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Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr to headline GretnaFest

The Gretna Fest lineup is out. "Headliners include Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bret Michaels, Aaron Lewis, The Wild Feathers, Uncle Kracker, Mark Broussard, Rockin' Doopsie and many more," according to the event's website. Read More
Driver Robbed

Taxi driver robbed, kidnapped

Today, cops caught a man they say abducted a cab driver and took his money. "The NOPD arrested 20-year-old Jerome Marks just minutes after he robbed and kidnapped a taxicab driver. The initial fare pickup began in the 1300 block North Prieur Street... Read more
Indicted Again

St. Bernard Parish President indicted again

A St. Bernard Parish grand jury today indicted Parish President Dave Peralta on 22 counts of malfeasance, extortion, obstruction and other charges. Read more...
Critical Report

Police monitor comes down hard on 2012 internal investigation

The New Orleans Independent Police Monitor says the New Orleans Police Department did a poor job in its internal investigation of an officer fatally shooting 20-year-old Wendell Allen during a drug raid on a house in Gentilly three years ago. Read more...
Kid Left

Child left in hot car at carwash

Terrebonne Parish deputies arrested a mother in Houma for leaving her child unattended in a hot car for several minutes at a car wash. Major Malcolm Wolfe says 33-year-old Sumer Lynn Boudloche was charged with child desertion... Read more
Slow Season

No changes in updated CSU hurricane forecast

The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University put out its updated forecast for the 2015 hurricane season this morning, and it doesn't make any changes from the one released at the start of the season. Read more...
Gun Laws

Lafayette movie violence prompts actress to call for more gun laws

Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. Read more...

Is picky eating a sign of future depression?

A study out of Duke University raises concerns that children who are picky eaters may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety. But a local expert thinks the study may be jumping to conclusions. Read more...
Obese Kids

Study: Lack of physical activity top predictor of childhood obesity

A new study by LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center points to the lack of physical activity as the number one predictor of childhood obesity.  Lead author, Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk, says what makes this study unique is that it was conducted in 12 countries... Read more
GOP Poll

Poll: Trump leads GOP, Jindal tied for 10th

A CBS News Poll out today finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field by a large margin in a national survey of primary voters. Where does Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stack up two days before the first debate?  Read more...

Updated hurricane season prediction coming today

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season has been as dull as advertised. Today, the forecast team at Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project releases an updated forecast for the last two-thirds of the season. Read more...
Land Auction

New Orleans to auction more properties

More than 175 "tax-adjudicated" properties, mostly vacant lots, in neighborhoods across New Orleans will hit the virtual auction block Wednesday for the city's second public sale this summer of properties taken over by the government for unpaid taxes.  Read more...
Durst Case

Judge: Durst doesn't get handwriting comparisons

A judge in New Orleans says prosecutors don't have to give real estate heir Robert Durst a series of six handwriting comparisons involved in the California murder case against him.
Oil Prices

Louisiana faces highs and lows as oil drops

As oil prices are still falling today with nearly an eight dollar plunge over the weekend,  but for Louisiana it's a double edged sword. Read more...

Jindal canceling state contracts with Planned Parenthood

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is ousting Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program. Read more...
Smaller Rebate

Little-claimed Louisiana insurance rebate lowered

Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the state's property insurer of last resort. Read more...

Bayou Corne sinkhole began three years ago today

The massive Bayou Corne sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, which forced the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents, formed three years ago today. Read more...
Murder Probe

DA says iPhone security makes murder probe harder

East Baton Rouge Parish DA Hillar Moore says cell phone encryption is making it difficult to solve the murders of 29-year-old Brittney Mills and her son. Mills, who was 8 months pregnant at the time, was shot and killed on April 24th at her apartment.  Read more...
Windows 10

Windows 10 is finally here

After only a few days Windows 10 is being run on over 14 million devices.  Is it long overdue?  Read more...
Naked and Dead

Cops arrest man after finding naked body on his couch

Cops are trying to determine what led to a naked, dead woman being found on a couch in Terrebonne Parish. "TPSO patrolmen responded to a 911 call Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at 116 Zachary Court in Pointe-aux-Chenes. A caller reported finding the nude body of a woman... Read more
$1.99 Gas?

