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  • Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue Play Video

    August 15, 2017 11:51 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina sheriff is working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews issued a statement Tuesday that investigators are using video footage to identify those responsible for toppling the statue. Law enforcement officers took... more »
  • Gov. Edwards helps repair flood-damaged home in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 12, 2017 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers and Governor's staff got an early start to commemorate the one year anniversary of historic flooding in Baton Rouge. Governor John Bel Edwards and the First Lady joined administration officials and staff for a service project at the home of Ms. Lucille Huggins,... more »
  • Resignations, calls for firing after New Orleans flooding

    August 8, 2017 7:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans official has announced plans to retire and the city's mayor wants other people fired days after torrential rains flooded the city. Local media report that Executive Director Cedric Grant of the Sewerage and Water Board on Tuesday announced that he will retire... more »
  • Officials: New Orleans disaster aid not likely

    August 7, 2017 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans City Council members say damage from weekend flooding probably won't qualify as a federal or state disaster. Council President Jason Williams and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell spoke separately with The Associated Press after visiting flooded areas Monday. Both say they don't have... more »
  • Heavy rains in New Orleans overwhelmed city's pump stations

    August 6, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials in New Orleans say heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations, contributing to flooding in some areas. NOLA.com reports city officials said Sunday that some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches of rain over a few hours Saturday. That was too much for... more »
  • Report: Blue Bell's Bride's Cake ice cream is back in limited quantities

    August 5, 2017 5:08 PM

    The incredibly popular Bride's Cake ice cream is making a limited comeback in the state of Louisiana. Blue Bell's wildly successful "almond flavored ice cream with cake pieces and amaretto flavored cream cheese icing" is back, but will only be available in pints for a limited time. Last... more »
  • Man killed after early morning shooting in New Iberia

    July 30, 2017 11:18 AM

    NEW IBERIA - One man was found laying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds after he was allegedly shot early Sunday morning in New Iberia. The shooting happened sometime before 2:30 a.m., when deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office were called to the 600 block of Field Street... more »
  • Application process begins for new BR police chief

    July 28, 2017 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The application process for the position of police chief of BRPD is open as the job was posted on Friday by the Civil Service Board. The posting comes after former Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie announced his resignation on Monday. Monday was... more »
  • Basement flood closes LSU dental school in New Orleans

    July 24, 2017 8:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State University's dental school in New Orleans is closed because the main building's basement flooded over the weekend, shutting down the computer network and phones. LSU Health Sciences Center spokeswoman Leslie Capo says in a news release that heavy rains Saturday left 1½ feet... more »
  • Blue Bell releases new Sweet 'n Salty Crunch flavor

    July 13, 2017 12:32 PM

    A new Blue Bell Ice Cream flavor is hitting shelves just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 16. The new flavor is Sweet n' Salty Crunch, vanilla ice cream loaded with chocolate-coated pretzel bites, chopped roasted almonds and milk chocolate chunks, is coming to store... more »
  • Louisiana honors its first female firefighter killed in line of duty

    July 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    MOUNT HERMON - A community is honoring the life and service of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire last week. Services were held Sunday for 54-year-old Ronda Varnado, the first female firefighter to perish in the line of duty... more »
  • Survey: 4 in 10 US adults have experienced online harassment

    July 11, 2017 12:38 PM

    NEW YORK - A new survey says a whopping 41 percent of U.S. adults have experienced online harassment, ranging from offensive name-calling to stalking and sexual harassment. That's up from 35 percent in 2014. The Pew Research Center says that 66 percent of respondents have witnessed... more »
  • Nicholson Drive bridge closed for emergency repairs Play Video

    July 10, 2017 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development made an emergency bridge closure on Nicholson Drive Monday night. The bridge, located between Dean Lee Drive and Brightside Drive, was closed around Monday as crews make emergency repairs. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced in early 2018,... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman wanted for charging more than $800 to stolen credit card

    July 10, 2017 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are seeking a woman accused of spending more than $800 with the use of a stolen credit card. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the woman used the stolen card to buy $812 in Visa gift cards and then made purchases at several... more »
  • Woman arrested for giving 'erotic' massages at north shore massage parlor

    July 10, 2017 2:37 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Authorities have arrested an employee of a north shore massage parlor after it was discovered she was giving erotic massages to customers. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 53-year-old Liwei Dong was arrested and charged with prostitution by massage. The sheriff's office says deputies... more »
  • Police: Man hospitalized for heart attack after robbing workplace with hammer

    July 10, 2017 1:49 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police have arrested a man after he suffered a possible heart attack following a heist at the store where he was recently hired. According to the Thibodaux Police Department, 25-year-old Nicholas Meyer was arrested for the early morning robbery Sunday. Police say the incident occurred around... more »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • North Shore firefighter dies in crash on way to fire

