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Small plane crashes into Lake Pontchartrain

A small passenger plane crash-landed in Lake Pontchartrain near the Lakefront Airport Friday afternoon.  Read more...

Slidell mother arrested in drive-thru DUI with triplets

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a 41-year-old Slidell mother was arrested Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated after she was pulled over for driving erratically with her three young children in the vehicle.  Read more...

Federal lawsuit filed against new Louisiana abortion law

An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.  Read more...

Jimmy Graham slammed for goalpost dunks

The NFL has fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30,000 for his two celebratory goalpost dunks during last Friday's game against the Tennessee Titans.  Read more...


New NOPD chief makes changes at top

New NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison today installed new district commanders and other top leaders, just days after taking over for Ronal Serpas. Read more...
McAllister Iced

McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as any other candidate, filling out paperwork and handing over cash to pay his qualifying fee. But he finished it quite differently, doused with ice. Read more...
Bean Bag Recall

2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. Read more...
Beer Here!

More college stadiums offering beer for sale

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. Read more...
Common Core

Louisiana lawmakers travel to learn about Common Core opposition

 A Delegation of anti-Common Core state lawmakers are headed to Oklahoma today to hear how leaders there were able to successfully repeal the education standards. Read more...

Hottest conditons this year for the weekend

The highest heat since last summer in moving into Southeast Louisiana. "Getting hot... all the way through he weekend, we are looking at middle 90's," WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said.  "Just a few isolated thunderstorms."  Read more...
Cop's Sentence

Officer to appeal sentence in burned body case

A former New Orleans police officer has given formal notice that he will appeal his 17-year prison sentence for burning the body of a man who was shot by another officer after Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
Costly Campaign

Costly campaigns cut back on curveball candidates

By 4:30 this afternoon, all candidates for the November election will be signed up. It will be followed by some heated and costly campaigning. Read more...
Gretna Hotel?

Does high-dollar hotel on the Westbank make sense?

Ground was broken just this week for construction of a new Marriott Courtyard hotel in Gretna. The $50 million, four-story, 123-room hotel is the first of an expected three hotels to be built on a recently annexed parcel of Gretna north of the West Bank Expressway.  Read more...

Men more satisfied in bed than women

Research from the Kinsey Institute suggests men seem to be the most satisfied in the bedroom.  The study finds that about 85 percent of the time all men achieve sexual satisfaction.  Researchers found that gay women are satisfied 75 percent of the time. Straight women were... Read more

Better chance of development in the Atlantic, models keep system away from the G

The National Hurricane Center says the area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean is finding more favorable conditions to develop.  Read more...

Election sign-up period wraps up second day

Trying to rebound after a cheating scandal, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister faces a crowded field of candidates vying to oust him, with his fifth opponent signing up Thursday for the Nov. 4 election. Zach Dasher, a relative of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV family... Read more

Day of Rage demonstration in New Orleans a non-event

A group calling itself 'Anonymous' had called for demonstrations across the country this evening, including in New Orleans, in response to last week's fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  Read more...

Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

A grand jury today indicted the suspect in the June 29 Bourbon Street shootings one count each of manslaughter and attempted murder. Read more...
Dome Security

City works out deal to keep NOPD working Saints games

The Saints play their final pre-season game this year one week from tonight, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans City Council today took steps to make sure New Orleans Police officer can still work details on behalf of stadium management. Read more...

From Vicodin to Heroin?

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. Read more...
Lemon Germs?

Lemon wedges on your glass are full of germs?

Germs and bacteria are everywhere.  Grocery carts, restaurant menus, ketchup bottles, restroom door handles.  Several websites now say one of the top 5 germ carriers are on those lemon wedges we straddle on the rims of our glasses in restaurants.  Read more...
Louisiana Born

Louisiana born, Louisiana proud

"Are you from around here?"  If you ask people in Louisiana, the vast majority will say, "Yes." Recent analysis by the New York Times found that 79% of Louisiana residents were born in Louisiana.  That is the highest percentage of native born residents anywhere in the country.  Read more...
Circus Race?

Edwards qualifies, Graves says ex-con brings circus feel to race

Eight candidates have qualified so far for the soon to be vacated 6th Congressional District seat. This race is highlighted by Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards and Republicans Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzel, and Garret Graves. Read more...
Intruder Killed

NOPD: Homeowner shoots, kills masked gunman

An Algiers homeowner appears to have turned the tables on a would-be armed robber, with deadly results. Read more...

Chance of tropical development in the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic that has a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. Models show the tropical wave move through the Caribbean in the coming days.  Read more...
What are you most looking forward to in the Saints @ Colts game?
  Debut of Drew Brees
  Byrd, Baily and Robinson joining the secondary
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Steve: NFL wants Super Bowl halftime acts to pay to play

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has asked some of the musical acts under consideration to play at this coming Super Bowl to pay them to take the stage. Read More

Steve: Payton will be smart with Jairus Byrd at Colts

Yes, Who Dat Nation, ballhawking safety Jarius Byrd is a full go for the Black & Gold after missing all of organized team activities, all of mini-camp and all of training camp in West Virginia. Read More

Deke: What to watch - Saints at Colts

The Saints and Colts have met a total of 12 times and the Saints lead the series 7-5.  The last two wins by the Saints in this series included the Saints 31-17 win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Read More

Steve: Who Dat say they got the best fans in the NFL?

We hear from Saints players and coaches all the time the Who Dat Nation is the best fan base in the NFL.  But do those outside Louisiana agree? Read More

More college stadiums offering beer for sale

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. Read more...

Saints looking for more production from Toon

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Nick Toon are not on the same page yet, and time is running short for Toon to get it right. "Obviously, I'm still learning," Toon said after Thursday's practice. "The learning process never stops... Read more

Deke: Saints are ready for the Colts

The New Orleans Saints worked on offensive and defensive sets today as if they were facing the Colts. “Anytime you see coaches holding up the cards, that means they are game planning for the other team,” said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Read More

Steve: Big-name Saints will make preseason debut Saturday

Champ Bailey and Patrick Robinson participated in team drills for the second straight day, which is a great sign both are feeling better from undisclosed injuries that has kept them out for a significant amount of time. Will they be a go for Saturday? Read More

PHOTOS: Saints practice Thursday

The Saints practiced indoors at their facility on Airline in Metairie - it's their last practice before traveling to Indianapolis to face the Colts in the penultimate preseason game. Photos via Chris Bennett. Click here to see the photos

Kristian: Saints install game plan for Colts matchup

Saints vs Colts: For the first time in training camp, the Saints are installing a game plan this week for the Indianapolis Colts.  On offense and defense, each team faced the scout offense/defense trying to replicate what they’ll see in Lucas Oil Stadium. Read More
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