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Weekend Fun

Weekend's fall festivals take place in actual autumn weather

Festival goers this weekend get to enjoy the first taste of real autumn weather, and can help contribute to a great cause. Gretna Fest kicks off this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and festival chairman Ricky Templet promises... Read more
Dorm Burglary

Cops: Victims at Dillard dorm knew burglars who beat them

Cops says the burglary reported at a dorm on the Dillard University campus was the result of an ongoing dispute between the suspects and victims.  "Detectives have learned that the victims and the perpetrators in the incident knew each other and were involved in some sort of dispute... Read more
Dorm Burglary

Dillard students report beating, burglary

Police are investigating a report that two college students were burglary victims on the campus of Dillard University.  Cops were called just before 1:00am this morning to 2601 Gentilly Blvd. "Two black males entered the victim's dorm room demanding their property... Read more

Five more armed robberies in New Orleans

There were five more armed robberies in New Orleans Thursday night and Friday morning, continuing the string of hold ups across the city. The NOPD Major Offense Log shows the first armed robbery was at 9:43am.  Read more...
Your Money?

$35 million in unpaid life insurance policies

State Treasurer John Kennedy announces that audits of life insurance company policies have found $35 million that should have been paid to Louisiana residents. He says insurance companies often do not make concerted efforts to locate beneficiaries... Read more
Food Stamps

New Rule: Get a job to keep food stamps

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has announced changes to the food assistance program to encourage able-bodied recipients without children to move into the workforce. Secretary Suzy Sonnier says a federal waiver was allowed to expire that... Read more
Wet Coast

East Coast braces for more heavy rain, approaching hurricane

With already-saturated soils and flooded roads, East Coast states were bracing for another day of dreary and possibly dangerous weather Friday as forecasters predicted more downpours and a possible added punch from powerful Hurricane Joaquin.  Read more...
Armed Robbers

Armed robberies across New Orleans

New Orleans Police report a series of armed robberies from Wednesday morning through Thursday night in locations all over the city.  There were five separate incidents. Read more...

Gubernatorial candidates to appear in televised debate

The four major Louisiana gubernatorial candidates for governor are slated to appear tonight in a televised debate. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says this is the chance for Republican candidates Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne to gain some traction... Read more
Cooler Air

Cooler drier air coming in behind front

Get ready for some beautiful weather in Louisiana as another cold front settles over the state in time for the weekend. State Climatologist Barry Keim says today is just the beginning with slightly cooler and less humid conditions.  Read more...
Sit Out?!?

Miles on Fournette debate: "I can't imagine Leonard sitting inactive"

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com lit up the Tiger Nation when he speculated that the best thing for LSU rusher Leonard Fournette to do next season would be to NOT play in Baton Rouge.   He says, "Fournette should definitely take a year off in 2016."  Read more...
No Pay

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not professionals.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed... Read more

LSU-E. Michigan Preview

LSU coach Les Miles wants his players to realize that the margin for error their talent has given them early this season will shrink as the stakes rise, and that sloppiness will eventually catch up to the ninth-ranked Tigers if they don't clean up mental errors soon.  Read more...
Brees Back?

Steve: Brees expected to throw at Saints practice today

Drew Brees threw a football Tusday for the first time since injuring his shoulder on September 20th. The reports from ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder brought a smile to the faces of the Who Dat Nation and maybe some hope of a victory is on the horizon.  Read more...
Average Pay

Average income in Louisiana ranks near the bottom nationally

Louisiana ranks near the bottom of the states with the average annual salary of workers.  A new report is out from Congress' Joint Economic Committee. So what are we making annually in the Bayou state?  Read more...

VIDEO: Robbery at Monkey Hill Bar

New Orleans Police have released surveillance video of the armed robbery at Monkey Hill Bar.
"NOPD needs your help to identify and locate three unknown suspects responsible for robbing the Monkey Hill Bar, located in the 6100 block of Magazine Street... Read more
Armed Robberies

Feds to go after Uptown restaurant/bar robbers

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants the federal government to go after the suspects in three armed robberies of Uptown businesses as a criminal conspiracy.  Last night around 10:15pm three men with handguns, masks and hoodies held patrons and employees at... Read more
Ford Dead

Frankie Ford dies at age 76

Fellow musicians have been posting online that singer Frankie Ford has died. Ford was born in Gretna and still lived there. He had reportedly been battling a chronic illness.  Read more...
IG: Fire PM

Details of why IG wants Police Monitor fired

New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux today released a letter he has written calling for firing Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson. In the letter, Quatrevaux alleges, "Hutson has engaged in ethical misconduct in office; unprofessional conduct... Read more

Where is the outrage with violent crime in New Orleans?

