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  • Body of man reported missing found with gunshot wounds

    May 26, 2016 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating after they say the body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in New Orleans. The city's police department said in a news release that the man has been identified as 24-year-old Sean Johnson. Johnson's body was found on Wednesday night near... more »
  • Hearing begins on future of New Orleans jail

    May 25, 2016 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A court-appointed prison monitor says staffers at the New Orleans jail that opened last September "just have no clue" of how to run it. Susan McCampbell's remarks came on opening day of a federal court hearing on whether an independent third party should be placed in... more »
  • New Orleans loses to Atlanta in bid for 2019 Super Bowl

    May 24, 2016 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2019 Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta after the city beat New Orleans in a majority vote on Tuesday. New Orleans made it to the fourth round before losing to Atlanta, who will host the Feb. 3, 2019 Super Bowl LIII in a new... more »
  • Audubon Zoo, Aquarium to celebrate World Otter Day

    May 24, 2016 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are set to celebrate World Otter Day on Wednesday, and you otter be there. The Zoo and Aquarium will host feed and chats as they offer visitors lessons on how they can help protect the playful and completely... more »
  • New Orleans delays bid process for Confederate monument removal

    May 23, 2016 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans has cancelled the start of the monument relocation bid process that was scheduled Monday as the matter continues to be stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. WWL-TV reports the decision to remove four monuments that celebrate Confederate era figures... more »
  • Attorney: Driver of Lamborghini in fatal crash to face charges

    May 17, 2016 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for a man who crashed a Lamborghini into a flood wall on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans, killing a passenger in the process, has surrendered himself to police, according to his attorney. Jason Adams, a real estate broker and investor, will now face a... more »
  • Attorney general questioned as 'sanctuary city' bill delayed

    May 17, 2016 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee has postponed a vote on a bid to penalize jurisdictions that don't align with federal immigration law, after some senators questioned whether the proposal gives the attorney general too much power. Attorney General Jeff Landry testified in favor of the House-approved bill that... more »
  • Take a 360-degree tour of the Canal Street sinkhole

    May 13, 2016 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thanks to some nifty tech you can now get a 360-degree view of the inside of the Crescent City's now infamous Canal Street sinkhole. Thanks to a special 360-degree camera produced by Ricoh, you can experience the sinkhole like you're really there! Check out the spherical... more »
  • NOPD finds child after missing for a week

    May 13, 2016 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans have located an 11-year-old girl that has been missing for a week. 11-year-old Anign Jordan was found Friday, May 13 in Eastern New Orleans in good health after she was last seen on May 5. She was at Akili Academy of New... more »
  • Oyster fisherman overjoyed when stolen boat is found

    May 13, 2016 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly a week after it was reported stolen from New Orleans East, a man is overjoyed to have his custom oyster boat back at his home. The owner of the 37 foot long, brand new steel boat, Paul McIntyre, says he owes the power of prayer... more »
  • New Orleans plastic surgeon indicted on forcible rape charge

    May 13, 2016 9:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A well-known New Orleans plastic surgeon is facing charges of forcible rape and voyeurism. A judge on Thursday set Dr. Alireza Sadeghi's bail at $2 million and issued a protective order barring him from going near the alleged victim or her children after a grand jury indicted... more »
  • Funds being raised to find Tulane graduate's killer

    May 11, 2016 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Friends and family of a Tulane graduate that was killed in New Orleans over the weekend are now raising funds to help find the killer responsible. Thomas Rolfes, 25, was found shot to death Saturday morning near Amelia Street in New Orleans after being robbed. He and his... more »
  • Fate of abandoned Six Flags amusement park delayed

    May 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest effort to redevelop the site of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in eastern New Orleans has hit a snag. Several local news outlets report the Industrial Development Board, a public corporation that manages the property, decided Tuesday against selecting an outside firm to appraise... more »
  • Man accused of French Quarter stabbing

    May 8, 2016 11:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 50-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend in the French Quarter tourist district and stabbing one of several men who tried to make him stop. Spokesman Aaron Looney says Everett Williams and the man he allegedly stabbed were taken to hospitals... more »
  • Seeking sanctuary status to protect a neighborhood peacock

    May 7, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans City Council member says she wants to have a neighborhood added to the list of the city's bird sanctuaries to protect a popular peacock. Nobody knows where "Mr. P" the peacock came from. He's irritated some in New Orleans' West Carrollton area by pecking... more »
  • Ex-officer friend of Will Smith gives DNA sample to investigators

