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Louisiana private sector adds 26,000 jobs over the last year

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says Louisiana private employers have added 26,000 jobs over the year based on February employment numbers. The commission's executive director Curt Eysink says this type of growth should continue.  Read more...
Drywall Suit

Chinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners

Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product. A news release from attorneys representing homeowners said a damages trial has been set for April 28... Read more
Popular Poster

Strawberry Fest won't show sold out poster called racist by NAACP

The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival has agreed not to show or sell this year's poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive. However, the Kiwanis Club is still selling $25 to $40 prints, and have apparently ordered more because of high demand.  Read more...
Turkey Season

Louisana turkey season begins Saturday

Turkey season opens Saturday and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries predicts a bumper crop for hunters. If you're looking to bag a turkey on opening day, LDWF's got a tip on where to look.  Read more...
Driver Killed

Reward now $13,000 in pizza delivery driver killing

An increase in reward, a plea from a grieving family, and a warning from the New Orleans Police Department as the investigation continues in the murder of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver earlier this week. Read more...
Alum Inductees

LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction inducts new members tonight

The 2015 LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction takes place tonight and among this year's inductees are track Olympian Lolo Jones and SEC Associate Commissioner of Communications Herb Vincent.  Read more...
Emeril's 25th

Emeril marks 25 years at his flagship restaurant

It's a happy birthday this week for Emeril Lagasse, not for the Chef but for his original restaurant on Tchoupitoulas. Both the restaurant and the Chef have come a long way since then. Read more...

Beaten teen's family sues JPSO

The family of 17-year-old Brady Becker today filed a federal lawsuit against the Jefferson parish Sheriff's office, seeking $5 million. Read more...
Coyote Traps

St. John works to catch coyotes

Officials in St. John Parish want to stop coyotes in their tracks. Officials today announced they are working with the Wildlife and Fisheries, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator to remove coyotes from residential areas within the parish.  Read more...
Vitter Bill

Senate passes Vitter bill to end Washington Obamacare exemption

Senator David Vitter says the Senate has passed his bill that would require members of congress, the president, vice-president and political appointees to purchase their health insurance from the Obamacare exchange.  Read more...
Crawfish Theft

Rayne man wanted for crawfish theft in Acadia Parish

The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a Rayne man accused of stealing crawfish from a crawfish plant. Spokeswoman Maxine Trahan says a dock worker called authorities after witnessing the theft.  Read more...
Bond Revoked

Man tests positive for drugs, state judge revokes bond

A Denham Springs man accused of injecting his girlfriend with a lethal dose of heroin in July 2013 is back to jail after authorities say he flunked two drug tests this week while awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge.  Read more...

Frat Closed

LSU fraternity shut down after hazing probe

LSU's Acacia fraternity has been closed after a school investigation determined the group hazed new members last fall. The university reports it confirmed several Student Code violations, including forced alcohol consumption,physical violence, and several acts of theft.  Read more... 

Long Hair Ban

Alexandria boy misses over two weeks of school because of his hair

An 11-year-old boy has missed more than two weeks of school because his hair is too long according to Rapides Parish School Board policy. Ashton Bodiford's hair falls past the middle of his back.  Read more...
Labor Hire

Jindal hires Democrat to run outreach for Workforce Commission

A former state representative from Alexandria will work for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Herbert Dixon will be the outreach director for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the state's labor department.  Read more...
Public Auction

St. Tammany Parish to hold auction of surplus equipment

St. Tammany Parish government will hold a public auction April 23 to sell vehicles, machinery and miscellaneous equipment deemed as surplus.  Read more...
Credit Fraud

Feds: New Orleans credit union manager guilty of fraudulent loan

Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $34,000 from a credit union she worked for by creating a fraudulent loan.  Read more...  
Flyer Dispute

Houma Housing Authority, NAACP president settle lawsuit

An attorney says a more than five-year legal dispute between the head of a local NAACP branch and the Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority has been settled outside of court.  Read more...
Refinery Link

Motiva to link Norco, Convent refineries

Motiva Enterprises says it will connect its refineries in Norco and Convent to create the Louisiana Refining System. The first step will be to build a Maurepas pipeline system to connect the refineries and link the existing LOCAP terminal in St. James to Norco.  Read more...
Escapee Caught

Female prisoner from Assumption Parish caught

Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies say a 30-year-old Napoleonville woman who escaped from custody while being transported to Avoyelles Women's Correction Center is back in custody.  Read more...
Loyola Sports

Loyola-New Orleans to add men's, women's swimming

Loyola University New Orleans will be adding men's and women's swimming as well as competitive cheer and dance to its sports programs in 2016-17.  Read more...

