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Will Smith's widow accepts his posthumous degree in Miami

The widow of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith has accepted his degree from the University of Miami nearly a month after he was shot and killed. Racquel Smith accepted the degree Thursday during a graduation ceremony in Miami.  Read more...
Defense Lack

Lawsuits: Release defendants jailed months without lawyers

Civil rights attorneys Thursday said nine people held in jails across Louisiana should be released because they have been held for months without a lawyer because of the state's public defender budget crisis.  Read more...
School Reform

Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools

More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to the local school board. Read more...

'Sanctuary city' bill heads to the Senate

A measure is making its way through the legislature that would prohibit Louisiana cities from receiving state dollars for construction projects if they don’t enforce federal immigration law. Read more...
Special Session

Edwards rejects calls to revise special session timeline

Gov. John Bel Edwards says calls to delay a special session on taxes would be irresponsible, allowing damaging cuts to take hold across state services. Read more...
Flood Suit

Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case

A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action status in the case.  The order means numerous property owners could be in line for compensation.  Read more...

Store owner, shoplifting suspect exchange gunfire in Mid-City, no one hurt

New Orleans Police say they are investigating a gunfight between a store owner and an accused thief. It happened this afternoon at the Broad Avenue Supermarket in the 1900-block of North Broad. Read more...
Milk Bill Dies

'Raw milk' bill killed in House agriculture committee

Louisiana lawmakers have killed an attempt to lift the state's ban on sales of unpasteurized, or "raw'', milk for the third year in a row. The House agriculture committee narrowly voted to halt a proposal to allow limited sales of raw milk from farmers to the public.  Read more...

Body found in spillway believed to be a homicide

Authorities in St. Charles Parish say the body of the woman found in the area of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway is believed to be a homicide.  Following a forensic autopsy it was determined that the body is an African American female 45-60 years old, ...Read more
Shots Fired

Gretna cop fatally shoots drug suspect after chase

Gretna police say an officer shot a suspect who fled during a drug investigation. It happened between early this afternoon near Lebeouf Street and the Westbank Expressway. Read more...
Sex Trafficking

24-year sentence in human trafficking case

The U.S. Justice Department says a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty in a human trafficking case has been sentenced to 241/2 years in prison by a federal judge in New Orleans. The case involved a sex trafficking scheme at a New Orleans motel.  Read more...
La. Delegates

Louisiana uncommitted Rubio delegates back presumptive nominee

Louisiana’s five uncommitted Marco Rubio delegates have announced that they will back the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Kirk Williamson, a Louisiana delegate, says the delegates are following the voters’ lead.  Read more...

Fire Warnings

Exploding batteries prompts E-Cig warnings

Electronic cigarettes and vapor devices continue to grow in popularity. Unfortunately, so do the number of battery explosions that cause injuries and burns. Read more...

Cabbies: Uber drivers illegally let riders hail on street

New Orleans taxi drivers say competitors with ride-hailing service Uber illegally let passengers hail them on the street.  In papers filed Monday in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, it's reported that 26 taxi drivers allege illegal acts by UberX drivers. Read more...
Fatal Crash

NOPD investigating a traffic fatality involving Lamborghini

The NOPD is investigating a single car accident that left one person dead and another person injured.  On May 4, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a traffic accident in the 1800 block of Tchoupitoulas.  Read more...

Gov. Edwards says he has priorities other than the budget

During the governor’s short time in office, his main priority has been the state’s massive budget deficit. But John Bel Edwards wants to address tackle other issues during his term. Edwards told the Baton Rouge Rotary Club ...Read more
Cinco de Mayo

New Orleans celebrates like it's south of the border

For Americans, today is THE day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, and traditions. Of course, it's also a great excuse to enjoy some Mexican drinks. "In the United States it has been adopted as a date for the restaurant business to celebrate and encourage... Read more
Pregnant Teens

Louisiana teen births decrease

Louisiana’s teen pregnancy rate has dropped over the past decade, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control. Historically, Louisiana has ranked somewhere in the top five for the rate of teens having babies. Now it's... Read more
No Jail?

House backs striking jail time from underage drinking law

Underage Louisianans caught with alcohol can face up to six months in jail under current state law, but that will soon change if lawmakers in the state House have their way. A bill from Rep. Franklin Foil, a Baton Rouge Republican, would remove that possibility for jail time if... Read more
Student Killed

Destrehan High helping students cop with teen's murder

Officials say extra counselors are helping at Destrehan High School today after the murder of a student last night. Principal Stephen Weber says they want to help students cope with the tragedy. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office confirms... Read more
Teen Killed

Teen killed, brother escapes gunfire in Marrero

Cops found the body of a teenager dead on a canal levee in Marrero early this morning.  Just before three a.m. the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a 9-1-1 call that the 17-year-old had been shot. Read more...

House backs bill to punish Louisiana 'sanctuary cities'

A Denham Springs lawmaker's proposal to penalize jurisdictions that don't align with federal immigration law has passed the Louisiana House.  The House voted 67-27 Wednesday in support of the proposal that targets so-called sanctuary cities ...Read more
Body Cameras

Senate backs bill governing access to body camera footage

A proposal to align the release of police body camera footage with Louisiana's public records law has won approval from the Senate in a 29-4 vote. Read more...

Another Blue Bell recall

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling select lots of Rocky Road pint packages mistakenly filled with Cookies n' Cream ice cream at its flagship Brenham plant. Read more...

Termites are swarming!

Termites are back! We already had some big swarms reported this past weekend. Read more...
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Saints sign LT Armstead to five-year extension

The Saints are signing LT Terron Armstead to a five year extension, a league source confirms.  Armstead joined the Saints in the third round of the NFL Draft back in 2013.  Read More

Manziel ordered to stay away from accuser in violence case

A Dallas judge has ordered former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case.  Manziel was in court less than 15 minutes Thursday ...Read more

Deke: After the draft - a look at the past, present and future of the Saints

I’m a believer!  I have faith and I’m upbeat but I’m also a realist of sorts.  The Saints need a lot of things to come together and a lot of players to play their best yet for the defense to get to the middle of the pack. Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision

The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...

Stuard takes Zurich Classic in playoff for 1st PGA win

Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff Monday to capture his first PGA Tour win at the waterlogged Zurich Classic. Read more...

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic

Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard. Read more...

5 LSU Tigers join the ranks of the NFL

This weekend’s NFL Draft saw five more Tigers join the ranks of the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Three things I liked about 2016 Saints draft - three I didn't

Here are three things I like and three things I disliked about the 2016 Saints draft.  What I liked: 1.  The Saints were aggressive with trades, they had a vision and target for players.  That's just the way this team operates, like i

Bobby, Mike, Deke and Deuce recap Saints 2016 draft

The 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. What does the Saints Radio Network team of ace broadcasters think about the Saints' new loot? Read More

Saints loading up on undrafted offensive linemen

The Saints might be finished with the draft class for 2016, but now the recruiting begins. Read More
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