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Sexual Assault

Tulane student sexually assaulted near campus

Police are investigating the sexual assault of a Tulane student near the campus Saturday night. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Campus police says a female student was walking on Broadway toward Claiborne when a man approached her from behind.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Transgender woman killed in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a shopping center in New Orleans East. It happened about 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 4300 block of Downman Road. Seventh District officers responded to a call of a victim down at that location.  Read more...
Court Closure

New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement

New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. The building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.  Read more...
State Park Fees

Louisiana state park entrance fees, cabin costs edging up

The cost to enjoy Louisiana's state parks is going up a bit. The Office of State Parks announced it is raising entrance fees and camping and cabin charges on March 1. Also, sales taxes now will be charged on the fees. The entrance charge for state parks will increase from $2 per person to $3.  Read more...
Crash Suspect

Suspect in Endymion parade crash identified

New Orleans police have identified the suspect in the Saturday night crash along the Endymion parade that injured 32 people. Police say 25-year-old Nielson Rizzuto was taken into custody immediately after the incident.  Read more... 
Parade Crash

Apparent drunk driver slams into Endymion crowd, injures 32

New Orleans Police say a suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowd of people at N. Carrollton Ave. and Orleans Ave. in Mid-City as the Krewe of Endymion passed by Saturday evening. Read more...
Body Identified

Remains identified as man who went missing during Isaac

Remains found in a wooded area of St. Charles Parish in November belong to an elderly man who went missing during Hurricane Isaac. Read more...
Parade Shooting

NOPD: Man shot on Uptown parade route

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting on the Uptown parade route. Police say someone fired a gun from inside a portable toilet. Read more...
Rome Trip Cost

Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail

Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. But expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the State Police.  Read more...

Emergency repairs to begin at Cabildo, Presbytere

About $3.4 million in emergency repairs are needed to save New Orleans' historic Cabildo and Presbytère buildings that flank St. Louis Cathedral from crumbling. Moisture intrusion at the 200-year-old French Quarter buildings has put the plaster and stucco at risk of breaking off.  Read more...
Justice System

Study: Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than needed

A study released by the American Bar Association says Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than it needs to effectively represent poor people caught up in the criminal justice system. The study was released against a backdrop of recurring litigation and public debate.  Read more...
Budget Feud

No decision made on $4M sitting in Louisiana escrow account

As they wrapped up their special legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers didn't resolve a disagreement between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. At issue was $4 million sitting in an escrow account.  Read more...
Ferry Terminal

New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo

The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. The City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.  Read more...
Tax Fraud

Tax preparer faces charges over non-existent businesses

A Louisiana tax preparer faces felony charges for what state officials say was a scheme that cost taxpayers an estimated $300,000. The state Department of Revenue says Melissa Cato was arrested on charges of altering of clients' tax returns to claim losses for businesses that did not exist.  Read more...
TOPS Ruling

Board of Regents tables proposal to raise credit hour requirement for TOPS

The Board of Regents decided not to move forward on a recommendation to increase the credit hour requirement to 30 hours for TOPS students and instead tabled the idea for more study. Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo supports the board’s decision.  Read more...
Child Death

Former owner of BR daycare sentenced in toddler's death

A former daycare owner will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to a negligent homicide charge linked to a toddler's death. State District Judge Lou Daniel ordered 49-year-old Shelia Newman, of Baton Rouge, Friday to spend... Read more
Inmate Death

Coroner: Inmate had signs of 'drug, med-related' death

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says an inmate found dead in his New Orleans cell did not appear to suffer any physical trauma and showed signs consistent with "drug or medication-related deaths." Read more...
Medicaid Talks

Gov Edwards to meet with federal leaders about Medicaid expansion

On Sunday Governor John Bel Edwards will meet with US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss Medicaid expansion. The meeting comes amid ongoing discussions at the nation’s capital about repealing the Affordable Care Act.  Read more...
TOPS Ruling

