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Louisiana homelessness down 63 percent over the past 4 years

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness in Louisiana has declined nearly 12 percent since last year and roughly 63 percent since 2010.  Read more...
Stormy Sunday

Stormy Sunday morning expected

A squall line is expected to charge through the New Orleans on Sunday morning with some strong thunderstorms. The main threats with any severe storms will be damaging winds, some hail and isolated tornadoes.  Read more...
Officer Injured

JPSO deputy injured by drunk driver

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says one of his officers was injured by a drunk driver Saturday morning. It happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of North Turnbull and Veterans Blvd.  Read more...
Trial Delay

Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23.  Read more...
Ticket Campaign

"Click It or Ticket" campaign to begin in time for Thanksgiving holiday

As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is coordinating a statewide Click It of Ticket campaign aimed at saving lives.  Read more...
Domestic Murder

New Orleans East woman shoots, kills husband

New Orleans Police say a woman shot and killed her husband after an alleged domestic dispute in New Orleans East Friday night.  Read more...
Angola 3

Court won't re-instate Angola 3 inmate conviction

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the second-degree murder conviction of longtime state prison inmate Albert Woodfox in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard.  Read more...
Casino Revenue

Louisiana casino revenue up 3.9 percent

Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $194.6 million in October, 3.9 percent better than the $187.3 million the gambling halls won the year before.  Read more...
Landrieu Splits

Landrieu splits with Obama on immigration action

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties.  Read more...
Rape Ignored?

Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

A Texas woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.  Read more...

Weekend weather could be stormy

The mild weather is about to give way to potentially stormy weekend. Read more...
Budget Deficit

Jindal uses fund sweeps to plug most of deficit

Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state budget deficit.  Read more...
Rig Blast

Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more...
Turkey Dinner

Cost of Thanksgiving feast goes up very little

A turkey dinner will cost you about 37 cents more than what you paid last year.  The Louisiana Farm Bureau said today that it's a mixed bag of what's up and what's down. Read more...
Early Voting

What to know as early voting starts Saturday

Early voting opens Saturday for any of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters seeking to cast their ballots in advance of Louisiana's December runoff.  The Dec. 6 election will settle hotly-contested congressional races, ... Read more

Business consultant says Obama's immigration reform doesn't go far enough

President Barack Obama announced his plans for immigration reform last night, but there are many who say more needs to be done. Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting for December runoff elections begins Saturday

The early voting period for the December 6 runoff elections begins Saturday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says early voting will run through next Saturday, November 29, excluding a few days. Read more...
New Poll

Cassidy out to huge lead over Landrieu in new Rasmussen poll

There's a new Rasmussen poll out on the December 6 U.S. Senate runoff and it shows incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu with 41 percent of the vote and Congressman Bill Cassidy with 56 percent. Read more...
Po' Boys!

Po-boy fest means the finest food you'll find on French bread

New Orleans celebrates its most famous sandwich this weekend. Sunday is the 8th annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Read more...
No Football?

No football weekend: what will you do Saturday and Sunday?

We get a bit of a break from football this weekend -- no LSU on Saturday and no Saints on Sunday. Read more...
Gulf Explosion

Gulf platform explosion kills one, injures three

Federal authorities are investigating an explosion and fire that happened on a platform about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast near New Orleans. Read more...
Gay Marriage

Supreme Court asked to look at La. marriage ban

Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban want the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court.  Read more...
EWE Runoff

New 6th District poll shows Graves with big lead over Edwards

A new poll on the 6th Congressional District runoff shows Republican Garret Graves with a large lead over Democrat former governor Edwin Edwards. Read more...
Naughty Teacher

Teacher arrested for sending student nude photos

A Natchitoches Central High School teacher is free on $2,000 bond following her arrest for sending nude photos to a 17-year-old student.  Read more...
Common Core

Dismissal sought for Jindal's anti-Common Core suit

An Obama administration lawyer told a federal judge that Louisiana's decision to use the Common Core education standards was voluntary, not coerced by the federal government.  Read more...
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Brown, O'Neal to Enter Hall of Fame Together

It seems only fitting that Sunday night LSU player-icon Shaquille O'Neal and LSU legendary Coach Dale Brown will be inducted together into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.  Read more...

Kristian: Poor play on 3rd down is costing the Saints

Third down: It’s the get-off-the-field down for defenses, and often a good indication as to if a team is playing well.  The Saints haven’t played well on that down and haven’t gotten off the field.  Read More

Kristian: Vaccaro says he wants to win; Lofton says do your job!

Saints Safety Kenny Vaccaro might have touched off a bit of a controvery after the game against the Bengals when he said the vibe was just "off" with the team.  Vaccaro clarified those comments today. Read More

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week twelve

Sit Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. RG3 is coming off a terrible performance against a bad Buccaneers secondary. Now he will go on the road to face the 49ers, who have been solid against the pass this season. With Griffin struggling, a road trip out west to face one of the NFL's best defenses doesn't exactly exude much confidence. Read More

Brees: Can't cry over spilled milk, we can play better

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees visited with the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia Wednesday night for his weekly QB to QB segment.  “It’s been a disappointing 10 weeks.  We know that we can play better.  It’s about the next six games of the season starting with Baltimore monday night.” Read More 

Steve: Saints add WR Saunders

Saunders is already on his 4th ballclub after getting drafted by the NY Jets in the 4th round this year.  He played 3 games in New York and was then released, had a stint in Arizona, then made his way onto the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before getting snatched up by New Orleans. Read More

Kristian: Saints release Leonard, could be sign of health at RB

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Saints have waived RB Brian Leonard, and added WR Jalen Saunders off the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.  Leonard was singed just last week, and appeared in the game against the Bengals this past Sunday. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week twelve - Baltimore

Drew & Krewe couldn’t drop 3 straight in the Dome… could they?  I’m so torn picking this game because I really don’t like the match-up for the Saints but cannot fathom a Sean Payton ballclub dropping 3 in a row at home. Read More

Kristian: Are the Saints on the same page on and off the field?

Saints Safety Kenny Vaccaro started a nice firestorm after the Saints loss to the Bengals Sunday. Clearly frustrated by the Saints 4 and 6 record, Vacarro said something that nobody else in the locker room would. Read More

Kristian: Loss of Brandin Cooks is tremendous

The loss of Cooks is tremendous.  The rookie wide receiver was becoming more and more of a factor in the Saints vertical passing game, and now that onus will fall on WR Joe Morgan.  Not to mention Cooks’ responsibilities as a punt return m
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