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St. Bernard parties with another food-filled parade Sunday

It's the 14th annual parade in St. Bernard saluting the heritage of Islenos families who originally came from the Canary Islands plus the Irish and Italian in our area. Chad O'Neil, president of the parade, says with all the food being thrown you can get your grocery shopping done... Read more

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival this weekend

The streets of Ponchatoula will be packed this weekend as the 44th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival gets underway today. 2015 Festival Chairman Donald Lanier says this is the largest free festival in Louisiana. Read more...

Cops: Man made up stolen Corvette story because he didn't have insurance

New Orleans Police say a man lied about two black children stealing his Corvette and even fired his gun to make his story appear to be real. "The NOPD has arrested 42-year-old Lowell Johnson and charged him with filing a false police report... Read more

New Orleans voted 15th best city in America for foodies?!?

Travel and Leisure magazine recently polled readers to determine 'America's Best Cities for Foodies'. The study was part of the magazine's 'America's Favorite Cities' survey, in which readers ranked 38 cities... Read more

Cops: Mom drove kids to get revenge after fight, child shot

Kenner Police say a mother is under arrest, along with two of her children, after a shooting when she allegedly brought her kids to the home of some other children to fight them. Investigators say it started when Lakenya Hall's kids were involved in a fight at the bus stop.  Read more...

Teacher admits to sex with 16-year-old student in plea deal

The 32-year-old Destrehan teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student entered a plea deal today. Shelley Dufresne admitted to having sex with the student in St. Charles Parish, but she plead guilty to a lesser charge. She's been ordered to get 90 days of medical treatment... Read more

Real estate heir Durst back in court on firearm charges

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst returns to court Thursday and, for the first time, will face a judge rather than a magistrate.  He will be arraigned on weapons charges accusing him of possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and possessing both a firearm and an illegal drug... Read more

Louisianians could lose $21M in unclaimed IRS tax refunds

Federal income tax refunds totaling more than $21 million could be lost by about 22,000 Louisiana taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2011. The law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund.  Read more...

More baby boomers are choosing to rent instead of own their home

It appears the younger generation or "millennials" as they are known are not the only generation renting these days.  More and more baby boomers, seem to be looking for apartments. Real Estate Consultant Wade Ragas believes it's not a large group we're talking about... Read more

Bill would remove fantasy games from gambling laws

There is a bill filed for the upcoming legislative session that would essentially make playing fantasy football online for money legal. Right now in Louisiana, "play-for-cash" computer fantasy football would violate state gambling laws. Read more...

Lesbian student can wear tux to prom

A high school in Monroe which previously told a gay female student that she was not allowed to wear a tuxedo to prom has now retracted. Carroll High School and Claudetteia Love's story got national attention.  Read more...

Cigarette tax bill gaining support

Five major health advocacy groups are teaming up to launch a campaign in support of a bill to raise Louisiana's tax on cigarettes by $1.18 a pack. The American Heart Association is part of the "Invest in a Healthy Louisiana" campaign... Read more

Video: White SC officer charged with murder in black man's death

Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents.  Read more and see video...

Long commutes may not be healthy

The average American commute, according to the U.S. Census data lasts 25 minutes.  That's a lot of time in our cars but it also can be unhealthy both mentally and physically according to recent studies.  Read more...

Witness IDs at issue in Bourbon Street gunfight case

The only person arrested after a gunfight left a bystander dead and nine people hurt on New Orleans' famous Bourbon Street last year could learn next week whether he can get a complete list of witnesses in the case.  Read more...

Gay marriage support grows slightly in Louisiana

A recent LSU Public Policy Research Lab poll finds support for legally recognized same-sex marriage in Louisiana lags well behind the national average, but the gap between supporters and opponents is shrinking.  Read more...

Revenge porn legislation to face vote in Louisiana

A lawmaker from Kenner is sponsoring legislation for the upcoming session that would criminalize so-called "revenge porn" where an ex posts naked pictures or video or a former lover. The measure would make it illegal to disclose a sexual image of someone without their consent.  Read more...

Sharper may get longer sentence than first expected

There's been a curveball in the Darren Sharper case today.  The former Saints safety was expected to plead guilty to drugging and raping women in New Orleans, but something derailed that plan.  Read more...

New Orleans: Solar-run trash cans for French Quarter/CBD

City officials say the French Quarter will be a cleaner place once new trash cans — which run on solar power and compact trash — are installed on the streets around the busy tourist district, where trash piles up fast.  Read more...

Sharper in New Orleans Criminal Court

Former NFL star Darren Sharper's next appearance on drug and sexual-assault charges is scheduled for a state court in New Orleans. Sharper will appear today to answer to aggravated-rape and other state charges.  Read more...

New Orleans Police arrest young teens in carjacked vehicle

New Orleans Police have arrested two teenagers, ages 13 and 14, in connection with multiple armed robberies and a carjacking incident. Police said Monday that both teens were booked into the Juvenile Division... Read more

Duke storms back to win the NCAA National Championship

Duke turned in on in the final three minutes of play and beat Wisconsin in the NCAA Men's National Championship. The Blue Devils scored ten straight to take the lead and beat the Badgers 68 - 63.  Read more...

 
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