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Floating Body

Another body found in the river


Plaquemines Parish authorities recovered a body floating in the Mississippi River this morning. The Plaquemines Pride Ferry captain spotted a body around 7:30 this morning floating near the Scarsdale Ferry Landing on the east bank of the river.  Read more...

 
Roadwork

Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads


Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork.  The three Republicans ...Read more
Body Id'd

Authorities identify body pulled from Mississippi River


The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has positively identified the body found floating in the Mississippi River earlier this week as that of 42-year-old Dave Hebron.  New Orleans Police spokesman Juan D. Barnes Sr. in a news release Friday ...Read more
Man Crushed

Metairie man crushed to death while repairing dump truck


Kenner police say a 63-year-old Metairie man died after a dump truck bed under which he was working fell and crushed him.  Read more...
Ready to Open

After years of planning and struggle, UMC ready to open


Ten years after Hurricane Katrina shut down Charity Hospital on Tulane Avenue, and after years of arguing with FEMA over proper funding, acquiring various plots of real estate, and finally, construction, the massive new University Medical Center is set to open in New Orleans' Mid-City. Read more...
BP Trial

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer


Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 
 
Double Murder

Two indicted in killings of Metairie man and his son


A Jefferson Parish grand jury has returned a 23-count indictment against two New Orleans residents accused of killing a Metairie man and his son during a home invasion in April.  Read more...
 
Blue Moon

Blue moon appears in the sky tonight


The night sky will light up tonight with what's known as a blue moon. LSU Astronomy Professor Brad Schaeffer says the moon will not look blue, but it's referred as a "blue moon" because it's the second time in a calendar month that there's been a full moon. Read more...
Recovery?

New Orleans showing strong recovery in 10 years and bright future


As we near the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a new study is out showing a strong recovery despite the recent recession. The report looks at a variety of areas including how the economy is doing a decade after the worst ever U.S. disaster had critics insisting... Read more
I-10 Delays

I-10 delays expected in Slidell and near Baton Rouge


The State Department of Transportation is warning motorists to expect delays this weekend on two big stretches of Interstate 10. Drivers traveling between the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Slidell will run into a stack up on the I-10 in both directions.  Read more...
Revenge Porn

New laws take effect, including revenge porn ban


Posting "revenge porn" can land you in jail, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening.  Those are among hundreds of new Louisiana laws that take effect Saturday.  Read more...
Inflation

Americans are feeling the pinch as prices start to climb


With the rising costs of prices from everything from rent, beef, coffee, even haircuts; Americans are starting to feel the pinch in their pocketbooks.  Consumers have been used to flat or even falling prices for several years, but now an unfamiliar sight has emerged... Read more
Satchmo Fest

All things "Louis" at Satchmo Summer Fest


The 15th Annual Satchmo SummerFest kicks off today at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.  Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and presented by Chevron, the event is an unparalleled celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son... Read more
S&WB Questions

Sewerage & Water Board leaders face questions about boil water advisory


The Orleans Parish Sewerage & Water Board's executive director Thursday promised the City Council's public works committee there would be communication changes made after a public outcry about how last weekend's boil water advisory was handled.  Read more...
 
Sick Days

Report shows 45% of workforce in Louisiana can't earn paid sick days


According to a new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, more than 45% of the private sector workforce in Louisiana cannot earn paid sick days.  Read more...
Search For Guns

New Orleans lawmen seek to root out guns in school zones


U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, a 39-year-old Harvard-educated black federal prosecutor whose own life has been shaped by street violence in New Orleans, is renewing his focus on combatting gun violence among young people ...Read more
More Storms?

More strong storms possible Thursday evening


The Thursday afternoon heat will linger into the evening, as will the possibility of scattered showers and storms. WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says you'll want to keep your umbrella handy this evening, as rain chances remain at 40 percent.  Read more...
 
