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  • 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 »
  • New program aims to provide jobs for homeless, ex-convicts

    July 9, 2015 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Downtown Development District has unveiled a program that will provide incentives for companies that seek to hire homeless individuals and ex-convicts. The New Paths Initiative aims to reduce recidivism and unemployment by providing incentives for companies to employ people struggling to find their way back... more »
  • Cop arrested for 'sloppy' work as NOPD investigates officer's murder

    July 6, 2015 11:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said he was angered by one of their own officer's "sloppy" police work when searching a suspect who investigators said later shot and killed a fellow officer. Police charged NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson with obstruction of justice, malfeasance in office and theft.... more »
  • 2015 Essence Festival draws almost half a million

    July 6, 2015 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly half a million people attended this year's Essence Festival held in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend. That's about 50,000 less than last year when participants marked the festival's 20th anniversary with performances by Prince, Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae and... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

    July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys appeared Monday before a judge to enter a plea in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Prosecutors are seeking... more »
  • Festivities officially begin as Essence purposely parties

    July 3, 2015 6:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 21st annual Essence Festival started Thursday, but organizers and city leaders officially welcomed attendees with a Friday press conference at the Morial Convention Center. Essence Communications Inc. President Michelle Ebanks says the festival has always been community focused and that mindset continues this year, noting the... more »
  • Thief posing as Walmart worker steals $120,000 from Gentilly store

    July 3, 2015 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Police are looking for a man they say walked into a Walmart on Chef Menteur Highway dressed as a cashier and stole $120,000 in cash. According to WWLTV.com , New Orleans police released surveillance video showing the suspect robbing the Gentilly area Walmart around... more »
  • AP source: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

    July 2, 2015 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met. The person spoke to The Associated Press on... more »
  • Ex-motel owner admits benefiting from sex-trafficking

    July 1, 2015 2:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities say the former owner of a New Orleans motel has pleaded guilty in connection with a sex-trafficking scheme. The Justice Department says in a Wednesday news release that 74-year-old Kanubhai Patel of Kenner pleaded guilty to one count of "benefiting financially from trafficking in persons."... more »
  • Deepak Chopra to counsel Essence Festival participants

    July 1, 2015 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new face will be among those counseling Essence Festival participants as part of this year's empowerment experience. Spiritual and self-help expert, Dr. Deepak Chopra, for the first time, joins the festival's daytime lineup which also includes the Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant, Sybrina Fulton and Shaun T... more »
  • New Orleans police retraining officers, retrofitting SUVs

    June 30, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department is retraining its force on the importance of frisking and searching suspects for weapons. The department announced Monday that officers are also receiving a refresher on the department's protocols for handcuffing and transporting prisoners. On June 20, police say Officer Daryle Holloway was... more »
  • Same-sex couple marries in New Orleans, seemingly 1st in La.

    June 29, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who have been together for nearly 14 years are apparently the first same-sex couple to get married in Louisiana. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Paula Brown told 41-year-old Michael Robinson and 39-year-old Earl Benjamin of New Orleans: "You are now lawfully wedded spouses." About 40... more »
  • Rally held in Lafayette Square

    June 29, 2015 8:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A rally was held at Lafayette Square over the weekend by whites against white supremacy. The demonstration comes in the wake of the debate over the Confederate flag and other southern symbols, like the Robert E. Lee statue. Protesters say Lee's statue promotes racist thinking, but others... more »
  • NOPD seeking youth minister they say molested 2 teens

    June 25, 2015 1:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a 36-year-old youth minister they say had inappropriate sexual contact with two teenage boys and may have more victims. Multiple news outlets report arrest warrants have been issued for Ryan Scott Rodgers, a youth minister at several local churches... more »
  • New Orleans mayor calls for removal of 'divisive' monuments

    June 25, 2015 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for the replacement of "divisive" monuments in the city and wants talks on replacing a monument to Confederate Civil War general, Robert E. Lee. Landrieu's comments, published on his Twitter feed, came during a meeting on racial reconciliation Wednesday in the... more »
  • New Orleans issues stop-work order on new jail

    June 24, 2015 3:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has ordered a halt to work on a new, nearly finished $145 million city jail that has been hailed by the city's sheriff as the answer to horrendous conditions at the current lockup. A City Hall news release Wednesday said the... more »
  • Jindal makes presidential run official

    June 24, 2015 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal made his future plans official just before noon Wednesday, posting online that he was running for president. Jindal posted the announcement on his Twitter account and campaign website , which included a video of him talking with his children about his plans to... more »
  • Terry Speaks is guilty of killing and dismembering a stripper in New Orleans

    June 19, 2015 9:56 PM

    GRETNA - Terry Speaks was found guilty tonight by a jury for killing and dismembering a New Orleans stripper. Speaks and his ex-girlfriend, Margret Sanchez, were charged with second degree murder of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart. Speaks and Sanchez were seen leaving a bar on Bourbon Street with Lockhart... more »
  • Man denies stabbing, dismembering stripper in 2012

    June 19, 2015 6:20 PM

    GRETNA - A man on trial in the 2012 death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street stripper has taken the witness stand to deny killing her. Terry Speaks told jurors Friday that he and co-defendant Margaret Sanchez last saw victim Jaren Lockhart after arranging for Lockhart to go to a... more »
  • NOPD: Woman accidentally shoots boyfriend in face

