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Jindal's poll numbers get a bounce

Bobby Jindal's popularity has risen since he formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination.  The survey, conducted between June 26 and June 28, shows the governor going from one-percent to two-percent.  Read more...

Louisiana Justice of the Peace resigning because of gay marriage

A Justice of the Peace in central Louisiana has resigned because her religion does not believe same-sex couples should be married. Read more...

Police: Mandeville man found naked, committing lewd act in public

A Mandeville man faces charges of obscenity, after police say he was reported naked and committing a lewd act in the heart of the Mandeville lakefront. Read more...

Time to save some money on your summer vacation

Prices can go up pretty quickly when planning your summer vacation. There are ways to save. Read more...

Cigarette taxes go up today

A pack of cigarettes will cost smokers an extra 50 cents, starting today. Louisiana's new tax of cigarettes goes into effect. Read more...

New laws taking effect this week impact Louisiana drivers

Drivers only have to renew their licenses every six years beginning Wednesday, but they'll have to pay more when they buy a car or seek a copy of their driving record. Read more...

Jindal Twitter event gets attention, snark

Social media can be a great way for public figures to connect with a broad audience, but it can also be a double-edged sword. Case in point: any time someone with any degree of controversy attached to them tries a Twitter hashtag topic. Read more...

Jindal sued for 'marriage & conscience' executive order

The Forum for Equality Louisiana, Louisiana ACLU, and six individual plaintiffs today sued Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, challenging his "Marriage and Conscience" executive order issued after a legislative committee rejected a bill by the same name. Read more...

Slidell Wal-Mart says making ISIS cake was a mistake

Wal-Mart has apologized for making a cake at its Slidell store with the ISIS flag on it, after denying a man's request to design one with the Confederate flag. Read more...

Louisiana ranks 5th in country for couch potatoes

According to a study by the real estate web site Estately.com, Louisiana has the fifth highest rate of "couch potatoes." Read more...

Medical pot still years away in Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that establishes a framework for the legal dispensing of medical marijuana. However, it could be up to two years before products reach dispensaries. Read more...

New Orleans D.A. to seek death penalty in officer's murder

Orleans Parish District Attorney is seeking the death penalty for a man arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Orleans police officer. Read more...

Are women at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's?

Women appear to be at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease than men, with women making up almost two-thirds of Americans with the deadly disease. The reason why isn't clearly known. Read more...

Jindal agrees to medical marijuana, lessened pot penalties

Louisiana's penalties for having small amounts of marijuana have been lowered. Read more...

NOPD investigating shootin death on General Ogden

The NOPD is investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old male.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.  The incident took place Monday, on the front porch of a home located at 1622 General Ogden Street.  Read more...            

 

NOPD changes arrest procedures after officer's murder

New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison today announced changes in how officers will handle running suspects in for booking. The changes come in the wake of the murder of Officer Daryle Holloway earlier this month. Read more...

Same-sex couple marries in New Orleans, seemingly 1st in La.

Two men who have been together for nearly 14 years are apparently the first same-sex couple to get married in Louisiana.  Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Paula Brown told 41-year-old Michael Robinson ...Read more

Louisiana near the top for lightning strikes

Louisiana has more lightning strikes every year than any other state with the exception of  Florida. Read more...

Graffiti spray painted on Beauregard Statue

Someone spray painted the message "Black Lives Matter" on the P.G.T. Beauregard monument in City Park.  The monument, located at the Esplanade and City Park avenues intersection, is dedicated to the Confederate general who served during the Civil War.  Read more...

 

Jefferson Parish issuing marriage licenses to all couples

The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court office is issuing marriage licenses to all couples. Read more...

LA marriage equality advocates ready to sue parish clerks

The Forum for Equality Louisiana has sent a letter to the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association informing the group that its members are at risk of being sued if they continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read more...

Justices won't hear appeal from BP, Anadarko over Gulf spill

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeals from BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. over Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Read more...

LSU professor fired for profanity, plans court fight

An LSU associate professor has been fired for using curse words and telling sexually-themed jokes to undergraduate students. Read more...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville New Orleans closing this week

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville on Deactur Street is set close its doors this week. The New Orleans club is not leaving town, however...just changing latitude. Read more...

Prosecutor: Is Uber operating illegally in Jefferson Parish?

Jefferson Parish Attorney Deborah Foshee says she's looking into whether the ride-hailing service Uber is operating illegally in the New Orleans suburb. Read more...

