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REAL ID driver's license bill sent to the governor's desk


Louisiana lawmakers have decided the state's drivers should get to choose whether they want a driver's license that complies with the federal REAL ID security law. Read more...
TOPS Cuts

If TOPS takes a cut, lawmakers want it evenly distributed


If cuts fall on the TOPS college tuition program, lawmakers want every student eligible for the award to get some money from the state. Read more...
Blue Lives

Opposition to 'Blue Lives Matters' law


Louisiana is about to become the first state in the nation to approve a new law that makes attacking a first responder a hate crime. Read more...
Violent Weekend

NOPD Chief Michael Harrison addresses the violent weekend


Eight holdups, four carjackings, two stabbings and a gunpoint burglary made for an unusually high-crime night in New Orleans.  NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says his officers are working on every case. Read more...

 
2 Shot Dead

NOPD: Two shot dead on Memorial day


The violent weekend continued on this Memorial Day when 2 men were shot to death in the Broadmoor neighborhood.  The two men were shot several times and killed in the 3300 block of General Taylor shortly after 11 a.m, according to the NOPD.  Read more...

 
Oil Spill Money

Latest Edwards, Landry skirmish: Oil spill recovery money


Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry are clashing over how to handle millions in BP settlement money from the massive Gulf oil spill, the latest skirmish between the statewide elected officials.  Read more...

 
Earmarked

Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill


Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor.  But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep because deep-sea ...Read more
Special Session

Lawmakers to begin 2nd special session next week


On Monday June 6th, the regular legislative session will come to a close at the State Capitol and on that same day, legislators will begin a special session. With the state looking at a 600-million dollar revenue shortfall, ...Read more
LSU Beer

LSU fans can help choose the official LSU beer


LSU fans will help choose the taste of the official beer of LSU. Cofounder of Tin Roof Brewery in Baton Rouge, William McGehee, says people age 21 and over can go to TinRoofBeer.com to register to be part of a tasting panel that will select the new LSU brew ...Read more
Memorial Day

Governor and VA Secretary to speak at Memorial Day events


In honor of Memorial Day, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Joey Strickland encourages families to honor those who have died in war. He says many brave Louisianans have fought for our freedom.  Read more...

 
Summer Tourism

Lt. Governor Nungesser hopes for increased tourism over the summer


Summer is known as a slow season for Louisiana travel, but Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser hopes that's not the case this year.  He says there are hundreds of festivals during the summer months that showcase our food music, culture, and our people.  Read more...

 

Orleans jury convicts gang leader of racketeering, drug plot


A 36-year-old New Orleans man described as the head of a murderous drug gang has been convicted of racketeering and drug conspiracy.  Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras scheduled sentencing June 16 for Kentrell Hickerson.  Read more...

 

NOPD: 8 holdups, 4 carjackings, 2 stabbings in 24 hours


Eight holdups, four carjackings, two stabbings and a gunpoint burglary made for an unusually high-crime night in New Orleans.  New Orleans police say the incidents were reported between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.  Read more...
Jail Release

Ex-St Tammany Parish coroner to be released Monday


Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan is scheduled to be released from prison Monday after serving just over two years on federal and state theft and corruption charges. Galvan is serving his time at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer.  Read more...
City Auction

City of New Orleans to hold online auction for adjucated properties


The City of New Orleans will host its monthly online auction for adjudicated properties on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., subject to a rolling close in case of last-minute competitive bidding.  Read more...
Vet Comes Home

WWII vet whose remains returned to New Orleans laid to rest


A World War II veteran whose remains were returned to New Orleans decades after he died on a Pacific island, has been laid to rest in his hometown. Funeral services were held Saturday for Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating. His remains were driven by the World War II museum.  Read more...
Shrimp Season

Louisiana shrimp season starts well, but prices down


This year's spring shrimp season has begun and fishermen say their first hauls are full of large white shrimp and average brown shrimp. But Louisiana fishermen say the abundance of imported shrimp continues to hurt them.  Read more...
Deadly Crashes

State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend


Louisiana State Police say the Memorial Day weekend got off to a deadly start on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people.  Read more...
Plea Appeal

Mandeville businessman's sentence in scam overturned


A politically connected Mandeville businessman and media consultant's guilty plea in an alleged advertising scheme has been overturned by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th Circuit ruled that Raymond Reggie was not given the opportunity to say he felt coerced into the plea.  Read more... 
Pels Guard Dead

Pelican's Dejean-Jones killed after going to wrong apartment


New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot on his daughter's first birthday after he mistakenly went to the wrong apartment in Dallas. The man in that apartment shot Dejean-Jones when he began kicking at the bedroom door early Saturday.  Read more...
New Sinkhole

Yet another sinkhole opens in Canal St.


