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Do you tip your housekeepers when you stay at a hotel?

Marriott hotels have announced a new initiative, encouraging hotel guests to tip the housekeepers who clean their rooms. Read more...
Single People

Louisiana tops nation for number of single people

According to a new report with data compiled from the U.S. census, Louisiana has the most single people in the nation. The Martin Prosperity Institute study found 55.7 percent of adults here are nor married. Read more...
Low Polling

Jindal not deterred by low presidential poll numbers

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not concerned about poll numbers that show him receiving little support when compared to other potential presidential candidates. Jindal received only three percent in a recent CNN poll of New Hampshire republican voters... Read more
Teachers Quit

Louisiana teachers still retiring at a high rate

Louisiana schools are still seeing a higher number of teachers retiring compared to what they saw three years ago. Nearly 3,000 kindergarten through 12th grade teachers retired during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Read more...

Is brain-eating amoeba in your water system?

Another water system in Louisiana is dealing with brain-eating amoeba. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says as they step up their testing, that's bound to happen. Read more...
Child Shot

Boy, 3, dies after finding loaded gun

Tallulah Police are investigating the accidental shooting death of a child. KNOE-TV reports that the shooting was reported Monday evening. Police said the victim was a three year-old boy.  Read more...
Fatal Hit & Run

Northshore cops search for hit and run driver in fatal crash

Livingston Parish deputies are searching for the driver of a vehicle that is believed to have struck and killed a man in Albany.  Authorities were alerted to a body in the middle of North Cafe Line Road early Sunday morning.  Read more...
What's Abuse?

Is whipping a child with a switch abuse in Louisiana?

The recent indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has opened a nationwide discussion on disciplining children. Peterson allegedly used a switch, a tree branch stripped of leaves, to whip his son.  Read more...
5 Shot

5 shot in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police say someone shot five people in New Orleans East tonight. "Just before 8:00pm, five males were shot in the 6700 block of Chef Menteur HWY," Officer Frank Robertson said in a news release.  Read more...
Third Suspect

Third suspect arrested in NOPD shooting

New Orleans Police say they have in custody a third suspect in the shooting of one of their officers early Sunday morning. One alleged shooter is dead, another man is in jail. Read more...
Deer Collisions

Deer crashes in Louisiana cost big bucks!

The chances of hitting a deer in Louisiana have gone up. So has the expense of repairing the damage.   State Farm Insurance is out with a new report on the growing problem and the risk is a lot higher than you might think. Read more...
Oh No 0-2!

Saints fans sound off on 0-2

Can the Saints right the ship? Citizens of the Who Dat Nation hope the team can figure out its problems soon, after falling to 0-2 in a loss at Cleveland. Read more...
Limb Kills

Tree limb falls on motorcyclists, killing 1

State police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement in Livingston Parish.  Read more...
Beatles Back?

'The Beatles' return to City Park for 50th anniversary concert

Get ready for a magical mystery tour. WYES-TV is turning the clock back 50 years, with a very special event. Beatlemania returns to New Orleans Tuesday night in City Park, as The Fab Four recreates the concert of September 16,1964.  Read more...
Cop Shot

Hunt for 3rd suspect in cop's shooting

Cops are looking for a third suspect in the shooting of an NOPD officer.  One alleged shooter is dead, another man is in jail. "The NOPD has arrested 34-year-old Cornelius Barthelemy in connection with the early morning shooting involving NOPD Officer Jonathan Smith... Read more

Report: Churchill Downs seeks to sell Fair Grounds

Churchill Downs Inc. is reportedly trying to sell New Orleans' Fair Grounds racing track. Churchill Downs is said to have hired JPMorgan Chase to seek bids with a deadline of Wednesday.  Read more...

St. Tammany deputies searching for man in Lake Ponchartrain

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office was searching Lake Ponchartrain Sunday morning for a man who reportedly jumped off the eastbound twin span.  Read more...

One dead in St. John Parish shooting

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday morning shooting death.  Read more...

Suspects wanted for attempted murder of NOPD officer

New Orleans Police are requesting the public's help in locating and identifying three male suspects wanted in connection with the Attempted Murder of an NOPD officer who was shot multiple times Sunday morning.  Read more...

1 dead in gas accident on offshore Louisiana platform

Chevron says a contractor has been killed during maintenance on a natural gas line off the Louisiana coast.  Read more...

Jefferson schools: $4.6M tab to educate immigrants

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says Jefferson Parish expects to pay $4.6 million this school year to educate 533 immigrant children who entered the U.S. without an adult.  Read more...

Shrimpers back on the job without higher prices

Louisiana shrimpers are back on the water, and most of them returned after three days of what had been planned as a one-week strike for higher prices.  Read more...

Cops take on hogs in Jefferson Parish

With an estimated half-million wild pigs roaming Louisiana, there are few predators to curtail their numbers.Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sharpshooters will be enlisted to reduce the size of the hog population on the parish's west bank.  Read more...

System falling apart in Gulf, weak front bringing some rain

Forecasters say an area of disturbed weather in the Gulf is falling apart and is not likely to develop. "The area of low pressure over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico is becoming less defined and the associated shower activity is decreasing... Read more

Slidell Police arrest high school student for online threat

Slidell Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who was responsible for making the social media threats toward Salmen High School.  Read more...
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Steve: Know Your Enemy, week three - Minnesota

The Saints look for their first victory of the 2014 NFL season Sunday when they host the Minnesota Vikings. There’s no place like home, as the Black & Gold’s last defeat in the Superdome came on December 30th, 2012 to the Carolina Panthers. Read More

Vikings owner: Peterson to remain out until legal matters resolved

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the NFL team "made a mistake'' in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. Read more...

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

The NFL and the players union say they have reached an agreement on changes to the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. Read more...

LSU looks to keep shutout streak going against Miss State

LSU heads into Saturday's SEC match-up with Mississippi State riding a streak of 31 straight possessions without allowing a point. The Tigers also lead in the SEC in four defensive categories--- total defense, pass defense, scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. Read more...

Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list, won't play Saints

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges.  Read more...

Deke: SEC rankings, week four

Well folks, if the SEC West added Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina, then the rest of the nation's games really wouldn't matter.  Currently all seven of the SEC West's members are ranked among the top 42 teams in the nation with five of the West schools being in the top 10. Read More

NFL feeling pain over domestic abuse

The National Football League finds itself in a public relations nightmare when it comes to dealing with domestic abuse. So says the president of a crisis management company called Lexicon. Read more...

T-Bob: Just how good is LSU's defense? One of the best

Although the last two games haven’t been against the best opponents, LSU’s defense has been DOMINANT in every sense of the word. Read More

Deke: NFL Top Ten, week three

The Who Dats way down yonder in New Orleans are out, while the 2-0 Bills from South of Canada have burnt me before, so I'll use caution before I put Buffalo in my best 10.  The Red Birds from the desert are the lone undefeated in the NFC West? Read More

Governor: Vikings' Peterson should be suspended

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system.  Read more...
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