School Costs

Study: School operation costs higher in charter-heavy Orleans


The percentage of public school dollars going to school operation costs such as transportation and administrative salaries is higher in New Orleans — and the percentage devoted to actual instruction is lower — than in other districts that don't rely so heavily on charter schools, according to a study released Tuesday. Read more...
Deadly Shooting

Sheriff: Witnesses back homeowner's claims in deadly N. Shore shooting


St. Tammany Parish sheriff Randy Smith released more details today about the early Monday shooting near Slidell -- in which a homeowner killed a 22-year-old on the homeowner's property, but not in the house. Read more...
Strawberries

Despite bad weather, Louisiana strawberries looking good


Despite floods, droughts, and freezing temperatures, experts say Louisiana strawberries are doing just fine. Whitney Wallace with the LSU AgCenter doesn’t think there will be too much damage to this year’s strawberry crop.  Read more...
Mayor's Race

What kind of mayor will NOLA voters elect this fall?


What kind of candidate will win the next mayoral election in New Orleans? The potential contenders are busy making plans leading up to qualifying in July. Read more...
Dismembered

Cops: Jealous man kills and cuts up ex's new boyfriend in Kenner


Cops in Kenner and St. John say they have solved the case of a man killed, cut into pieces and dumped in the water near the interstate.  "On December 29, 2016, the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office located a severed human arm... Read more
Decrease

Research finds 18% decrease in abortions in Louisiana


New research finds there was an 18% decline in the number of abortions in Louisiana between 2011 and 2014. Guttmacher Institute researcher Rachel Jones says nationally, there was a 12% decline over the same period.  Read more...
Parade Fatality

Police: Child dies after struck by float at MLK Day parade


Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Abbeville.  Multiple news outlets report that police say the child was hit by the float sometime after the parade started that Monday morning.  Read more...

 
Sugar Daddies

More LSU students joining Sugar Daddy dating site


More and more LSU students are seeking Sugar Daddies to help pay for their education. That’s according to SeekingArangment.com, which saw 35 LSU students enroll in 2016. Spokeswoman Brook Urick says that’s a substantial increase over the previous year.  Read more...

 
Legal Killing?

What is 'reasonable' when it comes to citizens using deadly force?


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is set to announce more details today about a Slidell-area homeowner who fatally shot and killed a man in his yard early Monday morning. The sheriff's office says the homeowner told deputies the man was behaving... Read more
Extras Needed

Extras needed for Mardi Gras show on NCIS New Orleans


Wanna be on the TV show NCIS: New Orleans? Producers are looking for some extras in Mardi Gras attire. They are shooting the Carnival scene this Friday, Jan. 20. To apply, officials say you should send a picture of yourself in a costume that you would like to wear. Read more...