    May 6, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - There are new developments in the investigation into the shooting death of former New Orleans Saint player Will Smith. WWL-TV reports retired New Orleans Police Captain Billy Ceravolo, who had dinner with Smith and others on the night he died, has turned over DNA samples to... more »
  • NOPD, Tulane campus police investigate serial 'flasher'

    May 6, 2016 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The News Orleans and Tulane University police departments are on the lookout for a man accused of exposing himself several times Thursday night in locations in and around the Tulane and Loyola campuses. WDSU-TV reports a woman contacted campus police to say she was walking toward... more »
  • Louisiana flooding sends caskets far and wide

    May 6, 2016 9:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Widespread flooding not only disrupts the living but sometimes also creates havoc for the dead. That's what happened in southwest Louisiana's Calcasieu Parish when an overflowing Sabine River - helped by days of heavy rain - recently pushed water inland about four miles, disturbing graves buried in... more »
  • FBI arrests man on child porn charges

    May 5, 2016 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI in New Orleans arrested a Harvey man Thursday and charged him with 19 counts of child porn possession. Dylan Sarkozy, 20, was taken into custody by the Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force (VHAC/HT TF) following what's described as a "lengthy" investigation. ... more »
  • Beyonce adds New Orleans date to Formation tour

    May 5, 2016 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Beyonce has added a stop to the New Orleans Superdome for her Formation World Tour. The concert will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. BeyHive Presale starts May 5 at 10 a.m. until May 6 at 5 p.m. VIP Packages Presale starts May 5 at... more »
  • 2 men robbed at gunpoint over 35 cents

    May 4, 2016 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the bandit walked away with 35 cents. The robbery happened early Wednesday morning in the city's Carrollton area. Police said in a news release a 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were robbed... more »
  • 2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend

    May 4, 2016 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total. Organizers say in a news release that approximately 425,000 people passed through the gates during the festival, which runs over two weekends. In... more »
  • Craigslist spoof lists NOLA sinkhole as rental property

    May 4, 2016 9:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - With rents around the country through the roof, a Craigslist New Orleans user has decided to have a bit of fun by posting a listing for Canal Street’s recently opened sinkhole. The listing jokes that the sinkhole is now available for short or long term AirBnB... more »
  • Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence

    May 3, 2016 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there -- and a watchdog group says a less-vulnerable storage space is needed. Court Watch NOLA says city officials... more »
  • Stuard takes one-shot lead at wet Zurich Classic

    April 30, 2016 10:10 PM

    AVONDALE, La. - Brian Stuard completed his second straight bogey-free round to take a one-shot lead in the waterlogged Zurich Classic. Stuard played just six holes Saturday, completing his second round with a 4-under 68 to reach 12 under at TPC Louisiana. Jamie Landmark and Jhonattan Vegas were tied... more »
  • Weather cancels Saturday's final Jazz Fest

    April 30, 2016 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saturday's final acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival have been cancelled. A strong line of thunderstorms, dumping heavy rain hit the festival grounds about 3:30 p.m. and continued. Festival organizers cancelled the remaining performances at about 4:30 p.m., citing the severe weather. Few people... more »
  • Saints draft Buckeye WR Thomas in 2nd round

    April 29, 2016 9:06 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas, who was picked 47th overall, caught 56 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Buckeyes. His selection comes... more »
  • Major sinkhole on Canal Street near site of old underground tunnel

    April 29, 2016 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A major sinkhole has now formed near the foot of Canal Street in between Harrah's and Canal Place near where an underground tunnel was built in the 60s. The extremely large hole seemingly will now likely exacerbate the problems of traffic flow in the area, already hindered... more »
  • Sunnier skies for New Orleans' music festival

    April 29, 2016 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Music fans going to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival should have sunnier skies. This Friday is the fifth day of the seven-day music festival that draws thousands of people to New Orleans over two weekends. Concert-goers on Thursday wore their galoshes and ponchos though as... more »
  • Durst forfeits $117K sent to him in New Orleans

    April 27, 2016 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Real estate heir Robert Durst was fined $5,000 as part of his sentence on a weapons charge in Louisiana, but his lawyer says that's not all the money involved. Defense attorney Richard DeGuerin (duh-GEHR-in) says Durst will also forfeit $117,000 in cash that he asked a... more »
  • Bill aims to cut meeting costs that reach thousands annually

    April 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators are trying to trim the costs of a legislative agency that spends thousands of dollars each year on meetings at a swanky New Orleans hotel. The Louisiana State Law Institute, which studies legal issues for the Legislature, regularly holds meetings of its decision-making council... more »
  • Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba

