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 »
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 »
December 18, 2014 1:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse-racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking. After the New Year, the City Council will debate a proposed ban on... more »
December 17, 2014 4:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Enticed to Louisiana by the state's generous tax incentives, a video game developer plans on opening a studio in New Orleans that will employ 80 people. High Voltage Software Inc. says it will open a studio in the city's Central Business District and start hiring soon. The... more »
December 16, 2014 10:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the Buku music festival in March. The fourth annual Buku Music + Art Project lineup was announced Tuesday. Also on the... more »
December 15, 2014 11:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Textron Systems New Orleans is holding a ceremony to mark the start of production of the Navy's newest hovercraft - a landing craft designed to haul vehicles, heavy equipment, and supplies over water and beaches. The company says in a news release that the "Ship to Shore... more »
December 13, 2014 10:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New federal charges have been filed against people tied to alleged gang activity, drug distribution and violence including the mass shooting at a New Orleans neighborhood parade on Mother's Day in 2013. Federal authorities said the latest version of the indictment against six alleged members of the... more »
December 11, 2014 2:22 AM
DALLAS, TX - Monta Ellis scored 13 of his 26 points in the final 5 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 112-107 on Wednesday night. New Orleans had a chance to tie the game in the final 6 seconds, but Ryan Anderson's 3-point attempt bounced off... more »
December 9, 2014 4:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - America's oldest street railway, the St. Charles Line of green New Orleans streetcars, has been added to the National Historic Landmark list. It's only the second site honoring historic and still-moving transportation to make the list. The other is the San Francisco Cable Cars, which date to... more »
December 8, 2014 11:18 PM
HAMMOND- More arrests are possible in the murder of a woman from this Tangipahoa Parish city in October.
Kim Bowman , 32, was shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish and her body was driven to New Orleans where it and her vehicle were set on fire. Firefighters found her... more »
December 8, 2014 2:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block a news outlet from reporting on a police document about a rape case. State District Judge Kern Reese on Monday refused the city's request for an injunction against Nola.comThe Times-Picayune. The case involved a Texas woman who said... more »
December 8, 2014 5:02 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
December 6, 2014 7:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Scores of people protested the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, with a "die-in" at a ritzy New Orleans mall. About 50 lay down under the Christmas tree and across the floor at Canal Place, where shops... more »
December 5, 2014 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jurors deliberated less than an hour before convicting a Mississippi man of a contract killing in New Orleans. Prosecutors say the victim was among three men who died after marrying the woman accused of hiring 30-year-old Alfred "Terry" Everette. Emma Raine, is awaiting trial in the death... more »
December 4, 2014 10:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans residents held a "die in" at a holiday light show to protest grand jury decisions against indicting white police officers in the deaths of a black man in New York City and a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.
Some protesters lay in the road... more »
December 3, 2014 4:30 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson, who has missed the past six games with a forearm injury, has returned to practice on a limited basis. Coach Sean Payton says Robinson is using a brace and that everything looked good in Wednesday's practice, though the team still wants... more »
December 3, 2014 12:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general says the ankle monitor program run by the sheriff's office is "almost a total failure."
The report issued Wednesday by Ed Quatrevaux cites poor supervision of both inmates and deputies, poor record-keeping and vague policies.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman's top deputies said... more »
December 3, 2014 10:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police have identified a woman wanted for poking strangers with a sharp object Sunday night in the French Quarter.
The NOPD identified 47-year-old Jeannene Meyer as the person wanted in connection with an aggravated battery Sunday night on Decatur Street.
Shortly before 9 p.m., Meyer,... more »
December 3, 2014 6:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Even the return of Kevin Durant couldn't shake the Oklahoma City Thunder from their doldrums. Durant scored 27 points in his season debut, and Michael Westbrook added 21 in his second game back from a wrist injury, but the Thunder fell 112-104 at New Orleans. Durant hit... more »
December 2, 2014 5:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An employee of Harrah's New Orleans is accused of taking a cellphone picture of a patron's private parts inside the men's restroom at the casino. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnson, of Harvey, was booked with video voyeurism. It carries a penalty of one to five... more »
December 2, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the bill violates the Constitution's requirement that tax-raising measures... more »
November 30, 2014 4:55 PM
PITTSBURGH - Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as the New Orleans Saints dominated the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers 35-32 on Sunday. Kenny Stills caught five passes for a career-high 162 yards and a score as the Saints (5-7) ended a three-game losing streak by... more »
November 28, 2014 4:01 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have ruled out running back Khiry Robinson for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, meaning he'll miss his sixth straight game with a forearm injury. Linebacker Kyle Knox, who missed last week's game with a hand injury, also has been listed as out on Friday's injury... more »
November 28, 2014 2:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified a woman whose body was found dumped in a garbage can earlier this week. The woman, who was stabbed to death, was identified as 43-year-old Trinece Fedison. A city building inspector found the woman in the can Wednesday. New Orleans... more »
November 28, 2014 11:23 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... more »
November 27, 2014 3:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police said a 30-year-old woman was filling up at a gas station on Franklin Avenue when a teen jumped into her SUV and sped off with her 1-year-old daughter still in the backseat.
