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Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office: Inmate dies in custody


The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died while in custody at the parish jail in Amite. Read more...
Senate Poll

New poll on US Senate race finds Kennedy drops out of lead


A new poll shows it’s a tight race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. John Couvillon, with JMC Analytics and Polling, says five candidates have an opportunity to make the runoff as there’s been movement since he surveyed this race in July. Read more...
Ten Years

10th anniversary of Superdome's comeback


The Saints-Falcons game tonight marks the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
Child Porn Plea

Covington man pleads guilty to 79 counts of child porn


A Covington man has pleaded guilty Thursday to 79 counts of child pornography, which was discovered during an undercover investigation last year.  District Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced 33 year-old Christopher Cote to 18 years in prison ...Read more
Miles on Firing

Miles: Supports his firing, didn't fight it


Fired LSU Coach Les Miles says he supports the decision to terminate his employment at LSU.
"I'm for the Tigers, and anything that they see that makes the Tigers better, I'm for them," He told the Dan Patrick Show on Direct TV's Audience. "I accepted that outcome... Read more
Kenner Art

Group behind electrical box paintings to take art to Kenner


The group that has created colorful paintings on more than 100 electrical boxes in New Orleans over the past several years will soon bring its artwork to Kenner.  Kenner's City Council on Sept. 15 unanimously ratified a two-year agreement ...Read more
Cops Gun Stolen

NOPD: Gun, ID stolen from cop's unlocked car


New Orleans Police say burglars stole a police officer's gun and ID from the cop's unlocked car.
"Two unknown males were captured on surveillance video as they burglarized an unlocked car in the 5800 block of General Haig. The two got away with a firearm and... Read more
Flood Payment?

LA Congressman wants faster action on flood claims


A lot for people trying to rebuild after the August floods, who were covered by flood insurance, say they are still waiting to hear from the National Flood Insurance Program. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves has introduced a bill that would... Read more
Deadline Today

Deadline for owners to claim their pets lost in flood


Monday is the deadline for Livingston parish pet owners to claim pets that were lost in the flood, and then shelters will start adopting them out. Executive Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana, Jeff Dorson, says they have been sheltering over 500 pets ...Read more
Tonight's Game

Saints-Falcons game marks reopening of the Dome after Katrina


Tonight's Saints-Falcons game marks the 10th anniversary of the Mercedes Benz Superdome reopening after Hurricane Katrina. Former Governor Kathleen Blanco was instrumental in prioritizing the repair of the football stadium.  Read more...

 
Hollywood S.

Hollywood South is back on top, with the #1 movie in America


Hollywood South has a hit on its hands. A 'fast draw' movie filmed in Louisiana has become a big draw at movie theaters. 'The Magnificent Seven' remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to top North American ticket sales over the weekend.  Read more...
LSU fires Miles

Players 'shocked' LSU fired Les Miles


LSU today begins the next chapter after officials yesterday fired Head Football Coach Les Miles.  Reaction from the fans and the team are not quite the same. "People are going to say what they say, but to me he is one hell of a coach," Heisman hopeful running back... Read more
FILE - This combination of Aug. 30, 2005, left, and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows downtown New Orleans and the Superdome flooded by Hurricane Katrina, left, and the same area a decade later. When the New Orleans Saints host rival Atlanta on Monday nig

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night.  As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006, ...Read more
Murder/Suicide

Murder/Suicide in Metairie


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent Sunday murder-suicide. A release from 911 Headquarters shortly before 1 p.m. indicated a Homicide and Suicide investigation at 4528 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie. No further information was made available at the time.

