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  • 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 »
  • Jefferson Parish deputy helps deliver baby

    August 30, 2015 7:24 PM

    TERRYTOWN, La. - Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says a deputy delivered a baby girl who was named after her - even though the mother already had chosen a different name. Normand didn't release the mother's name or the baby's family name, but says little Emily Victoria was named after... more »
  • Junior Galette out for the season with Achilles tear

    August 28, 2015 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Galette is the fifth Redskins player lost to a season-ending injury in the preseason. The Saints traded Junior Galette to the Redskins earlier this year. more »
  • Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    August 28, 2015 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush says today is a day to celebrate the resurgence of New Orleans schools. Bush spoke at a ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state took over almost all the city's schools, which... more »
  • Obama in New Orleans for hurricane's 10th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation. He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause. ... more »
  • Jindal to Obama: No climate change talk for Katrina visit

    August 26, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging President Barack Obama to skip talking about climate change when he visits New Orleans on Thursday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Louisiana governor, a Republican presidential candidate, sent a letter to the president Wednesday calling on Obama to... more »
  • 2 dead, 6 wounded in 4 separate shootings in New Orleans

    August 26, 2015 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say two people are dead and six are wounded following four separate shootings that occurred in New Orleans within one evening. The shootings happened on Tuesday Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the first shooting occurred around 5 p.m. when a 39-year-old man and his 2-year-old nephew were... more »
  • Southern discusses effects of Katrina 10 years later

    August 25, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 500 Southern University students took part Tuesday in a symposium to discuss the effects Hurricane Katrina had on the law enforcement, demographics, economy and way of life in New Orleans. The hurricane struck the Gulf Coast nearly ten years ago, killing more than 1,000 people... more »
  • After Katrina, New Orleans stakes future on urban water plan

    August 25, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sinking. It's a daily reality in New Orleans, where the soil is compacting and compressing, taking New Orleans down ever so slightly more with each passing year. Much of this old French city is built atop former peat bogs and swampland long ago pumped dry. ... more »
  • Guilty plea in Katrina Road Home case

    August 22, 2015 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities say a New Orleans woman has been convicted in connection with a Hurricane Katrina-related recovery program. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a Friday news release that 53-year-old Deborah Fortner has pleaded guilty to one count of submitting false documents to the Road Home housing... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • New Orleans mayor visiting cities Katrina evacuees fled to

    August 19, 2015 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is visiting Atlanta and Houston to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu's office says the trips are being made to thank those cities for welcoming evacuees from the 2005 storm. He'll also be encouraging those who stayed to return to... more »
  • New Orleans mayor signs living wage ordinance

    August 18, 2015 7:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new minimum wage in New Orleans guarantees workers under city contracts a 44 percent increase in pay. The move was the culmination of years of effort by City Councilman Jared Brossett. Multiple news outlets report with Brossett and other council members standing by, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed... more »
  • Treasurer: Put Charity Hospital development plans on hold

    August 17, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy wants the Jindal administration to leave planning about the future of the shuttered Charity Hospital in New Orleans to Louisiana's next governor and lawmakers. Kennedy said Monday the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged hospital, an Art Deco landmark built in the 1930s, is a valuable state... more »
  • Jindal wants Confederate monuments to stay

    August 14, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A move by Gov. Bobby Jindal and his staff to put a halt to the removal of several controversial Confederate statues in New Orleans may be over before it started. Following a vote Thursday by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission that pushed forward efforts... more »
  • Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans

    August 14, 2015 11:45 AM

    DELACROIX - Many of the fishermen who once lived in the small Louisiana town of Delacroix have disappeared, fleeing behind the intricate levee system protecting New Orleans out of fear that one more hurricane will be all it takes to send the rest of Delacroix into the sea. It's... more »
  • Saints fall to Ravens in Preseason Opener 30-27

    August 13, 2015 11:17 PM

    BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and backup quarterback Matt Schaub directed first-quarter touchdown drives, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints 30-27 Thursday night in a preseason opener. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was held out by coach Sean Payton. Brees participated in pregame drills but remained on the... more »
  • Commission recommends moving NOLA Confederate monuments

    August 13, 2015 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A city commission recommended Thursday that New Orleans officials move four monuments to Confederate-era leaders from their current locations. The Historic District Landmark Commission voted to recommend relocating the statue in Lee Circle, the Liberty Monument and statues to both P. T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis.... more »
  • New Orleans airport gets new non-stop to Las Vegas

    August 13, 2015 12:37 PM

    KENNER - Spirit Airlines will soon launch a daily non-stop service between New Orleans and Las Vegas. The company announced Thursday that the light will start Nov. 13. Flights from New Orleans to Las Vegas will leave daily at 7 a.m. Daily returning flights will depart from Las... more »
  • New Orleans mayor praises post-Katrina change

