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  1. John Curtis sits at No. 16 in national preseason rankings by USA TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 |

    Hype is nothing new for 26-time state champion John Curtis . And once again this season, the nation's eyes are focused on them.


  2. Leonard Fournette finishes No. 2 in ESPN ranking of college football playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | The Times-Picayune

    LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette get by Florida Gators defensive back Keanu Neal in the fourth quarter during the game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge Saturday, October 17, 2015. and led the nation with 162.8 rushing YPG.


  3. Paul Finebaum calls Ouachita Parish "backwoods"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, after his spirited exchange with Alabama coach Nick Saban over the arrest and the dropped charges of Crimson Tide players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones, referred to Ouachita Parish as "backwoods." Finebaum was explaining that he wished Saban had said on the air or in the main media room at the SEC Football Media Days in Hoover, Ala.


  4. West Monroe 4-star DE Dennis Collins commits to TCURead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 |

    West Monroe defensive end Dennis Collins at the Battle on the Border at the Independence Bowl in Shreveport. (Andrew Lopez, While he isn't going to the same school, West Monroe defensive end Dennis Collins became the third Louisiana player to opt for a Texas school at the end of his recruitment.


  5. Monroe police release statement on Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    West Monroe offensive lineman Cameron Robinson signing with Alabama was the biggest loss of a northeast Louisiana prospect by LSU in the past several years. (Andrew Lopez, The Monroe Police department issued a statement regarding the arrest of Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones, the Monroe News Star reported.


  6. Alabama players Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 |

    Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested early Tuesday morning in Monroe, La., on possession and weapons charges, according to a tweet by Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report. Robinson, a junior who played at West Monroe, La., and Jones, who played at Neville in Monroe, were arrested by Monroe police and booked into the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center, according to the arrest report.


  7. Tiger Stadium is like 'the Super Bowl every week:' Charles AlexanderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 |

    LSU running back greats Kevin Faulk and Charles Alexander talk about the unique place that Tiger Stadium is to play. From the people who sit in its seats, to the coaches who stalk the sidelines and the players who churn up the turf, the 92-year-old arena leaves a lasting impression.


  8. Louisiana lawmakers approve 72-hour wait for abortionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 |

    Louisiana will become the sixth state to make women wait three days before they can have an abortion after meeting with the doctor. Lawmakers in the House gave final passage Wednesday to the mandatory 72-hour waiting period.


  9. Senate OKs 'ban the box' bill that bars asking criminal history for state jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 |

    Louisiana Senate Government Affairs Committee members on Wednesday approved legislation that would ban asking applicants to state jobs whether they've been convicted of a crime. A similar bill has been before the Legislature before, but this is the first bipartisan effort to pass such a measure.


  10. Lawmakers pass abortion waiting time extension, ban on sale of fetal tissueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 |

    A bill to extend waiting periods on abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours easily passed the state Senate and now heads back to the House for a final vote. The bill has been pushed by anti-abortion advocates as a way to extend the time women must weigh their decision before ending a pregnancy.


  11. Abortion bill requiring 3-day wait time advances to the SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    A bill that will extend waiting periods for abortions from 24 hours to three days passed the full House of Representatives on Wednesday without any debate over what's been a controversial restriction in other states. Louisiana will become the sixth state in the country to make women who want an abortion wait three days, according to bill sponsor state Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe.


  12. New tour lets visitors build calls at Duck Commander facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    Visitors to the West Monroe hub of the Duck Commander empire will get to learn how the company makes its calls and will actually construct their own. One of the most popular tourist attractions in North Louisiana is the building where Duck Commander calls are constructed and the Duck Dynasty television show is videoed.


  13. Watch a Louisiana senator advocate for teaching creationismRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    "Scientific research and developments and advances in the last 100 years -- particularly the last 15, 20, 10 years -- have validated the biblical story of creation," the freshman state senator said. Milkovich, who is the vice chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said archeologists and scientists have verified the origin story of the Christian Bible.


  14. Abortion bills deal with wait times, fetal tissue, clinic fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 |

    The Louisiana Legislature is poised to have a spirited debate this session over abortion, with three major bills aiming to set up new rules around both the procedure and the handling of fetal remains. It's probably not surprising that this year will be a busy one for abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion organizations.


  15. The Department of Children and Families wants to undo Bobby Jindal's 2010 reorganizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 |

    The Louisiana Legislature is considering approving a major reorganization of the Department of Children and Families that seeks to undo a 2010 agency shakeup that took place under former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Much of the reorganization stems from frustrations among staff members over the past six years, as well as a scathing analysis of the department's operational structure conducted by a transition committee appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.


  16. Watch deer escape rising floodwaters in North LouisianaRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    It's not only humans but also wildlife that are being displaced by the record rainfall in North Louisiana. Tommy Moore of West Monroe shot this clip of fleeing deer east of Rayville.


  17. 'Duck Dynasty' star Jase Robertson paddles into Louisiana floodRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 |

    Duck Dynasty's Jase Robertson ventured out in the torrential rain that's flooding northern Louisiana. A video posted Wednesday on the Duck Commander Facebook page showed him paddling a canoe during a downpour in West Monroe.i "Duck Dynasty" star Jase Robertson ventured out in the torrential rain that's flooding north Louisiana .


  18. Louisiana House's higher sales tax proposal worries Democrats, tax expertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-West Monroe, is carrying the proposal to raise the sales tax in the Louisiana Legislature's 2016 special session. House Republicans are interested in boosting the sales tax even further than originally proposed, but Jackson has signed off on that change yet.


  19. Louisiana budget woes: An even higher sales tax is being floatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 |

    Louisiana Department of Revenue Secretary Kim Robinson said the business community is pushing for an even higher sales tax to solve the state's budget crisis. Some state lawmakers are considering pushing the state sales tax even higher than the one-cent-per-dollar tax hike that has already been voted on in the Legislature.


  20. LSU places would-be record seven in 2017 first round of website's mock draftRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 |

    LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette warms up before the start of his game against Arkansas at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, November 14, 2015. (Chris Granger, LSU could be poised for a record-setting 2017 NFL Draft class, according to an early mock released Monday by Walter Cherepinsky .


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