Jefferson Parish truck theft leads to chase, crashes, gunfire; 2 teens booked

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of two teenagers after a report of a stolen pickup truck led to a chase, car collisions and gunfire. Read more...

One dead in New Orleans triple-shooting

An overnight shooting incident in eastern New Orleans left a 25-year-old man dead and two other people hurt. Read more...

Report: 76ers to pay $3 million to Pels over Holiday injury

The Philadelphia 76ers paid the Pelicans $3 million for failing to tell the team about a leg injury to Jrue Holiday before trading him to New Orleans, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer citing sources saying the point guard played with stress fractures in his right leg ...Read more

Police looking for answers in quadruple shooting

New Orleans Police are looking for two men for questioning in a quadruple shooting. Read more...

New Orleans says goodbye to slain officer

Scores of uniformed police officers were among hundreds filing into a New Orleans church to say goodbye to Daryle Holloway, an officer who was shot to death while on duty last weekend. Read more...
 

Governor Jindal signs 'revenge porn' bill into law

It is now illegal in Louisiana to post or share nude images of people on the internet without their consent. Governor Bobby Jindal signed Kenner Representative Julie Stokes' "revenge porn" bill into law.  Read more...
 

LDWF increasing patrols for Operation Dry Water

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is taking part in Operation Dry Water this weekend. The operation calls for increased patrols on the water to check for boaters driving while drunk.  Read more...

LSU vets warn of pets overheating; report 2 heat fatalities

As temperatures continue to rise this summer it's a good idea to remember your pets require special care to avoid heatstroke. The LSU Veterinary School says they have already seen two fatal cases of heatstroke this month.  Read more...
 

Funeral services today for NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway

Slain New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway will be laid to rest today. The 22-year veteran was killed in the line of duty last Saturday, when he was shot by a prisoner he was transporting to jail.  Read more...

 

Roadblocks to gay marriage remain in Louisiana

A historic Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage as a nationwide right failed to immediately topple roadblocks to legal gay unions in Louisiana, where a constitutional ban was approved by voters in 2004 and upheld by a federal judge last year.  Read more...
 

Marrero father who stabs children arrested

A Marrero father, who threatened his wife with a knife before stabbing his 13-year-old son and slashing at the throat of his 4-year-old son, has been arrested.  Read more...
 

New Orleans woman sentenced in theft from community health charity

A federal judge has sentenced a bookkeeper who confessed to embezzling $715,000 from a community health charity to 30 months in prison.  Read more...
 

Prairieville woman arrested for tax fraud, theft

A Prairieville woman has been arrested on dozens of felony charges for a criminal scheme that yielded tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds.  Read more...
 

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 20 decreased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 

Rally held at Jackson Square

A rally was held in Jackson Square Friday in support of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.  Hundreds of people came out Friday to celebrate the historic decision for supporters of same sex marriage.  Read more...

 

Judge lifts stop work order on New Orleans jail

Work on the new Orleans Parish Prison will resume after a judge Friday issued a temporary restraining order, blocking a city stop work order.  Read more...
 

Medical marijuana may be likely, but patients still to wait

Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he will sign a medical marijuana bill into law. But state officials say patients in Louisiana with cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy will still have to wait at least two years to use it.  Read more...

 

Protest group burns Confederate flag at Lee Circle

A group of activists demanding an end to monuments they see as glorifying the South's racist past rallied today at Lee Circle and burned a Confederate Battle Flag.  The group Trilateral Commission says the flag is a symbol of slavery and hatred in the country ...Read more

Judge overturns the prison stop work order

Judge Kern Reece has just issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the City of New Orleans from enforcing ...Read more


 

Body of missing Bogue Chitto tuber recovered

The body of 32-year-old Edmund Emerson Adams, who disappeared Wednesday while tubing on the Bogue Chitto River, has been found.  Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley said the body was recovered Friday in the river near Enon, Louisiana, around 6 a.m. Read more...

LA Attorney General: no legal requirement yet for gay marriage

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, who fought efforts to overturn the gay marriage ban in Louisiana, says the Supreme Court ruling today does not have to take effect immediately. Read more...

Youth minister wanted on molestation charges surrenders to NOPD

Ryan Scott Rodgers, a youth minister accused of molesting two teenage boys in an apartment in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood, turned himself in today. Read more...