    August 13, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is on the right track nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina but points to coastal erosion as a major threat to the city's future. Landrieu sat down with The Associated Press ahead of the anniversary to discuss the... more »
  • Reforms announced to improve New Orleans rape investigations

    August 11, 2015 5:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities have announced changes to the way police investigate sexual assault cases - a reform effort aimed at addressing problems brought to light by the U.S. Justice Department and the city's Inspector General. Among reforms announced Tuesday: The police Sex Crimes Unit has moved to... more »
  • Southern University-New Orleans get $82M grant for buildings

    August 10, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Southern University at New Orleans $82 million in disaster recovery grants. Multiple news outlets reports the money will allow SUNO to construct four new buildings - two on its Lake Campus and two on its Park Campus. The... more »
  • Overall crime down, murder up by 30 percent in New Orleans

    August 7, 2015 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New police department figures show that overall crime dropped more than 8 percent in New Orleans in the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2014 - but, the numbers of murders and rapes were up sharply. Figures released Friday show... more »
  • Saints scrimmage indicates Watson, Colston still productive

    August 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Tight end Ben Watson and receiver Marques Colston looked more like enduring playmakers running downhill than aging veterans in decline. As Drew Brees drove the Saints to the end zone on the opening series of the club's annual preseason scrimmage Friday, his six completions included... more »
  • New law increases minimum wage for some in New Orleans

    August 6, 2015 7:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thursday, the city council here approved a law requiring people working for a company that receives city large city contracts or subsidies from the city government pay workers a minimum of $10.55 an hour. The proposal received no opposition. The pay change starts next year, the... more »
  • Illinois man sentenced in Louisiana for turtle smuggling

    August 6, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced an Illinois man to more than three years in prison for attempting to buy threatened turtles captured in violation of state law. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Keith Cantore, of Monee, Illinois, was sentenced Wednesday and was... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst's weapons trial postponed to January

    August 5, 2015 7:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial until next year. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan rescheduled the trial Wednesday from Sept. 21 to Jan. 11. Defense attorneys asked in July for a later date, saying they'll need more time to prepare... more »
  • More 'Advance Placement' students, more qualifying scores

    August 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana education officials say the number of high school students in the state taking tough Advanced Placement tests increased this year - and the percentage earning scores that qualify for college credit is up, as well. The education department says the number of AP tests taken... more »
  • Argument forces NOLA-bound plane to delay takeoff from Los Angeles gate

    August 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An unruly passenger caused a jetliner, destined for New Orleans, to delay its takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 1577 to New Orleans was at the gate Tuesday morning when a passenger bumped another woman with her bag. Airport... more »
  • Judge: Durst doesn't get handwriting comparisons

    August 3, 2015 7:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans says prosecutors don't have to give real estate heir Robert Durst a series of six handwriting comparisons involved in the California murder case against him. Durst's lawyers say they need the analyses to fight his arrest, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan... more »
  • Man stabbed in New Orleans for denying drug purchase

    August 2, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man was stabbed after rejecting an offer to sell him drugs in one of the city's top tourist areas. Officer Juan Barnes Sr. says the victim told investigators that two men asked if he wanted to buy drugs, then argued and... more »
  • Search underway for missing swimmer in Mississippi River

    July 29, 2015 8:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Tuesday night. Port of New Orleans official Matt Gresham says authorities from multiple agencies, including New Orleans police and fire, the Coast Guard and Emergency Medical Services were searching by... more »
  • Sanders visits Louisiana, talks civil rights, gun control

    July 26, 2015 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A rally in a new Orleans suburb is set to cap a weekend of campaigning in Louisiana for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. Sunday evening's rally in Kenner comes after Saturday appearances in Baton Rouge, where he addressed a meeting... more »
  • Officers memorial vandalized in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers was vandalized some time after an officer's funeral this weekend. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial group said the torch at the memorial at Lakelawn Cemetery was knocked off its pedastel. The 70-pound torch resisted being... more »
  • Boil advisory canceled in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans city officials say a boil-water advisory that covered most of the city has been canceled. The advisory had been issued Friday for all parts of New Orleans on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. Officials said the advisory had been issued out... more »
  • New Orleans police: Suspect shot by officer dies

    July 25, 2015 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans said Saturday that one of their officers shot and killed a suspect who was ramming his car into other cars and homes. Police reported the shooting around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and announced a half-hour later that the suspect had died at the scene.... more »
  • Most of New Orleans told boil water before drinking, bathing

    July 24, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has told most city residents to boil tapwater before using it. The board says the advisory is a precaution because power surges at the main water plant cut water pressure for a brief period early Thursday, dropping... more »
  • Harrah's Casino blames smoking ban for 2nd drop in monthly take

