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  • French police launch international manhunt for 'dangerous' suspect

    November 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    PARIS - The French National Police launched an international manhunt today for a "dangerous" suspect wanted for involvement in the Paris attacks, and a Belgian official said a new raid took place in a Brussels neighborhood. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Salah Adbeslam, was born in Brussels, and is... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 23-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder following a shooting in the French Quarter. In a news release, police say detectives learned during their investigation that the unidentified victim and a 30-year-old friend were allegedly attempting to purchase drugs early Thursday morning from... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
  • Freeze-dried shipwreck

    July 17, 2014 7:26 PM

    BRYAN, TEXAS- What's left of a famous French explorer's ship is on the move again from Texas A&M University to a museum in Austin, centuries after it sank off the Texas coast. The ship belonged to Rene-Robert Caveliere Sieur de la Salle. The keel and other large pieces... more »
  • Man arrested for shooting in French Settlement

    February 27, 2014 2:22 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Authorities have arrested a man accused in a shooting Wednesday night in Livingston Parish. Deputies say Robert Higgens shot another man after the two got into an argument at Higgens' home in the 18000 block of La Trace Road in French Settlement. The victim was taken... more »
  • Sugar Bowl parade to march through French Quarter

    December 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say traffic in the French Quarter will be disrupted for a time Tuesday morning by a parade honoring the Sugar Bowl. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's bar at St. Peter and Royal streets, head down Royal to Bienville Street, turn left on... more »
  • 8 La. WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor

    September 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eight World War II veterans from Louisiana have received the French government's highest medal, the Legion of Honor, including a veteran from Gonzales. They include a soldier in the "Ghost Army" that tricked the Germans, one who led 55 days of fights behind enemy lines in Normandy... more »
  • Burger King to offer 'French Fry Burger' for $1

    August 27, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu. Miami-based Burger King says the burger will be available Sept. 1 through the fall, as it looks to drum up sales... more »
  • La. lawmakers pass bills to promote French roots

    July 5, 2013 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After Gov. Bobby Jindal struck out funding for an agency that promotes French culture during last year's budget vetoes, French-speaking state lawmakers sought new ways to celebrate Louisiana's Francophone heritage. In the recently-ended legislative session, that bipartisan group of lawmakers won passage of bills that celebrate the... more »
  • Thousands march against French gay marriage law

    May 26, 2013 10:18 AM

    PARIS - Thousands of people are protesting in central Paris against France's new gay marriage law. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go forward with Sunday's long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who... more »
  • French president signs gay marriage into law

    May 18, 2013 3:32 PM

    PARIS - France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate. Hollande's office said he signed the bill Saturday morning, a day after the Constitutional... more »
  • Suspect held in strip club shooting

    December 3, 2012 5:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say they have arrested a suspect in the robbery and shooting of an employee at a French Quarter strip club. WVUE reports that 22-year-old Marion George was arrested Monday at a home in eastern New Orleans. Police say he was booked on charges of armed robbery... more »
  • Jazz drummer Bob French dies at 74

    November 15, 2012 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans jazz band leader and drummer Robert "Bob" French Sr. has died after a long illness. He was 74. The Times-Picayune reported French was the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band drummer and band leader and an oftentimes outspoken and controversial deejay at WWOZ-FM. He last performed with... more »
  • Flight diverted because of remark by French passenger

    May 22, 2012 2:38 PM

    BANGOR - A New York congressman says a US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina diverted to Maine because a French passenger passed a note mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device. Rep. Peter King was briefed on the investigation and said the passenger was a French... more »
  • Jihadist group claims tie to French killings

    March 22, 2012 11:43 AM

    PARIS- The SITE Intelligence Group is reporting that a lesser-known jihadist group is claiming responsibility for three shootings in southern France that left seven people dead. The reported claim Thursday by Jund al-Khilafah, a group that has also claimed past attacks in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, comes after Mohamed Merah -... more »
  • French police prepare to storm building

    March 21, 2012 12:02 PM

    TOULOUSE - French police plan to storm an apartment building in Toulouse where a suspected gunman is refusing to surrender. The gunman, who claims allegiance to al-Qaida, is suspected of killing seven people; three Jewish children, a rabbi and three French paratroopers within the last week. Police have been negotiating... more »
  • Rebirth added to FQ Fest lineup

    March 15, 2012 6:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band has been added to this year's French Quarter Festival lineup. The free, four-day music festival is slated for April 12-15 in the historic French Quarter, and the lineup includes Cyril Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood, Deacon John, George Porter Jr., Papa... more »
  • Mardi Gras teen curfew

    February 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are enforcing a new curfew for teens during Mardi Gras this year. No one under 16-years-old is allowed to be alone and to be without adult supervision in the French Quarter after 8pm. So far during this Mardi Gras season New Orleans... more »
  • French Quarter Fest set for April

    February 9, 2012 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lineup for this year's French Quarter Festival, one of the largest free music festivals in the country, was announced Thursday. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, blues singer Deacon John, clarinetist Pete Fountain and Cajun fiddler Amanda Shaw are among the talent lined up for this year's... more »
  • NO City Council OKs change to French Quarter curfew

    January 5, 2012 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans City Council has approved an amendment to the city's curfew law. The change would ban those 16 years old or younger from the French Quarter and Marigny (MARE-ih-nee) after 8 p.m. on weekends. Councilwoman Kristen Palmer said Thursday she wants to keep youth off French... more »
  • French Quarter horse death not due to neglect

    December 30, 2011 8:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana SPCA says veterinarians have not found any sign of mistreatment in the body of a draft horse that collapsed and died in the French Quarter. Spokeswoman Katherine LeBlanc said Thursday that more tests will be done because a necropsy at Louisiana State University's veterinary hospital... more »
  • French ambassador visits Louisiana

    November 17, 2011 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Francois Delattre, the ambassador of France to the United States, is in Louisiana for the first time since taking office this year. The ambassador's trip includes Thursday meetings with state government officials - including Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu - to... more »
  • French education in demand in Louisiana

    November 16, 2011 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The wave of Hispanics who flooded the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina doesn't appear to have dampened Louisiana families' demand for their children to get a French education. There's a waiting list at all 29 of the state's public French immersion programs. At least one school... more »
  • Solar panels near French Quarter draw protests

    January 17, 2011 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a collision of environmentalism and preservationism in the French Quarter. Homeowner Glade Bilby wants to install solar panels on his 19th-century home at the edge of the historic district in New Orleans. But city officials say the panels threaten the neighborhood's historic integrity. Tax incentives and... more »

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