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Suspect Dead

Cops: Man dies after reports he was shooting gun into the air


Cops in Terrebonne Parish say a man died after officers responded to calls that the suspect was shooting a gun into the air in the middle of the roadway. "Early Wednesday morning, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office patrolmen responded to the area of the Schriever Overpass... Read more
Too Much?

Too much crude oil?


Gasoline prices have been moving steadily upwards the past six to eight weeks, typical for this time of year. But we may be poised for another price decrease before you know it -- the U.S. Department of Energy says so much oil has been produced domestically that the country is running out of places to store it. Read more...
What's His Name?

How can we remember people's names?


Do you struggle when it comes to remembering someone's name minutes after you met them? There are some things we can do to help us remember someone's name. Read more...
Cold Front

Front means going from 80's today to 40's tomorrow with rain


Get ready for a big drop in temperatures across the New Orleans area. "Eighty degrees expected today and then 40's for tomorrow afternoon, feeling more like 30's when you factor in the wind... Read more
Tax Credits

Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits


Louisiana's business-lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business, pitting the governor against powerful industry leaders in the upcoming legislative session. Read more...
Aaron Broussard

Convicted ex-president of Jefferson Parish seeks hearing


An attorney for jailed former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard told federal appeals judges that Broussard is entitled to a hearing with testimony from former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and two former prosecutors concerning the online-commenting ...Read more
Deputy Arrested

St. Bernard Sheriff's Office veteran resigns amid domestic battery probe


A veteran St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned amid domestic battery accusations. The sheriff's department confirms Det. Sgt. Paul Miller resigned Tuesday after his arrest in New Orleans over the weekend. Read more...
Tax Refunds

Louisiana starts issuing tax refunds


The state Department of Revenue says that state tax refunds are finally being issued. The department had said that it would not process refunds until March 2nd... Read more
Budget Cuts

State hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short


Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs.  Read more...
Cop Suspended

NOPD officer suspended for alleged sex with prostitute


A New Orleans Police officer has been suspended for allegedly having sex with a prostitute. "Today, the NOPD announced that Officer Ananie Mitchell has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested Monday... Read more
Long Shot?

Broussard argues today to take back his guilty plea


Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, serving federal time after pleading guilty to corruption charges, today tries to convince a panel of federal appeals judges that his admitted guilt should be overturned. Read more...
Education $

Higher education looking for funding solutions


Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo says Governor Jindal's proposed budget is about 200-million dollars short of what's needed to fully fund the state's public college and universities.  Read more...
Across Lines

Northshore case reminds us that domestic violence crosses all lines


In the wake of the shooting death of a Northshore physician, experts say domestic violence is a problem that crosses all boundaries.  It breaks lines across all races, rich or poor and even gender.  Anyone can be affected by domestic abuse. Read more...
Triple Shooting

Woman and child dead, second woman hurt in shooting


New Orleans police are investigating the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl and her 25-year-old mom, and the wounding of a 39-year-old woman. Police says the shooting occurred at a home in eastern New Orleans around 1 a.m. Tuesday at 14535 Duane Road.  Read more...
Too Much Sleep?

Longer sleep could put you at higher risk for stroke


A new study suggests people who sleep longer face a greater risk of having a stroke. Researchers followed patients for 10 years and found that someone 63 or older who sleeps more than eight hours a day is 46 percent likelier to suffer a stroke ... Read more
Fed Lease Sale

Federal oil lease sale of western Gulf tracts set for August


A federal lease sale offering 21 million acres in the
western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development is set for
August.  Read more...
 
 
Ruled Homicide

Doctor's death ruled a homicide according to the coroner


St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has ruled the death of Dr. Wayne Breen a homicide.  Dr. Breen died of two gunshot wounds to the chest.  The shooting is still under investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.  Read more...

