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  • La. hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    March 3, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Private operators of hospitals previously run by... more »
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    March 3, 2015 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... more »
  • Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans

    March 3, 2015 10:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Carnival Cruise Lines says it's increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph. Carnival Triumph will shift from Galveston to New Orleans to launch year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico beginning April 4, 2016. On this... more »
  • Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

    March 2, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans flood protection board is preparing for a vote on whether to continue to appeal the dismissal of a coastal erosion lawsuit against oil, gas and pipeline companies. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed suit in 2013. It sought damages over the loss of... more »
  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    March 2, 2015 2:01 AM

    DENVER, CO - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near NOPD headquarters

    February 27, 2015 3:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One man was killed and another injured in a shooting that happened near the headquarters of New Orleans Police and the Criminal Court Friday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. WWL-TV reported police are on the lookout now for a silver pickup truck and were checking in at... more »
  • 13-year-old arrested in series of rapes in Uptown NOLA

    February 27, 2015 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of raping three of his siblings over a period of two years. New Orleans Police reported the incident involved victims that included girls aged 13 and 11 along with a 7-year-old boy. The crimes occurred in an Uptown home,... more »
  • Man shot while deputies execute search warrant

    February 26, 2015 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a man was wounded during a shootout with Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies who were serving a narcotics search warrant at a New Orleans home. Police say the man suffered a leg wound early Thursday morning. In a statement, New Orleans police say gunfire was exchanged... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    February 26, 2015 5:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... more »
  • Suspect injured in shootout with deputies

    February 26, 2015 4:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD is investigating a shooting involving a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy. The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say deputies were serving a search warrant on Pauger Street. According to our sister station WWL-TV , a spokesperson said the 52-year-old male suspect opened fire... more »
  • With declining enrollment, layoffs Loyola NO restructuring

    February 25, 2015 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University in New Orleans has announced restructuring plans that include the restoration of the university's College of Arts and Sciences and the creation of a new College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The move comes as the university deals with declining enrollment and budget deficits in... more »
  • New Orleans police sergeant suspended following arrest

    February 25, 2015 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a veteran officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on charges of filing or maintaining false public records and theft of goods over $1,500. In news release, police say Tuesday's arrested of Sgt. Ashish Shah came after an investigation... more »
  • New Orleans to auction off 3,000 tax-adjudicated properties

    February 24, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In an effort to tackle blight and spur development, city officials say they will put about 3,000 tax-adjudicated properties up for sale this summer in online auctions. This will be the first time the city is selling properties where the owners have not paid property taxes through... more »
  • European cruise giant Viking plans Mississippi River tours

    February 24, 2015 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Viking River Cruises, a major European river cruise company, is coming to New Orleans and the Mississippi River. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Viking officials announced Tuesday that New Orleans will be the first North American home port for the cruise line. Jindal says the move means hundreds... more »
  • Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

    February 24, 2015 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer... more »
  • 4 arrested during undercover child porn operation

    February 23, 2015 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four New Orleans area men are behind bars for possession and distribution of child pornography as part of an undercover operation, according to an announcement from Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's office Monday. The operation was begun in mid-Februrary by the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
  • Justices reject New Orleans tour guides' free speech appeal

    February 23, 2015 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Supreme Court has rejected a free-speech appeal from guides in New Orleans who object to having to be licensed to lead tours. The justices didn't comment Monday in leaving in place lower-court rulings that said the requirements don't violate the First Amendment. Licensing opponents had hoped... more »
  • American Cruise Lines to base new boat in New Orleans

    February 20, 2015 3:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans. Timothy Beebe, the company's vice president, said Thursday the new boat will help meet the growth in demand for river cruises. Construction of the 150-passenger American Eagle was recently... more »
  • Mardi Gras ends: Last revelers sent home, trash swept up

    February 18, 2015 3:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback cleared out the French Quarter's last tipsy revelers, closing out "Carnival" season. After the last Mardi Gras parade, city crews were sweeping up mounds of trash and plastic beads strewn across... more »
  • Lundi Gras festivities usher in 2015 Mardi Gras

    February 16, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Live music overtakes the banks of the Mississippi River as revelers take in the last big party night before Mardi Gras. Monday, known in New Orleans as Lundi Gras, includes the traditional ceremonial meeting between the king and queen of the Krewe of Zulu and Rex, the... more »
  • Proteus, Orpheus times pushed up due to rain

    February 16, 2015 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parade organizers and city officials pushed up the start of Monday night's Uptown parades in New Orleans due to the threat of rain. The city said Krewe of Proteus will roll at 4 p.m. instead of 5:15 p.m. and Krewe of Orpheus will begin at 4:45... more »
  • Weather causes New Orleans parades to shift schedule