    April 26, 2016 4:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans. U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat.... more »
  • Landrieu reacts as US chides sheriff over New Orleans jail

    April 25, 2016 3:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office issued a brief and subdued response to the latest court filing in a years-long effort to reform the city's jail. The Justice Department and lawyers for inmates asked a federal judge Monday to have a third party take over operations... more »
  • Gay woman says New Orleans Family Dollar refused to serve her

    April 25, 2016 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Family Dollar store on the corner of Canal and Broad has made headlines in New Orleans after a cashier refused service to an openly gay woman when she attempted to make a purchase. "The cashier was just loudly stating her opinion on her disdain for... more »
  • Boudin to crawfish, food also stars at Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2016 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - From cochon de lait po-boys to pecan catfish meuniere, food is almost as important at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as the music. Thousands of people flocked to stands selling food and drinks distinctive to southern Louisiana on Sunday. Katrina Kiernan was eating a soft-shelled... more »
  • Perfect weather greets Jazz Fest goers on Day 2

    April 23, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Perfect weather - sunshine, temperatures in the high 70s, blue skies and a cool breeze - greeted music lovers attending the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Beer, lemonade and frozen drinks flowed Saturday as fans settled in for a day of music,... more »
  • Prince tributes punctuate Jazz Fest performances

    April 22, 2016 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Impromptu tributes to Prince punctuated the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Strains of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" wafted over the crowd from one stage Friday morning. On another, local favorite Wanda Rouzan noted the pop music icon's Thursday death, and that... more »
  • 'Beautiful chaos' for restaurant near New Orleans festival

    April 22, 2016 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - "Beautiful chaos" - that's how one restaurant manager describes the scene in and around the site of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The first of two festival weekends opens Friday, with Steely Dan among the scores of acts taking their turns throughout the day... more »
  • Jazz Fest kicks off Friday in New Orleans

    April 22, 2016 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival begins on Friday. This year's festival features headline performances from artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nick Jonas, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steely Dan. The artists will perform over two weekends from April 22-24 and April 29-May... more »
  • Bill to criminalize 'sanctuary cities' advances in La. House

    April 21, 2016 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bid to criminalize jurisdictions that don't follow federal immigration law has advanced in the House, and turned lawmakers' attention to New Orleans. The bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Denham Springs Republican, targets so-called "sanctuary cities" - jurisdictions that don't enforce immigration law without court... more »
  • Gray skies threaten start of 2016 Jazz Fest in New Orleans

    April 21, 2016 9:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Friday's start of the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival might be wet. Meteorologists say scattered showers likely will fall, but then, they're predicting sunshine through the rest of the weekend. Festival producer Quint Davis says he's been keeping his fingers crossed in... more »
  • Former New Orleans teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

    April 21, 2016 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a former New Orleans school teacher has pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release 45-year-old Don Francis Jr., of Metairie, admitted Wednesday to possessing 5,378 images and 362 videos showing the sexual victimization of children.... more »
  • Puff Daddy & The Family, Common, Andra Day added to Essence

    April 20, 2016 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Essence Festival has added three artists to its summer lineup:, award-winning rapper Common, Puff Daddy & The Family and new artist Andra Day. Organizers said Wednesday that Puff Daddy & The Family, a mix of past and present Bad Boy Records artists, will perform Sunday,... more »
  • 5 ex-cops plead guilty in post-Katrina shootings

    April 20, 2016 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five former police officers have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina. In exchange for the pleas, the ex-officers will see drastically less prison time. The officers were convicted in 2011 but U.S.... more »
  • Planned Parenthood defunding bill heads to La. House floor

    April 20, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers seeking to strip taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, if its New Orleans clinic starts providing abortions, have won support for the effort from the House health committee. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing the bill by Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann that would ban public funding... more »
  • New Orleans looks into 'bike-sharing' system

    April 20, 2016 4:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans officials are seeking proposals from businesses interested in operating a bike-sharing system in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office announced the request for proposals in a Tuesday news release. The system envisioned by city leaders would offer low-cost access to a fleet of bikes at fixed... more »
  • Deputies make 5th arrest in 2015 Donaldsonville double murder

    April 19, 2016 12:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish announced the arrest of a fifth person in connection with a 2015 double murder in Donaldsonville. APSO says the arrest of Demond Foley came through a joint effort with the New Orleans Police Department and the U.S. Marshals late Friday evening at... more »
  • Unused tunnel under Canal Street could cause trouble

    April 19, 2016 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Traffic is being restricted on one of New Orleans' busiest streets because officials noticed a bulging wall in a mostly unused tunnel. The tunnel is under Canal Street, the wide thoroughfare that divides the French Quarter from the central business district. The tunnel was built in 1966 for... more »
  • Shell to move some jobs from New Orleans to Houston

    April 19, 2016 4:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Shell says it plans to move some jobs from New Orleans to Houston as part of plans to cut its global workforce. The company said that relocations this year would affect less than 5 percent of its New Orleans workforce. The oil company has about 1,900 workers based... more »
  • Drilling protesters: 'The Gulf is not for sale!'

