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Early Voting

Early voting starts today


The early voting period for Louisiana's November 4th election kicks off today. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says early voting will take place through October 28th from 8:30am to 6pm, excluding Sunday.  Read more...
Amoeba Probe

St. John employees indicted in brain eating amoeba probe


Officials say a grand jury has indicted two St. John Parish employees for allegedly falsifying records related to testing for the brain eating amoeba. The Louisiana Attorney General's office said that Kevin Branch and Danielle Roussell each face... Read more
Rape Bill

Louisiana health officials seek to end billing rape victims


The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says they plan to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. Read more...
Dismembered

Man pleads not guilty in Bourbon Street stripper death


A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter. Read more...
Victims Billed

Health department seeks end to billing rape victims


Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. The announcement from the Department of Health and Hospitals was a response to criticism from victims' advocacy groups and lawmakers... Read more
Clinton

Former President Clinton stumps for Landrieu


As the race for U.S. Senate in Louisiana heats up, more national political heavy-hitters are coming to the state to go to bat for their party's candidate. A top-ranking Democrat will be campaigning for Mary Landrieu today. Read more...
Dead Man

Dead man in Wal Mart parking lot


Gonzales police have identified a 26-year-old man who was found dead Saturday as he was sitting in the driver's side of a parked car in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot. Read more...
CLECO sold

Investor group pays $3.4B for power company Cleco


An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is buying the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion. The group will pay $55.37 in cash for each share of Cleco, which owns the regulated electric utility Cleco Power.  Read more...
Well Being?

Louisiana quality of life misunderstood and misrepresented?


Another report on quality of life has come out. And, once again, Louisiana and the South take a beating. But, there's a southerner at the source of the story who wants to set the record straight.  Read more...
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Woman killed in French Quarter hit-and-run


New Orleans Police say a hit and run in the French Quarter involving a drunk driver has left one woman dead.  Read more...
 
Money Owed

Louisiana on hook for $522M as feds nix Road Home relief


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says New Orleans must return hundreds of millions of dollars paid in home elevation grants after Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
 
State Budget

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus


Lawmakers have sidestepped a decision on whether they accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration that the state closed last year's books with a nearly $179 million surplus.  Read more...
 
Trial Delay

Delay granted in trial related to Mother's Day shooting


The trial date in a federal drug trafficking case related to a 2013 Mother's Day parade shooting in New Orleans has been pushed back from November to March.  Read more...
 
Retraction

Tulane think tank withdraws 'vulnerable students' study


An education think tank at Tulane University has retracted a report that indicated New Orleans' public high schools appear to be exceeding expectations at educating students who suffer from various disadvantages.  Read more...
 
Quarter Patrol

Unarmed French Quarter patrols delayed


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to use voluntary hotel taxes to fund an unarmed, civilian patrol in the French Quarter has hit a snag.  Read more...  

 

Student data wasn't wiped from auctioned computers


At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago  contained names, birth dates and social security numbers for 210 students.  Read more...
 
LSU Insurance

LSU flagship campus gets insurance-buying autonomy


Lawmakers have given LSU the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana college.  Read more...
 
West Nile

Two new West Nile cases in Louisiana


Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week. One case was in Caddo Parish; the other, in East Baton Rouge Parish.  Read more...
 
Jobless Claims

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims rise


The state labor department said first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 11 increased to 2,473 from the previous week's total of 2,081.  Read more...
 
Prison Suit

$600,000 settlement in Orleans prison death suit


A federal lawsuit stemming from the 2009 death of a woman who was jailed at the Orleans Parish Prison has been settled for $600,000. Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman agreed to the sum to end the wrongful death lawsuit.  Read more...
 
Jail Sentance

5 years, $475000 for New Orleans nonprofit's ex-director


A federal judge has sentenced a nonprofit agency's former director to five years in prison and nearly $475,000 in restitution and fines for a kickback scheme with house-gutting contractors after Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
 
Sex Charges

Sex allegations involving a handicapped victim


Having sex with someone who is mentally handicapped is a serious crime and in Terrebonne Parish cops have arrested two men in just such a case. Read more...
Threats

Cops: Man charged after threatening DA's son


A Houma man is facing charges after allegedly threatening to kill the district attorney's son. "Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested a Houma man for threats... Read more
Ebola Calls

Louisiana 911 operators to screen callers for Ebola


A new protocol has been implemented to 911 operators in Louisiana which has them screen callers for Ebola symptoms. Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Kevin Davis says the caller will be asked a series of questions... Read more
Hooked?

Survey: we use smartphones 1,500 times a week


How often do you look at your phone?  How about 1,500 times a week? Read more...
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Deke: SEC rankings, week seven


Hail State!  Hotty Toddy!  Man oh man what a weekend it was in North Mississippi.  First the Bulldogs beat the Aggies into submission, and then over in Oxford the Rebels saved their best for last in a huge win over the Tide.  Now two more huge games take place this week for the Rebs and Dogs.  Read More

Kristian: "Continued progress team will be all right"


The Saints couldn’t finish the deal against the Detroit Lions resulting in yet another road loss 24-23 in Ford Field.  Sean Payton expressed frustration: “It was a difficult loss especially the way most of that game was played." Read More

5 things learned from the Saints' loss in Detroit


The Detroit Lions needed a spectacular catch-and-run by Golden Tate and an interception from Glover Quin to overtake the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday. The Lions (5-2) trailed 23-10 before Matthew Stafford threw two scoring passes in the final 3:38... Read more

'College GameDay' coming to LSU


After a two-week absence, The LSU Tigers are back in the Top 25 polls. The Bayou Bengals are ranked 24th in the AP poll, and 23rd in the coaches. LSU won easily on Saturday, 41-to-3 over the Kentucky Lions. Coach Les Miles says his team is getting better.  Read more...

Bobby: I don't know how to sugarcoat this


The Saints snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, losing to the Detroit Lions 24-23 and falling to 2-4 on the season. Up 23-10 late in the 4th quarter, the Black and Gold collapsed and gave up two touchdowns. It is an awful, painful loss for the Who Dat Nation, and Bobby Hebert was bummed just like everybody. Read More

Saints fall to Lions 24-23


Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More

Deke: Saints must balance offense to beat Lions


Simply put the Saints will have to play their best football of the season in order to come home with a win.  If the Saints could come out early in the game and rush the football with success that allows Coach Payton the opportunity to open up his playbook. Read More

Hot Takes with T-Bob: LSU dictates Kentucky game start to finish


The LSU Tigers surprised me once again with a dominating 41-3 win over the Kentucky Wildcats.  I predicted that the game would come down to the last minute and once again I was WAY OFF.  Read More

LSU dominates Kentucky 41-3


Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night. Read More

Kristian: Saints release TE Tom Crabtree


The Saints have termintated their contract with TE Tom Crabtree and signed ILB Todd Davis to the active roster. Read More
 
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