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Rainy Weekend?

Labor Day weekend 2014 could be wet in New Orleans and elsewhere

The holiday weekend is here, but if you have outdoor plans, you might want to consider some alternate arrangements. Read more...

Tourism officials are loving the Decadence Fest

It's been said that this weekend, New Orleans becomes the center of the Gay Universe.  It's the annual Decadence Festival and if there are complaints about some of the very adult behavior, the folks at the Tourism and Marketing Corporation aren't hearing them. Read more...
Hearse Stolen

Funeral home burglarized, hearse stolen

Cops are looking for a burglar who stole a hearse from Charbonnet Funeral Home after reportedly filling the vehicle with stolen items. Reports indicate the thief may have taken TV's, cash and even jewelry.  Read more...
Concussion Risk

If your child is in sports, are you concerned about concussions?

With football season ramping up at the parks, more parents are worried about their children playing football. An Associated Press/GfK poll suggests nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable amid growing concerns about the long term impact of concussions. Read more...

Labor Day in NOLA means Decadence, lots of visitors

New Orleans is gearing up for a holiday weekend. Labor Day means Southern Decadence in the French Quarter. The annual gay pride party brings in thousands of visitors. Read more...
Abortion Law

Ruling anticipated on new abortion law

A federal judge is expected to rule today on a new law that critics of the legislation say will force all of Louisiana's five abortion clinics to close.  Read more...
Storm Memorial

Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
Sleep Drunk?

Study: 1 in 7 people experiences 'Sleep Drunkenness'

There's a decent chance that you or somebody in your family suffers from 'sleep drunkenness,' and may not even know it. Symptoms of the condition include waking up with extreme confusion, disorientation, and sometimes amnesia.  Read more...
Pastor Arrested

Pastor arrested for shooting alleged copper thief

NOPD says they have arrested a pastor who shot an alleged attempted burglary suspect Wednesday night in Algiers. 62-year-old William Littleton now faces one count of aggravated battery by shooting.  Read more...
State Troopers

100 Louisiana State Police troopers to remain in New Orleans

Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans. State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson said today "We're not going anywhere." Read more...

ACLU gets school exemption for Rastafarian's dreads

The ACLU of Louisiana says it has a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board to allow a Rastafarian teen attend South Plaquemines High, despite dreadlocks that appear to be in violation of the school's hair code. Read more...
Helping NOPD

Extra troopers to stay longer in New Orleans

Troopers will be staying in New Orleans longer than initially planned. Authorities today say they will announce a plan to keep the extra cops in the Crescent City beyond Labor Day.  Read more...

Extra chlorine used to fight brain-eating amoeba in St. John

Labor Day weekend is practically here, and lots of folks will spend the time off playing in the water. That includes warnings from St. John the Baptist Parish about Naegleria Fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba. Read more...
Teacher Sex

Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students, fired

Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.  Read more...
Malls Dying?

Is the Internet killing traditional shopping malls?

A struggling Esplanade Mall may be a reflection of problems affecting retailers nationwide. Eight businesses have left the Kenner mall this year and two more will soon follow. Tulane Business Professor Mark Rosa says many retailers are shrinking their physical presence... Read more
Abortion Law

Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles is hearing arguments... Read more
Cops Kill

Northshore police shoot, kill man

Cops in Livingston Parish shot and killed a man.  "Just after 3:00p.m., Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 31-thousand block of Old Baton Rouge Hwy located in the Albany area," Sheriff Jason Ard wrote in an email.   Read more...
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

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...

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
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SEC Preview

Steve: Inside the SEC week one

What a start to the college football season the other night! Aggies fans have already forgotten all about Jonny Football thanks to Kenny Hill - the sophomore broke Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards, and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28. Read More

Tigers battle Badgers in marquee matchup

The 14th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and the 13th-ranked LSU Tigers will be put under the spotlight in prime time on opening Saturday when the squads meet up in the second annual AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston.  Read more...

Tulane falls to Tulsa in double OT

An interception in the end zone by Tulsa safety Demarco Nelson sealed the deal as the Golden Hurricane pulled out a 38-31 victory against the Tulane Green Wave in double-overtime at H.A. Chapman Stadium.  Read more...

Deke: Tigers, Badgers much better than most know

Both the LSU and Wisconsin football programs are much better than I thought. Certainly there are some numbers that you can twist, turn and spin any way you want to your liking, but some of the numbers can't be compromised. Read More

Deke: What to watch - Saints vs Ravens

OK, let’s be real here.  The final preseason game may determine the fate of some players that are "on the bubble."  The way I feel is that Coach Sean Payton pretty much has his mind made up on his 53 man roster with the exception of a few spots. Read More

Saints-Ravens preseason preview

A pair of Super Bowl contenders hoping to finish off perfect preseasons meet in the Dome tonight when the New Orleans Saints host the Baltimore Ravens.  Read more...

Five things to watch for with the Saints in 2014

BYRD'S BACK: Shortly after the Saints signed Jairus Byrd to a six-year, $54 million deal, the star safety had elective back surgery. That forced him to miss all of the Saints' on-field work in the offseason and the first two games of the preseason.  Read more...

Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

Wisconsin hasn't officially named a starting quarterback. LSU has declared it will use two. It might be that Wisconsin and LSU are both really that undecided about the starting quarterback job. Or both teams might really go with a two-QB system.  Read more...

Tulane opens football season in Tulsa tonight

Former Conference USA rivals will begin their respective maiden voyages in the American Athletic Conference on Thursday night, as the Tulane Green Wave comes calling on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.  Read more...

LPB to air documentary on LSU's Leonard Fournette

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will air a special tonight about the life of LSU's Leonard Fournette, one of the nation's most heavily recruited football prospects out of St. Aug. "Road to Stardom: The Leonard Fournette Story" is produced and directed by Kenny Chenier.  Read more...
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