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  • Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Suns, 120-114

    November 26, 2015 9:06 AM

    PHOENIX- Anthony Davis tipped in a missed shot with 20.6 seconds left for the go-ahead basket and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-114 on Wednesday night. Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Pelicans overcame a 17-point first half deficit for their... more »
  • After fight over food, deputies say man stabbed parents and killed father

    November 25, 2015 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police across southeast Louisiana were warned to be on the lookout for a murder suspect from the New Orleans area. Earlier Wednesday evening, a man killed his father and nearly killed his mother. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies identified the suspect as Ronald Pritchett, 32. Pritchett... more »
  • 'No one feels safe': New Orleans on edge after mass shooting

    November 24, 2015 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans officials are quite sure someone knows the identities of the shooters who opened fire on each other in a crowd of hundreds of people during a block party - and they're urging them to come forward. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the shootout that wounded 17... more »
  • 11 New Orleans park shooting victims were under age 21

    November 23, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials in New Orleans are calling on people in the community to come forward with information on a mass shooting that ended with 17 people wounded. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, speaking to a press conference Monday, said given the number of people who were at the park... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of shooting Tulane medical student

    November 23, 2015 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says in a brief news release that police and federal marshals arrested 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans at a house late Monday... more »
  • November 23, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 2015 Election Results NOPD: 16 injured after gunmen open fire at music video filming LSU drops 3rd straight football game Chilly but clear to mild but moody Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • NOPD: 16 injured after gunmen open fire at music video filming check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 22, 2015 9:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Hundreds of people were gathered at a New Orleans playground for a music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other, wounding 16 people in the shocking Sunday evening violence, police said. Police were on their way to break up a big... more »
  • Police ID man accused of shooting Tulane medical student

    November 22, 2015 6:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have identified a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police say 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder. Tulane University and Crimestoppers are offering up to... more »
  • Family, fans gather for Allen Toussaint funeral, tribute

    November 20, 2015 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It was a rousing final tribute to New Orleans-born musician Allen Toussaint: Trombone Shorty joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a spirited, up-tempo version of "I'll Fly Away" to close out a series of performances and eulogies at the historic Orpheum theater in New Orleans. Toussaint... more »
  • New Orleans to pay tribute to the great Allen Toussaint

    November 20, 2015 5:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- This city of music is preparing to give a fitting farewell to musical legend Allen Toussaint who died earlier this month at the age of 77. Throngs of fans, fellow musicians, friends and family were expected to make their way Friday morning to the Orpheum Theater in downtown... more »
  • French diplomat: Paris bloodshed an attack on humanity

    November 19, 2015 4:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The general consul of France in New Orleans has called the terrorist attacks in Paris an attack on humanity. Gregor Trumel, who is based in New Orleans, called the attackers "cowards" and said their attack targeted "Paris at its heart" and was an attack on humanity,... more »
  • New Orleans council president joins protest over food stamps

    November 19, 2015 7:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans City Council president is going to go without food Thursday to protest a Jindal administration decision to cut off food stamps for tens of thousands of people. On Thursday, Council President Jason Williams says he will fast for the day as he joins a protest... more »
  • Lawsuit: Amusement park lets chimpanzee smoke cigarettes

    November 17, 2015 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water. The federal lawsuit says Candy is in an inadequate cage at the Baton Rouge park,... more »
  • Co-founders of Cash Money Records to give away 2,500 turkeys

    November 17, 2015 5:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The co-founders of Cash Money Records are returning home to New Orleans to hand out over 2,500 turkeys. The label's co-founders Ronald "Slim" Williams and Brian "Baby" Williams will distribute the turkeys as part of the 19th annual giveaway scheduled for Nov. 24. Cash Money Records says other... more »
  • Musical tribute planned in New Orleans for Allen Toussaint

    November 16, 2015 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A musical tribute is planned Friday for legendary New Orleans singer, recording artist and producer Allen Toussaint, who died last week. Jasminne Navarre of Rhodes Funeral Home says visitation will begin at 8 a.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, with three hours of music starting at 11... more »
  • Facebook group seeks to rename Lee Circle in memory of Allen Toussaint