Louisiana gays may have to wait 25 days to get marriage licenses

Within moments of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, gays and lesbians in Louisiana hoped to begin obtaining marriage licenses soon, perhaps even by the end of the day, in a Deep South state where political leaders often speak out against homosexuals. Read more...

So when can Louisiana same-sex couples get marriage licenses?

Within moments of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, gays in New Orleans hoped to obtain marriage licenses soon. Read more...

Gay marriage ruling draws praise, scorn in Louisiana

Both sides of the gay marriage issue in Louisiana are reacting to the U.S Supreme Court decision. Read more...

Minority population growing in America and Louisiana

New Census figures show the nation's population is becoming more diverse and Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers. Demographer Greg Rigamer says Louisiana is following the national trend, as the state's Hispanic population has increased increased since 2010.  Read more...

Waiting to have children may be beneficial to the kids

Putting off parenthood might be good for your children.  A new study out of the UK suggests older mothers have babies that grow up healthier and better educated than infants born to younger women.  Read more...

Workers hailed as heroes after rescuing 3 from burning home

Six employees of Jefferson Parish's Streets Department have been honored for rescuing three people from a burning house earlier this month in Metairie. Ricky Walker, Rickey Addison, Keith Ellis, Paul Ellis, Don Cunningham and Randy Bass received certificates of merit from... Read more

Federal help for New Orleans road repairs called a 'drop in the bucket'

New Orleans is getting $10.2 million in new federal funding for road repair and restoration related to damage that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. Robert Lupo, founder of the local Fix My Streets campaign, says that's great. But, he says it won't go far.  Read more...

Jindal fundraisers feature big names in local sports and business

Two events benefiting Governor Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign this weekend involve big names like Tom Benson, Les Miles, and Sean Payton. Saturday there will be a fundraising event at a local hotel, hosted by Benson, shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger... Read more

Jindal announcement light on Louisiana's elected officials

It seemed like a no-miss event in Louisiana politics, a sitting governor announcing his bid for the White House. But the crowd at Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign kickoff rally noticeably lacked for political star power.  Read more...
 

Engineer calls for new safety railings along Causeway

The nearly 24-mile Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was an engineering marvel when it opened in the late 1950s, but its railings, an engineer says, are proving inadequate for the modern age.  Read more...
 

Monsanto could expand Luling plant

Monsanto announces possible plans to make a 1 billion dollar expansion to their Luling plant. St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says this is very exciting and Monsanto has always been a great industrial partner in the community.  Read more...
 

St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

A St. Tammany Parish jury unanimously found 57 year old Rigoberto Ventura, guilty Wednesday of aggravated rape for sexually abusing a boy, from age 5 to about 10,  on multiple occasions and sexual battery for molesting a girl, then 7 or 8. Read more...

Building boom continues north of Lake Ponchartrain

St. Tammany Parish continues to see great growth in both residential and commercial properties. And, Parish President Pat Brister says it's been ongoing progress that should continue for some time.  Read more...
 
 

Pooping birds targeted at LSU's Alex Box Stadium

The days of bird droppings raining down on LSU baseball fans are over. Crews are attaching netting to the bottom side of the Alex Box Stadium grandstands overhang, a four monthlong project that's expected to keep the birds away.  Read more...
 

New Orleans streetcar work heading toward Saenger Theatre

Half of a major downtown New Orleans intersection will soon be closed for about a month to prepare for the installation of new streetcar tracks.  Read more...
 

Engineer calls for new safety railings along Causeway

An engineer has recommended a steel double rail should be installed along the southbound side of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to significantly improve the bridge's safety.  Read more...
 

Judge delays former St. Tammany district attorney's trial

A federal judge has granted a request to postpone former District Attorney Walter Reed's trial on an 18-count indictment from its original date of July 6.  Read more...
 

Louisiana AG not letting up on last of 'Angola Three'

Louisiana's attorney general is showing no signs of backing off his effort to retry the last imprisoned member of the "Angola Three.'' Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Wednesday that he is convinced Albert Woodfox is guilty.  Read more...
 

3rd suspect in Harvey triple shooting surrenders to police

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a third man suspected in a triple shooting in Harvey that left two men dead has turned himself in to police.  Read more...
 

Officer Daryle Holloway funeral plans

New Orleans Police are sharing the plans for the funeral of an murdered last weekend.  Click here for the news release...

Obamacare opponents vow to repeal while supporters hail court ruling

Obamacare opponents are vowing not to give up their fight against the health care reform law, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Metairie. Read more...