Another portion of Canal Street has collapsed in downtown New Orleans. Read more...
Pels Guard Dead

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones dead from gunshot wound


The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday afternoon that.23-year-old Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has died. Dejean-Jones suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and bled to death, according to Yahoo Sports.  Read more...
 
Player Dead

Pelicans release statement on death of guard Bryce DeJean-Jones


Bryce DeJean-Jones, described as a "promising" player for the New Orleans Pelicans, was shot dead in Dallas last night, according to multiple reports. Read more...
Storm Prep

Emergency officials prepare for hurricane season


Emergency managers along the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast say they have their plans in place for the 2016 hurricane season that begins Wednesday. State officials warn it's been several years since Louisiana and Mississippi have been hit by a hurricane.  Read more...
Citizens' Head

Ex-Oklahoma insurance exec to head La. Citizens Insurance


A former Oklahoma insurance executive has been chosen to head the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state's property insurer of last resort. Richard Newberry has been named the new chief executive officer.  Read more...
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Tigers draw Utah Valley Friday in Baton Rouge Regional opener


The road to Omaha will run through Alex Box Stadium — so long as the Tigers keep on winning.  LSU received the No. 8 national seed during the NCAA Tournament selection show Monday morning, meaning, ...Read more

LSU will host baseball regional


The NCAA has awarded LSU and Baton Rouge a baseball Regional host site for the fifth straight year.  The Tigers had a pretty solid run in the regular season and won three games in SEC tournament before getting eliminated on Saturday by Florida 1-0.   Read More

Pelican's Dejean-Jones killed after going to wrong apartment


New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot on his daughter's first birthday after he mistakenly went to the wrong apartment in Dallas. The man in that apartment shot Dejean-Jones when he began kicking at the bedroom door early Saturday.  Read more...

Tigers lose SEC Tournament to Florida


The rally possum must have taken the Memorial Day weekend off. He was no where to be found on Saturday in Hoover, Alabama, as four Florida pitchers struck out 11 LSU hitters in a 1-0 blanking of the Tigers. Read more...

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones dead from gunshot wound


The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday afternoon that.23-year-old Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has died. Dejean-Jones suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and bled to death, according to Yahoo Sports.  Read more...
 

Pelicans release statement on death of guard Bryce DeJean-Jones


Bryce DeJean-Jones, described as a "promising" player for the New Orleans Pelicans, was shot dead in Dallas last night, according to multiple reports. Read more...

Oklahoma defeats Louisiana-Lafayette in NCAA Super Regional


No. 3 seeded Oklahoma held off a late rally by No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette to defeat the Ragin' Cajuns 7-6 in the NCAA softball Norman Super Regional. OU wins the best-of-three regional two-games-to-none and advances to the Women's College World Series.  Read more...

LSU to retire Todd Walker's jersey


The LSU Hall of Fame committee has unanimously approved retiring all-America second baseman Todd Walker's jersey. The university said Friday that Walker's jersey will be retired in a ceremony prior to a Tigers' game during the 2017 baseball season.  Read more...

LSU to face Florida for a trip to the SEC title game


LSU will face Florida in the SEC Baseball Tournament semifinals Saturday for a trip the championship.  The Gators advanced Friday night after beating Mississippi State 12 to 2.
The winner of the LSU - Florida game will face the winner of... Read more

Steve: Rob Ryan not to blame for poor Saints defense?


It’s no surprise that Rob Ryan has opened his mouth, the only real shocker is that it took this long. He told the MMQB that the last two years in New Orleans, those weren’t his defenses. Read More
 
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