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Monday, November 27, 2017

#News - New Orleans & South Louisiana

#News - New Orleans & South Louisiana

Man killed in 7th Ward

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 07:12 PM PST

New Orleans – A man is dead after a shooting in the 7th Ward on Sunday.

A security guard heard gunshots around 7:30 a.m. and flagged down police.

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Rocheblave Street and found a man in mid-20s who had been shot multiple times. He died at the scene.

Police are working to identify a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504)-822-1111.

Halted: Saints winning streak ends at 8 in Los Angeles

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 05:47 PM PST

It was fun while it lasted.

The Saints win streak ended at 8 games, 26-20 Sunday to the Rams in Los Angeles.

Against a defense missing three starters, Rams quarterback Jared Goff was 28 of 43 passing for 354 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Rams never trailed after Goff threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins to cap Los Angeles’ opening drive. The Rams held the ball for 35 minutes, 26 seconds.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was 22 of 32 passing for 246 yards, including a 15 yard TD pass to rookie running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara also ran 74 yards for a touchdown. Kamara had 187 yards from scrimmage, 101 receiving and 87 yards passing.

The Saints ran for 123 yards, but minus the Kamara run, they were 16 carries for 49 yards.

“Wade (Phillips, Rams defensive coordinator) and those guys did a good job of mixing things up, and playing the run,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton.

The Saints fell to 8-3, and in a tie with Carolina for the lead in the NFC South. The Panthers visit the Saints Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Panthers beat the Jets, and the Falcons defeated Tampa Bay. Atlanta is only one game back with a record of 7-4.

Father & son duo pick out perfect Christmas tree

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 03:05 PM PST

NEW ORLEANS--  This weekend, Christmas trees lots were very busy with folks wanting to pick out the perfect tree for the holidays.

WGNO's Kenny Lopez went to the tree lot at Home Depot to see how things were going!

Brent Ledet and his 8-year old son, Cruz are looking for that perfect tree.

"I think the perfect tree is one that doesn't have too many branches that fall to the ground, one that smells good, and one that is big enough for your house," Cruz said.

Cruz's dad said he hopes the tradition of picking out the tree is something his son values and will remember.

"It's good to have traditions during the holiday season and this is one of them, hopefully he enjoys picking out the tree," he said.

"I really did enjoy picking out the tree with my dad.  I'm pretty sure we'll do it again next year, "  Brent's son said.

In some places, tree prices are on the rise, but here in New Orleans, they are very reasonably priced.  Six foot trees cost about 45 dollars.  Seven foot trees cost about 55 dollars, and trees larger than 8 feet cost close to 100 dollars.


10th annual pet fest “Barks and Recreation”

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 01:58 PM PST

 METAIRIE; La-- Mother Nature finally cooperated for the 2017 Pet fest on Sunday.

Now in its 10th year, the Jefferson SPCA Pet Fest hopes to get over 100 animals adopted.

The theme is "Barks and Recreation," and highlights include an adopt-a-thon, local cuisine, games, live music and more. The event is sponsored by Hill's Science and Abita Beer.

"Today we have free adoption with approved application for many of these animals, over 100 dogs cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, and goats, just about anything you could want," said Robin Beaulieau, one of Pet Fest's organizers.

The adopt-a-thon will have more than 40 shelter and rescue groups offering hundreds of adoptable pets. Attendees will also find a pet health watch area with giveaways from Science Diet, a costume contest by Pet Krewe, a pet marketplace and more.

Mission accomplished: Tigers close regular season with 9th win

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 01:35 PM PST

After a loss to Alabama, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said it was critical for the Tigers to win their last 3 regular season games.

LSU did so, finishing off Texas A&M 45-21 Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. LSU finished the regular season 9-3. Sunday, the Aggies fired head coach Kevin Sumlin. LSU owns five wins over teams that fired their head coaches in 2017.

LSU tight end Foster Moreau said a 24-21 loss to Troy at Tiger Stadium on September 30th, served as a wake up call for the Tigers.

LSU quarterback Danny Etling threw for a career high 347 yards and tied a career high with 3 touchdown passes.

Derrius Guice rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown. Darrel Williams ran for 106 yards and a touchdown.

LSU outgained the Aggies, 601 yards to 282.

The Tigers moved up in the poll Sunday. LSU is 16th in the coaches poll, and 17th in the Associated Press poll.

Historic seasons comes to an end for Nicholls

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 01:33 PM PST

Thibodaux, La. -- Despite overcoming a 10-point deficit in the 4th quarter and fighting down to the wire, South Dakota ended Nicholls season on Saturday 38-31. Four Nicholls turnovers were the difference in the ballgame-- none more costly than the fumble at the goal line in the final 30 seconds.

"I saw #22 and Kyran make contact," said Nicholls quarterback Chase Fourcade. "I thought he got in but like I said, I thought he was down. I didn't see the ball come out. I just saw everyone jumping on the ball. But like coach said, we can't leave it on the refs. We had other opportunities."

Most of those missed opportunities came in the first half, which included two of Fourcade's 3 interceptions. Both of those turnovers led to South Dakota touchdowns.

"You can't turn the ball over in the redzone against a good football team," said Nicholls Head Coach Tim Rebowe. "We left some points out there on the board and still all that and we still had a chance at the end to win the game. Our guys fought. They kept scrapping. They kept punching the whole way through but against a good team-- hats-off to them. They're an outstanding team. We all know how good they were offensively."

Nicholls' offensive struggles early resulted in just 141 total yards of offense in the first half, as the Colonels trailed 17-7 at the break. Their only touchdown of the first half came on an Austin Dickerson pick-6 late in the second quarter. Nicholls rallied in a big way in the second half, scoring touchdowns on 3 consecutive possessions at one point. The Colonels tied the ballgame with 8:25 to play on a 43-yard field goal by Lorran Fonseca, but less than 3 minutes later, the Coyotes re-took the lead for good.

"Being down by 7, had a chance to score at the end-- that just shows what we've got coming-up," Fourcade said. "Hats-off to the seniors. I just can't thank them enough for what they've done for this program-- for the ups and the downs. I'm just really proud of our effort and we're not done yet."

Fourcade finished 25-35 for 232 yards but he threw 3 interceptions and was sacked 3 times. Kyran Irvin led the run-game with 88 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown, while Tahj Smith had a pair of touchdowns and 65 yards on 13 carries. As for the pass-game, Dai'Jean Dixon had 80 yards on a career-high 5 catches.

The Colonels (8-4) finish the year with their most wins since 1996.

NOFD Battles Two-Alarm Fire in Garden District

Posted: 26 Nov 2017 11:56 AM PST

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Fire Department battled a two-alarm fire in the 1200 block of Second Street.

Firefighters say there was heavy smoke comeing from the left rear of a two-story wood framed home under renovation.

Fourteen firefighters responded to the fire and were able to extinguish the flames.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.