A witness who saw the carjacking happen followed the stolen SUV for several... more »
November 27, 2014 10:02 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in this famously libertine city. In a move certain to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to smoke in bars,... more »
November 26, 2014 1:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
November 26, 2014 10:04 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Micheal Brown. About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, blocking traffic and nearly making their... more »
November 26, 2014 1:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
November 25, 2014 10:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man who barricaded himself in a Volunteers of America center has surrendered to police. Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams said Tuesday that 38-year-old Christophe Alfred surrendered about 12:20 p.m. and will face charges of domestic assault and domestic battery. Williams tells The Associated... more »
November 24, 2014 3:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week,... more »
November 22, 2014 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police say a New Orleans woman fatally shot her husband after he allegedly tried to hit his family with his truck during a domestic dispute. Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday that 50-year-old Steven Swanson died Friday at an area hospital shortly after being shot multiple times by... more »
November 21, 2014 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... more »
November 20, 2014 12:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography.
Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
November 19, 2014 2:06 AM
SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
November 18, 2014 11:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the... more »
November 18, 2014 10:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store.
Police in New Orleans say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying shortly after 4 p.m.... more »
November 18, 2014 5:27 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in New Orleans Monday night.
The blaze broke out just after 10 p.m. In the 2000 block of Danneel St.
Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire at the Central City home. No word on... more »
November 18, 2014 1:57 AM
PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
November 16, 2014 12:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Andy Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career by passing for three touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the New Orleans Saints to a second straight loss, 27-10 on Sunday.
For Dalton, the game represented a dramatic reversal from a week ago,... more »
November 16, 2014 11:35 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Warning flags are going up about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections after a 210-year-old building collapsed in the historic French Quarter. No one was injured when the three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in October, but the episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout... more »
November 14, 2014 3:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old New Orleans man is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man in his front yard. The arrest warrant alleges that Bradley Parvez called police Thursday morning to report that someone was trying to steal his bicycle, and called shortly afterward... more »
November 13, 2014 1:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
November 12, 2014 12:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In a new blow to New Orleans' troubled Police Department, a city inspector general's report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of hundreds of cases of sex crimes and child abuse. The allegations were contained in a report released Wednesday. Police officials say the detectives... more »
November 12, 2014 5:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
November 11, 2014 2:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner Health System is holding a conference about tobacco to honor the 75th anniversary of its founder's groundbreaking publication linking lung cancer to smoking. Drs. Alton Ochsner (OX'-ner) and Michael DeBakey first suggested such a link in 1939, in a journal called "Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics." The... more »
November 11, 2014 12:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - On this Veterans Day a woman in our area is searching for the family of a serviceman in the Royal Air Force.
She has a memento that has been in her family for years that bears the name "S. Schaus". It's a unique bracelet from the... more »
November 11, 2014 8:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6th, 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. In 2003, Congress officially designated it America's WWII museum.
Trip Advisor calls it the #1 attraction in the Crescent City, bringing in people from all over the world. Many... more »
November 11, 2014 6:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters say a grandmother, three grandchildren and the children's mother died in a two-story house fire. Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said the fire was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. McConnell says first responders found the house engulfed in flames. He said the children's father, Derrick... more »
November 9, 2014 4:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a game-tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. The victory snapped a... more »
November 9, 2014 1:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Did a couple extra days off leave the Saints a little rusty?
The Saints giving a 14-0 lead to the 49ers, but since have narrowed that lead to 21-17.
