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Body Found

Authorities: Body found in Lafourche Parish canal


Authorities say a body found in the Dixie Canal south of Mathews may be a resident reported missing early last month. Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says the body was sent to the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office for an autopsy.  Read more...
Extortion

Woman accused of extorting married man with sex tape


A Denham Springs woman is accused of extorting $45,000 from a married man over the past two years, threatening on many occasions to release a sex tape of their affair. Authorities arrested Emilie Blythe Hill Monday afternoon... Read more
Teen Drinking

Crackdown to reduce underage drinking, smoking


The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control announces the start of the agency's annual summer crackdown on underage sales. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says this is the third year they will increase compliance checks statewide during summer months.  Read more...
Mental Fitness

Benson mental competency trial gets underway


Behind closed doors, lawyers today began discussing doctors' exams and family and friends' observations as a court tries to determine if New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson can handle running his own affairs. Read more...
Boil Advisory

Boil water advisory for parts of Algiers


The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for English Turn. Read more...
Homicide

One dead, one wounded in Terrytown drive-by double-shooting


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office is investigating a deadly double-shooting on the West Bank. Read more...
Low Poll #s

Jindal finishes 14th in latest GOP presidential primary poll in Iowa


Another Republican presidential primary poll has Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal receiving just one percent of the vote. Read more...
Expanding

Obesity rates rising in Louisiana and across the U.S.


Americans are losing the battle against obesity with rates on the rise, according to a Gallup Poll. Read more...
Budget Stalled

Key piece of budget-balancing plan meets resistance in La. House


Lawmakers in the House have stalled a key piece of legislation sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal as part of the budget-balancing plan. The bill was designed to allow the governor to maintain his record against tax increases. Read more...
School Vouchers

Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court


A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments today on whether the state must present reports about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.  The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled a hearing... Read more
BP Exec Trial

Trial to start of BP exec accused of obstructing probe


A federal trial is set to begin in New Orleans for a former BP executive accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. David Rainey has pleaded not guilty to charges that he obstructed the investigation... Read more
Kenner Killing

Man shot dead in Kenner


Police in Kenner are investigating a murder. "On Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 9:57 p.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to...  a shooting," Lieutenant Brian McGregor said in a news release.  "Officers found one victim, identified as Milton 'Tony' Sutton, 24... Read more
Family Fight

Trial begins in Benson family feud


The trial to determine whether Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is competent to make important decisions regarding his franchises begins today in New Orleans.Benson's heirs are asking that the 87-year-old be declared mentally unfit to manage his affairs.  Read more...
Tropical Season

Install your gameplan for hurricane season


Today is the start of the 2015 hurricane season.  Even though forecasters are calling for a below-average season, Louisiana officials are urging you to get prepared for a storm now. Read more...
Get Ready

Landrieu urges residents to prepare as hurricane season begins


It's that time again...hope for the best and prepare for the worst. The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is upon us. Although we've already had an early named storm, Anna, the season officially starts today.  Read more...
Flood Warning

Flood warning until 5pm


The National Weather service says some areas of the Southshore saw to two to four inches of rain today.  The heavy downpours left some streets flooded. Forecasters expect all streets to be passable by 5pm.  Read more...
Domestic Death

Attempted murder/suicide in Marrero


Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says third district officers arrived on the scene of an attempted murder and suicide Sunday morning in the 2700 block of Bayou Boeuf in Marrero.  Read more...
 
Plane Search

Suspicious note leads to plane search at Armstrong International


A report of a suspicious note found on board a United Airlines plane headed for New Orleans led to an investigation at Armstrong International Saturday evening.  Read more...
Stabbing Death

NOPD Investigating Central City stabbing death


New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that claimed the life of a 56-year-old man early Sunday morning. The stabbing occurred just before 4:00 a.m., in the 2200 block of Saint Andrew Street.  Read more...
 
Search Ended

Coast Guard suspends search for missing tow boat crewmember


The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing crewmember aboard a tow boat that sank Saturday near Convent, La.  Read more...

 
Health Care

Health care services sought from Louisiana senators working on budget


Health care topped the list of requests from people who asked senators to include their needs in Louisiana's $24 billion budget for next year.  Read more...
 

Suspect named in Friday French Quarter shooting


New Orleans Police have named a suspect in Friday's French Quarter shooting near Dauphine and Conti streets. 17-year-old Jerry Harris is wanted in connection to the double shooting. The shooting occurred just after 4:30 p.m. Friday.  Read more...
 
Case Closed

Judge refuses to open Benson family feud case


A New Orleans judge has denied open access to the media for the Tom Benson family feud case. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese refused to open his courtroom to the public for a trial to determine whether Tom Benson is competent to control his fortune.  Read more...
 
Double Shooting

French Quarter double shooting remains under investigation


New Orleans Police are investigating a Friday afternoon double shooting in the French Quarter. Shots rang out shortly after 4:30 p.m. near Dauphine and Conti streets.  Read more...
Guilty Pleas

Darren Sharper pleads guilty to three felony charges in federal court


Former Saints safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to drug and rape charges Friday in New Orleans federal court. The 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape.  Read more...
 
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Tigers-Cajuns

Tigers and Cajuns to meet in the Super Regionals


It's LSU and UL Lafayette in a super regional series this weekend at Alex Box Stadium. Both teams advanced out of their respective regionals, the Tigers defeated UNC-Wilmington 2-0, while the Cajuns defeated Rice 5-2.  Read more...

Louisiana-Lafayette advances to face LSU in Super Regional


Evan Powell's two-run single lifted Louisiana-Lafayette to the Super Regionals with a 5-2 victory over Rice on Monday. Powell's single to left-center field added to RBI singles in the fourth by Tyler Girouard and fifth by Kyle Clement to open up a four-run lead.  Read more...

Benson mental competency trial gets underway


Behind closed doors, lawyers today began discussing doctors' exams and family and friends' observations as a court tries to determine if New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson can handle running his own affairs. Read more...

Kristian: Tigers show they can win in more than one way


The Tigers offense has struggled a bit, but baseball is so cyclical.  The Tigers showed during the regional they can win in a variety of ways - if the pitching is off, the hitting can make up for it. Read More

LSU advances with win over UNCW, faces ULL


The LSU baseball team took the lead in today's Baton Rouge Regional in the second inning and never looked back. The Tigers beat UNC Wilmington 2 - 0 to advance to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.  Read more...

LSU athletic director says baseball postponed is 'ridiculous'


LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva is lashing out at the NCAA decision to delay baseball play in the championship round of the Baton Rouge Regional. "Regretfully, the game we were supposed to play tonight against UNC Wilmington has been postponed... Read more

LSU in Regional finals postponed to Monday


Officials have decided to postpone LSU's next game in the postseason to Monday. The regional final will be played at noon.  Read more...

Cajuns adcance to regional championship


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball team has advanced to the championship game at the Houston Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.  Read more...

Lady Tigers Softball postseason comes to an end


The LSU Softball team has been eliminated from the Women's College World Series.  The Lady Tigers lost to Michigan Sunday afternoon.  Read more...

Kristian: No "mind blowing offers" yet for Saints DE Cam Jordan


Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is entering his fifth year option season with the New Orleans Saints, and while he’s going to get just north of $6 million dollars this season as part of the club option year, he says the team and his representatives continue to talk numbers and extension. Read More
 
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