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Orleans

Old, crumbling Wisner overpass to be replaced

Old, crumbling Wisner overpass to be replacedPotholes, cracks, and bumps fill the lanes on the Wisner overpass.
  • Orleans
  • 7 hours, 25 minutes ago
LSU

Collins' legal and contract options after being passed over in draft

Collins' legal and contract options after being passed over in draftLegal analyst Chick Foret speculates that Collins could lose out on at least $4-5 million by not being selected.
  • LSU
  • 7 hours ago
News

Residents protest health issues they say are associated with chem plants

Residents protest health issues they say are associated with chem plantsPeople in a small community up the river from the city, are blaming the large chemical plants in their neighborhood for serious health problems.
  • News
  • 7 hours, 21 minutes ago
Crime

Police find child reported missing after mother killed in BR

Police find child reported missing after mother killed in BRBaton Rouge police are searching for the missing toddler after the child's mother was found dead in a vehicle from a gunshot wound.
  • Crime
  • 12 hours, 45 minutes ago
News

N.O. man admits to phoning in more than 40 bomb threats

N.O. man admits to phoning in more than 40 bomb threatsJahvar Hooks picked up a phone in August 2013 to call for an ambulance. The 31-year-old man said he needed help with his mental health. When the ambulance didn't come, he picked up the phone again -- and placed a call saying there was a bomb in a local school.
  • News
  • 8 hours, 40 minutes ago
Orleans

Suspect arrested in brazen French Quarter shooting

Suspect arrested in brazen French Quarter shootingPolice have arrested 22-year-old Rodney Jackson for a shooting in the French Quarter over the weekend.
  • Orleans
  • 10 hours, 23 minutes ago
Lafourche-Terrebonne

Woman says deputy using cell phone hit her with patrol car

Woman says deputy using cell phone hit her with patrol carA woman alleges in a lawsuit that a Lafourche sheriff's deputy hit her with his patrol car in March, fracturing her leg while she was at work.
  • Lafourche-Terrebonne
  • 10 hours, 14 minutes ago
Orleans

Domenica chef wins James Beard award

Domenica chef wins James Beard awardNew Orleans chef Alon Shaya, of Domenica, Pizza Domenica and his namesake restaurant Shaya, won the James Beard award for best chef in the south at the awards ceremony in Chicago Monday night.
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Lafourche-Terrebonne

Bicyclist struck and killed along highway

Bicyclist struck and killed along highwayPolice are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist along La. 57.
  • Lafourche-Terrebonne
  • 9 hours, 32 minutes ago
Lafourche-Terrebonne

Nicholls State faces credit watch due to budget

Nicholls State faces credit watch due to budgetNicholls State University isn't preparing for potential budget cuts at a time when there's a lot of uncertainly about its financial future.
  • Lafourche-Terrebonne
  • 19 hours, 16 minutes ago
News

Law enforcement stance on marijuana starts to shift in Louisiana

Law enforcement stance on marijuana starts to shift in LouisianaMarijuana enthusiasts and law enforcement don't agree on much. But there is one point both concede: Louisiana's marijuana laws are exceptionally strict.
  • News
  • 13 hours, 23 minutes ago
News

Jindal says his new book is 'a call to arms'

Jindal says his new book is 'a call to arms'Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October.
  • News
  • 18 hours, 24 minutes ago
Life

GiveNOLA day aims to raise $3M

GiveNOLA day aims to raise $3MThe annual online fundraising effort lasts from midnight to midnight May 5.
  • Life
  • 21 hours, 23 minutes ago
Crime

Mother arrested in case of baby found in trash compactor

Mother arrested in case of baby found in trash compactorPolice have arrested the mother in the case involving a baby who was found in a trash compactor Monday morning at an apartment complex.
  • Crime
  • 8 hours, 2 minutes ago
Mike Perlstein

Ex-wives say some cops abuse power after bad break-ups

Ex-wives say some cops abuse power after bad break-upsMultiple women told WWL-TV that they have a difficult time having their voices heard in domestic court cases. And when a woman's ex-partner is a police officer, they say problems can escalate to include allegations against the cop for abuse of power or false...
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
News

School bus hit by car in Gentilly

School bus hit by car in GentillyPolice are investigating an accident involving a school bus near the intersection of Elysian fields and Prentiss avenues.
  • News
  • 16 hours, 57 minutes ago
Orleans

Casino industry against rape exam funding bill

Casino industry against rape exam funding billA pair of bills aimed at protecting rape victims from having to pay for their own rape kit exams and medical care passed through committee without objections Monday.
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Homepage

Jazz Fest attendance breaks post-Katrina record

Jazz Fest attendance breaks post-Katrina recordJazz Fest attendance breaks post-Katrina record
  • Homepage
  • 16 hours, 17 minutes ago
News

Free biscuit tacos at Taco Bell on Cinco de Mayo

Free biscuit tacos at Taco Bell on Cinco de MayoGet an early start celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a free biscuit taco from Taco Bell as part of the chain's Breakfast Defectors campaign.
  • News
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Video Forecast

Pinpoint Forecast

Pinpoint ForecastRain chances remain low
  • Video Forecast
  • 3 hours, 34 minutes ago
Life

Part 2: What Do Men Want From Women?

Part 2: What Do Men Want From Women?The second part of Dr. Eileen Palace's series discusses what men desire from women in the bedroom.
  • Life
  • 13 hours, 37 minutes ago
Money

Tech Tuesday: $8 keychain charges smartphones

Tech Tuesday: $8 keychain charges smartphonesThis smart keychain replaces smartphone cables. Get two for $15 today.
  • Money
  • 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
Politics

Kennedy endorses Vitter; both take shots at Jindal

Kennedy endorses Vitter; both take shots at JindalState Treasurer John Kennedy compared U.S. Sen. David Vitter to "a cross between Socrates and Dirty Harry" as he endorsed Louisiana's senior senator for governor, while both men took not-so-subtle shots at current Gov. Bobby Jindal.
  • Politics
  • 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
High School

Prep wrestling tournament may be moving

Prep wrestling tournament may be movingJim Ravannack is a successful businessman, president of USA wrestling and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
  • High School
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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