Supreme Court ruling upholds subsidies for 138,000 in Louisiana

Nearly 138,000 people in Louisiana will continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Thursday a challenge to the federal health law that could have jettisoned tax credits used by Louisianians. Read more...
 

Louisiana farmers brace for worst year since 2008

Flooded fields and fickle temperatures put Louisiana farmers and ranchers in a pensive mood as they gathered here Thursday for the Farm Bureau Federation Convention, the state's largest annual celebration of agriculture.  Read more...
 

Judge says ex-NFL star's co-defendant should get more info

A judge has ordered prosecutors to provide more information on witnesses and allegations against the co-defendant of former NFL star Darren Sharper in a federal drug and sexual assault case. Read more...

43% of couples don't know what spouse earns

Fidelity Investments' 2015 Couples Retirement Study finds a disconnect between couples on finances and retirement planning issues. Read more...

Copa Airlines begins service between New Orleans and Panama

Copa Airlines is offering nonstop service four times a week between Copa's Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Read more...

5 things: Same-sex marriage case divides public opinion

Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide. That's according to polls conducted before the court's ruling, expected any day... Read more

Houma's first black police chief

The Terrebonne Parish Council has approved Lt. Dana Coleman to succeed Todd Duplantis as Houma Police chief. Read more...

Sentencing delay for Sharper in Vegas sex case

Sentencing is being postponed for former NFL star Darren Sharper in Las Vegas on a felony attempted sex assault charge as part of a four-state plea agreement.  Sharper had been scheduled to appear Thursday by video from Louisiana... Read more

36 suspected child predators arrested

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announces the arrest of 36 suspected child predators as a result of a multi-agency effort to protect Louisiana's children. "Operation Broken Heart" was a two month initiative... Read more

Building boom continues north of Lake Pontchartrain

St. Tammany Parish continues to see great growth in both residential and commercial properties. Read more...

Americans keeping financial secrets from their significant other

Are Americans hiding their debt and savings from their partners?  Many are according to new research. The report says nearly 20 percent, 1 in 5 and almost the same percentage keep a secret stash hidden from their significant other.  Read more...

Re-thinking Bobby Jindal's GOP chances

There are many people who do not think Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has much of a chance to win the Republican presidental nomination. However, there is a way he could end up coming from the back of the pack to be a favorite. Read more...

Man apparently drowns while tubing

A 32-year-old man is believed to be dead after apparently drowning while tubing in the Bogue Chitto River on Wednesday.  Edmund Adams, a Prairieville native and New Orleans resident, was tubing with a group of friends on the river ...Read more

Balvin cancels Miss USA appearance over Trump's comments

Colombian singer J Balvin says he's cancelling a planned performance at the Miss USA pageant following comments pageant owner Donald Trump made about Latinos.  A spokesman for Balvin says the singer told the Miss Universe organization to withdraw his name ...Read more

Louisiana Governor Jindal joins the GOP race

Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals. Read more...

 

New Orleans mayor calls for removal of 'divisive' monuments

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for the replacement of ``divisive'' monuments in the city and wants talks on replacing a monument to Confederate Civil War general, Robert E. Lee.
Landrieu's comments, published on his Twitter feed, ...Read more

Benson's heirs file appeal in mental competency case

Tom Benson's ousted heirs have filed an appeal in the interdiction for control of their father's and grandfather's estate.  Read more...
 

City of New Orleans issues stop work order on new jail

The City of New Orleans Wednesday issued a stop work order on the city's new jail for violating city code and failing to house all populations. The City Attorney also filed a lawsuit requiring Sheriff Marlin Gusman to comply with the law and court orders.  Read more...
 
 

Slidell council revises Mardi Gras parade ordinance

The Slidell City Council has adopted an amended parade ordinance that clears the way for a new parading krewe to join the city's lineup. The city's ordinance had been capped at eight parades, but the amended ordinance approved Tuesday night allows nine.  Read more...
 

French Quarter music, restaurant zoning changes fall short

The New Orleans Planning Commission has voted against several zoning changes that would have allowed an expansion of live music in restaurants and courtyards in the historic district.  Read more...
 

5th Circuit panel in New Orleans rejects challenge to birth control mandate

A U.S. appeals court panel has ruled that certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act dealing with birth control don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups under federal law.  Read more...
 