    July 9, 2017 3:43 PM

    MOUNT HERMON, La. - A community is mourning the death of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire Thursday. According to a report from WWL-TV, a news partner of WBRZ, the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of... more »
  • Three fires at area stores set to cover thefts, suspect arrested

    July 8, 2017 11:22 PM

    AMITE - State fire investigators booked a man into the Tangipahoa Parish jail overnight on charges related to string of arsons at area Walmart locations that may have been set to distract workers so the suspect could steal computers. Larry Paul Schouest, Jr., was charged with two counts of... more »
  • 4 arrested in scheme to steal car dealership keys

    July 8, 2017 8:42 PM

    CUT OFF - Deputies have arrested four people for their involvement in a scheme to steal car keys from a Lafourche Parish dealership. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Golden Motors dealership after receiving a report of three sets of vehicle keys being stolen Friday afternoon. ... more »
  • Delta to add flights from New Orleans to Boston in 2018

    July 8, 2017 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet "strong leisure... more »
  • NYC officer shot, killed while sitting in police car

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW YORK - An on-duty New York City police officer was killed early Wednesday after a gunman walked up to her patrol vehicle and fired shots through the window, authorities said. Police say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran assigned to the New York City Police Department's 46th Precinct's... more »
  • Impaired driver arrested after sheriff's deputy hurt in I-10 crash

    July 3, 2017 5:48 PM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Police say a sheriff's deputy was injured on I-10 West while helping the victim of a hit and run Monday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy stopped on the left hand shoulder of I-10 West... more »
  • Assumption sheriff's deputy killed in crash on way home from work

    July 3, 2017 12:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was killed in a single-vehicle crash as he was driving home from his shift Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 21-year-old Deputy Seth Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304 near Dylily Lane in a pickup... more »
  • Last day of 23rd Essence Festival is night for reunions

    July 2, 2017 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 23rd annual Essence Festival ends with a performance by one of music's hottest artists, Chance the Rapper, and a reunion of some of New Orleans' own heavy hitters connected to Master P's No Limit empire. On Sunday, Master P will host a show that includes... more »
  • Some patients in NYC hospital shooting improve

    July 1, 2017 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials at a New York hospital where a former doctor opened fire, killing one and injuring six, say the conditions of some of the victims have improved. Bronx Lebanon Hospital vice president Errol C. Schneer said Saturday that three patients who were listed as very... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained driver killed in Evangeline Parish crash

    June 25, 2017 8:56 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred just after midnight on Harrison Road near LA 29. Police say 36-year-old Jacob McDaniel of Boyce was traveling in his 2000 Ford F-150... more »
  • Shreveport police investigating body found in abandoned home

    June 25, 2017 4:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating an abandoned home where a body was found Sunday. According to a report from KTBS, police say a person walked into the home in the 400 block of Davis St. in Shreveport, discovered the remains and called authorities. Corporal Angie Willhite told KTBS... more »
  • Community Coffee to launch limited edition LSU blend

    June 24, 2017 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Community Coffee has announced a new limited edition blend of coffee to honor Louisiana State University and Tiger Nation. According to a report from WWL, Community Coffee says the “LSU Blend” will be available in grocery stores throughout Louisiana starting in July. The blend will only... more »
  • Abandoned bridge collapses into tropical storm-driven flood

    June 24, 2017 3:59 PM

    STATE LINE, Miss. - The remains of a historic bridge over a southeast Mississippi river have collapsed because of flooding caused by the former Tropical Storm Cindy. WDAM-TV reports the former Mississippi 42 bridge fell into the Chickasawhay River on Thursday. The abandoned bridge was on... more »
  • Senate confirms Trump's nominee to head FEMA

    June 20, 2017 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The vote was 95-4 on Tuesday for Brock Long. He previously ran Alabama's Emergency Management Agency and served as that state's on-scene incident commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
  • New seafood promotion, marketing leader named in Louisiana

    June 19, 2017 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has a new chief promoter for its seafood industry. Former state lawmaker Bryan Adams has been appointed director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. Adams will manage the agency's finances, oversee marketing efforts and coordinate events highlighting... more »
  • Artists turn a pile of sand into a thing of beauty

    June 17, 2017 11:20 AM

    HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. - Artists have spent the past several days on a New Hampshire beach turning mounds of sand into massive sculptures that include a bird, warrior and, of course, a castle. The 10 sculptors are taking part in the 17th Annual Master Sand Sculpting contest on... more »
  • Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Black Bay

    June 10, 2017 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill has been spotted at an unmanned oil platform near Black Bay, southeast of New Orleans. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that oil and gas exploration services company LLOX LLC's platform discharged crude Friday into the water from a pressure... more »
  • Cell phone tax to pay for deaf services passed by lawmakers

