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LSU offers new scholarship program for children of graduates

LSU has created a merit based scholarship for incoming freshman whose mom or dad graduated from LSU or are employed by the school. The Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program will be a fixed amount that is only available to Louisiana residents.  Read more...
Flood Request

Governor's latest request for federal flood aid upped to $4B

Gov. John Bel Edwards has bumped up his request for federal disaster aid to rebuild after August flooding ravaged south Louisiana, seeking $4 billion in assistance. The Democratic governor Friday released a letter he sent to President Barack Obama with the request.  Read more...
Duke in Debate?

White supremacist David Duke qualifies for Senate debate

White supremacist David Duke has qualified for a televised debate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. Duke's campaign hasn't said whether he plans to attend the debate, which will be held at historically black Dillard University.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Jobless rate rises, payrolls fall in Louisiana in September

The state's unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in September from 6.3 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2015. Though job seekers decreased, the number of unemployed Louisianans rose to 137,000 in September, 3,000 above August and 10,000 above September 2015.  Read more...

Tax Breaks

More restrictions planned for LA property tax break program

The governor is further tightening the rules for a property tax break given to manufacturers in Louisiana. Read more...
PSC Appointment

Former Louisiana House speaker picked by Edwards for PSC

Former Louisiana House Speaker Charlie DeWitt is the governor's temporary appointment to the state's utility regulatory board, the Public Service Commission. Read more...
Dead Whale

Juvenile sperm whale washes ashore on Louisiana coast

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to figure out how a 23 foot whale washed up on Little Florida Beach in Cameron Parish. Read more...

Edwards seeks cheaper environmental review for flood repairs

Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking a waiver of federal regulations that would require environmental reviews of any flood-damaged, single-family home that is repaired with federal disaster block grant aid. Read more...
Request Denied

Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas denied Russia request to monitor election

Oklahoma and two other states say they have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 election. The Oklahoma secretary of state's office says it received a letter in August from Russia's consulate general in Houston.  Read more...
Gas Tax

Louisiana residents warming to idea of gas tax increase

Department of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says, after meeting with residents in each region of the state, there seems to be growing support for increasing the state's gas tax. He says people realize that bigger investments need to be made in Louisiana's roads and bridges.  Read more...
Autumn in NOLA

Fall weather: The real deal

Finally, real fall weather! This cold front is running about three weeks later than normal, according to forecaster Robert Ricks at the National Weather Service in Slidell. Read more...
Senate Runoff?

John Kennedy-Foster Campbell runoff projected in new poll

A Raycom Media Poll on the U.S. Senate race has Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell leading the large field of candidates. In the survey, 24 percent say they plan on voting for Kennedy.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured including infant

Police continue to investigate a triple shooting that left one man dead and two others, including a 6-month-old child injured. New Orleans police say the shooting happened Thursday night in Algiers. The infant and two men were shot inside a vehicle.  Read more...
Racist Message

LSU students find racist message on apartment door

Authorities are investigating after a black Louisiana State University student says someone left a racist message on the back of a Halloween decoration on her and her roommates' off-campus apartment door.  LSU junior Clarke Perkins says that she contacted police.  Read more...
Cold Front

Cooler weather finally arrives!

It finally feel like Fall across Southeast Louisiana! The cold front has moved through, and much cooler and less humid air has moved in with plenty of sunshine.  Highs today will only be in the 70s, following day after day of record highs recently. "Tonight will be clear and comfortable with... Read more
Top Costumes

Most popular costumes for Halloween

What's hot for Halloween?  With just ten days, some costumes are getting real hard to find on store shelves. The National Retail Federation says there has been a change at the top of heap among most popualr costumes for children for the first time in more than a decade.  Read more and see the list...
Louisiana Pot?