Amid the recent surge of violence, New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is calling for more outrage.  She released a statement last week saying "right now, there is not a single time or place that is safe."  Read more...
Bar Robbery

Gunmen hit another Uptown business

For the third time recently, customers at an Uptown New Orleans business found themselves looking down the barrels of guns. "Around 10:15 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at 6100 Magazine Street," NOPD Officer Juan Barnes said in a news release.  Read more...
Kids in Car

Kids found in car after it was towed from Algiers

New Orleans Police are investigating after three young children were found inside a towed car.  "A 7 month old, 4 and 6-year-old were left in a vehicle in an apartment complex in Algiers," Office Garry Flot said in a news release.  He says the mother told officers... Read more
Tiger Errors

No. 9 LSU trying to address errors before they get costly

LSU coach Les Miles wants his players to realize that the margin for error their talent has given them early this season will shrink as the stakes rise, and that sloppiness will eventually catch up to the ninth-ranked Tigers if they don't clean up... Read more
Immigrant Shift

Study projects Asians will become largest US immigrant group

In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study.  Read more...
Trump Tax Plan

Donald Trump to unveil tax plan

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is set to roll out a tax plan Monday he says will reduce rates for lower and middle-income families as well as corporations, while increasing rates for some, like hedge fund managers who he says don't pay enough.  Read more...
Saints Path?

Panthers, Saints headed different ways after 3 games

The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints appear headed in different directions. The unbeaten Panthers are off to their best start since 2003, the year the franchise went to its only Super Bowl, following a 27-22 win over New Orleans on Sunday. The Saints are mired in... Read more
75 Years

Couple celebrating 75 years of marriage, both 100 years old

On a stormy summer afternoon, Margie and Harvey Cooper, members of the Berean Bible Church in Algiers, shared some of their most memorable events and cherished memories. They are each 100 years old and have been married for 75 years.  Read more...
Candidate List

Qualifying closes for October 24th election, who is running?

Qualifying closed today at 5:00pm for the race for governor, Lt.. Governor and other statewide offices as well as parish president in most parishes.  Read more and see the list of candidates...
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
Booze Sales

Should restaurants serve booze when the kitchen is closed?

A battle is brewing over the difference between a bar and a restaurant in New Orleans. The City Council is scheduled to consider an amendment today that would let restaurants serve booze at times they are not serving food.  Read more...

Cops looking for Bourbon Street stabbing suspect

The NOPD is asking for the public's help finding two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing on Bourbon Street. "The incident took place this morning, August 2, 2015, in the 800 block of Bourbon Street... Read more
Six Shot

2 victims and gunman dead, others injured after shooting in Lafayette movie thea

A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana tonight. Two of the victims and the shooter are dead...Read more...
Less Clout

Louisiana losing clout in Washington

Louisiana has seen its influence take a serious hit in Washington. According to The Hill, a Washington, DC newspaper, Louisiana's congressional "Clout Index" has fallen from 4th to 30th now that Mary Landrieu is no longer a member of the Louisiana delegation.  Read more...
Jindal Poll

Jindal ranks 13th in Iowa poll for Republican presidential nomination

A republican presidential nomination poll conducted by KBUR/WAA in Iowa, places Governor Bobby Jindal in 13th with 2 percent from likely caucus goers. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leads with 18 percent.  Read more...
Party District?

Night life in New Orleans' Warehouse District on the rise

An increasingly popular stretch of Tchoupitoulas in the Warehouse District is about to welcome yet another nightspot. The Tchoupitoulas Beer Garden is scheduled to open in mid-August at 840 Tchoupitoulas as a year-round, Oktoberfest-inspired drinking hall.  Read more...
Bow & Gun

Louisiana hunters can now carry guns during bow season

Louisiana hunters are now allowed to carry any firearm of their choice during bow hunting season.  In the past, hunters were only allowed to carry a .22 caliber pistol loaded with rat shot that could only kill small pests.  Read more...

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...
Tigers Win

LSU advances to Super Regional with win over UNCW

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 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...
Jindal vs Obama

Poll: Obama more popular than Jindal in Louisiana

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's approval rating in Louisiana is at an all time low according to a new survey. Bernie Pinsonat conducts the Southern Media and Opinion Resarch Poll. He says they found Jindal got a 31.8% positive job performance rating from likely Louisiana voters.  Read more...
More Fast Food

Burgers are far from rare in Louisiana

America's largest fast-food hamburger chains have found a friendly home in Louisiana.There are 6.3 McDonald's restaurants and 4.1 Burger Kings per 100,000 residents in Louisiana, the fifth- and second-highest rates, respectively, in the country... Read more
Early Risers

Study: Morning people are healthier than night owls

You've heard the term "nothing good ever happens after midnight."  There may be something to that.  New research suggesting that being a 'morning person' can help keep you healthy. The study shows 'night people' are at a higher risk for several unhealthy conditions... Read more

#1 LSU takes the series from #2 Texas A&M

Number one ranked LSU and Texas A&M played another classic college baseball game on Friday and for the second straight night the Tigers came out on top. The Bayou Bengal bats erupted for four runs in the 7th inning to erase a three-run deficit... Read more

Durst indicted in New Orleans

Prosecutors in New Orleans are turning up the heat on millionaire Robert Durst.  A day before a crucial hearing on extraditing the wealthy heir to Los Angeles, grand jurors have handed up indictments on gun charges.  Read more...

