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  • Elderly woman killed in hit and run

    March 29, 2015 4:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 71-year-old woman was killed when a motorist hit her while she was crossing a street with her walker early Sunday morning. Authorities were searching for the driver of the vehicle who fled the scene. The woman was hit at about 3:25 a.m. Police say... more »
  • McConaughey voices his love for Louisiana

    March 29, 2015 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Matthew McConaughey delivered a rousing speech on his love for Louisiana and the city of New Orleans while accepting an award at the film society Saturday. McConaughey, who received the New Orleans Film Society's 2015 Celluloid Hero award, called the city a "big, beautiful mess." ... more »
  • Baby and sitter gone missing

    March 28, 2015 6:57 PM

    VIOLET, La. - Authorities are looking for a 5-week-old boy and the 47-year-old woman who was babysitting him Friday. St. Bernard Parish sheriff's spokesman Steve Cannizaro says he is preparing a statement about the disappearance of Sarah Harris of Violet and little Tristan Cayden Douglas. Violet is about 12 miles... more »
  • Teen sues sheriff's office for $5 million from Mardi Gras incident

    March 28, 2015 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The family of a 17-year-old who was allegedly punched during a Mardi Gras weekend arrest has sued the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in federal court for $5 million. Attorney David Belfield III says that's $1 million for each time Brady Becker was punched during an arrest in... more »
  • Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    March 26, 2015 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las... more »
  • Body found impaled on New Orleans Mid-City fence

    March 26, 2015 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they're investigating the death of a man found with his neck lodged between posts of an iron fence around a shopping center. Police say the man was found Thursday morning. The fence is about chest-high with bluntly pointed iron posts a few inches... more »
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... more »
  • Reward offered for info in NO goat beheading

    March 25, 2015 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offered a reward Wednesday for information about a group of young men who beheaded a goat in New Orleans recently. The state SPCA said they received a cellphone video which showed the group attacking the goat,... more »
  • Social media explodes to help vet find girl he rescued during Katrina

    March 24, 2015 11:27 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Air Force veteran Mike Maroney is taking his overnight sensation in stride, and hoping it will help him find the child he plucked off the roof of a house in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Monday, his story began circulating on the Internet. By Tuesday evening,... more »
  • Tree sitter protesting new golf course falls out of tree

    March 24, 2015 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who'd occupied a cypress tree for 11 days to block construction of a premier golf course in New Orleans' large public park has fallen and injured himself. The man, identified as Lloyd Boover, fell out of the tree in City Park Tuesday morning. Christopher Lane... more »
  • National WW2 Museum gets $20M, includes 150-foot-high canopy

    March 24, 2015 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former board chairman has given the National World War II Museum $20 million, half of it for a 150-foot-tall canopy that will shade the courtyard and some buildings. Officials say it's the museum's biggest donation ever. At a live-streamed news conference Tuesday, Boysie Bollinger, chairman and... more »
  • TV host won't testify in Durst's hearing, magistrate says

    March 23, 2015 6:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate has ruled that prosecutor-turned-TV-host Jeanine Pirro will not testify in millionaire Robert Durst's hearing involving weapons charges. The 71-year-old Durst is in court Monday for a bond hearing. He's accused of killing a female friend in California 15 years ago and is being held in... more »
  • Police investigate fatal accident involving dirt bike

    March 23, 2015 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 30-year-old man died when the dirt bike he was driving struck a metal bar. Officer Hilal Williams says the accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, near the intersection of North Peters and Flood Streets. Williams said the victim was pronounced dead... more »
  • Griffin helps Clippers beat Pelicans 107-100

    March 22, 2015 11:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers put a crimp in the New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes with a 107-100 victory on Sunday. J.J. Redick scored 20 points and DeAndre Jordan finished with 16 rebounds... more »
  • Suspect in machete airport attack has died

    March 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man suspected of attacking TSA agents in a security line at Armstrong International Airport with a machete has died Saturday evening. Richard White, 63, was shot three times by a Jefferson Parish deputy after White allegedly pushed through security into Concourse B, spraying agents with... more »
  • Man carried handmade explosives in airport machete attack

    March 21, 2015 3:48 PM

    KENNER - Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack security agents was carrying explosives at the time. Sheriff Newell Normand says suspect Richard White, who was shot by a security agent at the airport late Friday, was carrying a bag... more »
  • Normal travel continues at New Orleans airport

    March 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Normal travel procedures continue at Louis Armstrong International in New Orleans according to airport officials. It comes after a city cab driver armed with a machete and a can of wasp spray attacked TSA agents around 8p.m. Friday night. He was shot by a Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Machete-wielding man sends airport into chaos check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2015 8:53 PM

    KENNER - A 63-year-old man, wielding a machete was shot and was last listed as "unresponsive" at a New Orleans-area hospital after a violent altercation at the international airport here. Authorities said Richard White entered the airport Friday night and sprayed a TSA agent near Concourse B. White was... more »
  • Woman stabbed to death in McDonald's parking lot

