March 7, 2014 10:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club's decision, first reported by... more »
March 5, 2014 6:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said searchers found the body of a missing UNO student Wednesday inside her car, which had been submerged in Irish Bayou outside of New Orleans.
Friends and family of 19-year-old Hayley Howard have been searching for the student since she went missing Saturday. Authorities focused... more »
March 4, 2014 10:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Despite rain and cold in Tuesday's forecast, revelers are gathering along parade routes as the Carnival season in New Orleans heads to a crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras.
The Zulu parade began on schedule, led by a New Orleans police vanguard on horseback... more »
March 3, 2014 10:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a trailer behind a float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday night.
It happened near the intersection of St. Charles and Washington avenues at about 7:20 p.m. The accident delayed the parade for about 35... more »
March 1, 2014 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town will be the final Mardi Gras parade to roll through Baton Rouge this carnival season.
Here's a link to the parade route.
For those who want to continue carnival all the way up to fat tuesday, here is a list of the parades... more »
February 28, 2014 6:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say starting point guard Jrue Holiday has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the rest of the season.
The club says Friday's surgery was successful.
Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia... more »
February 28, 2014 5:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club's rights to its star tight end through next season.
The move means Graham, barring a holdout, will almost certainly play for New Orleans next season for no less... more »
February 28, 2014 1:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People filled Bourbon Street Friday morning for the annual "Greasing of the Poles."
It's as much of a New Orleans tradition as Mardi Gras. The poles are greased to keep overzealous revelers from trying to climb to the balconies above.
Burlesque dancers made a show... more »
February 28, 2014 11:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning.
26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... more »
February 25, 2014 7:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night. Crawford picked up where he left off in Oklahoma City a day earlier, when he hit five 3-pointers and finished with 36... more »
February 23, 2014 8:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Two riders fell from floats during Mardi Gras parades Sunday.
One of the riders, who was a part of the Krewe of Alla, is in critical condition.
The Alla rider fell from the upper deck near Lee Circle, according to New Orleans EMS officials.
... more »
February 21, 2014 2:37 PM
Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE. Hulk Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in the company's 50-year history, is set to bring the red-and-yellow back to the sports entertainment behemoth and will host the April 6 WrestleMania in New Orleans. Hogan returns to the WWE after a six-year absence... more »
February 21, 2014 2:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The Federal Emergency Management Administration has declared the New Orleans area levee system accredited, clearing the way for the improved storm surge protection to be incorporated into National Flood Insurance Program flood maps, which should eventually lead to reduced flood insurance rates. The announcement came in a letter... more »
February 16, 2014 5:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer who answered a shoplifting report shot and killed a 31-year-old man in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Superintendent Ronal Serpas says the officer has been reassigned to desk duty. That's standard procedure after a police shooting. Serpas won't release the officer's name, but... more »
February 14, 2014 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers will begin their 2014 campaign Friday night at Alex Box Stadium in front of a capacity crowd.
Early reports are that seats are sold out at The Box for LSU's first game against the University of New Orleans at 7pm.
"Obviously this... more »
February 14, 2014 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
February 13, 2014 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said Thursday they would have more than a hundred troopers in the New Orleans area this weekend for the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend.
LSP Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said they would partner with the New Orleans Police and State Fire Marshal's Office to... more »
February 12, 2014 11:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jurors returned a guilty verdict against former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday in his federal corruption trial.
The jury made the announcement after just over six hours of deliberation, according to WDSU in New Orleans.
Nagin faced a 21-count indictment and was found guilty... more »
February 11, 2014 2:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting. Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David... more »
February 10, 2014 9:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The jury in the corruption case of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended deliberations for the night.
Jurors began deliberations at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and broke for the evening after more than three hours of deliberations. There was no indication when they might... more »
February 6, 2014 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- The future of the revitalization effort in two areas of the city could rely heavily on rail lines.
Redevelopment planners want a street car to connect downtown with areas in Old South Baton Rouge and eventually LSU. The area is in the center of a new development... more »
February 6, 2014 12:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has taken the stand to defend himself in his federal corruption trial.
