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Legal battles from 2010 spill to unfold in 2 U.S. courtrooms


Legal battles arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill play out in two federal courtrooms in New Orleans this week.  Read more...
 
Common Core

BESE head urges parents to have their kids take Common Core test


Amid reports that some families are opting out, the chairman of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is encouraging parents to have their child take the Common Core test in March.  Read more...
 
Sunday Parades

Three Carnival parades on tap Sunday


Youngsters get the get the good times rolling in Jefferson on the first day of February, 2015.  And two parades will roll in St. Tammany.  Read more...

 
Fatal Fire

Woman dies in Central City house fire


A Saturday morning house fire in Central City claimed the life of a 28-year-old woman. New Orleans Fire Department officials say the fire broke out just after 9:30 a.m. at a two-story shotgun double in the 2400 block of South Saratoga Street.  Read more...
 
Private Jails?

Some in Baton Rouge seek privatization to solve to jail woes


Some members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council say the parish should hire a private company to finance, build and operate a new jail without a tax increase. Read more...
Peralta Charges

Prosecutor says St. Bernard official could face more charges


Prosecutors are considering additional charges against St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta, who already faces sexual battery and stalking charges involving his ex-wife.  Read more...
 
Parade Day

2015's first metro area Carnival weekend


The end of January and the 1st of February bring the first weekend of Carnival parades to the metro area for 2015. The good times take to northshore waterways and the streets of the French Quarter today.  Read more...
 
Jindal Campaign

Romney exit a positve for Jindal campaign


Mitt Romney announced Friday he's decided not to run for president next year, so what could that mean for Governor Bobby Jindal? Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says this is one less main-stream contender that Jindal has to compete with.  Read more...
 
LHSAA Vote

LHSAA votes against split playoffs in sports other than football


High school principals vote to keep the current split between public and private schools that exists with the football playoffs.  Read more...
Airport Numbers

Armstrong Airport surpasses pre-Katrina passenger numbers


Louis Armstrong International Airport served more passengers in 2014 than it did in 2004, surpassing pre-Katrina numbers for the first time since the storm.  Read more...
 
Tulane Speech

Actress Maya Rudolph to deliver Tulane's commencement speech


Maya Rudolph, the actress and comedian of "Saturday Night Live'' and "Bridesmaids'' fame, will deliver the keynote speech at Tulane University's 2015 commencement exercises. Graduation is scheduled May 16 at 9 a.m. in the Superdome.  Read more...
 
Jobless Claims

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 24 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 
Common Core

Jindal urges board to allow Common Core test alternatives


Gov. Bobby Jindal urged Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Friday to allow alternate tests for Louisiana public school students whose parents want them to "opt out" of standardized exams aligned with Common Core achievement benchmarks.  Read more...

 
Goodell-Benson

Goodell says Benson in control


According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Saints owner Tom Benson is in complete control over what he is doing.  Goodell addressed the situation regarding the turmoil over the future leadership of the NFL team ...Read more
NOPD Reserves

NOPD reserve recruiting prompts 'tremendous response'


New Orleans Police this week put out a call to former cops -- join the NOPD's volunteer reserve. Reserve commander Louis Dabdoub says since that announcement, they've received a lot of interest. Read more...
Self-Defense

Esplanade Ave. shooting appears to be self defense, cops say


New Orleans Police say it looks like a shooting on the edge of the French Quarter this morning was an act of self-defense. The shooting happened in the 500-block of Esplanade Avenue. Read more...
Drugs-Guns

111 arrested for guns, drugs in the east


The NOPD and DEA announced over 100 people were arrested in an operation targeting drugs and guns in New Orleans East.  It was billed as a massive roundup of heroin and cocaine suspects, and part of a sweep of violent drug trafficking suspects.  Read more...

 
Duke Run?

David Duke considers run against Scalise


Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he may run for Congress against the No. 3 House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Scalise recently apologized for a speech he gave in 2002 to a white supremacist group founded by Duke.  Read more...
 
Common Core

Special BESE meeting sought on Common Core


A member of Louisiana's top school board says she and three other panel members want a special meeting to discuss upcoming Common Core tests, including students who skip the exams.  Read more...
 
Child Actors

New Orleans film company seeking child actors for new film


Film crews are once again scouring the bayous of rural southeast Louisiana in search of talented unknown children to fill lead and supporting roles in an upcoming movie.  Read more...
 
Stabbing Trial

Trial date set for Walker man accused of stabbing pregnant wife


Authorities say a Walker man accused of carving a fetus out of his pregnant wife's body will stand trial in Livingston Parish on Sept. 21.  Read more...
 
 
Murder Arrest

Suspect in Algiers shotgun slaying captured in St. Martin Parish


A 62-year-old man wanted for shooting a woman to death in Algiers is in custody in St. Martin Parish. Louisiana State Police arrested Abbie Head early this morning. Read more...
Drug Ban

Three more synthetic marijuana compounds banned


After more Louisianians have been hospitalized and even died as a result of synthetic marijuana, Governor Bobby Jindal has announced the ban of multiple new synthetic marijuana compounds.
The new banned compounds are called "PX 1", PX 2", and "MDMB-CHMICA".  Read more...
Big Jackpot

$298 million Powerball


The Louisiana Lottery says we've now hit the biggest Powerball jackpot of 2015 with tomorrow's drawing worth a whopping $298 million dollars. Spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says the current jackpot has been running since the end of November.  Read more...
Super Flu

Tulane study: Cities with teams in Super Bowl see more flu deaths


A Tulane University study discovers that cities who have teams in the Super Bowl see a spike in flu deaths. Researcher Charles Stoecker, says based on county-level statistics, there was an 18-percent increase in flu deaths... Read more
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Andersen Out

'Great Dane' Andersen misses out on Hall of Fame


Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Morten Andersen, the NFL's all-time leading scorer, missed the cut and will not be enshrined with the Class of 2015. Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday. Read more...

Deke, Bobby split on Super Bowl predicition


It's the biggest but (not often best) game of the year. From the first ever Super Game that had the Green Bay Packers beating the KC Chiefs, to 49 years later in this year's New England versus Seattle mega-battle on the gridiron, more money is bet on the Super Bowl than that of any other event.  And according to the oddsmakers this year's game should be tight. Read More

LHSAA votes against split playoffs in other sports, football stays the same for


High school principals vote to keep the current split between public and private schools that exists with the football playoffs.  Read more...

Gordon leads Davis-less Pelicans past Clippers, 108-103


Eric Gordon scored 28 points and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped the Los Angeles Clippers' six-game winning streak, 108-103 on Friday night.  Read more...
 

Manning still considering his future with Broncos


Peyton Manning is still mulling his future in the NFL. At a breakfast Friday to receive the Bart Starr Award, the five-time MVP said he still hasn't made a decision about whether he'll return to the Denver Broncos next season.  Read more...

Belichick, Carroll coach Super Bowl from different angles


Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, "He has that Benjamin Button effect on everyone."  Read more...

Super Bowl preview


It's been a decade since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick guided the New England Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl victories. Now, the NFL's winningest quarterback-coach tandem tries to prevent the Seattle Seahawks from becoming the next team to accomplish that feat. Read more...

Benson legal drama likely to take a year or more


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says he feels fine. He made remarks during last night's Pelicans game, to the entire arena. The legal process of determining whether he's fine, however, could take months to a year. Read more...

Belichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day


Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing... Read more

Split high school playoffs are up for discussion


The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention begins today and the main agenda item is the current split of the football playoffs. There is a proposal to expand the postseason split of public and private schools to other sports.  Read more...
 
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