Proposal to toughen TOPS requirements shelved by Regents

A proposal to toughen academic requirements for students in the TOPS college tuition program isn't being suggested by the Board of Regents. The higher education board decided Friday to delete the proposed change from a set of recommendations going to the Louisiana Legislature.  Read more...
School Threats

Racial tension and threats at Hahnville High

St. Charles Parish Public Schools today are urging parents to send their kids to school at Hahnville High despite racial tensions, rumored threats on social media and a bomb threat.  Officials say they have extra police on campus today after a poem read during a... Read more
TOPS Changes

Board of Regents to finalize recommendations on TOPS changes

TOPS is not fully funded under the governor’s spending plan for next fiscal year. Officials say it will take more than 80 million additional dollars to pay for the scholarship program. Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo has concerns ...Read more 
MG To The World

British Airways sends jet load of passengers just for Mardi Gras

There's no shortage of visitors from around the world for Mardi Gras, and pretty soon, New Orleans gets closer than ever to the rest of the world, when Armstrong International adds regular service to London, via British Airways.  Read more...
Camped Out

They're camped out days in advance for Endymion

Some Endymion parade goers think nothing of getting a good spot by staking their claim...and camping out days in advance of Saturday's main event.  For most it's tradition and hanging out with friends and family.  Read more...

Carnival Time

More of Louisiana celebrating Mardi Gras

The big Mardi Gras weekend has arrived as cities and towns will be celebrating the carnival season with parades and traditional Mardi Gras festivities. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says Mardi Gras is not just popular in New Orleans and Lafayette, central and north Louisiana are... Read more
Gov & Pres

Gov Edwards to meet with President Trump about flood and tornado recovery

While many Louisianans will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington to discuss more federal assistance for flood recovery and the recent tornadoes in south Louisiana. Read more...
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Pels Fall

Barnes, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Pelicans 96-83

Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks ended a three-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 on Saturday night. The Pelicans fell to 0-2 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins.  Read more...

Poche nearly throws back-to-back no-hitters

Johnny Vander Meer is famous because he's the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw back-to-back no hitters. Well, LSU senior lefty Jared Poche' nearly became a household name across the country, because he was three outs away from accomplishing the same feat.  Read more...

LSU hoops sets new record for consecutive losses, fall 82-80 to UGA

Even an early morning hospital visit couldn't stop J.J. Frazier. Frazier scored 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining that lifted Georgia to an 82-80 win over Louisiana State...Read more

Alex Lange fans 12, LSU defeats Maryland 6-1 in series opener

On a night when aces dominated around the Southeastern Conference, Alex Lange made a compelling case to being the nastiest of the bunch. The right-hander struck out 12 — one off his career high — over six innings of one-run ball and Mike Papierski belted a... Read more

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.  Read more...

Mark: Cousins' debut with Pelicans could be a night to remember

Mark it down, Pelicans fans.
February 23, 2017, could be the day the Pelicans franchise accelerates to another gear, the night it truly “takes flight,” if you will. Tonight marks the debut of recently-acquired center DeMarcus Cousins in a Pelicans uniform. Cousins comes to the franchise having developed and matured into the NBA’s best center during his seven years

Ticket sales surge for Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans made big news this week, and it appears the excitement has carried over to a rush on ticket sales. Read more...

Steve: What will it take for Pelicans to make the playoffs?

They're baaaaack! The All-Star break is OVAH and the Pelicans return to action to host the Houston Rockets.  It’s been quite some time since there has been this much excitement over the Pels playing. Read More

LSU bullpen implodes in 11-8 loss to UNO

Three key cogs in the LSU bullpen imploded in the Crescent City on Tuesday night. Handed a five-run lead to begin the fifth inning, a trio of LSU relievers collectively allowed 10 runs while recording just four outs between them to turn a 6-1 lead into a 11-6 deficit in the span of... Read more

Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75

Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. Read more...
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