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Fatal Hit-&-Run

Suspect wanted for hit-and-run fatality


The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for a hit and run fatality that claimed the life of a 71-year old female Sunday morning.  Read more...
 
Sunday Shooting

Fatal Sunday shooting near Fair Grounds


New Orleans Police are investigating an early Sunday shooting near the Fair Grounds that left one man dead. Police responded to a call of shots fired about 1:10 a.m., in the 2000 block of North Broad Street.  Read more...

 
Rape Pleas

Louisiana rape pleas by man convicted in Florida, Colorado


A Virginia man convicted of sex crimes in Florida and Colorado has pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible rape in New Orleans.  Read more...
 
Boating Fatal

Vacherie couple dies in boating crash


Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin Jr. say a Vacherie couple died when their boat crashed into a tree near the parish line.  Read more...
 
Gulfport Sale

Port of Gulfport: Final approval for Ingalls site purchase


The Port of Gulfport says the state has approved its purchase of the 116-acre Huntington Ingalls Gulfport Composite Facility off of Seaway Road.  Read more...
 
 
Tigers Win

LSU wins and evens the series against Kentucky at 1 game apiece


The LSU Tigers went on a rampage scoring 5 runs in the eighth inning and went on to beat the Kentucky Wildcats 7 – 3 at Alex Box Stadium Saturday night.  The Tigers baseball team has evened the series at 1 game each.  Game 3 against the Wildcats is Sunday.  
Missing Baby

Babysitter, 5-week-old boy missing from Violet


Louisiana State Police have issued an endangered-missing child advisory for a 5-week-old boy. They say he's believed to be with his 48-year-old babysitter, Sarah Harris of Violet, and authorities believe he may be in danger.  Read More...

 
Family Sues

Teen allegedly punched by deputy asks $5M in federal lawsuit


The family of a 17-year-old who was allegedly punched during a Mardi Gras weekend arrest has sued the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in federal court for $5 million.  Attorney David Belfield III says that's $1 million for each time Brady Becker ...Read more
Edwards Picked

Edwards receives Democratic endorsement in Louisiana governor's race


State Rep. John Bel Edwards has won the endorsement of the Louisiana Democratic Party in the governor's election, a signal no other major Democrats are likely to jump into the race.  Read more...
 
Airport Attack

Homeland security chief visits New Orleans airport in wake of machete attack


U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has met with security personnel at New Orleans' international airport where a machete-wielding man was fatally shot last week.  Read more...
 
Freed Inmate

Free after 3 decades in prison, sprinting toward a new life


The next big thing that comes around, Chicken George wants a piece of the action. "I'm trying to build an empire," said George Toca, who has settled into his sister's house in New Orleans East after three decades at Angola State Penitentiary.  Read more...
Zoo Fun

New Lazy River at Audubon Zoo


The latest water attraction opens Sunday at Audubon Zoo. It's a lazy river called Gator Run. The river is part of the Cool Zoo splash park. There are two sand beaches and four water cannons that people can use to spray the visitors floating by on the river.  Read more...

Missing five week old child reported


The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating five week old Tristan Cayden Douglas and 47-year-old Sarah Harris. According to police, Harris last spoke to the mother of the child on Friday, March 27.  Read more...


 
$9B Project

$9 billion natural gas project underway in southwest Louisiana


Sasol has broken ground on its ethane cracker and derivatives mega project in Westlake, near Lake Charles. The South African-based company expects the facility to be in operation in 2018. Read more...
Airport Attack

Homeland security chief visits New Orleans airport


U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has met with security personnel at New Orleans' international airport where a machete-wielding man was fatally shot last week during an attack on travelers and Transportation Safety Administration officers.  Read more...
 
Jail Suicide

Coroner: Prisoner in New Orleans jail killed himself


New Orleans' coroner says preliminary autopsy results indicate that an inmate found in a holding cell in the city's notorious prison this week killed himself with a telephone cord.  Read more...
 
Son Charged

Son arrested in connection with father's shooting death


New Orleans police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of his father. Thirty-five-year-old Herbert Meyers III was arrested Friday. The victim in Sunday night's shooting was 54-year-old Herbert Meyers Jr.  Read more...
 
