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Mayor Landrieu chimes in on the DNC


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu isn't mincing about the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. Read more...
Man Drowns

Man drowns in Denham Springs


The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is investigation an apparent drowning this morning in the Denham Springs area.  Initial reports indicate an adult male & a juvenile were in a boat, fishing when the boat capsized during the fishing trip.  Read more...
Traced

Mandeville PD traces found handgun to owner


Mandeville Police have solved the mystery of a .45-caliber handgun left on the lakefront last month. Read more...
Uncontested

Retired UNO professor wins uncontested legislative seat


Retired University of New Orleans Professor Polly Thomas has secured a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives after signing up as the lone candidate to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Joe Lopinto.  Read more...

 
Doctor Arrested

Doctor arrested for illegally dispensing controlled substances & threats


U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the unsealing of a criminal complaint against 43 year-old Shannon Christopher Ceasar, a physician who practices in Metairie and resides in New Orleans.  Read more...

 
$86M Lawsuit

$86 million drainage lawsuit heads to mediation


A federal judge has assigned a mediator to help resolve the estimated $86 million dispute between property owners and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board over ground-shaking drainage work on four Uptown thoroughfares.  Read more...

 
Gas Tax

Gas tax increase likely to at least be on the table


It's looking more likely that Louisiana gasoline taxes will be discussed, and possibly raised, when lawmakers meet again next year.  There's a backlog of unfunded projects worth $12 billion, and Louisiana House Transportation chairman Kenny Havard ...Read more
Higher Scores

More students than ever earned ACT scores


More students than ever have achieved ACT scores that allow them to go to college, according to State Superintendent John White, who says the state’s composite ACT score has increased nearly a half a point since 2013.  Read more...
Medicaid

Wrongful termination lawsuit over Louisiana Medicaid contract settled


A company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has reached a settlement with Jindal's successor and ended its wrongful termination lawsuit against the state. Read more...
Shooting

NOPD investigating shooting on Pontchartrain Expressway


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting on a busy stretch of highway in the heart of New Orleans. Read more...
LSU Kicker

LSU kicker survives fatal car crash


LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye returns to New Iberia today after surviving a fatal wreck in Wisconsin. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in the one-vehicle crash, when the driver apparently lost control on wet pavement  ...Read more
Job Fair

Women, men apply for empty deputy sheriff positions in jail


At least 20 men and women have applied for positions that the Orleans Parish jail.  It's reported that  Saturday's job fair was one of several Sheriff Marlin Gusman plans to hold over the summer.  Read more...

 
Final Funeral

DONATE: Baton Rouge Police Corporal Montrell Jackson laid to rest


Today came the last of three funerals for the officers killed in last weeks Baton Rouge ambush attack.  Thirty-two-year-old Corporal Montrell Jackson was laid to rest with thousands in attendance.  Read more...

 
59 La Delegates

59 Louisiana delegates at DNC in Philadelphia


The Democratic National Convention begins today in Philadelphia with 59 Louisiana delegates in attendance. Michael McHale is one of the delegates says and the Lake Charles resident expects this convention to be much different ...Read more
LHSAA

LHSAA to discuss executive director Eddie Bonine's negative comments


The LHSAA Executive Committee has a special meeting this afternoon where the only item on the agenda is to discuss the comments made by executive director Eddie Bonine that referred to the LHSAA as a “proverbial dumpster fire.”  Read more...
Gas Prices

AAA: Gas prices at a 12-year low


According to AAA, gasoline production in the United States is at an all-time high, pushing retail prices to their lowest point in more than a decade.  "The current monthly average for July...from the beginning of July until today  ...Read more
Final Goodbyes

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday


The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in an ambush near a busy highway in Baton Rouge is being buried Monday.  Funeral services are planned for city police officer Montrell Jackson, ...Read more
Record Number

Record 24 candidates on US Senate ballot


A record 24 candidates will appear on the November ballot for the US Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says State Treasurer John Kennedy is leading in the early polls. Read more...
Deadly Crash

LSU kicker injured in deadly crash, 2 others killed


LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was hospitalized in a car crash that killed 2 others in the vehicle Saturday night.  According to reports, the accident happened in Wisconsin and the others killed were 22 year-old Nebraska punter Sam Foltz ...Read more
Drug Arrests

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests


Authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.  Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says the wallet was found at a hotel and turned in to the sheriff's office. It held a driver's license — and crystal meth.  Read more...

 
Party Shooting

Three shot at LaPlace graduation party


The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office reports that three people were shot at a LaPlace graduation party Saturday night. According to the Sheriff's Office, someone opened fire at a private graduation party just after 11:30 p.m., at the LaPlace VFW Hall.  Read more...
Monday Meeting

LHSAA President: Bonine has executive committee support


Rumors are swirling the LHSAA executive committee is seeking to buyout or terminate the contract of executive director Eddie Bonine. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee says Bonine received a positive evaluation a couple of months ago from the executive committee.  Read more...
Gulf Rescue

Coast Guard rescues Louisiana men from sinking boat in Gulf


The Coast Guard has rescued two Louisiana men from a 42-foot boat sinking in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. Officials say one man was treated for dehydration after the Quality Time was located Saturday night about 60 miles southeast of the Sabine Pass jetties.  Read more...
Police Funerals

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush


The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

One killed, two hurt in Gentilly Woods shooting


New Orleans Police say one man was killed and two others hurt in a shooting near Ponchartrain Park Saturday night. The NOPD says it happened in the Gentilly Woods neighborhood, near the intersection of Stephen Girard Avenue and Desire Drive.  Read more...
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Deke: The NFC South is one of the best divisions in the NFL


Carolina, Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay are the four teams that make up the NFC South,  when it comes to which NFL division is the best, it’s hard to go against those four, and there is proof to back up that statement. Read More

Mark: Four Saints will start camp on the PUP list


Four members of the Saints will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Peform (PUP) list – offensive tackle Terron Armstead, cornerback Keenan Lewis, linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha, and receiver Vincent Brown – according to the NFL transaction wire. Read More

NFL clears Peyton Manning of doping allegations


The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall. Read more...

LHSAA President: Bonine has executive committee support


Rumors are swirling the LHSAA executive committee is seeking to buyout or terminate the contract of executive director Eddie Bonine. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee says Bonine received a positive evaluation a couple of months ago from the executive committee.  Read more...

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio


Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.  Read more...

Deke: Steve Korte and Scott Shanle break down Saints needs before camp


As the sands through the hour glass continue to dwindle down, training camp is getting closer and closer. I was able to talk to several analysts and former Saints players the last couple of weeks and ask them what they feel like are key issues facing the Black and Gold. Read More

With Charlotte out, New Orleans favored for NBA All-Star Game


As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.  Read more...

Deke: Six NFL teams that could surprise us in 2016


I’ve given you all my Top 10 pre-season poll of what I think are the top teams in the NFL entering training camp, now it’s time to take a peek at a handful of teams that I think are prime to become surprises that could make a run this season. Read More

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law


New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...

Reports say New Orleans could get 2017 NBA All-Star Game


New Orleans appears in line to host next year's NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read more...
 
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