    February 15, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Mardi Gras have prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling. That's the number already scheduled Sunday in New Orleans, with two more Monday night and four on Mardi Gras. New... more »
  • New Orleans Film fest qualifies for Oscars

    February 14, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2015 New Orleans Film Festival now boasts an added incentive for filmmakers thinking about entering. As it approaches its 26th edition, it has become an Oscar-qualifying festival in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' documentary shorts category. It becomes one of 38 such festivals... more »
  • Second victim dies in Muses parade shooting

    February 13, 2015 1:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a second person has died after a shooting last night along the uptown Mardi Gras parade route, which resulted in one arrest. NOPD spokesperson Frank Robertson said 19-year-old John Hicks has been charged with the deadly shooting. Investigators said Hicks... more »
  • Without All-Star Davis, Pelicans fall to Pacers

    February 12, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - David West and George Hill each scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers went into the All-Star break with their fourth victory in their last five games, pounding the New Orleans Pelicans 106-93 on Wednesday night. Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points for the Pacers, who led by... more »
  • Woman in critical condition after shooting on Canal St.

    February 11, 2015 4:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a shooting near busy Canal Street seriously wounded a woman. The 44-year-old woman was shot in the chest. Police said she is not believed to have been the target of the shooter when she was hit Wednesday afternoon. According to WWL-TV, she... more »
  • Planned Parenthood files appeal, seeking to offer abortions

    February 11, 2015 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood is appealing a state health department rejection of its application seeking to perform abortion services in New Orleans. The organization said Wednesday it filed a notice of appeal with the state Division of Administrative Law, rather than file a lawsuit challenging the rejection. In a... more »
  • Benson says bring on mental exam

    February 10, 2015 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said Tuesday he's looking forward to taking mental and physical exams to prove his competency after a judge ordered them. The order from Civil District Judge Kern Reese comes after a lawsuit was filed to have the 87-year-old Benson declared... more »
  • Benson doesn't like empire handlers

    February 9, 2015 9:03 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Tom Benson will appeal a Texas court's decision to appoint a former mayor and attorney to oversee a trust holding his Texas assets. Former mayor Phil Hardberger and estate planning lawyer Art Bayern have been appointed as co-receivers of the trust. The appointments come... more »
  • College requirement nixed for New Orleans police recruits

    February 9, 2015 1:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a move to beef up police ranks, the chief of the troubled police department has done away with a requirement for recruits to have 60 hours of college education or two years of military experience. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison on Monday made his case before the... more »
  • Settlement in Orleans disabilities case set for hearing

    February 9, 2015 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A settlement proposal that could close more than four years of negotiations over the treatment of New Orleans public school students with disabilities is the subject of a federal court hearing. The lawsuit settlement was announced in December. Monday evening's hearing is set for U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Feds agree to delay Sharper's return to New Orleans

    February 6, 2015 6:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities have agreed to delay the transfer of former NFL star Darren Sharper from a Los Angeles jail to federal custody in New Orleans. Sharper faces state charges in California and Arizona, plus federal and state charges in Louisiana. The cases arise from allegations that he... more »
  • A new agreement filed on slow-moving Orleans jail reforms

    February 6, 2015 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The sheriff who runs New Orleans' notoriously dangerous jail has reached agreement with inmates' lawyers and federal attorneys to avoid a contempt citation over slow progress with jail reforms. The agreement was filed Friday in federal court and is subject to a judge's approval. It includes a... more »
  • New airline to offer flights between New Orleans and Panama

    February 5, 2015 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Latin American airline will begin flying non-stop between New Orleans and Panama in June. Copa Airlines on Thursday announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week on June 24. From Panama, the company says travelers can make connections to 55 other Central and South... more »
  • Suspects arrested in shooting of Irish police officer

    February 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have arrested a suspect and his brother in the shooting of an Irish police officer. The New Orleans Police Department says 40-year-old Melvin Galle Jr. and his brother, Keith, were arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Jan. 27 shooting of 30-year-old Brian Hanrahan. Both men face charges... more »
  • Lenny Kravitz added to 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    February 3, 2015 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - After a 10-year hiatus, rocker Lenny Kravitz returns to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Producers of the festival announced Tuesday that Kravitz is scheduled to perform Sunday, May 3. He last performed at the festival in 2004. Kravitz joins a lineup that includes Elton John,... more »
  • Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

    February 3, 2015 2:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
  • Tulane student slain in murder-suicide

