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New Orleans grand jury indicts Darren Sharper

A grand jury in New Orleans has indicted former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper.
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Troopers: Workers kept utility bill payments

A pair of Northshore public workers are facing allegations that they pocketed thousands of dollars worth of utility payments. "The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Hammond Field Office received a complaint from the Franklinton Town Clerk's Office... Read more

Louisiana high school grads missing out on millions

State education Superintendent John White is concerned that only 44 percent of public high school seniors fill out the paperwork required to receive federal financial aid to attend college or a technical training school.  Read more...

Weekend events of note in New Orleans

A couple of Christmas events and an expansion of the National World War II Museum highlight weekend activities in New Orleans. Christmas in the District is bringing the fun indoors this year! The highlight of the event will be "NOLA Christmas Fest... Read more

New Orleans City Council voting on pay raises

Pay raises are on the agenda at today's New Orleans City Council meeting.  The big fight is over how much more to pay the police.  There's a motion to approve a 5 percent pay increase for New Orleans Police Department recruits and officers. Cops want a 20 percent raise. Read more...
 

Louisiana once again #48 in national health rankings

The United Health Foundation released its 25th annual America's Health Rankings and once again Louisiana is 48th in the nation -- the same rank we had last year.  Read more...

Use it or lose it, take your paid vacation

At many companies, the policy for vacation time is "use it or lose it."  But why is it so many of us wait until the last minute to schedule our paid vacation, or just let some of those days expire?  Read more...

Poll: Americans divided in views on race relations

 Americans are divided in their assessments of race relations in the U.S, a new CBS News poll shows. Some 45 percent think they are generally good, but 43 percent think they are generally bad.  Read more...

Saints bring Hartley back for a workout

The New Orleans Saints today are working out a familiar face today.  Kicker Garrett Hartley, who the Saints released last year, is at Saints camp. The team let him go last year in a different effort for Sean Payton and the Saints to shake up the line up.  Read more...

More cops start wearing cameras

More law enforcement agencies in Louisiana have begun using or at least testing officers wearing body cameras.  NOPD was one of the first agencies in the region to start implementing the technology to record everything an officer does.  Read more...

Sheriff: JPSO deputy fired for having sex with suspect to keep her out of jail

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has fired a deputy who allegedly cut a deal with a woman to have sex with him so she wouldn't go to jail. Investigators say Deputy Brian Martin confessed to having sex with the woman... Read more

Miss. investigates case of woman burned to death

Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-year-old woman who was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.  Read more...

Payton puts Saints on notice

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has put his players on notice. Some could be looking for jobs sooner than later. "I don't rule out any changes with regard to who we're asking to do what we're asking them to do," Payton said... Read more

Louisiana turns to 2015 Gov.'s race

This year's elections are over and coming up next in Louisiana politics will be the 2015 Governor's race. Among the candidates currently running are Republicans US Senator David Vitter, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, PSC member Scott Angelle and the only Democrat in the race is state Representative John Bel Edwards. Read more...

If your relationship matters, stop clinging to your smartphone

Are you guilty of paying attention to your phone instead of the person you're with. The vast majority of respondents, about 70 percent of a Brigham Young University study said using a cell phone interrupted interactions between them and their partners. Read more...

'Embarrassed' Saints routed by Panthers 41-10

 Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton drew a personal foul for shoving Carolina quarterback Cam Newton and didn't regret it. New Orleans' defensive captain may have succeeded in standing up to behavior he viewed as disrespectful. Read more...

New Orleans to host college playoff game

New Orleans and the Superdome will again play a key role in crowning the best team in college football.  The city will host one of the two opening round playoff games.  Alabama and Ohio State will play in the Crescent City for a shot at the title game. Read more...

George Rodrigue dies

WWL TV reports that famed Louisiana artist George Rodrigue has died. The man best known for his Blue Dog paintings was 69.  Read more...

''The Finger'' Christmas lights display is back

The woman who last year won the case regarding her first amendment right to display a middle finger in Christmas lights on the roof of her Denham Springs home is back at it again this year.  Read more...

Former cop not guilty in post-Katrina killing

Jurors in New Orleans Federal Court today returned not guilty verdicts in the case of a former NOPD officer charged with killing an unarmed man in the Katrina aftermath.  Read more...

Deke Bellavia - LSU vs Iowa - the last time they played!

When the LSU Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet New Year's Day in the 2014 Outback Bowl, it will mark just the second time ever the two schools battle.  The first meeting is one I'll always remember. Iowa stunned LSU with a last second win.  Read more...

Another winning year for movie making in New Orleans

The lights have shone bright again in Hollywood South. 2013 has been another big year for TV and movie making in New Orleans and Louisiana. "Another banner year for our state," says Chris Stelly, with the Office of Entertainment Industry Development. Read more...

Is Brown out at Texas? Will Saban make the move?

Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified sources, that Brown will announce he is stepping down by week's end.  Read more...

Landrieu for Mayor and Governor?

Today, we will start learning who's going to try and earn the top jobs in the city of New Orleans, from the mayor's office and the city council to Orleans Parish Sheriff and more.  Qualifying starts today.  Read more...

Mandela dead at age 95

South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."  Read more...
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