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Triumph Returns

Carnival sending bigger 'Triumph' to replace 'Elation'

Carnival Cruise lines today announced it is pulling Carnival Elation from the Port of New Orleans, to replace it with the larger Carnival Triumph. Read more...

Cops: Drunk Northshore man admits 'stupidity' after burnout, chase

A Northshore man is in trouble with the law after allegedly getting drunk, squealing his tires in front of cops, and then leading police on a chase. "Doing a 'burnout' in front of police officers is never a good idea... Read more
Anger Danger

Study: Fist clenching anger can kill you

The fury that causes anger to the point that fists are clenched seems to raise our risk for a heart attack that could prove fatal, about eight and a half times higher in the first couple of hours, according to a new study in Australia.  Read more...
Med Marijuana

Study of cannabis treatments at LSU Health New Orleans

LSU Health New Orleans has finalized a deal with a startup drug development company to back research into treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease using the chief chemical compound in marijuana.  Read more...
Pels-5 Straight

Pelicans top Nuggets for fifth straight win

Tyreke Evans stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and the surging New Orleans Pelicans won their fifth straight game with a 99-92 takedown of the Denver Nuggets.  Read more...

Wife Kills Dr.

Covington-area doctor killed by wife

A Covington area physician was shot and killed by his wife in their Folsom-area home early Sunday morning.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it receive d a call from Kacie Breen, the wife of Dr. Wayne Breen, at about 3 a.m.  Read more...
Common Core

Bill would protect against penalties for Common Core opt-outs

In two weeks, students will begin Common Core testing and a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that will prohibit penalties if a student decided to opt out of the testing. Read more...
Women's Jail

Terrebonne to open a new women's jail

Women inmates at the Terrebonne Parish jail may be moved to a separate facility as early as next year. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter recently signed a contract to begin converting the juvenile detention center in Ashland into a women's jail.  Read more...
Jindal GOP

Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling congressional Republican leaders "fearful'' of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.  Read more...
Budget Reaction

Lawmakers react to Jindal's budget proposal

The Jindal administration has said they are willing to scale back 526-million dollars in tax credits for businesses, but Chairman of the republican house delegation is disappointed the governor didn’t suggest reeling back some of the film tax credits.  Read more...
Shooting Death

NOPD investigating fatal shooting in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 44-year-old male in eastern New Orleans Saturday night.  Read more...
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Hit-and-run driver who killed first-grader convicted

The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February in New Oorleans will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter.  Read more...
Arrest Warrant

Suspect in Broad St. overpass murder arrested

New Orleans Police today announced they have secured an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Alvin Richardson, in Friday's fatal shooting on the Broad Street overpass, just yards from police headquarters. Read more...
Skate Park

Mayor Landrieu opens New Orleans' first public skate park

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with city leaders, Tulane City Center and local members of the local skateboarder community officially opened the city's first public skate park Saturday.  Read more...
Appeal Hearing

Prosecutors' website scandal revived in Broussard appeal

The lawyer for a former Louisiana public official now serving prison time is taking the case to a federal appeals court with arguments that revive an online-posting scandal that led to the resignation of a popular U.S. attorney.  Read more...
Mudbug Supply

Cold temps could hamper this weekend's crawfish supply

This week's wintry weather that hit Louisiana could result in a lower supply of crawfish this weekend. Mark Shirley, with the LSU AgCenter, says pond water temperatures dropped into the 40's this week, which keeps crawfish from crawling into traps.  Read more...
Cleco Sale

PSC still needs to approve CLECO sale

Cleco's shareholders have approved the sale of the Pineville-based company, but the Public Service Commission still has to give its consent.  Read more...
Jindal Campaign

Jindal among possible GOP presidential candidates headed to Tennessee

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Read more...  
Oyster Bust

Two arrested for oyster violations, drug charges

Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish.  Read more...
Bus Attack

15-year-old student arrested, accused of punching bus driver

Baton Rouge Police have arrested a 15-year-old student accused of punching a school bus driver multiple times in the head while the 26-year-old woman was driving the bus.  Read more...
Navy Deal

Navy to buy 3 boats from Covington's Hornbeck Offshore Services

The U.S. Navy has agreed to buy three supply boats from Covington-based Hornbeck Offshore Services as well as retain its services to operate the boats. Together, the contracts total $132 million.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial claims for Louisiana unemployment fall

The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 21 decreased to 2,144 from the previous week's total of 2,522.  Read more...
Red-light Cams

Red-light camera program in Jefferson Parish going back to court

The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems.  Read more...


Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute

No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More

1 Dead-Shooting

Shooting leaves 1 dead near police headquarters

NOPD is investigating a shooting that left a victim dead and another injured near South White and Broad Streets.  The shooting happened near police headquarters.  The incident caused the closure of the Broad Street overpass in both directions.  Read more... 

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Tigers Sweep

LSU baseball completes sweep of Princeton, 15-4

Second-ranked LSU (10-1) exploded for 15 runs on 21 hits against Princeton (0-3) to complete a doubleheader sweep with a 15-4 win Saturday night at Alex Box, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers posted a 7-2 win over Princeton in Game 1 Saturday afternoon.  Read more...

Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?

March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense needs improvement but that offense is not a well-oiled machine” he said. Read More

Tim Quarterman's triple double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss

Tim Quarterman posted LSU’s first triple double since Shaquille O’Neal in 1992 , scoring 18 points, snagging 10 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists, as LSU topped Ole Miss 73-63. Read more...

LSU holds on for 3-2 win over Princeton

What a difference one day makes. LSU’s bats bailed them out in a 9-8 win over Southeastern on Thursday night. On Friday, it was the pitching staff’s turn to shoulder the heavy lifting.  Read more...

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102

Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.  Read more...

Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute

No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More


Fraley delivers game-winner as LSU holds off Southeastern

It wasn’t pretty. Hell, portions of Thursday night’s proceedings were downright unwatchable. But it’s a win, and Paul Mainieri will take it. His Tigers coughed up a 7-1 lead — allowing five  unearned runs in the process... Read more

REPORT: LSU hit with recruiting sanctions

A former LSU commit who signed with Alabama could have landed the Tigers in hot water, according to a report from The Advocate. According to the report, LSU cannot sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements... Read more

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. Read more...

Steve: Would you like Reggie to return to the Saints?

It's 2015, people, and Bush will turn 30 years old on Monday. His only full season when he was a Saint was his rookie year. The guy is fragile! Read More
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