    March 20, 2015 8:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Investigators with the New Orleans Police Department say a woman was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in the parking lot of McDonald's late Thursday night. It happened at the restaurant in the 3000 block of Elysian Fields around 11:30 p.m. According to police,Christopher Hutsell,... more »
  • Corps precaution at weirs built to keep Mississippi in place

    March 19, 2015 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is getting ready in case of high water at the complex built to keep the Mississippi River flowing past New Orleans. Spokesman Rene Poche says that Thursday, crews at the Old River Control Structure opened gates at the "Overbank Structure" - one... more »
  • Durst could be most infamous inmate recently at St. Gabriel's Hunt check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 11:02 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - In a matter of days, eccentric millionaire and real estate heir Robert Durst went from a swanky Houston condo, to a ritzy New Orleans hotel on Canal Street to the Orleans Parish Prison and by Wednesday morning will have spent two nights in the mental ward of... more »
  • Davis, Pelicans outlast Bucks 85-84

    March 18, 2015 2:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 85-84 on Tuesday night. Davis, who shoots around 55 percent, hit only 6 of 18 shots, but made 8 of 9 free throws and hit a clutch 15-footer that... more »
  • Orleans councilman Gray suspended from practicing law

    March 17, 2015 4:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney who serves on the New Orleans City Council has been suspended from the practice of law for two years. Louisiana's Supreme Court handed down the decision Tuesday against James Gray. The court said it was accepting the recommendation of its disciplinary board. The decision outlined... more »
  • Extra troopers to remain in NOLA through 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State troopers are headed back to New Orleans to help police handle crime, a move Baton Rouge city leaders say will cost them nearly a million dollars. Starting today 60 troopers will head to the Big Easy, where they will stay for the rest of the... more »
  • Essence fest's empowerment scene to feature Deepak Chopra

    March 12, 2015 1:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2015 Essence Festival's lineup for its free daily empowerment sessions inside New Orleans' convention center will feature a first-timer - celebrated author Deepak Chopra. Festival organizers said Thursday that Chopra will join nationally recognized activists, artists and entertainers who will share tips for personal success including... more »
  • 5 arrested in Slidell counterfeit money scheme

    March 12, 2015 11:27 AM

    SLIDELL - Five people were arrested by Slidell Police following an investigation of a complex counterfeit money scheme that conned several New Orleans area businesses out of thousands of dollars. The investigation began in October of 2014 under Slidell Police Detective Luke Irwin. Over the course of the next... more »
  • Louisiana State Police redeploy troopers to New Orleans

    March 12, 2015 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Additional state troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans to support the New Orleans Police Department's efforts to deter crime. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday they've been planning the redeployment since the completion of this year's Mardi Gras detail. Edmonson... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, move closer to 8th in West

    March 11, 2015 2:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their... more »
  • Opening date for big New Orleans hospital delayed to August

    March 10, 2015 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say the massive new medical center being built in downtown New Orleans to replace the shuttered Charity Hospital won't open until August. On Tuesday, LCMC Health, the company managing the University Medical Center, said a tentative Aug. 1 opening date has been set for the... more »
  • Jimmy Graham traded to Seattle

    March 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a trade that will send Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN , the Saints will trade Graham to the Seahawks for center, Max Unger, and multiple draft picks. At least one... more »
  • 9 arrested in La. as part of nationwide ICE sweep

    March 10, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration authorities said agents recently arrested nine people in Louisiana who were suspected of being in the U. S. illegally as part of a nationwide immigration sweep. Homeland Security said the operation, called "Cross Check," targeted convicted criminals who were illegally in the country during the... more »
  • Double shooting leaves woman dead, another injured

    March 10, 2015 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - One woman is dead and another hospitalized after following a double shooting early Tuesday morning. It happened in the 5100 block of South Robertson Street. No word on any arrests or suspects in this case. The investigation is ongoing. This shooting comes just a... more »
  • Davis pours in 43, Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    March 10, 2015 2:07 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - Anthony Davis scored 43 points, tying a career high and helping the New Orleans Pelicans pull away for a 114-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Eric Gordon added 16 and Tyreke Evans had 13 before leaving the game in the third quarter with an... more »
  • Activists rally to decriminalize marijuana

    March 7, 2015 6:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City officials and community activists have kicked off a campaign in support of clemency for Bernard Noble, who is serving 13 years in prison for marijuana possession. Members of the New Orleans City Council, sentencing reform advocates, friends, and family began the campaign with a rally Saturday.... more »
  • New Orleans School Board member indicted

    March 6, 2015 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans school board member faces a federal charge in an alleged bribery scheme. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced the charge against Ira Thomas at a Friday news conference. Polite says the charge arises from a scheme involving a school system janitorial services contract. He added... more »
  • April hearing set on ex-BP engineer's reversed conviction

    March 5, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will argue their case next month at an appeals court in New Orleans. Prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deliberately deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP's... more »
  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • Ex-official's appeal based on feds' posting scandal fails

    March 4, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has rejected a former New Orleans-area official's claim that his guilty plea to corruption in 2012 deserves another look because of an online posting scandal that disrupted the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the... more »
  • 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 »

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