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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins today

A statewide campaign begins today that seeks to reduce drunk driving this Fourth of July weekend. Jessica Bedwell with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign ...Read more
Turning 60

Louisiana Interstate Highway System turns 60

This week the Louisiana Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old and the Department of Transportation has released a state of the interstate report.  DOTD Secretary Sean Wilson says our system is very valuable, effective but sometimes over capacity.  Read more...
School Changes

Public school changes will be topic of statewide forums

State education leaders say they will be holding public forums across Louisiana to come up with revised school policies that comply with a new federal law. The revisions have to meet the guidelines of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced... Read more
Happy at Work

Greater New Orleans ranks highly for happy workers

Greater New Orleans ranks 12th in the nation for providing great opportunities and keeping employees happy. That's according to job search and salary comparison site, Glassdoor, which recently released its 2016 list of The Top 25 Cities For Employee Satisfaction.  Read more...
Party w/Purpose

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.  Fans will get to hear from first-timers Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy and Jeremih as well as from festival veterans... Read more
More Arrests

More arrests in the murder at Cane's in Kenner

Kenner Police today say they have made additional arrests in the murder of a 21-year-old woman, the shift manager at Raising Cane's on Williams Blvd. The police chief says he will announce details at a news conference today.  Read more...

18th District judges suspended: 1 for 1 year, 1 for 15 days

The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended two 18th District judges without pay — Judge Robin Free for a year and Judge James Best for 15 days.  The 18th District handles cases in Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes.  Read more...

Internet Tax

Internet sales tax proposal opposed by GOP Senate candidates

Three of the main Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat said Wednesday they oppose proposed federal legislation to require companies to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.  Read more...

Smith Trial

Defense lawyers say Will Smith trial should be moved from football season

The defense lawyers for Cardell Hayes, the man accused of fatally shooting Saints player Will Smith, do not want the trial to take place during football season, according to an article in The Advocate. Currently, the trial is set to begin September 20th.  Read more... 
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...


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

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...

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Smith Trial

Defense lawyers say Will Smith trial should be moved from football season

The defense lawyers for Cardell Hayes, the man accused of fatally shooting Saints player Will Smith, do not want the trial to take place during football season, according to an article in The Advocate. Currently, the trial is set to begin September 20th.  Read more... 

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...
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