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Weather Update

The lates weather for our area including activities


The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for our area has been canceled.

The only warning left is for the Biloxi, Ms area.

Severe Thunderstorm watch continues until 6 p.m.

Jazz Fest, Nola Navy Tours are continuing.  Weather has halted the Zurich Classic for the time being.  

The LSU baseball game still under a rain delay.

Afternoon storms should wrap up this evening, when rain
Update At Fest

Jazz Fest continues


Jazz Fest continued today with Jazz Fest fans seeking shelter as storms moved through.  
Some minor scheduling changes.  Here is the statement from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival:  ...Read more
 
Eye On Weather

Storms impact activities this afternoon


Storms could have an impact on Jazz Fest and the Zurich Classic and for visitors in for Nola Navy Week.  The storms in Baton Rouge did cause a rain delay for LSU baseball.  
There is a severe thunderstorm watch for SE Louisiana until 6 pm.  Read more...

 
Possible Storms

Keep an eye out for storms if you are at Jazz Fest or the Zurich Classic


There is a severe thunderstorm watch for SE Louisiana until 6 pm.  According to Alexandra Cranford in the Channel 4 Pinpoint forecast center rain chances will be near 40% today. It shouldn't be a washout, ...Read more
Slight Drop

Highway safety officials report a decline in motorcycle deaths


The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reports there was a slight decline in the number of fatal motorcycle crashes in 2014. Eighty motorcycle riders were killed last year, a 7% drop from 2013.  Read more...

 
Game 4 Tonight

Warriors-Pelicans Preview


Even if the Golden State Warriors complete a sweep Saturday night, the celebration might be more mellow than the one they enjoyed after Game 3.  Golden State's astonishing comeback victory that night seemed to take the life out of the New Orleans Pelicans, ...Read more
Sexual Assaults

Lawmakers seek overhaul of handling of sexual assaults


State lawmakers say they want to reform the way law enforcement agencies, colleges, and hospitals handle cases of sexual assault in Louisiana.   Rep. Helena Moreno and Sen. J.P. Morrell are pushing legislation they say will create uniform statewide standards ...Read more
Sat.-The Who

Jazz Fest in New Orleans steps into high gear with The Who


The Who, the iconic British rock band led by singer and guitar player Pete Townshend, is taking center stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday.  The band is stopping in New Orleans for the second leg of a 17-stage tour of the United States ...Read more
Weekend Weather

The latest weather for weekend activities


A Tornado watch is in effect for Southeast Louisiana until 8 p.m.
Keep an eye out for the possibility of storms this evening but it should diminish as the evening progresses.  Read more...   

 
Fracking

St. Tammany mulls options in fracking project


Efforts to stop a proposed fracking oil well in St. Tammany continue despite a legal setback this week -- when a Baton Rouge judge ruled that only the state can regulate oil wells. Read more...
Overpaid

Louisiana overpaid $17M in annual tobacco settlement money


The attorney general says Louisiana received about $17 million more in tobacco settlement money this month than it should have.   Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office notified the Jindal administration and Treasurer John Kennedy ...Read more
New Tax

City Council approves French Quarter taxing district


After a spate of robberies and violence near the French Quarter in recent months, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants more policing in the city's premiere tourist spot. Read more...
Navy Week

Navy ships line the New Orleans riverfront


If you've ever dreamed of playing like you're a sailor on the high seas, this could be your weekend! It's Navy week in New Orleans and thousands of folks, both young and old will be taking public tours. Read more...
LSU Borrowing

Budget cut worries stall $115M borrowing plan for LSU


LSU has stopped $115 million in planned borrowing because of concerns about the university's finances. Read more...
Happy Festival!

