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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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

NOPD investigating shooting on Pontchartrain Expressway

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting on a busy stretch of highway in the heart of New Orleans. Read more...
LSU Kicker

LSU kicker survives fatal car crash

LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye returns to New Iberia today after surviving a fatal wreck in Wisconsin. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in the one-vehicle crash, when the driver apparently lost control on wet pavement  ...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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