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  • Hundreds to protest police inaction over rapes

    December 12, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of demonstrators are planning to march Saturday from the French Quarter to City Hall to speak out against the New Orleans Police Department's mishandling of hundreds of rape and child abuse cases. The march comes a month after an inspector general's report found five police detectives... more »
  • NOPD ID woman accused of French Quarter pokings

    December 3, 2014 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have identified a woman wanted for poking strangers with a sharp object Sunday night in the French Quarter. The NOPD identified 47-year-old Jeannene Meyer as the person wanted in connection with an aggravated battery Sunday night on Decatur Street. Shortly before 9 p.m., Meyer,... more »
  • Building collapse in French Quarter frays nerves

    November 16, 2014 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Warning flags are going up about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections after a 210-year-old building collapsed in the historic French Quarter. No one was injured when the three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in October, but the episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout... more »
  • Extra trooper patrols in French Quarter end Play Video

    November 3, 2014 9:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Police have been working extra patrols in the French Quarter for the past four months, but many worked their final shift there over the weekend. The troopers were called in following that horrific shooting on Bourbon St. during the summer. Many French Quarter businesses hung... more »
  • French Quarter home collapses

    October 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
  • Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    October 21, 2014 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below. WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
  • After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday Play Video

    October 20, 2014 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday. Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
  • NOPD: Drunk driver killed Baker woman in Quarter

    October 19, 2014 6:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans accused a man of driving drunk and killing a Baker woman in the French Quarter over the weekend when he ran into a balcony pole. Police charged Tevest Vance, 37, with vehicular homicide and probation violation after the wreck early Sunday morning.... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    August 27, 2014 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others. Le entered his plea Wednesday. The 21-year-old Le originally was arrested July 4 and booked with... more »
  • Not guilty plea entered in dancer's murder

    August 25, 2014 3:28 PM

    GRETNA, La. - A woman pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose dismembered body parts washed ashore in June 2012 on the Mississippi coast. Margaret Sanchez, 30, pleaded not guilty after being charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in... more »
  • Suspect in French Quarter shooting arrested

    July 4, 2014 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police identified a 20-year-old Belle Chasse man as the man they believe fired the first shot in a gunfight last weekend on Bourbon Street, and said he was taken into custody in Mississippi. NOPD said 20-year-old Trung T. Le, also known as "Joe", was arrested in... more »
  • 50 LSP troopers to help in New Orleans

    July 3, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An extra 50 State Police troopers will help patrol the New Orleans area after recent violent crimes, according to an LSP spokesperson. Capt. Doug Cain said Governor Bobby Jindal approved the additional troopers Thursday afternoon. Cain said they will be used to help patrol the French... more »
  • French Quarter Festival underway

    April 10, 2014 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The four day French Quarter Festival in New Orleans got underway Thursday and runs through Sunday. The Festival was launched in 1984 to draw people back to the Quarter after the underwhelming 1984 World's Fair. It drew little interest with mostly empty streets back then. Now... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 5 teens booked in French Quarter attack

    September 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him. The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three... more »
  • Landmark restaurant closed, future uncertain

    June 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brennan's, a French Quarter dining landmark, has unexpectedly closed and its future is uncertain - the latest development in a longtime family feud. Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the founder and until recently a manager of the restaurant, is involved in complex state and federal legal... more »
  • W French Quarter hotel sells for $25.5 million

    April 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The W hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter has been sold but will keep its name. News releases say Chesapeake Lodging Trust bought the W New Orleans-French Quarter for $25.5 million from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Both chains say Starwood has a longterm contract to... more »
  • Cleanup begins in New Orleans after Mardi Gras

    February 13, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The crowds and music of Mardi Gras gave way to street sweepers and push brooms in New Orleans' French Quarter this morning. Business owners hosed off sidewalks outside bars, restaurants, strip joins and souvenir shops. A few tourists dodged the Ash Wednesday cleanup, many with smudged... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Marine killer's girlfriend gets 2 years in prison

    December 18, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The girlfriend of a Houston man accused of fatally stabbing a decorated Marine wearing his dress blues in the French Quarter has been sentenced to 26 months in prison. The Times-Picayune reports 23-year-old Helaina Amrine pleaded guilty this summer to obstruction of justice and accessory after the... 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 »
  • In a musical city, a plea to turn down the volume

    March 23, 2012 9:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Like the architecture that gives the French Quarter an ambiance of a by-gone era, music is a treasured part of its culture. A thriving club scene is an essential part of the city's tourism-based economy. But there is more to the French Quarter than Bourbon Street. The... 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 »
  • Horse pulling a cart dies on Bourbon Street

    December 19, 2011 8:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A horse pulling a cart has died on Bourbon Street. Louisiana SPCA spokeswoman Katherine LeBlanc tells The Times-Picayune that the group was told about 2 p.m. Sunday that a horse had passed out in the French Quarter. She says that by the time an official arrived, the horse... more »
  • Attacks in 2 French Quarter robbery attempts