    November 13, 2015 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city of New Orleans is still mourning the loss of music legend Allen Toussaint, but a social media campaign is trying to keep a piece of him in the city. The movement on Facebook aims to rename Lee Cirle in honor of the jazz great. Muscian Glen... more »
  • November 13, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2015 8:09 AM

    Early morning fire claims at least one life on Madison Avenue Narcotics agents investigate house fire in Denham Springs that sent four people to the hospital Social media movement aims to rename Lee Cirle after New Orleans Music Legend Allen Toussaint Game on: A weekend without rain more »
  • Bensons donate $20M to expand New Orleans cancer center

    November 10, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson announced a $20 million donation to expand the Ochsner cancer center which already bears his name. Benson and his wife Gayle made the announcement at the New Orleans hospital Tuesday morning. The Saints owner said he never imagined the... more »
  • Woman with gun in purse arrested while entering courthouse

    November 10, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman trying to enter a courthouse was arrested after a deputy spotted a handgun in her purse. Local news organizations report 29-year-old Nadia Williams was arrested Monday on a charge of illegal carrying of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • New Orleans music icon Allen Toussaint dead at 77

    November 10, 2015 7:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans music legend and Rock and Roll innovator, died Monday while on tour in Europe. WWL-TV reports Toussaint's family confirmed he died shortly after a performance in Spain. He was 77. A spokesperson for Madrid emergency services said rescue workers were called... more »
  • Rhode Island latest state poised to end vets' homelessness

    November 8, 2015 4:29 PM

    PROVIDENCE - A push to end homelessness among veterans in Rhode Island is on track to do so by the end of the year. It comes amid nationwide push by the Obama administration and Zero: 2016, a campaign by the nonprofit group Community Solutions. In August, the federal government declared... more »
  • Fournette, Beckham Jr. respond to viral Alabama Banner

    November 7, 2015 3:54 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - The University of Alabama released a statement Saturday regarding the viral photo that showed Alabama fans displaying a banner that said, "Finish what Katrina Started." UA's Vice President of Student Affairs, David Grady, took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to ask the people of Tuscaloosa to welcome visitors... more »
  • 2 dead in two separate New Orleans shootings

    November 7, 2015 1:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating two separate fatal shootings. The first happened around 2 a.m. Saturday. Police said they were called to a usually unoccupied residence where construction work was under way. They found a man there, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the... more »
  • Pact means 5 in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit won't face jail

    November 5, 2015 2:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Judges in New Orleans have agreed not to jail five people over their alleged failure to pay court fees. The agreement filed Thursday in federal court is the latest development in a lawsuit alleging that New Orleans judges preside over what amounts to an unconstitutional "debtors' prison."... more »
  • New Orleans Aquarium shows off fluffy new penguin chick

    November 5, 2015 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans is showing off new pictures and a video of a black-footed penguin chick that hatched at the aquarium in August. The new chick, weighing in at just about two ounces, is the second offspring of penguin pair... more »
  • Atlanta, Santa Clara, New Orleans to host college title game

    November 4, 2015 2:32 PM

    Atlanta, Santa Clara, California, and New Orleans have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities/regions that were vying for the event. Atlanta will be the site of the championship game scheduled for January 2018. Santa Clara will host the January... more »
  • Tulane gets $6.7M to study lasting health effects of Katrina

    November 3, 2015 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Tulane University has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the lasting health, demographic and socio-economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina. The five-year grant will establish the Tulane Center for Studies on Displaced Populations. Tulane says the program's goal will be to gauge... more »
  • New Orleans NAACP wants Vitter to take TV campaign ad down

    October 29, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans branch of the NAACP is calling on Republican candidate for governor David Vitter to take down a TV campaign ad. The television spot claims his Democratic rival, John Bel Edwards, would release thousands of "dangerous thugs" from prison if elected. Morris Reed, the... more »
  • Judge blocks halt of liquor, tobacco sales at 4 strip clubs