Analyst: Gas prices to drop below $2 in the fall

GasBuddy is predicting Louisiana's statewide average for a gasoline will fall below $2 a gallon in October. GasBuddy Analyst Gregg Laskoski says the decline in prices will accelerate after the Labor Day Holiday.  Read more...
Bus Hub

RTA looking at sites for major bus hub in New Orleans

Plans are inching ahead for a centralized Regional Transit Authority hub that would serve numerous bus lines converging on a single downtown New Orleans location to ease transfers.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Crash closes I-10 for hours

Interstate 10 was shut down westbound from New Orleans East toward the CBD for about five hours early this morning at Downman Road. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that left a 28-year-old man dead and the 32-year-old male passenger in critical condition... Read more

August is a cool month to enjoy New Orleans' culinary delights

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau has kicked off the 11th annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month. It's an opportunity for locals to take advantage of what all the tourists come here to enjoy.  Read more...
40 Years Old

Superdome celebrates 40 years

Today is the 40th birthday of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  The Dome officially opened on August 3, 1975 after almost four years of construction.  General Manager Alan Freeman says 40 years is a great run, but the facility still has a lot of life left.  Read more and see a timeline...
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Bet On It!

Kristian: Five things you can bank on for the 2015 Saints

Go ahead, roll your eyes! I’m doing the same thing, but with the Saints taking the day off today I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about some of the observations I’ve made, and why I believe they’ll work for the Saints. Read More

Steve: The biggest letdowns so far at Saints camp

The team is off today, so as we get ready to enter week two here in West Virginia, I decided to tell you about the players who have not lived up to expectations. Read More

Saints rookie Anthony opening eyes at linebacker

Max Unger wasn't the only player the New Orleans Saints acquired when they traded star tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle in a deal that sent shockwaves throughout the NFL. Read more...

Steve: LT Terron Armstead leaves Saints practice early

Saints left tackle Terron Armstead left this morning’s practice and did not return. When head coach Sean Payton was asked if he would like to elaborate on Armstead’s status, the media got the response they knew was coming. “No, he left early.” Read More

T-Bob: DT Maquedius Bain leaving LSU team

The odd summer of Maquedius Bain continues, as the DT has announced he is transferring out just three days after being reinstated to the LSU football team.  Bain was reinstated following a six-week suspension in which himself, Anthony Jennings, and Dwayne Thomas were arrested for unauthorized entry into a dwelling. Read More

Bobby: Saints WR Brandon Coleman makes play of the day

The first five days of training camp are now in the books - the Saints have had two days in shorts and helmets and three days in full pads. "I think the Saints are getting done what they need to do up to this point. I like the intensity and I see guys starting to get settled in out there!" said Hokie Gajan after practice Monday. Read More

Kristian: Kikaha shines, Peat struggles at Saints camp

Tempo has been a common theme at Saints training camp, and after a really intense workout yesterday, the Saints followed it up with another solid day of work ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled day off.  There weren’t nearly as many big hits as we saw on Sunday, but we still saw a lot of energy. Read More

Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first six games

The Buffalo Bills have suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Read more...

Andersen going into Saints Ring of Honor

The New Orleans Saints just announced that kicker Morten Andersen is going into the "Ring of Honor" in the Superdome.  "Sooner or later this guy in going to be in the Hall of Fame, that is a fact!" Saints coach Sean Payton said.  Read more...

Hokie: Saints have most physical outing yet

Sure it's just the fourth day of 2015 training camp, but this Sunday morning in beautiful, cool White Sulphur Springs, it was a little hotter on the field in the form of physicality. Read More
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