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Mardi Gras

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday. Read more...
Avenue Shooting

St. Charles Avenue shooting

New Orleans Police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting on St. Charles Ave. According to the NOPD, it happened just before 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of St. Charles.  Read more...

'Pistol' Statue

Pete Maravich statue to be erected on LSU campus

A statue honoring the late Pete Maravich has been approved by the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The legendary athlete is still college basketball's all-time leading scorer at 3,667 points.  Read more...
Sinful City

New Orleans ranks number one Sin City in the country

The website Trulia ranked the most Saintly Sanctuaries and Sin cities in the country and to no surprise, New Orleans comes in a number one for a sinful city.  Read more...
Budget Request

Governor Edwards calls for public input on budget crisis

Governor John Bel Edwards has put together a special web page to solicit public input on how to handle the state's budget crisis. The governor's director of communications says the purpose of the site is to inform the public and get suggestions from citizens.  Read more...

River Bend nuclear station to undergo special inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans a special inspection at Entergy's River Bend nuclear station in St. Francisville, after an unplanned reactor shutdown on Jan. 9.  Read more...
Half Fast

55 years of Half Fast walking

Generations have enjoyed one of the first acts to hit the street along St. Charles avenue early Mardi Gras morning!  Famed clarinetist Pete Fountain and his Half Fast Walking Club. Today was no exception.  Read more...
King Rex

The King of Rex toasts at Gallier Hall

The King of Carnival, Rex toasted at Gallier Hall this afternoon in a breezy, chilly but sunny Mardi Gras. "Hail Rex, Hail Rex, Hail Rex," exclaimed Mayor Mitch Landrieu toasting his glass to the King of Carnival.  Read more...

Zulu Coconuts

Parade watchers share methods for getting Zulu coconuts

When it comes to signature throws, perhaps none are more prized than the famous Zulu coconut. Read more...
Cold Mardi Gras

Cold is relative as parades roll

Mardi Gras is cold, but cold can depend on perspective.  Amanda Brooks of suburban Gretna and cousin Janet Strode of Chicago were bundled up, waiting for Zulu's parade to arrive downtown.  Read more...

LDEQ Leader

New environmental quality leader faces big challenges

A shrinking staff, stagnant fees on industry and lagging public trust for an agency tasked with safeguarding the state's environment are some of the challenges facing new Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown.  Read more...

Insurance Lapse

State using new way to collect fines for insurance lapses

Louisiana has implemented new ways of collecting fines from people the state believes are driving without insurance.  It's reported that the recently formed Office of Debt Recovery has the authority to extract money from bank accounts, ...Read more
Special Session

New House Speaker looks to discuss spending changes in special session

New Republican Louisiana Speaker of the House Taylor Barras says he was anticipating more proposed spending reforms in Governor John Bel Edwards call for the special session which begins Sunday. Read more...
Fatal Shooting

NOPD & JPSO investigated a fatal officer-involved shooting

A fatal shooting in Central City Monday night had the NOPD and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigating.  It happened just after 8 p.m., when JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand said three women approached a deputy ...Read more
Sex Incident

Walker city prosecutor resigns over alleged sex incident

The Walker city prosecutor has resigned over allegations he was seeking a sex act in an LSU restroom.  It's reported that 60-year-old Michael Cupit was booked on a count of obscenity Friday.  Read more...

Weather Gods

Thanks to the weather, Mardi Gras day will be busy

It’s Mardi Gras Day and the hottest spot to celebrate in the nation today is in Louisiana. Fat Tuesday expert Arthur Hardy, who puts out a comprehensive guide to all things Carnival, says he can not remember the last time we’ve had such beautiful weather ...Read more
Mardi Gras Day

It's a way of life in Jefferson Parish, spending Mardi Gras in Metairie

The ladders are out, the beverages are iced down, the food is prepared and the kids are bundled up.  It's Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish.  It's a way of life in Metairie for those out early for the Krewe of Argus and the truck parades, ...Read more

Edwards administration seek voters' advice on budget crisis

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is seeking voters' advice on how to deal with the state's looming budget crisis. The state Monday posted a special web page soliciting comments from Louisiana citizens.  Read more...
Fat Tuesday

Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday

People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands. Mardi Gras is the city's biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city... Read more

Fire burns Metairie car dealership

A three-alarm fire caused damage at a Land Rover dealership in Metairie. Read more...

Water pressure restored after Mid-City main leak

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board says water pressure has been restored to normal levels, after repairing a leaky water main in Mid-City. Read more...

Police: 2 guns in Mississippi shooting that killed 2, wounded 4

Police say two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. Read more...

Nungesser pleased with Mardi Gras crowd, but also concerned

With an estimated one million visitors in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, it's an event tourism just can't do without. Read more...
Zulu Lundi Gras

Zulu Lundi Gras party can keep you entertained all day

The day before Mardi Gras is filled with fun on the Riverfront. Zulu has lots to offer today at their annual bash in Woldenberg Park. Read more...
Jung Hotel

Historic Jung Hotel to undergo full redevelopment

Occupying an entire city block along Canal Street, the historic Jung Hotel has languished in vacancy after suffering serious damage from the floods that followed Hurricane Katrina, but a reinvestment in the building is set to bring it back to its former prominence.  Read more...

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'Pistol' Statue

Pete Maravich statue to be erected on LSU campus

A statue honoring the late Pete Maravich has been approved by the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The legendary athlete is still college basketball's all-time leading scorer at 3,667 points.  Read more...

Saints release Jahri Evans; Hawthorne and Humber too

According to a league source, the Saints have released veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans, LB's David Hawthorne, and Ramon Humber. Read More

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets

There were some arrests in Denver after the Bronco's defeated the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50.  Scores of Bronco fans gathered downtown for impromptu partying, and the crowd became unruly at times.  Read more...

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.  Read more...


Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  Read more...


Brees named NFL's 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year, receiving the award during the fifth annual NFL Honors awards show on Saturday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.  Read more...

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Read more...

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football.  Read more...


Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl

You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...


Steve: Saints bid farewell to Brandon Browner

Many Saints fans Mardi Gras just got even better as it appears that cornerback Brandon Browner has been released by the Saints. Read More
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