    June 6, 2017 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new 4.25-cent monthly tax will be added to Louisiana cell phone bills if the governor agrees with a bill backed by lawmakers. The dollars would pay for technology assistance and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Current law imposes a 5-cent monthly... more »
  • Deputy AG: Push for tough sentences is not reviving drug war

    June 2, 2017 6:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's No. 2 official says a new policy urging harsher punishments for most criminals is meant to target the worst criminals, not fill prisons. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tells The Associated Press that federal prosecutors will sometimes charge lower-level criminals to take down entire gangs... more »
  • Ray Pfeifer, prominent 9/11 firefighter, dies of cancer

    May 29, 2017 3:37 PM

    NEW YORK - A retired New York City firefighter who spent months at the World Trade Center site digging through debris after the 9/11 attack and then fought for health care for first responders even when wracked with late-stage cancer has died. The Fire Department of New York said Raymond... more »
  • Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

    May 23, 2017 8:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years. The ride-hailing company on Tuesday said each affected driver would get a refund of about $900, which includes interest. Uber did not give a figure on... more »
  • UNO theatre production wins national awards

    May 21, 2017 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens" has received eight national awards at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. "The Aliens," a drama centered around a high school dropout and a college dropout loitering behind a Vermont coffee shop, garnered the highest level of national... more »
  • New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument Play Video

    May 16, 2017 10:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Workers in New Orleans have taken down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, the third of four such monuments to come down in the city. Police started moving pro-monument supporters away from the statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance to City Park... more »
  • Department of Agriculture lifts moratorium on Louisiana's WIC program

    May 16, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that the Department of Agriculture has lifted the federal moratorium on the authorization of new vendors in the Louisiana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. In a statement released Tuesday, the governor said he received a letter... more »
  • Governor Edwards says Confederate monuments bill unnecessarily divisive

    May 16, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a proposal that would make it more difficult to remove Confederate monuments is impractical and unnecessarily divisive. During a news conference Tuesday, the Democratic governor wouldn't say whether he would veto Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody's bill. But he called it "problematic"... more »
  • House passes bill to protect Confederate monuments

    May 15, 2017 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to protect the state's confederate monuments. The house voted on Bill No. 71 Monday afternoon. The bill, which "provides for the conservation of public military memorials," was passed with a 65-31 vote. Shreveport Representative... more »
  • Yankees retire Jeter's No. 2, unveil Monument Park plaque

    May 14, 2017 9:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired by the New York Yankees, who dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in Monument Park behind center field. Jeter captained the Yankees during much of a 20-year career that ended in 2014 and included five World... more »
  • New York eyes 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving

    May 14, 2017 11:48 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting. Legislation would allow police to use a so-called "textalyzer" to determine if a driver had been clicking, tapping or swiping a mobile device in the moments before an injury-involved accident. Similar legislation... more »
  • Judge denies request to block Confederate statue's removal

    May 8, 2017 9:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block the city from removing a statue of a Confederate general. Civil Court Judge Kern Reese ruled Monday afternoon. Hours earlier, monument supporters filed suit saying the city does not own the statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, and therefore... more »
  • S. Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

    May 8, 2017 8:49 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Koreans are voting for a new president amid widespread expectations of victory for a liberal candidate who has pledged to improve ties with North Korea and review a contentious U.S. missile defense shield. Tuesday's election was called after conservative President Park Geun-hye was forced out... more »
  • Irma Thomas preps for another Jazz Fest

    May 6, 2017 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' soul queen, Irma Thomas, hasn't missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she's scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder's return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas is... more »
  • Writer Deborah Cotton, shot at a New Orleans parade, dies

    May 2, 2017 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Writer and cultural advocate Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who was among nearly 20 people wounded during a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, has died. Linda Usdin, a friend of Cotton's, confirmed Cotton died Tuesday at University Medical Center of complications from the shooting. She was... more »
  • 23 new wildlife enforcement agents added to Louisiana ranks

    April 29, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has 23 new enforcement agents at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The latest class of cadets graduated after seven months of physical and academic training. They'll join other agents that enforce Louisiana's hunting, fishing and boating regulations. They also will do general law enforcement work... more »
  • Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2

    April 29, 2017 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some New Orleans ties: their keyboardist... more »
  • Not lovin' it: Internet mocks new McDonald's uniforms

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes. Among the comparisons being made on social media to an image of the new uniforms: characters from Star Wars and The Hunger... more »
  • Woman accused of abandoning 2 toddlers with babysitter