    June 19, 2015 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 20-year-old woman after she allegedly shot and killed her live-in boyfriend in the face while playing with a gun. Detectives say Nicole Dukarm called 911 at noon Thursday, and reported her 25-year-old boyfriend shot himself with his gun at their home.... more »
  • Man accused of dismembering stripper to act as own attorney

    June 15, 2015 12:20 PM

    GRETNA - A man accused of killing and dismembering a stripper whom he and his girlfriend allegedly lured from a "gentlemen's club" in the French Quarter of New Orleans will act as his own attorney in his trial. Judge Stephen Grefer told Terry Speaks on Monday that he thought it... more »
  • Trial set for man accused of killing, dismembering stripper

    June 15, 2015 7:57 AM

    GRETNA- The trial is set to begin Monday for a man authorities say killed a stripper he and his girlfriend lured from a New Orleans French Quarter bar, then dismembering her and dumping her into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez have pleaded not guilty to... more »
  • New Orleans Police have no evidence linking teenaged deaths

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison said there is no evidence connecting the deaths of two young women whose bodies were found on the interstate in New Orleans. NOPD is working with State Police and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in case they find a relationship between the... more »
  • Driver killed when pickup falls from parking garage

    June 10, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pickup that fell from a downtown parking garage. The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a parking garage at Camp and Poydras streets. Officer Gary Flot says the pickup crashed through a steel cable barrier and... more »
  • Four rescued after fishing boat sank near Venice

    June 9, 2015 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four people have been rescued by a Coast Guard Helicopter crew. Their boat sank about 41 miles outside of Venice, LA, Tuesday. The rescue crew showed up around 3:30 p.m. and took the four fisherman off a platform and hoisted them on board the helicopter.... more »
  • Last-minute rush as deadline nears for oil spill settlement

    June 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brisk business was reported at Gulf Coast offices and on the Internet as people filing claims for losses blamed on the 2010 BP oil spill rushed to meet a midnight deadline. Claims administrator Patrick Juneau predicted a last-minute rush last week. In a statement Monday afternoon, he... more »
  • Jindal to announce political plans later this month

    June 3, 2015 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Jindal is expected to announce his future political plans in just three weeks. According to his chief political advisor, the governor will reveal if he's running for president on June 24th in New Orleans. Governor Jindal formed a campaign exploratory committee in May, and has hinted... more »
  • Police: Teenage sex trafficking victim saved, 1 arrested

    June 3, 2015 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- In a multi-agency human trafficking investigation in metro New Orleans, a 17-year-old victim has been rescued and a man police believe was her pimp has been arrested. State police say in a news release that 26-year-old James Muse of New Orleans was arrested Saturday without incident. The human... more »
  • School voucher program before US appeals court

    June 1, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has heard arguments about whether Louisiana must present reports about its school voucher program to the U.S. government. A pro-voucher group says the Justice Department is trying to stifle the program, which provides tuition for 7,400 low- and moderate-income children... more »
  • Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court

    June 1, 2015 4:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether the state must report to the U.S. government about schools and families in Louisiana's program to provide some students with taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear... more »
  • Trial set for ex-BP executive accused of obstructing probe

    June 1, 2015 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal trial is set to begin in New Orleans for a former BP executive accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. David Rainey has pleaded not guilty to charges that he obstructed the investigation, and that he made false statements about his... more »
  • 2 hurt in French Quarter shooting

    May 29, 2015 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting in the busy French Quarter that left two people with injuries. Police say both men were shot inside a car around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. No suspects have been identified and the motive for the shootings has not been determined.... more »
  • Judge keeps court closed in Saints, Pelicans ownership row

    May 29, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has denied a motion by media outlets who sought to open court for next week's trial involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged heirs. Judge Kern Reese, who ruled Friday in New Orleans civil court, says he carefully weighed the... more »
  • Media wants Benson trial to be public

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More people are getting involved in Tom Benson's legal battle. ESPN and other media outlets are saying the trial should be open to the public. Earlier this month a judge ruled the trial would be closed. Now, the media is asking to have that decision... more »
  • Mitch Landrieu looks at 10 years since Katrina, his 5 in office

    May 29, 2015 4:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Mayor Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans has come a long way in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and the five years since he took office, and still has a lot to do. He says a website called Katrina10.org will showcase the city's recovery. His "State of the... more »
  • Indianapolis mayor to present Reggie Wayne with key to city

    May 26, 2015 3:25 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is poised to receive the key to the city. Indiana Black Expo announced Tuesday that Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will present Wayne with the key during Indiana University's Pacers Sports and Entertainment luncheon on July 17. The Colts parted... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • 2 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans shooting

    May 26, 2015 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and two others injured. The shooting happened early Tuesday morning. Police say the bodies of two men were found in a parking lot. They say a 30-year-old man and a 31 year-old woman were taken to... more »
  • New Orleans officer found shot to death in police cruiser

    May 24, 2015 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a scene no law enforcement officer ever wants to investigate. The New Orleans Police Department says a 45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans officer was found shot to death inside his police cruiser early Sunday morning in Central City. The driver's side window was... more »
  • African-American customer gets racist receipt at restaurant

    May 22, 2015 7:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A member of one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially insulting message on her lunch receipt. Gaynielle Neville posted a photo of her receipt from Huck Finn's Cafe after she visited the restaurant Thursday afternoon. The type receipt used the N-word... more »

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