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  • New streetcar line along French Quarter's edge opens Sunday

    September 28, 2016 1:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the northern edge of the French Quarter and part of an adjacent neighborhood. The 1.3-mile route along Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue also passes historic neighborhoods where French, Spanish, free people of color and former... more »
  • Superfest finds home in Superdome after Tiger Stadium pulls out

    September 27, 2016 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After losing its home in Tiger Stadium, Bayou Country Superfest will move to New Orleans, concert promoters announced Tuesday. The 2017 festival scheduled for Memorial Day weekend will be held at the Superdome. The concert series will mark its eight season next year - it's first... more »
  • Lawsuit: Transgender inmate raped at New Orleans' new jail

    September 21, 2016 3:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal lawsuit says a transgender inmate was raped after being locked up with a male prisoner last year in the newly opened New Orleans jail. The lawsuit says the victim is a transgender woman arrested last September for failing to appear in court on a disturbing... more »
  • Allegiant to add flight between Cleveland and New Orleans

    September 21, 2016 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Allegiant Air will add a new year-round nonstop service from Cleveland to New Orleans early next year. The airline said in a news release Wednesday the flight is the fifth new route Allegiant has announced at Louis Armstrong International Airport this year. The Las Vegas-based airline will... more »
  • Trial in shooting death of retired Saints player delayed

    September 15, 2016 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial date has been pushed back for the suspect in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Jury selection for the second-degree murder trial of Cardell Hayes is now set for Dec. 1, with opening statements scheduled for Dec. 5. The trial... more »
  • New Orleans Police investigate body found in burning car

    September 15, 2016 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a body found in a burning car. Local media reports Thursday that firefighters were putting out a fire in a burning car when they found the body of an unidentified man inside. Authorities later determined that it was a homicide and are... more »
  • 'Trombone Shorty,' 4 others receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

    September 14, 2016 12:49 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A musician known for his work to preserve the musical heritage of New Orleans and a civil rights attorney who has written about the mass incarceration of blacks in America are among five people being honored by the Heinz Family Foundation. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Ohio attorney Michelle... more »
  • Carr, Raiders rally to beat Saints 35-34

    September 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oakland gambled with a 2-point conversion that Derek Carr converted with a pass to Michael Crabtree for the winning points with 47 seconds left to help the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 on Sunday. Carr hit Seth Roberts for a 10-yard touchdown setting up the... more »
  • Tulane tallies 7 rushing TDs, squashes Southern 66-21

    September 10, 2016 9:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dontrell Hilliard scored three rushing touchdowns, Josh Rounds and Lazedrick Thompson added two each, and Tulane totaled 437 yards on the ground in a 66-21 victory over Southern on Saturday. Hilliard scored twice on short runs within the first five minutes, and Parry Nickerson's 96-yard interception return... more »
  • Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps

    September 8, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina exposed huge gaps in the disaster response plans of Louisiana and the nation. Lessons learned from that 2005 monster storm formed the backbone of state and federal reaction as flooding ravaged 20 Louisiana parishes last month. The response in the immediate aftermath... more »
  • PJ's Coffee expands internationally into Vietnam

    September 7, 2016 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is going international. The company announced Wednesday the opening of its first shop in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in the Vincom B Center Shopping Mall. Ballard Brands LLC, PJ's parent company, appointed TRG International - represented by Rick Yvanovich - as Vietnam's... more »
  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday taking leave for wife's brain surgery

    September 4, 2016 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday will be taking indefinite leave to care for his wife, former U.S. women's national soccer team member Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant and needs brain surgery. "We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and... more »
  • Barth, McCain among final Saints cuts; Hoomanawanui on IR

    September 3, 2016 8:53 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints placed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui on injured reserve and cut 21 players - including recently acquired offensive lineman Khalif Barnes and defensive end Chris McCain - to trim their roster to the regular-season maximum of 53. One of the moves made by Saturday's deadline... more »
  • 11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina

    August 29, 2016 9:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans. On Monday, officials marked the occasion with wreath-laying ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives to the flooding and celebrations to commemorate those who survived. Mayor Mitch... more »
  • Plane on tour when it crashed in Lake Pontchartrain