    October 29, 2015 1:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans judge has temporarily blocked a state agency's order revoking the liquor and tobacco licenses of four French Quarter strip clubs. Civil District Judge Regina Woods on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing The Mansion on Bourbon, Centerfolds and Lipstixx to resume selling... more »
  • Public park vies for pro golf, sparking New Orleans debate

    October 29, 2015 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Only 2 miles from the French Quarter, a professional golf course is rising amid resentment in one of the nation's oldest and largest public parks. The City Park course has sparked a debate on race, gentrification and changing values 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. The $13 million... more »
  • Sentencing set in claim fraud case from Gulf oil spill

    October 28, 2015 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a case arising from the BP Gulf of Mexico has been sentenced to two years in prison. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval handed down the sentence Wednesday for Casey Thonn of Slidell. In 2014, Thonn pleaded guilty to two... more »
  • Investigation: Drugs, other issues at Bourbon Street strip clubs

    October 27, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's alcohol and tobacco control commissioner says he has suspended the liquor licenses at five French Quarter strip clubs because undercover agents saw prostitution, drug sales, and lewd or improper acts at each business. Three of the clubs are on New Orleans' iconic Bourbon Street; the other... more »
  • French Quarter sales tax hike to fund State Police

    October 26, 2015 9:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Residents of New Orleans' French Quarter have overwhelmingly approved a new five-year sales tax to keep more than 30 state troopers patrolling their historic district. Complete but unofficial returns show that nearly 1,000 people voted, and 78 percent of them voted for the tax. It will add about... more »
  • Leaders: Super region needed to compete with Houston

    October 22, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The heads of two regional economic development organizations say Baton Rouge and New Orleans need to team up to form a super region to help south Louisiana better compete with Houston for jobs. Michael Hecht, president and chief executive officer of GNO Inc. told the Rotary Club of... more »
  • Essence announces dates for 2016 festival in New Orleans

    October 21, 2015 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Next year's Essence Festival will heat up New Orleans' summer, beginning June 30. Organizers Wednesday announced the event's official dates: Thursday, June 30, through Sunday, July 3. Independence Day falls on a Monday in 2016. Essence has not yet announced any talent for the annual event held... more »
  • Honduran at center of alleged ethnic profiling deported

    October 20, 2015 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Honduran man has been deported even though a Department of Homeland Security lawyer recommended he be allowed to remain in the U.S. because he was improperly arrested in a case of alleged ethnic profiling. Jose Adan Fugon was deported Tuesday. Fugon and Gustavo Barahona, another... more »
  • Saints bring in new kicker, Forbath, to replace Hocker

    October 19, 2015 4:50 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints have decided to make a change at kicker, releasing Zach Hocker on Monday and replacing him with former Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath. Hocker missed two field goal attempts during Thursday night's Saints victory over Atlanta, dropping him to 9 of 13 on the... more »
  • Judge: Louisiana must fund Planned Parenthood for 14 days check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 19, 2015 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge in New Orleans has ordered Louisiana to continue providing Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for 14 more days while a legal battle continues over Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent order to block the funding. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge ruled early Monday.... more »
  • Gaming Championships taking place in New Orleans

    October 17, 2015 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people are converging on New Orleans this weekend for the Major League Gaming World Finals. Players from around the world are competing in such games as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Dota 2. The event started Friday and goes through Sunday at the convention... more »
  • Pelicans sign G Nate Robinson, waive C Mirza Begic

    October 16, 2015 1:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran point guard Nate Robinson and have waived center Mirza Begic. The 5-foot-9 Robinson, whose signing was announced by the club Friday, played in 42 games for Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers last season, averaging 5.7 points, 2.3 assists... more »
  • Amite man draws 12-year sentence in heroin case

    October 15, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says an Amite man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to three heroin distribution counts. Twenty-six-year-old Coye Dotey's 151-month sentence was handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman. Prosecutors said Dotey... more »
  • Demonstrators: Appeals court delaying immigration ruling

