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  • Super Bowl could be back in New Orleans in 2018

    May 20, 2014 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today. New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
  • National radio host, Kidd Kraddick dies unexpectedly

    July 27, 2013 11:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nationally syndicated radio host David "Kidd" Kraddick died unexpectedly Saturday at age 53. Kraddick hosted the the B97 FM radio station program "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" in New Orleans. He also had a foundation, "Kidd's Kids," which rewards ill children with a dream vacation. ... more »
  • Locals aghast over radio skit making fun of Steve Gleason Play Video

    June 17, 2013 10:31 PM

    ATLANTA - Radio hosts were fired after making fun of former New Orleans Saint and ALS patient, Steve Gleason. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, causes rapid deterioration of muscles and loss of speech and other functions. Gleason is wheelchair bound, talks with the help of a... more »
  • LSU hosts Ole Miss for last regular-season series

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Second-ranked LSU (46-7, 21-6 SEC) plays host tonight to Ole Miss for the start of their last regular season three-game series. LSU is No. 2 in the SEC with a 2.37 team ERA, and the Tigers' staff is fourth in the league in strikeouts with 412.... more »
  • Tigers play host to Demons tonight

    March 20, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - No. 3 LSU (18-2) hosts Northwestern State (9-13) tonight to start a four-game series. The Tigers won 12 of their last 13 games, including an SEC series win over Mississippi State last weekend. Coach Paul Manieri said they have a lot of respect for the... more »
  • Voice of Louisiana Hayride, Frank Page dies Play Video

    January 11, 2013 3:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The man who introduced a then-unknown Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through his work with the Louisiana Hayride - the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry - has died. Veteran radio broadcaster Frank Page died late Wednesday after succumbing to a severe respiratory infection while hospitalized... more »
  • Storm hosts Rose Parade show after fiery accident

    January 1, 2013 6:06 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Hannah Storm was back on the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the ESPN anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck. Storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident Dec.... more »
  • Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

    December 7, 2012 11:50 AM

    LONDON - Police in London are listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early today. The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week. The hospital where she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc... more »
  • ABC celebrating Dick Clark on New Year's Eve

    November 28, 2012 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - ABC is turning its first New Year's Eve without Dick Clark in four decades partly into a celebration of the showbiz impresario's life. Clark, who originated the annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special in 1971, died at age 82 in April. Fergie and Jenny McCarthy will be... more »
  • 'Jeopardy!' host 'up and about' after heart attack

    June 25, 2012 5:09 PM

    NEW YORK - A spokeswoman says "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is "up and about" in a Los Angeles hospital as he recovers from a mild heart attack. Sony Pictures Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Monday that Trebek is "in good spirits" while doctors complete their tests. She says he has... more »
  • NPR host steps down after husband joins Obama team

    October 24, 2011 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - NPR host Michele Norris is temporarily stepping down from the afternoon news show "All Things Considered" because her husband has taken a senior role in President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. In a note sent to NPR staff Monday and posted on the network's website, Norris says her... more »
  • Radio, TV host's conviction for wife's murder upheld

    October 6, 2010 11:04 AM

    Former New Orleans radio and television personality Vince Marinello's murder conviction in the 2006 shooting death of his wife has been upheld by a state appeals court. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles released the decision Wednesday morning. The 73-year-old Marinello was convicted in 2008 of second-degree... more »
  • "People Are Funny" host, Art Linkletter dies

    May 26, 2010 2:31 PM

    Art Linkletter, who hosted the popular TV shows "People Are Funny" and "House Party" in the 1950s and 1960s, has died. Family members say Linkletter died at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles. Linkletter also became an outspoken anti-drug crusader after his daugter's suicide, which... more »
  • Fans get their way for host of "SNL"

    March 11, 2010 8:12 PM

    Former star of the "Golden Girls", Betty White, will host Saturday Night Live on May 8 following a campaign on Facebook urging the show make her the host. "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels says he can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with White. White... more »
  • LSU to host hurricane conference

    February 26, 2010 2:55 PM

    NOAA and Louisiana State University will host the first-ever Central Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Conference on March 16-17, 2010 in Baton Rouge. The meeting will bring together 300-500 experts and officials from all levels - including federal and state emergency managers, local public safety personnel, forecasters, university officials -... more »
  • Jindal fundraising details elusive

    February 17, 2010 2:03 PM

    Details about where fundraisers for Governor Bobby Jindal were held and who hosted them are not clear. Jindal's spokesman has often refused to provide the information, saying the specifics would be available in the governor's campaign finance report. The latest report was filed last week and the details are... more »

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