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Man sentenced on child porn convictions

A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man who had faced 251 counts of child pornography possession has been given a five-year prison sentence after a recent guilty plea.  It's reported that Phillip Rome pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography possession ...Read more
Lots of Votes

Early voting proving more and more popular

More and more people are not waiting for election day to vote in Louisiana. Early voting is increasingly popular.  Some ten thousand voters have already cast ballots in the New Orleans metro area. An average of close to 700 voters per hour cast ballots on the... Read more
Too Much Info?

Social media posting: How much is too much?

More and more people are posting on social media sites, party photos or videos where someone is inebriated, violent fights, and many times revealing photos.  But is there a limit? When is it enough, already?  Read more...

$1 Billion

$1 billion paid to flood insurance policyholders

Louisiana flood victims have received over one billion dollars in flood insurance payments in less than three months after the historic flooding. Wayne Berggren with the National Flood Insurance Program says they’ve seen over 29,000 claims submitted for review and... Read more
Set on Fire

Police: Man sprayed wife with hairspray, lit her on fire

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he lit his wife on fire during an argument. Police arrested 28-year-old John Emmett Harleaux on Tuesday on a felony count of domestic abuse battery by burning.  Read more...
Bouncer Guilty

Bourbon bouncer guilty; broke tourist's jaw over $6 tab

Prosecutors in New Orleans say they won a conviction against a Bourbon Street bouncer who broke a tourist's jaw in a dispute over a $6 bar tab. In a news release Tuesday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said 35-year-old Clarence Lacombe pleaded guilty as... Read more

Jail Trouble

New report, same story: Slow reform at jail

A New Orleans City Council hearing on the suicide of a 15-year-old jail inmate raised questions about why he wasn't under closer surveillance and why he spent nearly a month in jail before he had a bond hearing. Read more...
New Interstate

Could we see an east-west interstate through Central La?

There is serious conversation about an east-west interstate that would cross central Louisiana through Alexandria, connecting western Texas to Georgia. Malcom Morris of Leesville, who is with the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition, ...Read more

Couple wanted in flood contractor fraud scheme

Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies say a man and a woman with numerous aliases are wanted in a flood contractor scheme that has taken more than $35,000 from two victims already in the Ponchatoula and Robert areas.  Read more...

2 Arrested

Traffic stop leads to disturbing discovery

A traffic stop last week led deputies to a disturbing discovery that alarmed law enforcement authorities.  A narcotics investigation led members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle ...Read more
Voting Problems

Early voting problems in Kenner

Kenner residents hoping to get an early start and avoiding long lines by voting early have been waiting up to an hour because of internet issues.  Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters Dennis Dimarco said the staff was testing the systems to make sure they worked.   Read more...  

Same Struggles

Party leaders on both sides facing struggles as election approaches

We’re two weeks away from Election Day, and party leaders on both sides are facing similar struggles. Candidates for US Senate have been going at it with opponents from their own party. Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party Stephen Handwerk ...Read more
Vote Early

Early voting in Louisiana election opens, runs until Nov. 1

Louisiana's voters can start casting their ballots for the upcoming election to choose the nation's next president, to fill congressional seats and to select local elected officials around the state. Read more...
Louisiana Vote?

Democratic leader believes Clinton has a chance in Louisiana

Recent polls show Republican Donald Trump will defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Louisiana on November 8th. But Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, says they are not throwing in the towel yet. Read more...
White Men

Study: Not many women, minorites are judges

A study by Tulane University finds that women and racial minorities are not widely present in Louisiana’s judicial system. The report shows that while women make up 51% of Louisiana’s population, only 30% of state judgeships are held by women. Read more...
Jail Death

City panel to weigh in on latest New Orleans jail suicide

New Orleans City Council members are set to discuss the latest inmate death at the city's jail — a teenage murder suspect's suicide. Council member Susan Guidry scheduled a meeting of the council's Criminal Justice Committee for Tuesday afternoon. Read more...
Early Vote

Early voting begins today

If you just can't wait until November 8, early voting starts today in Louisiana. Read more...
Phony Polls

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.With just 14 days until the election... Read more
Shot Student

Man pleads guilty to shooting student who stopped kidnapping

A 22-year-old man who shot a Tulane University medical student who intervened during an attempted kidnapping has pleaded guilty in an agreement that will see him serve 50 years in prison.  Read more...

