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Some parents want school to begin after Labor Day

A group of parents in Tangipahoa Parish are asking district leaders to delay the August start of school because of the extreme heat. The change.org petition says buses don't have air conditioners and the kids are riding home during peak hours of heat.  Read more...

Teen dead, 4-year-old injured in shooting

New Orleans Police are looking for masked gunmen who killed a teen and wounded a four-year-old boy. "The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old... and injured a 4-year-old boy... Read more

Teen killed, preschooler wounded in shooting

A teen is dead and a small child wounded after a midday shooting in New Orleans East. "Around 2:30 p.m, a 17-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy were shot inside of a residence in the 6000 block Boeing Street... Read more

LDWF releases Alligator Snapping Turtles

In an effort to re-establish the species, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has released juvenile Alligator Snapping Turtles into the Calcasieu River Basin.  LDWF Natural Heritage Program Manager, Amity Bass, says the turtle is a Species of Concern in Louisiana. Read more...

Trump reads Graham's phone number, lashes out at GOP rival

Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans fed up with his provocations, disclosing one opponent's cell number in a fiery speech and lowering flags to half-staff on his properties as part of an in-your-face escalation of the feud.  Read more...

Man arrested after midnight meeting with boy he met on-line

Cops are warning parents to monitor what their kids are doing on-line after the arrest of a man for allegedly soliciting sex from a teen over the Internet. "The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a Chauvin man Tuesday morning for computer solicitation of a minor... Read more

Man arrested for murder of woman found in trunk of burning car

New Orleans Police say they have arrested a man in the murder of a mother found burned in a car. "The incident took place June 21, 2015, at the intersection of Lake Forest Boulevard and Michoud Boulevard... Read more

Crying baby controversy

The owner of a Maine diner says she's not sorry for yelling at a 2-year-old child for crying in her restaurant because it got the girl to be quiet.  Darla Neugebauer, owner of Marcy's Diner in Portland, is defending her actions after a backlash on social media among people who say... Read more

Should those getting city money have to raise minimum wage?

The city of New Orleans already pays its employees more than then dollars an hour as a minimum wage. Now, Councilman Jared Brossett wants anyone getting money from the city to have to pay the same wages to their workers.  Read more...

Disavowed by GOP leaders, Trump has supporters cheering

The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency. But as the fallout intensifies after the billionaire businessman mocked Sen. John McCain's war hero status, Trump's supporters are more excited... Read more

Mayor Landrieu visits with the Pope

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu travels to the Vatican with other mayors, governors, and UN Representatives to meet with Pope Francis to discuss global issues. Topics will range from climate change, human trafficking, and sustainable development.  Read more...

Analyst: Gas prices to drop below $2 in the fall

We're seeing gas prices at the pump continue to fall in Louisiana. Gregg Laskosi with GasBuddy.com says this is great news for consumers right now because the statewide average is now $2.48 per gallon for regular gasoline, a 4 cent drop since last week.  Read more...

New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag

Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington in a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.  Read more...

Is inheritance normally split evenly between children

When parents leave their inheritance to their children, do they normally leave the same amount evenly between all children?  A recent study from the Carlson School of Management and Rutgers Business School found that parents tend to leave more to...  Read more

Egg prices keep on climbing

Egg prices at the store are getting even higher. State Agriculture Commissioner and Chair of the Louisiana Egg Commission Mike Strain says the big increase is because of avian flu. He says egg prices have gone up 90 percent since May.  Read more...

5 decades later, US-Cuba diplomatic ties restored

The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations today after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War. The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties... Read more

Two children dead after swimming in Lake Pontchartrain

For the second time in two days, the New Orleans Police Department responded to reports of a child drowning in the lake. "At approximately 5:00 p.m., police responded to a call of a possible drowning in Lake Pontchartrain," Officer Garry Flot said in an email.  Read more...

Hollywood South celebrating successes

Louisiana's recently imposed cap on film tax credits hasn't dimmed the lights on Hollywood South. In fact, the local industry is celebrating its recent box office successes as well as critical acclaim from the television industry.  Read more...

Cops shoot man in New Orleans

New Orleans Police shot a man early this morning amid a reported shootout near Louisa and Almonaster. "Police have an adult male suspect at the hospital with a  non-life threatening gunshot wound to the body," Officer Garry Flot said in an email.  Read more...
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