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  • Bourbon Street poles greased ahead of Mardi Gras Play Video

    February 28, 2014 1:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - People filled Bourbon Street Friday morning for the annual "Greasing of the Poles." It's as much of a New Orleans tradition as Mardi Gras. The poles are greased to keep overzealous revelers from trying to climb to the balconies above. Burlesque dancers made a show... more »
  • City removes Bourbon St. nighttime preaching ban

    July 25, 2013 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has overturned its ban against preaching after dark on Bourbon Street. The revision of the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance passed 6-0 on Thursday and takes effect immediately. A federal judge barred enforcement in September after a street preacher sued the city in... more »
  • 3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

    February 17, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras. Officer Hilal Williams says 19-year-old Malcolm Hall was booked Saturday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. An online jail roster indicates... more »
  • 1 arrested, 1 sought in French Quarter shooting

    February 11, 2013 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One man is in jail and police are searching for at least one other person believed responsible for the weekend's quadruple shooting on Bourbon Street, in the city's historic French Quarter, New Orleans Police says 23-year-old Deron Bridgewater, of Marrero, surrendered to authorities Monday after seeing his... more »
  • Police: 4 wounded in Bourbon Street shooting

    February 10, 2013 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have released a bystanders' video of what they say is an argument involving some people in a Bourbon Street throng raucously celebrating ahead of Mardi Gras when shots ring out, followed by screams. Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson says the shooting in the crowded... more »
  • Woman accused of mentoring teen prostitute

    December 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 25-year-old Metairie woman has been arrested and accused her of teaching a minor how to be a Bourbon Street prostitute. The Times-Picayune reports Emilie "Bunny" Cook was booked at the New Orleans jail on a charge of trafficking of children for sex purposes. State Police say... more »
  • Pastor sues to block N.O. street preaching limits

    September 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A street preacher is suing to block New Orleans city officials from enforcing an ordinance that restricts religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by New Orleans pastor Paul Gros claims the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance sets unconstitutional limits on... more »
  • On Bourbon Street, party but don't preach at night

    September 14, 2012 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A ban on preachers along Bourbon Street after dark is creating a First Amendment fight. The ordinance against aggressive solicitation was put in place nearly a year ago, but arrests during a gay pride festival two weeks ago are perhaps the first time the law has been... more »
  • New Orleans tackles noise issue

    February 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An acoustics expert hired by some New Orleans residents says sound from music clubs in some neighborhoods - particularly the French Quarter - regularly exceeds legal noise limits. The report from Houston-based CSTI Acoustics shows excessive noise even in a mostly residential area of the quarter,... more »
  • Suspect in French Quarter shooting surrenders

    November 5, 2011 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans teenager has surrendered to police to face a charge he opened fire on a tourist-filled street in the city's French Quarter earlier this week. One man was killed and seven were wounded in the shooting. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant on a second-degree... more »
  • NOPD Looking for suspects in French Quarter shootings

    November 1, 2010 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened in the French Quarter. One was fatal. Most recent, a dead body was found about 6:30 this morning, on the corner of Burgundy and St. Louis streets. No suspects or motives have been identified yet. NOPD is also... more »
  • Search for missing exec focuses on river

    March 9, 2010 10:15 AM

    Police searching for a missing Houston oil executive in New Orleans are now focusing on the Mississippi River, after tracing the man to a riverfront location after he left a Bourbon Street bar. Searching through videos from businesses in the French Quarter, police were able to trace 54-year-old Douglas Schantz... more »
  • Mardi Gras peaceful and packed

    February 17, 2010 10:00 AM

    Business dropped off sharply in the Bourbon Street bars on Wednesday, but picked up rapidly in New Orleans churches. Mardi Gras ended at midnight Tuesday and Lent descended on the city, ending what had been a weeklong celebration of the New Orleans Saints victory in the Super Bowl and Mardi... more »

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