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Man murdered near Bourbon and Toulouse

Police are investigating a murder near the corner of  Bourbon Street and Toulouse.  "Male victim stabbed and he died at the hospital," Officer Frank Robertson said in an email.   Read more...

Woman enters Slidell hospital as her deceased sister

A Slidell woman is facing Medicaid fraud charges after checking into a local hospital under her deceased sister's name, according to the Slidell Police Department.If that's not bad enough, police say the woman was wearing her deceased sister's memorial t-shirt.  Read more...
 

Orleans sheriff plan OKd for mentally ill inmates

The federal judge overseeing a slow-moving reform effort at the New Orleans jail has approved a plan to temporarily house inmates with mental health needs 60 miles away in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.  Read more...
 

Small plane crashes in Braithwaite yard

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office says a small seaplane crashed in Braithwaite and no one was injured.  Read more...
 

Judge okays Assumption Parish sinkhole settlement

A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Bayou Corne residents affected by a sinkhole that opened two years ago and has been swallowing land ever since.  Read more...
 

Sharks flourishing in the lake

A Lake Pontchartrain shark expert quickly and easily caught two bull sharks in the same area where a young boy was attacked on Friday. Read more...

Louisianians spend second most on vehicle related costs

According to the finance firm Bankrate.com, Louisiana is the second-most expensive state for motorists. Spokesman Chris Kahn compiled the research for the study. He says they looked at gas, insurance and repairs... Read more

Senate, Congress races about to officially start

We're a week away from the start of the three-day qualifying period, where candidates officially sign up to run in the November election. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat does not expect any surprise candidates to enter the US senate race.  Read more...

Ninja Turtles movie making children beg their parents for pet turtles

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has become a big hit with children sparking an interest in kids wanting their parents to buy them turtles. But according to Dr. Gina Cheuk, a veterinarian with Metairie Small Animal Hospital, parents need to be very careful... Read more

Freighter smacks into tanker and barge near Gretna

The U.S. Coast Guard says a 623-foot-long bulk freighter lost power and steering control and crashed into an oil tanker and a barge early this morning in Gretna. Read more...

Police, mayor discuss New Orleans weekend killings

The New Orleans police chief says police have developed more information about at least one of the occupants of a car involved in a deadly, weekend drive-by shooting in New Orleans.  Read more...

VIDEO: Metairie car burglars pointing guns as they rip off cars

Home security video of recent car burglaries in Old Metairie show something that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office finds quite troubling: a suspect pointing what appears to be a handgun at homes as he and others steal from parked cars. Read more...

Jindal seeks to avoid deposition on Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawyer says the Republican governor is protected from questioning under oath in a legal dispute over his actions to undermine the Common Core education standards. Read more...

City evicting the homeless from under the expressway

The city of New Orleans is giving the homeless people living under the Pontchartrain Expressway three days to get out. The New Orleans Health Department says conditions are not safe in the encampments under the elevated roadway and everyone must go.  Read more...

Court hearing in Louisiana Common Core lawsuit today

One of the disputes over Common Core heads to a Louisiana courtroom today. This hearing is for the lawsuit filed by parents and educators who accuse Governor Bobby Jindal of overstepping his authority when he blocked tests associated with Common Core. Read more...

Listen up; hearing loss from headphones is serious

If you crank up your mobile device with those headphones on,  it is possible you are damaging your hearing.  Doctors say they are seeing more young people than ever  with hearing loss because of loud music. "We are seeing more and more younger people... Read more

Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters... Read more

Man admits Metairie home invasion; gets 54 years

A 22-year-old New Orleans man has admitted forcing his way into an elderly couple's Metairie home, robbing them and sexually assaulting their live-in nurse. Charles Adams then was sentenced Monday to 54½ years in prison... Read more

In stores now: LSU Jell-O

LSU fans will be able to add a little something extra to their tailgate or football parties for the upcoming season...An LSU Jell-O mold. Emilie Fitch is the brand manager for Jell-O. She says these college team Jiggler kits are just another way fans can show how passionate they are... Read more

Holy Cross shootings involved 'drugs and guns' says chief

New Orleans Police today gave the public more details about a drive-by shooting that killed two people in the Holy Cross neighborhood last night, including a 16-year-old girl. Read more...

Sizing up others in a split second!

How fast do we size people up and judge them?  A new study says it's less than a second. Read more...

LFT: Teachers angry over Common Core dispute

With school starting around the state, teachers are educating kids in the classroom with no idea what assessment test will be given this year. Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan says educators are frustrated and angry about all of this.  Read more...

School starts today in St. Charles Parish

Kids in the river parishes today go back to school.St. Charles Parish public schools start today, with kids in St. John the Baptist Parish beginning their first full week after getting back to business on Friday. Read more...

Houma interpreter indicted for allegedly demanding bribe money

The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Spanish-language interpreter for the Terrebonne Parish public defender's office is accused of soliciting bribes from illegal immigrants in this country.  Read more...

Doctors say cosmetic surgery boom is fueled by selfies

Cosmetic surgeries are seeing their biggest gains since the Great Recession.  And, the face of plastic surgery is changing, skewing younger. "Plastic surgery over the last ten years has really seen a boom... Read more

Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

A drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, police said.  Read more...

1 dead, 1 hurt in New Orleans hotel shooting

A 20-year-old man shot and seriously wounded a friend Sunday, then killed himself in a hotel at the edge of the French Quarter after a three-hour standoff with police, authorities said.  Read more...

Cops: 7 shot in 9th Ward including 2 small children

Seven people were shot while sitting on a porch in the Lower 9th Ward Sunday night in New Orleans. "We have two confirmed homicides," Officer Frank Robertson said in an email. The wounded include a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old child.  Read more...

Covington lifts door-to-door selling ban

The Covington City Council has changed an ordinance to permit door-do-door solicitation after a city attorney said the ban violated the U.S. Constitution.  Read more...
 

One dead one injured at Westin Canal Place Hotel

New Orleans Police say the SWAT team responded to reports of gunfire at the Westin Hotel in the CBD this morning. One person was killed and another wounded.  Read more...
 

Woman involved with LSU Alumni Association President calls for his resignation

The President of the LSU Alumni Association has decided to go on annual leave amidst a lawsuit claiming he paid a former female employee hush money.  Read more...
 

St. Charles streetcars return to full service

The Regional Transit Authority says the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line is set to return to full service on Sunday. RTA officials say the agency has entered the final phase of a multi-phase capital improvement and modernization project the rail line.  Read more...
 

Lake Pontchartrain shark bites 7-year-old boy

A 7-year-old New Orleans boy injured while swimming with his family in southeast Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is believed to have been bitten by a shark.  Read more...
 

Management area hunters to be chosen by lottery

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is accepting applications for hunts to be held in several wildlife management areas during the upcoming hunting season.  Read more...
 

Bike trail system opens in Terrebonne

The first phase of a network of bike trails has opened to riders in Terrebonne Parish. The Southdown Bike Trail System is more than eight miles in length on the Southdown On-Road Loop, the  Blackwater Outer Loop and the Leland Robichaux Inner Loop.  Read more...
 

Saints owner Tom Benson released from hospital

Saints owner Tom Benson has been released from a hospital, after he was taken from the practice field in West Virginia by ambulance. Read more...
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