New poll showing vast growth in acceptance of pot

A new poll from Gallup shows huge growth in the number of people who think the government needs to mellow out when it comes to pot. The poll shows 60 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana -- almost double the 31 percent in a... Read more
Stripper Case

Strippers fighting Louisiana age law want names under cover

Three women fighting Louisiana's new law making 21 the minimum age for working as a stripper are arguing in federal court that they shouldn't have to reveal their names. Each woman is listed in court records as Jane Doe. Each wants to keep it that way, but... Read more
Weekend Fun

Early Halloween Parade highlights weekend activities

New Orleans gets a jump on Halloween this weekend.The annual Krewe of Boo Halloween parade takes place Saturday evening at 6:30. The scary krewe is rolling early this year to avoid a conflict with next weekend's Voodoo Fest. And Captain Brian Kern doesn't expect... Read more
Triple Shooting

1 dead in Algiers triple shooting that wounds child

New Orleans police say three people were shot, one fatally, Thursday night in Algiers. The shooting occurred at about 9 p.m. in the 6100 block of Tullis Drive at the entrance to the Cypress Run apartment complex. One of the injured victims was a young child.  Read more...
Senate Race

Patel drops out of US Senate race, endorses Boustany

One of many lesser-known candidates in the US Senate race has dropped out less than three weeks before the election. Attorney and former-investment banker Abhay Patel is the first candidate to back out of the crowded field.  Read more...
Suit Denied

Hughes loses suit against fellow justices over recusal

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that a member of Louisiana's Supreme Court filed against four fellow justices. Justice Jefferson Hughes filed suit last December saying he was illegally removed from two cases against oil companies.  Read more...
LGBT Challenge

Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT rights order

Louisiana's attorney general is asking a judge to prohibit enforcement of Gov. John Bel Edwards' order requiring most state contracts to contain LGBT rights protection language. Attorney General Jeff Landry filed the court challenge Thursday.  Read more...

Construction money steered to roads, building repairs

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is stalling hundreds of millions in construction projects planned for state financing to instead steer more money to state building and university repairs and roadwork. Read more...
Homicide Arrest

21-year-old man arrested in shooting death of 87-year-old man

An arrest has been made in the case of an elderly man who was shot to death in his own driveway in Houma. Read more...
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No. 25 LSU rolling into rivalry game with No. 23 Ole Miss

LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron has deflected questions about his past at Mississippi this week. He's dismissed story lines revolving around his opportunity to beat the program that gave him his first head coaching job in the SEC, and which fired him after three losing seasons.  Read more...

Robertson: Saints defense must continue to grow

Linebacker Craig Robertson has made a big splash in New Orleans since joining the Fleur De Lis D this past offseason. On Thursday night, #52 joined Kristian Garic for his first appearance on the Saints Players Show at Hooters in Metairie. Robertson commented on the Saints’ youth movement on the defensive side of the ball. Read More

Kristian: Saints release final injury report ahead of Chiefs game

The Saints final injury report of the week has a new player listed. Read More

Steve: LSU-Ole Miss hype video is must-see TV

This year's LSU football team still can be special. They have 5 games remaining against ranked SEC opponents for interim head coach Ed Orgeron to boost his credentials for the full time gig. The gridiron's version of "Greatest American Ninja" sets forth for the Bayou Bengals. Read More

Prep Preview: Unbeatens Catholic (BR) and St. Amant meet for district crown

In a week filled with top 10 showdowns doubling as division rivalries, one of the biggest is in the capital city as Baton Rouge's Catholic Bears host the St. Amant Gators. Read More

High-flying Saints ready to face ball-hawking Chiefs defense

Marcus Peters has duped just about every quarterback he has faced into throwing an interception to him, whether it was Peyton Manning a year ago or Derek Carr just last weekend. He'd love nothing more than to add Drew Brees to his growing list Sunday.  Read more... 

LSU looks for 3rd straight win vs Ole Miss

The SEC's best pass offense goes up against a stingy LSU defense on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium as the Bayou Bengals host Ole Miss. Rebels Quarterback Chad Kelly has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,849 yards and 14 TDs.  He has five receivers who have... Read more

Kristian: Terron Armstead hoping to join Saints on Sunday

Saints left tackle Terron Armstead says he is going to try and play this Sunday against the Chiefs. New Orleans is looking to run their record to 3-3 and get back to .500. Read More

Steve: Will Chiefs tomahawk the Saints' win streak?

The 2-3 Saints quest to get even on the season leads them to Kansas City in week 7 to do battle against the 3-2 Chiefs, a tough team that has a tough venue. Arrowhead Stadium will be loud & proud, full of war chants from a sea of red that wants to see their team keeping up with the Joneses in the Wild Wild West of the AFC. Read More

T-Bob's Takes: Is it okay to believe in the Saints yet? LSU facing huge battles

The NFC playoff waters became much murkier over the weekend as some teams came back to earth, while others seem to have risen from the dead. Plus, LSU faces 'Helms Deep' odds over the next five weeks. Read More
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