Delayed

Release of Edwards' tax proposals delayed until Wednesday


Gov. John Bel Edwards has delayed the release of his tax rewrite proposal. He's taking an extra two days to pull together the centerpiece of his legislative agenda amid questions about a new business tax he's backing.  Read more...
 
 
Shooting

Police investigating shooting of man at park in New Orleans


Police are investigating a shooting of a man at a park in New Orleans.  New Orleans police say the shooting occurred at Pontchartrain Park on Sunday evening. Police say the location of the man's injuries is unknown.  Read more...

 
Teen Convicted

Teen sentenced to prison for breaking into trooper's home


Court records show a teenager has been convicted for breaking into a Louisiana State Police trooper's home.  It's reported that St. Charles Parish court records state 19-year-old Dillyn Austin pleaded guilty and will serve about 11 months in prison. Read more...
Business Tax

Governor wants to change the way Louisiana taxes business


With two weeks left before the Louisiana legislative session, we are waiting for Governor John Bel Edwards to announce his tax reform plans. LaPolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says many were surprised when they recently learned the governor is moving away from... Read more
Be Careful

Home improvement expert says 'Do it yourself, but do it right'


A lot of homeowners take on do-it-yourself projects this time of year. Home Depot has hired hundreds of workers in New Orleans to help handle the amateurs packing their stores. A do-it-yourself project can mean saving a lot of money. And, a lot of TV shows make it look... Read more
Direct Flight

New Orleans now has direct flights to London


British Airways begins service between London and New Orleans today. The first flight lands tonight around 7:30, and takes off for London at 9:40 p.m. The British Airways 787 Dreamliner will be stopping at Armstrong International much of the week. Read more...
Runoffs

Runoff for Orleans Civil Court, Westwego Mayor, and other election results


A few of Saturday's elections will be decided in a runoff next month.Suzy Montero and Rachel Johnson will vye for a vacant spot on the bench at Orleans Civil District Court. Read more...
MSY Ride Fees

Kenner ordinance would set ride-booking fees for airport passengers


An ordinance being debated in Kenner could have a major impact on fees charged by customers who use Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services. Ride-sharing drivers are concerned about additional fees to fares, but taxi drivers say they support the proposed ordinance.  Read more...
False Alarms

A crackdown on false alarms in New Orleans


New Orleans officials are getting set to impose penalties for owners of properties where repeated false security alarms waste police time. A city news release says an ordinance taking effect May 1 will result in a warning to a property owner after one false alarm, and a $75 fine after the second.  Read more...
Vote Results

Get election results


Polls have closed in elections in 37 parishes across Louisiana. Secretary of State Tom Schedler said the majority of the elections were local. He says weather may have depressed turnout. Read more...