    August 29, 2016 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane that crashed in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans had been chartered by a couple taking an aerial tour of the city. A woman survived Friday night's crash but two men remained unaccounted for Monday. The plane crashed as it neared... more »
  • Federal agencies won't block removal of New Orleans monument

    August 27, 2016 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two federal agencies say they won't try to block the city of New Orleans' attempt to remove a monument to an 1874 revolt against Louisiana's federally-backed post-Civil War government. In court papers filed Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Advisory Council on... more »
  • Roethlisberger sharp, Steelers top Saints 27-14

    August 26, 2016 11:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Ben Roethlisberger torched New Orleans' defense for 148 yards and two touchdown passes on his first two series of this preseason, then got the rest of the game off while the Steelers rolled to a 27-14 victory over the Saints on Friday night. Roethlisberger, who sat out of... more »
  • New Orleans officer dies in traffic accident

    August 26, 2016 1:08 PM

    MARRERO - New Orleans police have identified an off-duty officer who died in a Jefferson Parish traffic accident. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble identified the officer as 45-year-old Tony Mitchell, a 19-year veteran of the department. Gamble says Chief Michael Harrison notified Mitchell's family. Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich (sih-TAN'-u-vich)... more »
  • Housing aid theft: probation for bounce artist Big Freedia

    August 25, 2016 5:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Bounce entertainer Big Freedia has been sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk imposed the sentence Thursday. The 38-year-old artist pleaded guilty in March to the theft of federal Section... more »
  • Man killed, trooper wounded in New Orleans shooting

    August 21, 2016 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are searching for two suspects after two separate officer involved shootings ended in one man dead and a Louisiana State Trooper shot in his arm. According to a WWLTV report, the incidents happened Sunday evening near the intersection of Law and New Orleans streets. ... more »
  • Appraisal firm sets value of former Six Flags theme park

    August 10, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Industrial Development Board has released the findings of the appraisal group selected to value the shuttered Six Flags park. Local media outlets reports the McEnery Company of New Orleans submitted its findings to the board on Aug. 4 and fixed the value of the... more »
  • New Orleans-flavored funeral for jazz musician Pete Fountain

    August 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Famed jazz musician Pete Fountain, who died Saturday, will get a New Orleans-flavored send-off during funeral services next week. Fountain's son-in-law and manager Benny Harrell said services will be held Aug. 17 at the city's St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. Harrell said the service will... more »
  • Police: 2 young teens get semiautomatic pistols in holdup

    August 7, 2016 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say two boys held up a man and woman and made off with backpacks holding a pair of semi-automatic pistols. A preliminary report released Sunday says the man and woman, both 21, picked up the boys, who had asked for a ride. The report... more »
  • In bizarre, embarrassing moment, Pete Fountain's group was once kicked out of BR Play Video

    August 6, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As South Louisiana remembers and celebrates the life of legendary musician Pete Fountain Saturday, it brings up an embarrassing moment from the first time Fountain's Half-Fast Walking Club appeared in Baton Rouge. Club members were escorted out of a parade through downtown Baton Rouge in February... more »
  • La. music legend Pete Fountain has died

    August 6, 2016 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana music legend Pete Fountain has died, WWL TV reported early Saturday. Fountain, a clarinetist, is known for his Half-Fast Walking Club, a musical troop that marches in Mardi Gras parades. Even in his 80's, Fountain joined his group this past Mardi Gras. Fountain, who... more »
  • Cleanup underway in New Orleans after tornado causes damage

    August 5, 2016 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cleanup is underway after a tornado and high winds caused damage in several New Orleans neighborhoods. City crews were out early Friday morning removing debris from streets and sidewalks. National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin Phillips says an EF0 tornado packing 80 mph winds cut a ½-mile path... more »
  • 2 dead, 4 injured in 4 overnight shootings in New Orleans

    August 4, 2016 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating four separate shootings that happened overnight in the New Orleans area, leaving two men dead and another four injured. WWL-TV reports officers responded to a call at the corner of Frenchman and Sere streets at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the victims... more »
  • Pikachu statue erected in New Orleans park

    August 1, 2016 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A Pikachu statue mysteriously appeared in a fountain in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. The statue comes in the midst of the Pokemon Go game craze in the past few weeks. The statue was erected sometime Sunday morning and was made to look like... more »
  • NOLA doc threatens cops, references BR shooting

