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Report: Churchill Downs seeks to sell Fair Grounds


Churchill Downs Inc. is reportedly trying to sell New Orleans' Fair Grounds racing track. Churchill Downs is said to have hired JPMorgan Chase to seek bids with a deadline of Wednesday.  Read more...
 

St. Tammany deputies searching for man in Lake Ponchartrain


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office was searching Lake Ponchartrain Sunday morning for a man who reportedly jumped off the eastbound twin span.  Read more...
 

One dead in St. John Parish shooting


The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday morning shooting death.  Read more...
 

Suspects wanted for attempted murder of NOPD officer


New Orleans Police are requesting the public's help in locating and identifying three male suspects wanted in connection with the Attempted Murder of an NOPD officer who was shot multiple times Sunday morning.  Read more...
 

1 dead in gas accident on offshore Louisiana platform


Chevron says a contractor has been killed during maintenance on a natural gas line off the Louisiana coast.  Read more...
 

Jefferson schools: $4.6M tab to educate immigrants


Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says Jefferson Parish expects to pay $4.6 million this school year to educate 533 immigrant children who entered the U.S. without an adult.  Read more...
 

Shrimpers back on the job without higher prices


Louisiana shrimpers are back on the water, and most of them returned after three days of what had been planned as a one-week strike for higher prices.  Read more...
 

Cops take on hogs in Jefferson Parish


With an estimated half-million wild pigs roaming Louisiana, there are few predators to curtail their numbers.Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sharpshooters will be enlisted to reduce the size of the hog population on the parish's west bank.  Read more...
 

System falling apart in Gulf, weak front bringing some rain


Forecasters say an area of disturbed weather in the Gulf is falling apart and is not likely to develop. "The area of low pressure over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico is becoming less defined and the associated shower activity is decreasing... Read more

Slidell Police arrest high school student for online threat


Slidell Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who was responsible for making the social media threats toward Salmen High School.  Read more...
 

Funeral Tuesday for music great Cosimo Matassa


Funeral services are planned for Tuesday for Cosimo Matassa, the legendary recording engineer and studio owner who died Thursday at age 88.  Read more...
 
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Tropical wave in the Gulf


An area of low pressure has entered the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Florida. The tropical wave in the eastern Gulf is expected to shift west across the central Gulf, headed toward Texas or north Mexico.  Read more...
 

Two killed, one injured in Friday shootings


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a double shooting in Gentilly that left a 24-year-old man dead and injured  a 26-year-old man.  Read more...
 

12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana


Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41.  Read more...

Massive new construction tool ready for NASA at Michoud


A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.  Read more...
 

Louisiana DEQ objects to proposed CO2 rules


Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality has released a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, raising objections to EPA's proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.  Read more...
 

Dulac Pontoon Bridge closed for 2 weeks


Terrebonne Parish officials say the Dulac Pontoon Bridge may be closed for the next two weeks for emergency repairs.  Read more...
 

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 6 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 

Landrieu repays part of questioned travel costs


Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu says her campaign has reimbursed the federal government more than $33,000 for flights she took that included political fundraising events dating to 2002.  Read more...
 
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Mandeville Police catch three in underage booze sales sting


Some Northshore retailers are in trouble after a Mandeville police sting. Police say they were selling alcohol to minors. Read more...
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Child sex abuse charges in Plaquemines Parish


The Plaquemines Parish Sheriffs department today announced the arrest of a former Belle Chase resident who allegedly committed aggravated incest and oral sexual battery on a little year old girl.  The crimes reportedly occurred back in 1999 and 2000. Read more...

Alleva gets 3-year contract extension at LSU


LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's proposed three-year extension has been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The board approved the extension without discussion at its September meeting on Friday.  Read more...
 
Who Dat Nation

Saints fans ready to see Black & Gold bounce back in Cleveland


The Saints will be traveling to Cleveland this weekend looking for their first win of the season, and their first regular-season road win in four tries. Does the Who Dat Nation expect a rebound Sunday? Read more...
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Goodell's 'Bounty-gate' words draw comparisons to recent actions


From ESPN to Sports Illustrated to the Associated Press, sports columnists are comparing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's statements during the Saints bounty scandal, about leadership and responsibility, to how he's handling the current controversy of the domestic abuse case involving running back Ray Rice. Read more...
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Edwards leads in 6th Congressional District poll


A new poll shows Democratic former Governor Edwin Edwards making the runoff in the 6th District Congressional race, but that same survey shows the ex-con finishing second in four different runoff scenarios. But pollster Darrell Glascock says you shouldn't count out Edwards... Read more
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Steve: Former Saints blast NFL commissioner


There is no love lost for the Commish with the Who Dat Nation, who saw their team punished for an alleged bounty program that we still haven't seen real evidence for, and two former members of the Black & Gold really laid into Goodell. Read More

Bobby: Not pleased with Saints opening drives, P-Rob


The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert wasn’t happy with the Saints performance from the get go: “I don’t know if I’ve seen us start a game with back-to-back three and outs.” Read More

Browns beat Saints 26-24 on last-second kick


Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More

T-Bob: Nice win, but LSU still needs to work on focus, execution


The 31-0 win over UL Monroe combined with the 56-0 blanking of Sam Houston State gives the Tigers back to back shutouts for the first time since 1941! Read More

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL


Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.  Read more...

No. 10 LSU shuts out ULM, 31-0


LSU's Darrel Williams didn't remotely generate the recruiting hype of fellow freshman running back Leonard Fournette. For now, though, Williams is producing more points for the 10th-ranked Tigers.  Read more...

Deke: Saints at Browns is bigger game than most people think


Just by what history has shown us since 2006, the first four games of the season have been key.  In years in which the Saints have gone to the post season, New Orleans has been either 4-0 or 3-1 after four games. Read More

Vikings' Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charge


Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson landed in Houston and turned himself in to authorities in Montgomery County, Texas, early Saturday where he was booked on a charge of injury to a child before posting $15,000 bond and being released.  Read more

Mark: Jesuit, Covington, Karr and St Aug have big prep games tonight


For the second week in a row, the Jesuit Blue Jays are in one of the week’s marquee matchups. Last week, they fell behind early and despite a late rally, ended up falling short against Ponchatoula 24-21. Read More

Saints and Browns issue injury reports


Two Saints players are out for Sunday's game in Cleveland, while three others who have been dealing with injuries are probable.  The Browns have five players as questionable and two out. Here is the full injury report:...
 
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