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JPSO Deputy shot in Metairie, SWAT deployed


​A JPSO deputy has been shot in the leg in Metairie. According to sources on the scene, a Sheriff's Deputy was wounded and a Jefferson Parish SWAT unit has been deployed to search for the shooter. Sseveral roads are blocked near the area of Severn and W. Metairie Road.  Read more...
 
Senate Seat

Final Senate seat to be settled in Louisiana Dec. 10 runoff


One U.S. Senate seat remains undecided from the fall elections, in Louisiana. Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy is the front-runner in the Dec. 10 runoff against Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator.  Read more...
Last Day

Early voting for Louisiana runoff election ends Saturday


The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end. Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal jobs.  Read more...
LGBT Rights

Closing arguments filed in dispute over LGBT-rights order


Lawyers for Louisiana's governor and attorney general have made their closing written arguments to a judge trying to decide whether Gov. John Bel Edwards' LGBT-rights protection order is unconstitutional.  Read more...
Gulf Project

BP to push ahead with big oil project in the Gulf of Mexico


BP PLC is moving ahead with a $9 billion oil project in the Gulf of Mexico after a cost-cutting redesign, a sign of confidence about future prices for crude. The UK-based oil giant announced it would continue with the second phase of its Mad Dog project off the Louisiana coast.  Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

Flood aid for renters, small businesses backed by task force


Louisiana's flood recovery task force is recommending a small slice of the disaster relief aid approved by Congress be spent on financial assistance to small businesses and renters. The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved the proposals Friday.  Read more...

JPSO: Gasser has previous arrest for road rage


The man who shot Joe McKnight on Thursday had been arrested 10 years ago after he beat a man at a gas station not far from the spot where the shooting of McKnight happened. Information released Friday evening by JPSO, ...Read more
Holiday Bonus

Holiday bonuses make a comeback with American businesses


Are you getting a holiday or year-end bonus at work? According to a survey by the finance and accounting recruiting firm Accounting Principals, 75 percent of businesses plan on offering some level of cash bonus at year's end. Read more...
2nd Arrest

2nd Bourbon Street shooting suspect arrested


New Orleans Police today announced the arrest of the second suspect in Sunday's Bourbon Street shooting that killed one man and injured nine other people. Read more...
Hate Crime?

More on McKnight: Hate crimes laws and protesters asked to stand down


As the investigation into the fatal shooting of former John Curtis star and professional football player Joe McKnight continues, people upset that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office released the suspect, Ronald Gasser, are calling on federal authorities to get involved. Read more...
Wet Weekend

Louisiana in for a wet weekend


Louisiana is in for a wet weekend as the cold front that passed us earlier in the week is turning back toward the state. WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford says a few showers should crop up in the metro area late Friday, after midnight, and rain chances stay near 40 percent on Saturday.  Read more...
McKnight Case

Jefferson Sheriff: We won't let external forces influence McKnight investigation


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand today urged people not to rush to judgment during his office's investigation of the fatal shooting of former John Curtis standout and NFL and CFL player Joe McKnight, Jr. Read more...
Demand Answers

NAACP demanding answers in fatal shooting


The New Orleans chapter of the NAACP is demanding answers in the deadly shooting of Joe McKnight. ...Read more
Senate Race

Kennedy's fundraising falls behind Campbell in Senate race


Though Republican John Kennedy leads in polls for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, he lags his Democratic competitor Foster Campbell in fundraising ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff. Kennedy, the state treasurer, raised nearly $1 million less than Campbell.  Read more...

Mayor and chief announce arrest in Bourbon Street shooting


Mayor Mitch Landerieu and Police Chief Michael Harrison announced at a morning news conference that they have arrested 20-year-old Jordan Clay for the Bourbon Street shooting last Sunday that killed one man and injured 9 others.   Read more...
 
Pence in N.O.

Pence to hold get out and vote rally in New Orleans


Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in New Orleans tomorrow hosting a get-out-the vote rally to spotlight the U.S. Senate race. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says Pence will voters to head to the polls on December 10th  ...Read more
Released

Suspect in McKnight shooting released


The suspect in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight has been released according to JPSO spokesman John Fortunato.  Ronald Gasser, has been released without being charged, however, the investigation continues.  Read more...

