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Deadly Crash

LSU kicker injured in deadly crash, 2 others killed


LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was hospitalized in a car crash that killed 2 others in the vehicle Saturday night.  According to reports, the accident happened in Wisconsin and the others killed were 22 year-old Nebraska punter Sam Foltz ...Read more
Drug Arrests

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests


Authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.  Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says the wallet was found at a hotel and turned in to the sheriff's office. It held a driver's license — and crystal meth.  Read more...

 
Party Shooting

Three shot at LaPlace graduation party


The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office reports that three people were shot at a LaPlace graduation party Saturday night. According to the Sheriff's Office, someone opened fire at a private graduation party just after 11:30 p.m., at the LaPlace VFW Hall.  Read more...
Monday Meeting

LHSAA President: Bonine has executive committee support


Rumors are swirling the LHSAA executive committee is seeking to buyout or terminate the contract of executive director Eddie Bonine. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee says Bonine received a positive evaluation a couple of months ago from the executive committee.  Read more...
Gulf Rescue

Coast Guard rescues Louisiana men from sinking boat in Gulf


The Coast Guard has rescued two Louisiana men from a 42-foot boat sinking in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. Officials say one man was treated for dehydration after the Quality Time was located Saturday night about 60 miles southeast of the Sabine Pass jetties.  Read more...
Police Funerals

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush


The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

One killed, two hurt in Gentilly Woods shooting


New Orleans Police say one man was killed and two others hurt in a shooting near Ponchartrain Park Saturday night. The NOPD says it happened in the Gentilly Woods neighborhood, near the intersection of Stephen Girard Avenue and Desire Drive.  Read more...
Jeff Charges

Man wanted in Miss. slaying to face Jefferson charges first


A man accused of killing a man in Waveland will face charges in Jefferson Parish first. Authorities say 28-year-old Drew Daniel Bourgeois, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, remains in custody in Jefferson Parish, where he faces drug and firearm charges.  Read more...
Second Funeral

Hundreds line up to say goodbye to Garafola


Hundreds of people lined up to pay their respects to the family of a Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy killed by a gunman six days earlier. Deputy Brad Garafola and two city police officers were killed outside a convenience store less than a mile from police headquarters.  Read more...
Fishing Seasons

Greater amberjack, gray triggerfish seasons closed


The recreational greater amberjack and gray triggerfish seasons will remain closed in Louisiana waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the seasons were originally scheduled to re-open Aug. 1, after the June 1-July 30 seasonal closures.  Read more...
Mother Speaks

Mom: Gunman would 'pretty much lose it' on police shootings


The mother of the man who shot and killed three law-enforcement officers in Baton Rouge said her son would "pretty much lose it" when he heard about a black man being shot by police in what he considered an unlawful manner.  Read more...
Health Data

Louisiana's health department puts 2001-2010 data online


The Louisiana health department has a new website where people can look at tables, graphs and maps with health, environmental, population and other information. For instance, "health outcomes'' covers nine conditions including adult obesity, asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart attacks.  Read more...
NOLA Favored

With Charlotte out, New Orleans favored for NBA All-Star Game


As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.  Read more...
River Diversion

Miss. River diversion report outlines land-building strategy


Scientists have released a report on how to divert Mississippi River sediment to build as much land as possible while protecting the environment and local communities. A key recommendation is that diversions should mimic the natural flood cycle of the river.  Read more...
School Control

Orleans school board uses surplus to pay for schools' return


The Orleans Parish School Board has voted to use $1.5 million of its $62.5 million surplus to begin the massive effort of returning most New Orleans public schools to local control. Officials say the $1.5 million the board approved will be used to hire staff to work on the transition.  Read more...
Duke Comeback?

