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Former St. Bernard Parish pet cemetery worker sentenced in slaying

A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of the owner of the pet cemetery where he worked in 1985, the year her body was found in the Mississippi River, tied in heavy steel chains.  Read more...

Terrebonne drainage improvements tied to stadium upgrade

The Terrebonne Parish Council will spend $561,000 to build a new baseball complex for Terrebonne High School and make way for a 5-acre drainage and water retention basin.  Read more...

Slow-going in rebuild of Hubig's Pies

It's been nearly two years since fire destroyed the Hubig's Pies factory in New Orleans and there are few signs the bakery's fried treats will return to store shelves any time soon.  Read more...

Louisiana senator seeks report on college sexual assault

A New Orleans state senator is asking higher education leaders to compile a report detailing the numbers of sexual assaults reported on Louisiana's college campuses in the last five years.  Read more...

Houma man pleads guilty in Bayou Blue death

A Houma man will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to killing a former neighbor.  Read more...

Weekly Louisiana unemployment insurance claims drop

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 5 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...

U.S. appeals granting of new trial to ex-BP engineer

Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...

Jindal restricts state borrowing under new law

Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to curb unintended consequences of a law that boosted the borrowing the state can do before hitting its debt ceiling.  Read more...

NOPD Officer placed on emergency suspension for attempted murder

Today, the NOPD announced that Detective Robert Hurst has been placed on emergency suspension without pay based on a Public Integrity Bureau investigation into allegations of domestic abuse.  Read more...

Louisiana graduation rate edged up in 2013

Louisiana's Department of Education says the percentage of state high-school students graduating within four years has increased again.  Read more...

Jindal asks for extradition of Bourbon St. murder suspect

The extradition proceedings for Bourbon St. shootings suspect Trung Le are underway. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed the warrant Thursday. Read more...
Oil Lawsuit

AG: 'Big Oil' lawsuit supporter's term is over

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a south Louisiana flood board member who supports the board's environmental lawsuit against the oil and gas industry has reached the end of his term. Read more...
Cop in Hot Car

Thibodaux officer sits in hot car, posts the video

A Thibodaux Police Department officer videotaped himself locked in his patrol car for just 10 minutes to illustrate how dangerous the heat can become inside in just a short period of time. Officer David Melancon said he became miserable after just 20 seconds.  Read more...
Senate Race

Polls continue to show a tight Senate race

Another poll on Louisiana's US Senate race shows its a tight race between democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and republican US Representative Bill Cassidy. The Rasmussen survey of 750 voters has Landrieu leading Cassidy 46-43 percent.  Read more...
Death Cause?

Sheriff: Cause of girl's death may never be known

St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin says he doesn't know if there will ever be an exact cause of death for 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey. Martin says an autopsy could not determine how Dorsey died.  Read more...
Bourbon Case

D.A. says the Bourbon Street shooting case is not cold

It has been nearly two weeks since the shooting on Bourbon Street that killed one woman and injured another nine bystanders.  District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says while no one is facing formal charges yet, the case is not cold.  Read more...
Vick Funny?

Vick's comedy show draws controversy in Louisiana

New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick is in Louisiana this weekend, and not everyone is happy about it. Vick will be hosting "The Michael Vick Comedy Explosion" at the Strand Theatre Saturday night... Read more
Bomb Joke

Fake bombs 'joke' leads to Houma man's arrest

Police say a 48-year-old man accused of placing a fake bomb in the employee break room at Sam's Club in Houma has been booked with terrorizing. The Courier reports Craig Edwards was arrested Wednesday and released on a $75,000 bond.  Read more...
No Compromise

Jindal's office rejects BESE's Common Core compromise

The Common Core controversy is by no means over. Just when it looked like Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had hit upon a compromise, the governor's office responded with a big "no." Read more...
Top Issues

Economy is top issue for Louisiana voters

A recent survey asked Louisiana voters what issue is most important in deciding how you will vote for Congress this year.  The survey, conducted by Harper Polling, shows the economy as the top issue for voters.  Read more...
Cheaper Gas?

Analysts say gas prices headed down

As we begin to close out the summer driving season, the price at the pump is expected to dramatically decline. Gasbuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says gas prices in Louisiana could go down as much as ten cents a gallon or more by August.  Read more...
Algiers Power

Entergy rates going up in Algiers

Entergy customers in Algiers will see a 31 percent increase in rates on their power bills over the next four years. The New Orleans City Council Thursday voted 6-0 to approve the increase. Read more...
Hotel Approved

Council approves Tchoupitoulas St. hotel, with limits

A controversial proposal for a hotel in the 600-block of Tchoupitoulas Street will proceed, with the developer agreeing to adhere to the 65-foot height limit for buildings in that area. Read more...
Legalize It?

NOLA council approves bill to define illegal short-term rentals

The New Orleans City Council today voted to clarify what constitutes a "short-term rental." The city wants to first get a handle on the problem before it figures out a way to regulate the now-underground industry. Read more...
Emmys / N.O.

Hollywood South shows grab Emmy nominations

It was a banner day for Hollywood South as the Emmy nominations came out today. The Louisiana filmed HBO series ''True Detective'' did very well, along with several others shows for the small screen. HBO's "Treme" was honored, and so was... Read more
LeBron James is returning home to Cleveland. Are you happy for the Cavs or upset for the Miami Heat?
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Deke's Take

Deke: LeBron goes home - I am down with the King!

Websites crashed, Twitter blew up (and is still blowing up) and the once 150-1 odds for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2015 NBA championship shrank down to 3-1.  Yes, very few people in the world can ever and will ever matter as much as LeBron James. Read More

King James returning to Cleveland

LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. Read more...

Kristian: Jimmy Graham not likely to appeal TE ruling

Any appeal would be to a three person panel in the NFL; however, that three person panel has to "accept" the case if Graham and his camp can prove erroneous facts in the first hearing, or a procedural error. Read More

Manning Passing Academy begins today in Thibodaux

The 19th annual Manning Passing Academy, which brings in athletes from across the country to Nicholls State University to work on their game, kicks off today. The Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce estimates the event has a nearly $2 million economic impact for their area. Read more...

Deke: Fast starts have led to big things in Sean Payton era

They say in life that numbers don’t lie. That statement could not be more evident when it comes to the New Orleans Saints success under Coach Sean Payton. And when you look a little deeper inside the numbers things become even more clear. Read More

Kristian: Saints hold the leverage over Graham

After last week's ruling by system arbitrator Stephen Burbank, the Saints not only claimed a small victory, but also a ton of leverage where negotiations with Jimmy Graham are concerned. Read More

Less than a month until LSU football gets going

Now that July 4th has passed, the football season is right around the corner. SEC Media Days are next week and LSU players report for pre-season camp August 3rd. Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Luke Johnson says the biggest storyline in Baton Rouge is the starting QB battle... Read more

Steve: Pels' Tyreke Evans having a pool slam

Well folks, my summer vacation is already underway, but it looks like Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has beaten me to the fun at the pool. Read More

Steve: Graham-sanity has taken over!

Remember the relentless coverage of Drew Brees' contract squabble with the Saints back in 2012?  Well, buckle up folks, because the Jimmy Graham show is in town this year, and it has a lot more question marks and room for speculation than Brees' deal did. Read More

Deke: Graham deal should get done sooner than later

Now that the ruling is in, a long term deal to keep TE Jimmy Graham in a Saints uniform should get done, and soon. I have no reason to believe otherwise. Graham will probably become the highest paid tight end in the NFL. Read More
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