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Boy Killed

Attorney for deputy charged in boy's death hints at defense


A 6-year-old boy's father had drugs in his system when two Marksville deputy city marshals opened fire on the man's car, killing his son and critically wounding him, an attorney for one of the deputies said Wednesday.  Read more...
Murder Suspect

Suspect faces 1st degree murder in stabbing death of Cane's manager


Kenner police say a Raising Cane's restaurant manager stabbed during an armed robbery died and a former employee is in custody. Police Chief Michael Glaser says 21-year-old Taylor Friloux died Wednesday morning at a hospital from stab wounds to the head, neck and chest.  Read more...
College Tuition

Governor asks colleges to skip tuition hikes next year


Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging Louisiana's public colleges against boosting tuition costs on students, after the schools largely escaped budget cuts in the financial year that begins Friday. The governor made his request Wednesday to Louisiana's Board of Regents.  Read more...
Judge Suspended

State Supreme Court suspends judge 15 days without pay


A state judge has been suspended without pay for 15 days for ending probation early for a sex offender who was in a choir directed by the judge. The Louisiana Supreme Court cut in half the suspension recommended by the state Judiciary Commission for 18th District Judge James Best.  Read more...

IG reports film company claimed $1 million in fraudulent tax credits


Inspector General Stephen Street has announced that a film company claimed over $1 million in fraudulent tax exemptions in Louisiana. Street says Horizon Entertainment and Productions claimed excess expenses in the 2011 filming of The Sean Payton Show ...Read more
Woman Killed

21-year-old killed in armed robbery at Kenner Raising Cane's


An armed robbery at a Raising Cane’s in Kenner left a 21-year-end dead from multiple stab wounds. Police say the robbery happened just before 1:30 am. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says two Cane’s employees ...Read more
Boy Killed

Attorney for deputy charged in boy's death hints at defense


An attorney for one of two deputy city marshals charged in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy and wounded his father says the child's father was suicidal and had drugs in his system at the time of the deadly encounter.  Read more...
Body Found

Dead body found in a ditch in Harvey


Cops in Jefferson Parish say a dead body was discovered today in a ditch near Boomtown Casino.  The body was along Peter's Road in Harvey.  The sheriff's office says the death has not been classified as the investigation continues.  Read more...

 
Fracking

St. Tammany drilling begins


A controversial oil drilling project begins today on the Northshore. But the fight over whether fracking should happen in St. Tammany parish is not over. Read more...
Two Dead

Two dead, two injured in Houma shootings


Authorities say two men were killed and two others injured in separate shootings early Wednesday morning in Houma. It's unknown if the shootings are related.  Read more...

 
Search Is On

Committee appoint to search for new SUNO chancellor


The Southern University System has named a search committee to screen and recommend final candidates for the position of chancellor for Southern University at New Orleans.
The 17 member committee is made up from a group of administrators, ...Read more
Legislation

Sen. Bill Cassidy files legislation to cut red tape for health emergencies


US Senator Bill Cassidy has filed legislation that seeks to help prepare for potential health emergencies, like outbreaks of Ebola and Zika. The proposal by would wave some red-tape regulations and authorize funding if a public health emergency is declared. Read more...
Young Students

State's youngest students getting focus for higher scores


Louisiana's latest push to improve student achievement will focus in part on why some of the state's youngest students are failing to master basic skills.  In documents prepared by the state Department of Education, ...Read more
Gulf Bacteria

Louisiana provides beach water quality report on website


As families pack up for a fun-filled time along the Louisiana coast, there's one more thing that should be checked before heading to the beach, health advisories.  The state Department of Health tests and posts the results of water-quality samples ...Read more
N.O. - July 4th

WalletHub ranks N.O. third best for 4th of July celebrations


People making plans for their Fourth of July celebrations like to head to Louisiana for the festivities. According to WalletHub, the New Orleans is the third best city for Independence Day parties. Read more...
Fatal Shooting

Double shooting turned fatal in Houma


Houma authorities say one man is dead and another injured in an apparent double shooting overnight.  Authorities say around 3:30 this morning police responded to a crashed vehicle in the 400 block of East Street.  Read more...

