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Moving On

Humans hardwired to handle a breakup and move on


We appear to have a mechanism in our brains designed to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives.  St. Louis University researchers suggests people will recover after a breakup. 
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Woman Killed

Cops looking for driver after hit and run left 71-year-old dead


Investigators hope tips can lead them to the driver of a sports car that hit and killed an elderly woman. Police say a 71-year-old woman was killed when a motorist hit her while she was crossing a street with her walker early Sunday morning.  Read more...
2 Shot, 1 Dead

1 dead, 1 wounded in New Orleans shooting


New Orleans police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. Police found a 19-year-old man shot in the back and a 22-year-old man shot in the leg Sunday night at the intersection of Paris Avenue and Lafreniere Street.  Read more...
Million $ Homes

Metro area million-dollar mansions are a hot commodity


Homes valued at a million dollars or more are moving at a rapid pace in the New Orleans metro area. Eleanor Farnsworth, with Gardner Realtors, specializes in high-end real estate, and says it's wonderful.  Read more...
Missing Woman

Man dies, mother missing after boat capsizes in St. Tammany


A boating accident has left one man dead and a Folsom mother missing after her three children were rescued from the Pearl River Canal in St. Tammany Parish, authorities said. Read more..
Mistrial

Mistrial in case of man who says he mistook man for a gator


A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Read more...
Lottery Results

No winning Powerball tickets sold


Lottery officials say no one won Saturday's $40 million Powerball drawing. The top price for Wednesday's drawing goes up to $50 million. One Easy 5 ticket sold in Vivian won the $90,000 jackpot for Saturday's drawing.  Read more...
 
House Seat

Darrell Ourso wins Louisiana state House seat in runoff election


A former Baton Rouge city councilman has won a seat in the state House of Representatives in a special runoff election on Saturday.  Read more...
 
Shrimp Prices

Louisiana shrimpers face lower prices this year


Louisiana State University researchers say Louisiana shrimpers face lower prices this year with an expected rise in imported shrimp. Imports are re-entering the market and that is expected to drive prices down.  Read more...
 
Baby Found

Missing 5-week-old boy found safe


Louisiana State Police say a 5-week-old infant who went missing Friday was found safe Sunday morning. State Police say young Tristan Douglas was unharmed. There was no immediate information about the whereabouts of his babysitter, 48-year-old Sarah Harris.  Read more...

 
Dixon Arrest

Saints cornerback arrested in Miami Beach


NBC Sports is reporting that Saints' cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami Beach Sunday morning. NBC's Mike Florio says multiple sources have confirmed that Dixon was arrested for resisting arrest without violence.  Read more...
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Suspect wanted for hit-and-run fatality


The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for a hit and run fatality that claimed the life of a 71-year old female Sunday morning.  Read more...
 
Sunday Shooting

Fatal Sunday shooting near Fair Grounds


New Orleans Police are investigating an early Sunday shooting near the Fair Grounds that left one man dead. Police responded to a call of shots fired about 1:10 a.m., in the 2000 block of North Broad Street.  Read more...

 
Rape Pleas

Louisiana rape pleas by man convicted in Florida, Colorado


A Virginia man convicted of sex crimes in Florida and Colorado has pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible rape in New Orleans.  Read more...
 
Boating Fatal

Vacherie couple dies in boating crash


Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin Jr. say a Vacherie couple died when their boat crashed into a tree near the parish line.  Read more...
 
Gulfport Sale

Port of Gulfport: Final approval for Ingalls site purchase


The Port of Gulfport says the state has approved its purchase of the 116-acre Huntington Ingalls Gulfport Composite Facility off of Seaway Road.  Read more...
 
 
Tigers Win

LSU wins and evens the series against Kentucky at 1 game apiece


The LSU Tigers went on a rampage scoring 5 runs in the eighth inning and went on to beat the Kentucky Wildcats 7 – 3 at Alex Box Stadium Saturday night.  The Tigers baseball team has evened the series at 1 game each.  Game 3 against the Wildcats is Sunday.  
Missing Baby

Babysitter, 5-week-old boy missing from Violet


Louisiana State Police have issued an endangered-missing child advisory for a 5-week-old boy. They say he's believed to be with his 48-year-old babysitter, Sarah Harris of Violet, and authorities believe he may be in danger.  Read More...

