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Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit


The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law. Read more...
Mike IV

Will Mike VI attend any Fighting Tiger football games?


LSU officials are hopeful they can get their live Bengal tiger mascot, Mike VI, to go into his mobile cage and visit Tiger Stadium for home games this season. Read more...
Hurricane Fred

Tropical Storm Fred moving away from Cape Verde Islands


Tropical Storm Fred is moving farther away from the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to weaken. Read more...
Megaport

Megaport on Mississippi River plans $25 million first phase


A long-proposed offshore megaport at the end of the Mississippi River could start to take shape next year. Supporters of the project are hailing it as the most significant economic development in Louisiana history. Read more...
New Phobia

Do you suffer from 'nomophobia?'


We just can't seem to be able to put our phones down and now there is even a name to those of us who just cannot part with our devices. Can't part with your phone and wouldn't dare put it down?  You're known as a nomophobe. Read more...
Era Over

Last Louisiana Blockbuster store shutting down


Remember walking around the video store trying to find a DVD to take home?  The old days of renting movies is over as the last Blockbuster store in Louisiana is shutting its doors. Owner Billy Mobley says they don't do enough business to justify... Read more
Blog Gate

Prosecutors' web posts at issue again in politician's appeal


A woman who served in Louisiana's state House and the New Orleans City Council before being convicted of corruption in 2011 is seeking a new trial at a federal appeals court. Renee Gill Pratt is serving a prison sentence of four years and two months.  Read more...
Too Much?

How much coffee is too much?


"OD'd on coffee." LSU football coach Les Miles says that's why he wasn't feeling well yesterday, and ending up missing his weekly luncheon with sports reporters because the LSU training staff insisted he have himself checked out at the hospital. Read more...
Barge Sinks

Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries


The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring Monday morning and sank near this town on the Mississippi River.  Petty Officer Jonathan Lally, a Coast Guard spokesman, says the river was briefly closed ...Read more
Center For Vets

Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson


State officials say an Arizona-based health-care company has picked Jefferson Parish as the location for a multi-regional call center for its work contacting veterans in need of care.  
The Jindal administration announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance ...Read more
Fos To Retire

UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016


University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.  Read more...

 
Suit Settled

Justice Dept., Louisiana company settle discrimination suit


The U.S. Justice Department says it's reached a settlement with a Louisiana construction company over allegations of employment discrimination against immigrants.  The agreement signed Monday ...Read more
State Response

Louisiana files response to Planned Parenthood lawsuit


Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told a federal judge that Louisiana can boot Planned Parenthood from Medicaid under both federal law and the terms of the organization's state contract.  Read more...

 
Busted

Authorities: Drug, prostitution, cost Houma bar its liquor license


The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has suspended the alcohol license for the Wet & Wild Saloon in Houma after drugs and prostitution were discovered there. Read more...
Hurricane Fred

Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic


Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane. Read more...
Lucky Find

Found $20 bill in San Francisco turns bartender into millionaire


A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. Read more...
Teens Arrested

Teens arrested for throwing water jugs at moving vehicles in Ascension Parish


The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says three people have been arrested after allegedly striking moving vehicles with full one-gallon water jugs. Read more...
Mom Arrested

NOPD arrests mother of child found wandering


New Orleans Police today booked a 28-year-old woman on charges of child desertion, after her two-year-old daughter was found wandering alone in New Orleans East this morning. Read more...
Cheap Gas

Cheap gasoline across Louisiana


Gasoline prices are continuing on a downward spiral and today there are some prices below $2 a gallon for regular in Louisiana.  One expert thinks we may go ever lower. Read more...
Shaken Baby

Father arrested in shaken infant case


Police today are releasing the details of a child abuse case that landed a baby in the hospital and the father behind bars.  "Wednesday afternoon, TPSO began an investigation after a seven week old baby was brought to a hospital... Read more
Hurricane Fred

Hurricane Fred expected to weaken


Fred has strengthened to a hurricane, spreading wind and heavy rain across the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.  It's currently no threat to the Caribbean or U.S. Read more...
Gay Club Burns

New Orleans gay black club burns down


A New Orleans nightclub burned down early this morning. "At 3:05 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire in a commercial structure at the intersection of A.P. Tureaud and Aubry St.... Read more
Multitasking

Taking notes by hand, not typing is better


Want to get better grades? How about being more productive at work?  Then take notes with pen in hand rather than typing those notes on a laptop or iPad according to a recent study. Read more...
Found Alone

NOPD questions mother of child found wandering


New Orleans Police say the mother of a toddler found wandering on her own in New Orleans East has contacted police. Read more...
Transparency

Gubernatorial candidate discuss transparency


How open with the public should the governor's office be? Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has often been criticized for his secrecy, and it's likely to come up as an issue in the 2015 campaign. Read more...
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Les Miles has named LSU Football's starting QB


A mid-afternoon trip to the hospital didn’t put a dent in Les Miles’ sense of humor, though it seems to have given him a greater appreciation for the literary classics of Mark Twain. Read More


 

Steve: Saints trade WR Jalen Saunders to Patriots


With the emergence of Marcus Murphy, WR/return specialist Jalen Saunders became expendable.  Instead of just cutting ties with him , the Saints have managed to find a trade partner. Saunders has been shipped to New England for a conditional draft pick. Read More

Les Miles: "I OD'ed on coffee"


After not feeling well this morning and going to the hospital as a precaution, LSU head football coach Les Miles is back on campus and with the team. Read More

Steve: Les Miles misses "Lunch with Les" after being taken to hospital


Its game week for the LSU Tigers as they get set to open the college football season at home against McNeese state on Saturday.  Head coach Les Miles was scheduled to talk with the media at his weekly "Lunch With Les" avaliabilty, but things did not go as planned. Read More

Steve: My 53-man Saints roster prediction


By 3pm tomorrow, teams must trim their rosters down to 75. Then, after the final preseason contest, things get whittled down to the 53 that will be the guys on ball clubs to open the regular season.  With preseason game #3 now in the books, I feel like I have a pretty good idea where Saints players stand, and have listed what I would do if I were in charge. Read More

Kristian: Likes and dislikes from Saints vs Texans


I liked Willie Snead's performance with 4 catches and 56 yards.  Snead was clearly a featured player, as coaches were trying to get a proper evaluation on him.  I also, really liked the Saints return game spearheaded by running back Marcus Murphy.  He was electric this week, providing some exciting moments in the return game. Read More

LSU gameweek! Why no ranked opponent to open this year?


Game week has arrived for the LSU Tigers as they kickoff the season against McNeese State this Saturday. In years past, LSU has opened the season against big name opponents, but Senior Associate Athletics Director Verge Ausberry says with... Read more

Deke: Saints did not look good against Texans


It was about as ugly and boring a game at any time of the season (pre-season/regular) that anyone could ever wish not to see.  The Saints and Texans took to the field Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and aside from everyone bringing their own pillow with them it was was nap time in the Big Easy. Read More

Texans take preseason win over Saints, 27-13


Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston's starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More

Kristian: Saints ready for preseason game 3, training camp over


The Saints are clearly game planning for the third preseason game, running scout offense and defensive plays.  Coach Sean Payton said that Drew Brees would play against the Texans, but wasn’t specific on the amount of snaps.  I would expect to see Drew for... Read more
 
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