    February 1, 2015 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman and the suicide of a 28-year-old man. Around 9:55 a.m. Sunday, police said they were called out to the 5500 block of Willow Street in the uptown area of New Orleans. When the... more »
  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

    January 30, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy. On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance doing away with smoking inside bars, gambling halls, stadiums and hotels. It will be a big... more »
  • 'Operation Wild Wild East' in New Orleans: 111 drug arrests

    January 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Law enforcement officials in New Orleans are calling it "Operation Wild Wild East." A joint federal, state and local police operation that targeted violent drug offenders in eastern New Orleans has resulted in 111 arrests. Officials also said the operation resulted in the seizure of numerous... more »
  • NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime

    January 29, 2015 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. The New Orleans Police Department is making this push as it struggles to deal with a shrunken force and an uptick in violent crime. At... more »
  • Baby goat beheaded; head, twin taken from New Orleans park

    January 29, 2015 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a baby goat was beheaded and its head and the goat's twin brother taken from a New Orleans park. The SPCA is offering $1,000 for information leading to conviction of the person responsible. Morgana King says... more »
  • Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    January 29, 2015 2:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... more »
  • Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, becoming one of the latest victims in a string of shootings putting the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities. Authorities say Brian Hanrahan was... more »
  • Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 3:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday for a new streetcar line in New Orleans. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority says the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on North Rampart Street near the New Orleans Athletic Club. Construction began earlier this month on the 1.6-mile... more »
  • NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade

    January 28, 2015 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. Stars Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder will join the television show's creator, Gary Glasberg, in the parade... more »
  • Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    January 27, 2015 10:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started the city's tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated tomb vandalism. Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 will be restricted to relatives of those buried... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • NOLA Mayor Landrieu's family car stolen over weekend

    January 26, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Big Easy's crime problem struck close to home for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the weekend as one of his family's cars was stolen, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. WWL-TV reports that deputies recovered the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee around 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • 2014 was record year for National World War II Museum

    January 26, 2015 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum is celebrating a record year. Spokeswoman Kacey Hill says the 515,000 visitors in 2014 broke the previous year's record by 14 percent. March set an all-time one-month record at nearly 56,100, up from 54,300 a year earlier. Hill says more people... more »
  • Saints shine in Pro Bowl

    January 26, 2015 6:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The New Orleans Saints had four players selected for this year's NFL Pro Bowl. Three of them shined in Team Irvin's 32-28 win over Team Carter. The brightest was Tight End Jimmy Graham. The Black and Gold's leading receiver caught three passes for 30 yards with... more »
  • King Cake Festival crowns this year's top flavors

    January 25, 2015 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The second annual King Cake Festival kicked off in Champion's Square on Sunday, and there was every variation of the sweet treat you can think of. There are dozens of types of flavors and they come in all shapes and sizes, and most people would agree... more »
  • New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    January 25, 2015 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may be marred again by violence and they've posted signs on balconies,... more »
  • Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    January 25, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... more »
  • Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    January 24, 2015 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas. Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States. Customs and... more »
  • Opening of New Orleans jail delayed until April at earliest

    January 23, 2015 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It now looks as though the new $145 million jail in New Orleans won't open until April at the earliest. The opening is now well past the May 2014 opening date once projected. A federal judge overseeing a reform plan for the jail is doubtful that the... more »
  • Benson's family files lawsuit over change to succession plan

    January 22, 2015 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The battle for control over News Orleans' Saints and Pelicans ramped up Thursday as family members connected with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit that says owner Tom Benson is incompetent to run the franchises and is being manipulated by his wife and her allies to take... more »
  • New Orleans OKs smoking ban in bars and casinos

    January 22, 2015 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a move to protect the health of musicians and late-night workers, the New Orleans City Council has voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls. New Orleans had been one of the last major American cities to allow people to smoke tobacco in bars.... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • Riverdale's Donte Jackson commits to LSU over UGA

    January 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverdale High senior cornerback Donté Jackson announced on Wednesday morning his decision to pass on Georgia and USC, making his verbal commitment to come play for LSU later this year. Jackson, a 5'11", 164-pound cornerback out of New Orleans, announced his commitment this morning at a... more »
  • BP hopes to lessen potential $13.7 billion spill penalty

    January 19, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the government and oil giant BP are preparing for trial in New Orleans that could add more than $13 billion in penalties to the billions BP already has shelled out as a result of 2010 Gulf oil spill. Federal lawyers say BP should pay as... more »
  • Judge won't block work on Rampart Street streetcar line

