Past Weeks :  

Luling man arrested in armed robbery gone wrong

A Luling man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery gone wrong. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says 31-year-old Jerel Smith encountered the victim, Ryan Dubuc of Metairie, on Monday morning at a gas station, ...Read more

NOPD investigates Lower 9th Ward homicide

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a mid-afternoon homicide. It happened in the 1900 block of Choctaw Street. Read more...

Gov. Edwards wants higher education stability, but more cuts loom

Gov. John Bel Edwards says he won't allow the budget "to be balanced on the backs of our students" and will propose that Louisiana raise taxes to fully fund the TOPS college tuition program next year. Read more...

LA lawmaker accused of biting wife's arm gets jail sentence

A Louisiana state senator has been sentenced to jail over allegations that he bit his wife's arm during a dispute over a cellphone at their Geismar home in July. Read more...

Causeway approved for safety improvements, tolls to rise in May

The Jefferson Parish Council has approved the bonding capability for the Causeway Commission to proceed with safety improvements, including new segmented shoulders and guardrails. Read more...

Kennedy seeks ban on officials getting flood recovery work

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is calling on Gov. John Bel Edwards to ban public officials and their family members from receiving flood recovery rebuilding contracts financed with federal disaster aid. Kennedy urged the Democratic governor Wednesday to issue an executive order.  Read more...

Slidell agrees to temporary suspension of panhandling ordinance

In a conference yesterday before U.S. District Judge Lance Africk, the City of Slidell agreed not to enforce its requirement that panhandlers register with the police, pending the court’s ruling on the ordinance’s constitutionality.  Read more...

Authorities arrest 5 in killing of a man over a drug deal

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 5 individuals in the case of man who was killed in what authorities called a drug deal gone bad.  Sunday, deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell. Read more...

 

New Orleans population growth is increasing

New Orleans ranks third among all major cities in population growth from 2010 to 2015, according to U.S. Census data.  And things are looking up when it comes to the population continuing to grow.  Read more...

 

Christmas trees need to go on the curb tonight in New Orleans & Jefferson

Time to recycle the trees! New Orleans and Jefferson Parish begin picking up Christmas trees tomorrow, so officials are telling folks to put them out tonight. Read more...

New political party established in Louisiana

A new political party has been established in the Bayou State, as the official paperwork has been submitted by the Louisiana Independent Party. Party Treasurer Bill Bryan says this is more of a movement than a political action. He says often times, people vote for... Read more

Trial underway for 10 linked to violent New Orleans gang

A federal trial has begun in New Orleans for 10 people charged as members of a violent drug trafficking gang. The 10 are linked by prosecutors to the "39'ers" gang.  Read more...

Small business optimism skyrockets since November election

A survey from the National Federation of Independent Business finds small business optimism increased substantially in December. NFIB state director Dawn Starns says optimism has been skyrocketing since the November election and the positive outlook is felt here in Louisiana too. Read more...

Feds get comments about proposed new shrimp-net turtle rules

Some inshore shrimpers say that if the federal government requires turtle escape hatches in their nets, it should reimburse them for lost catch. Others say they trawl in water too shallow for "turtle excluder devices" to work. Read more...

Appeal ruling affects funding for over 30 charter schools

Funding for more than 30 of Louisiana's 148 public charter schools was placed in doubt by a state appeal court ruling in a case expected to wind up at the state Supreme Court. Read more...

The race for Mayor of New Orleans could be very crowded

The race for the next mayor of New Orleans maybe closer than meets the eye. Qualifying comes around in July, with the open primary in October. Read more...

Appeal ruling affects funding for over 30 charter schools

A state appeal court ruling could endanger funding for more than 30 of Louisiana's 148 public charter schools.  Charter schools are public schools operated by independent organizations under agreements approved by state or local education officials.  Read more...
 
 

New security plan could make Bourbon Street pedestrian only

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is working on plans for new permanent security measures along Bourbon Street.   It's an effort to prevent a repeat of two shooting incidents that each claimed one life and wounded nine on the city's most famous entertainment strip ...Read more

Cleanup begins for Charity Hospital in New Orleans

The cleanup process for Charity Hospital in New Orleans begins today. The historic building has been out of commission since Hurricane Katrina. LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division Director of Facility Planning Jerry Jones ...Read more

Board of Regents looking at changes to TOPS

The staff of the Louisiana Board of Regents is proposing several changes to the TOPS scholarship program. Higher Ed. Commissioner Joe Rallo says the board is reviewing their report, and the final recommendations will be made in February.  Read more...

