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  • Argument forces NOLA-bound plane to delay takeoff from Los Angeles gate

    August 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An unruly passenger caused a jetliner, destined for New Orleans, to delay its takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 1577 to New Orleans was at the gate Tuesday morning when a passenger bumped another woman with her bag. Airport... more »
  • Judge: Durst doesn't get handwriting comparisons

    August 3, 2015 7:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans says prosecutors don't have to give real estate heir Robert Durst a series of six handwriting comparisons involved in the California murder case against him. Durst's lawyers say they need the analyses to fight his arrest, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan... more »
  • Man stabbed in New Orleans for denying drug purchase

    August 2, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man was stabbed after rejecting an offer to sell him drugs in one of the city's top tourist areas. Officer Juan Barnes Sr. says the victim told investigators that two men asked if he wanted to buy drugs, then argued and... more »
  • Search underway for missing swimmer in Mississippi River

    July 29, 2015 8:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Tuesday night. Port of New Orleans official Matt Gresham says authorities from multiple agencies, including New Orleans police and fire, the Coast Guard and Emergency Medical Services were searching by... more »
  • Sanders visits Louisiana, talks civil rights, gun control

    July 26, 2015 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A rally in a new Orleans suburb is set to cap a weekend of campaigning in Louisiana for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. Sunday evening's rally in Kenner comes after Saturday appearances in Baton Rouge, where he addressed a meeting... more »
  • Officers memorial vandalized in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers was vandalized some time after an officer's funeral this weekend. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial group said the torch at the memorial at Lakelawn Cemetery was knocked off its pedastel. The 70-pound torch resisted being... more »
  • Boil advisory canceled in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans city officials say a boil-water advisory that covered most of the city has been canceled. The advisory had been issued Friday for all parts of New Orleans on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. Officials said the advisory had been issued out... more »
  • New Orleans police: Suspect shot by officer dies

    July 25, 2015 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans said Saturday that one of their officers shot and killed a suspect who was ramming his car into other cars and homes. Police reported the shooting around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and announced a half-hour later that the suspect had died at the scene.... more »
  • Most of New Orleans told boil water before drinking, bathing

    July 24, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has told most city residents to boil tapwater before using it. The board says the advisory is a precaution because power surges at the main water plant cut water pressure for a brief period early Thursday, dropping... more »
  • Harrah's Casino blames smoking ban for 2nd drop in monthly take

    July 24, 2015 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Revenue dropped 30 percent in June at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino. It was the second consecutive monthly drop. The facility's top executive is putting most of the blame on the city's indoor smoking ban. Dan Real, general manager of Harrah's New Orleans, asked the state Gaming... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • Teen killed, 4-year-old shot in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a teen died and a four-year-old was hurt in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans. Officer Frank Robertson with NOPD said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Boeing Street. Robertson said both victims were... more »
  • Police arrest suspect in death of woman found in burning car

    July 21, 2015 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 30-year-old man has been arrested, accused of killing a woman found shot to death last month inside the trunk of a burned-out car abandoned in eastern New Orleans. Police say Thayon Samson, of New Orleans, was booked Monday with second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old... more »
  • New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The police chief in New Orleans says he's increasing overtime available to officers as the city grapples with violent crime. Chief Michael Harrison also noted Tuesday that 27 new recruits soon will complete field training. And he said joint efforts with federal and state agencies to fight... more »
  • Mother found near bus station holding dead 2-year-old girl

    July 21, 2015 1:50 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a young mother who arrived in Atlanta on a bus with her 2-year-old daughter was found weeping near the bus station, holding her toddler who was later pronounced dead. Authorities say the child and her 19-year-old mother were traveling from Greenville, South Carolina, to New Orleans,... more »
  • 2 injured in double shooting near Canal Street

    July 20, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An early afternoon shooting involving an AK-47 assault rifle injured two men near Canal Street in New Orleans Monday. A Tulane doctor who was driving the area was also injured when his car was slammed into by a vehicle driven by one of the fleeing suspects.... more »
  • Man killed after hitting shopping cart

    July 19, 2015 12:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 41-year-old man died when his motorcycle hit a shopping cart on a six-lane highway and he was thrown from the motorcycle. Officer Garry Flot says the New Orleans man was riding north about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on South Carrollton Avenue near a... more »
  • 13-year-old accused of rape

    July 17, 2015 8:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A 13-year-old boy was arrested for raping an 8 year-old in New Orleans East by luring her into an ally. Police say she was outside an apartment complex a week ago when the boy got her to go into the ally and he sexually assaulted her. ... more »
  • Machete-wielding man stabs store clerk over case of beer

    July 17, 2015 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A convenience store clerk was slashed with a machete by a man who tried to buy beer early Thursday, according to New Orleans Police. 48-year-old Willie Carruth was arrested a short time later, machete still in on his person and was taken into custody after what... more »
  • NOLA City Park tree sitter pleads guilty; gets community service

    July 16, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A nature activist who sat in a cypress tree for 12 days in an ill-fated protest to stop construction of a new golf course on a wild chunk of New Orleans' City Park has pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. He was ordered to do... more »
  • Shots fired in New Orleans Walmart parking lot, no injuries reported

