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Bill would protect against penalties for Common Core opt-outs


In two weeks, students will begin Common Core testing and a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that will prohibit penalties if a student decided to opt out of the testing. Read more...
Women's Jail

Terrebonne to open a new women's jail


Women inmates at the Terrebonne Parish jail may be moved to a separate facility as early as next year. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter recently signed a contract to begin converting the juvenile detention center in Ashland into a women's jail.  Read more...
 
Jindal GOP

Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling congressional Republican leaders "fearful'' of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.  Read more...
 
 
Budget Reaction

Lawmakers react to Jindal's budget proposal


The Jindal administration has said they are willing to scale back 526-million dollars in tax credits for businesses, but Chairman of the republican house delegation is disappointed the governor didn’t suggest reeling back some of the film tax credits.  Read more...
 
Shooting Death

NOPD investigating fatal shooting in New Orleans East


New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 44-year-old male in eastern New Orleans Saturday night.  Read more...
 
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Hit-and-run driver who killed first-grader convicted


The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February in New Oorleans will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter.  Read more...
 
Arrest Warrant

Suspect in Broad St. overpass murder arrested


New Orleans Police today announced they have secured an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Alvin Richardson, in Friday's fatal shooting on the Broad Street overpass, just yards from police headquarters. Read more...
Skate Park

Mayor Landrieu opens New Orleans' first public skate park


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with city leaders, Tulane City Center and local members of the local skateboarder community officially opened the city's first public skate park Saturday.  Read more...
 
Appeal Hearing

Prosecutors' website scandal revived in Broussard appeal


The lawyer for a former Louisiana public official now serving prison time is taking the case to a federal appeals court with arguments that revive an online-posting scandal that led to the resignation of a popular U.S. attorney.  Read more...
 
Mudbug Supply

Cold temps could hamper this weekend's crawfish supply


This week's wintry weather that hit Louisiana could result in a lower supply of crawfish this weekend. Mark Shirley, with the LSU AgCenter, says pond water temperatures dropped into the 40's this week, which keeps crawfish from crawling into traps.  Read more...
 
Cleco Sale

PSC still needs to approve CLECO sale


Cleco's shareholders have approved the sale of the Pineville-based company, but the Public Service Commission still has to give its consent.  Read more...
 
Jindal Campaign

Jindal among possible GOP presidential candidates headed to Tennessee


Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Read more...  
 
Oyster Bust

Two arrested for oyster violations, drug charges


Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish.  Read more...
 
Bus Attack

15-year-old student arrested, accused of punching bus driver


Baton Rouge Police have arrested a 15-year-old student accused of punching a school bus driver multiple times in the head while the 26-year-old woman was driving the bus.  Read more...
 
Navy Deal

Navy to buy 3 boats from Covington's Hornbeck Offshore Services


The U.S. Navy has agreed to buy three supply boats from Covington-based Hornbeck Offshore Services as well as retain its services to operate the boats. Together, the contracts total $132 million.  Read more...
 
Jobless Claims

Initial claims for Louisiana unemployment fall


The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 21 decreased to 2,144 from the previous week's total of 2,522.  Read more...
 
Red-light Cams

Red-light camera program in Jefferson Parish going back to court


The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems.  Read more...

 
Chavis

Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute


No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More

 
 
1 Dead-Shooting

Shooting leaves 1 dead near police headquarters


NOPD is investigating a shooting that left a victim dead and another injured near South White and Broad Streets.  The shooting happened near police headquarters.  The incident caused the closure of the Broad Street overpass in both directions.  Read more... 

 
Cosby's Show

Cosby comes to Louisiana


Despite some hecklers and even cancellations around the country, embattled comedian Bill Cosby brings his stage show to Lafayette tonight. Read more...
Rape Arrest

13-year-old accused of raping three younger children Uptown


New Orleans Police say a 13-year-old boy is accused of raping three younger children over an extended period. The teen has been arrested. Read more...
Jindal Budget

Jindal budget: Avoid tax hikes, but limit cuts


As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his longstanding refusal to raise taxes while avoiding deep slashes to health care and colleges that might damage a national campaign. Read more...
 
La. Exports Up

Louisiana reaches export record of $65.1 billion


The U.S. Department of Commerce says merchandise exports from Louisiana climbed 2.8 percent to a record $65.1 billion in 2014, and new trade agreements could boost those totals in the coming years.  Read more...

 
Red Light Cams

Jefferson Parish red-light camera lawsuits reinstated


The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems. Read more...
Get Sick

Study: Doctor's waiting rooms can make you sick


If you've ever thought your kids came down with something after going to the doctor for a mere check-up, you're probably right. "You need to be mindful of the fact that not everybody in the doctor's office is well," says Dr. Fred Lopez, Infectious Disease specialist at LSU... Read more
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Tigers Sweep

LSU baseball completes sweep of Princeton, 15-4


Second-ranked LSU (10-1) exploded for 15 runs on 21 hits against Princeton (0-3) to complete a doubleheader sweep with a 15-4 win Saturday night at Alex Box, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers posted a 7-2 win over Princeton in Game 1 Saturday afternoon.  Read more...
 

Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?


March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense needs improvement but that offense is not a well-oiled machine” he said. Read More

Tim Quarterman's triple double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss


Tim Quarterman posted LSU’s first triple double since Shaquille O’Neal in 1992 , scoring 18 points, snagging 10 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists, as LSU topped Ole Miss 73-63. Read more...

LSU holds on for 3-2 win over Princeton


What a difference one day makes. LSU’s bats bailed them out in a 9-8 win over Southeastern on Thursday night. On Friday, it was the pitching staff’s turn to shoulder the heavy lifting.  Read more...

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102


Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.  Read more...

Former LSU DC John Chavis suing LSU, A&M over contract dispute


No surprise here: John Chavis is suing LSU over a dispute regarding a $400,000 contract buyout. Read More

 
 

Fraley delivers game-winner as LSU holds off Southeastern


It wasn’t pretty. Hell, portions of Thursday night’s proceedings were downright unwatchable. But it’s a win, and Paul Mainieri will take it. His Tigers coughed up a 7-1 lead — allowing five  unearned runs in the process... Read more

REPORT: LSU hit with recruiting sanctions


A former LSU commit who signed with Alabama could have landed the Tigers in hot water, according to a report from The Advocate. According to the report, LSU cannot sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements... Read more

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement


A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. Read more...

Steve: Would you like Reggie to return to the Saints?


It's 2015, people, and Bush will turn 30 years old on Monday. His only full season when he was a Saint was his rookie year. The guy is fragile! Read More
 
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