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Tangipahoa deputy kills man allegedly attacking mother


A Northshore cop has killed a suspect.  State Police are investigating after a Tangipahoa deputy shot the man in Hammond.  Trooper Greg Marchand says it started as a domestic call on Deborah Drive.  Read more...
REAL ID

Bill would let Louisaina drivers choose if they want REAL ID


Louisiana driver's licenses could move in line with a federal identification law, under a proposal that won the backing of the House Transportation Committee. Read more...
Heroin

Heroin sentences could go up to 99 years


A Louisiana Senate judiciary committee has approved legislation today that would allow  judges the discretion to  sentence  individuals  convicted  of  heroin distribution or possession to 99 years in prison. Read more...
Sharper Case

Sharper's Los Angeles hearing delayed


A judge in Los Angeles has postponed a hearing on rape charges against former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper to await the results of an upcoming bail hearing in Arizona. Read more...
Traffic Cameras

Westwego renews traffic camera contract


Westwego's City Council has voted to extend the city's contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, the Arizona company that provides equipment designed to slow motorists down. The council's unanimous vote directs Mayor Johnny Shaddinger to renew the contract... Read more
Deadline Day

Final day to file with the feds if you owe


There is no shortage of last minute filers. Some people haven't even started. "We wait until the last day... because its exciting," one man insisted. "I love it!" His wife said she doesn't find it exciting to wait until just hours before the filing deadline. "My heart's in my throat... Read more
Medical Pot

Doctor weighs medical marijuana ahead of debate in the Louisiana Capitol


It's sure to be a hot topic in Baton Rouge when it comes up this week: medicinal marijuana. Advocates of the drug say the herb could treat ailments and conditions such as chronic pain, glaucoma, seizure disorders and more. Read more...
Common Core

Lawmakers ask Jindal to shelve Common Core tests


Eight lawmakers are asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards. The lawmakers, all House members, sent a letter to the Republican governor Monday.  Read more...
Record Fest

Record crowds, crawfish and cold ones


Organizers of the French Quarter Festival say they shattered records this year. "This year's attendance figures indicate that nearly 733,000 festival-goers enjoyed the music, food, special events, and of course, the historic French Quarter.  This marks a significant increase... Read more
52% Opposed

For better and worse, EWE leads in 6th district poll


Edwin Edwards, the convicted former four-term Louisiana governor, has his work cut out for him as he attempts his political comeback. Read more...
No Show

McAllister cancels Tea Party appearance amid kissing scandal


An organizer says Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance before a tea party group as he continues to stay out of sight after a video showed him kissing a married aide. Read more...
Spring Chill

Cold front brings 2 days of chill to Louisiana


Chilly weather is back in Louisiana today as a result of that strong cold front that produced severe weather across the state yesterday. State Climatologist Barry Keim says highs will only be in the low 60s today.  Read more...
Suspect Dies

Coroner: Fleeing Gonzales man drowned


The Ascension Parish Coroner's Office says the autopsy of a man who drowned last week in Bayou Francois while running from police turned up no evidence that the man had been injured by officers before he went into the water.  Read more...
No Deadline?

For most Americans today is not really a tax deadline


The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Don't fret. If you're due a refund, April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all.  Read more...
McAllister

Jindal defends call for McAllister to resign


The Louisiana Republican Party chairman, the Republican governor, and other Republicans have called on Congressman Vance McAllister to resign in the wake of infidelity allegations. State Democrats have been quick to point out that neither party bosses nor Jindal were calling on Senator David Vitter to resign when his personal scandal broke in 2007. Read more...
Dog Safety

Committee approves pickup truck dog restraint bill


A bill that would require dogs to be secured in the beds of pickup trucks traveling on interstates clears committee 13-2 Monday morning. Read more...
Heroin Bust

Heroin crackdown on the Northshore


A major Heroin crackdown was announced today on the Northshore by a multi-agency task force.   Federal agents operating with local police arrested 35 suspects since February. Read more...
Cyclist Killed

