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Amoeba in Water

Rare brain eating amoeba found in St. John tap water


Tests have detected a brain eating amoeba in some of the tap water in St. John the Baptist Parish.  The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says the parasite Naegleria Fowleri was found "at the end of the parish line in Water District #1...  Read more
Under-reported?

NOPD under-reported robberies, says report


The New Orleans Police Department under-reported robberies for a three-year period, according to a new report from the New Orleans Inspector-General. Read more...

Fifth suspect arrested in Burgundy Street shooting


Today, the NOPD, with assistance from U.S. Marshals and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the Burgundy Street shooting on August 10th.  Read more...
 
Not Guilty Plea

Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty


The Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others. Trung Read more...
OPP

Orleans Parish Prison: how big should it be?


The Metropolitan Crime Commission is out with a new report today recommending expansion of the jail facilities in New Orleans. Read more...
Gator Treatment

PETA files complaints about Hammond swamp tour


The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says they have some serious problems with a swamp tour operation out of Hammond. PETA council Brittany Peet says they received the complaints from a visitor to Harvey Kliebert's Turtle & Alligator Farm & Tours.  Read more...
BK Robbery

Cops: Man robbed Burger King, crawled through drive up window


A man broke into Burger King in Gray, Louisiana.  The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's office says the robbery was caught on video. "TPSO responded to a complaint Tuesday morning in reference to a burglary at the Burger King in Gray... Read more
Perfect Number?

Drew's got 4... How many kids is the perfect number?


Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany got their baby girl this week, bringing their total number of children to 4.  That's quite a line up for the Brees clan. We asked people in Downtown New Orleans what they felt would be a the best number and combination of kids... Read more
Tax Friendly

Louisiana ranked third best tax-friendly state


According to the personal finance magazine Kiplinger, Louisiana is the third most tax friendly state in the nation. Senior Associate Editor Sandy Block says their rankings were based on rates for income, sales and gas taxes.  Read more...
Deadbeats

Louisiana seizes $2M in winnings from deadbeats


The Department of Children and Family Services says they've collected more than $2 million in casino winnings from parents who owe back child support. Read more...
Common Core

Jindal suing feds over Common Core


Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.  Read more...
I-10 Closed

Truck fire closes all lanes of I-10 at I-510


A truck overturned and caught on fire on I-10 East near I-510. Police say traffic in both directions is being detoured off the interstate.  Read more...
Dreads

Pinned up dreadlocks?


The Superintendent of the Plaquemines Parish school system is hoping to reach a compromise today with the family of a student whose been suspended because of his dreadlock hairstyle. Read more...
Baby Brees

Brees tweets photo of newborn daughter


Congratulations are in order for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, wife Brittany, and the Brees family. The player posted on his Twitter account today that he spent the early morning with his brand new baby girl. Click here and see the photo...
Dread Rights

ACLU: Rastafarians have right to wear dreads


Freedom of religion: does it include hairstyle? The ACLU of Louisiana is helping a Rastafarian family in Plaquemines Parish say "oh yes it does." Read more...
Baby Robber

Cops: Slidell man robs woman and infant of diaper bag


Slidell police say a man who needed money to pay his probation fees robbed a woman and her baby at gunpoint. "Around 9:30 a.m., Slidell Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Forestwood Apartments... Read more
Animal Shelter

SPCA continues to rebuild 9 years after Katrina


The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that by early next year, it will have a building as big as the one destroyed nine years ago by Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
Levee Memorial

Design for Katrina garden to be unveiled


Plans for a new Katrina memorial garden at a now empty lot where a major levee breach occurred will be unveiled on Wednesday.  Read more...
Civilian Patrol

Civilian safety patrols in the French Quarter


The idea of civilians patrolling the French Quarter is still alive. This proposal comes from the office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and it would put unarmed individuals on the streets of the French Quarter. Read more...
Not Guilty Plea

Not guilty plea in dancer's death, dismemberment


A woman has entered a not guilty plea in connection with the death and dismemberment of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose body parts washed ashore in 2012 on the Mississippi coast. Read more...
Cristobal

Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas


Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast. Read more...
Election

Qualifying ends and eyes turn to November 4


With election qualifying behind us, all eyes are turned toward November 4.  Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research sees several races destined for a runoff election in December. Read more...
LA at the Emmys

Hollywood South Emmys feature five nominees from Hollywood South


The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards air tonight on NBC. There are five Louisiana-made series and miniseries that are all in the running for some really nice honors. Read more...
Telemedicine

The doctor will see you now, please turn on your monitor


It's called telemedicine and it could be the next wave of medical care. It's the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications where as the patient would not have to be examined in the doctor's office. Read more...
Startups

New Orleans challenged to keep startup companies in the area


It has been well publicized the past few years that New Orleans is a magnet for startup companies and entrepreneurs. But some officials fear that not enough is being done to keep them and continue to attract more. Read more...
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Steve: Payton will be smart with Jairus Byrd at Colts


Yes, Who Dat Nation, ballhawking safety Jarius Byrd is a full go for the Black & Gold after missing all of organized team activities, all of mini-camp and all of training camp in West Virginia. Read More

Deke: Young players could have big impact on LSU offense


I think with the guidance of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and the talent each of these young men possess, I don't see any reason why this group of young skilled players can't go from being good to great. Read More

T-Bob: Planning will go out the window when LSU meets Wisconsin


“No plan survives contact with the enemy.”  This quote is appropriate as LSU prepares to have their own theories and plans put to the test come Saturday. Read More

Saints aiming for 5th playoff season since '09


Saints cornerback Champ Bailey has played for more than a handful of playoff teams during a career that has seen him selected to 12 Pro Bowls. In his first preseason with New Orleans, Bailey senses enough talent around him to compete for what would be his first Super Bowl title. Read more...

LSU-Wisconsin Preview


LSU and Wisconsin both fully intend on contending for their respective conference titles and believe they can be part of the first-ever College Football Playoff, but they're heading into a high-stakes season opener with some question marks under center.  Read more...

Saints 2014 season preview, an outsider's view


As long as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees stays healthy, the team will be a Super Bowl contender. It's been like that four times in the last five years and 2014 should be no different. Brees will once again lead one of the NFL's most potent pass attacks... Read more

Deke: 2014 Saints camp is in the books!


The 2014 New Orleans Saints training camp is in the books. “Overall I think the Saints got in a lot of good work, and they accomplished some of the things they wanted to improve on,” said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Read More

PHOTOS: Final day of Saints training camp


Two days before the final preseason contest against Baltimore, the Saints worked out at their facility on Airline Drive in front of a packed house. Photos via Chris Bennett. Click here to see the full gallery

Steve: Brees back at practice after helping deliver baby girl


Drew Brees and his wife Brittany welcomed a 7-pound 7-ounce, 20-inch long baby girl to the family last night at 7:43pm.  They have the name picked out, but it’s not on the birth certificate yet so Drew didn’t want to share it just yet. Read More

Deke: A few quick notes on LSU vs Wisconsin


As we inch closer to one of the most anticipated games to start the 2014 college football season, I am still reading, taking notes and trying to make a decision on which team has the edge in the LSU versus Wisconsin game. Here's some of what we know so far. Read More
 
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