How will Louisiana view the Obama legacy?

President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address tonight, as he approaches the end of his term. How will the Obama administration be remembered in Louisiana? University of Louisiana political analyst Joshua Stockley says it will depend on who you ask.  Read more...

Cuts to TOPS payments proposed in higher education review

Louisiana's top higher education policymaking board is weighing proposals to cut TOPS payments, consolidate campus administrative functions and give more tuition-raising authority to school governing boards. The recommendations are included in a... Read more

Metairie man found shot dead in Hahnville

St. Charles Parish authorities are looking for clues after the discovery of a body of Hwy. 3160 in Hahnville Monday morning. Read more...

Cuts to TOPS payments proposed in higher education review

Louisiana's top higher education policymaking board is weighing proposals to cut TOPS payments, consolidate campus administrative functions and give more tuition-raising authority to school governing boards. Read more...

LA DWF chief update says agent responding well to treatment

A state official says a Louisiana wildlife agent shot multiple times over the weekend while on patrol is responding well to treatment. Read more...

Lawsuit claims LA inmate punished for communicating with reporter

A federal lawsuit accuses Louisiana prison officials of retaliating against an inmate for corresponding with a reporter whose newspaper published a series of stories critical of the state's corrections department. Read more...

Rough first year for Edwards: Floods, shootings, budget woes

Gov. John Bel Edwards reaches his one-year anniversary in office Wednesday.  The emocratic governor knew he was inheriting a massive financial mess when his term began. But that wasn't the sole crisis to cross his desk during his first year.  Read more...

 

Missing Texas girl found during traffic stop in Louisiana

Authorities say a Louisiana sheriff's deputy found a missing Texas girl during a traffic stop.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a deputy stopped a car on Friday near Mandeville because it was traveling with its high beams on.  Read more...

 

Edwards to go back to Washington seeking flood recovery dollars

Governor John Bel Edwards announces he plans to go back to Washington in February to secure more federal funds for flood recovery. He says since the August flood, he has visited Washington 5 times to advocate for flood recovery dollars, ...Read more

St. Tammany investigating first homicide of 2017

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the first homicide of 2017 in St. Tammany Parish.  Sunday around 8 p.m. deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell.  Read more...

Analysis: Audits unveil new Jindal-era financial problems

Financial troubles left behind by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration continue to surface, with recent audits describing misspent money, shoddy bookkeeping and lost state-owned property.
Over the last few months, ...Read more

Tolls, taxes, or both? Louisiana needs road funding

The Louisiana Transportation Task Force has released its final report on how to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure. It calls for lawmakers to add $700 million annually to highway spending to address a $13 billion backlog in road work and... Read more

Site claims today is biggest of the year for starting an affair

A website says people are most likely to start an extramarital affair in January, and in particular January 9th. It's based on numbers from a dating website for people who are looking to engage in those extra curricular activities.  Read more...

New red light and speeding cameras in New Orleans today

The City of New Orleans will begin deployment of 55 additional traffic enforcement cameras today. The new cameras will be watching for traffic violators...mostly on streets around school zones.  Read more...

New Orleans to activate new traffic cameras Monday

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration says 55 new traffic cameras will begin photographing and fining speeders on Monday. The revenue from the controversial cameras will be used to help close budget gaps in 2017... Read more


Louisiana to close oyster harvest east of Mississippi River

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing the oyster harvest on all public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish at one half-hour after sunset on Sunday. Department officials said that recent harvest pressure has depleted the supply.  Read more...

Body of Metairie man missing since November believed found under I-55

St. John the Baptist Parish authorities say they have found a man's body Saturday, believed to be that of a missing Metairie man. Sheriff Mike Tregre says divers found the man's body around noon Saturday in water along Interstate 55.  Read more...

Sales tax hike being considered for LA budget

Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at the state capitol today to announce the administration’s options to fix Louisiana’s $750 million dollar shortfall for this fiscal year. Options include asking lawmakers to raise sales taxes. Read more...

Jazz Fest: Simon, Wonder, Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Chili Peppers and many more

Jazz Fest organizers have released the lineup for the 2016 festival at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans. The headliners include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Dr. John, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Nick Jonas and... Read more
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