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Pets Moved

Shelter pets being moved from River Center to a nearby prison


Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Mike Strain announces pets that were lost in the flood are being moved from the shelter at the River Center to a new shelter at the Dixon Correctional Institute in Baton Rouge.  Read more...
Slow On Aid

FEMA criticized as slow on disaster housing aid in La


The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana's damage from catastrophic flooding says the Federal Emergency Management Agency response has been "pitiful."  U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican, ...Read more
Trend Shift

Could Baton Rouge see a population shift as a result of The Great Flood of 2016?


After Hurricane Katrina there was a huge population shift from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, will we see this trend again after the Great Flood of 2016? Demographer Greg Rigamer expects flood victims to try and rebuild where they lived prior to the flood.  Read more...

 
11 Years

Katrina 11th and new flooding could trigger PTSD


While we watch Tropical Depression Nine, we remember Hurricane Katrina eleven years ago day. A lot of survivors who lost their homes moved inland, only to have their new homes flood earlier this month. Read more...
Shelter At Home

Registration for Shelter At Home Program


The Governor’s Office announces where flood victims can go to register for the Shelter At Home program. Deputy Chief of Staff with the Governor’s Office, Julie Baxter Payer says this program seeks to get people back into their own homes as soon as possible.  Read more...

 
Sales Tax Break

Sales tax holiday for guns, hunting supplies


Hunters and other sportsmen won't have to pay sales tax when they buy guns, ammunition and an array of outdoor supplies.  Louisiana's annual "Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday" runs from Friday through Sunday.  Read more...

 
Bus Crash

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles


Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish, killing two people and injuring dozens. Read more...
Katrina Day

Katrina struck 11 years ago today


On this date in 2005 that the worst Hurricane in US history roared ashore near New Orleans. The National Hurricane Center says the total number of fatalities was more than 1,800 directly or indirectly related to Katrina. "1577 fatalities in Louisiana, 238 in Mississippi, 14 in... Read more
Headed to FL

TD 9 in the Gulf, forecast to hit Florida


Tropical Depression Nine is moving toward the west across the Gulf of Mexico. Top sustained winds were at 35 miles per hour this morning.  The National Hurricane Center expects the system to get stronger. "Some strengthening is forecast during the... Read more
Wreckage Found

Plane wreckage found but 2 men are still missing


NOFD says divers have found the wreckage of a small Cessna that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain.  2 men are still missing from the crash.  The plane will be pulled out of Lake Pontchartrain, ...Read more
Breach Growing

Plaquemines Parish: levee breach near refinery growing


Plaquemines Parish officials say a levee breach behind a refinery has more than tripled in size, despite attempts to plug it.  The hole was about 20 feet wide at first. A news release Sunday said it's now about 70 feet wide.  Read more...

 
Congress Help

Analysis: Louisiana will need Congress' help after flooding


Insurance payments and traditional federal aid programs won't be enough to respond to the catastrophic flooding that ravaged tens of thousands of homes across south Louisiana, wrecking entire subdivisions and devastating entire cities.  Read more...
 

New tropical depression forms in the Florida Straits


Invest 99L has been upgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday by the National Hurricane center.  The newly named TD9 will enter the gulf overnight, then veer towards Florida by the middle of  the week.  Read more...

 
Slidell Robbery

Overnight armed robbery at CVS pharmacy in Slidell


A man brandishing a black semi-automatic pistol robbed a CVS Pharmacy at 1305 Gause Boulevard, early this morning.  The armed robbery happened around 3 a.m. according to the Slidell Police Department.  Read more...