    October 14, 2015 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration activists are accusing the federal appeals court in New Orleans of delaying a ruling about President Barack Obama's immigration proposal in an effort to prevent it from reaching the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term. At a news conference Thursday, speakers with the Fair... more »
  • Buyouts, possible layoffs as Tulane deals with deficit

    October 13, 2015 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University's president says employees will soon receive information on buyout offers. And he says that the university may have to lay people off if too few employees choose to leave. President Mike Fitts says in a message distributed to Tulane employees on Tuesday that details... more »
  • Documents detail dispute between figures in Ray Nagin case

    October 13, 2015 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has unsealed several documents connected to two prominent figures in former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's corruption case, revealing more details of a financial dispute involving the former government witnesses. Local media outlets are reporting that New Orleans businessman Scott Sewell contends in the... more »
  • Funeral held for Louisiana celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme

    October 12, 2015 8:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of mourners have paid respects to the man who brought Louisiana's rural Cajun cooking to the forefront of American cuisine and kept it there for decades. Chefs in white coats escorted the casket of celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme (proo-DOHM') into St. Louis Cathedral on Monday. Dark-suited... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for Paul Prudhomme

    October 10, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Visitation and funeral arrangements for chef Paul Prudhomme have been scheduled. Visitation is scheduled between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday at Jacob Schoen (SHANE) & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will also be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in... more »
  • Saints' top draft choice Peat ready for likely first start

    October 9, 2015 4:35 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says the club is "looking at" playing first-round draft choice Andrus Peat at left tackle on Sunday in Philadelphia. Terron Armstead normally starts at that spot, but he has not practiced this week after playing through a knee injury in last... more »
  • New Orleans mayor, sheriff meeting over prisoner dispute

    October 9, 2015 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman had little to say after meeting in a federal judge's chambers to discuss their long-running differences over Gusman's management of the city's jail. Landrieu declined to comment after emerging from Friday's meeting. Gusman would say... more »
  • Chef, restaurateur Paul Prudhomme dies

    October 8, 2015 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme, who is credited with kicking off the Creole cooking craze, has died. He was 75. WWL-TV reports that Prudhomme's restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, confirmed his death. A representative said the chef died after a brief illness. Prudhomme was born in Opelousas... more »
  • 3-state project to look at developing adolescent brains

    October 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Researchers in New Mexico, Nevada and Louisiana are starting a $5.9 million project to look at how adolescent brains develop. Lead researcher Vince Calhoun of the University of New Mexico says scientists at the universities of New Mexico and Nevada will scan the brains of 230 children... more »
  • 5th US Circuit to hear appeal of ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    October 5, 2015 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the case of Ray Nagin, the former New Orleans mayor now serving a 10-year prison sentence. Monday's hearing is set before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2001 to... more »
  • Tennessee man kills family, caught in New Orleans

    October 4, 2015 1:21 PM

    JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - A man accused of killing his parents and aunt has been captured in New Orleans. Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said deputies were alerted to search the victims' Jonesborough home by a woman in California. She called 911 early Saturday to report Daniel Lee Henry told her... more »
  • Ex-Zulu queen pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme

    October 2, 2015 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans businesswoman who once served as queen of the historic Zulu organization has pleaded guilty in federal court in what prosecutors said was a fraud scheme that cost the Medicare program $30 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 52-two-year-old Lisa Crinel entered the guilty... more »
  • Audubon Aquarium: name-the-white-gator election

    October 2, 2015 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas" in 2009. The 5-foot-long male replaces a 28-year-old white alligator named "Spots," which died Sept. 7. The alligator and its brother... more »
  • NOPD: LaPlace man dies in motorcycle wreck

    October 1, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a motorcycle rider died when he hit an overpass guard rail and flew off, landing under a railroad car that had stopped on ground-level tracks. Officer Juan Barnes says the 34-year-old LaPlace man died at the scene in spite of help from... more »
  • New Orleans looks to take over detainee monitoring

