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PowerBall jackpot reaches $415 million


Saturday’s PowerBall jackpot has reached a whopping $415 million. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kimberly Chopin says this is the 7th largest PowerBall jackpot ever. Read more...
Trump vs. GOP

The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan


A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs — you name it. Read more...
Mother's Day

The champion of days to eat out!


The big Mother's day weekend is here and Sunday happens to be the number one day to eat out of the entire year. Read more...
Teacher Sex

Former teacher pleads guilty to sex with 15-year-old boy


A 28-year-old former junior high school teacher from Breaux Bridge has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, according to St. Martin Parish prosecutors.  Kaylyn Huval has pled guilty to one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Read more...
Stripper Bill

Bill raising the age for strippers nears final legislative passage


Strippers in Louisiana could soon be required to be at least 21 years old, as a bill to raise the minimum age for strippers is heading to the House for final legislative approval. Lake Charles Senator Ronnie Johns says he authored the bill to combat sex trafficking.  Read more...

 
Sinkhole

The sinkhole at the foot of Canal Street to be repaired


Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that work is beginning on the huge sinkhole at the end of Canal Street with a massive amount of workers to repair the street that was swallowed up by the earth.  Read more...

 
Wanted

Video shows suspect, shopkeep exchanging shots on N. Broad


The New Orleans Police Department is asking for help identifying and locating a man who fired shots inside the Broad Avenue Supermarket Thursday afternoon. Read more...
Budget Work

TOPS the priority as House lawmakers work on the budget


As House lawmakers work to craft their version of next year's budget, House leaders say the main focus is on protecting the state's TOPS free college tuition program from cuts.  Read more...
Benson Battle

After court setback, estranged Benson heirs not giving up


The estranged daughter and grandchildren of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson say they won't abandon their effort to prove their patriarch has been manipulated into appointing his third wife the sole heir to his sports empire.  Read more...
 
Shrimp Season

Louisiana's spring inshore shrimp season opens May 23


The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the state's spring inshore shrimp season will open statewide at 6 a.m. on May 23. The commission voted unanimously to go against state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries data showing the season should be opened earlier.  Read more...   

  
Flasher Uptown

Incidents of indecent exposure reported near Tulane, Loyola campuses


Police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself at a number of locations in the uptown area including an indecent exposure incidents near the campuses of Tulane and Loyola Thursday afternoon and evening.  Read more...     

 
25 Years

Man gets 25 years in prison for shooting of bicycle thief


An Orleans Parish judge has sentenced a former New Orleans police recruit to 25 years in prison for manslaughter.  Bradley Parvez was convicted in February of manslaughter in the 2014 death of Timothy Rainwater, ...Read more
Plans For Mom

What are your plans for Mother's Day?


Mother's Day has crept up on us.  Are you ready?   We checked with some people downtown to find out what their Mother's Day plans will be.  "I'll. be with my mother, a dinner date, just enjoy the day, she's my 'everything,'" one man told us. Read more...

 
One Month Left

One month to go in the legislative session


There is a month left in the legislative session and lawmakers still have a lot to. Jeremy Alford with LaPolitics.com says the budget is the biggest concern for legislators. He says lawmakers are working to pass a balanced budget with a 600 million dollar shortfall ...Read more
Mother's Day

Mother's Day is most popular dining out day


Mother’s Day is this Sunday and restaurants will be packed with families getting together to celebrate Mom. Louisiana Restaurant Association spokesperson Erica Burns says this is the most popular day of the year to dine out.  “Give mom a... Read more
Bad Sleep

Late night technology continues to be a bad bed time story


If you're having trouble getting out of bed in the morning but wide awake in the evening, your late-night technology may be to blame. Studies continue to show it's not smart to take your smartphone to bed with you. Latest studies show almost half of us sleep with... Read more
Pot Laws

Gov: Expand medical marijuana, not recreational pot


Governor John Bel Edwards says he supports Parks Senator Fred Mills' bill to expand the list of diseases medical marijuana can be used to treat. But Edwards says this is not a step towards legalization of pot.  "There is no way while I am governor, and I suspect thereafter, that... Read more
Bra Run

Inaugural Pink Bra Run to brighten the Algiers levee Saturday


An eye-catching fundraiser is set for tomorrow on the Algiers Levee. The inaugural "pink bra run" starts tomorrow at ten. Yes, just like the Red Dress Run means everyone, even the men, in red dresses, this race wants its participants in pink brassieres! Read more...
Smith Degree

Will Smith's widow accepts his posthumous degree in Miami


The widow of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith has accepted his degree from the University of Miami nearly a month after he was shot and killed. Racquel Smith accepted the degree Thursday during a graduation ceremony in Miami.  Read more...
 
Defense Lack

Lawsuits: Release defendants jailed months without lawyers


Civil rights attorneys Thursday said nine people held in jails across Louisiana should be released because they have been held for months without a lawyer because of the state's public defender budget crisis.  Read more...
 
School Reform

Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools


More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to the local school board. Read more...
Immigration

'Sanctuary city' bill heads to the Senate


A measure is making its way through the legislature that would prohibit Louisiana cities from receiving state dollars for construction projects if they don’t enforce federal immigration law. Read more...
Special Session

Edwards rejects calls to revise special session timeline


Gov. John Bel Edwards says calls to delay a special session on taxes would be irresponsible, allowing damaging cuts to take hold across state services. Read more...
Flood Suit

Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case


A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action status in the case.  The order means numerous property owners could be in line for compensation.  Read more...
Gunfight

Store owner, shoplifting suspect exchange gunfire in Mid-City, no one hurt


New Orleans Police say they are investigating a gunfight between a store owner and an accused thief. It happened this afternoon at the Broad Avenue Supermarket in the 1900-block of North Broad. Read more...
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5 Year Deal

Saints sign LT Armstead to five-year extension


The Saints are signing LT Terron Armstead to a five year extension, a league source confirms.  Armstead joined the Saints in the third round of the NFL Draft back in 2013.  Read More

Detillier's top 40 prospects for 2017 NFL Draft


The wheels on the 2016 NFL have barely cooled, with the Saints' new draft class generally earning high marks from the Saints Radio Network team. But NFL Analyst Mike Detillier already has his eyes on the prize for next year. Read More

Steve: Can Benson add Kentucky Derby winner to his resume?


Team owner Tom Benson will get to look over his rookie class next weekend in Metairie during rookie mini-camp, but this Saturday he’s in Louisville to watch two of his horses racing for a shot at earning the 142nd Kentucky Derby crown. Read More

Manziel ordered to stay away from accuser in violence case


A Dallas judge has ordered former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case.  Manziel was in court less than 15 minutes Thursday ...Read more

Deke: After the draft - a look at the past, present and future of the Saints


I’m a believer!  I have faith and I’m upbeat but I’m also a realist of sorts.  The Saints need a lot of things to come together and a lot of players to play their best yet for the defense to get to the middle of the pack. Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision


The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...

Stuard takes Zurich Classic in playoff for 1st PGA win


Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff Monday to capture his first PGA Tour win at the waterlogged Zurich Classic. Read more...

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic


Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard. Read more...

5 LSU Tigers join the ranks of the NFL


This weekend’s NFL Draft saw five more Tigers join the ranks of the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Three things I liked about 2016 Saints draft - three I didn't


Here are three things I like and three things I disliked about the 2016 Saints draft.  What I liked: 1.  The Saints were aggressive with trades, they had a vision and target for players.  That's just the way this team operates, like i
 
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