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Poll: Support for common standards, but not 'Common Core'

An LSU poll says Louisiana residents like the idea of multistate education standards, but have a negative view when they're called Common Core. Read more...
Gay Rights?

Gay rights activists could target Louisiana next

Could Louisiana be the next state targeted because of it's laws dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals? "That leaves a wind open door for the activists to start pushing organizations not to bring their conventions here, not to bring their sporting events... Read more
Oil Impact

Gulf oil spill impact 5 years later

A report from the National Wildlife Federation provides evidence that sea turtles, dolphins, fish and birds are still suffering from the BP oill spill that occurred nearly five years ago. Lead author of the report, Ryan Fikes, says the number of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests have declined... Read more
Spring Break

College kids on spring break: crack down or let them have fun?

It's that time of the year when the spring breakers are hitting cities from Louisiana to the Florida Beaches. And police departments are cracking down. Read more...

Legislator wants naturalization test in schools

A Lafayette legislator proposes a bill that would require state high school students to pass a test equal to the civics portion of the U.S. Naturalization Test. Read more...

Suspect escapes en route to New Orleans

Authorities says a suspect escaped from a state transport van bringing the prisoner to New Orleans this morning.  Police from multiple agencies have been searching for the escapee in the area near the jail. The van has a broken rear window.   Read more...
New Owners

Shipyard founder, bank exec buy stake in Galatoire's

The founder of a Lockport shipyard and an Alexandria bank executive have bought a bit of one of New Orleans' most famous restaurants. A news release says Galatoire's majority owner John Georges sold 10 percent of his stake to Bollinger Shipyards founder Donald "Boysie" Bollinger... Read more
Child Porn

Northshore cops arrest child porn suspect

Hours after calling on the public to help, police on the Northshore announced an arrest in a child pornography case. "The Covington Police Department, in cooperation with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, would like to thank the public... Read more
Recording Kids

Cops: Man recorded video of neighborhood children

A Louisiana man's bond is set at three-million dollars, and he faces up to 120 years in prison if convicted on child pornography charges. State Police trooper Matt Harris says during a search of 60-year-old Robert Childs' Bossier Parish home they found cameras that were... Read more
Grading Method

Study criticizes Louisiana's preschool grading method

Louisiana's planned method for grading its preschool programs has "serious flaws," two education groups said Monday.  It's reported a study by the groups says the proposed grading plan fails to detail how programs can be improved, ...Read more
Suit Dismissed

La. judge dismisses anti-Common Core lawsuit

A lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools was dismissed Monday by a state district judge who said the legal challenge was filed too late.  Read more...

Chinese Drywall

Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28

A lawyer says last week's $3.2 million payment for Chinese drywall damage to seven houses is a good sign for thousands of others in at least six states.  Plaintiffs' attorney Russ Herman says it now seems a matter of proving damages for up to 4,000 other people ...Read more
Landrieu Out?

Louisiana Democrats endorse John Bel Edwards

Representative John Bel Edwards as its candidate in Louisiana's governor's race.  It is believed that this move will deter other major Democratic candidates from jumping into the race. Read more...
Porn Charges

Metairie man accused of distributing child porn

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Metairie resident on charges of distributing child pornography. Deputies say Christopher C. Hurson was caught in an undercover operation with the help of Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators. Read more...
Common Core

La. education chief says anti-Common Core lawsuit dismissed

State Education Superintendent John White says a Baton Rouge judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to end Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. Read more...
Beheaded Goat

Nothing yet in goat beheading probe

Despite a $13,000 reward being offered in an effort to catch the people responsible for beheading a goat and putting up a video of the gruesome act, there's no break in the case just yet. Read more...
Nagin Appeal

Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefs

Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Read more...
Roads & Bridges

Louisiana transportation network faces array of woes

Louisiana's roads and bridges are beset by dwindling dollars, pressing needs and the lack of any sweeping solutions on the horizon.  It's reported even amid a $12.3 billion backlog of transportation infrastructure projects, nearly $91 million is set to be diverted ...Read more
Too Much?

Immigration problems impact Louisiana's crawfish season

Going into what is supposed to be the biggest sales week of the crawfish season, processor Dexter Guillory says he is nothing but worried. One month into the peak season, during which the crawfish industry makes most of its money, an immigration kerfuffle... Read more
Moving On

Humans hardwired to handle a breakup and move on

We appear to have a mechanism in our brains designed to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives.  St. Louis University researchers suggests people will recover after a breakup. 
Woman Killed

Cops looking for driver after hit and run left 71-year-old dead

Investigators hope tips can lead them to the driver of a sports car that hit and killed an elderly woman. Police say a 71-year-old woman was killed when a motorist hit her while she was crossing a street with her walker early Sunday morning.  Read more...
2 Shot, 1 Dead

1 dead, 1 wounded in New Orleans shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. Police found a 19-year-old man shot in the back and a 22-year-old man shot in the leg Sunday night at the intersection of Paris Avenue and Lafreniere Street.  Read more...
Million $ Homes

Metro area million-dollar mansions are a hot commodity

Homes valued at a million dollars or more are moving at a rapid pace in the New Orleans metro area. Eleanor Farnsworth, with Gardner Realtors, specializes in high-end real estate, and says it's wonderful.  Read more...
Missing Woman

Man dies, mother missing after boat capsizes in St. Tammany

A boating accident has left one man dead and a Folsom mother missing after her three children were rescued from the Pearl River Canal in St. Tammany Parish, authorities said. Read more..

Mistrial in case of man who says he mistook man for a gator

A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Read more...
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LSU to battle ULL at Zephyr Field

An injured hamstring will force outfielder Jake Fraley to sit out of Tuesday night’s Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic against Louisiana-Lafayette, but LSU coach Paul Mainieri said the injury "isn’t as bad as” it first appeared... Read more

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. Read more...

Miles says Anthony Jennings has 'been better on more days' at qb

Another spring weekend, another LSU football scrimmage in the books, and the advantage in the Tigers' third outing of the month went to Anthony Jennings and the LSU offense. Jennings completed 9 of 14 passes, according to Les Miles... Read more

Deke: Final Four set with traditional men's hoops powers

Whoever first said "March Madness" sure nailed it.  The 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been shear madness, and this past weekend's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games had a little bit of everything in them. Now the Final Four teams are set to make one final weekend push to see who will be crowned champion of college hoops. Read More

Davis leads Pelicans past sinking Timberwolves 110-88

Anthony Davis sat on the bench wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt over his Pelicans jersey and a satisfied smile on his face. It was the fourth quarter, and Davis was getting the type of rest he needed - and earned.  Read more...

NCAA Men's Final Four is set

The Final Four teams are set. Kentucky will take on Wisconsin and Michigan State will battle Duke in the semif-final round. Read more...

LSU loses final game, series to Kentucky

Think LSU’s weekend series with Kentucky couldn’t get any weirder after a 12-inning yuckfest and a game-winning inside-the-park home run? Think again. Read more...

International Star adds Louisiana Derby to Fair Grounds wins

Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the $750,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds Race course.  Read more...

Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies

Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.  Read more...

Bad luck and mental mistakes come back to bite LSU

Baseball can be a weird game decided by tough luck and what-ifs. Jake Fraley’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning could have been a walk-off three-run homer if the wind wasn’t blowing in. Read more...
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