Job Growth

Louisiana private sector adds 26,000 jobs over the last year


The Louisiana Workforce Commission says Louisiana private employers have added 26,000 jobs over the year based on February employment numbers. The commission's executive director Curt Eysink says this type of growth should continue.  Read more...
 
Drywall Suit

Chinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners


Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product. A news release from attorneys representing homeowners said a damages trial has been set for April 28... Read more
Popular Poster

Strawberry Fest won't show sold out poster called racist by NAACP


The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival has agreed not to show or sell this year's poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive. However, the Kiwanis Club is still selling $25 to $40 prints, and have apparently ordered more because of high demand.  Read more...
Turkey Season

Louisana turkey season begins Saturday


Turkey season opens Saturday and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries predicts a bumper crop for hunters. If you're looking to bag a turkey on opening day, LDWF's got a tip on where to look.  Read more...
Driver Killed

Reward now $13,000 in pizza delivery driver killing


An increase in reward, a plea from a grieving family, and a warning from the New Orleans Police Department as the investigation continues in the murder of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver earlier this week. Read more...
Alum Inductees

LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction inducts new members tonight


The 2015 LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction takes place tonight and among this year's inductees are track Olympian Lolo Jones and SEC Associate Commissioner of Communications Herb Vincent.  Read more...
 
Emeril's 25th

Emeril marks 25 years at his flagship restaurant


It's a happy birthday this week for Emeril Lagasse, not for the Chef but for his original restaurant on Tchoupitoulas. Both the restaurant and the Chef have come a long way since then. Read more...
JPSO Sued

Beaten teen's family sues JPSO


The family of 17-year-old Brady Becker today filed a federal lawsuit against the Jefferson parish Sheriff's office, seeking $5 million. Read more...
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Louisiana Derby

International Star adds Louisiana Derby to Fair Grounds wins


Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the $750,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds Race course.  Read more...
 

Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies


Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.  Read more...
 
 

Bad luck and mental mistakes come back to bite LSU


Baseball can be a weird game decided by tough luck and what-ifs. Jake Fraley’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning could have been a walk-off three-run homer if the wind wasn’t blowing in. Read more...

LSU loses in extra innings


Kentucky needed extra innings to beat LSU Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers and Wildcats were tied 3 - 3 at the end of nine innings. After a scoreless 10th, LSU finally got some runners on base in the 11th.  Read more...

Pelicans end losing skid, top Kings


DeMarcus Cousins outdueled fellow All- Star Anthony Davis, but Davis' New Orleans Pelicans got the better of Cousins' Kings on Friday, beating Sacramento 102-88. Davis posted 24 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Pelicans... Read more

Kristian: Saints keeping close eye on LSU talent at Pro Day


Nearly every team in the NFL was represented today in Baton Rouge at LSU pro day, and much of the attention was paid to offensive lineman La'el Collins and cornerback Jalen Collins.  La'el returned to LSU for his senior season and looks primed to capitalize on a really good year. Read More

Louisana turkey season begins Saturday


Turkey season opens Saturday and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries predicts a bumper crop for hunters. If you're looking to bag a turkey on opening day, LDWF's got a tip on where to look.  Read more...

Deke: Strief says "winning another Super Bowl is Saints' goal"


The once unknown product out of Northwestern has clearly cemented himself in Saints history as one of the most successful offensive linemen that have played in the trenches for the Black and Gold. Read More

Deke: Top-ranked Tigers set to battle Wildcats


#1 ranked LSU will go for their third straight SEC series win this weekend when the Tigers entertain the Kentucky Wildcats.  “When you look at Kentucky not many people know how good they are.  Kentucky has built a solid program and we are going to have to play well in order to win this series,” said Coach Mainieri told me on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Deke: Pelicans' inconsistency is consistent


The Pelicans' season and playoff hopes are on life support, and it's looking more and more like a flatline!  The one thing that has plagued the Pelicans this season and many seasons under current coach Monty Williams is inconsistency.  In fact, the Pelicans are most consistent at being an inconsistent team. Read More
 
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