 
No Plane Debris

Plane, 2 men still missing after crash in Lake Pontchartrain


Authorities say dive teams are still looking for the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed Lake Pontchartrain.  New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey said earlier Sunday ...Read more
Denham Springs

In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope


In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.  Most of his players and coaches on Denham Springs High School's football team lost homes when floodwaters ravaged their city in suburban Baton Rouge.  Read more...
Tropics

Disturbance showing signs of development as it heads for the Gulf


An area of disturbed weather moving toward the Keys is starting to get its act together. "Shower and thunderstorm activity has begun to increase," Senior Hurricane Specialist Michael Brennan said. The system, called Invest 99L, is just south of the lower Florida Keys. Read more...
Plane In Lake

2 missing, plane found after crash in New Orleans lake


Authorities say they've found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in Lake Pontchartrain. Two men remain missing but a woman was rescued after the crash Saturday night. Read more...
 
 
I10 Fatal Crash

Crash involving bus and firefighters closes I-10 at LaPlace


Louisiana State Police say one person is dead and others are injured, including firefighters, after a crash in on I-10 near LaPlace. The multi-vehicle collision on the westbound lanes near LaPlace also involved a charter bus. "I-10 west at LA 3188 (Belle Terre) is currently... Read more
Tropics

Tropical wave over Cuba shows medium chance of development


The area of low pressure between Cuba and the Bahamas "is a little better defined this afternoon, and is producing a large but disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms," according to the National Hurricane Center. Read more...
Tropical Wave

Wave north of Cuba still disorganized, still headed towards Gulf


A tropical wave north of Cuba is still producing a large area of disorganized showers and storms, mainly south and east of the low pressure area. Read more....
Diverted

Southwest flight from NOLA to FL diverted after engine problem


Southwest Airlines says a flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida, was diverted after a problem with an engine. Read more...
Flooded Studio

'Dukes of Hazzard' actor's Louisiana home, studio swamped


Actor, writer and director John Schneider, known for his past role on the "Dukes of Hazzard" and current role on "The Haves and the Have Nots," thought the first flood he experienced at his Louisiana production studio was bad. Read more...
Homicide

NOPD investigates Mid-City homicide


New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 1700 block of North Broad Street. Read more...
Run Over

Man convicted of twice running over ex-girlfriend's mother


A Marrero man who ran over his ex-girlfriend's 61-year-old mother twice has been convicted. A jury convicted 42-year-old Earl K. Harris of aggravated second-degree battery Friday. He faces up to 15 years in prison, but could be sentenced to life under Louisiana's habitual offender law. Read more...
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Steve: Saints' film review leaves little to be desired for Coach Payton


After each game, Coach Sean Payton wants to check out the tape before coming to any judgment on how his team performed. During his teleconference with the local media this morning, what he saw was exactly what we did. Read More

Kristian: Lessons from Saints 2016 preseason are alarming


Who says preseason games don’t matter? I think it’s very fair and safe to say the Saints offensive line is going to be a real problem this year. Read More

Bobby: Highlight of Saints-Steelers was the new video boards


For the third game in a row, the Saints got a L hung on them in the 2016 preseason. After the Saints' discouraging loss to the Steelers, the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert had plenty to relfect on. Read More

Steve: Saints' laundry list for the Pittsburgh Steelers


Payton and his players seem pretty confident the product on the field against the Steelers is going to look much different than the previous two weeks. The big reason? The team is actually game planning for Pittsburgh. Read More

What Deuce and Bobby are watching for in Saints v Steelers


Thursday on SportsTalk Bobby, Deuce and I broke down what we are all looking for from the Saints in their third preseason game as the Black and Gold host the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here, we take a look at each phase of the game. Read More

LSU, Alabama lead way on coaches preseason All-SEC teams


SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams. Making the first team for LSU were tailback Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White.  Read more...

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses


“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More

Saints training camp ends; focus now is on Steelers


That's a wrap on Saints training camp for this season.  While the coaches and players will tell you the team is still in a training camp mindset, camp is, by all intents and purposes, over. Read More

LSU unveils baseball roster and schedule


Two more players have left the LSU baseball program — but neither of them are going far.
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Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November


If you compare the 2015 schedule to what lies ahead in 2016, things are pretty much the same.  If we are assuming, then I would have to assume that LSU will be a perfect 7-0 (at worst 6-1) when the back end of the schedule begins. Read More
 
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