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A senator scraps for survival

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is scrapping for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress.  Read more ...
 
 

Judge sticks to BP gross negligence ruling

A federal judge in New Orleans is sticking to his ruling that said BP's conduct in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster amounted to "gross negligence.'' It could mean close to $18 billion in federal penalties for the oil giant.  Read more...
 

Suspect booked with 2nd Degree Murder in Carrollton shooting

New Orleans Police have booked 31-year-old Bradley Parvez, a former NOPD officer, with Second Degree Murder in this morning's fatal shooting of an unidentified male in the Carrollton neighborhood.  Read more...     

 

Grand Isle fire fighters busted on drug charges

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced Thursday that two members of the Grand Isle Volunteer Fire Department, including the chief, have been arrested in a major undercover investigation into the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol on the island.  Read more...
 

Five New Orleans Police officers reassigned following IG report

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison announced Thursday at five NOPD officers under investigation for mishandling sex crimes cases have been placed on administrative reassignment.  Read more...
 

More scandal at NOPD?

While the public is learning more about the latest scandal to rock the NOPD, there's a warning today about even more to come. Read more...

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on immigration or to pass a full-year spending bill to clear the decks for a fresh start  ... Read more

Police: Uptown homeowner shoots, kills man

New Orleans Police are investigating after a homeowner shot a man to death on his property in the Carrollton neighborhood. It happened about 10:00 a.m. in the 1900-block of Fern Street. Read more...

Sarah Palin coming to Louisiana for Cassidy rally

Sarah Palin travels to Louisiana this weekend to rally with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, as tea party backers line up for the GOP congressman in hopes of defeating Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.  Read more ...

 

House, Senate to vote on Keystone

The House and Senate will vote in coming days on legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline in a high-stakes political poker game. Read more...

3 Baton Rouge police officers charged in sex case

A state grand jury indictment accuses a Baton Rouge police officer to force a woman to perform a sex act on him in a park earlier this year with the help of two other officers.  Read more...
 

Coyote sightings on increase in Gretna

Gretna residents are seeing more coyotes and calling their City Council members about them. Local trapper Chuck Parker cautioned Wednesday night that the animals are not about to disappear and actually have some benefits for humans.  Read more...
 

Money approved for Lafourche coastal protection

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority awarded $145.7 million for the construction of the second part of the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project in Lafourche Parish.  Read more...
 

Inspector General believes NOPD will do better job

Better days ahead for the NOPD? That's what New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatreveaux thinks, after his office exposed allegations of detectives ignoring reported sex crimes. Read more...

Can lack of sleep cause our brain to shrink?

A startling new study is showing the amount of sleep we get, or the lack thereof, could affect how fast our brain shrinks. Read more...

Russian bombers to fly over the Gulf of Mexico

In a show of military muscle amid tensions with the West, Russia will send long-range strategic bombers on regular patrol missions across the globe, from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, a top official said... Read more

Small plane missing in Lake Pontchartrain

The Coast Guard and several other agencies are searching the choppy waters of Lake Pontchartrain for a missing plane. Read more...

Freeze watch in effect for southeast Louisiana tonight

Much of the state is under a freeze watch tonight as that cold Canadian air the cold front brought to Louisiana is really entrenched across the state. "We're talking a light freeze tonight," said WWL-TV meteorologist Laura Buchtel. Read more...

House to vote on Cassidy Keystone bill after Landrieu seeks action

Call it a high-stakes political poker game, with the Louisiana Senate seat the big prize. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, on Wednesday called for a vote... Read more

Republicans sending reinforcements to Louisiana

The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election.  RNC Louisiana Communications Director Ben Voelkel says these people will focus on getting out the vote. Read more...

Tangipahoa council member: Marshal's salary insane

A Tangipahoa Parish councilman says the 7th Ward Court marshal's annual income could reach $200,000 this year and that's an "insane" amount.  On Monday, The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/14dfV4 ) Nicky Muscarello asked the Parish Council ... Read more

5 NOPD detectives accused of botching sex crimes and child abuse cases

New Orleans Police and the Office of Inspector General today say five NOPD SVU detectives failed to properly investigate serious allegations of crimes.  Read more...

Man booked in death of 80-year-old grandmother

Police say 21-year-old Christopher Goodley has been booked on a count of first-degree murder in the death of his 80-year-old grandmother, Delsy Williams, whose body was found last week in a field off Louisiana Highway 1161.  Read more...

Fundraising for fire victims as school reopens

Fund raising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School.  Read more...

