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Louisiana, 10 other states sue over federal transgender directive


Louisiana and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. Read more...
LGBT Rights

AG: Edwards' anti-discrimination order not binding legally


Attorney General Jeff Landry's office says provisions in an LGBT rights anti-discrimination order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards have "no binding legal effect.'' In April, the governor banned discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  Read more... 
Cuba Trip

New Orleans mayor to travel to Cuba for mayors' conference


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is traveling to Cuba as part of a delegation of mayors from around the country. The trip began Wednesday and will continue through May 29, according to a release from the Mayor's Office.  Read more...
Caregiver Bill

Bill to give info to patient caregivers nears final passage


Both the House and Senate have cast unanimous votes in support of a proposal seeking to provide more information to people about how to care for their loved ones when they are discharged from hospitals.  Read more...
Final Passage

Warning signs will soon be required to be posted ahead of red light cameras


A bill to require municipalities to post warning signs 500 feet ahead of red light cameras has just received final legislative passage. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter says red light cameras should be about safety, not collecting revenues.  Read more...

 
$1M Pay Return

Seafood company, lawyers must return $1 million in spill money


A federal judge in New Orleans has ordered the return of more than $1 million in settlement money granted to a seafood company after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that Crystal Seafood Company defrauded administrators of a BP settlement fund.  Read more...
Suspended

St. John deputy suspended after his arrest


Following the arrest of a St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy,  Sheriff  Mike Tregre placed Barry Conner II, 23, on indefinite suspension.  Conner, a deputy had been assigned to the Corrections Division.  Read more...
More To Do

Feds: Company hasn't done enough to end slow-motion oil leak


The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let industry regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that could last another century.  Read more...

 
St. Roch Fire

Three alarm blaze in the St. Roch neighborhood


The New Orleans Fire Department is on the scene of a three alarm blaze in the St. Roch neighborhood, battling 3 dwellings.  One house is reported to have already collapsed.  The fire is in the 1600 block of Marigny, ...Read more
Sex Offenders

Bill aimed at identifying sex offenders online gets final OK


A proposal described as helping parents keep their children away from sex offenders when they play video games or participate in other online activities has received final passage.  The bill by Republican Rep. Cameron Henry, of Metairie, ...Read more
Trade Relations

Louisiana lawmakers encourage trade relations with Cuba


Louisiana's lawmakers are pushing trade talks with Cuba, now that President Barack Obama has moved to normalize relations with the island nation.  The House and Senate have passed a legislative resolution ...Read more
Mascot Program

PETA calling for LSU to end live mascot program


PETA has sent a letter to LSU calling for them to end the live mascot program once Mike VI passes away.  Lewis Crary, a captive wildlife specialist with PETA, says wild animals are not meant to live in captivity on a college campus.  Read more...

 
Transgender

Louisiana Congressman seeks to halt transgender bathroom policy


Congressman Ralph Abraham of Louisiana has introduced legislation that seeks to combat what he says is executive overreach on the issue of transgender bathrooms in public schools. 
President Obama issued a decree that public schools must let transgender students use... Read more
New Stadium?

Does New Orleans need a new football stadium?


After finishing second to Atlanta to host the Super Bowl in 2019, some are wondering if it’s time for a new stadium in order to attract another Super Bowl. This is the second straight time New Orleans has lost to a city that was in the process of building a new stadium. Read more...
Jail Takeover?