    September 22, 2015 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans official says the city is working on a plan to take over a monitoring program that uses electronic ankle bracelets to keep tabs on people awaiting trial. Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman recently said he plans to pull out of the program Oct.... more »
  • Plan approved to shrink New Orleans jail population by 200

    September 22, 2015 8:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans officials have approved a plan to cut 11 percent of the city jail's daily average number of inmates over the next few months. A working group consisting of representatives from the courts, the police department, the sheriff, the district attorney and City Hall on Monday approved... more »
  • Willie Mae Seaton of Willie Mae's Scotch House dies

    September 22, 2015 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Willie Mae Seaton, whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died. Family friends on Monday confirmed Seaton died Saturday. She was 99. Seaton managed Willie Mae's Scotch House for decades before her health declined and her great-granddaughter, Kerry Seaton-Stewart, took over. Oxford, Mississippi-based... more »
  • New Orleans Mid-City library has to find new home

    September 20, 2015 7:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Public Library's Mid-City branch has to find a new home in a hurry. The building where the branch is located won't renew its lease, which expires Oct. 31. Library board chairman Bernard Charbonnet says that the owner, ACV VI LLC of Norcross, Georgia, has... more »
  • 37 jobs cut at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune

    September 18, 2015 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Another round of layoffs has been announced at Nola.comThe Times-Picayune in New Orleans. A story on the news organization's website says 28 full-time and nine part-time staffers are losing jobs. It says that will still leave 118 full-time journalists. Nola Media Group President Ricky Matthews said it was... more »
  • Donor offers to pay for removal of Confederate monuments

    September 17, 2015 2:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An anonymous donor is offering to pay the $126,000 city officials say it will cost to remove four prominent Confederate monuments. New Orleans joined a number of other Southern cities moving to eradicate Confederate and white supremacist symbols after the killings of nine worshippers at a... more »
  • Sentencing reset for ex-NFL player Sharper in Vegas sex case

    September 17, 2015 9:39 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Sentencing has been reset to Dec. 17 for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a four-state plea agreement. Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said Wednesday that prosecutors didn't oppose the delay during a Sept. 3 hearing in Clark... more »
  • Area leaders push for passenger rail service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:03 PM

    GONZALES - Area leaders met today to show their support for a passenger rail service. It would build stations in Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Kenner and New Orleans. Despite the overwhelming support, leaders have not disclosed how much the system would cost. A March 2014 study estimates the service would... more »
  • AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

    September 16, 2015 5:53 PM

    METAIRIE - A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by... more »
  • Man with shotgun robs teens in Uptown New Orleans park

    September 16, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three male teenagers - a pair of 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old - were robbed at gunpoint at a park just around the corner from the 2nd District New Orleans Police Station Tuesday night. WWL-TV reports that at around 9:22 p.m., the teens were in the park... more »
  • New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge commuter railway championed

    September 16, 2015 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parish leaders along the busy industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are championing the idea of creating a railway commuter line to connect the state's two largest cities and economic hubs. Gathering in Gonzales on Wednesday, parish presidents and representatives from seven parishes along the... more »
  • Laptop with children's information stolen from LSU Health professor

    September 15, 2015 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU officials said Tuesday that a laptop with 5,000 children's personal health information on it was stolen this past July from a professor at the New Orleans School of Medicine. LSU Health Science Center New Orleans said the laptop was taken from a car belonging to... more »
  • Running of the Santas to host event in Baton Rouge

    September 14, 2015 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – “Running of the Santas,” which bills itself as the largest Christmas event in the country, announced plans to host an inaugural event in Baton Rouge on Saturday, December 5. “Running of the Santas” will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, from the “South... more »
  • Payton, Saints confident they can fix red-zone failures

    September 14, 2015 4:59 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints tight end Ben Watson grinned when former teammate Jimmy Gaham's name came up, saying he wasn't at all "sick" of hearing how much New Orleans' offense might miss the 6-foot-7 receiving target inside an opponent's 20-yard line. "However much time Jimmy was here, he was... more »
  • Long awaited transfer of inmates underway in New Orleans

