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Listeria Fine

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

Texas has fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year that was linked to the death of three people, but the ice cream maker could wind up paying just a fraction of the $850,000 penalty.  Read more...
Sheriff's Gun

Judge refuses to let indicted La. sheriff carry gun

A federal judge has refused to allow a south Louisiana sheriff accused of making anti-Semitic threats to carry a gun while awaiting trial on charges he directed officers to assault prisoners.  Read more...
Property Law

Terrebonne blighted property law change focuses on crime

The Terrebonne Parish Council has unanimously voted to amend its blighted property ordinance to better address safety and potential high-crime areas. This is the second time the ordinance went to a public hearing and it received mostly positive reviews from residents who spoke.  Read more...
Term Limits

Livingston council considers election for term limits

The Livingston Parish Council is shopping for a new election date for a proposition on term limits after missing the deadline for the Nov. 8 ballot. Councilman Garry Talbert says the proposal would limit the council members and parish president to three consecutive terms.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 23 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims fell to 2,880 from the previous week's total of 3,062.  Read more...
Animal Shelters

Animal shelters are filling up

Jefferson Parish's 2 animal shelters both East and Westbank are in the habit of saving animals' lives.  But lately that's been difficult, as both animal shelters are filled almost to capacity. 
Robin Beaulieu is the director on both sides of the river ...Read more
Cop Killing

Lynch meets family of man killed by police in Baton Rouge

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday met with the family of a 37-year-old black man killed by Baton Rouge police and promised that the Justice Department will help both police and the community to overcome violent tragedies that have shaken... Read more

Gentilly double shooting

NOPD is working the scene of a double shooting.  It happened in the 6100 block of Franklin Avenue in Gentilly.  Police say the victims are male.  One male is 32 and the other 39.
The men were walking out of a convenience store by a large gathering  ...Read more
Arrests Down

Baton Rouge drug arrests plummet

Drug arrests have plummeted in Baton Rouge since the fatal officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling. Crime analyst Jeff Asher says they saw similar occurrences in other cities that had police shootings, like Ferguson, Chicago, and Baltimore. Read more...
$478M Jackpot!

Powerball jackpot now up to $478 million

The Louisiana Lottery is calling 2016 the year of the jackpot as once again we're seeing a huge prize up for grabs tomorrow. Saturday's Powerball jackpot has jumped up to 478 million dollars.  Read more... 

Rigolets body ruled homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office says the case of a body found along Hwy. 90 in the Rigolets is a homicide. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo underway

Grand Isle's biggest event of the year, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is underway. The massive fishing festival draws thousands of people every year. On the first day of the 88th annual rodeo, a man from Houma caught a 167 pound fish that took him 45 minutes to reel in.  Read more...
No Vouchers

No vouchers for private school students needing monetary aid

With the new school year right around the corner, about one in three students who thought they would receive a voucher to attend a private school are now on a waiting list. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says it's very devastating to these families.  Read more...
Police Shooting

Lynch: Justice Department will help in wounded Baton Rouge

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told community leaders in Baton Rouge that the Department of Justice will help their city overcome the violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month.  Read more...

Steve Gleason documentary hits big screen

The new movie "Gleason" hits theaters today. Critics are calling it everything from very emotional to awe-inspiring. Read more...
Rape Sentence

Slidell man sentenced to 20 years for raping and molesting boys

The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney says a 25-year-old Slidell man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a then 13-year-old boy about seven years ago and sexually molesting another boy.  John P. Montelepre is also required to register as a sex offender.  Read more...  
Court Battle

Judge to consider whether 15-year court battle continues

An attorney for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has asked a Baton Rouge judge to dismiss former head football coach Jerry Baldwin's claim that the school fired him in 2001 because he is black.  Read more...
Dead Body Found

Dead body found on Highway 90 near the Rigolets

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office discovered a dead body on Highway 90 near the Rigolets.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Major Crime detectives are on-scene, and the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office had been notified. Read more...
Shrimp Season

2016 spring inshore shrimp season closes Monday

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2016 spring inshore shrimp season will close Monday in the remainder of state inside waters except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.  Read more...

