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Sheriff: Officer makes stop to let inmate buy drugs

Sheriff: Officer makes stop to let inmate buy drugsAn Avoyelles Parish corrections officer is accused of making a stop while transporting prisoners to let one of the inmates buy drugs, according to the sheriff's office.
  • Local
  • 8 hours, 45 minutes ago
Entertainment

Bob Barker returns to host Price is Right

Bob Barker returns to host Price is RightThe audience members at the taping of the Price is Right show that aired Wednesday were in for quite a treat.
  • Entertainment
  • 7 hours, 52 minutes ago
News

Crimestoppers tips lead to arrest in killing of Domino's driver

Crimestoppers tips lead to arrest in killing of Domino's driverPolice announced the arrest of a suspect connected to the slaying of a Domino's pizza delivery driver in the Lower 9th Ward.
  • News
  • 9 hours ago
Katie Moore

Pastor sued Gayle Benson over Mercedes purchase in '90s

Pastor sued Gayle Benson over Mercedes purchase in '90sGayle Bird, now Benson, simply answered an ad in the Times Picayune newspaper in 1998 when she was looking to buy a used Mercedes-Benz. The man who placed it was Franklinton Pentecostal pastor Jerry Wayne Cox.
  • Katie Moore
  • 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
Orleans

Council brings Uber X one step closer to New Orleans

Council brings Uber X one step closer to New OrleansThe New Orleans City Council held a second public hearing Wednesday concerning Uber X, bringing the ride sharing business one step closer to hitting the New Orleans streets.
  • Orleans
  • 6 hours, 6 minutes ago
Sports

Saints extend Jahri Evans' contract

Saints extend Jahri Evans' contractThe New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday they've agreed to terms with right guard Jahri Evans on a one-year extension to keep him with the Black and Gold through 2017.
  • Sports
  • 13 hours, 8 minutes ago
World

4 dead, 16 hurt in oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

4 dead, 16 hurt in oil platform fire in Gulf of MexicoPemex, Mexico's state oil giant, says 300 workers were evacuated from the facility.
  • World
  • 11 hours, 49 minutes ago
News

Despite prison population drop, La. still has highest rate

Despite prison population drop, La. still has highest rateFor the first time in years, Louisiana's prison population is starting to decline.
  • News
  • 11 hours, 50 minutes ago
LSU

LSU student proposes burial, memorial for Mike the Tiger

LSU student proposes burial, memorial for Mike the TigerAn LSU student government senator wants to make sure Mike the Tiger has an eternal resting place.
  • LSU
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Caterpillars are back

Caterpillars are backThe stinging caterpillars that will become buck moths are beginning to reappear in south Louisiana and will be active through May.
  • Local
  • 14 hours, 19 minutes ago
Sports

Saints sign free agent CB Kyle Wilson

Saints sign free agent CB Kyle WilsonThe New Orleans Saints have added yet another free agent cornerback this offseason, the team announced Wednesday.
  • Sports
  • 13 hours, 33 minutes ago
Local

Bill proposes cap on TOPS award

Bill proposes cap on TOPS awardLouisiana's top higher education leaders are rallying behind a proposal to put cost controls on the TOPS program.
  • Local
  • 10 hours, 43 minutes ago
News

Bicyclist struck, killed in hit and run accident

Bicyclist struck, killed in hit and run accidentA man traveling by bike in Terrebonne Parish died after being hit by a truck that fled the scene.
  • News
  • 17 hours, 52 minutes ago
News

NOPD: Man wanted for French Quarter murder

NOPD: Man wanted for French Quarter murderPolice have identified a suspect wanted in the murder of a man in the French Quarter.
  • News
  • 13 hours ago
Orleans

La. has similar law to Religious Freedom Act

La. has similar law to Religious Freedom Act- Indiana's governor is vowing to "fix" a new law that critics say allows businesses to discriminate against the gay and transgender communities.
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
David Hammer

Big bucks pour into Plaquemines over lawsuit

Big bucks pour into Plaquemines over lawsuitNick Kohnke is upset. And for much of the last year, he's been trying to make sure the rest of Plaquemines Parish is as concerned as he is.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
News

Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaign

Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaignLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.
  • News
  • 17 hours, 14 minutes ago
News

Inmate who escaped in Mid-City still at-large

Inmate who escaped in Mid-City still at-largeU.S. marshals are looking for a prisoner who escaped near Tulane Avenue and South Telemachus Street Tuesday morning, while the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office ended their involvement in the search.
  • News
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Crime

NOPD: Man robbed while picking flowers

NOPD: Man robbed while picking flowersPolice are searching for a man who they say robbed another man in New Orleans East while the victim was picking flowers.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Orleans

Make It Right sues wood manufacturer

Make It Right sues wood manufacturerThis week, the foundation filed a lawsuit against the wood manufacturer, Timber Treatment Technologies, LLC.
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Northshore

Public meeting over bacteria release leaves some unsettled

Public meeting over bacteria release leaves some unsettledA number of federal, state and local agencies are in Q&A mode as the public in St. Tammany Parish asks the latest on the investigation into an escaped bacteria at a Covington research facility.
  • Northshore
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Business

Cheap oil prices chop jobs by thousands

Cheap oil prices chop jobs by thousandsOil producer's U.S. tally shows thousands of oil layoff announcements a week in four months.
  • Business
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Orleans

Another truck hits Marconi railroad overpass

Another truck hits Marconi railroad overpassIt was quite a sight, the big tractor-trailer truck jammed under the railroad bridge over Marconi Drive next to City Park.
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Tech

Amazon's Dash button--Not an April Fools' joke

Amazon's Dash button--Not an April Fools' jokePress the button and the device uses Wi-Fi to automatically make an order on Amazon.
  • Tech
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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