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Health care services sought from Louisiana senators working on budget


Health care topped the list of requests from people who asked senators to include their needs in Louisiana's $24 billion budget for next year.  Read more...
 

Suspect named in Friday French Quarter shooting


New Orleans Police have named a suspect in Friday's French Quarter shooting near Dauphine and Conti streets. 17-year-old Jerry Harris is wanted in connection to the double shooting. The shooting occurred just after 4:30 p.m. Friday.  Read more...
 
Case Closed

Judge refuses to open Benson family feud case


A New Orleans judge has denied open access to the media for the Tom Benson family feud case. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese refused to open his courtroom to the public for a trial to determine whether Tom Benson is competent to control his fortune.  Read more...
 
Double Shooting

French Quarter double shooting remains under investigation


New Orleans Police are investigating a Friday afternoon double shooting in the French Quarter. Shots rang out shortly after 4:30 p.m. near Dauphine and Conti streets.  Read more...
Guilty Pleas

Darren Sharper pleads guilty to three felony charges in federal court


Former Saints safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to drug and rape charges Friday in New Orleans federal court. The 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape.  Read more...
 

Portion of I-10 west closed this weekend


Roadwork this weekend will have the  I-10 West shut down as motorists come off the Crescent City Connection from Claiborne Ave. to Carrollton until 6 a,m. Monday morning. Vehicles will be forced off the interstate at Claiborne ...Read More
Shooting In FQ

At least 2 injured in shooting in French Quarter


NOPD is investigating a shooting in the French Quarter near Dauphine and Conti streets.  At least two people ...Read more

Click it or ticket campaign continues


State Police are alarmed by the number of motorists in Louisiana who continue to violate the law and more importantly put themselves in harms way by not wearing their seatbelts. If you don't buckle up you could be in for a stiff ticket this weekend.  Read more...

 
Raise Questions

IG: Jindal's broadside against Rand Paul 'raises questions


Louisiana's inspector general says Gov. Bobby Jindal's use of state resources to politically attack Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul raises "questions.''  But Inspector General Stephen Street says legal ambiguities make it unclear ...Read more
Health Care

State health department seeks restoration of public health funding


Louisiana's health department leaders are asking senators to restore $26 million to public health programs next year. Without it, they say they would have to shutter safety inspections, water monitoring programs and testing for possible disease outbreaks.  Read more...
 
Abuse On Bus

Molestation allegations on a JP school bus


A 13-year-old Marrero teenager has been arrested on two counts of simple battery in connection with an alleged sexual abuse incident that took place on a school bus, according to Jefferson Parish Police Office.  Read more...

 
Body In River

Body with skull tattoo pulled from river identified


Authorities have identified a body with a skull tattoo found floating in the Mississippi River two weeks ago as a 27-year-old man from Houma.  Multiple news outlets report Anthony Ferguson's body was recovered after a lengthy effort May 12 near Port Sulphur. Read more...
Case Closed

Benson family feud case remains closed to the public


A New Orleans judge on Friday denied open access to the media for the Tom Benson family feud case. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese refused to open his courtroom to the public.  Read more...
 
Sharper Guilty

Sharper pleads guilty to drug and rape charges in federal court


Former Saints safety Darren Sharper has entered another guilty plea to charges he drugged and raped women. This time he admitted in New Orleans Federal Court that he used the drugs to make the women unconscious, and then sexually assaulted them.  Read more...
Tax Holiday

Sales tax holiday for hurricane prep this weekend


There is a Louisiana sales tax holiday Saturday and Sunday to help people get ready for hurricane season. "Louisiana residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies, free of the 4 percent state sales tax... Read more
Snowball Time!

Summer time in New Orleans means snowball time


Snowball stands have been open across the metro area for some time already. But, they really don't get busy until the weather warms up and the kids get out of school. Both are happening now.  Read more...  


 
13th Best?

New Orleans a top spot for 'staycations' - but 12 are better?


The social media research company, WalletHub, says there's no reason folks in the New Orleans area need to spend a lot of money on a summer vacation. Their findings show that New Orleans is a great place for a 'stay at home' vacation.  Read more...
Sharper-Rape

Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case


Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape... Read more
Poll Numbers

Jindal not concerned about low poll numbers


A recent poll shows Governor Bobby Jindal is less popular than President Barack Obama in Louisiana. But Jindal says that's because he's made some tough choices, which includes cutting state government spending and implementing important reforms.  Read more...
 