    April 18, 2016 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - About 50 opponents of continued oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico rallied on the sidewalk and then brought their chants into a public meeting about potential impacts of continuing the lease program for five more years. For a few minutes, they stood... more »
  • State police nix request to take over Will Smith death probe

    April 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana State Police has rejected a request to take over investigating the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith. The request was from John Fuller, attorney for 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, who's accused of gunning Smith down. State police Col. Mike Edmonson wrote... more »
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, 1 injured in shooting

    April 16, 2016 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a third wounded on Friday night. The shooting took place at about 9:30 p.m. in eastern New Orleans. Police say both men died after being shot multiple times. Police had no details about the... more »
  • Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest

    April 16, 2016 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Funeral services are to be held for former defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed a week ago. A private funeral and burial are to be held Saturday. Smith died a week ago after police say he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes during a... more »
  • Lawyer: Police dept. should recuse itself in probe

    April 15, 2016 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints football star Will Smith is demanding the New Orleans Police Department recuse itself from the investigation. In a letter delivered Friday to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police Superintendent Michael Harrison, lawyer John Fuller... more »
  • In Saints' black, gold, fans pay homage to Smith

    April 15, 2016 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of slain defensive end Will Smith are paying homage to the former New Orleans Saints football star. Hundreds of fans in their black and gold jerseys gathered Friday to a visitation held at the Saints' practice facility at a suburb of New Orleans. Smith... more »
  • Tie vote stalls bill to protect Confederate monuments

    April 14, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second effort aimed at protecting Louisiana's Confederate monuments has failed to draw enough support to advance in the state House. Rep. Thomas Carmody, a Shreveport Republican, says his proposal to preserve "public memory" would create a state board with the power to review monument removal. The... more »
  • Feds issue new, tougher offshore drilling rules

    April 14, 2016 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Obama administration has issued new rules to make offshore oil and natural gas drilling equipment safer and to reduce risks in digging wells, but the oil industry is blasting those rules as unnecessary and costly. The rules were published Thursday by the Interior Department, nearly six... more »
  • New shelter to house 20 military veterans in New Orleans

    April 14, 2016 5:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new shelter in New Orleans is set to house 20 military veterans as part of the city's goal to eliminate veteran homelessness. Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans unveiled on Wednesday its Oscar J. Tolmas Veteran Center. The 20-bed shelter will increase the capacity of the nonprofit's... more »
  • Will Smith's father says he forgives shooter Play Video

    April 13, 2016 4:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith says he forgives the man accused of shooting his son to death. Will Smith Sr. also told WTVD in Durham, North Carolina, he isn't interested in a trial for 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, who is charged with... more »
  • Attorney: Will Smith did not brandish gun

    April 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for the family of Will Smith says the former New Orleans Saints star did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death. Peter Thompson, an attorney for the Smith family, gave an account of the shooting Wednesday based... more »
  • More than 760,000 attend 2016 French Quarter Festival

    April 13, 2016 5:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- More than 760,000 people attended French Quarter Fest 2016, setting another attendance record. The last record was in 2014, with 733,000 attendees. Last year, attendance dropped to 386,000, which festival organizers blamed on rain. This year's festival, held April 7-10, saw high temperatures around the mid-70s, and there... more »
  • Whooping crane chick: Louisiana's 1st in wild since 1939

    April 13, 2016 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- For the first time since 1939, a whooping crane chick has hatched in the wild in Louisiana. Biologist Sara Zimorski of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday she's been smiling all day. She says a department technician spotted the chick Monday evening. Whooping cranes are... more »
  • Crime analyst: Recent crime crept into comfortable areas

    April 12, 2016 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gun violence has been the talk of the town in the state's two largest cities since shootings this weekend. In Baton Rouge, two Southern students were killed in a triple shooting. The case is still under investigation. Tuesday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported detectives were working... more »
  • $1 million bond for suspect in ex-Saints death

    April 10, 2016 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed late Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident on Camp Street. The former defensive end... more »
  • Judge orders release of 7 inmates due to lack of funds

