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Payton anticipates OLB Galette playing against Atlanta

Junior Galette missed every training camp practice beginning Aug. 8, roughly 12 sessions and four preseason games.

Passengers stuck on Universal Studios roller coaster

The 12-person train stopped near the top of the first hill of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit around 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said they were finally freed around 9:30 p.m.

7-year-old boy injured in Hammond after shots fired into car

A seven-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by a bullet in the hip from a drive-by shooting Wednesday, according to the Hammond Police Department.

Westwego mayor's election heads to May 4 runoff

Incumbent Johnny Shaddinger will face challenger Ted Munch in a May 4 runoff for Westwego mayor, a repeat of the election nearly five years ago which sent Shaddinger to the city’s top post.

Area of disturbed weather in the Gulf

NOPD investigating fatal Claiborne Avenue hit and run

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a hit and run that's left a pedestrian dead.

Arrests overall down for this year's Mardi Gras

New Orleans police had a very busy Carnival season keeping people safe along the parade routes and in the French Quarter.

2 paramedics, baby hurt in Houston ambulance wreck

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have arrested a suspected drunken driver after his SUV allegedly ran a red light, hit an ambulance and knocked the emergency vehicle on its side.

Constant wins Gretna mayor's election, becoming city's first female chief executive

Voters in Gretna promoted City Council member Belinda Constant to the mayor’s office Saturday night, electing the first female mayor in the city’s history and the first new mayor for this West Bank city in close to three decades.

Plaquemines Parish to hold town hall meetings

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser kicks off a series of town hall meetings at 6:00 p.m. Monday night in Belle Chasse. President Nungesser will give a state of the parish address at each meeting.

JP Fire: Smoke coming from building in Old Jefferson

Black smoke can be seen billowing from a building in Old Jefferson.

Toon took ‘redshirt’ season to study Saints offense, learn from veterans

Nick Toon was well on his way to having a standout training camp in 2012 before injuring his foot badly enough to be placed on the Saints’ injured reserve.

Edwin Edwards' wife goes into labor, to deliver ex-governor's fifth child

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 85, is about to be a father again, with his wife Trina announcing she has gone into labor Wednesday afternoon.

Hundreds gather in N.O. as part of movement demanding "Justice for Trayvon"

Carrying signs and wearing hoodies, hundreds gathered in front of the federal courthouse in New Orleans, hoping to send a message.

SBSO: Violet man arrested for destroying evidence in fatal drug overdose case

VIOLET, La. -- A man who destroyed evidence connected to a fatal drug overdose case where a was arrested Wednesday, authorities said.

Judge denies Nagin's request to delay trial

Judge Ginger Berrigan did acknowledge that the postings by members of the U.S. Attorney's office were 'juvenile' but said a jury would determine Nagin's guilt or innocence.

HOV lanes of CCC to have longer hours of operation

The HOV lanes connecting the west bank with the New Orleans east bank will now be open an extra two hours daily.

Algiers ferry begins pedestrian only service Monday

Starting Monday, the Algiers ferry will only take pedestrians and no longer take vehicles with the exception of motor scooters.

WR Lance Moore misses Saints practice for second day in a row

Five players remained out of practice for the Saints on Friday, New Orleans’ second day of work in preparation for Monday night’s game against Miami.

Hunter sentenced to pay $1,000 after accidentally shooting man he thought was a deer

A Chalmette man who pleaded guilty in an incident during which he accidentally shot a man while hunting for deer was sentenced to pay $1,000 and court costs.

Saints wary of what Dolphins CB Grimes can do

Brent Grimes spent much of 2012 on the sidelines in Atlanta, a torn anterior cruciate ligament ended his season in the first game.

World War II, other local museums to offer free admission Saturday

Close to a dozen New Orleans-area museums, including the World War II Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art, will offer free admission on Saturday, as part of Smithshonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! promotion.

Mayor and NAACP hold meetings tackling racial profiling concerns

At two separate meetings Monday night, community members sounded off on violent crime and allegations of racial profiling within the New Orleans Police Department.