Nagin began his testimony by discussing his relationship with Rodney Williams. Williams was the first witness for the prosecution when the trial began last week. Four others followed,... more »
February 5, 2014 10:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The defense lawyer for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is stressing a lack of wiretap or other recorded evidence as he questions witnesses who say Nagin sought and received bribes during his two terms as mayor.
The trial resumed Wednesday with defense lawyer Robert Jenkins... more »
February 3, 2014 11:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 6 year old boy was killed and his 9 year old sister injured in a hit and run in New Orleans.
New Orleans police say the kids were hit by a car around 7 a.m. Monday morning while crossing Paris Avenue.
The boy died... more »
February 2, 2014 10:12 AM
NEW ORLEANS - After four years of police reforms, revamps of city contracts and stepped-up efforts to clean up lingering Hurricane Katrina blight, Mitch Landrieu calls his landslide victory for a second term as New Orleans' mayor a clear message from voters to keep moving forward. Landrieu captured 64 percent... more »
January 31, 2014 2:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police have suspended a veteran officer for allegedly harassing a woman she believes was dating the same man she is. Authorities filed a bill of information Jan. 16 against Officer Carolyn Dalton, accusing her of malfeasance in office. The alleged victim filed a complaint Jan. 8... more »
January 26, 2014 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is going on trial on federal bribery charges. The trial is scheduled to start Monday. Nagin is at the center of a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his second term and led to several other guilty pleas or... more »
January 24, 2014 6:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston.
More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate.
"Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
January 22, 2014 12:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An attempt to break a world record is being led by "Treme" actor and musician Wendell Pierce reading to more than 500 elementary students in New Orleans.
The current Guinness world record is 440 participants.
The event begins a year long campaign to improve literacy... more »
January 18, 2014 3:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU-University of New Orleans baseball game on Saturday, February 15, originally scheduled to be played at UNO's Maestri Field, has been moved to Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. First pitch will be at 2 p.m. CST.
The teams will meet in the 2014 season opener... more »
January 13, 2014 11:02 PM
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GIRLS BASKETBALL Carencro 60, Comeaux 53 Midland 50, Elizabeth 48 New Iberia 53, Acadiana 40 St. Amant 49, East Ascension 29 Sulphur 36,... more »
January 11, 2014 3:41 PM
SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win.
The Saints could never fully... more »
January 10, 2014 10:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Monta Ellis added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks sent the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to their fourth straight loss, 107-90 on Friday night. Vince Carter added 14 points and Jae Crowder 12 for Dallas, which never trailed. The Mavericks led by as... more »
January 9, 2014 10:09 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints got out-toughed in their last game in Seattle, a 34-7 loss in early December.
What did the Saints learn?
The Seahawks are going to play bump-and-run coverage at the line of scrimmage with the Saints receivers.
The key to beating the... more »
January 9, 2014 2:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A homeless woman whose body was found inside a tent under an overpass in New Orleans has died as a result of the hard freeze that swept through the state this week.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says the 58-year-old woman, found Wednesday, is the second homeless... more »
January 5, 2014 6:47 PM
The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
January 5, 2014 5:42 PM
METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
January 3, 2014 9:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana public K-12 school enrollment rose this fall to 713,104 students from 707,431 the year before, with numbers generally increasing across the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas. That's according to figures from the Louisiana Department of Education. Education Department spokesman Barry Landry tells The Times-Picayune... more »
December 29, 2013 10:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score, and New Orleans clinched a wild card spot with a 42-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Three of Brees' scoring strikes were longer than 40 yards - 76 to Kenny Stills, 44 to Lance Moore... more »
December 28, 2013 5:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has dismissed the cases. The move comes more than a year after a federal appeals court overturned his... more »
December 25, 2013 10:47 PM
METAIRIE - Drew Brees sounds as if he's fine with coach Sean Payton's commitment to stick with rookie left tackle Terron Armstead in a game New Orleans may have to win to make the playoffs. Armstead made his debut Sunday in a 17-13 loss at Carolina. Three times, the player... more »
December 24, 2013 9:49 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Two former top officials at the settlement program for compensating victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill say their recent resignations had nothing to do with the company's allegations that they frequented a New Orleans strip club that received a settlement payment. Kirk Fisher, the settlement program's... more »
December 24, 2013 8:13 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Tyreke Evans made a memorable return, scoring a season-high 25 points and adding 12 assists to help the New Orleans Pelicans snap a four-game losing streak with a 113-97 win over the Kings on Monday night. The Pelicans pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Kings... more »
December 23, 2013 7:23 PM
METAIRIE, La. - With the Saints still trying to lock up a playoff spot, coach Sean Payton's theme this week is to focus on what his team can control and tune out all the uncertainties. Payton has even made the unusual move of quickly ending any speculation about safety Kenny... more »
December 22, 2013 12:42 PM
CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton led a game-winning, 65-yard drive with :28 remaining to seal a Panthers victory over the Saints 17-13.
