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VIDEO: Watch man blast would-be carjacker with car wash hose


A man in Louisiana has thwarted a carjacking attempt with the help of a car wash power spray.
It's reported that Michael Davis was cleaning his car at a Shreveport car wash July 20 when he says a man pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys and cash.  Read more...
Hillary's Party

It's her party now: Handoff to Hillary


It's her party now.  The Democrats' historic handoff to Hillary Clinton has arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. But it's also come with a warning:  Read more...
Suspect Shot

Sheriff to discuss suspect's shooting death


A suburban New Orleans sheriff has called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to discuss the overnight shooting death of a suspect by a deputy.  Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand's office says it happened just before midnight Monday in Metairie.  Read more...
2016 Spike

Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016


A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year.  The data released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund ...Read more
Jackpot Up

Powerball jackpot reaches $422 million


Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot is a whopping $422-million. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kim Chopin says this jackpot has been growing since May 7th when it was last hit at 430 million dollars, which was the 5th largest Powerball jackpot.  Read more...

 
Oil Prices Drop

Oil prices drop to three month low


Oil prices have fallen to a three month low, in the range of just over $40 a barrel. That's a 12 percent drop just in July.  Eric Smith, Associate Director of the Tulane Energy Institute, says he expects prices to continue to go up and down. Read more...
Pro-life Honor

Pro-life Democrats honor Gov. Edwards at DNC


Today at the Democratic National Convention, pro-life Democrats will honor Governor John Bel Edwards with the Governor Casey Whole Life Leadership Award. Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America, Kristen Day, ...Read more
Suspect Killed

Jefferson Parish deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect


A sheriff's office says a man has been shot and killed by deputies outside New Orleans.
WWL-TV reported that Jefferson Parish deputies were responding Tuesday evening to reports of an alleged robbery in Metairie.  Read more...

 
Man Shot Dead

Homicide in Bridge City


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports a man shot to death this evening on the Westbank. Read more...
Double Homicide

Man, woman killed with 3 children inside NO East house


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an apparent double homicide at a home in New Orleans East. Police say officers found three children under the age of 13 inside the home. Read more...
Benefits

Disabled veterans to get more compensation next year


Disabled veterans will see an increase in their compensation beginning next year thanks to a bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham that has just been signed into law. Read more...
Relief

Saints to aid flood victims in West Virginia


The New Orleans Saints will be in West Virginia helping out after deadly floods ravaged the region where they hold training camp. Read more...
Donation

Lafourche Parish deputies deliver $25,000 to families of slain Dallas officers


Fourteen deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office traveled to Dallas to deliver donation checks to two foundations to help the families of the fallen officers who lost their lives in the July 7th attack on police. Read more...
No Layoffs

Layoffs won't hit Gov. John Bel Edwards' office after all


Gov. John Bel Edwards' office won't be laying off staff after all. Read more...
Stolen Weapons

Burglar hits NOLA cop's home, steals gun, TASER


The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in recovering two department-issued weapons that were stolen from a cop's home in Algiers last week. Read more...
Broken Into

25 National Guardsmen's vehicles robbed while training


Franklinton Police are searching for a suspect or suspects who broke into 25 vehicles that belong to members of the Louisiana National Guard. Maj. Justin Brown said they believe the thieves hopped over a fence where the cars were parked, ...Read more
DNC

Mayor Landrieu chimes in on the DNC


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu isn't mincing about the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. Read more...
Man Drowns

Man drowns in Denham Springs


The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is investigation an apparent drowning this morning in the Denham Springs area.  Initial reports indicate an adult male & a juvenile were in a boat, fishing when the boat capsized during the fishing trip.  Read more...
Traced

Mandeville PD traces found handgun to owner


Mandeville Police have solved the mystery of a .45-caliber handgun left on the lakefront last month. Read more...
Uncontested

Retired UNO professor wins uncontested legislative seat


Retired University of New Orleans Professor Polly Thomas has secured a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives after signing up as the lone candidate to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Joe Lopinto.  Read more...

 
Doctor Arrested

Doctor arrested for illegally dispensing controlled substances & threats


U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the unsealing of a criminal complaint against 43 year-old Shannon Christopher Ceasar, a physician who practices in Metairie and resides in New Orleans.  Read more...

 
$86M Lawsuit

$86 million drainage lawsuit heads to mediation


A federal judge has assigned a mediator to help resolve the estimated $86 million dispute between property owners and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board over ground-shaking drainage work on four Uptown thoroughfares.  Read more...

 
Gas Tax

Gas tax increase likely to at least be on the table


It's looking more likely that Louisiana gasoline taxes will be discussed, and possibly raised, when lawmakers meet again next year.  There's a backlog of unfunded projects worth $12 billion, and Louisiana House Transportation chairman Kenny Havard ...Read more
Higher Scores

More students than ever earned ACT scores


More students than ever have achieved ACT scores that allow them to go to college, according to State Superintendent John White, who says the state’s composite ACT score has increased nearly a half a point since 2013.  Read more...
Medicaid

Wrongful termination lawsuit over Louisiana Medicaid contract settled


A company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has reached a settlement with Jindal's successor and ended its wrongful termination lawsuit against the state. Read more...
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Injured Reserve

Saints WR Brown to IR


The Saints placed veteran WR Vincent Brown on Injured Reserve today Brown signed with the Saints this off-season.  His injury is unknown at this point. Read more...

Saints to aid flood victims in West Virginia


The New Orleans Saints will be in West Virginia helping out after deadly floods ravaged the region where they hold training camp. Read more...

Deke: The NFC South is one of the best divisions in the NFL


Carolina, Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay are the four teams that make up the NFC South,  when it comes to which NFL division is the best, it’s hard to go against those four, and there is proof to back up that statement. Read More

Mark: Four Saints will start camp on the PUP list


Four members of the Saints will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Peform (PUP) list – offensive tackle Terron Armstead, cornerback Keenan Lewis, linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha, and receiver Vincent Brown – according to the NFL transaction wire. Read More

NFL clears Peyton Manning of doping allegations


The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall. Read more...

LHSAA President: Bonine has executive committee support


Rumors are swirling the LHSAA executive committee is seeking to buyout or terminate the contract of executive director Eddie Bonine. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee says Bonine received a positive evaluation a couple of months ago from the executive committee.  Read more...

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio


Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.  Read more...

Deke: Steve Korte and Scott Shanle break down Saints needs before camp


As the sands through the hour glass continue to dwindle down, training camp is getting closer and closer. I was able to talk to several analysts and former Saints players the last couple of weeks and ask them what they feel like are key issues facing the Black and Gold. Read More

With Charlotte out, New Orleans favored for NBA All-Star Game


As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.  Read more...

Deke: Six NFL teams that could surprise us in 2016


I’ve given you all my Top 10 pre-season poll of what I think are the top teams in the NFL entering training camp, now it’s time to take a peek at a handful of teams that I think are prime to become surprises that could make a run this season. Read More
 
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