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Campbell calls for outage notification system


Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says at next month's commission meeting he will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur.  Read more...
 

First Louisiana West Nile death of 2014


Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old.  Read more...
 

Police Superintendent says he won't accept retirement hike


Louisiana's state police superintendent says he won't take a hefty retirement boost tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session.  Read more...
 

Louisiana Attorney General joins appeal of same-sex marriage case


Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Read more...
 

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case


A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 

LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test


LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.  Read more...  

Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013


Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013.  Read more...
 

New Orleans Daiquiri Festival cools the weekend


The 4th Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival is a two-day, weekend-long event this year. The festival of the frozen libation will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days at Marigny & Decatur in the French Quarter.  Read more...
 
Pit Bull Attack

Pit bulls attack woman and pet, neighbor shoots dogs


A Slidell-area woman and her dog are recovering from a pit bull attack. The attacking dogs are both dead, one of them shot and killed by a neighbor, the other put to sleep. Read more...
Self Defense?

Was Jefferson killing self-defense?


Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are continuing to investigate an early morning shooting in Metairie that took the life of a 54 year old man. It happened about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment on Central Avenue. Could it be self-defense? Read more...
Oil & Gas Jobs

The push is on to produce more oil workers in the Gulf


A commitment is in place to produce more workers for the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas industry. Higher education leaders, state officials and representatives from the oil industry have formed a long-term public-private partnership to come up with solutions to meet with workforce needs.  Read more...

Hearing for Bourbon Street shooting suspect won't be moved up


A magistrate judge refused Friday to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting.  Read more...
 

Saints safety Jairus Byrd on PUP


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton today announced Jairus Byrd, the team's major free-agent acquisition this offseason, has been placed on the "physically unable to perform" list.

Payton said Byrd is ahead of schedule in his recovery from back surgery during the offseason. The coach said he expects Byrd to get enough practice in to be ready to go when the season
Neighbor Killed

Cops: Man shoots neighbor in the groin, kills him


Cops say a man shot and killed his neighbor this morning after the neighbor repeatedly kicked the shooter's front door in Jefferson Parish. "A witness told investigators the suspect and victim, who live next door to each other, have been at odds for quite some time... Read more
AM or PM?

Different personality traits for early birds and night owls


What kind of person are you, an early bird or a night owl?  A study done at the University of Barcelona, Spain, found the differences. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo the 'Mardi Gras of Grand Isle'


The annual Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo is underway. Thousands of people are expected descend on coastal town to enjoy the festivities. Read more...
Sex Offender

Kenner PD wants to know who sex offender may have contacted online


Kenner Police recently arrested a man on charges of violating that law, and want to know if he contacted anyone else online. Read more...
Common Core

BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance


The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. Read more...
Car Burglaries

A rash of auto burglaries


The Sheriff of Livingston Parish is warning residents to lock up their vehicles and watch out for thieves. Read more...
Tarpon Rodeo

Grand Isle prepares for its busiest weekend


Thousands will descend on Grand Isle this weekend for this year's International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The town bills the rodeo that began in 1928 as the "oldest fishing tournament in the United States." It runs from Thursday through Saturday.  Read more...
Camp Begins!

Fans excited as Saints report to camp in WV


Your New Orleans Saints report to training camp today. The Who Dat Nation expects good things this season. Read more...
Saints Stuff

Saints gear flying off shelves as training camp starts


The New Orleans Saints report to football camp in West Virginia today and the Black and Gold nation is already stocking up on their gear for the mega-hyped 2014 season. Lauren "FleurtyGirl" LeBlanc is the owner of a popular Saints fan shop in New Orleans.  Read more...
Carjacking Date

Cops: Woman met man for 'date' to carjack him


A man says he met a woman on social media and went to meet her for a date, but it turned out to be a set up for a carjacking. According to an NOPD wanted poster: An Armed Carjacking occurred in the 2200 block of St. Anthony St.  Read more...
Get Away!

Summer is almost over. Have you taken your vacation yet?


You should most definitely get away to replenish your mind and body. A report shows that 61 percent of workers admit to working during their supposed time off. However, experts say taking that true vacation - as in cutting off all ties with the office - allows the body to... Read more
Extortion Case

Interpreter allegedly stole thousands from illegal immigrants


A Houma woman faces federal and state charges after allegedly cheating illegal immigrants out of thousands of dollars. Investigators say the Terrebonne Parish employee was allegedly pulling off a scam with promises to bribe officials into letting the immigrants stay in the U.S.  Read more...
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Steve: Saints offense wins the day, players anxious for contact


The Saints defense struggled today according to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. He said that the offense was rolling out there on the practice field, and that the effort wasn’t their best. Read More

Kristian: Saints' Rob Ryan - "We got our butts kicked today"


The Saints' first team offense carved up Rob Ryan’s defense seemingly at will in the team portions of practice today, prompting Ryan to make the declaration “We got our butts kicked today out there, and we didn’t like it." Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Chidera Uzo-Diribe


Right off the bat, I’m rooting for this guy to make the roster just so I can hear the Bobby Hebert butcher his name all the time. The outside linebacker signed with the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Colorado. Read More

Deke: "Captain C-Lo" set to lead Saints D


He’s as cool as the other side of the pillow. He’s someone that leads by example. And he’s a dude that lets his play do all the talking.  As he enters his seventh season in the NFL, LB Curtis Lofton knows that the Saints have the potential to be a great team. Read More

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Brandon Coleman


Many were surprised when Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman was not among the 256 players selected in this year’s NFL draft.  He received a 3rd round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board after a breakout sophomore season... Read More

Kristian: Brees reports feeling "like I'm 25 years old"


We all know Drew Brees isn’t in his twenties anymore. Heck when he came to New Orleans in 2006 he 27 years old, so at age 35, Brees is still doing everything he can to prepare and play at a high level. Read More

Deke: Bobby and Hokie agree, Saints will excel in cool weather


The first day of Saints training camp could not have gotten off to a better start. "I've never been able to do this," said Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan, speaking about wearing sweatpants and a long sleeve shirt to the first practice. Read More

Kristian: Graham says "I am a hungry player"


Saints tight end Jimmy Graham went through what just about every high profile NFL player goes through at some point in their career - a tough negotiation session with the organization. Read More

Steve: From the podium at Saints camp


Coach Sean Payton said this morning that he felt the first practice was sharp.  While players were not in pads, he added it was good to see guys moving around well. Read More

Kristian: Byrd on PUP list, Stills' leg hurt


At his Friday morning presser, Saints head coach Sean Payton announced that safety Jairus Byrd has been placed on the PUP list. Payton expects Byrd to come off the list soon and is not at risk of further injuring his back. Read More
 
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