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French Quarter Fest announces its initial lineup

The French Quarter Festival announces its roster which includes Aaron Neville.  It'll be Neville's first time performing at the free springtime festival.  The 34th edition of the French Quarter Festival is April 6 through the 9 and includes more than 170 Louisiana ...Read more
Crime Plan

Analyst questions effectiveness of plan to reduce crime in New Orleans

New Orleans officials have announced a plan to reduce crime in the French Quarter, but some are skeptical the $40 million proposal will be effective. New Orleans crime analyst Jeff Asher is particularly uncertain of the new regulation that will require bars on Bourbon Street to close their doors at 3 a.m. Read more...

New Louisiana charter schools approved, despite uncertainty

Louisiana's top school board voted Tuesday to create new public charter schools, despite questions about how the state will pay for them amid ongoing litigation that has put financing for more than 30 similar schools in doubt. Read more...

Local schools battle sexual predators

The recent arrest of a Mandeville High School ROTC instructor for allegedly having sex with two female students has not only alarmed the community, it has parents wondering about trust and safety. Read more...
Budget Gap

Lawmakers suggest different approaches to closing budget gap

The Edwards administration will unveil a proposal on Friday on how to close a $304 million budget deficit for this fiscal year. Lawmakers are split on whether or not to tap into the state’s rainy day fund to close the gap.  Read more...
Man Killed

Man shot and killed by Kenner Police after standoff

Kenner Police are investigating an officer involved shoothing that occurred at in the 300 block of Webster Street in Kenner.  The incident happened around 11:30 a.m, Monday. 
Police say there was a standoff between police and a man ...Read more
Plea Deal

Plea deal: 25 years for HS graduation party shootout

The only person arrested after a fatal shootout at a graduation party has pleaded guilty to numerous charges and accepted a 25-year sentence.  Zachary Gibson, now 22, pleaded guilty Monday after prosecutors reduced a murder charge to aggravated assault.  Read more...

Coffee Houses

More coffee houses than ever coming to Louiaiana

A New Orleans Coffee company will be saturating the Louisiana market very soon.  The plan is for CC's Coffee company to open 50 locations by the end of the year and triple the size of the company in three to five years.  Read more...

Driver Killed

Pizza delivery driver shot dead in Algiers

Cops want to know who killed a pizza delivery driver in Algiers and why. "The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday evening (Jan. 23) and took the life of a 49-year-old man," according to a news release. "At around... Read more
Pizza Man Shot

Pizza delivery man shot and killed in Algiers

A pizza deliver driver is dead after a shooting in Algiers. Police say the fatal shooting happened around 8 p.m. at the corner Stratford and Winchester.  Read more...
Fatal Fire

Official: Family fight apparently sparked fatal house fire

A family fight apparently prompted a 28-year-old Covington-area man to splash gasoline around the house and start the fire that killed him and hospitalized his twin brother and their father, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office said Monday.  Read more...
Triple Homicide

All 3 Metairie weekend triple shooting victims dead

Jefferson Parish authorities say all three people shot in a car over the weekend have died. Read more...
Health Care

LA Sen. Cassidy offers bill to let states keep Obamacare

Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage. Read more...
Public Safety

Bars closing doors at 3am among public safety measures announced for NOLA

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and a host of other officials today announced new public safety measures for the city. Read more...
Pot Payment

Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer's license suspended

A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working. Read more...

Edwards to unveil plan this week for closing $304M deficit

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration will unveil its proposal for closing Louisiana's $304 million deficit to lawmakers Friday. The budget-rebalancing plan will hinge on the governor's plan to call a mid-February special legislative session. Read more...
Covington Fire

Man dies in Covington house fire

A house fire on the northshore early yesterday morning took the life of a Covington man.  
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office and St. Tammany Fire District #13 responded to the blaze on Forest Drive in Covington about 1:30 in the morning.  Read more...   
Hit & Run

NOPD seeks 'person of interest' in hit & run dragging last year

It was a shocking crime with few leads: a deadly hit & run in the French Quarter that dragged the victim across the Crescent City Connection early on New Year's Day, 2016. Today, New Orleans Police released a composite sketch of an unknown individual wanted for questioning. Read more...

Louisiana lawyer who possessed pot suspended for a year

A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year.  The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working.   Read more ...


New Charges

New sex charges for ROTC instructor

An ROTC instructor at Mandeville High school is facing more serious charges after he was initially booked with computer solicitation of a minor. Read more...
Audit Report

Audit: Work on ex-prison warden's homes may have broken law

A government audit has found that the former warden of Louisiana's largest prison may have violated state law by using prison resources and public funds to renovate and furnish his homes.  Read more...

Triple Shooting

A second victim dies in triple shooting in Metairie

A second victim from last night's triple shooting on S. Laurel Street,  identified as 25-year-old Malcolm Wallace was pronounced dead earlier this morning at UMC.  A teenage girl died after the overnight gunfire off of Airline Drive in Metairie.  Read more...

Fans Pick

Many Saints fans reveal who they are pulling for in Super Bowl LI

Now that we know who will play in Super Bowl 51, the dilemma is who do you pull for?  Saints fans arch-rival the hated Atlanta Falcons, or the New England Patriots, who we are just tired of seeing in Super Bowls?  Read more...

Sex Charges

Mandeville ROTC instructor booked with sex charges

A Mandeville High School ROTC instructor has been booked on additional charges for allegedly having sex on numerous occasions with 2 different teenagers ages 15 and 16 on campus.  
Over the weekend, authorites developed probable cause ...Read more
Less Homeless

Homelessness down 68% in Louisiana

Homelessness in Louisiana is down 68% over the last seven years. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s yearly Point-in-Time count. Louisiana Housing Corporation Executive Director Keith Cunningham credits this decrease to... Read more
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Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122

Terrence Jones filled in brilliantly for injured All-Star Anthony Davis, scoring a season-high 36 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking LeBron James' dunk attempt in the fourth quarter, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-122 on Monday night.  Read more...

Drew Brees headed to Orlando for Pro Bowl

Despite being initially a Pro Bowl snub, Saints QB Drew Brees is headed to Orlando for the NFL all-star game after all. Read More

Brady & Pats win AFC, 36-17 vs Steelers

The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl.  After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots ...Read more

Atlanta dominates Green Bay 44-21 to earn Super Bowl berth

The Atlanta Falcons are headed to their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history after routing the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC championship game.  Matt Ryan threw for four touchdowns, ...Read more

Louisiana Tech and UNO keep winning while LSU loses again

Louisiana Tech improved to 6-1 in CUSA with an 81-57 victory over North Texas. UNO remains in first place in the Southland thanks to an 81-63 win over Central Arkansas. LSU lost their 5th straight, falling to Arkansas, 99-86.  Read more...

Falcons face Packers for NFC Title

Matchups for the NFC championship game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons:  Read more...

Pats vs. Steelers for AFC crown

Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots:  Read more...

T-Bob: A rallying cry to put an end to Falcons' Super Bowl hopes

Sir Ryan had been known to many through The League as a fine and respectable knight for many years, but nothing more. Thus few foresaw just how powerful he would become these last few months. Read More

Nets end 11-game skid by routing Pelicans 143-114

Brook Lopez and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points apiece and the Brooklyn Nets ended an 11-game losing streak, routing the New Orleans Pelicans 143-114 on Friday night. Their 29-point victory was 11 more than their previous largest.  Read more...

NFL Championships: The Cajun Cannon & Big Chief make their picks

After an ugly Wildcard Weekend, football fans were treated to four pretty good games last weekend in the NFL Divisional round.  There have been a total of eight post season games played thus far. Read More
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