 
Jackson Protest

Seven arrested, statue remains in Jackson Square


New Orleans Police say they arrested seven people in an otherwise uneventful demonstration over the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square. Read more...
Statue Protest

Statue stands, no confrontation at Jackson Square


Former Klansman David Duke departed Jackson Square Saturday afternoon before a New Orleans activist group arrived to protest the statue of Andrew Jackson. The group, 'Take Em Down NOLA,' planned the protest aimed at removing the statue of Jackson from the square.  Read more...
Officer Arrest

NOPD officer accused of raping teenage male relative


An NOPD officer was arrested Friday night, accused of raping a teenage male relative who visited his Algiers apartment earlier this year. Marcellus White, a 19-year veteran officer, is accused of performing oral sex on the 15-year-old boy against the boy's wishes.  Read more...
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Dural Dies

Buckwheat Zydeco leader dies


Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., leader of the Grammy- and Emmy-winning band Buckwheat Zydeco, died early Saturday morning at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Dural, of Carencro, had lung cancer. He was 68. Funeral services are pending.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

6-year-old boy one of three shot in St. Roch


New Orleans Police say a man, woman and 6-year-old boy were shot by a masked man in the St. Roch neighborhood early Saturday morning. A preliminary report from NOPD says the three victims were getting out of a car in the 2100 block of Arts Street around 1 a.m.  Read more...
Jackson Protest

Duke to attend Jackson Square protest


Former Klansman David Duke reportedly plans to attend a Saturday protest aimed at removing the statue of Andrew Jackson from New Orleans' Jackson Square. The Senate Candidate released a robo call late Friday night, asking people to join him and for his support.  Read more...

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night. As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 17 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims rose to 2,402 from the previous week's total of 2,394.  Read more...
License Revoked

Greensburg daycare license revoked


State education officials have revoked the license for an early learning center in St. Helena Parish, terminating its public funding. The state Department of Education says Friday's termination comes after complaints that employees at Blooming Faces Daycare in Greensburg...Read more...
West Nile

26 West Nile cases in Louisiana so far this year


The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month. Read more...
Bogue Chitto

Louisiana Dept. of Health lifts Bogue Chitto advisory


State health officials today lifted the recreational water advisory on the Bogue Chitto River. The advisory was issued last weekend after a levee breach in Mississippi released 1.3 million gallons of diluted sewage into the river. Read more...
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Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87


Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer who brought popularity to the sport of golf, died Sunday, according to a source close to the family confirmed.  Palmer was 87.  Palmer led the PGA Tour money ...Read more

LSU Names ED Orgeron Interim Head Coach


Les Miles is out. Ed Orgeron is in. Read More 

Official news release: Miles Relieved of Coaching Duties; Orgeron Interim


LSU released the following confirmation Sunday evening that Football Coach Les Miles was fired: Les Miles has been relieved of his duties as LSU’s head football coach and will be replaced by Ed Orgeron as interim head coach for the... Read more

T-Bob Hebert: Thank You Coach Miles


Coach Les Miles was fired Sunday.  This news had friends, family, and strangers contacting me throughout the day asking my feelings on the situation. Read More

'Coach O' promises changes to LSU offense


LSU today formally introduced the Interim Football Coach. "I felt that at this time Ed Orgeron was the right man to take over this program," Athletic Director Joe Alleva announced.  "His enthusiasm is contagious." The A.D. painted a positive picture for LSU Football.  Read more...
 

Miles: Supports his firing, didn't fight it


Fired LSU Coach Les Miles says he supports the decision to terminate his employment at LSU.
"I'm for the Tigers, and anything that they see that makes the Tigers better, I'm for them," He told the Dan Patrick Show on Direct TV's Audience. "I accepted that outcome... Read more

Players 'shocked' LSU fired Les Miles


LSU today begins the next chapter after officials yesterday fired Head Football Coach Les Miles.  Reaction from the fans and the team are not quite the same. "People are going to say what they say, but to me he is one hell of a coach," Heisman hopeful running back... Read more

Saints, Falcons meet on 10-year mark of Superdome reopening


Saints coach Sean Payton sees Monday night's matchup with rival Atlanta as a separate event from the 10th anniversary of the Superdome's reopening after Hurricane Katrina. The game and the celebration will be going on in the same place at the same time, and the same... Read more

Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational


Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night.  As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of the hulking, 73,000-seat stadium on Sept. 25, 2006, ...Read more

Sources: LSU fires Miles


LSU has fired Head Football Coach Les Miles. WWL's Deke Bellavia says sources confirm that the school made the decision today.  Read more...
 
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