    November 25, 2011 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Would-be robbers attacked two men in the French Quarter when their efforts were stymied. New Orleans Police say a man was walking in the 700 block of Burgundy Street about 10:30 p.m. Thanksgiving night when two men attacked him with glass bottles, then pulled a knife... 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 »
  • Suspect in French Quarter shooting surrenders

    November 4, 2011 4:41 PM

    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... more »
  • New ordinance: Don't cuss while begging

    October 23, 2011 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- French Quarter beggars can't be cussers. At least, not intimidating ones. An ordinance passed last week by the New Orleans City Council bars aggressive solicitation in the city's oldest and most famous neighborhood. That includes "approaching or following pedestrians, repetitive soliciting despite refusals, the use of... more »
  • Fire reported on edge of French Quarter

    April 7, 2011 7:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A fire engulfed a French Quarter building early Thursday, sending flames through the roof before firefighters were able to extinguish it. No one was injured. Fire Superintendent Charles Parent said authorities had a report from a witness who saw someone cut a lock and enter... more »
  • Lundi Gras crowds jockey for prime spots on parade route

    March 7, 2011 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The stakeout started Monday for prime spots along the Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans, with legions of Carnival die-hards jockeying for the best places to vie for beads when floats roll on Fat Tuesday. Along streets littered with beads and trash from Sunday night's... 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 »
  • Pat O'Brien's bartender murdered

    November 27, 2010 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Earl Wheeler, a popular bartender at Pat O'Brien's in the French Quarter, was shot to death after a confrontation as he drove home from work. Wheeler was driving home after work on Thanksgiving when the deadly meeting happened. Police say a man walked in front of the... 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 »
  • La. man dies after French Quarter stabbing

    November 1, 2010 6:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 23-year-old Metairie man died from stab wounds after getting into an argument with a motorist in the French Quarter. New Orleans police say the stabbing occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday when Ryan Lekosky and his wife were walking on the sidewalk when a man drove... more »
  • Gun goes off at famous French Quarter restaurant

    September 25, 2010 9:44 AM

    Friday lunches can get a bit rowdy at Galatoire's, the stately French Quarter restaurant that has been serving up French Creole cuisine for more than 100 years. A New Orleans tradition for the city's blue bloods, politicians and powerbrokers, this Friday's lunch dished up a new thrill - a gunshot... more »
  • NFL kicks off season New Orleans style

    September 9, 2010 1:19 PM

    WBRZ will be live in New Orleans as NFL opens the 2010 season with the Saints and Vikings in the Superdome. The pregame celebration begins with a Mardi Gras style parade in the French Quarter at 5:00 p.m. Jackson Square will be center stage for a concert featuring... more »
  • Football fever sweeps NO as Saints, Vikings meet

    September 9, 2010 12:46 PM

    Tailgating began near sunrise around the Louisiana Superdome though the New Orleans Saints' season-opening NFL game with the Minnesota Vikings wasn't scheduled to start for more than 12 hours. As the Saints prepared to open the defense of their Super Bowl title, the city was in Mardi Gras mode:... more »
  • Stolen Blue Dog paintings recovered

    June 23, 2010 6:09 AM

    The Blue Dog paintings stolen from George Rodrigue's French Quarter gallery have been recovered. New Orleans police say a tipster led them to the paintings in a warehouse. Police say they are searching for a 60-year-old New Orleans man in connection with the theft of the paintings. more »
  • GOP victim unsure if attack was political

    April 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    The boyfriend of Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief fundraiser says he's unsure whether protesters were responsible for attacking them April 9 outside a Republican event in the French Quarter. Joseph Brown, 29, told police protesters were outside Brennan's restaurant during the Louisiana Republican Party event. But most had left... more »
  • Seven wounded in New Orleans shooting

    April 11, 2010 10:13 AM

    New Orleans police have not made any arrests in a shooting that left seven people with non-life threatening wounds near the French Quarter overnight. Police say the shooting happened outside a fast-food restaurant on Canal Street. Investigators believe one of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, was the gunman's... more »
  • Judge OKs hospital projects in New Orleans

    April 1, 2010 10:05 AM

    A federal judge has ruled to allow the development of two hospitals to replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Opponents have argued the projects would wipe out a historic neighborhood. The hospitals would be built on 25 city blocks near the French Quarter. more »
  • Kate Hudson, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg in N.O.

    February 25, 2010 5:11 AM

    Kate Hudson, Kathy Bates and Whoopi Goldberg are among a cast of actors in New Orleans this month for thefilming of "Earthbound," a new romantic drama set for release in theaters this fall. Filming has taken the actresses and other cast and crew in recent weeks to tucked-away French Quarter... more »
  • 3 shot, hurt in French Quarter Bowl celebration

    February 8, 2010 5:08 AM

    New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting injuries of a man and two women in the French Quarter during the Super Bowl celebration. The shooting occurred at approximately 12 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon Streets. A 25-year old man sustained a wound to his right ankle... more »

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