 
Family Sues

Teen allegedly punched by deputy asks $5M in federal lawsuit


The family of a 17-year-old who was allegedly punched during a Mardi Gras weekend arrest has sued the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in federal court for $5 million.  Attorney David Belfield III says that's $1 million for each time Brady Becker ...Read more
Edwards Picked

Edwards receives Democratic endorsement in Louisiana governor's race


State Rep. John Bel Edwards has won the endorsement of the Louisiana Democratic Party in the governor's election, a signal no other major Democrats are likely to jump into the race.  Read more...
 
Airport Attack

Homeland security chief visits New Orleans airport in wake of machete attack


U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has met with security personnel at New Orleans' international airport where a machete-wielding man was fatally shot last week.  Read more...
 
Freed Inmate

Free after 3 decades in prison, sprinting toward a new life


The next big thing that comes around, Chicken George wants a piece of the action. "I'm trying to build an empire," said George Toca, who has settled into his sister's house in New Orleans East after three decades at Angola State Penitentiary.  Read more...
Zoo Fun

New Lazy River at Audubon Zoo


The latest water attraction opens Sunday at Audubon Zoo. It's a lazy river called Gator Run. The river is part of the Cool Zoo splash park. There are two sand beaches and four water cannons that people can use to spray the visitors floating by on the river.  Read more...

Missing five week old child reported


The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating five week old Tristan Cayden Douglas and 47-year-old Sarah Harris. According to police, Harris last spoke to the mother of the child on Friday, March 27.  Read more...


 
$9B Project

$9 billion natural gas project underway in southwest Louisiana


Sasol has broken ground on its ethane cracker and derivatives mega project in Westlake, near Lake Charles. The South African-based company expects the facility to be in operation in 2018. Read more...
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Davis leads Pelicans past sinking Timberwolves 110-88


Anthony Davis sat on the bench wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt over his Pelicans jersey and a satisfied smile on his face. It was the fourth quarter, and Davis was getting the type of rest he needed - and earned.  Read more...

NCAA Men's Final Four is set


The Final Four teams are set. Kentucky will take on Wisconsin and Michigan State will battle Duke in the semif-final round. Read more...

LSU loses final game, series to Kentucky


Think LSU’s weekend series with Kentucky couldn’t get any weirder after a 12-inning yuckfest and a game-winning inside-the-park home run? Think again. Read more...

International Star adds Louisiana Derby to Fair Grounds wins


Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the $750,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds Race course.  Read more...
 

Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies


Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.  Read more...
 
 

Bad luck and mental mistakes come back to bite LSU


Baseball can be a weird game decided by tough luck and what-ifs. Jake Fraley’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning could have been a walk-off three-run homer if the wind wasn’t blowing in. Read more...

LSU loses in extra innings


Kentucky needed extra innings to beat LSU Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers and Wildcats were tied 3 - 3 at the end of nine innings. After a scoreless 10th, LSU finally got some runners on base in the 11th.  Read more...

Pelicans end losing skid, top Kings


DeMarcus Cousins outdueled fellow All- Star Anthony Davis, but Davis' New Orleans Pelicans got the better of Cousins' Kings on Friday, beating Sacramento 102-88. Davis posted 24 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Pelicans... Read more

Kristian: Saints keeping close eye on LSU talent at Pro Day


Nearly every team in the NFL was represented today in Baton Rouge at LSU pro day, and much of the attention was paid to offensive lineman La'el Collins and cornerback Jalen Collins.  La'el returned to LSU for his senior season and looks primed to capitalize on a really good year. Read More

Louisana turkey season begins Saturday


Turkey season opens Saturday and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries predicts a bumper crop for hunters. If you're looking to bag a turkey on opening day, LDWF's got a tip on where to look.  Read more...
 
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