    July 26, 2016 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A suburban doctor was charged with making heinous threats toward law enforcement officers and the medical board. Authorities said Dr. Shannon Ceasar, 43, referenced the recent shooting deaths of three officers, saying, "What I’ll do is make Baton Rouge look like a {expletive deleted} kindergarten." Ceasar... more »
  • $50K unclaimed Powerball prize expires next month

    July 25, 2016 5:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a lottery ticket worth $50,000 was sold in the New Orleans area earlier this year, and the lucky individual has until August 25 to step forward and claim the prize. The winning ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers drawn and the... more »
  • Judge won't kick DA off ex-Saints player case

    July 22, 2016 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has refused to remove the New Orleans district attorney's office from the prosecution of a man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith. State Judge Camille Buras on Friday rejected arguments that District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's... more »
  • Defense wants prosecutors off Will Smith shooting case

    July 20, 2016 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether the local district attorney's office should be barred from prosecuting the suspect in the shooting death of retired Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes is charged with second-degree murder in the case. Defense attorney John... more »
  • Police: Woman tries to hit deputy with truck, shot in wrists

    July 15, 2016 11:13 AM

    KENNER - Sheriff's deputies say a New Orleans woman who tried to hit a deputy with her vehicle, was shot by the officer and wounded. A sheriff's statement said 40-year-old Melissa Belanger was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and will be charged with attempted murder. The statement said a deputy spotted... more »
  • 2 arrested on sex trafficking charges in New Orleans

    July 13, 2016 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities say a man and woman have been arrested on sex trafficking charges after discovering two 16-year-old girls and a newborn boy at a hotel. Police say 36-year-old Pierre Smith, of Jackson, Mississippi, and 38-year-old Angela Cagnolatti, of New Orleans, were arrested Monday on charges... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish

    July 11, 2016 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish from a CVS drug store - in one day. Authorities say in a news release that Raushawn Ford was arrested Monday and held without bond on charges of theft and possessing... more »
  • Judge: Big Freedia must live in halfway house, drug-tested

    July 7, 2016 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled bounce musician Big Freedia must live in a halfway house and submit to substance abuse testing after repeatedly testing positive for illegal drugs. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk determined after a hearing Wednesday that the entertainer, born Freddie Ross Jr., ran afoul... more »
  • More than 450K show for annual Essence Festival

    July 5, 2016 5:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 450,000 people showed up for this year's Essence Festival, held over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans. The annual four-day cultural celebration featured more than 100 performers and more than 100 speakers, including first-time appearances by Oprah Winfrey, singer Mariah Carey, producer/rapper... more »
  • Inmate on roof of building behind New Orleans courthouse

    July 5, 2016 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Orleans Parish inmate apparently briefly escaped custody and made his way to the roof of a building behind the New Orleans Criminal Court Building before being recaptured. Television pictures from the scene Tuesday morning showed the inmate perched on a ledge, with his orange jail... more »
  • Tributes pour out to Prince at Essence Fest

    July 2, 2016 11:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tributes to music star Prince are pouring out at the annual Essence Festival. On Saturday, ballet dancer Misty Copeland talked about how Prince inspired her. Copeland is the first African- American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. During a talk with journalist... more »
  • Landry announces plan to bolster Quarter patrols

    July 2, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorney General Jeff Landry says law enforcement agents from his office will join others from the New Orleans area to help patrol New Orleans' French Quarter during times when tourist traffic is high. Landry said Friday that 50 two-person teams, including personnel from the St. Bernard Parish... more »
  • Police: Man fleeing from traffic stop wounded in shootout

    July 1, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say a man fleeing from a traffic stop is being treated for wounds after a shootout with troopers. The man's name and his condition have not been released. Trooper Melissa Matey says a passenger jumped from a pickup stopped for a traffic violation late... more »
  • Oprah Winfrey added to list of speakers at Essence Festival in New Orleans

    June 30, 2016 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Oprah Winfrey has been added to the list of speakers for the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans for the first time in the event's history. Winfrey is scheduled to speak at the Essence Empowerment Experience Stage at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday at... more »
  • Raising Cane's shift manager stabbed, killed during armed robbery

    June 29, 2016 9:17 AM

    KENNER - Kenner Police said a woman was fatally stabbed multiple times during an armed robbery carried out by a former store employee at a Raising Cane's in Kenner. WWL-TV said the robbery happened just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Raising Cane's located at 3344 Williams Boulevard.... more »
  • New Orleans eyes cutting back on Bourbon Street strip clubs

