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Cops: Father shoots son in head and chest, son survives

Northshore authorities say a man shot his son multiple times, but the son was not severely injured. "Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to Deer Lake Trail – an undeveloped subdivision – located north of Albany... Read more

Danny grows to Cat. 3, expected to weaken soon

Hurricane Danny has gained enough strength to be classified at category three storm, but forecasters say it has about topped out long before threatening any land. "Reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Danny is now a Category 3 Hurricane... Read more

Hurricane Danny stronger now, expected to weaken

Hurricane Danny intensified to become a category two hurricane today, but is not expected to maintain that strength for long. "Danny is about to encounter a less conducive environment, and weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours... Read more

Census looks at pre and post-Katrina stats

The United State Census Bureau has compiled a series of facts and figures comparing Louisiana and Mississippi before Hurricane Katrina to ten years later. The Profile America Facts for Features Special Edition: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary shows that the population... Read more

Danny to weaken ahead of nearing land

Hurricane Danny is a bit stronger today, but expected to weaken before getting near any land.
"Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph with higher gusts," according to National Hurricane Center Hurricane Specialist John Cangialos.  "Some additional... Read more

New Orleans grocery growth likely to continue

Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the number of grocery stores in New Orleans has recovered to pre-Katrina levels citywide. That's according to research from the Tulane Prevention Research Center... Read more

Patrons, workers robbed at Uptown restaurant

The owner of an upscale New Orleans restaurant says armed men forced customers and workers to the floor and robbed them last night. It happened at Patois on Laurel Street in Uptown New Orleans.  Read more...

Reward grows in case of cat cut in half

Activists are now offering more reward money for information leading to an arrest in the case of a cat cut in half and left on display on a Covington golf course. "We are willing to pay anyone who will come forward with information $1700... Read more

Man changing flat gets carjacked

New Orleans Police say a 54-year-old man changing a flat tire at 2:30 in the afternoon was carjacked in Algiers.  "The victim was changing a tire on his vehicle when a vehicle pulled up behind him and the passenger got out and asked if he needed help... Read more

Tropical Storm Danny not intensifying yet

Tropical Storm Danny continues a slow trek through the Atlantic Ocean.  It has not intensified as quickly as the National Hurricane Center first anticipated. "Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is still possible... Read more

Planned Parenthood to rally at gov.'s mansion

Planned Parenthood and its supporters will hold a rally this afternoon in front of the Louisiana governor's mansion to protest Governor Bobby Jindal's decision to defund Planned Parenthood.
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Northshore woman arrested again, kids taken after child sex charges

Cops say a mother of five is in jail again for allegedly having sex with a juvenile boy again. "I'm outraged and sickened by the actions of this woman who is an obvious danger to any juvenile," Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said in a news release.  Read more...

President Obama to visit New Orleans ahead of Katrina anniversary

President Obama is coming to New Orleans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He will visit several neighborhood in the city on Thursday, August 27th. The White House says, "The President will travel to New Orleans to meet with... Read more

More tears for parents than children when our kids go off to college?

It's move in day for students going to college up at LSU, as classes begin next week.  As students leave home for the first time, it can possibly be more stressful for parents than it is for their children.  Read more...

Buchtel: Danny more likely to stay away from the Gulf

We are keeping any eye on Tropical Storm Danny in the Atlantic Ocean. Will this storm get into the Gulf of Mexico?  WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel says it is still too early to know, but says things do look favorable for the Gulf Coast. She said, "The odds are that... Read more

Hackers claim to have exposed cheaters on Ashley Madison site

Hackers claim to have leaked a massive database of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses. In a statement released Tuesday, a group calling itself Impact Team said the site's owners had not bowed to their demands.  Read more...

Oil lease sale today for tracts off of Texas

The federal government is offering 21.9 million acres off the Texas coast to oil and gas developers, though low oil prices are likely to limit interest. The last two comparable lease sales in the western Gulf of Mexico brought $109.1 million last year and $100.1 million in 2012. Read more...

Louisiana officials watching Danny, say you should too

The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Danny in the Atlantic as it moves toward the Caribbean. GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis says the storm is expected to reach hurricane strength... Read more

Gretna cop arrested on child porn charges

Cops have arrested a Gretna Police officer they say was distributing child pornography.  Ronald Dale Black lives in Port Sulphur.  "At the time of his arrest yesterday (August 17), Black was a Gretna Police officer... Read more

Pink pill up for approval at FDA to boost female sex drive

A small drugmaker from North Carolina may succeed today where many of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have failed: in winning approval for the first drug to boost women's sexual desire.  The little pink pill is up for approval from the FDA today.  Read more...

Landrieu on the road to tell the post-Katrina story, attract evacuees

The mayor of New Orleans is traveling this week to tell the story of the Katrina recovery.  "A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans' recovery efforts and progress ensuring... Read more

Coroner helping in severed cat case today

The coroner on the Northshore has scheduled a necropsy today on a cat found cut in two and left on a Covington Golf course. The family and officials are hoping it helps solve the case.  Read more...

You'll spend more if you are hungry, and not just on food either

We've heard it said before, don't go grocery shopping when you are hungry, you'll spend more.  There may be something to that, and now research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, says you may even empty your wallet while shopping for... Read more

Payton eager to see more of Murphy in Saints return game

Marcus Murphy, who was the last of the Saints' nine 2015 draft picks, is showing the potential to emerge as one of their top kick and punt returners in his rookie season. At the very least, coach Sean Payton likes what he's seen so far and wants to give Murphy ample... Read more

Harris "more comfortable" as LSU QB

Through the first major scrimmage of LSU's fall camp, Brandon Harris has the lead over Anthony Jennings in the battle for starting quarterback. Coach Les Miles says Harris received more of the snaps with the first unit during a scrimmage... Read more

Chefs will cook your catch

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is promoting the Catch and Cook Program, which allows anglers to bring their catch to a local restaurant and be prepared by a chef.   Read more...

New Orleans may be the country's most creative city

New Orleans tops a list of "Best Cities to Live in If You Work in a Creative Field." According to a study by personal finance site, SmartAsset, New Orleans is the best place in the country for creative professionals, beating 175 other major cities.  Read more...

Louisiana has among the highest bicycle deaths

Louisiana has the third-highest rate of bicyclist deaths in the nation. That's according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Read more...

Observations from the Saints preseason loss to the Ravens

START ME UP...  Saints: New Orleans went more than 18 minutes before making a first down, held the ball for only 3:06 in the first quarter, and was outgained 152 yards to 11. "I really wasn't excited with how we played starting off," Coach Sean Payton said. Read more...

Jim Henderson: Saints fans about to get "a dose of reality"

Was last season's 7-9 showing from the Saints an anomaly or a sign of things to come?  Unfortunately Who Dat nation, the voice of the Saints, Jim Henderson paints a picture of more doom and gloom instead of a silver lining.  Read more...
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