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  • Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    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 »
  • Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    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 »
  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    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 »
  • Man charged with 40 counts of child porn

    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 »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

    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 »
  • School workers fired after Katrina return to court

    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 »
  • Man wanted for stealing 30 air fresheners

    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 »
  • Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze late Monday night

    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 »
  • Trail Blazers rally for 102-93 win over Pelicans

    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 »
  • Bengals topple Saints 27-10

    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 »
  • Building collapse in French Quarter frays nerves

    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 »
  • Shooter claims he killed man for trying to steal his bike

    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 »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

    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 »
  • Report: NOPD poorly investigated sex crimes

    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 »
  • Fundraising for fire victims as school reopens

    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 »
  • Tobacco danger report 75th anniversary conference

    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 »
  • Local woman seeks to return WWII heirloom Play Video

    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 »
  • Celebrating Veterans Day, new exhibits at the WWII Museum Play Video

    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 »
  • House fire kills two adults, three kids in New Orleans Play Video

    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 »
  • 49ers beat Saints in OT thriller 27-24

    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 »
  • Saints trail 49ers 21-17

    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 »
  • Suspect, 26, convicted in 2010 triple slaying

    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 »
  • Feds probe fires at political operative's home

    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 »
  • Body found in New Orleans canal

    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 »
  • New Orleans police officer faces theft charge

    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 »
  • 14 year-old girl shoots mom in New Orleans

    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 »
  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 93-81

    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 »
  • Police: Woman from Hammond killed in Tangi then burned in Orleans

    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 »
  • Extra trooper patrols in French Quarter end Play Video

    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 »
  • Saints take lead in NFC South with 28-10 win over Panthers

    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 »
  • Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    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 »
  • New and improved Smoothie King Center unveiled Play Video

    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 »
  • Davis power Pelicans past Magic, 101-84 in season opener

    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 »
  • Pelicans starters see action in win over Mavs

    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 »
  • La. DHH monitoring N.O. area man for Ebola signs

    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 »
  • 4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    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 »
  • French Quarter home collapses

    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 »
  • Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    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 »
  • Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama

    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 »
  • After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday Play Video

    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 »
  • Bullied student scalded in hot water attack

    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 »
  • Ingram eager to return to Saints No. 2 offense

    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 »
  • New Orleans traffic court accountant convicted

    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 »
  • Saints' Robinson adjusting to NFL success

    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 »
  • Flight diverted over threat, woman hospitalized

    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 »
  • Police: 3 siblings dead in double murder-suicide

    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 »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    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 »
  • Nearly 4K may get damages in Chinese drywall suit

    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 »
  • Saints defeat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT

    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 »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - 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... more »
  • Storms knock out power, take down trees in South

    October 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines, closed schools and caused scattered power outages across several Southern states, but few injuries have been reported. Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained... more »
  • Tanker explodes at gas station, driver killed

    October 3, 2014 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a tank truck driver died after his rig struck an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street, hit a convenience store's sign and exploded. The accident happened early Friday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood. Authorities say the truck's cab caught... more »
  • Teens accused of killing delivery driver charged as adults

    September 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court. WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
  • Coyotes upset New Orleans neighborhoods

    September 29, 2014 3:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - People living near New Orleans' lakefront and City Park are upset by coyotes. One school held recess indoors one day last week because a coyote had been seen. Jan Daniel Lancaster, superintendent of Catholic schools, says administrators at St. Piux X school also asked parents whose children... more »
  • Man's body found in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

    September 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a man was shot to death Saturday night in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. Investigators say the 26-year-old man was found at the intersection of North Villere and Egania streets at about 6:30 p.m. His identity has not been released. Police say the victim was... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
  • Study commission looking at La. death penalty

    September 24, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is trying to determine how much Louisiana's agencies spend on the death penalty. Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat, is leading a new study commission looking at capital punishment. Its first meeting was Wednesday. Morrell says he's looking for ways to streamline the... more »
  • Saints taking critical look at first win