Jazz Fest for 2015 begins


Jazz Fest begins today! For the next seven days, the festival has a lineup of great music -- from around the world to our own back yard! Read more...
Tops With Teens

Facebook still ranks at the top with teens


When it comes to social media, research shows teens use a variety of social media but, Facebook still tops the list. Read more...
Gov. Race

Forum asks gubernatorial candidates about budget issue


At a gubernatorial candidate forum in Baton Rouge, all four candidates were asked what should be done about the state's current fiscal crisis. Legislators are currently working to resolve a $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit for next fiscal year.   Read more...
Seat Belts

'Buckle Up in Your Truck' campaign begins


The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission begins their "Buckle Up in Your Truck" campaign today in an effort to get more pickup drivers to use their seat belts.  Read more...
4 Shot

2 women and 2 men shot overnight


New Orleans Police say a man and woman were shot dead early this morning in New Orleans East.  It happened in the 13000 block of Granville Street.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest kicks off today


The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets underway today. The lineup this first weekend includes headliners Keith Urban tonight, The Who tomorrow and Sunday it's Jimmy Buffett on the Acura Stage. Read more...
Too Small?

Should small mudbugs be illegal?


A bill by Gonzales state Representative Eddie Lambert would set a limit on the size of live crawfish. The measure would make it illegal for vendors, farmers, and harvesters to sell crawfish that are smaller than three and a half inches for people to eat.  Read more...
He'd Veto

Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions


Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he won't support any legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch together next year's budget.  The Republican governor, in a sit-down with reporters ...Read more
Hammond Doc

US: La. doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme


The U.S. Justice Department says a doctor from Hammond has pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme.   Sixty-two-year-old Winston Murray, the operator of a Hammond clinic, pleaded guilty Thursday ...Read more
Indicted

Former St. Tammany D.A. Walter Reed indicted


Federal prosecutors today announced corruption charges against former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. His son, Steven Reed, is also named in the charges. Read more...
Murder Arrest

River Ridge murder suspect surrenders


A man wanted for questioning in the stabbing death of his brother has surrendered to authorities. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office says Gary Nunenmacher turned himself in this morning. Read more...
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On Hold

LSU baseball in rain delay


The Tigers and Aggies are waiting for the rain to pass before playing game three of their baseball series.  LSU releasde the following: The start of Saturday's LSU-Texas A&M baseball game has been delayed by rain. Read more...

The game was originally scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT; however, persistent rain in Baton Rouge has necessitated a later scheduled first pitch time.

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Zurich Classic to resume Saturday after rain delays play


Hudson Swafford fired a 6-under 66 Friday to move into a tie for the lead with the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans suspended for the day due to inclement weather. Swafford ended 36 holes at 11-under-par 133. He was joined in the lead by... Read more

#1 LSU takes the series from #2 Texas A&M


Number one ranked LSU and Texas A&M played another classic college baseball game on Friday and for the second straight night the Tigers came out on top. The Bayou Bengal bats erupted for four runs in the 7th inning to erase a three-run deficit... Read more

Deke: Pelicans in 0-3 hole - now what?


It was all going so perfectly.  And for the first time in the series against the top seeded Warriors, the Pelicans got what looked to be the ending we hoped for in the first two playoff games. But the ending would be far worse than the previous two, leaving the Pelicans in a 0-3 hole. Read More

Zardon's walk-off single lifts LSU past Texas A&M


Big games have a funny way of producing the unlikeliest of heroes. Heading into No. 1 LSU's weekend showdown with No. 2 Texas A&M, there may not have been a Tiger flying further under the radar than Danny Zardon.  Read more...

Weekley, de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead


Boo Weekley and Brendon de Jonge fired 8-under 64s on Thursday and share the lead with the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans suspended due to darkness.  Read more...

Pelicans blow 20 point lead, lose in overtime with the Warriors


For most of game three it looked like coming home was just what the Pelicans needed to get back on track in the playoff series with the Warriors.  New Orleans withstood an early run before taking over and dominating Golden State for most of the game until... Read more

#1 LSU beats #2 Texas A&M


The top ranked LSU baseball team beat number 2 Texas A&M Thursday night in Baton Rouge. It was a battle to the end for the best teams in the nation. The Aggies tied it up in the top of the ninth at 3 -3.  Read more...

Pelicans dominate first half


The Pelicans overcame an early 8 point deficit in the first quarter to get hot and take a one point lead after the first 12 minutes of play in the first home game of the playoff series with Golden State. Anthony Davis came out on fire... Read more

Brees on Saints schedule: "Bottom line, we gotta be ready"


New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees joined Sports Talk for a nice visit with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia Thursday. Read More
 
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