November 26, 2014 1:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
November 26, 2014 10:04 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Micheal Brown. About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, blocking traffic and nearly making their... more »
November 26, 2014 1:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
November 25, 2014 10:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man who barricaded himself in a Volunteers of America center has surrendered to police. Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams said Tuesday that 38-year-old Christophe Alfred surrendered about 12:20 p.m. and will face charges of domestic assault and domestic battery. Williams tells The Associated... more »
November 24, 2014 3:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week,... more »
November 22, 2014 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police say a New Orleans woman fatally shot her husband after he allegedly tried to hit his family with his truck during a domestic dispute. Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday that 50-year-old Steven Swanson died Friday at an area hospital shortly after being shot multiple times by... more »
November 21, 2014 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... more »
November 20, 2014 12:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography.
Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
November 19, 2014 2:06 AM
SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
November 18, 2014 11:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the... more »
November 18, 2014 10:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store.
Police in New Orleans say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying shortly after 4 p.m.... more »
November 18, 2014 5:27 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in New Orleans Monday night.
The blaze broke out just after 10 p.m. In the 2000 block of Danneel St.
Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire at the Central City home. No word on... more »
November 18, 2014 1:57 AM
PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
November 16, 2014 12:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Andy Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career by passing for three touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the New Orleans Saints to a second straight loss, 27-10 on Sunday.
For Dalton, the game represented a dramatic reversal from a week ago,... more »
November 16, 2014 11:35 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Warning flags are going up about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections after a 210-year-old building collapsed in the historic French Quarter. No one was injured when the three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in October, but the episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout... more »
November 14, 2014 3:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old New Orleans man is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man in his front yard. The arrest warrant alleges that Bradley Parvez called police Thursday morning to report that someone was trying to steal his bicycle, and called shortly afterward... more »
November 13, 2014 1:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
November 12, 2014 12:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In a new blow to New Orleans' troubled Police Department, a city inspector general's report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of hundreds of cases of sex crimes and child abuse. The allegations were contained in a report released Wednesday. Police officials say the detectives... more »
November 12, 2014 5:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
November 11, 2014 2:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner Health System is holding a conference about tobacco to honor the 75th anniversary of its founder's groundbreaking publication linking lung cancer to smoking. Drs. Alton Ochsner (OX'-ner) and Michael DeBakey first suggested such a link in 1939, in a journal called "Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics." The... more »
November 11, 2014 12:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - On this Veterans Day a woman in our area is searching for the family of a serviceman in the Royal Air Force.
She has a memento that has been in her family for years that bears the name "S. Schaus". It's a unique bracelet from the... more »
November 11, 2014 8:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6th, 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. In 2003, Congress officially designated it America's WWII museum.
Trip Advisor calls it the #1 attraction in the Crescent City, bringing in people from all over the world. Many... more »
November 11, 2014 6:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters say a grandmother, three grandchildren and the children's mother died in a two-story house fire. Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said the fire was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. McConnell says first responders found the house engulfed in flames. He said the children's father, Derrick... more »
November 9, 2014 4:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a game-tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. The victory snapped a... more »
November 9, 2014 1:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Did a couple extra days off leave the Saints a little rusty?
The Saints giving a 14-0 lead to the 49ers, but since have narrowed that lead to 21-17.
Drew Brees throwing an interception on the 3rd play of the game to set up a... more »
November 9, 2014 12:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old man is facing a lifetime in prison after being convicted in a triple murder in New Orleans. An Orleans Parish jury on Saturday convicted Charles "Tiger" Franklin of three counts of first-degree murder. The killings happened in 2010 in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood. Franklin... more »
November 6, 2014 5:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal investigators are looking into suspicious fires that destroyed the vehicles and New Orleans home of a political operative early Thursday. ATF agents joined city and state fire examiners probing charred remains at Mario Zervigon's home in the city's Uptown neighborhood. Zervigon and eight people, including his... more »
November 6, 2014 3:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man drinking with friends on a sailboat was found dead floating in the industrial canal near SeaBrook Marine. Port of New Orleans spokesman Matt Gresham says the group of friends woke Wednesday morning to find the man missing. He says they searched the harbor area and... more »
November 5, 2014 3:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended and is facing a federal theft charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans said Wednesday that 39-year-old Tracie Medus was charged this week with theft of government funds. A bill of information charges that Medus obtained $158,700 from... more »
November 4, 2014 2:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police say a 14-year-old girl is in custody after she allegedly shot her mother following an argument. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday. Officers say the girl retrieved a gun following an argument and shot her 34-year-old mother in the face. The mother was... more »
November 4, 2014 2:01 AM
MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
November 3, 2014 11:32 PM
HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is set to take the lead on a homicide investigation after authorities in New Orleans determined a woman was shot in Tangipahoa before being burned in her car in Orleans.
Kimberly Bowman, 32, was found dead about three weeks ago.
Monday, the... more »
November 3, 2014 9:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - State Police have been working extra patrols in the French Quarter for the past four months, but many worked their final shift there over the weekend.
The troopers were called in following that horrific shooting on Bourbon St. during the summer. Many French Quarter businesses hung... more »
October 30, 2014 8:50 PM
Are the road woes over for the Saints?
At least for now they are, as the Black and Gold picking up their first road win with a 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The win snaps a 7 game regular season road losing streak.
New Orleans at (4-4),... more »
October 29, 2014 10:46 PM
HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death.
Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home.
"She left to go to the... more »
October 29, 2014 6:29 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans dominated in their home opener Tuesday night, but the team's stellar play wasn't all that impressed fans.
