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Tropical depression or storm could form Saturday

Invest 96-L is getting a little better organized. It could become a tropical depression or tropical storm sometime Saturday or Sunday.  Read more...

State Police to remain in New Orleans past Labor Day

Governor Bobby Jindal this summer approved 50 extra Louisiana State Troopers to help patrol the streets of New Orleans through Labor Day weekend. Now, state and city officials say the troopers stay in town well past September 1.  Read more...

Two women fatally shot in New Orleans East

New Orleans police were investigating a double homicide early Saturday morning in eastern New Orleans.  Read more...

Essence, New Orleans OK 5-year contract extension

Essence Festival organizers say the event will remain in New Orleans, at least for the next five years.  Read more...

Plea deal linked to 2013 Mother's Day parade violence

Court papers show that a man charged as a member of the street gang authorities have linked to a shooting spree at a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans has made a deal with prosecutors.  Read more...

State confirms 10 new West Nile virus cases

Louisiana has confirmed 10 new cases of West Nile virus. Seven of the new cases were neuroinvasive disease infections, the most serious type of the virus, infecting the brain and spinal cord. Read more...

Critical St. Tammany habitat for endangered frog upheld

A federal judge says U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials' were within the law when they declared thousands of acres in Louisiana and Mississippi as `critical habitat' for an endangered frog species.  Read more...

Terrebonne schools hire more uncertified teachers

Superintendent Philip Martin says low teacher pay has forced the Terrebonne Parish school system to hire 80 non-certified teachers, which is more than last school year.  Read more...

Ascension council agrees to new tax plan

The Ascension council has agreed to amend the way it collects sales tax revenues in portions of taxing districts annexed by municipalities.  Read more...

Initial unemployment claims fall

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 16 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...

Small plane crashes into Lake Pontchartrain

A small passenger plane crash-landed in Lake Pontchartrain near the Lakefront Airport Friday afternoon.  Read more...

Slidell mother arrested in drive-thru DUI with triplets

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a 41-year-old Slidell mother was arrested Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated after she was pulled over for driving erratically with her three young children in the vehicle.  Read more...

Federal lawsuit filed against new Louisiana abortion law

An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.  Read more...

Jimmy Graham slammed for goalpost dunks

The NFL has fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30,000 for his two celebratory goalpost dunks during last Friday's game against the Tennessee Titans.  Read more...


New NOPD chief makes changes at top

New NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison today installed new district commanders and other top leaders, just days after taking over for Ronal Serpas. Read more...
McAllister Iced

McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as any other candidate, filling out paperwork and handing over cash to pay his qualifying fee. But he finished it quite differently, doused with ice. Read more...
Bean Bag Recall

2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. Read more...
Beer Here!

More college stadiums offering beer for sale

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. Read more...
Common Core

Louisiana lawmakers travel to learn about Common Core opposition

 A Delegation of anti-Common Core state lawmakers are headed to Oklahoma today to hear how leaders there were able to successfully repeal the education standards. Read more...

Hottest conditons this year for the weekend

The highest heat since last summer in moving into Southeast Louisiana. "Getting hot... all the way through he weekend, we are looking at middle 90's," WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said.  "Just a few isolated thunderstorms."  Read more...
Cop's Sentence

Officer to appeal sentence in burned body case

A former New Orleans police officer has given formal notice that he will appeal his 17-year prison sentence for burning the body of a man who was shot by another officer after Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
Costly Campaign

Costly campaigns cut back on curveball candidates

By 4:30 this afternoon, all candidates for the November election will be signed up. It will be followed by some heated and costly campaigning. Read more...
Gretna Hotel?

Does high-dollar hotel on the Westbank make sense?

Ground was broken just this week for construction of a new Marriott Courtyard hotel in Gretna. The $50 million, four-story, 123-room hotel is the first of an expected three hotels to be built on a recently annexed parcel of Gretna north of the West Bank Expressway.  Read more...

Men more satisfied in bed than women

Research from the Kinsey Institute suggests men seem to be the most satisfied in the bedroom.  The study finds that about 85 percent of the time all men achieve sexual satisfaction.  Researchers found that gay women are satisfied 75 percent of the time. Straight women were... Read more

Better chance of development in the Atlantic, models keep system away from the G

The National Hurricane Center says the area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean is finding more favorable conditions to develop.  Read more...
What are you most looking forward to in the Saints @ Colts game?
  Debut of Drew Brees
  Byrd, Bailey and Robinson joining the secondary
  It's one game closer to the regular season
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Steve: NFL wants Super Bowl halftime acts to pay to play

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has asked some of the musical acts under consideration to play at this coming Super Bowl to pay them to take the stage. Read More

Steve: Payton will be smart with Jairus Byrd at Colts

Yes, Who Dat Nation, ballhawking safety Jarius Byrd is a full go for the Black & Gold after missing all of organized team activities, all of mini-camp and all of training camp in West Virginia. Read More

Steve: Three exciting Saints players to watch tonight

There are quite a few reasons that Saturday night’s preseason tilt in Indianapolis is going to be exciting for Saints fans. Read More

Deke: What to watch - Saints at Colts

The Saints and Colts have met a total of 12 times and the Saints lead the series 7-5.  The last two wins by the Saints in this series included the Saints 31-17 win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Read More

Steve: Who Dat say they got the best fans in the NFL?

We hear from Saints players and coaches all the time the Who Dat Nation is the best fan base in the NFL.  But do those outside Louisiana agree? Read More

More college stadiums offering beer for sale

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. Read more...

Saints looking for more production from Toon

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Nick Toon are not on the same page yet, and time is running short for Toon to get it right. "Obviously, I'm still learning," Toon said after Thursday's practice. "The learning process never stops... Read more

Deke: Saints are ready for the Colts

The New Orleans Saints worked on offensive and defensive sets today as if they were facing the Colts. “Anytime you see coaches holding up the cards, that means they are game planning for the other team,” said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Read More

Steve: Big-name Saints will make preseason debut Saturday

Champ Bailey and Patrick Robinson participated in team drills for the second straight day, which is a great sign both are feeling better from undisclosed injuries that has kept them out for a significant amount of time. Will they be a go for Saturday? Read More

PHOTOS: Saints practice Thursday

The Saints practiced indoors at their facility on Airline in Metairie - it's their last practice before traveling to Indianapolis to face the Colts in the penultimate preseason game. Photos via Chris Bennett. Click here to see the photos
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