    September 14, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After months of delays, the long-awaited transfer of hundreds of New Orleans jail inmates to a new, modern facility is underway. Sheriff Marlin Gusman says the transfer of prisoners from the existing, dilapidated jail buildings to the new $150 million lockup would be complete by the end... more »
  • Last of Louisiana's surviving Tuskegee Airmen pilots dies

    September 14, 2015 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Calvin Moret, a New Orleans native and the last surviving pilot from Louisiana of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 90. Moret was a Congressional Gold Medal honoree for his World War II service along with others in the African-American unit of military airmen. New Orleans... more »
  • NOPD officer injured, second person killed in shooting

    September 11, 2015 6:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An NOPD officer was injured by shrapnel when he was shot at while responding to a crime scene Friday, according to the police department. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said the officer was going to be okay, and that he was hurt when... more »
  • Landrieu avoids house arrest after state Supreme Court intervenes

    September 11, 2015 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a temporary stay Friday afternoon to a judge's order that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu should face house arrest over pay negotiations with city firefighters. The order means Landrieu will not be confined to his home this weekend, when Civil Court... more »
  • Tickets for Buku Music + Art Project go on sale Thursday

    September 10, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Buku Music + Art Project returns to New Orleans in the spring. Organizers said Wednesday the fifth annual hip-hop and electronic dance music festival is scheduled March 11-12, 2016, at Mardi Gras World, the warehouse where the city's Carnival floats are made. Discounted early-bird tickets go... more »
  • 11-year-old missing after cab ride

    September 9, 2015 8:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are searching for a missing 11-year-old who vanished after hailing a cab from the suburbs to the Superdome Wednesday morning. John Elrod was last seen around 6:30 a.m. The cab driver said Elrod summoned services from his home in Gretna to the Dome - a... more »
  • Saints not rushing to judgment on Jordan's club incident

    September 9, 2015 7:17 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton and several players say they're withholding judgment while police look into allegations that defensive end Cameron Jordan touched a woman inappropriately at a New Orleans night club and then tried to physically intimidate her boyfriend. Accord to a complaint filed with New Orleans police,... more »
  • Suspects in 2013 parade shooting change plea

    September 9, 2015 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three brothers have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal drug, weapon and conspiracy charges encompassing years of gang activity, including a shooting spree that left 20 people injured at a neighborhood parade in New Orleans on Mother's Day 2013. Twenty-six-year-old Shawn Scott, 23-year-old Stanley Scott... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans French Quarter shooting

    September 9, 2015 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say one man is dead and two others wounded in a French Quarter shooting. Police say that when they arrived at the scene early Wednesday morning, a 35-year-old man was found dead in the 600 block of Iberville St. They say the two men wounded... more »
  • 4 candidates set for New Orleans governor forum

    September 4, 2015 4:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four candidates to succeed term limited Bobby Jindal as governor all agreed that major reforms are needed in state spending and tax policy as Louisiana deals with year-to-year budget shortfalls. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and... more »
  • New Orleans mayor faces possible house arrest

    September 4, 2015 1:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans says the city will appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters. ... more »
  • New Orleans state senator not running for re-election

    September 3, 2015 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is the latest lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election this fall. Sen. David Heitmeier, an optometrist, announced Thursday that he won't be on the Oct. 24 ballot, saying he wants to spend more time with his eye care practice and... more »
  • French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument

    September 2, 2015 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A French Quarter commission has voted to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War. On Wednesday, the Vieux Carre Commission voted 5-1 to remove the 35-foot-high obelisk monument which stands on... more »
  • Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid

    September 2, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services. The questioning from U.S. District Judge John deGravelles came at a Wednesday hearing as he considers a request from Planned... more »
  • Prosecutors' web posts at issue again in politician's appeal

    September 1, 2015 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has heard the latest arguments on whether a new trial should be granted to a woman who served in Louisiana's state House and the New Orleans City Council before being convicted of corruption in 2011. Renee Gill Pratt is serving four-years and... more »

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