Hornets halt Nuggets 15-game win streak, extend own to 3 with 110-86 win

Against all odds, the Hornets did the unthinkable. Without Eric Gordon and without Greivis Vasquez, New Orleans ended Denver’s 15-game win streak 110-86 thanks to a trio of rookies and outside marksmanship

Controversy over clown's Obama mask at Missouri rodeo

An event at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia sparked controversy among politicians and social media on Saturday after a person posted a Facebook picture of a rodeo clown in a President Obama mask.

Fans last chance to see Saints practice is Wednesday

The Saints will move Tuesday's practice indoors, closing it to the public, the team announced Sunday.

NOPD investigating Seventh Ward shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting Monday night in the Seventh Ward.

New Iberia attorney seeks Melancon's congressional seat

An attorney from New Iberia has formally launched his campaign to return a south Louisiana congressional district to Republican hands.

'Young and Restless' star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

CBS says soap opera star Jeanne Cooper has died. She was 84.

Arias found guilty of first-degree murder

Jodi Arias has been convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.

Popular Madisonville restaurant 'Friends' goes up in flames

The shuttered 'Friends' restaurant in Madisonville burned Sunday night in a spectacular fire that was caught on camera by many eyewitness viewers.

Police: Girlfriend stabs man to death inside home

A domestic altercation ended with a woman fatally stabbing her 45-year-old boyfriend just after midnight Monday, according to the NOPD.

Saints finalize presason schedule

The exact dates and times of the Saints’ preseason schedule have been announced.

Report: Former LSU OT Chris Faulk visits with Saints

The Saints brought in a familiar face Tuesday for a pre-draft visit, according to a report.

Five NOPD recruits fired over 'behavioral' red flags

When behavioral red flags arose for five NOPD recruits during field training this week, police chief Ronal Serpas decided to let them go.

Possible explosion in Washington Parish

A possible explosion occurred in Washington Parish Tuesday morning.

Senior citizens worried for services set to be reduced due to budget cuts

Senior centers and elderly services in New Orleans are facing some devastating budget cuts.

NOPD: Violent crime falls in first quarter of 2013

Data released by the New Orleans Police Department touts a drop in violent crime when comparing the first quarter of 2013 to 2012. Violent crime fell 8 percent, NOPD officials said.

Delgado to lay off 115, cut 15 programs

Delgado Community College will be laying off 115 employees including 64 members of the faculty and cutting 15 programs after a vote this morning by the Tech College Board.

Pine Street robbery victim captures one of his attackers, police say

After two men took a laptop from a man sitting on the front porch of his Pine Street home early Wednesday morning, the victim was able to subdue one of his attackers until police arrived, authorities said.

Longtime T-P staff members defect to The Advocate

The Advocate made another major play to take control of the newspaper market in the city, poaching veteran and Pulitizer Prize-winning reporters and editors from the Times-Picayune in the latest saga of a newspaper war.

Fines don't stop banned contractor from operating

For the last two years, a state licensing board has been cracking down on contractors who tried to take advantage of lucrative Katrina rebuilding grants with shell companies and shoddy work.

Federal civil rights lawsuit filed against NOPD, city

A man shot by police last March in an early morning gun battle that left his brother dead and two officers seriously wounded filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the city and the NOPD.

Hornets can't finish 22-point comeback, fall to Nets 101-97

The Hornets had an answer in the final 24 minutes for nearly everything the Brooklyn Nets threw at them.

Deputies: Botched robbery leaves man dead, 3 behind bars

Police say a botched robbery has left one man dead and three people behind bars.

Work at Assumption sinkhole suspended after increase in seismic activity

Officials put a hold on all work at the site of a growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish profiled in an Eyewitness Investigation because of seismic activity.

Next major prong of Uptown drainage work soon to begin on Jefferson Avenue

Following work that has already begun on South Claiborne and Napoleon avenues, contractors will embark on a project in the next few months to install a new box canal under the neutral ground on Jefferson Avenue.

NOPD releases sketch of person of interest in police-involved shooting

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in relation to a police-involved shooting, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Food truck proposal hopes to revitalize Fat City

Food trucks could once again find a foot hold in Jefferson Parish.
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