Drew Brees throwing an interception on the 3rd play of the game to set up a... more »
November 9, 2014 12:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old man is facing a lifetime in prison after being convicted in a triple murder in New Orleans. An Orleans Parish jury on Saturday convicted Charles "Tiger" Franklin of three counts of first-degree murder. The killings happened in 2010 in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood. Franklin... more »
November 6, 2014 5:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal investigators are looking into suspicious fires that destroyed the vehicles and New Orleans home of a political operative early Thursday. ATF agents joined city and state fire examiners probing charred remains at Mario Zervigon's home in the city's Uptown neighborhood. Zervigon and eight people, including his... more »
November 6, 2014 3:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man drinking with friends on a sailboat was found dead floating in the industrial canal near SeaBrook Marine. Port of New Orleans spokesman Matt Gresham says the group of friends woke Wednesday morning to find the man missing. He says they searched the harbor area and... more »
November 5, 2014 3:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended and is facing a federal theft charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans said Wednesday that 39-year-old Tracie Medus was charged this week with theft of government funds. A bill of information charges that Medus obtained $158,700 from... more »
November 4, 2014 2:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police say a 14-year-old girl is in custody after she allegedly shot her mother following an argument. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday. Officers say the girl retrieved a gun following an argument and shot her 34-year-old mother in the face. The mother was... more »
November 4, 2014 2:01 AM
MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
November 3, 2014 11:32 PM
HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is set to take the lead on a homicide investigation after authorities in New Orleans determined a woman was shot in Tangipahoa before being burned in her car in Orleans.
Kimberly Bowman, 32, was found dead about three weeks ago.
Monday, the... more »
November 3, 2014 9:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - State Police have been working extra patrols in the French Quarter for the past four months, but many worked their final shift there over the weekend.
The troopers were called in following that horrific shooting on Bourbon St. during the summer. Many French Quarter businesses hung... more »
October 30, 2014 8:50 PM
Are the road woes over for the Saints?
At least for now they are, as the Black and Gold picking up their first road win with a 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The win snaps a 7 game regular season road losing streak.
New Orleans at (4-4),... more »
October 29, 2014 10:46 PM
HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death.
Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home.
"She left to go to the... more »
October 29, 2014 6:29 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans dominated in their home opener Tuesday night, but the team's stellar play wasn't all that impressed fans.
The Smoothie King Center received a facelift during the offseason. The renovations include a kids zone, interactive games throughout the arena and new sports bar.... more »
October 29, 2014 1:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of... more »
October 24, 2014 1:51 AM
BOSSIER CITY - Tyreke Evans scored 14 points and Anthony Davis added 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans' starters saw plenty of action in a win over the Dallas Mavericks 88-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night. The Mavericks made it close, cutting the Pelicans' 10-point fourth-quarter lead to one... more »
October 23, 2014 6:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - State health officials are monitoring a New Orleans man for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, but say the patient is at low risk and is only under observation out of an "abundance of caution".
Officials from Centers for Disease Control contacted state Department of Health... more »
October 22, 2014 3:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife.
Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison.
A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... more »
October 22, 2014 1:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans.
No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
October 21, 2014 5:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below.
WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
October 21, 2014 11:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS - NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports that the Times-Picayune pressroom will close in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile, Alabama. ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the... more »
October 20, 2014 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday.
Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
October 17, 2014 11:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A charter school student suffered severe burns after his family said bullies attacked him with scalding water after football practice in New Orleans recently.
The student suffered second-degree burns and needed skin grafts. He said other kids who were bullying him came up to him while... more »
October 15, 2014 6:14 PM
METAIRIE - While Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sat out practice on Wednesday, running back Mark Ingram has returned without limitations and is eager to rejoin one of the NFL's top-ranked offenses. Ingram says he should be able to play in Detroit on Sunday with a soft pad over his... more »
October 10, 2014 3:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans traffic court accountant has been found guilty of 11 counts of stealing from the city. Forty-one-year-old Vandale Thomas was convicted Friday. WWL-TV reported that it took the jury just four hours to reach the verdict on all 11 counts. Charges included theft, money... more »
October 9, 2014 9:00 AM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson gets a little nervous when media gathers around his locker, which is a more frequent occurrence lately. The second-year pro never got much attention playing junior college and Division II football. That's changed now that he's leading the Saints in rushing... more »
October 8, 2014 12:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says federal prosecutors won't charge a California woman who was removed from a plane in New Orleans after officials say she made a bomb threat during a SkyWest flight. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col. John Fortunato says the 31-year-old from Anaheim is hospitalized under a... more »
October 7, 2014 11:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a double murder-suicide involving three siblings. The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Bywater neighborhood. Police say 55-year Christopher Conrad shot and killed his sister and brother before turning the gun on himself. The victims have been identified as... more »
October 7, 2014 10:16 AM
LAFAYETTE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other attendees.... more »
October 6, 2014 2:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court. Attorney Leonard Davis of New Orleans said Monday... more »
October 5, 2014 2:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints locked up their second win of the season with a touchdown 5 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime. The win puts the Saints (2-3) tied for second in the NFC South with Atlanta and 1 game behind Carolina for the division lead.
The Saints... more »