Man charged with killing triathlete in crash


Cops have made an arrest in the death of a triathlete. New Orleans Police say 34-year-old Howard Vidrine is booked with negligent homicide after a fatal wreck with a cyclist on Chef Menteur Friday afternoon. The crash left a 36-year-old man dead... Read more
Fatal Fire

Father of 2 toddlers killed in house fire arrested


Houma police say the father of two toddlers who were left unattended during a house fire on March 15 was arrested over the weekend. The 20-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. turned himself in to Houma police Saturday at 12:40 p.m. telling authorities that he "wanted to do the right thing." Read more...
DCFS Audit

Auditor questions state child protection services


An audit finds the state agency charged with protecting children in abuse and neglect situations has fewer workers, more cases and has failed to follow its own policies. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released the report today.  Read more...
Bad Weather

Severe weather threat this afternoon and tonight


A cold front is bringing the threat of severe weather to Southeast Louisiana tonight into early tomorrow morning. Channel 4 Meteorologist Laura Buchtel says it comes with "some strong storms and heavy rain."  Read more...
Fat Cycle

Louisiana's chubby children becoming obese adults


Researchers say America's children are still struggling with obesity and there has been no decline in the epidemic among young people. Recent findings published in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association, hit hard in Louisiana... Read more
Synthetic Pot

Cops: OD victim won't reveal source of synthetic drugs


Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says the six men who went to the hospital Thursday night after smoking synthetic marijuana aren't saying where they got the substance and haven't been arrested.  Read more...

Lawmaker wants to safely restrain traveling dogs


Louisiana has been praised for its animal cruelty laws, but a Kenner lawmaker sees an area where animal protection is lacking: pickup truck beds. Read more...
Poll Results

LSU polls residents on pot and gay marriage


LSU has completed a survey on two social issues that are gaining a lot of attention, the legalization of marijuana and same sex marriages. Amy Reynolds, director of the Reilly Center for Media and Public affairs says they found the support for legalizing marijuana... Read more
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Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track


Just two weeks ago LSU’s baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game.  Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games. “Anytime you can win a series in this league you feel good about yourselves,” said Coach Mainieri. Read More

Babbitt's best not enough for Pelicans


James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.  Read more...
 

Baseball Clinches Arkansas Series with Walk-Off


 Sophomore right fielder Mark Laird hit a walk-off single to score pinch runner Jake Fraley in the Tiger's 5-4 series clincher over Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Read more...

Complete Masters coverage


The world’s top golfers have been battling for the green jacket at Augusta.  Click here for top Masters' news, the leaderboard and much more...

Oklahoma City thunders past Pelicans


Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night to clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.  Read more...
 

LSU beats Arkansas for 6th straight win


Junior right-hander Aaron Nola set a career high with 13 strikeouts in seven innings Friday night as eighth-ranked LSU posted a 5-3 win over No.  24 Arkansas at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Read More

Pels' Davis and Gordon shutdown for final 4 games


While the season is less than a week away from being over for the Pelicans, Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon’s year’s are officially done as of today.  The team announced that both players will miss the final four games of the season. Read More

Kristian: Bush recoups fine money from Harvin hit


Saints safety Rafael Bush is $21,000 dollars richer today after successfully appealing a fine from the NFL for his hit on Seahawks WR Percy Harvin in the divisional play off game this past January. Read More

Players and Coach Miles share thoughts on LSU Pro Day


LSU Coach Les Miles on QB Zach Mettenberger, "I think is a guy who can play at really high level in the NFL. I think he will climb into an elevated position. I think he is improving. I think they will see that his leg is in the high 90 percentile. He's back... Read more

T-Bob: Players make impressions at LSU Pro Day


“All your head coaches are belong to us!” This is how I felt at yesterday’s pro day.  It seems like every year, LSU’s Pro Day just gets bigger and bigger, and this year might have been the biggest. Read More
 
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