Corrections officer out, again, at troubled New Orleans jail

A key official at New Orleans' troubled city jail is leaving the job for the second time in a year. Read more...

Louisiana official defends fish testing after oil spill

A former Louisiana Cabinet official is fending off criticism about the way he managed a program to ensure seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat after a massive oil spill in 2010. Read more...
7 p.m. Kickoff

Nighttime kickoff for LSU and Alabama

It'll be a primetime kickoff for LSU and Alabama when the two team meet on November 5.  
Kickoff for the game at Tiger Stadium is set for 7 p.m. CT as part of CBS's day-night doubleheader.  Read more...

Cancer Sticks

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.  Read more...

Metairie Murder

Man wanted in Metairie murder

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office announce an arrest warrant has been issued for the early morning shooting of 31-year-old Irvin Lavour Robinson  of 2600 Houma Blvd., in Metairie.
Sheriff Newell Normand said 29-year-old Glen "Pluck" Rogers of Houston TX., ...Read more
Plea Deal

Report: Tulane med student shooting suspect takes plea deal

Euric Cain, the man suspected of shooting a Tulane medical student in a crime caught in shocking detail  on security video, has agreed to plea guilty, according to WWL-TV. Read more...
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Coach Speaks

Payton: Saints are excited to compete against challenging Seahawks

Sean Payton and the Saints are back on the practice field today. The team is 2-4 after a 27-21 loss in Kansas City and get to come home for week 8 to host the 4-1-1 Seahawks. Read More

Fan dies after falling while leaving Broncos football game

Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos' stadium after a game on Monday night.  Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan fell over a railing.  Read more...

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week eight

Tom B is so pretty even in the Steel City, young Dak P and Zeke E are straight ballin in big D!  The City of Brotherly Love is in love with their Eagles, or at least this week they are.  The White Horses bounced back, the AFC West is as tough as any division in football. Read More

Saints' close calls produce mix of frustration, optimism

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro takes little consolation from how close three of New Orleans' four losses have been. He's not ready to throw in the towel on the season. But he wants teammates to demand better of themselves and not get...  Read more

Payton: No problem with Vaccaro's comments about Saints teammates

“Every guy here knows Kenny well. I think the way he approached it was on point.  He’s passionate. He includes himself in that. We have the team that understands that. Our job is make those corrections, and give that effort,” Payton explained. Read More

Nighttime kickoff for LSU and Alabama

It'll be a primetime kickoff for LSU and Alabama when the two team meet on November 5.  
Kickoff for the game at Tiger Stadium is set for 7 p.m. CT as part of CBS's day-night doubleheader.  Read more...


Steve: Vaccaro fears some Saints OK with being average

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro’s passion for the game is pretty evident by his play on the field, but he’s not seeing that same effort from his teammates. Read More

Kristian: This is the game that will haunt the Saints the rest of the season

If the Saints finish the season 7-9 or 8-8 this season, there will be plenty of the "what if" scenario.  What if the team had made one or two more plays in just two games?  Heck, you won’t even need that - it’s not the Raiders game, or the Giants game that will come back to haunt the Saints this season. Read More

Deke: Saints' hot start fizzles in Kansas City

The Chiefs handled the Saints 27-21 - they have at least another two weeks in which they can possibly - and I say possibly - have another shot to get to five hundred. Read More

Bobby: Saints keep shooting themselves in the foot

New Orleans got off to the start they wanted, but couldn't seal the deal in frenetic Arrowhead Stadium. Bobby Hebert said on the Point After that the way the Chiefs are structured, there was no way the Saints could play the way they did and win the game. Read More
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