Landrieu says Lee Circle should not honor Robert E. Lee any more

Lee Circle may not be Lee Circle much longer... if the mayor gets his way, it will no longer honor Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Mitch Landrieu says it is time to reevaluate the monuments around New Orleans.  Read more...

IG: New Orleans letting most drunk drivers get away with it

The inspector general for New Orleans says there are serious flaws in the city's efforts to catch and prosecute drunk drivers.  "The prosecutors and everyone involved in that system have a responsibility to the citizens to protect our safety, and they are not doing it... Read more

Louisiana has highest insurance rates

According to the consumer website nerdwallet, Louisianians pay the highest percentage of their annual salary for insurance in the country.  Nerdwallet found that a Louisianian pays an average of $7,300 a year for homeowners, health, life and auto insurance.  Read more...

New training class starting for New Orleans police

New Orleans officials say a new police recruit class has begun. A city news release says 33 recruits are beginning their training at what the city says is a new state-of-the-art facility at the University of New Orleans.  Read more...

LA-NAACP condemns Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate

The Louisiana chapter of the NAACP has written a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal asking that the "Sons of the Confederate Veterans" license plate be removed as an option here. The Office of Motor Vehicles says there are currently 160 of those plates... Read more

Jindal not pushing to remove Confederate flag from plates

Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't seeking to have the Confederate battle flag stripped from a Louisiana-issued license plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  While governors in some Southern states are suggesting redesigns ...Read more

State Police: 2-year-old dies after falling from vehicle

State Police say a 2-year-old child is dead after falling out of the window of a vehicle in Acadia Parish Monday night.  The incident claimed the life of little Mitchell Watson of Church Point.  
Master Trooper Brooks David says investigators ...Read more

Funeral for slain officer set for Saturday

The funeral of the NOPD officer fatally shot last week while bringing a prisoner to Orleans Parish Prison has been set.  ccording to the family of Officer Daryle Holloway, the Mass will begin Saturday, at 11 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, ...Read more

Should voters decide future of MS flag?

Mississippi's lieutenant governor says voters, not lawmakers, should decide whether to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.  Tuesday's statement by Republican Tate Reeves came a day after Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn called the emblem offensive... Read more

Cops: Man with heroin flees, leaves kid in car

Police in Thibodaux say a man who fled from cops left a small child in the car when he ran. "Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Tyrone Scott Jr.,"  Public Information Officer David Melancon said in a news release.   "A Thibodaux Police Officer learned... Read more

LSU police officer accused of stealing $1,500

Louisiana State Police say a LSU police officer and former treasurer of a campus police association was arrested Monday and accused of stealing $1,500 through her position as treasurer.  Read more...

NOPD officer who fled from police pleads guilty

A veteran New Orleans police officer who fled from a Causeway Police Department officer and then tried to report his car as stolen has pleaded guilty and resigned. Gary J. Calico pleaded guilty to aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated obstruction of a highway.  Read more...

Disney/ABC apparently banning new production in Louisiana

Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says he has learned that Disney/ABC has placed a moratorium on new movie and film production in Louisiana as a result of changes to the film tax credit program. Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law a new 180-million dollar cap on... Read more

Carnival to ban bottled water to reduce booze smuggling

Carnival Cruise Line is trying to put a stop to alcohol being smuggled aboard its ships disguised as bottled water. Beginning July 9, Carnival will effectively ban beverages in bottles from being brought onboard at embarkation.  Read more and see the new policy...

Summer has arrived

Today is the first full day of Summer and State Climatologist Barry Keim says it has arrived, pretty much, right on cue.  He says the wet weather pattern in the state for the past six weeks or so has kept temperatures down.  Read more...

 

Testimony: Abortion clinic likely to close if law enforced

The administrator of a northwest Louisiana abortion clinic says it probably would close if the state is allowed to enforce a law requiring doctors who perform the procedure to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.  Read more...

 

Questions persist in New Orleans cop killing case

After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.  Read more...

Challenge of Louisiana's abortion law heads to federal court

A federal trial begins today challenging Louisiana's law that requires doctors who preform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of where the procedure is performed. Read more...

Authorities: Man subdued by stun gun in Baton Rouge dies

Authorities in Baton Rouge say a man has died after being subdued with a stun gun by police. Multiple news outlets report police responded to a report of two people fighting Saturday morning. Read more...

2 men dead, 1 critical in Harvey apartment shooting

Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in Harvey. Col. John Fortunato said in a news release officers responding to a shots fired call Sunday night found the three men shot in the courtyard of an apartment complex.  Read more...