    June 28, 2016 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A city commission is weighing whether to rein in the number of strip clubs on Bourbon Street and the surrounding French Quarter, both to curb crime and tame one of America's most popular, and wild, entertainment districts. On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission may recommend limiting the... more »
  • Louisiana judge to stop jailing defendants over fees

    June 28, 2016 12:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana judge and a civil rights group that accused him of running a debtors prison have reached a temporary agreement under which the judge will stop jailing defendants for nonpayment of fees and stop assessing certain costs on defendants. The news came during a joint motion filed... more »
  • First dolphin rescued and released near Grand Isle thriving in the wild Play Video

    June 27, 2016 10:48 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Coastal Wildlife Network leaders say the first dolphin to be rescued, rehabilitated and released off the coast of Louisiana is doing well in the wild. Post-release monitoring included satellite tag data along with visual observations conducted by staff over the six weeks following the 6.5-foot-long juvenile... more »
  • Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft

    June 24, 2016 12:03 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Hield, who averaged 25 points per game while leading the Sooners to the Final Four last season, was named an AP All-American and won the prestigious Wooden Award... more »
  • Gay pride security: Local says, 'New Orleans is a safe city'

    June 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A band at New Orleans Pridefest 2016 played the Mardi Gras Indian song "Iko Iko" with a gay pride twist, singing, "We won't run and we won't hide ... Gonna fill this world with love and pride." About 100 people listened, danced and took selfies behind a... more »
  • Celebration and sadness mark New Orleans gay pride weekend

    June 18, 2016 9:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sadness over the massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando is tempering a weekend of gay pride festivities in New Orleans. Outside one Bourbon Street nightclub hangs a poster with pictures of the victims. Still the mood is largely upbeat in the French Quarter.... more »
  • University of New Orleans touts economic impact

    June 18, 2016 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At a time when state government budget problems make future funding for college campuses uncertain, the University of New Orleans is making the case for its importance to the New Orleans area economy. The university has released an analysis by its Division of Business and Economic Research... more »
  • Benson properties 'business as usual' after settlement

    June 17, 2016 3:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A spokesperson for Tom Benson said Friday that the New Orleans Saints owner’s properties will remain “business as usual” after a settlement was reached between Benson and trustees. The spokesperson for Benson said the terms of the settlement will remain confidential, but both the National Football... more »
  • 'Master Chef Junior Edition' seeking contestants

    June 17, 2016 11:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The "Master Chef Junior Edition" is looking for contestants. The show's casting team will be holding an open casting call for Season 6 on Saturday, June 25, in New Orleans. The Daily Star (http://bit.ly/1UyePae ) reports casting Associate Producer Jessie Luczynski said they're looking for home cooks... more »
  • Popular ex-Saint McAllister joining game radio broadcasts

    June 16, 2016 12:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints star running back Deuce McAllister is joining the radio broadcast for Saints games. McAllister, whose appointment was announced by WWL radio on Wednesday, will serve as a color announcer alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Henderson. McAllister, who remains the Saints' all-time leading rusher more... more »
  • Canal Street sinkhole in New Orleans fixed, street to re-open Tuesday

    June 14, 2016 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Lanes of Canal Street in downtown New Orleans are set to reopen Tuesday afternoon following the repair of a sinkhole that formed in April. A major sinkhole formed near the foot of Canal Street between Harrah's casino and Canal Place shopping center. The sinkhole formed on April... more »
  • 2 from La. inside nightclub during mass shooting; 1 survived

    June 13, 2016 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Family members of a man from Louisiana inside Pulse nightclub learned Monday he had survived the shooting but was severely injured. Leonel Melendez is in a coma after being shot in the leg and head. Melendez lists the New Orleans area as his hometown on Facebook... more »
  • 3 sentenced in New Orleans sex-trafficking case

    June 9, 2016 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities have announced three sentences handed down in an ongoing sex-trafficking case centered on a New Orleans motel. Three Tennessee men were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms ranging from eight to nearly 21 years. The case dealt with prostitution at the Riviera Motel in New Orleans.... more »
  • I-10 buckled Wednesday