Theater Video

Surveillance shows Lafayette theater gunman buying ticket


Authorities have released a video that shows a gunman enter the Lafayette movie theater where he shot and killed two people and wounded nine others last week. The video released Thursday lasts just over a minute.  Read more...
Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory for New Orleans until 6 p.m. today


The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area until 6 p.m. on Thursday.  The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, ...Read more
Burglary Ring

Police arrest suspects in nearly 100 burglaries


Slidell Police say for close to a year, a group of fast-working thieves have stolen almost half-a-million dollars from check cashing businesses and small businesses with automated teller machines on the premises. But this past Sunday, they weren't fast enough. Read more...
Vitter PAC

State taxpayers pay legal costs of pro-Vitter super PAC


Louisiana taxpayers have reimbursed more than $69,000 in legal fees paid by a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. David Vitter for governor.  Read more...
LSU Theft

LSU police arrest employee after audit reveals missing funds


LSU Police arrested an administrative coordinator in the university's Music and Dramatic Arts Building after an internal audit revealed more than $82,000 was missing from the theater department's checking account.  Read more...
 
Angola Three

September hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom


A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox. Woodfox is seeking freedom after decades of prison isolation, and an end to the state's efforts to try him in the 1972 death of a prison guard.  Read more...
 
Bugged?

Louisiana Supreme Court to pick judge to hear bugging case


The Louisiana Supreme Court will decide who will preside over a criminal case against a Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center secretary. Read more...
Theater Shooting

One week after theater shooting, Lafayette comes together to heal


A community gathering in Lafayette to reflect on those lost and injured in The Grand movie theater shooting will take place tonight at Blackham Coliseum. Lafayette Government Spokesperson Cyrda Wingerter says many are still struggling with what happened... Read more
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Henderson: Saints training camp off to a good start


Like E.F. Hutton - when he talks, we all listen.  One of the longest tenured voices in the National Football League stopped by Sports Talk to pay a visit to the Cajun Cannon and the Big Chief. Read More

Kristian: Saints hoping to gain an edge with new high-tech toys


The Saints brought in two 360-degree cameras that act as virtual simulators for players; plus a new Cyrotherapy Chamber that may someday replace cold tubs. Read More

T-Bob: Baton Rouge DA drops charges against 3 LSU players


The charges against LSU players Dwayne Thomas, Maquedius Bain, and Anthony Jennings have officially been dropped as of today. Read More

Saints TE Orson Charles suspended for road rage incident


Saints tight end Orson Charles has been suspended by the league for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Read More

Steve's Saints training camp Vine-lights


It was a glorious day here in West Virginia after the mountain fog lifted from the practice field. Saints players got their last taste of practicing without pads, as the real fun starts tomorrow. Here are a few highlights from the day, leading off with running back Khiry Robinson looking like he was shot from a cannon! Read More

Kristian: Colston returns to Saints training camp


Wide Receiver Marques Colston made an appearance at this morning’s walk through portion of practice, hauling in a pass from Drew Brees.  Colston started camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list with an undisclosed injury, and while he didn’t participate in the team drills at practice today, it was good to see him moving around. Read More

Saints practice in cooler weather; Bush and Lewis shine


The first two days of practice are in the books, and the New Orleans Saints will get down to more physical business tomorrow.  "When you put on the pads it changes things," said Hokie Gajan. The Saints wrapped up this morning at the Greenbrier with a two hour plus practice and willdon full pads for the first time tomorrow morning. Read More

Deke: How strong is the Saints' locker room?


After a terrible start to the 2014 NFL Season, leadership and team leaders came into question for the New Orleans Saints.  On more than one occasion, we heard a lot about team leaders and whether or not the Saints had good, strong leadership inside their locker room. When you lose more than you win, leadership problems are even more magnified. Read More

Mettenberger benched for Heisman winner


There will be no fight to the death between Zach Mettenberger and Marcus Mariota for the starting quarterback job in Tennessee. The Titans' starting gig belongs to Mariota.  Read more...
 

T-Bob: LSU #13? Is that right?


The coaches poll dropped today, and the LSU Tigers are one of the top 15 football teams in the country slotting in at a respectable 13th.  This USA Today Amway Coaches Poll ranking has many scratching their heads, as they feel it is too high.  Others believe... Read more
 
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