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Opening Loss

Pelicans lose season opener to the Nuggets 107-102

Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Denver Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 in both teams' regular season opener Wednesday night.  Read more...

Water Tests

Flooded homeowners: Free well water testing kits for science

Virginia Tech and LSU Health New Orleans are offering free well water tests to Louisiana homeowners affected by the August floods.  They're studying how the floods affected private wells and whether the wells were effectively disinfected.  Read more...


Suspect arrested in deadly Bayou Blue triple shooting

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says it has arrested 34-year-old Rhubin Scott Jr. for the murder of a 17-year-old boy and shooting of two women in Bayou Blue. Read more...

NOPD investigates Poydras St. shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a mid-day homicide. It happened in the 2600 block of Poydras Street. Read more...
Coastal Plan

Official stresses urgency of rebuilding coastal wetlands

Louisiana's senior coastal official has called the 2017 rewrite of the state's master plan for coastal restoration and storm surge protection "the issue of a lifetime," arguing that major restoration projects are urgently needed. Read more...
New Poll

New poll finds Kennedy and Campbell still in lead

The latest Southern Media and Opinion Research poll shows Republican John Kennedy continuing to lead the field in the US Senate race with 22%, followed by Democrat Foster Campbell at 16%.  Read more...
Teen Killed

Teen killed, 2 women injured in Bayou Blue shooting

Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 17-year-old boy died and two women suffered injured in a shooting in Bayou Blue.  Maj. Malcolm Wolfe said in a news release David Trahan Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night.  Read more...
Man Sentenced

Man sentenced on child porn convictions

A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man who had faced 251 counts of child pornography possession has been given a five-year prison sentence after a recent guilty plea.  It's reported that Phillip Rome pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography possession ...Read more
Lots of Votes

Early voting proving more and more popular

More and more people are not waiting for election day to vote in Louisiana. Early voting is increasingly popular.  Some ten thousand voters have already cast ballots in the New Orleans metro area. An average of close to 700 voters per hour cast ballots on the... Read more
Too Much Info?

Social media posting: How much is too much?

More and more people are posting on social media sites, party photos or videos where someone is inebriated, violent fights, and many times revealing photos.  But is there a limit? When is it enough, already?  Read more...

$1 Billion

$1 billion paid to flood insurance policyholders

Louisiana flood victims have received over one billion dollars in flood insurance payments in less than three months after the historic flooding. Wayne Berggren with the National Flood Insurance Program says they’ve seen over 29,000 claims submitted for review and... Read more
Set on Fire

Police: Man sprayed wife with hairspray, lit her on fire

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he lit his wife on fire during an argument. Police arrested 28-year-old John Emmett Harleaux on Tuesday on a felony count of domestic abuse battery by burning.  Read more...
Bouncer Guilty

Bourbon bouncer guilty; broke tourist's jaw over $6 tab

Prosecutors in New Orleans say they won a conviction against a Bourbon Street bouncer who broke a tourist's jaw in a dispute over a $6 bar tab. In a news release Tuesday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said 35-year-old Clarence Lacombe pleaded guilty as... Read more

Jail Trouble

New report, same story: Slow reform at jail

A New Orleans City Council hearing on the suicide of a 15-year-old jail inmate raised questions about why he wasn't under closer surveillance and why he spent nearly a month in jail before he had a bond hearing. Read more...
New Interstate

Could we see an east-west interstate through Central La?

There is serious conversation about an east-west interstate that would cross central Louisiana through Alexandria, connecting western Texas to Georgia. Malcom Morris of Leesville, who is with the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition, ...Read more

Couple wanted in flood contractor fraud scheme

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies say a man and a woman with numerous aliases are wanted in a flood contractor scheme that has taken more than $35,000 from two victims already in the Ponchatoula and Robert areas.  Read more...