    June 8, 2016 7:37 PM

    METAIRIE - Two westbound lanes of I-10 closed Wednesday due to pavement buckling. State Police advised motorists via Facebook of the lane closures in Jefferson Parish at Power Boulevard. Troopers said the buckling closed left and center lanes of the Interstate in an area about ten miles west of... more »
  • Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria while fishing near Grand Isle

    June 7, 2016 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman has contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle. WDSU-TV reported Kelly Blomberg contracted v ibrio vulnificus when she was surf fishing off of the beach last month. Blomberg said she was walking in the water.... more »
  • New Orleans WWII museum plans events for D-Day anniversary

    June 5, 2016 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is planning a slate of events to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. June 6 will also mark the 16th anniversary of the museum that is considered one of the city's top tourist attractions. For... more »
  • New Orleans police officer injured in traffic accident

    June 5, 2016 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident. Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was... more »
  • Saints Hall of Famer Henry Childs dies at 65

    June 4, 2016 11:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL tight end Henry Childs, a Pro Bowl player with the New Orleans Saints who also had stints with Atlanta, the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay, has died at age 65. Saints officials say Childs died in his native Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday. Saints... more »
  • Will Smith shooting suspect told off-duty cop he was armed

    June 3, 2016 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 911 recording played in court captures the suspect in the shooting of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith stating that he was carrying his weapon and Smith was unarmed when they got out of their cars to argue over a collision. The recording includes... more »
  • NOPD: 12 armed robberies and carjackings overnight Saturday

    May 29, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- A dozen armed robberies and carjackings were reported across the city in a 24-hour span between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to New Orleans police. That was the largest number of armed robberies and carjackings police have responded to in a day since Jan. 2,... more »
  • Police: Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas

    May 28, 2016 3:42 PM

    DALLAS –New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot on his daughter's first birthday after he mistakenly went to the wrong apartment in Dallas. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to trafficking heroin on Megabus line

    May 26, 2016 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man pleaded guilty Thursday to trafficking heroin on a Megabus bound from Houston to New Orleans. 32-year-old Thomas Gordon was one of eight defendants charged in an indictment on 21 narcotics-related charges in September 2015. WWL-TV reports the charges resulted from FBI investigation into... more »
  • Body of man reported missing found with gunshot wounds

    May 26, 2016 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating after they say the body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in New Orleans. The city's police department said in a news release that the man has been identified as 24-year-old Sean Johnson. Johnson's body was found on Wednesday night near... more »
  • Hearing begins on future of New Orleans jail

    May 25, 2016 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A court-appointed prison monitor says staffers at the New Orleans jail that opened last September "just have no clue" of how to run it. Susan McCampbell's remarks came on opening day of a federal court hearing on whether an independent third party should be placed in... more »
  • New Orleans loses to Atlanta in bid for 2019 Super Bowl

    May 24, 2016 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2019 Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta after the city beat New Orleans in a majority vote on Tuesday. New Orleans made it to the fourth round before losing to Atlanta, who will host the Feb. 3, 2019 Super Bowl LIII in a new... more »
  • Audubon Zoo, Aquarium to celebrate World Otter Day

    May 24, 2016 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are set to celebrate World Otter Day on Wednesday, and you otter be there. The Zoo and Aquarium will host feed and chats as they offer visitors lessons on how they can help protect the playful and completely... more »
  • New Orleans delays bid process for Confederate monument removal

    May 23, 2016 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans has cancelled the start of the monument relocation bid process that was scheduled Monday as the matter continues to be stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. WWL-TV reports the decision to remove four monuments that celebrate Confederate era figures... more »
  • Attorney: Driver of Lamborghini in fatal crash to face charges

    May 17, 2016 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for a man who crashed a Lamborghini into a flood wall on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans, killing a passenger in the process, has surrendered himself to police, according to his attorney. Jason Adams, a real estate broker and investor, will now face a... more »
  • Attorney general questioned as 'sanctuary city' bill delayed

    May 17, 2016 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee has postponed a vote on a bid to penalize jurisdictions that don't align with federal immigration law, after some senators questioned whether the proposal gives the attorney general too much power. Attorney General Jeff Landry testified in favor of the House-approved bill that... more »
  • Take a 360-degree tour of the Canal Street sinkhole

