NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Should the state expand the use of medical marijuana? It's an issue that'll be taken up by the Louisiana Legislature once the legislative session opens Monday.
The use of medical marijuana is a hot button issue.
At City Park, walker Chip Schultz says, "I just have a big problem with it maybe being abused or misused."
"I think medical marijuana is great because I think it has a lot of uses that people with medical conditions need," said walker Theresa Kenny.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Bixby loves a good game of fetch.
The four-year old mixed breed happily plays with anyone, anywhere and she's fetched in some far out locations.
Bixby and her owner, Michael Minnick, stopped in New Orleans in the middle of a bicycle tour across the country.
The pair started in Maine in September and biked south along the coast down to Key West.
"I've really been taking my time and kind of seeing the country at a whopping nine miles an hour with my best friend here and it would not be same trip without my dog, for sure," he says.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -- Deputies with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a juvenile for disabling his electronic monitoring device and leaving his home.
Police say that around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the unidentified juvenile in OPSO's Electronic Monitoring Program disabled his device prior to leaving his home. OPSO deputies, with help from NOPD officers, began searching for the juvenile.
NOPD officers took the juvenile into custody after he returned to his home at 1:30 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis tied his career high with 32 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked six shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased a 16-point deficit to capture their third straight victory, 111-107 over the Denver Nuggets in overtime Sunday night.
Tyreke Evans had 20 points and Anthony Morrow added 14, including a 15-foot pullup in the lane that tied the game at 94 with 1 second left in regulation.
Davis' free throws gave New Orleans the lead for good at 106-104, and his block of Ty Lawson's driving layup prevented Denver from tying it with 1:14 left in overtime.
Governor Bobby Jindal will address state lawmakers to open this year's legislative session. The gavel will drop at noon on Monday for the 2014 term.
The 2014 legislative session will be different from previous ones.
Find out why, coming up tonight at 9News at 10 p.m. Jim Shannon talks to political experts about what to expect from the Capitol over the next three months.
More than 170 soldiers from the 205th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana National Guard received the War Cross Medal for their service overseas Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. That included soldiers like Staff Sergeant Andrew Mouton, who met his daughter Ella Grace for the first time when he returned from duty in December. Ella Grace is one of seven babies from the 205th born while their fathers were deployed.
The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center was filled with reptiles this weekend.
Repticon brought some of the best reptile breeders, vendors, and educators out for their annual show. Exotic pets were on display and attendees had the opportunity to learn more about owning exotics from experts.
The event first came to Baton Rouge in 2010. Breeders say it is a good way to get great information out to prospective owners.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Voters in New Orleans will decide next Saturday whether to replace two property taxes that have been on the books for decades with one new, 4.2-mill tax that, at current assessment levels, would bring in nearly $12 million annually for the next 50 years.
The Audubon Nature Institute has launched a major campaign for the property tax to pay for its operations and new construction projects for its zoo, aquarium, nature center, parks and other attractions.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Coast Guard officials in New Orleans say a petty officer has been convicted and sentenced on charges involving sexual assault and possession of child pornography.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher C. Bush's court martial was held in Norfolk, Va.
A Coast Guard news release said the 28-year-old Bush was convicted Friday on four violations of a Uniform Code of Military Justice article dealing with rape and sexual assault and one involving child pornography.
All lanes are open on I-10 West at Perkins Road.
Traffic from this incident has reached Essen Lane on both I-10 and I-12.
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