Much colder air moving into the New Orleans area

The Arctic front is barreling into Louisiana today and the cold conditions will stick around through the weekend. "Cool temps in the 60's falling into the 50's today," WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel forecast as the front starts to impact the New Orleans area.  Read more...

GOP promises Cassidy an Energy Committee seat

Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election.  Read more...

Police: Woman tries to run down fiance

Baton Rouge Police arrested a woman accused of trying to run over her fiancé with a car while their one-year-old child sat in the car with her. Police say the incident began when 24-year-old Mictissa A. Moseley was arguing with her fiance... Read more

Ex-health secretary says he did nothing improper

Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary says he realizes the awarding of a $200 million Medicaid contract to his former employer raised eyebrows. But Bruce Greenstein insists he didn't do anything improper or illegal to help the company.  Read more...

Fiery crash kills three in Terrebonne Parish

Louisiana State Police is investigating a fiery two vehicle crash that has claimed the lives of three people in Terrebonne Parish. Read more...

Senate campaigns plead for donations

According to the two candidates for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, they need more money, and they need it now! Despite the mega-warchests and the many millions of dollars already spent, both Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy are making pleas for donations. Read more...

Young athletes are hiding injuries in order to continue playing

Youth and teenage athletes are ignoring sports injuries including concussions,  and feeling pressure to play through pain according to new research done by Safe Kids Worldwide. Read more...

Unseasonable warmth about to give way to unseasonable chill

A big change in the weather is coming. After highs today around 80, we're going to experience as much as a fifty degree swing in temperatures from highs to lows by the end of the week! Read more...

Poison control warning parents about detergent pods

The Louisiana Poison Control Center is sending out a warning to parents about the dangers of detergent pods which have harmed hundreds of children who mistake them for toys or candy.
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Remembering Vets on Veterans Day

Today is Veteran's Day, a day to honor the millions who have served our country and fought, and are still fighting, for our freedom.  Read more...

Parish president pleads not guilty to stalking

St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has pleaded not guilty to stalking his ex-wife. He entered the plea Monday in Covington. Read more...

Judge refuses to fire Gulf oil spill claims chief

A federal judge has rejected a call from BP to fire the administrator of damage claims arising from a settlement that followed the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued the ruling Monday... Read more

6 show cows escape on LSU's campus

Six show cows escaped from a small barn on LSU's campus. LSU police say the cows, which belonged to members of the 4-H Youth Development Organization and the FFA, escaped around 6:30 p.m. Sunday... Read more

3 children, mother, grandmother die in fire

New Orleans firefighters are investigating the cause of a two-story house fire that killed two adults and three children.  Fire Chief Timothy McConnell told local news outlets the fire was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 4300 block of South Miro.  Read more...

Landrieu attack ad goes more personal

The battle for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana is starting to feature some new advertising and maybe some strategy changes.  Incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu fired off a new T.V. attack ad during the Saints game.  Read more and see the video...

Hurricane settlement letters mailed out

Letters are going out this week to residents and businesses in New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish and the east bank of Jefferson Parish notifying them they could receive payments ranging from $1 to $463 for flood damage during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Read more ...

Final public hearing on fracking in St. Tammany

A tumultuous spring and summer of public meetings will culminate Wednesday in a public hearing on Helis Oil & Gas Co.'s application to drill a fracking well in St. Tammany Parish.  The Department of Natural Resources is holding the hearing... Read more

Study: Gulf shrimp safe to eat despite oil disaster

Tulane researchers determine eating shrimp from an area of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill poses no acute health risks or increased cancer risks. Read more...

Gas prices keep dropping ahead of the holidays

If you're planning to hit the road for the Thanksgiving Holiday, you can reduce your travel gas budget as the price at the pump continues to drop. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says they predict the price per gallon to drop another 5-10 before Turkey Day.  Read more...

Port of New Orleans cruising toward a new high water mark

The Port of New Orleans expects to break the 1 million cruise passenger mark this year. Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange says the recent eight-year extension with Carnival Cruise Lines will help reach that goal.  Read more...

Mayor Landrieu names resiliency officer

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed Jeff Hebert as New Orleans' first chief resiliency officer.  The position of chief resiliency officer is being created in cities nationwide as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program.  Read more...

Saturday night chase ends in crash and capture on Carrollton

A suspect led Jefferson Parish deputies on a dangerous chase into New Orleans Saturday night that included a crash and manhunt that shut down a stretch of South Carrollton Avenue.  Read more...
 
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