 
Thrown Baby

Man arrested after throwing daughter to the ground while fleeing police


Slidell Police today announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge man. Police say the suspect threw his young daughter to the ground while fleeing officers during a shoplifting attempt. Read more...
Wealth

The wealth of Tom Benson


While he may be embroiled in a nasty legal battle over this fortune, Forbes magazine still has Tom Benson listed as one of the richest people in the world. Read more...
Doctor Killed

Cops working to determine if doctor's killing was justified


St. Tammany detectives say they are still working to determine exactly what happened in the shooting death of Northshore doctor Wayne Breen.  His wife, Kacie Breen, admitted to killing her husband.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Crash leaves bicyclist dead


Cops say a bicyclist is dead after a collision with a car. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man. The incident occurred around 9:00 a.m., at the intersection of Canal Street and North Jefferson Davis Parkway... Read more
Highter Ed.

Jindal budget links college financing to uncertain proposals


After months of worry that Louisiana's colleges would face steep cuts next year, campuses remain in a precarious position with the release of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget.  Much of the funding Jindal proposes to pay for higher education, $372 million, ...Read more
Local Hopefuls

3 contestants on NBC's The Voice have Louisiana connections


NBC's hit show "The Voice" begins its second week of the new season tonight and Louisiana already has ties to three contestants who made it through the blind auditions. Rob Taylor, who was raised in Baton Rouge and now lives in Donaldsonville... Read more
Triumph Returns

Carnival sending bigger 'Triumph' to replace 'Elation'


Carnival Cruise lines today announced it is pulling Carnival Elation from the Port of New Orleans, to replace it with the larger Carnival Triumph. Read more...
Drunk-'Stupid'

Cops: Drunk Northshore man admits 'stupidity' after burnout, chase


A Northshore man is in trouble with the law after allegedly getting drunk, squealing his tires in front of cops, and then leading police on a chase. "Doing a 'burnout' in front of police officers is never a good idea... Read more
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Pelicans Preview

Pelicans-Pistons preview


With their longest winning stretch of the season now over, the New Orleans Pelicans can get back on track by continuing their success at home and against the Detroit Pistons. The Pelicans can equal a season-high four-game home winning streak... Read more

LSU basketball looks to solidify tourney ticket


One of the reasons LSU’s basketball team has won five of its last seven games and will go after its fourth straight against Tennessee Wednesday is the play of sharing point guards Tim Quarterman and Jalyn Patterson, who have started the last seven games.  Read more...

Tigers cut down Lumberjacks 8-1


New first baseman Danny Zardon crushed his second home run of the season and four LSU relievers combined to toss five innings of one-hit ball as LSU (11-1) downed Stephen F. Austin (4-9) X-X at Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday night.  Read more...

Deke: Saints have fiscal work going into free agency


If history tells us anything, the New Orleans Saints are right where they want to be.  Ha! The Saints are as in as tight of a financial situation as any of the 32 teams in the National Football League.  With that said, in past years, facing similar situations, the Saints were able to land some of the top available free agents. Read More

Deke: Mainieri says Tigers are in perfect position


Coach Paul Mainieri and his #2 ranked LSU Tigers enjoyed another solid week on the diamond that included a third straight weekend series sweep of an opponent.  The 10-1 Tigers took down the Princeton Tigers 3-0 this weekend including a 15-4 series finale blowout win Sunday at Alex Box Stadium. Read More

Mavs end Pelicans win streak


Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night.  Read more...

Kristian: Top priority for Saints - corner or offensive line?


Which position is the highest priority of need for the Saints to address this off-season? Is it cornerback or offensive line (guard)?  You could make an solid argument for either one, and originally I thought it was offensive line.  However, my partner T-Bob Hebert has swayed me just a bit. Read More

The wealth of Tom Benson


While he may be embroiled in a nasty legal battle over this fortune, Forbes magazine still has Tom Benson listed as one of the richest people in the world. Read more...

LSU baseball completes sweep of Princeton, 15-4


Second-ranked LSU (10-1) exploded for 15 runs on 21 hits against Princeton (0-3) to complete a doubleheader sweep with a 15-4 win Saturday night at Alex Box, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers posted a 7-2 win over Princeton in Game 1 Saturday afternoon.  Read more...
 

Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?


March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense needs improvement but that offense is not a well-oiled machine” he said. Read More
 
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