The Saints did not only start a new placekicker on the road with the NFC South Division in the balance, New Orleans will also start a rookie left... more »
December 20, 2013 7:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS - When a record New Orleans Bowl crowd of well over 50,000 files into the Superdome on Saturday night, it will mark the latest success of an institution created a quarter century ago with the hope of making the Big Easy a premier sports tourism destination. The Greater... more »
December 20, 2013 3:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Nick Montana has a chance to play his first bowl game in the same stadium where his famous father, Joe, won a Super Bowl. That is, if he's healthy enough to take the field for Tulane in Saturday night's New Orleans Bowl. If Montana can't go, the... more »
December 20, 2013 11:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys suing oil and gas companies on behalf of a New Orleans-area levee board have agreed to modify their contract.
They would take less money if they suit is successful and have removed a part of the contract that critics have said give them too much... more »
December 20, 2013 6:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended after fleeing from police on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Authorities say Sgt. Gary Calico, a 22-year veteran of the police force, refused to pull over for a Causeway police officer and led the officer on a high speed chase... more »
December 20, 2013 6:52 AM
METAIRIE - Experience tells Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins that forcing turnovers is a state of mind. In that case, New Orleans' defense has some thinking to do. During the past seven games, the New Orleans has forced two turnovers - a league low during that span. That's left the Saints... more »
December 19, 2013 6:49 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A 37-year-old accused killer's run from police ended in a dramatic takedown in Ascension Parish Thursday evening.
State Police said Antwine Smith will be booked on a homicide warrant from New Orleans and local charges related to a pursuit on I-10 that eventually moved to county roads before... more »
December 19, 2013 6:27 AM
LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team. Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:05 left, and... more »
December 19, 2013 5:15 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities say a gun discharged as a police officer struggled with a teenage suspect he had been chasing, wounding the suspect in the groin and the police officer in the ankle. Police say it happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in eastern New Orleans. Police had... more »
December 18, 2013 2:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 45-year-old armored car guard has been shot and killed as he unloaded money outside a bank. Police say three men held up the guard Wednesday morning outside a Chase Bank branch at the intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. The man's name... more »
December 18, 2013 10:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a man whose body was found Sunday morning in the trunk of a car in Slidell was killed in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. John Gagliano, of the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, said 18-year-old Kenneth Young was shot to death late Saturday or early Sunday. A... more »
December 17, 2013 8:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS- A jury will return to a New Orleans courthouse for a second day of deliberations in the trial of a former BP engineer charged with trying to obstruct a federal probe of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Jurors deliberated for roughly 90 minutes... more »
December 9, 2013 10:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported.
Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
December 8, 2013 8:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Carolina Panthers took their first two drives of the first quarter in for a pair of field goals, but ever since then the Saints have regained control of the contest.
New Orleans would start the second quarter with two straight scoring drives ending with Marques... more »
December 6, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 25 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time, 109-95 on Friday night. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 14 of its last 15 against the... more »
December 6, 2013 9:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says coastal resiliency is important to President Barack Obama's climate action plan. Jewell was at a national park outside New Orleans Friday to describe the latest round of efforts to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 BP oil spill. Money for... more »