 
Cop DWI

Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy faces DWI charge


State police say a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy faces charges of driving while intoxicated, having an open alcohol container in her vehicle and not wearing a seat belt. Trooper First Class Jesse LaGrange tells The Courier Tara Whitney was stopped... Read more
Robbed-Stabbed

Cane's manager dies after stabbing during Kenner robbery


A robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kenner left a 21-year-old woman dead from stab wounds early this morning.  "At approximately 1:25am this morning we received the call," Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser told WWL First News. Read more...
Huge Jackpot

Mega Millions jumps to $415 million


No one got all of the numbers right in the Mega Millions drawing last night, so the huge jackpot gets even bigger.  "There will be some Mega Millions fireworks this holiday weekend, as the third largest prize in Mega Millions history will be offered on... Read more
Body Slam

Official: Trooper who slammed suspect acted appropriately


The head of the Louisiana State Police says a trooper who slammed an intoxicated man to the ground at a New Orleans club acted appropriately. Responding to a cellphone video that captured the incident, Col. Mike Edmonson told The Advocate that... Read more
Hankton Guilty

Jury finds Hankton, others guilty in vast murder, drug case


A New Orleans crime figure already serving a life sentence on a state murder charge now stands convicted in federal court in a vast murder and drug conspiracy that dates back to the mid-1990s.  Read more...

 
Restrictions

More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors


While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state.  Read more...

 
Under Review

State Police say video of trooper body slamming suspect is under review


A video showing a Louisiana State Police trooper body slamming a suspect on Bourbon Street has gone viral and is now under review. "The video is currently under review by supervisors and training academy staff... Read more and see the video
Big Jackpot

You could win $390 million tonight


The Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing. An estimated $390 million jackpot is up for grabs tonight. That ties the fourth largest jackpot in the game's history. A single winner could take the $265 million cash option.  Read more...
Strip Bars

Too many New Orleans strip clubs?


The New Orleans City Planning Commission today is discussing how to cut down on the number of strip clubs operating in the French Quarter. Read more...
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Deke Blog

Deke: 2009 was the gold standard for Saints turnovers


We all know that seasons in which titles are won are hard to duplicate without a title to compare to.  And when it comes to Saints history, the 2009 season was historic on many fronts. Read More

Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82


Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.  The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82.  Read more...

Saints: Training camp to start as planned in West Virginia


Despite devastating flooding, the New Orleans Saints say the team plans to stick with the plan to hold training camp at the Greenbrier in West Virginia at the end of July. "We have maintained contact with officials at the Greenbrier and our plans remain to conduct training camp... Read more

Conflicting reports about Saints training camp in Metairie


After deadly floods smashed through West Virginia and shuttered the Greenbrier resort where the Saints planned on holding training camp later this summer, there has been widespread speculation that the Black and Gold will be forced to stay on Airline Drive this year. Read More

Big Chief's Super 6 College Football Poll


Football season is never over.  As I look back at my notes from last season, thumb through several pre-season publications and surf the net, I've come up with what I think are the best six teams to start the season.  So here's what I think as the final month of the year without football arrives! Read More

Saints camp one month away, but flooding creates questions


The New Orleans Saints open training camp one month from today, but devastating flooding in West Virginia is raising serious questions. The Greenbrier has canceled all reservations at the historic facility and instead is sheltering storm victims.  Over the weekend it was announced... Read more

Kristian: Status of Saints training camp still unknown admist floods


West Virginia, in particular Greenbrier valley, and White Sulphur Springs has suffered from significant flooding at the Greenbrier resort and surrounding communities.  “America’s Resort” is closed until further notice, and 60 roads in the area are still closed.  Read More

PGA's Greenbrier off due to floods, no word on Saints camp


The PGA Tour announced Saturday that the Greenbrier Classic scheduled for next month has been canceled because of the devastating flooding in West Virginia. The tournament had been scheduled for July 7-10 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, which was... Read more

Flooding closes historic Greenbrier resort where Saints hold camp


A historic West Virginia resort located in one of the hardest-hit areas of flooding remains closed to guests until further notice. The 710-room Greenbrier resort sustained damage from the flooding and was using backup generators, according to a post on its Facebook page.  Read more...

Saints tweak roster, sign DT CJ Wilson


The Saints announced today they've placed CB Kyle Wilson on reserve/Injured list and have signed DT C.J. Wilson. Read More
 
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