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Payton: Drew Brees won’t go on IR; team will go with 2 QBs

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday (Sept. 18) he does not plan to place quarterback Drew Brees on the injured reserve list.

Brees in ‘excellent’ hands with Los Angeles specialist, local expert says

EBR, Livingston Parish among areas where gummies tainted with synthetic marijuana found

Nick Saban and Phil Robertson among Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class

'Bizarre’ videos show masked man lurking around Uptown homes

15-year-old boy honored for saving father’s life

Laughing gas available as pain management alternative to epidural for moms in labor

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October 14 proclaimed to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Louisiana

  Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 13 cases so far

Free car seat inspections available statewide September 21

New Orleans doctor explains possible timelines for Brees’ unspecified injury

  Brees ‘is concerned,’ hopes his injury isn’t ‘significant’

Payton defends Teddy Bridgewater’s performance

'We’re still Saints fans even when they lose’: Fans react to loss against Rams

After another painful loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night (Sept. 15), many Saints fans said they were pretty certain they knew exactly what lead to the game’s outcome.

Louisiana’s annual book festival is looking for volunteers

Louisiana's 16th annual state book festival needs volunteers for the November event

La. collects nearly $122,000 in overdue child support with license reinstatement program; three weeks left to enroll

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) collected $121,693.95 in overdue child support in the first month of the “On the Road Again” project, an announcement sent out Monday, Sept. 9 states.

Louisiana man accused of possessing $3000 in stolen saddles

A Louisiana man is accused of possessing two stolen rodeo championship saddles worth a total of more than $3,000

Four arrested, one wanted in Vernon Parish house fire

  Louisiana has over 530 cases of hepatitis A as part of ongoing outbreak

Louisiana surplus estimate grows to $500M, up from $300M

  REMINDER: Clear bag policy enforced at LSU, SU games

Archdiocese files documents to dismiss church sex abuse lawsuit based on NOLA No-call lawsuit dismissal

Gretna police involved in shootout; no one injured

La. to receive $10.7M maternal and child health grant

Louisiana is set to receive nearly $11 million from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Award Program, Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday, Sept. 12.

SBA approves Gov. Edwards’ request; will provide assistance to people affect by Hurricane Barry

SBA assistance has been made available for several parishes across the state impacted by Hurricane Barry.

‘BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Popeyes knows you’re still sad about the spicy chicken sandwich being off the menu but the fast food chain has a quick fix to ease those cravings.

  State approves new rules on ‘net metering’ despite objections from solar industry

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of new rules that would lower the rates energy companies must pay customers who generate energy from rooftop solar panels.

  WWL Radio facing backlash over homophobic tweet directed at their own host

In a tweet sent out to WWL Radio’s 33,000 followers, someone on the station’s own account directed a homophobic slur to Seth Dunlap -- one of their own hosts.

STPSO: Mother, 11-year-old arrested after child gives classmates THC gummies

An 11-year-old girl and her mother were arrested after the child brought marijuana-laced gummy candies to school and shared them with her classmates, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  Author John Grisham joins First Lady Donna Edwards in pushing for breakfast in schools

John Grisham is known for his popular American novels that have turned into movies, but he is also an activist.

Last day to register to vote in-person is Wednesday

East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn said Monday, September 9 that his office is currently processing dozens of recently submitted voter registration applications.

  Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain entered a not guilty plea to a recent federal indictment.

Louisiana Gray Television stations announce statewide debate in governor’s race

“Election 2019: The Final Debate” will air live statewide from the KSLA News 12 Studios on Oct. 9, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KSLA-Shreveport, WVUE-News Orleans, WAFB-Baton Rouge, KNOE-Monroe, KPLC-Lake Charles and KALB-Alexandria.

Gov. Edwards requests SBA assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Barry in 3 parishes

Governor John Bel Edwards is requesting additional federal assistance for residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Barry, this time in the form of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

The Velvet Cactus donating profits to Bahamas for hurricane relief

It’s taco Tuesday and if you’re looking for a place to grab some tacos and help a good cause look no further than the Velvet Cactus.

Target hiring more than 130,000 for holiday season

Do you hear sleigh bells ringing in the distance? The holidays are right around the corner and Target is looking to add more team members for the busy shopping season.

10 inmates injured in lightning strike while playing flag football

The Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) says ten inmates were injured in a lightning strike Monday, Sept. 9 while outside playing flag football.

  Marijuana legalization, impact of trade war dominate LDAF commissioner race

Candidates running to be the next commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agricultural and Forestry (LDAF) met at a Press Club forum in Baton Rouge Monday, Sept. 9 to address key concerns before the Oct. 12 election.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Elusive Popeyes chicken sandwich makes appearance at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

The coveted Popeyes chicken sandwich graced the lips of attendees at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion during a celebration for the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. Sunday, Sept. 8.

  World Series winning Little League team treated at La. Governor’s Mansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards hosted the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion.

  Jazzland study will improve property’s redevelopment process, organizers hope

Though redevelopment talks are finally on the table for the abandoned Six Flags Jazzland property in New Orleans East, there’s still a long way to go.

Hundreds of Louisiana businesses permitted for CBD products

Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has permitted 775 businesses to sell CBD products around the state

  After one month, how are Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients doing?

When medical marijuana became available on Aug. 6, Alex Domino said he had no expectations. For him, the medicine was simply a remedy for a myriad of serious ailments that he had not tried.

Twin Span eastbound lanes reopen after Friday morning accident

The eastbound lanes of the I-10 Twin Span have reopened after being closed due to a Friday morning accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck.