The Smoothie King Center received a facelift during the offseason. The renovations include a kids zone, interactive games throughout the arena and new sports bar.... more »
October 29, 2014 1:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of... more »
October 24, 2014 1:51 AM
BOSSIER CITY - Tyreke Evans scored 14 points and Anthony Davis added 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans' starters saw plenty of action in a win over the Dallas Mavericks 88-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night. The Mavericks made it close, cutting the Pelicans' 10-point fourth-quarter lead to one... more »
October 23, 2014 6:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - State health officials are monitoring a New Orleans man for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, but say the patient is at low risk and is only under observation out of an "abundance of caution".
Officials from Centers for Disease Control contacted state Department of Health... more »
October 22, 2014 3:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife.
Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison.
A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... more »
October 22, 2014 1:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans.
No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
October 21, 2014 5:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below.
WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
October 21, 2014 11:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS - NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports that the Times-Picayune pressroom will close in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile, Alabama. ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the... more »
October 20, 2014 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday.
Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
October 17, 2014 11:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A charter school student suffered severe burns after his family said bullies attacked him with scalding water after football practice in New Orleans recently.
The student suffered second-degree burns and needed skin grafts. He said other kids who were bullying him came up to him while... more »
October 15, 2014 6:14 PM
METAIRIE - While Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sat out practice on Wednesday, running back Mark Ingram has returned without limitations and is eager to rejoin one of the NFL's top-ranked offenses. Ingram says he should be able to play in Detroit on Sunday with a soft pad over his... more »
October 10, 2014 3:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans traffic court accountant has been found guilty of 11 counts of stealing from the city. Forty-one-year-old Vandale Thomas was convicted Friday. WWL-TV reported that it took the jury just four hours to reach the verdict on all 11 counts. Charges included theft, money... more »
October 9, 2014 9:00 AM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson gets a little nervous when media gathers around his locker, which is a more frequent occurrence lately. The second-year pro never got much attention playing junior college and Division II football. That's changed now that he's leading the Saints in rushing... more »
October 8, 2014 12:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says federal prosecutors won't charge a California woman who was removed from a plane in New Orleans after officials say she made a bomb threat during a SkyWest flight. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col. John Fortunato says the 31-year-old from Anaheim is hospitalized under a... more »
October 7, 2014 11:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a double murder-suicide involving three siblings. The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Bywater neighborhood. Police say 55-year Christopher Conrad shot and killed his sister and brother before turning the gun on himself. The victims have been identified as... more »
October 7, 2014 10:16 AM
LAFAYETTE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other attendees.... more »
October 6, 2014 2:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court. Attorney Leonard Davis of New Orleans said Monday... more »
October 5, 2014 2:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints locked up their second win of the season with a touchdown 5 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime. The win puts the Saints (2-3) tied for second in the NFC South with Atlanta and 1 game behind Carolina for the division lead.
The Saints... more »
October 4, 2014 7:00 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other... more »
October 3, 2014 10:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines, closed schools and caused scattered power outages across several Southern states, but few injuries have been reported. Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained... more »
October 3, 2014 6:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a tank truck driver died after his rig struck an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street, hit a convenience store's sign and exploded. The accident happened early Friday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood. Authorities say the truck's cab caught... more »
September 29, 2014 6:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court.
WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
September 29, 2014 3:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - People living near New Orleans' lakefront and City Park are upset by coyotes. One school held recess indoors one day last week because a coyote had been seen. Jan Daniel Lancaster, superintendent of Catholic schools, says administrators at St. Piux X school also asked parents whose children... more »
September 28, 2014 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police say a man was shot to death Saturday night in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. Investigators say the 26-year-old man was found at the intersection of North Villere and Egania streets at about 6:30 p.m. His identity has not been released. Police say the victim was... more »
September 26, 2014 3:12 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
September 24, 2014 5:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is trying to determine how much Louisiana's agencies spend on the death penalty. Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat, is leading a new study commission looking at capital punishment. Its first meeting was Wednesday. Morrell says he's looking for ways to streamline the... more »
September 22, 2014 5:56 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints are taking a critical look at their first victory of the season. While they're relieved they've finally won after a pair of close loses to open the season, they're not entirely happy with how they played in their home opener against Minnesota. New Orleans,... more »
September 22, 2014 7:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old pizza delivery driver. Police were called to investigate a man down in the middle of the street early Monday morning. When officers arrived, police said in a new release they found the unresponsive victim suffering from... more »
September 21, 2014 3:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... more »
September 18, 2014 11:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix, tested positive Wednesday... more »
September 17, 2014 6:03 PM
MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday.
A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... more »
September 14, 2014 5:02 PM
CLEVELAND - Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff's kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL... more »
September 14, 2014 3:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one of their own was shot early Sunday morning and a suspect has been arrested.
News 2's sister station reports the officer is Jonathan Smith, 44. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police say Smith was... more »
September 12, 2014 1:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The state of Texas has asked a federal appeals court for an order that would let the state close 13 of 20 abortion clinics operating there. Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell on Friday asked a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New... more »
September 12, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Abortion rights demonstrators assembled outside the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans before of the start of a second hearing about the Texas law restricting abortions. Bill Lambert of Houston, one of the Texas demonstrators, was making signs. One read, "Rural Texas Women Need... more »
September 11, 2014 7:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 56-year-old motorcyclist dead when his bike crashed in to the rear of a moving van. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the high-rise bridge. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the... more »
September 10, 2014 3:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A businessman who pleaded guilty in a New Orleans City Hall corruption case and provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan imposed the sentence Wednesday on Rodney Williams. Williams... more »
September 8, 2014 5:50 PM
METAIRIE - Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he and his teammates have to get back to the lessons they learned in Pop Warner football. The Saints say poor fundamentals, mainly in the area of tackling, were costly in their 37-34 overtime loss at Atlanta to open the regular season. Before... more »
September 8, 2014 3:13 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he... more »