LSU fraternity booted from campus following hazing probe

LSU officials say the Acacia fraternity has been closed after an investigation concluded that the group had hazed new members last fall. According to LSU, the university was notified of several allegations against the fraternity, including forced alcohol consumption and... Read more
LA Population

Census expert says Louisiana needs to see more growth

Demographer Elliot Stonecipher says Louisiana could be in jeopardy of losing another Congressional seat if the state doesn't see more growth in population. Stonecipher is making that statement based on new Census figures... Read more
Charity Thief

Bookkeeper admits embezzling $715,000 from charity

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says a 67-year-old bookkeeper has admitted embezzling about $715,000 from Community Health Charities of Louisiana and Mississippi. He says Patricia Blanchard, formerly of New Orleans, pleaded guilty... Read more
Phones Down

LaPlace man's smart phone app aims to reduce distracted driving

A LaPlace body shop owner has developed a smart phone app that might not be the best thing for his business, but could be an important safety tool. Read more...
The Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest poster is isold out, and is in such high demand that organizers ordered more. Would you buy one?
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Tigers Lose

LSU loses in extra innings

Kentucky needed extra innings to beat LSU Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers and Wildcats were tied 3 - 3 at the end of nine innings. After a scoreless 10th, LSU finally got some runners on base in the 11th.  Read more...

Pelicans end losing skid, top Kings

DeMarcus Cousins outdueled fellow All- Star Anthony Davis, but Davis' New Orleans Pelicans got the better of Cousins' Kings on Friday, beating Sacramento 102-88. Davis posted 24 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Pelicans... Read more

Kristian: Saints keeping close eye on LSU talent at Pro Day

Nearly every team in the NFL was represented today in Baton Rouge at LSU pro day, and much of the attention was paid to offensive lineman La'el Collins and cornerback Jalen Collins.  La'el returned to LSU for his senior season and looks primed to capitalize on a really good year. Read More

Louisana turkey season begins Saturday

Turkey season opens Saturday and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries predicts a bumper crop for hunters. If you're looking to bag a turkey on opening day, LDWF's got a tip on where to look.  Read more...

Deke: Strief says "winning another Super Bowl is Saints' goal"

The once unknown product out of Northwestern has clearly cemented himself in Saints history as one of the most successful offensive linemen that have played in the trenches for the Black and Gold. Read More

Deke: Top-ranked Tigers set to battle Wildcats

#1 ranked LSU will go for their third straight SEC series win this weekend when the Tigers entertain the Kentucky Wildcats.  “When you look at Kentucky not many people know how good they are.  Kentucky has built a solid program and we are going to have to play well in order to win this series,” said Coach Mainieri told me on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Deke: Pelicans' inconsistency is consistent

The Pelicans' season and playoff hopes are on life support, and it's looking more and more like a flatline!  The one thing that has plagued the Pelicans this season and many seasons under current coach Monty Williams is inconsistency.  In fact, the Pelicans are most consistent at being an inconsistent team. Read More

Steve: Saints working long-term deal for Cam Jordan

While the entire Saints defense had a down year last season, it’s pretty clear that defensive end Cam Jordan is a vital part of it having success in the future. The 25-year old was the team’s 24th pick in the 1st round back in 2011, and is entering the 5th and final year of his rookie contract. Read More

Steve: Payton finally speaks on Graham, Spiller and Saints D

We have finally heard from Saints head coach Sean Payton following the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle.  NBC Sports caught up with him at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

LSU beats Tulane 13-7

LSU baseball prevailed in hostile territory, beating the Tulane Green Wave 13-7 on Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in Uptown New Orleans. Read more...
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