    April 24, 2017 9:36 PM

    GRETNA - A 20-year-old New Orleans-area woman is accused of abandoning her two toddlers with a babysitter she'd found through Facebook. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen Boyd says deputies reached Mariah Lebouef of Kenner after the babysitter called Sunday, saying Lebouef had been gone six days and wasn't answering... more »
  • WATCH: Starbucks employee has meltdown over new Unicorn Frappuccino Play Video

    April 23, 2017 8:36 PM

    A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks' entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video (now-deleted)... more »
  • Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

    April 23, 2017 2:51 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday evening. Fox News Channel's parent company fired O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by... more »
  • Man who killed ex-Saints star seeks new trial

    April 18, 2017 8:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defense lawyers for the man who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith have filed a motion for a new trial based on "new evidence." Court records show the motion was filed Tuesday afternoon. The records don't spell out what the evidence is. The motion is... more »
  • Trump to sign bill extending veterans' health care program

    April 17, 2017 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. The extension will provide stopgap services while Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin... more »
  • April the giraffe in NY has calf as 1.2 million watch online

    April 15, 2017 12:02 PM

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles northwest of... more »
  • New Alabama governor sworn in amid scandal

    April 10, 2017 9:54 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Kay Ivey has been sworn in as Alabama's new governor after Robert Bentley resigned and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges that arose from an investigation into his alleged affair. Ivey, who had been lieutenant governor, took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony at the... more »
  • 2 new Republican members sworn into the Louisiana House

    April 10, 2017 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has two new members. Reps. John Stefanski and Joe Stagni were sworn in Monday after winning elections earlier this year to two vacant seats. Stefanski, a Republican from Crowley, takes over the seat previously represented by Jack Montoucet, a Democrat who left when Gov.... more »
  • Hopes, concerns spurred by post-hurricane development plan

    April 9, 2017 12:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A major rebuilding effort is underway in a New Orleans neighborhood decimated by 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is working to develop about 175 properties in the city's Lower 9th Ward. The neighborhood of low-to-moderate-income residents was hit hard by Katrina and has struggled... more »
  • French Quarter Festivals Inc. gets new president & CEO

    April 1, 2017 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The organization that puts on the French Quarter Festival and the Satchmo Summer-Fest is getting a new leader. French Quarter Festivals Inc. says Emily Madero is joining the organization as the president and CEO. Madero comes to the organization from The Idea Village where she was acting... more »
  • A crackdown on false alarms in New Orleans

    March 26, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials are getting set to impose penalties for owners of properties where repeated false security alarms waste police time. A city news release says an ordinance taking effect May 1 will result in a warning to a property owner after one false alarm, and a... more »
  • Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B

    March 25, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck. University of New Orleans' Hospitality Research Center says last year's... more »
  • New road to allow additional access to Lamar Dixon Expo Center Play Video

    March 22, 2017 7:32 PM

    GONZALES – A new road is being built to provide drivers with another way in and out of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The new road is called the Edenborne Extension and will connect Edenborne Parkway, that runs along River Parish Community College, to South Saint Landry Avenue. ... more »
  • Suspect identified in Navajo tribal officer's shooting death

    March 14, 2017 11:29 PM

    PREWITT, N.M. - Authorities say the man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation's largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico. The McKinley County Sheriff's Office in a report obtained by the Navajo... more »
  • Tyra Banks to host season 12 of 'America's Got Talent'

    March 12, 2017 10:33 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of "America's Got Talent." NBC said Sunday that the supermodel, Emmy-winner and creator of "America's Next Top Model" will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Banks will be... more »
  • Firefighters rescue man from Mississippi River

    March 11, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters have rescued a man from the Mississippi River after a late-night search of the waters near Mardi Gras World. In a statement, the fire department says it was responding to reports of a man in the water Friday night around 10 p.m. They started... more »
  • Coast Guard, multiple agencies locate missing hunter

    March 6, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard concluded a search for a missing hunter after he was found near the Atchafalaya River Basin. The man was located around 7 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Coast Guard. He was then transported to emergency medical services by the St. Mary's Parish... more »
  • Matt Damon to narrate Boston Marathon documentary

    March 6, 2017 1:29 PM

    BOSTON - The producers of the first full-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon say they've signed Matt Damon to narrate it. "Boston" premieres in its namesake city on April 15, two days before the 121st running of America's most venerable footrace. It will be screened in 500 theaters nationwide... more »
  • United adding nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco

    March 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - United Airlines is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June. United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and San Francisco in the summer months. The company, in a news release,... more »
  • New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement

    February 26, 2017 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik told NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune the building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.... more »
  • New York Times to broadcast 'truth' ad during Academy Awards

    February 25, 2017 1:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York Times will air a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during the Oscars, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing. The 30-second ad includes audio from voices in the vein of... more »

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