsonat says one elected official beat out ... Read more
LA Poll

Despite 53 percent disapproval, Trump beating Clinton in LA by 16 points

Louisiana voters don't like Donald Trump. In the results of a new Southern Media and Opinion Research Poll, Trump's negatives outweigh his positives. So why is Trump winning by 16 points in Louisiana, with a 53 percent disapproval rating? Read more...
Opening Loss

Pelicans lose season opener to the Nuggets 107-102

Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Denver Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 in both teams' regular season opener Wednesday night.  Read more...

Water Tests

Flooded homeowners: Free well water testing kits for science

Virginia Tech and LSU Health New Orleans are offering free well water tests to Louisiana homeowners affected by the August floods.  They're studying how the floods affected private wells and whether the wells were effectively disinfected.  Read more...


Suspect arrested in deadly Bayou Blue triple shooting

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says it has arrested 34-year-old Rhubin Scott Jr. for the murder of a 17-year-old boy and shooting of two women in Bayou Blue. Read more...

NOPD investigates Poydras St. shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a mid-day homicide. It happened in the 2600 block of Poydras Street. Read more...
Coastal Plan

Official stresses urgency of rebuilding coastal wetlands

Louisiana's senior coastal official has called the 2017 rewrite of the state's master plan for coastal restoration and storm surge protection "the issue of a lifetime," arguing that major restoration projects are urgently needed. Read more...
New Poll

New poll finds Kennedy and Campbell still in lead

The latest Southern Media and Opinion Research poll shows Republican John Kennedy continuing to lead the field in the US Senate race with 22%, followed by Democrat Foster Campbell at 16%.  Read more...
Teen Killed

Teen killed, 2 women injured in Bayou Blue shooting

Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 17-year-old boy died and two women suffered injured in a shooting in Bayou Blue.  Maj. Malcolm Wolfe said in a news release David Trahan Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night.  Read more...
Man Sentenced

Man sentenced on child porn convictions

A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man who had faced 251 counts of child pornography possession has been given a five-year prison sentence after a recent guilty plea.  It's reported that Phillip Rome pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography possession ...Read more
Lots of Votes

Early voting proving more and more popular

More and more people are not waiting for election day to vote in Louisiana. Early voting is increasingly popular.  Some ten thousand voters have already cast ballots in the New Orleans metro area. An average of close to 700 voters per hour cast ballots on the... Read more
Too Much Info?

Social media posting: How much is too much?

More and more people are posting on social media sites, party photos or videos where someone is inebriated, violent fights, and many times revealing photos.  But is there a limit? When is it enough, already?  Read more...

$1 Billion

$1 billion paid to flood insurance policyholders

Louisiana flood victims have received over one billion dollars in flood insurance payments in less than three months after the historic flooding. Wayne Berggren with the National Flood Insurance Program says they’ve seen over 29,000 claims submitted for review and... Read more
Set on Fire

Police: Man sprayed wife with hairspray, lit her on fire

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he lit his wife on fire during an argument. Police arrested 28-year-old John Emmett Harleaux on Tuesday on a felony count of domestic abuse battery by burning.  Read more...
Bouncer Guilty

Bourbon bouncer guilty; broke tourist's jaw over $6 tab

Prosecutors in New Orleans say they won a conviction against a Bourbon Street bouncer who broke a tourist's jaw in a dispute over a $6 bar tab. In a news release Tuesday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said 35-year-old Clarence Lacombe pleaded guilty as... Read more

Jail Trouble

New report, same story: Slow reform at jail

A New Orleans City Council hearing on the suicide of a 15-year-old jail inmate raised questions about why he wasn't under closer surveillance and why he spent nearly a month in jail before he had a bond hearing. Read more...
New Interstate

Could we see an east-west interstate through Central La?

There is serious conversation about an east-west interstate that would cross central Louisiana through Alexandria, connecting western Texas to Georgia. Malcom Morris of Leesville, who is with the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition, ...Read more
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Thomas: LSU will '€dominate' top-ranked Alabama

Dwayne Thomas isn’t shy about his feelings regarding the Alabama Crimson Tide. The veteran defensive back is part of a senior class that gets one last chance to beat its hated rival, and he told reporters Wednesday that LSU isn’t just going to win the top-20 showdown... Read more

Brees: Saints must be "ultra-efficient" against Seahawks

With his Saints preparing to welcome the NFC West’s top team into the Superdome, Drew Brees joined Bobby Hebert for their weekly “QB To QB” segment Wednesday night on WWL. Read More

Cubs awaken, even the series at 1

Jake Arrieta made a teasing run at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night.  Read more...


Pelicans lose season opener to the Nuggets 107-102

Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Denver Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 in both teams' regular season opener Wednesday night.  Read more...


Kristian: Saints LB Ellerbe says he's "very close" to playing again

Hampered by a quad injury, the talented but oft injured Dannell Ellerbe hasn't played a defensive snap this season for the Black and Gold, but told me today "I feel like I'm very close, but you'd have to ask Coach Payton."  Read More

"Go For Two" Episode 8 - The Tie Heard 'Round the World

This week T-Bob and Seth discuss the Arizona-Seattle tie on Sunday Night Football.   Was it a great football game to watch, or a ratings killer?  They debate. Read More

Injuries still a concern as Pelicans open vs. Nuggets

The New Orleans Pelicans were a MASH unit last season, so riddled with injuries that their players missed a combined total of 351 games, forcing coach Alvin Gentry to use 42 starting lineup combinations. Read More

Payton: Saints are excited to compete against challenging Seahawks

Sean Payton and the Saints are back on the practice field today. The team is 2-4 after a 27-21 loss in Kansas City and get to come home for week 8 to host the 4-1-1 Seahawks. Read More

Fan dies after falling while leaving Broncos football game

Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos' stadium after a game on Monday night.  Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan fell over a railing.  Read more...

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week eight

Tom B is so pretty even in the Steel City, young Dak P and Zeke E are straight ballin in big D!  The City of Brotherly Love is in love with their Eagles, or at least this week they are.  The White Horses bounced back, the AFC West is as tough as any division in football. Read More
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