Man survives 66 days after boat flips in ocean

A man whose family reported him missing at sea more than two months ago was found floating on the overturned hull of his sailboat 200 miles off the North Carolina coast on Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  Read more...
Moving On

Humans hardwired to handle a breakup and move on

We appear to have a mechanism in our brains designed to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives.  St. Louis University researchers suggests people will recover after a breakup. 
Tax Hikes?

Louisianians want budget hole resolved with cuts and tax hikes

How do Louisiana voters want the more than one billion dollar budget hole fixed? The 2015 Louisiana Survey reveals that 83-percent of Louisianians want the state's budget deficit to be resolved through a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes.  Read more...

Abita Brewing contributes to U.S. craft beer growth

Craft beers accounted for 11% of U.S. beer sales volume in 2014, marking the first time that segment reached the double-digit mark, according to an annual industry report. And local brewer, Abita, did its part to contribute to that mark.  Read more...
Pels Win

Davis scores 43 as Pelicans beat Bucks

Anthony Davis matched a career-high with 43 points and also had 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in the New Orleans Pelicans' 114-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
Eric Gordon added 16 points for the Pelicans, who have won two in a row.  Read more...
LSU Wins

Tigers cut down Lumberjacks 8-1

New first baseman Danny Zardon crushed his second home run of the season and four LSU relievers combined to toss five innings of one-hit ball as LSU (11-1) downed Stephen F. Austin (4-9) X-X at Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday night.  Read more...
New Career

Edwin Edwards going for real estate license

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is making news again as he plans to seek his real estate license. The former four term governor and ex-con says with an 18-month old child and young wife, he would like to make sure there is a nice nest egg left behind... Read more
JP Mardi Gras

Pictures: Fat Tuesday Fun in Metairie

The cold conditions couldn't keep revelers away from the Metairie parade route.  Check out some of the sights along the way...
Parade Changes

Weather moves parades

Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Fat Tuesday itself prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled on those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling.  Read more...
BP Trial

Trial ends over how much BP should pay for Gulf oil spill

The latest phase of a trial to determine how much BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — which could reach $13.7 billion — ended Monday, but a decision from the judge is not expected for months.  Read more...
Crawfish Time?

Louisiana's favorite crustaceans arriving for Christmas

Mudbugs are beginning to pop up in Louisiana. We're beginning to see crawfish advertised at metro area restaurants and grocery stores. "For a lot of producers, crawfish season has begun," says Dr. Greg Lutz, Crawfish Researcher at the LSU Ag Center.  Read more...
Random Cuttings

Woman cuts random victims in the French Quarter

New Orleans Police say a woman with some sort of blade stabbed or cut two people in the French Quarter in what appears to be unprovoked attacks.  "The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating an unknown female... Read more
Freezing Again

Another freeze warning through Saturday morning

"Another unseasonably cold night is expected tonight as cold high pressure settles over the area," the National Weather Service said in a Freeze Warning for most of Southeast Louisiana Friday into Saturday.  Read more...
Peterson Plea

Peterson enters plea bargain in child abuse case

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson entered a "no contest" plea to misdemeanor charges in his child abuse case today.  The judge accepted the plea that was part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.  Read more...

Causeway crash kills worker, closes bridge

A fiery crash over Lake Pontchartrain killed one person and shut down the southbound Causeway Bridge Monday afternoon. Officials say one vehicle had to be pulled from the water. A body was recovered in the lake.  Read more...
Frost Sunday?

Cold air pushing in, bringing frost to Louisiana

It looks like the coldest weather, so far, this fall will hit Louisiana this weekend.  CS Ross, with the National Weather Service, says a cold front is moving through the Bayou State today. "Ushering in a much cooler air mass for this weekend.  Read more...

Dierks Bentley headlines Orpheus

The Krewe of Orpheus says country music star Dierks Bentley will ride in the krewe's parade in Lundi Gras night and headline the 2015 Orpheuscapade. "With over five million albums sold, 11 GRAMMY nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry... Read more
Ebola Concern

LSU worker to stay off campus after trip to Africa

Louisiana State University says an employee who trained Liberian police officers to use protective clothing has been asked to stay off campus for three weeks — the period during which Ebola virus symptoms could show up.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Police release report on teacher sex case

Police have released the arrest report in the case of two Destrehan teachers who allegedly had group sex with a teenager in Kenner. The report shows that the teachers allegedly, "had consensual sexual intercourse with a 16 year old juvenile."  Read more...

4th of July Events

From the City to the suburbs, Southshore to Northshore, Eastbank to Westbank; there are celebrations for Independence day planned.  Starting JUne 29th and running through the 4th of July, there are all kinds of events.  Click here to read a list of the celebrations...
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