BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances." The group was scheduled to play August 24 at Champions Square along with Keith Sweat and En Vogue. A press releasedmore>>
Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances."
A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkmore>>
A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.more>>
After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,more>>
We still have a chance, albeit a very slight chance, to see a cooling shower here and there today, but probably less than 20 percent. more>>
Transportation leaders break ground on a project designed to prevent crossover crashes on I-10. The work will start in the next few weeks on the stretch of I-10 between Paris Road and the Twin Spans. Themore>>
Transportation leaders break ground on a project designed to prevent crossover crashes on I-10.more>>
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Sean Payton is putting nearly all of his players on notice, whether he winds up making any significant late-season changes or not. The New Orleans Saints have long praised their head coach's knack for motivating his charges by knowing what to say and when to say it.
On Monday, when asked if his team's latest loss in St. Louis requires adjustments in areas such as left tackle or kicker, Payton responded like this: "Listen, I think we're looking closely at every element. You know, I told the players today in the team meeting we're looking closely at each aspect of this team. "I just think it's important for us to do that," Payton continued. "Whether it's the tackle position, whether it's a player on defense ... we're going to look closely at what our options are and what gives us the best chance."
The stakes are high this week. The Saints (10-4) can win the NFC South and second-seed in the NFC playoffs with a victory at divisional foe Carolina (10-4), but could be in jeopardy of sliding back to a wild card spot - or missing the playoffs altogether - with a loss.
Payton spent Monday morning reviewing video of New Orleans' sloppy, lopsided 27-16 loss at St. Louis on Sunday. In doing so, he got better looks at his team's myriad breakdowns, including those which led to two interceptions, a lost fumble, a failure to recover a midgame onside kick, a blocked field goal, a missed field goal, an offensive line penalty that wiped out a touchdown, and missteps by defenders that allowed Rams running back Zach Stacy break loose for a 40-yard touchdown.
"It's a tough day when you come back off a game like that," Payton said. While Payton isn't likely to dramatically shake up a roster that has accounted for 10 wins, he made it clear that certain players' roles, or the scope of their assignments, could change. "It's our job with an important game coming up to make corrections and then also to look closely at whom we are asking to do certain things," he said. Payton benched left tackle Charles Brown in the third quarter at St. Louis.
Brown's penalty for hands to the face wiped out a TD pass to Lance Moore late in the second quarter, after which Garrett Hartley had the first of his two missed field goal attempts blocked. Brown also struggled on plays which resulted in heavy pressure on Drew Brees, who was sacked four times and often threw under duress.
Hartley, meanwhile, has missed 8 of 29 field goal attempts inside 50 yards this season (He made his only kick beyond 50). Payton declined to say whether the shake-up that occurred on the offensive line - with Zach Strief moving from right tackle to left tackle and Bryce Harris stepping in at right tackle - might carry over to Sunday's game at Carolina. "It was one aspect that I think we needed to change during the flow of that game," Payton said. "In fairness to him, I think there were a lot of things we didn't do well in that game."
Brees, meanwhile, said he has "all the confidence in the world in Charles Brown." At the same time, even Brees seemed to understand that a demotion is possible. "The fact is we've got three very capable tackles and whoever's in there I'm confident will do a great job," he said. Also troubling New Orleans is its 3-4 road record.
Brees suggested the Saints might benefit from a simpler game plan. "By doing that, I think you allow guys to play faster, play with more confidence," Brees said. "Also, too, it's a bit of a mentality. ... It's just establishing that feeling that when we do get down, we're never out. We are built to be able to overcome any scenario or situation like that. But we've got to go out and do it."
The Saints beat the Panthers 31-13 just two Sundays ago in the Superdome, and New Orleans linebacker Curtis Lofton said there's no reason to start finger-pointing or panicking now. "The sky has not fallen. We know we have a good team," Lofton said. "We've got to go out and execute and play good football. We're not in any predicament. We're not putting any more pressure on ourselves."
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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