The Saints on New Orleans TV rate as America’s top hit show

New Orleans Saints score highest in NFL Preseason TV ratings

Jazzland study reveals new possibilities for property in disrepair

New Orleans East residents have a lot to consider after listening to an assessment of the old, Six Flags Jazzland property. Independent consultants gave a presentation on the property, Thursday, in what the district's Council member calls the beginning of a serious conversation.

Expensive drainage projects may cost citizens, more than 500 tons of garbage pulled from canal

New Orleans City leaders revealed today that crews pulled hundreds of tons of garbage out of a single drainage canal and that's only a fraction of what needs to be cleared.

South Carolina airmen look to sample cuisine while here

The members of the 20th Fighter Wing said they hope to go home this weekend

Two indicted in connection with killing of Baton Rouge man in DeQuincy

Two men have been indicted in connection with the July 17 death of Baton Rouge man Zacchaeus Hakim Burton.

Drew Brees responds to criticism after message used by anti-LGBTQ group

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees released a video asking students to participate in a program called Bring Your Bible to School Day.

Jordy Robertson, father of Saints superfan, pleads guilty to federal charges

Jordy Robertson, father of Saints superfan J.J. Robertson, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and wire fraud charges.

2 arrested in quadruple shooting that left man, 7-year-old girl dead

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a quadruple shooting in Marrero that has left two people dead and two others injured.

Gov. Edwards announces $52 million project to widen I-12

The Interstate 12 widening project will receive $52 million in new funds to continue expanding on the Northshore.

President Trump, state officials announce efforts to combat opioid crisis

President Donald Trump announced the Department of Health is awarding $1.8 billion towards substance abuse and mental health.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwards, 92, discharged from hospital

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been discharged from the hospital after an overnight stay

  'This was a horrible trip’: Angry cruise passengers say they should never have left port

Cruise passengers redirected due to Hurricane Dorian are running out of patience.

  Family of Port Allen man fatally shot by WBR deputy files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of Josef Richardson, a Port Allen man who was fatally shot by a West Baton Rouge Parish deputy, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

911 audio, NTSB preliminary report released on airplane crash that killed Nancy Parker, Franklin Augustus

The National Transportation Safety Board released its latest findings Tuesday (Sept. 3) on the flight that killed pilot Franklin Augustus and FOX 8 anchor Nancy Parker.

  Louisiana congressmen give their staffers thousands of dollars in bonuses annually

All six congressmen who serve Louisiana in the House of Representatives hand out thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staffs each year, a researcher says

  WWII museum offering half-off admission for Louisiana residents in September

For the month of September, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans is offering half-off admission to Louisiana residents.

  Former governor Edwin Edwards rushed to hospital after blood sugar drop possibly linked to dehydration

Former Louisiana governor, Edwin Edwards, was rushed to the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 3 after experiencing a severe drop in blood sugar.

Juvenile female dead following accidental shooting in Lafayette; teen arrested

A juvenile female was accidentally shot and killed in Lafayette.

Former owner of Tipitina’s killed in hunting accident, sheriff confirms

Roland Von Kurnatowski, the former longtime owner of beloved music venue Tipitina’s, was killed in a hunting accident in Mississippi Sunday night (Sept. 1), a family friend confirmed.

The Path Home: An initiative to combat homelessness in Lake Charles

A new initiative aims to combat homelessness in Lake Charles with innovative ideas and new partnerships.

'Brings back painful memories’: Sidney Torres, other locals sending help to the Bahamas

Local businessman Sidney Torres is sending thousands of meals to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian wrecked havoc on much of the northern islands.

  Urban Search and Rescue teams head to Florida, boats and heavy water gear in tow

As Hurricane Dorian prepares to nudge the Florida coastline, first responders across the state are heading in the storm’s direction. Among those responders are groups from Baton Rouge.

ESPN report predicts Saints win Super Bowl LIV

A recent report from ESPN.com predicts the New Orleans Saints will win Super Bowl LIV despite a slow start to the 2019 season.

NOPD: Body found floating in Algiers canal

The body was discovered floating in a navigational canal around the 3500 block of Blythe Street

Standardized forms for Louisiana colleges to report hazing

Louisiana's public colleges are receiving standardized forms to report hazing allegations, as the state's top higher education board works to comply with toughened anti-hazing laws

Team of first responders headed to South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian landfall

A ten-member Incident Support Team (IST), specializing in disaster deployment operations and logistics, departed Baton Rouge Sunday, Sept. 1, heading to South Carolina as Hurricane Dorian draws closer to the coast.

Louisiana voting rights change not causing surge in signups

A Louisiana law change earlier this year restored voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but at most, only a few hundred have registered to vote so far

Port Allen man drowns while swimming in Belle River

A Port Allen man drowned while swimming in Belle River during Labor Day weekend.

Driver arrested after pedestrian killed in Gonzales crash

A driver believed to have been impaired was arrested early Sunday after a man was struck and killed in Gonzales, according to Louisiana State Police.

Coast Guard searching for missing man seen swimming in Mississippi River

The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice.

Louisiana ambulance teams heading to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian landfall

Seven ambulance teams consisting of a total of of 35 units and 80 medical personnel arrived in Florida Saturday, Aug. 31 as emergency officials in the Deep South prepare for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall.

Little League champions to ride in Bacchus parade

The Eastbank boys Little League World Series Championship Team and the Eastbank girls World Series Finalists will ride on a special float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade

Avoid falling victim to impostor Census takers

Protect your information by verifying who you're speaking to about the 2020 Census.

Daughters of the Confederacy ordered to move monument at Caddo Courthouse

The Confederate Monument outside The Caddo Parish Courthouse will soon have to find a new home.

  Louisiana secures $76 million to address traffic

Officials are working to ensure the money is invested in projects of the highest priority.

Suspect fires at JPSO deputy, gun belt stopped bullet

One person is in custody after firing upon JPSO deputy in River Ridge