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Red-light camera program in Jefferson Parish going back to court

The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems.  Read more...

 

Shooting leaves 1 dead near police headquarters

NOPD is investigating a shooting that left a victim dead and another injured near South White and Broad Streets.  The shooting happened near police headquarters.  The incident caused the closure of the Broad Street overpass in both directions.  Read more... 

 

Louisiana reaches export record of $65.1 billion

The U.S. Department of Commerce says merchandise exports from Louisiana climbed 2.8 percent to a record $65.1 billion in 2014, and new trade agreements could boost those totals in the coming years.  Read more...

 

Boyfriend Accused of Pouring Beer Down 1-Year-Old's Throat

Two Slidell residents are being accused of pouring beer down a 1-year-old boy’s throat, then slapping him when he would regurgitate.  As a result, 24-year-old, Brett Flower, and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin, are both facing cruelty to juvenile charges.  Read more...

 

Pelicans pull away from Nets

Quincy Pondexter netted 25 points, Tyreke Evans added 15 points and 11 assists and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Wednesday night.  Omer Asik posted 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans, ...Read More

LSU: Cassidy performed work required for university salary

A university audit released Wednesday appears to clear newly-elected U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of allegations he did little work for the taxpayer-funded annual salary he was paid for medical teaching work at LSU during his time in Congress.  Read more...

 

3 doctors chosen to decide Benson's mental capacity

Three doctors have been chosen to decide the mental condition of Tom Benson regarding a suit filed against him by his 3 relatives.  The court has not named the 3 doctors who were picked.  
They will now examine Benson in mid-March  ...Read more

NOPD approval rating drops

Fewer than half of New Orleanians surveyed say they are satisfied with the New Orleans Police Department. That's the latest results of the New Orleans Crime Coalition's biannual survey. Read more...

Old Gentilly landfill under attack

There are more people demanding the closure of the Old Gentilly Landfill, as environmentalists suspect there could be some serious damage brewing. Read more...

Terrebonne Parish to research use of traffic enforcement cameras

Terrebonne Parish officials are considering using traffic cameras to help cut costs and enforce speeding and red light laws more efficiently. The Parish Council voted Monday to give law enforcement agencies, the parish administration and the council's legal department 60 days to... Read more

New Orleans police sergeant suspended following arrest

New Orleans police say a veteran officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on charges of filing or maintaining false public records and theft of goods over $1,500.  Read more...

 

Suspect arrested in Thanksgiving kidnapping

Cops have arrested a suspect they say stole a woman's SUV with her baby in the back seat on Thanksgiving Day. "The NOPD arrested 19-year-old Dejaun Gradley,"  Officer Frank Robertson said.  "Gradley was already in jail for an unrelated probation violation."  Click here to see video of the crime...

Judge gets names of doctors today who will interview Tom Benson

Today is the deadline for the three-physician team to be assembled that will perform the court-ordered psychiatric examination of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Read more...

FAA: Southwest for now can use planes that missed inspection

Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes... Read more

Viking Cruises announces new trips from New Orleans

Viking Cruises has announced they'll begin offering trips along the Mississippi River from the Port of New Orleans. The plan is to have the operation going by 2017 when two boats launch per year taking passengers on a journey upriver... Read more

First ice, then snow in parts of Louisiana

Freezing rain and sleet are falling over much of north Louisiana and forecaster say that will change to snow. A winter storm warning remains in effect for all of north Louisiana until 6 p.m. today.  Read more...

Cold rain for Southeast Louisiana

Here comes the rain. A low pressure system in bringing a lot of moisture to the New Orleans area. "This will spread scattered to numerous showers and maybe isolated thunderstorms across Southeast Louisiana," WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo said... Read more

Do you use an umbrella, yes or no?

Rain chances are way up for today.  We asked people downtown about that one item some take with them whenever they leave the house, and others, well that's a different story. Do you use an umbrella?  Read more...

Governor Jindal on the President's veto of the Keystone pipeline

President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.   The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. Read more...

Most of Louisiana candidates for governor oppose Common Core

Three of four contenders to be Louisiana's next governor criticized the state's use of the Common Core academic standards.  The comments about the divisive, multistate English and math standards used in public school classrooms came ...Read more

Used car prices hit record high

The average used car price hit a record $16,800 last year.  That's a new record high, according a report from edmunds.com.  Read more...

Man allegedly ran illegal bar from his home

Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents have arrested a man for allegedly running an illegal bar out of his home. They say 42-year-old Robert Williams was arrested and booked into the Nachitoches Parish Detention Center.   Read more...

