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Slidell detective dies after flipping vehicle in suspected drunk driving crash

A Northshore police detective has died days after crashing his Jeep and flipping the vehicle early Sunday morning.  The passenger in the Jeep died on the scene.  Troopers suspect the officer was drunk and not wearing his seatbelt.  Read more...

Peak of hurricane season hits today

Today is the statistical peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that means, historically, half of all the hurricanes in the season occur before September 10th and then half occur after.  Read more...

Ghost Camp and Paranormal Festival

The 2nd annual New Orleans Paranormal Festival at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is this week.  The event is complete with a ghost hunter's symposium, a ghosts of the river ride on the Steamboat Natchez and a seance in the Bourbon Orleans famous Quadroon Ballroom. Read more...

Cassidy getting criticism over 'plantation' remark

Republican Louisiana Senate candidate Representative Bill Cassidy is getting some criticism over a remark he made regarding Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. In an interview with E&E Publishing, Cassidy said Reid is running "the Senate like a plantation."  Read more...

Gretna cop, 2 suspects shot during drug bust

Police say a Gretna officer was shot Tuesday evening while working in plain clothes at Claire Avenue and the West Bank Expressway. Officials say that injuries do not appear to be life threatening, with wounds to his midsection and elbow... Read more

Goodell: NFL didn't see Rice video until this week

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells CBS News that he and the league were aware that a second video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancé' existed, but says they never saw the video and were not given access to the video.  Read more...

Saints soundoff on Ray Rice and domestic violence

Players, coaches and team staff are talking about domestic violence at Saints headquarters. "There is really zero tolerance for it, and I think that's the right thing," Coach Sean Payton said.  Read more...

Pearl River boy recovering from alligator bites

A 12-year-old Pearl River boy is recovering from bites from an alligator. Matthew Kelly said he felt the 10-foot alligator clamp down on his leg and pull him under the water while he and his father were spear fishing Saturday... Read more

Duck Dynasty dad criticizes Congressman McAllister

Louisiana's 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister was first elected with the support of the "Duck Dynasty" family. Now, as McAllister seeks reelection after his kissing scandal, family patriarch Phil Robertson is taking jabs at the congressman.  Read more...

Louisiana Shrimpers not working; angry over low prices

Louisiana shrimpers are tying up their boats this week -- angry about the low prices they're getting at the dock. A spokesman with the American Shrimp Processors Association says prices are falling because imports are rebounding and they aren't the ones to blame.  Read more...

Longer Rice video features obscenities, spitting

Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a knockout punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official.  Read more and see video...

Audit: State pays Benson high lease rates for unused space

Louisiana state agencies are paying above-market rates to rent office space from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and $625,000 for space it's not using.  Read more...

Hollywood fights back against Hollywood South

The California Legislature approved a bill that would more than triple the funding for California's film and TV tax credit program. What impact will this have on Hollywood South? Read more...

Troopers suspect Slidell cop was drunk when he caused fatal crash

The Slidell Police Department is reacting to the deadly crash involving an off-duty policeman who troopers suspect was drunk and not wearing a seat belt when he flipped his Jeep and a passenger died.   Read more...

Nagin goes to prison today

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin begins his prison sentence today.  Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery and money laundering charges.  Read more...
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