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'Day of Service' looking for about 1,300 more volunteers

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today called on the region to commit to a day of service on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Read more...

Record cocaine haul in Plaquemines Parish

Thanks to an anonymous tipster, Plaquemines Parish authorities today announced the largest single seizure of cocaine in parish history. Read more...

Bush visit lightning rod for criticism

Former President George W. Bush visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which political observers say was the low point of his presidency. Read more...

Mardi Gras 2016 is healthier than ever thanks to the 2006 Carnival season

New Orleanians are proud of many things, one of those being our hosting Mardi Gras parades during the Carnival season. But six months after Hurricane Katrina, bringing back Mardi Gras so soon after the worst disaster in our city's history, was very controversial. Read more...

Police: Woman killed her cousin on New Orleans porch

Authorities say a 37-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin in New Orleans. Read more...

President Obama to speak in New Orleans today about Katrina recovery

President Barack Obama comes to New Orleans today, as part of the city's commemoration of ten years of Hurricane Katrina recovery. The president says New Orleans has impressed the nation. Read more...

13-year-old arrested after robbery with BB gun

New Orleans police arrested a 13-year-old boy within minutes of allegedly robbing a 53-year-old man with a BB gun in New Orleans East on Sunday.  The incident happened near the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Hayne Boulevard at about 11:20 a.m.  Read more...

 

Activists: Islamic State destroys temple

Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.  Read more...
 
 

State police trooper shot in head during traffic stop

A Louisiana State trooper was critically injured after he was shot in the head during a trraffic stop Sunday in Calcasieu Parish.  State Police Col. Mike Edmonson, said the trooper was conducting a traffic stop in the Lake Charles area ...Read more

Weakening continues for Tropical storm Danny

Tropical storm Danny shows a continuing weakening trend for the next 48 hours.  
Danny is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico at this time, but may impact south Florida and the Bahamas.  Meteorologist ay it it still too early to tell.  Read more...

 

Weakened Danny continues toward Puerto Rico

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Danny is likely to weaken to a tropical depression and bring little relief to drought-parched Puerto Rico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it expects Danny to reach Puerto Rico early Tuesday.  Read more...
 

Jindal addresses conservatives in Ohio

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was among the Republican presidential hopefuls addressing conservatives this weekend at the annual conference of Americans for Prosperity in Columbus, Ohio.  Read more...
 

Danny continues to weaken

Tropical storm Danny weakened further overnight, as top sustained winds dropped to 50 mph. Forecasters say Danny is likely to weaken to a tropical depression in the next 36 to 48 hours as it passes near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  Read more...
 

Father arrested after allegedly shooting son 3 times

A Tickfaw man has been arrested on a count of attempted second-degree murder after shooting his son three times, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.  Read more...
 

"Katrina 10" events in and around New Orleans

In the run-up to the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's strike against New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, there are tons of events, services, ceremonies and more all over the metro area and along the Gulf. Read More

St. Tammany suicides on the rise

St. Tammany Parish, which already has the highest suicide rate in the state, is now seeing an increase. According to St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston, suicides and attempted suicides have gone up since comedian and actor Robin Williams died.  Read more...
 
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