Policy created for colleges' response to sex assault claims

Louisiana's top higher education board has adopted a statewide policy for how college campuses should handle sexual assault claims.  The Board of Regents approved the plan Monday, which was prompted by legislative questions ...Read more

Westwego abandons plans to replace water treatment plant

Westwego officials have abandoned a plan to replace the city's aged water treatment plant with compact "package" system.  It's reported the City Council on Monday voted 4-1 in support of Mayor Johnny Shaddinger's want to invest about $3 million into Westwego's 80-year-old treatment plant.  Read more...

 

Gubernatorial candidates talk education at forum

Announced candidates for Governor of Louisiana are squaring off today in a forum on education sponsored by the Louisiana School Boards Association. Front runner, David Vitter, wasted no time denouncing the current accountability system.  Read more...

Mother accused of threatening Thibodaux teacher

Police say the mother of a student placed under in-school suspension is accused of threatening a South Thibodaux Elementary School teacher. Police spokesman David Melancon says 32-year-old Floria Ward faces charges of assault on a school teacher and disturbing the peace.  Read more...

Police: Northshore officer shoots, kills truck driver

Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting involving a Denham Springs police officer and a Fort Worth, Texas, truck driver.  City Detective Glenn Lemoine identified the victim as 47-year-old Robert Kohl.  Read more...

Superintendent concerned about funding for student testing

State Education Superintendent John White is concerned the Jindal administration will not provide funding for standardized tests, like the exam tied to Common Core. The governor's proposed budget for next fiscal year will be presented on Friday.  Read more...

Terrebonne officers to get body cameras

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will soon get body cameras for patrol officers and other personnel — a move that Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says will likely cut down on complaints against officers.  Read more...

Gasoline prices rising for a few reasons

New figures show gasoline prices in the U.S.  have risen roughly 13 cents in the last couple of weeks, bringing it up 26 cents since prices bottomed out after a nine month slide ended in January.  Read more...

Delta flight diverted to Richmond due to window problem

A Delta flight from New Orleans to New York City was diverted to Richmond because of a window problem.  Delta reported that one of the aircraft's outer window panes was compromised.   The flight left New Orleans around 6:30 a.m. Monday ...Read more

A longterm lease for West Jeff Medical approved by Council members

Negotiations have been going on for months but a management deal has been reach for West Jefferson Hospital.  The Jefferson Parish Council approved a longterm lease deal for West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.  Read more...

Sleet, freezing rain, snow moving over northern Louisiana

Sleet, freezing rain and snow are falling over a large
portion of northern Louisiana.   National Weather Service Meteorologist Mario Valverde in Shreveport says the freezing precipitation will continue along the Interstate 20 corridor into the nighttime hours.  Read more...
 
 

Justices reject New Orleans tour guides' free speech appeal

The Supreme Court has rejected a free-speech appeal from guides in New Orleans who object to having to be licensed to lead tours.  Read more...

Accidental shooting kills 13-year-old baby-sitter

Police say a 25-year-old Baton Rouge man working on his handgun when it accidentally discharged, killed a 13-year-old boy who was baby-sitting his kids.  Read more...

Born between 1957 and 1971? Get measles shot again

Measles is one of the most more serious of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. The disease spreads  very quickly, so it is important to protect yourself against infection. And now with the recent rash of outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending... Read more

Mississippi River attracts second cruise vessel to New Orleans

The growing popularity of Mississippi River cruises has brought another boat to New Orleans.
"'The American Eagle,' operated by American Cruise Lines, is one of the newest additions to river cruising in the whole industry... Read more

Steelworkers extend unfair labor strike to Convent, Norco

The United Steelworkers announced it will expand its unfair labor practices strike (ULP) to two Motiva Enterprises refineries in Convent and Norco, Louisiana. In addition, the Shell Chemical plant in Norco also received a 24-hour strike notice from the USW.  Read more...
 

Fatal Saturday shooting in the Marigny

New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified male in the Marigny, near the intersection of Saint Claude and Pauger Street.  Read more...
 

Waiting for a Louisiana tax refund? You'll be waiting until March

Louisiana taxpayers who quickly filed their state taxes and are eagerly waiting for their tax refunds will have to keep waiting. The state Department of Revenue announced Wednesday that it won't start issuing refunds until the week of March 2.  Read more...
 

2014 fundraising reports filed by Louisiana candidates

Reports outlining the fundraising and spending that candidates for statewide elected positions did last year are due to the state ethics board.  Read more...
 

Louisiana lawmaker opposes proposed Pentagon cuts

The Pentagon has released a proposal that would reduce forces in the United States Army to numbers not seen since before the buildup during World War II. US Representative John Fleming of Minden, Louisiana strongly opposes a shrinking of the nation's military. Read more...
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