    January 18, 2015 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says she won't stop construction on a new streetcar line in New Orleans while a group sues to get detailed archaeological and environmental studies of the project. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown says plaintiffs did not offer any evidence that the job involves federal... more »
  • Health dept. blocks abortions at Planned Parenthood clinic

    January 16, 2015 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health department is refusing to let Planned Parenthood perform abortion services at its new clinic under construction in New Orleans. The organization received a rejection letter last week from the Department of Health and Hospitals, which said it didn't demonstrate the need for another abortion facility... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • Ads warning of crime in French Quarter play on BR television

    January 13, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A businessman from New Orleans has expanded a commercial campaign to this city, highlighting violence on the streets of the French Quarter. Sidney Torres, who lives in New Orleans' historic district, started by buying television airtime in New Orleans and expanded it to Baton Rouge this week.... more »
  • Report: It takes more than $55k to live securely in BR

    January 13, 2015 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city has the second-highest cost of living in the state and, according to a new study by Loyola University, it is contributing to peoples' struggle to make ends meet. A family with two adults and two children must take home at least about $63,648 each year... more »
  • The Who, Elton John among 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    January 12, 2015 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of The Who, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga should make plans to head to New Orleans in April. Organizers for the 46th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival released their lineup Monday for the 2015 music festival. The annual event covers... more »
  • NOPD: Man who fired at officers shot, dies

    January 8, 2015 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 37-year-old man wounded by officers during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop has died. Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased... more »
  • New Orleans police: Man who fired at officers shot, injured

    January 8, 2015 2:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer shot and wounded a man during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop. Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased them... more »
  • Another big game for Anthony Davis in Pelicans loss

    January 8, 2015 2:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
  • New Texas abortion restrictions before US appeals court

    January 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of a Texas requirement that abortion clinics meet the same standards as the state's ambulatory surgical centers. A federal judge had said the requirement - part of broad abortion legislation passed in Texas in... more »
  • Countdown to Mardi Gras kicks off in The Big Easy

    January 6, 2015 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials kicked off the countdown to Mardi Gras. A group of masked revelers called the Phorty Phunny Phellows scheduled their annual streetcar ride through town... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • Work to begin on new streetcar line in New Orleans

    January 2, 2015 4:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Work is expected to begin this month on a new streetcar line that will run down Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue, a historic corridor that stretches downriver from the French Quarter. The Regional Transit Authority recently announced plans to start work on the line after years... more »
  • Nonfatal shootings in N.O. increase by 23 percent

    January 2, 2015 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department set out this year to show that the city's 2013 homicide numbers, the lowest in nearly three decades, were not a fluke. As of late Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans had recorded 150 homicides in 2014, a marginal decrease from the 156 counted... more »
  • 2 dead in New Orleans shooting

    January 1, 2015 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man and his son have been fatally shot in Gentilly. Police spokesman Officer Frank Robertson says a 64-year-old man was killed just after noon Thursday and his 42-year-old son died later after being taken to a hospital. Robertson says officers were called out to... more »
  • Evans scores 24 as Pelicans hold off Suns, 110-106

    December 31, 2014 2:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue... more »
  • Man, 80, dies trying to put out laundry room fire

    December 30, 2014 3:49 PM

    MARRERO - The state Fire Marshal's office says an 80-year-old man died trying to put out a fire at his house. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says a used extinguisher was near the body of Edward Wicker. He says Wicker's wife told investigators she smelled smoke, opened the laundry room and... more »
  • Morials buy new family tomb, former mayor reburied

    December 29, 2014 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' first black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, has been reburied 25 years after his death. The Morials bought a family tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. It's about 2 miles from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where Morial was buried in 1989. The old tomb,... more »
  • Man shot to death on Mid-City porch in New Orleans

    December 29, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the head and killed at midday on a Mid-City front porch. Police say the coroner will release the man's name after relatives are notified. The coroner's spokesman did not return a call Sunday from The Associated Press.... more »
  • Man killed Saturday in New Orleans

    December 27, 2014 5:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 23-year-old man was found dead Saturday on the porch of a home in New Orleans' Mid-City. Police responded to a report that a man had been shot and arrived to find the victim dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said. Police have... more »
  • Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

    December 22, 2014 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
  • Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    December 21, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... more »
  • New Orleans police face backlog of 400 rape kits

    December 19, 2014 2:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they're working through a backlog of more than 400 untested rape kits. The kits are important elements in an investigation, especially when a victim is attacked by a stranger and DNA is essential. Disclosure about the untested rape kits came during a New... more »
  • Pelicans soar past Rockets 99-90

    December 18, 2014 11:12 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead... more »

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