    September 22, 2014 5:56 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints are taking a critical look at their first victory of the season. While they're relieved they've finally won after a pair of close loses to open the season, they're not entirely happy with how they played in their home opener against Minnesota. New Orleans,... more »
  • Pizza delivery driver killed in New Orleans

    September 22, 2014 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old pizza delivery driver. Police were called to investigate a man down in the middle of the street early Monday morning. When officers arrived, police said in a new release they found the unresponsive victim suffering from... more »
  • Saints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings

    September 21, 2014 3:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... more »
  • Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

    September 18, 2014 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix, tested positive Wednesday... more »
  • Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    September 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... more »
  • Browns beat Saints 26-24 on last-second kick

    September 14, 2014 5:02 PM

    CLEVELAND - Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff's kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL... more »
  • Police: Suspect arrested after New Orleans officer shot

    September 14, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one of their own was shot early Sunday morning and a suspect has been arrested. News 2's sister station reports the officer is Jonathan Smith, 44. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Police say Smith was... more »
  • Texas asks NO court to allow closure of most clinics

    September 12, 2014 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state of Texas has asked a federal appeals court for an order that would let the state close 13 of 20 abortion clinics operating there. Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell on Friday asked a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New... more »
  • Abortion rights protesters assemble outside court

    September 12, 2014 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Abortion rights demonstrators assembled outside the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans before of the start of a second hearing about the Texas law restricting abortions. Bill Lambert of Houston, one of the Texas demonstrators, was making signs. One read, "Rural Texas Women Need... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in New Orleans crash

    September 11, 2014 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 56-year-old motorcyclist dead when his bike crashed in to the rear of a moving van. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the high-rise bridge. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the... more »
  • Nagin witness gets 1 year, 1 day

    September 10, 2014 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman who pleaded guilty in a New Orleans City Hall corruption case and provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan imposed the sentence Wednesday on Rodney Williams. Williams... more »
  • Saints aim to correct fundamental errors

    September 8, 2014 5:50 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he and his teammates have to get back to the lessons they learned in Pop Warner football. The Saints say poor fundamentals, mainly in the area of tackling, were costly in their 37-34 overtime loss at Atlanta to open the regular season. Before... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison Play Video

    September 8, 2014 3:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he... more »
  • New Orleans mayor to announce new jobs plan

    September 8, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates, as well... more »
  • Lake search suspended after report of downed plane

    September 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard in New Orleans says it has suspended a search of Lake Pontchartrain that was begun after authorities received a call about a possible small plane crash in the water near the city of Mandeville. The call was received Saturday night. As of Sunday morning... more »
  • Police probe latest New Orleans gun death

    September 7, 2014 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Officers responding to a call about gunshots fired late Saturday night found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was on Dryades Street in the city's uptown... more »
  • Ex-Nagin official sentenced in bribery scheme

    September 4, 2014 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has given a 2½-year prison sentence to a former deputy mayor whose testimony helped convict former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in a city hall corruption scandal. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon sentenced Greg Meffert Thursday. In a shaky voice, Meffert apologized for the... more »
  • La high court hears fired school workers' case

    September 4, 2014 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court now is set to decide a case involving more than 7,000 employees fired by the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Lower courts have ruled that the employees, including teachers, teacher aides and others, were denied due process and are... more »
  • Uptown 'clothing optional' B&B has new owner

    September 4, 2014 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Uptown New Orleans bed-and-breakfast that bills itself as a "clothing optional guest house" has sold for $817,000. Sellers' agent Ben Jacobson tells New Orleans CityBusiness he doesn't know whether the new owners will keep that option. Buyers' agent Anthony Posey declined comment for the article. The... more »
  • 3 booked in fatal ATV hit-and-run

    September 4, 2014 5:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested three people in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a stolen ATV hit and killed a 37-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Darrin Smith was booked Wednesday with manslaughter in the July 27 death of Daphne Cola. They say 25-year-old Sadie... more »
  • Appeals court says school workers improperly fired

    September 4, 2014 3:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of thousands of New Orleans public school employees who were fired after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lower courts have ruled that the employees were denied due process rights by the New Orleans school board and the... more »

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