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Minority population growin in America and Louisiana

New Census figures show the nation's population is becoming more diverse and Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers. Demographer Greg Rigamer says Louisiana is following the national trend, as the state's Hispanic population has increased increased since 2010.  Read more...

Delhomme, Faulk highlight Louisiana Sports HOF class

Former NFL stars headline the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame class that will be inducted this weekend in Natchitoches. Former Saints and Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme is part of the eight member class.  Read more...

Waiting to have children may be beneficial to the kids

Putting off parenthood might be good for your children.  A new study out of the UK suggests older mothers have babies that grow up healthier and better educated than infants born to younger women.  Read more...

Terror attack in France, victim beheaded

France's president says a suspect in what he called a "terrorist" attack at a gas factory in southeastern France has been arrested and identified. Francois Hollande, speaking in Brussels, said one person was killed and more wounded in the attack... Read more

Federal help for New Orleans road repairs called a 'drop in the bucket'

New Orleans is getting $10.2 million in new federal funding for road repair and restoration related to damage that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. Robert Lupo, founder of the local Fix My Streets campaign, says that's great. But, he says it won't go far.  Read more...

Jindal fundraisers feature big names in local sports and business

Two events benefiting Governor Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign this weekend involve big names like Tom Benson, Les Miles, and Sean Payton. Saturday there will be a fundraising event at a local hotel, hosted by Benson, shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger... Read more

5 things: Same-sex marriage case divides public opinion

Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide. That's according to polls conducted before the court's ruling, expected any day... Read more

Sentencing delay for Sharper in Vegas sex case

Sentencing is being postponed for former NFL star Darren Sharper in Las Vegas on a felony attempted sex assault charge as part of a four-state plea agreement.  Sharper had been scheduled to appear Thursday by video from Louisiana... Read more

36 suspected child predators arrested

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announces the arrest of 36 suspected child predators as a result of a multi-agency effort to protect Louisiana's children. "Operation Broken Heart" was a two month initiative... Read more

Americans keeping financial secrets from their significant other

Are Americans hiding their debt and savings from their partners?  Many are according to new research. The report says nearly 20 percent, 1 in 5 and almost the same percentage keep a secret stash hidden from their significant other.  Read more...

Landrieu says Lee Circle should not honor Robert E. Lee any more

Lee Circle may not be Lee Circle much longer... if the mayor gets his way, it will no longer honor Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Mitch Landrieu says it is time to reevaluate the monuments around New Orleans.  Read more...

IG: New Orleans letting most drunk drivers get away with it

The inspector general for New Orleans says there are serious flaws in the city's efforts to catch and prosecute drunk drivers.  "The prosecutors and everyone involved in that system have a responsibility to the citizens to protect our safety, and they are not doing it... Read more

Louisiana has highest insurance rates

According to the consumer website nerdwallet, Louisianians pay the highest percentage of their annual salary for insurance in the country.  Nerdwallet found that a Louisianian pays an average of $7,300 a year for homeowners, health, life and auto insurance.  Read more...

New training class starting for New Orleans police

New Orleans officials say a new police recruit class has begun. A city news release says 33 recruits are beginning their training at what the city says is a new state-of-the-art facility at the University of New Orleans.  Read more...

LA-NAACP condemns Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate

The Louisiana chapter of the NAACP has written a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal asking that the "Sons of the Confederate Veterans" license plate be removed as an option here. The Office of Motor Vehicles says there are currently 160 of those plates... Read more

Should voters decide future of MS flag?

Mississippi's lieutenant governor says voters, not lawmakers, should decide whether to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.  Tuesday's statement by Republican Tate Reeves came a day after Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn called the emblem offensive... Read more

Cops: Man with heroin flees, leaves kid in car

Police in Thibodaux say a man who fled from cops left a small child in the car when he ran. "Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Tyrone Scott Jr.,"  Public Information Officer David Melancon said in a news release.   "A Thibodaux Police Officer learned... Read more

Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans

Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don't squat - at least not for long.  Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs... Read more

NOPD officer who fled from police pleads guilty

A veteran New Orleans police officer who fled from a Causeway Police Department officer and then tried to report his car as stolen has pleaded guilty and resigned. Gary J. Calico pleaded guilty to aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated obstruction of a highway.  Read more...

Disney/ABC apparently banning new production in Louisiana

Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says he has learned that Disney/ABC has placed a moratorium on new movie and film production in Louisiana as a result of changes to the film tax credit program. Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law a new 180-million dollar cap on... Read more

Lawmakers' changing tone on flag follows 15 years of refusal

For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan compromise, and renewing the debate would unnecessarily expose divisive wounds.  Read more...

Carnival to ban bottled water to reduce booze smuggling

Carnival Cruise Line is trying to put a stop to alcohol being smuggled aboard its ships disguised as bottled water. Beginning July 9, Carnival will effectively ban beverages in bottles from being brought onboard at embarkation.  Read more and see the new policy...

Questions persist in New Orleans cop killing case

After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.  Read more...

2 men dead, 1 critical in Harvey apartment shooting

Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in Harvey. Col. John Fortunato said in a news release officers responding to a shots fired call Sunday night found the three men shot in the courtyard of an apartment complex.  Read more...

Suburban New Orleans sees hotel boom

Local real estate consultant Wade Ragas says the New Orleans metro area is mirroring a national surge in demand for extended stay hotels. And, it's being felt in the suburbs, on both sides of the river.  Read more...

Police looking for 2 more people in probe of Bourbon shooting

New Orleans Police are looking for two additional people in the probe of the shooting on Bourbon Street that left one bystander dead and nine wounded. "We have infrared still shots of two individuals who may have critical information related to the Bourbon Street shooting... Read more

Uncle Sam Jam, one of many early July 4th festivities

Jefferson Parish gets a head start on 4th of July with tonight's Uncle Sam Jam in Lafreniere Park. It's a free event featuring great music and a big fireworks show. Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn says the live music starts at 5:30...  Read more

Police release info on Bourbon Street victims

New Orleans Police say six of the people shot on Bourbon Street are from out of state, while four are locals. Here is the list NOPD provided with the victims' ages, conditions and where they are from:  Read more...

NOPD releases video of 'person of interest' in Bourbon Street Shooting

The NOPD has released a surveillance tape of a person of interest in the Sunday morning shooting on Bourbon Street.  Watch

 

Cops: 9 people shot on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Police say there are a total of nine victims shot on Bourbon Street early this morning. "Nine victims, six are in stable condition, two are in critical condition," said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson. ... Read more
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