 
Low Turnout

Early voting wraps up with low voter turnout


Early voting ends tomorrow and turnout has been lower than expected. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says we’re seeing about 22,000 voters at the polls a day during this early voting week, down 10,000 a day from the primary.  Read more...
Senate Race

Poll: Kennedy has 14 point lead over Campbell in Senate race


A new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research finds Republican John Kennedy still has a strong lead over Democrat Foster Campbell in the US Senate race. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says the results are not surprising.  Read more...

 
FQ Shooting

Cops: Bourbon Street shooter in custody


New Orleans Police say they have caught a suspect in the shooting that left one person dead and nine injured on Bourbon street last weekend. Officials say a second shooter remains at large. Read more...
Weekend Fun

Holiday weekend events abound


Plenty of events scheduled in the area this weekend, to get you in the holiday spirit. The Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival is one of the highlights. "We're celebrating our 70th anniversary at Historic Fort Jackson down in Buras, Louisiana... Read more
Medicaid Roll

More than 351,000 Louisianians enrolled in Medicaid under expansion


More than 8,600 Louisiana residents are receiving care for chronic conditions under the expansion of Medicaid. That's according to the Louisiana Department of Health, who says enrollment has surpassed 351,000 individuals.  Read more...
McKnight Killed

Former John Curtis football star killed in an apparent road rage incident


The football world is mourning the death of Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot in what authorities believe was a road rage incident in Jefferson Parish. McKnight was one of the top high school football players in the country coming out of John Curtis High School in 2006.  Read more...
Player Killed

Man killed in Terrytown former Curtis standout Joe McKnight


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on the Westbank. Sheriff Newell Normand identified the victim as Joe McKnight, the former John Curtis football player. Read more...
Unrest Concern

New Orleans wants notice on monuments decision, cite unrest


The City of New Orleans says it's worried about unrest when an appeals court decides the future of Confederate-era monuments in the city and is asking the court for advance notice when a decision is imminent.  Read more...
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In the Dome

Select school state titles on the line tonight in prep football


Here's what you need to know for tonight's four state championship prep football games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Read more...

Griffin, Paul lead Clippers past Pelicans 114-96


Blake Griffin had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96 on Friday night.  Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and Luc Mbah a Moute had 15 for Los Angeles, ...Read more

Jefferson Sheriff addresses rumors, facts in McKnight case


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand today urged people not to rush to judgment during his office's investigation of the fatal shooting of former John Curtis standout and NFL and CFL player Joe McKnight, Jr. Read more...

Saints wary of Lions' penchant for performing in the clutch


Saints coach Sean Payton has experienced clutch envy while studying the Lions this season. It's got nothing to do with fashionable, hand-held bags, but everything to do with Detroit's repeated triumphs in close contests.  "Listen, I'm jealous," said Payton, whose team has lost five games by... Read more

Former John Curtis football star killed in an apparent road rage incident


The football world is mourning the death of Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot in what authorities believe was a road rage incident in Jefferson Parish. McKnight was one of the top high school football players in the country coming out of John Curtis High School in 2006.  Read more...

Man killed in Terrytown former Curtis standout Joe McKnight


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on the Westbank. Sheriff Newell Normand identified the victim as Joe McKnight, the former John Curtis football player. Read more...

NFL official: Expect league to hire full-time refs


NFL executive Troy Vincent tells The Associated Press he expects the league to hire as many as 17 full-time officials for the start of next season. Read more...

Steve: Motivated Saints look to tame lucky Lions


The Lions have only one offensive touchdown in each of their past two games and haven’t put up more than 30 points in a contest since October. Read More

Brees: Lions are playing complimentary football


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees stopped by Sportstalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia ahead of Sunday's clash with the Lions. Brees said Detroit is a complimentary team, and talked about the Lions match up. Read More

Brees' passing rate suggests Saints QB is as good as ever


Bad memories of Saints quarterback Drew Brees completing 32 of 39 passes against his team on a Super Bowl Sunday back in 2010 have come flooding back to Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell this week. More than half a decade has passed since Brees and the Saints beat... Read more

 
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