Suburban New Orleans sees hotel boom

Local real estate consultant Wade Ragas says the New Orleans metro area is mirroring a national surge in demand for extended stay hotels. And, it's being felt in the suburbs, on both sides of the river.  Read more...

'Suspicious' note left on bathroom door of plane headed for N.O.

Emergency procedures began at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after a suspicious note was found on a bathroom door in a plane inbound from Washington D.C.
American Airlines Flight 4463 was flying from ...Read more

New Orleans police: Car fire put out, body found in trunk

New Orleans police say firefighters who doused a burning car found an unidentified woman's body in the trunk.  Officer Garry Flot says in a news release that a caller reported the car fire to police about 7 a.m. Sunday in eastern New Orleans, ...Read more

NOPD: Man found shot to death in truck on West Bank

There was a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon on the West Bank, according to NOPD. 
The shooting happened at about 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of Marr Avenue and Donner Drive, about a block away from the Oakwood Center shopping mall.  Read more...

 

Details of Travis Boys' arrest for killing NOPD officer

New Orleans Police aprehended 33-year-old alleged cop killer Travis Boys Sunday morning. His arrest came after a nearly 24-hour, multi-agency manhunt. Sunday afternoon, police issued a release describing Boys' arrest and details about Saturday's deadly shooting.  Read more...

Woman's body found in burned car in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are investigating the murder of an unidentified woman in New Orleans East.Police responded to a car fire at Lake Forest and Michoud Boulevard about 7 a.m. Sunday and found the woman's body.  Read more...

 

DHH clears way for Planned Parenthood to apply for abortion license

The state health department has cleared the way for Planned Parenthood to apply for a license for its New Orleans clinic to provide abortion services.  Read more...

Woman's body found inside burned car in New Orleans East

Police say a woman was found inside a burned car Sunday morning in New Orleans East. The NOPD reported the incident around 8:35 a.m. Sunday.  Read more...http://wwl.com/Woman-s-body-found-inside-burned-car-in-New-Orlean/21660791

 

Suspected cop-killer apprehended

NOPD confirms the suspect wanted for the Saturday killing of an NOPD officer has been arrested in the Ninth Ward.  Read more...

Search for suspect in NOPD officer's murder continues

The search for a suspect in the Saturday morning killing of a veteran New Orleans Police Officer continued into Sunday morning. Officers from law enforcement agencies around the metro area scoured the St. Roch area through the night.  Read more...
 

NOPD investigating Sunday morning shooting death

New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 40-year-old male. The incident took place early Sunday morning, in the 2600 block Lamanche Street.  Read more...           
 

Father's Day spending lags behind Mother's Day

What are we spending these days on dear old dad? One thing we know for sure is that Americans spend a lot more for Mother's Day than for Father's Day.  Read more...

 

Millions in increased fees, penalties levied by Louisiana lawmakers

While the focus of the Legislature's recent financial debate was largely on taxes, lawmakers also voted to raise at least $104 million annually from changes to licensing and application fees, permitting charges, rental rates, late fees and penalty fines.  Read more...
 

Statement from Tom Benson on ruling

The following is a statement from Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson following the announcement of the judge's ruling: Read More

 

Police looking for 2 more people in probe of Bourbon shooting

New Orleans Police are looking for two additional people in the probe of the shooting on Bourbon Street that left one bystander dead and nine wounded. "We have infrared still shots of two individuals who may have critical information related to the Bourbon Street shooting... Read more

Uncle Sam Jam, one of many early July 4th festivities

Jefferson Parish gets a head start on 4th of July with tonight's Uncle Sam Jam in Lafreniere Park. It's a free event featuring great music and a big fireworks show. Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn says the live music starts at 5:30...  Read more

Police release info on Bourbon Street victims

New Orleans Police say six of the people shot on Bourbon Street are from out of state, while four are locals. Here is the list NOPD provided with the victims' ages, conditions and where they are from:  Read more...

NOPD releases video of 'person of interest' in Bourbon Street Shooting

The NOPD has released a surveillance tape of a person of interest in the Sunday morning shooting on Bourbon Street.  Watch

 

Cops: 9 people shot on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Police say there are a total of nine victims shot on Bourbon Street early this morning. "Nine victims, seven are in stable condition, one female is in critical condition and another person's condition is unknown at this time... Read more
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