    April 8, 2016 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Seven New Orleans jail inmates, including one charged with murder and another charged with rape, have been ordered released by a judge because their cases have stalled amid uncertain funding for their defense. Release of the seven is not imminent - state Judge Arthur Hunter stayed his own... more »
  • Sen. Troy Brown pleads not guilty to simple battery charge

    April 8, 2016 1:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS ( WWLTV ) - State Sen. Troy Brown will stand trial on May 13 in a simple battery case at Orleans Parish Criminal Court after entering a not-guilty plea Friday. Brown, D-Napoleonville, is accused of punching in the face a woman police have dubbed his “side friend.”... more »
  • North Carolina visitor dies in fall at Harrah's Casino

    April 7, 2016 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a North Carolina man was found dead after falling from an escalator inside Harrah's Casino in New Orleans. Authorities responded at about 3:41 a.m. Thursday to the casino and learned that the victim, 33-year-old James Edward Darst, of Charlotte, North Carolina, walked inside the casino's... more »
  • Saints announce preseason game opponents

    April 7, 2016 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Saints have announced their four preseason game opponents for the start of its upcoming 50th season. The Saints will play their first two games on the road starting with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium and then go on to face the Houston Texans... more »
  • $4 million fine for energy company's offshore violations

    April 7, 2016 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say an energy company was fined $4 million for violating federal laws governing safety and the environment on offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. A Wednesday news release from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Energy Resource Technology G.O.M., was fined and placed... more »
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected

    April 6, 2016 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana's Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to... more »
  • OSHA: Company ignored safety rules, 'cost a man his life'

    April 6, 2016 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government says an Illinois tank cleaning company's violation of safety rules killed a New Orleans employee and injured two others in October. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $226,000 in fines against Dedicated TCS LLC. It's based in Lansing, Illinois and also has... more »
  • Police: 2 shot, wounded during drug deal in New Orleans

    April 6, 2016 8:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say two men have been hospitalized after they were shot during a drug deal in New Orleans. New Orleans police say the unidentified men, ages 21 and 23, took a taxi to Algiers, where authorities say they arranged to meet a drug dealer. Police say at some... more »
  • Faulty A/C unit causes museum fire in New Orleans

    April 4, 2016 8:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Museum officials closed the Presbytere building in the French Quarter after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon, causing an evacuation. According to WWL-TV , the New Orleans Fire Department arrived shortly after 1 p.m. and found smoke billowing from the building. Firefighters helped museum... more »
  • Remembering the origins of New Orleans' gay Carnival krewes

    April 2, 2016 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A dozen founders of New Orleans' gay and lesbian Carnival krewes - 11 men and a woman - are getting together at the Louisiana State Museum on April 3 for a public discussion about gay Mardi Gras organizations and the experiences of gay Carnival from the 1950s... more »
  • Family asks judge to declare Robert Durst's missing ex dead

    April 1, 2016 1:30 PM

    NEW YORK - Family of the ex-wife of troubled New York real estate heir Robert Durst have asked a judge to declare her legally dead 34 years after she was last seen. In affidavits filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court this week, Kathleen Durst's sisters and mother ask a judge to... more »
  • Professor argues Andrew Jackson statue should be removed from Jackson Square

    March 31, 2016 8:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Tulane University professor told the New Orleans Governmental Affairs Committee he believes the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square should be added to the list of monuments up for removal, WWL-TV reports . "Well he owned more than 300 slaves in his life," Dr. Richard... more »
  • Katt Williams released from jail after fight with teen

    March 31, 2016 11:18 AM

    GAINESVILLE - Authorities say comedian and actor Katt Williams has been released from a Georgia jail. Hall County sheriff's Deputy Nicole Bailes says Williams was released from the Hall County jail Thursday. Police say the 44-year-old Williams and 17-year-old Luke Wash are charged with disorderly conduct after a fight between... more »
  • Spurs beat Pelicans, set NBA record with 38-0 start at home

    March 31, 2016 5:48 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Manu Ginobili scored 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 100-92 on Wednesday night for their NBA-record 38th straight home victory to open a season. San Antonio topped the 37-0 start by the Chicago Bulls during their record 72-victory season in 1995-96.... more »
  • Missing Mandeville woman found dead

    March 27, 2016 9:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS ( WWLTV ) - The New Orleans Police Department has confirmed a missing Mandeville woman has been found dead in New Orleans. NOPD made the announcement Sunday afternoon. Haley Saltaformaggio was found unresponsive in her locked car around 5 p.m., according to authorities. Police said her car... more »

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