    May 13, 2016 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thanks to some nifty tech you can now get a 360-degree view of the inside of the Crescent City's now infamous Canal Street sinkhole. Thanks to a special 360-degree camera produced by Ricoh, you can experience the sinkhole like you're really there! Check out the spherical... more »
  • NOPD finds child after missing for a week

    May 13, 2016 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans have located an 11-year-old girl that has been missing for a week. 11-year-old Anign Jordan was found Friday, May 13 in Eastern New Orleans in good health after she was last seen on May 5. She was at Akili Academy of New... more »
  • Oyster fisherman overjoyed when stolen boat is found

    May 13, 2016 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly a week after it was reported stolen from New Orleans East, a man is overjoyed to have his custom oyster boat back at his home. The owner of the 37 foot long, brand new steel boat, Paul McIntyre, says he owes the power of prayer... more »
  • New Orleans plastic surgeon indicted on forcible rape charge

    May 13, 2016 9:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A well-known New Orleans plastic surgeon is facing charges of forcible rape and voyeurism. A judge on Thursday set Dr. Alireza Sadeghi's bail at $2 million and issued a protective order barring him from going near the alleged victim or her children after a grand jury indicted... more »
  • Funds being raised to find Tulane graduate's killer

    May 11, 2016 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Friends and family of a Tulane graduate that was killed in New Orleans over the weekend are now raising funds to help find the killer responsible. Thomas Rolfes, 25, was found shot to death Saturday morning near Amelia Street in New Orleans after being robbed. He and his... more »
  • Fate of abandoned Six Flags amusement park delayed

    May 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest effort to redevelop the site of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in eastern New Orleans has hit a snag. Several local news outlets report the Industrial Development Board, a public corporation that manages the property, decided Tuesday against selecting an outside firm to appraise... more »
  • Man accused of French Quarter stabbing

    May 8, 2016 11:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 50-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend in the French Quarter tourist district and stabbing one of several men who tried to make him stop. Spokesman Aaron Looney says Everett Williams and the man he allegedly stabbed were taken to hospitals... more »
  • Seeking sanctuary status to protect a neighborhood peacock

    May 7, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans City Council member says she wants to have a neighborhood added to the list of the city's bird sanctuaries to protect a popular peacock. Nobody knows where "Mr. P" the peacock came from. He's irritated some in New Orleans' West Carrollton area by pecking... more »
  • Ex-officer friend of Will Smith gives DNA sample to investigators

    May 6, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - There are new developments in the investigation into the shooting death of former New Orleans Saint player Will Smith. WWL-TV reports retired New Orleans Police Captain Billy Ceravolo, who had dinner with Smith and others on the night he died, has turned over DNA samples to... more »
  • NOPD, Tulane campus police investigate serial 'flasher'

    May 6, 2016 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The News Orleans and Tulane University police departments are on the lookout for a man accused of exposing himself several times Thursday night in locations in and around the Tulane and Loyola campuses. WDSU-TV reports a woman contacted campus police to say she was walking toward... more »
  • Louisiana flooding sends caskets far and wide

    May 6, 2016 9:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Widespread flooding not only disrupts the living but sometimes also creates havoc for the dead. That's what happened in southwest Louisiana's Calcasieu Parish when an overflowing Sabine River - helped by days of heavy rain - recently pushed water inland about four miles, disturbing graves buried in... more »
  • FBI arrests man on child porn charges

    May 5, 2016 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI in New Orleans arrested a Harvey man Thursday and charged him with 19 counts of child porn possession. Dylan Sarkozy, 20, was taken into custody by the Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force (VHAC/HT TF) following what's described as a "lengthy" investigation. ... more »
  • Beyonce adds New Orleans date to Formation tour

    May 5, 2016 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Beyonce has added a stop to the New Orleans Superdome for her Formation World Tour. The concert will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. BeyHive Presale starts May 5 at 10 a.m. until May 6 at 5 p.m. VIP Packages Presale starts May 5 at... more »
  • 2 men robbed at gunpoint over 35 cents

    May 4, 2016 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the bandit walked away with 35 cents. The robbery happened early Wednesday morning in the city's Carrollton area. Police said in a news release a 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were robbed... more »
  • 2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend

    May 4, 2016 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total. Organizers say in a news release that approximately 425,000 people passed through the gates during the festival, which runs over two weekends. In... more »

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