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Finance reports show Landrieu raising more than Cassidy

First quarter reports for the money side of Louisiana's U.S. Senate race show incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu out-raising her closest competitor by more than half a million dollars. Read more..

Cops looking for missing woman

New Orleans Police are asking for help finding a missing woman. A news release says, "On Saturday, April 5th at about 12:10 pm, a close friend of Andrea Caldwell's spoke with her before she went to work."  Read more...

Bill would let lawmakers carry guns at the Capitol

A state senator from St. Mary Parish wants to let state lawmakers carry concealed weapons at the Louisiana Capitol when they're at work. The bill by Franklin Sen. Bret Allain, a Republican, started moving Tuesday.  Read more...

GOP leader: La. lawmaker's apology appropriate

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he's pleased a Republican congressman from Louisiana apologized after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn't his wife. But Cantor stopped short of calling for U.S. Rep. Vance McAllistir to resign. Read more...

Federal judge rules on NOPD off-duty details

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration. The new policy is a major piece of a wide-ranging consent decree... Read more

Equal Pay Day - Gap bigger in Louisiana

Today is the day advocates for women getting the same pay as men tout as "Equal Pay Day." They chose today "because it symbolizes how far into the next year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year."  Read more...

Paul McCartney coming to New Orleans

For the first time in more than a decade, Sir Paul McCartney is coming to play a concert in New Orleans. "Paul McCartney is coming to the Smoothie King Center on June 19," a news release says.  Read more and get ticket information...

Common core gets split reaction from Louisiana voters

A statewide poll shows voters are split when it comes to the Common Core education standards. 41-percent of the survey's respondents say they support Common Core, while 40-percent oppose it.  Read more...

Protecting your privacy from nosy private drone pilots

Remote-controlled flying vehicles that can be guided by tablets and smartphones -- basically small drones -- are becoming increasingly available to consumers. It has at least one state lawmaker worried about potential invasions of privacy. Read more...

Louisiana Congressman asks for 'forgiveness' after video goes public

Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.  See the video and read more...

Senate refuses to protect 'chicken boxing'

The sport of "chicken boxing" doesn't have many friends in the Louisiana Senate. Senators refused Monday to protect chicken boxing from Louisiana's ban on cockfighting, despite pleas from their colleague, Sen. Elbert Guillory, R-Opelousas. Read more...

LA House approves butt ban

Just in case there was any confusion, cigarette butts are litter, as far as the Louisiana House of Representatives is concerned. Read more...

Cops: Teen kills man for stealing prescription medication

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office today says a 17-year-old suspect killed a man after the victim took pills from a home. "Brendon James Marcel, a 17-year-old, shot the victim after he discovered the victim had stolen some prescription medication from him... Read more

Is chicken boxing legit?

Cockfighting in Louisiana has been illegal since 2008. But apparently, a related sport that fans say isn't bloody or cruel has existed since then: "Chicken boxing." Read more...

Vitter, Landrieu top poll for governor

A look ahead to the 2015 governor's race shows a statistical tie between republican senator David Vitter and democratic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Vitter is running, while it's unknown if Landrieu will run.  Read more...

2016 campaign checklist: Jindal

A look at preparations by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:
Nondenial denial: "My honest answer is I don't know what I'm going to be doing in 2016." February 2014.  Read more...

Covington company touts a better system to track airplanes

A Northshore firm is working toward federal approval of satellite GPS technology to provide second-by-second tracking of airplanes anywhere in the world. The Federal Aviation Administration currently uses ground-based tracking stations... Read more

Line of rain for Monday morning

Southeast Louisiana is under a tornado watch until 8:00am. "The line was very heavy early this morning back toward Baton Rouge with golf ball sized hail it was a severe line of storms,"  Channel Four Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said.  Read more...

Work to fill gaps in Terrebonne levee protection

The Terrebonne Parish Levee District is continuing to fill gaps in the parish's primary defenses against flooding.  Read more...
 

A top five for Louisiana

Louisiana continues to impress some of the nations top business publications. Read more...

New Orleans racing to catch up with local IT boom

Louisiana incentives to bring more information technology companies to the area have created a burgeoning demand for local workers in New Orleans. Tulane Computer Science Professor, Dr. Rom Mettu, says local schools are trying to help meet that demand.  Read more...