Business in Hollywood South is looking up

Louisiana’s film industry has taken a hit since lawmakers put a cap on the state’s film tax incentive program last year, but business agent for a New Orleans film workers union, Cory Parker, says things are looking up.  Read more...

Girlfriend Getaway Weekend underway in New Orleans

Expect to see a lot of pink on the streets of the city the next few days.  The female population of New Orleans increases a bit this weekend.  "Not only are more females coming to town, but you are going to see the glow of pink around the Superdome ...Read more
Busy in B.R.

AG Lynch meets with law enforcement & US Attorney in B.R.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets today with the U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge and other US Justice Department officials for a roundtable discussion. Former U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux says Lynch ...Read more
ID Theft

3 Cubans living in Florida admit ID theft in Louisiana

Federal prosecutors say three Cubans who had been living in Florida have pleaded guilty in a plot to put card skimming devices on gas pumps in the New Orleans area.  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Juliet Estrada Perez, ...Read more
Assaulting Cops

Pair accused of assaulting N.O. police officers

A man and woman have been arrested after New Orleans police say the pair assaulted two plainclothes officers.  It's reported that 28-year-old Eric Sanzone and 28-year-old Brittney Tortorich were arrested Monday.  Read more...

Officers Vigil

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers

The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of an entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.  Read more...
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Pass Rush?

Steve: Cam Jordan willing to do whatever it takes for the Saints

The defensive line has been the major reason for the teams’ problems. When you look at the lack of a pass rush coupled with the inability to stop running backs, it’s actually pretty amazing the Saints were even able to achieve a 7-9 record. Read More

Resident pros Bobby and Deuce are ready to see Saints in pads

For the last 10 years, being able to talk to two former Saints greats each day has been something that has been very unique, to say the least.  And anytime you can ask football questions to two former pros, well, what else needs to be said? Read More

T-Bob: Saints DT Sheldon Rankins talks mind games in the trenches

Sheldon Rankins spoke to the media today and once again, I was struck by the maturity that Rankins projects, despite only being a rookie.  Read More

Mark: Saints sign Hakeem Nicks - what's he bring to the table?

The Saints added a new veteran presence to the receivers' room today when they signed former Giants and Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks. At 28, Nicks is the oldest receiver on a roster that features two of last year's breakout players in Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead and a 2016 second-round draft choice in Michael Thomas. Read More

Kristian: Thomas dazzles at Saints camp, Spiller wants rebound year

Rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas made the catch of the day, and perhaps the best catch of camp. "We won't see another catch like that the rest of camp, or the preseason," Bobby Hebert shouted after seeing Thomas dive for a deep pass and snare it with one hand. Read More

Deke: Saints need to win now - all on their defense

After back to back 7-9 seasons and a retooled roster that has been taking shape in each of the last few off seasons, the New Orleans Saints enter the 2016 NFL season with several question marks. Read More

Deuce and Bobby say day one of Saints camp "overall, pretty good!"

“I thought it was a crisp practice,” said Deuce McAllister.  “I was excited to see the defense create and come up with some turnovers as they got their hands on a couple of balls.  That’s a positive.” Read More

Saints defense off to fast start; Brees not worried about contract

Nearly every question mark surrounding the Saints headed into training camp revolved around the defense, and on the first day of camp the defense looked crisp, fast, and attacking. Read More

Kristian: Saints Training Camp begins - here's what I'm watching for

Where will the pass rush come from? The Saints know defensive end Cameron Jordan is a bonafide NFL pass rusher - the question is, who will be the complimentary pass rusher opposite of Jordan?  You want names? Read More

Loomis: "No progress" on Drew Brees contract extension with Saints

Speaking to the media on the eve of his club's opening training camp practice, Saints General Manager/Executive Vice President Mickey was peppered with several questions on the status of Drew Brees and a new contract extension. Read More
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