    July 24, 2015 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Revenue dropped 30 percent in June at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino. It was the second consecutive monthly drop. The facility's top executive is putting most of the blame on the city's indoor smoking ban. Dan Real, general manager of Harrah's New Orleans, asked the state Gaming... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • Teen killed, 4-year-old shot in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a teen died and a four-year-old was hurt in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans. Officer Frank Robertson with NOPD said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Boeing Street. Robertson said both victims were... more »
  • Police arrest suspect in death of woman found in burning car

    July 21, 2015 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 30-year-old man has been arrested, accused of killing a woman found shot to death last month inside the trunk of a burned-out car abandoned in eastern New Orleans. Police say Thayon Samson, of New Orleans, was booked Monday with second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old... more »
  • New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The police chief in New Orleans says he's increasing overtime available to officers as the city grapples with violent crime. Chief Michael Harrison also noted Tuesday that 27 new recruits soon will complete field training. And he said joint efforts with federal and state agencies to fight... more »
  • Mother found near bus station holding dead 2-year-old girl

    July 21, 2015 1:50 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a young mother who arrived in Atlanta on a bus with her 2-year-old daughter was found weeping near the bus station, holding her toddler who was later pronounced dead. Authorities say the child and her 19-year-old mother were traveling from Greenville, South Carolina, to New Orleans,... more »
  • 2 injured in double shooting near Canal Street

    July 20, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An early afternoon shooting involving an AK-47 assault rifle injured two men near Canal Street in New Orleans Monday. A Tulane doctor who was driving the area was also injured when his car was slammed into by a vehicle driven by one of the fleeing suspects.... more »
  • Man killed after hitting shopping cart

    July 19, 2015 12:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 41-year-old man died when his motorcycle hit a shopping cart on a six-lane highway and he was thrown from the motorcycle. Officer Garry Flot says the New Orleans man was riding north about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on South Carrollton Avenue near a... more »
  • 13-year-old accused of rape

    July 17, 2015 8:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A 13-year-old boy was arrested for raping an 8 year-old in New Orleans East by luring her into an ally. Police say she was outside an apartment complex a week ago when the boy got her to go into the ally and he sexually assaulted her. ... more »
  • Machete-wielding man stabs store clerk over case of beer

    July 17, 2015 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A convenience store clerk was slashed with a machete by a man who tried to buy beer early Thursday, according to New Orleans Police. 48-year-old Willie Carruth was arrested a short time later, machete still in on his person and was taken into custody after what... more »
  • NOLA City Park tree sitter pleads guilty; gets community service

    July 16, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A nature activist who sat in a cypress tree for 12 days in an ill-fated protest to stop construction of a new golf course on a wild chunk of New Orleans' City Park has pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. He was ordered to do... more »
  • Shots fired in New Orleans Walmart parking lot, no injuries reported

    July 14, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three shots were fired by an Orleans Parish deputy as he was in pursuit of a shoplifter at a Walmart in Algiers Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff's office says the incident happened in the 4000 block of Behrman place before 3 p.m. when a deputy working detail... more »
  • Camellia Grill to keep its name

    July 12, 2015 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says the current owner of the Camellia Grill restaurant is the rightful possessor of the popular New Orleans' eatery's name. The judge denied claims from the restaurant's former owner that the name and other trademarks were not transferred in a sale nearly nine years... more »
  • 'Callin' Baton Rouge' is Garth's favorite, too check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 11:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Garth Brooks may be playing in New Orleans, but Baton Rouge is the Louisiana city close to his heart. He's in Louisiana this weekend for the first time in about two decades. His first of four sold-out shows with wife, Trisha Yearwood, played out Friday night in... more »
  • New Orleans accepts $45M from BP in oil spill settlement

    July 10, 2015 8:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city of New Orleans has accepted $45 million from BP to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office announced in a news release Thursday the money will be used for "resilience initiatives, including water management... more »
  • Smoothie King to expand into Middle East

    July 10, 2015 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai. The company announced Thursday that the expansion will happen through its partnership with Al Ghurair Retail, whose commercial reach spans more than 20 countries. Al Ghurair plans on opening 45 Smoothie King locations over... more »
  • New Orleans mayor: move 4 Confederate monuments

    July 9, 2015 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu is asking the New Orleans City Council to move four Confederate monuments and possibly replace them with symbols of the city's "culture, unity, hope and future." They include an obelisk known locally as the white supremacy monument. It originally commemorated members of the White... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 23-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder following a shooting in the French Quarter. In a news release, police say detectives learned during their investigation that the unidentified victim and a 30-year-old friend were allegedly attempting to purchase drugs early Thursday morning from... more »
  • Dinner Lab and Slow Food Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based company that does pop-up dinners in various cities across the country. They feature up-and-coming chefs with unique ingredients prepared in a unique way. The company keeps the restaurant location a surprise until the night before the dinners to give the events... more »
  • Man dies in French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a man has died following a shooting in the French Quarter. The shooting happened early Thursday morning in the 900 block of St. Ann Street. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of his family. Police said in a news release the man... more »

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