Ex-KKK leader Duke tries political comeback in US Senate run


A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has joined a wide open field seeking a U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, he declared "the climate of this country has moved in my direction.''   Read more...
Crowded Field

Record 24 candidates on U.S. Senate ballot


A record 24 candidates will appear on the November ballot for the US Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says State Treasurer John Kennedy is leading in the early polls. But, Kennedy is going up against some big names.  Read more...
Oil Spill Fraud

New Orleans man pleads guilty to Gulf oil spill fraud


A 26-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to engaging in mail fraud for his role in submitting a fraudulent application for disaster assistance money in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Read more...
Casino Revenue

Louisiana casino revenue down 2.6 percent


Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans brought in $202.7 million in June, a 2.6 percent decrease from June 2015's $208.2 million. The 13,160 video poker machines across the state brought in $45.4 million.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Louisiana payrolls rise as jobless rate ticks down in June


Louisiana employer payrolls rose in June, as the state's unemployment rate ticked down to 6.2 percent. The state's jobless rate fell from 6.3 percent in May, but was level with the 6.2 percent recorded in June 2015. It remained tied for third-highest among the states.  Read more...
$390 Million

Powerball drawing worth $390 million


The Powerball jackpot has been growing and growing. The estimated prize to a single winner in Saturday night's drawing is $390 million.  Read more...
Come Together!

At slain officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity


When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful.  "I'm going to do what I got to do to... Read more
Signup Ends

Louisiana's election signup period has ended


The registration period for Louisiana's Nov. 8 election has ended. After the three-day qualifying period ended Friday, 24 candidates had signed up to run for the U.S. Senate seat that is open because Republican incumbent David Vitter isn't running for re-election.  Read more...
Abortion Laws

Louisiana won't enforce new abortion restrictions, for now


Louisiana officials have agreed not to enforce several new restrictions on abortion pending a judge's decision on whether to block the laws. The restrictions include a requirement for a 72-hour waiting period for many women, and a ban on a common second-trimester procedure.  Read more...
Sex Charges

Mandeville snowball stand owner arrested on sex related charges


The owner of a Mandeville snowball stand has been arrested for inappropriate sexual behavior with some of his juvenile employees. Captain Gerald Sticker with the Mandeville Police Department says 56-year-old Anthony Fortune, was receiving sexual favors.  Read more...
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Monday Meeting

LHSAA President: Bonine has executive committee support


Rumors are swirling the LHSAA executive committee is seeking to buyout or terminate the contract of executive director Eddie Bonine. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee says Bonine received a positive evaluation a couple of months ago from the executive committee.  Read more...

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio


Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.  Read more...

Deke: Steve Korte and Scott Shanle break down Saints needs before camp


As the sands through the hour glass continue to dwindle down, training camp is getting closer and closer. I was able to talk to several analysts and former Saints players the last couple of weeks and ask them what they feel like are key issues facing the Black and Gold. Read More

With Charlotte out, New Orleans favored for NBA All-Star Game


As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.  Read more...

Deke: Six NFL teams that could surprise us in 2016


I’ve given you all my Top 10 pre-season poll of what I think are the top teams in the NFL entering training camp, now it’s time to take a peek at a handful of teams that I think are prime to become surprises that could make a run this season. Read More

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law


New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...

Reports say New Orleans could get 2017 NBA All-Star Game


New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...

Deke: Top ten NFL teams, pre-season edition


OK the start of training camp is near, and all 32 teams have the same goal - win the Super Bowl!  But as most of us really know, not all 32 teams have the same shot at getting there - you will notice that my list does not feature any teams from the NFC East or AFC South. Read More

Steve: Hump Day is reporting day for Saints rookies!


Folks, not only are we halfway through the week, but today Saints rookies have reported for training camp. The rest of the squad will join the newbies in seven more days. Read More

Keenan Lewis promises Saints will have top defense this year


The Saints are coming off back to back 7 and 9 seasons, with one of the worst defensive performance in league history last season.  2015 was a particularly rough season for Lewis, who missed 10 games with a hip and groin injuries that ultimately landed him on season-ending Injured Reserve. Read More

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