Equal Pay

House committee kills Senate-backed equal pay proposal


For the third time in recent weeks, a House committee voted down a proposal requiring employees to be compensated equally if they do the same work, no matter their gender.  Read more...
 
Driver Fees

Proposals would boost fees on Louisiana drivers, car buyers


Louisiana's motorists could be hit with hefty fee hikes, if budget-balancing proposals under consideration by state legislators become law.  Read more...
 
Medical Pot

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'd sign medical marijuana bill


Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has ``no concerns'' about a medical marijuana bill nearing final legislative passage and would sign it into law if it reaches his desk.  A proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Republican from Parks, ...Read more
Stealing Money

LaFourche Parish woman admits to stealing over $12,000 from youth baseball leagu


Cops in the LaFourche Parish town of Golden Meadow say they've arrested a woman accused of stealing over $12,000 from a non-profit children's baseball league. Chief Reggie Pitre says they received a complaint from the league's board of directors ...Read more
No Tax Hike

Louisiana House votes down sales tax hike for road work


Lawmakers in the Louisiana House refused a 1-cent sales-tax hike Thursday that would help pay for a $12 billion backlog of needed improvements to the state's crumbling roads and bridges.
Shortly after the proposal was shot down, ...Read more
House Support

$3.7B school funding formula wins unanimous support in House


Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a nearly $3.7 billion financing formula for public schools that would boost funding $85 million next year.  Nearly half of the increase, about $41 million, is because more students are expected to attend public schools ...Read more
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Saints "compete" in OTA, will share Greenbrier with Patriots


Sean Payton has used baseball bats, cartoons, gas cans, and other items to send messages to his football team.   Payton used a clever tool this week as the Saints opened organized team activities, deciding to post a sign right outside the locker room visible to the players as they take the practice field. Read More

Kristian: CJ Spiller will play a major role for the Saints this year


Running Back C.J Spiller was a really nice find for the Saints in free agency this spring.  He wasn’t an original target for New Orleans but once he was released from Buffalo, the Saints made a big play for him. Read More

Judge refuses to open Benson family feud case


A New Orleans judge has denied open access to the media for the Tom Benson family feud case. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese refused to open his courtroom to the public for a trial to determine whether Tom Benson is competent to control his fortune.  Read more...
 

Darren Sharper pleads guilty to three felony charges in federal court


Former Saints safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to drug and rape charges Friday in New Orleans federal court. The 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape.  Read more...
 

Tulane loses to UNCW 10-1


UNCW got 11 hits and scored 7 runs in the fourth inning and cruised to victory in a 10-1 win over Tulane Friday night in the Baton Rouge Regional at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium.  UNCW will meet LSU who also was a winner.  Read more...
 
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LSU Baseball beats Lehigh; LSU softball falls to Florida


The LSU Tigers fell behind 2-0 to Lehigh, but the bats got going in the 4th inning and defeated the Mountain Hawks 10-3. While the LSU softball team dropped its first game in the WCWS, losing 4-0 to Florida.  Read more...

 

Haeger lifts Florida past LSU, 4-0 in women's softball


Lauren Haeger hit a two-run homer and threw a complete game to help Florida beat LSU 4-0 on Friday night in the Women's College World Series.  The defending champion Gators (57-6) are one win away from heading back to the championship series. Read more...

Kristian: Saints kicking it with two unproven kickers


Several positions on the Saints roster received a makeover this off-season, and the kicking position ended up being no different.  Shayne Graham was released last week after two seasons with the team.  The Saints liked what they saw in Zach Hocker and Dustin Hopkins enough to par ways with Graham. Read More

LSU Softball advances in the Women's College World Series


The LSU softball team returns to the field today, taking on the Florida Gators at 6pm in the World Series. Hitting at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Field for the first time since June of 2012, the No. 8 LSU softball team made its return to Oklahoma City for the opening game of... Read more

Cartwright begins LSU pitching parade in Regional opener


Turns out a baseball coach on the hunt for information about an unfamiliar foe goes to the same place you’d visit to search for a recipe or to figure out who sings that song that’s stuck in your head. LSU coach Paul Mainieri said... Read more
 
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