Past Weeks :  

Many say 'New Orleans is a safe city' during Pridefest

A band at New Orleans Pridefest 2016 played the Mardi Gras Indian song "Iko Iko" with a gay pride twist, singing, "We won't run and we won't hide, Iko, iko unday; Gonna fill this world with love and pride, Jock-a-mo fee nah nay."  Read more...

 

Edwards vetoes 3 bills from regular legislative session

Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed three bills governing construction financing, state worker pay raises and corrections facilities.  The governor's office released the vetoes Sunday, involving legislation from the regular session that ended earlier this month.  Read more...

 

TD #4 forms

Tropical Depression number 4 has formed over the Bay of Campeche. It is located 190 miles ESE of Tuxpan Mexico, and winds of 35 miles per hour.  There is not expected to be any threat to the U.S. at this time. Read more...

 

State supreme court won't hear St. Tammany fracking appeal

A sharply divided Louisiana Supreme Court says it won't hear a challenge to a state decision awarding a permit to a company that wants to drill an oil well in St. Tammany Parish. Helis Oil & Gas said before the decision that it's ready to begin drilling an exploratory well.  Read more... 

Oil bust leaves states like Louisiana with massive well cleanup

The worst oil bust since the 1980s is leaving Louisiana and other states with newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells. At least 60 oil producers have declared bankruptcy since 2014 as U.S. rig counts plunged to historic lows.  Read more...

3-year-old twins die after being found in truck in Bossier City

Police say 3-year-old twins have died after they were found unresponsive in a pickup truck outside their home in Bossier City. Autopsies will be conducted on the brother and sister. Police say that the mother contacted neighbors Saturday to say she was looking for her children.  Read more...

Food stamp numbers jump in Louisiana, decrease nationwide

Participation in the federal food stamp program is increasing in Louisiana, even as it's dropping nationwide. Almost 19 percent of Louisiana's 4.6 million residents participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  Read more...

Orleans parade honors Orlando victims

More than a hundred people led off a New Orleans gay pride parade holding aloft hand-scrawled posters for LGBT rights and pictures of the Orlando nightclub victims pasted on pieces of colored paper. The parade kicked off Saturday night in New Orleans' Marigny neighborhood.  Read more...

Lafayette Parish Sheriff deputies and vehicles to get a new look

When Sheriff-Elect Mark Garber takes office on July 1, the department will begin gradually rolling out new wraps on its later-model vehicles, as well as a new color scheme. The deputies' uniforms will change as well.  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...