Hearing on who should run OPP set for today


A federal judge in New Orleans today will hear arguments in the US Justice Department's request to place management of Orleans Parish Prison into receivership, taking control from Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlon Gusman. The feds argue that... Read more
Sanctuary

House-approved sanctuary city bill dies in Lousiana Senate committee


A House-approved bill that would punish so-called sanctuary cities by making it difficult for them to borrow money for construction projects was defeated in a Senate committee. Read more...
LGBT Rights

Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill


The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, with no debate from lawmakers against the bill. Read more...
Surrogacy

Louisiana lawmakers again pass surrogate birth rights bill


After two years of vetoes, Louisiana lawmakers are again sending the governor a bill to create regulations governing surrogacy births in the state. Read more...
No Scanners

License plate reader program refused by House lawmakers


Lawmakers in the House have spurned a proposed program that would allow law enforcement agencies to automatically scan motorists' license plates. Read more...
Atlanta Wins

Snubbed again: NFL rejects New Orleans in favor of Atlanta


Once again, the NFL skipped over New Orleans in favor of a brand-new stadium as host site for a Super Bowl. NFL owners today picked Atlanta and its under-construction $1.4 billion dollar stadium as the host for Super Bowl LIII in 2019.  Read more...

 
Abortion

Ban on abortions for genetic abnormality nears final passage


An effort to ban abortions performed in cases where the fetus is determined to have a genetic abnormality is steps from final passage. Read more...
From Where?

A protection bill for pet buyers in Louisiana


The next time you go to buy a dog or cat from a retail pet store, you could be able to inspect the breeders' names and licensing information. Read more...
Cops Included

Louisiana set to expand hate crimes law to include police


Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews.  The move could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities.  Read more...

 
Religious Bill

Religious objections bill rejected by La. Senate committee


Louisiana's state senators have refused to enact a new law declaring pastors and churches don't have to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies or allow them in their facilities.  The Senate Judiciary B Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday ...Read more
Stripper Bill

Legislature sends stripper age limit law to the Governor


The bill that increases the minimum age for strippers to 21-years-old heads to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk to be signed into law after the Senate gave final approval. Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, ...Read more
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Steve: Tigers and Gators and Possums, oh my!


The SEC tournament rolls on today with the LSU Tigers still in it after a heart pounding 5-4 comeback victory in a win-or-go-home opening contest against Tennessee. Read More

LSU comes back in bottom of 9th to defeat Tennessee


LSU rallied in the bottom of the 9th inning for a comeback victory 5-4 over the Tennessee Volunteers. Read more...

Snubbed again: NFL rejects New Orleans in favor of Atlanta


Once again, the NFL skipped over New Orleans in favor of a brand-new stadium as host site for a Super Bowl. NFL owners today picked Atlanta and its under-construction $1.4 billion dollar stadium as the host for Super Bowl LIII in 2019.  Read more...

 

Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal



Numerous engineering and physics professors have weighed in with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for "Deflategate.''  Read more...
 
 

New Orleans makes a go for Super Bowl LIII


New Orleans sports officials make their pitch to the NFL owners today to host the 2019 Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The last time New Orleans put in a bid for a Super Bowl, NFL owners instead chose Minnesota and their yet-to open stadium. Read more...

Jake Latz to start vs Tennessee in SEC Tournament


LSU freshman left-hander Jake Latz will start on the mound Tuesday night for the Tigers when they take on Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. Latz has only appeared three games this season as he recovered from elbow surgery. But Coach Paul Mainieri says... Read more

Saints add WR Vincent Brown


The Saints have added veteran WR Vincent Brown to the mix - he signed with the team on the eve of OTA's beginning this week. Read More

Engster: Fournette not favorite for Heisman


The 2016 Heisman Trophy race is evolving into a showdown of junior running backs from LSU. There is 21-year-old Leonard Fournette, who is the contender from Bayou Country. And there is 19-year-old Christian McCaffrey ...Read more

LSU to erect statue of longtime baseball coach Skip Bertman


LSU plans to erect a statue of longtime head baseball coach Skip Bertman on campus. The university said in a news release that the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee unanimously approved the proposal for a statute honoring Bertman.  Read more...

  

Tigers fail to sweep FL, miss out on 1st Round bye in SEC Tourney


Before the SEC showdown with Florida, LSU fans heard a lot about the Gators pitching staff that came into the final 3 games of the regular season with the best team ERA in the league. Read more...
 
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