2 Arrested

Traffic stop leads to disturbing discovery

A traffic stop last week led deputies to a disturbing discovery that alarmed law enforcement authorities.  A narcotics investigation led members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle ...Read more
Voting Problems

Early voting problems in Kenner

Kenner residents hoping to get an early start and avoiding long lines by voting early have been waiting up to an hour because of internet issues.  Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters Dennis Dimarco said the staff was testing the systems to make sure they worked.   Read more...  

Same Struggles

Party leaders on both sides facing struggles as election approaches

We’re two weeks away from Election Day, and party leaders on both sides are facing similar struggles. Candidates for US Senate have been going at it with opponents from their own party. Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party Stephen Handwerk ...Read more
Vote Early

Early voting in Louisiana election opens, runs until Nov. 1

Louisiana's voters can start casting their ballots for the upcoming election to choose the nation's next president, to fill congressional seats and to select local elected officials around the state. Read more...
Louisiana Vote?

Democratic leader believes Clinton has a chance in Louisiana

Recent polls show Republican Donald Trump will defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Louisiana on November 8th. But Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, says they are not throwing in the towel yet. Read more...
White Men

Study: Not many women, minorites are judges

A study by Tulane University finds that women and racial minorities are not widely present in Louisiana’s judicial system. The report shows that while women make up 51% of Louisiana’s population, only 30% of state judgeships are held by women. Read more...
Jail Death

City panel to weigh in on latest New Orleans jail suicide

New Orleans City Council members are set to discuss the latest inmate death at the city's jail — a teenage murder suspect's suicide. Council member Susan Guidry scheduled a meeting of the council's Criminal Justice Committee for Tuesday afternoon. Read more...
Early Vote

Early voting begins today

If you just can't wait until November 8, early voting starts today in Louisiana. Read more...
Phony Polls

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.With just 14 days until the election... Read more
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Opening Loss

Pelicans lose season opener to the Nuggets 107-102

Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Denver Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 in both teams' regular season opener Wednesday night.  Read more...


Kristian: Saints LB Ellerbe says he's "very close" to playing again

Hampered by a quad injury, the talented but oft injured Dannell Ellerbe hasn't played a defensive snap this season for the Black and Gold, but told me today "I feel like I'm very close, but you'd have to ask Coach Payton."  Read More

"Go For Two" Episode 8 - The Tie Heard 'Round the World

This week T-Bob and Seth discuss the Arizona-Seattle tie on Sunday Night Football.   Was it a great football game to watch, or a ratings killer?  They debate. Read More

Injuries still a concern as Pelicans open vs. Nuggets

The New Orleans Pelicans were a MASH unit last season, so riddled with injuries that their players missed a combined total of 351 games, forcing coach Alvin Gentry to use 42 starting lineup combinations. Read More

Payton: Saints are excited to compete against challenging Seahawks

Sean Payton and the Saints are back on the practice field today. The team is 2-4 after a 27-21 loss in Kansas City and get to come home for week 8 to host the 4-1-1 Seahawks. Read More

Fan dies after falling while leaving Broncos football game

Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos' stadium after a game on Monday night.  Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan fell over a railing.  Read more...

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week eight

Tom B is so pretty even in the Steel City, young Dak P and Zeke E are straight ballin in big D!  The City of Brotherly Love is in love with their Eagles, or at least this week they are.  The White Horses bounced back, the AFC West is as tough as any division in football. Read More

Saints' close calls produce mix of frustration, optimism

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro takes little consolation from how close three of New Orleans' four losses have been. He's not ready to throw in the towel on the season. But he wants teammates to demand better of themselves and not get...  Read more

Payton: No problem with Vaccaro's comments about Saints teammates

“Every guy here knows Kenny well. I think the way he approached it was on point.  He’s passionate. He includes himself in that. We have the team that understands that. Our job is make those corrections, and give that effort,” Payton explained. Read More

Nighttime kickoff for LSU and Alabama

It'll be a primetime kickoff for LSU and Alabama when the two team meet on November 5.  
Kickoff for the game at Tiger Stadium is set for 7 p.m. CT as part of CBS's day-night doubleheader.  Read more...

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