    July 14, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three shots were fired by an Orleans Parish deputy as he was in pursuit of a shoplifter at a Walmart in Algiers Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff's office says the incident happened in the 4000 block of Behrman place before 3 p.m. when a deputy working detail... more »
  • Camellia Grill to keep its name

    July 12, 2015 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says the current owner of the Camellia Grill restaurant is the rightful possessor of the popular New Orleans' eatery's name. The judge denied claims from the restaurant's former owner that the name and other trademarks were not transferred in a sale nearly nine years... more »
  • 'Callin' Baton Rouge' is Garth's favorite, too check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 11:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Garth Brooks may be playing in New Orleans, but Baton Rouge is the Louisiana city close to his heart. He's in Louisiana this weekend for the first time in about two decades. His first of four sold-out shows with wife, Trisha Yearwood, played out Friday night in... more »
  • New Orleans accepts $45M from BP in oil spill settlement

    July 10, 2015 8:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city of New Orleans has accepted $45 million from BP to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office announced in a news release Thursday the money will be used for "resilience initiatives, including water management... more »
  • Smoothie King to expand into Middle East

    July 10, 2015 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai. The company announced Thursday that the expansion will happen through its partnership with Al Ghurair Retail, whose commercial reach spans more than 20 countries. Al Ghurair plans on opening 45 Smoothie King locations over... more »
  • New Orleans mayor: move 4 Confederate monuments

    July 9, 2015 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu is asking the New Orleans City Council to move four Confederate monuments and possibly replace them with symbols of the city's "culture, unity, hope and future." They include an obelisk known locally as the white supremacy monument. It originally commemorated members of the White... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 23-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder following a shooting in the French Quarter. In a news release, police say detectives learned during their investigation that the unidentified victim and a 30-year-old friend were allegedly attempting to purchase drugs early Thursday morning from... more »
  • Dinner Lab and Slow Food Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based company that does pop-up dinners in various cities across the country. They feature up-and-coming chefs with unique ingredients prepared in a unique way. The company keeps the restaurant location a surprise until the night before the dinners to give the events... more »
  • Man dies in French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a man has died following a shooting in the French Quarter. The shooting happened early Thursday morning in the 900 block of St. Ann Street. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of his family. Police said in a news release the man... more »
  • New program aims to provide jobs for homeless, ex-convicts

    July 9, 2015 7:51 AM

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

    July 6, 2015 11:17 PM

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

    July 6, 2015 5:37 PM

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

    July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

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

    July 3, 2015 6:33 PM

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

    July 3, 2015 3:39 PM

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

    July 2, 2015 11:44 AM

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

    July 1, 2015 2:33 PM

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

    July 1, 2015 10:42 AM

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

    June 30, 2015 8:02 AM

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

    June 29, 2015 3:06 PM

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

    June 29, 2015 8:13 AM

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

    June 25, 2015 1:46 PM

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

    June 25, 2015 7:58 AM

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

    June 24, 2015 3:48 PM

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

    June 24, 2015 8:37 AM

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

    June 19, 2015 9:56 PM

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

    June 19, 2015 6:20 PM

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

    June 19, 2015 11:21 AM

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

    June 15, 2015 12:20 PM

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

    June 15, 2015 7:57 AM

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

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

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

    June 10, 2015 12:06 PM

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

    June 9, 2015 9:22 PM

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

    June 8, 2015 3:46 PM

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

    June 3, 2015 8:47 AM

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

    June 3, 2015 7:48 AM

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

    June 1, 2015 3:06 PM

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

    June 1, 2015 4:59 AM

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

    June 1, 2015 4:09 AM

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

    May 29, 2015 7:02 PM

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

    May 29, 2015 5:03 PM

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

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

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

    May 29, 2015 4:40 AM

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

    May 26, 2015 3:25 PM

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

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

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

    May 26, 2015 7:18 AM

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

    May 24, 2015 12:33 PM

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

    May 22, 2015 7:01 AM

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

    May 21, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued his own executive order Thursday in response to Governor Bobby Jindal's religious objection order this week. The city said Landrieu's order called on city departments and agencies to comply with existing New Orleans code which prohibited discrimination in employment, housing and public... more »
  • Corps tests hurricane protection system for New Orleans

    May 20, 2015 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans and testing pumps and floodgates built around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago to better protect this low-lying metropolis from flooding. Corps officials said they found a few minor problems... more »
  • Burglars raid salon, steal $30K worth of human hair

    May 19, 2015 4:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Burglars in eastern New Orleans skipped the cash register and made straight for the product in a beauty store caper that netted them $30,000 worth of human hair. Police said thieves knocked out the cinder block wall backing Beauty and Booku sometime between when the business was locked... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in New Orleans collision with pickup truck

    May 18, 2015 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an off-duty officer heading home after a shift Sunday night struck and killed a 70-year-old bicyclist. Police say in a news release that the accident occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. when the bicyclist and a pickup truck collided at an intersection. Police say... more »
  • Texas Southern routs Southern in SWAC baseball tourney final

    May 17, 2015 11:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Texas Southern University won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball title since 2008 with a 10-0 win over Southern University Sunday afternoon at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans. The Tigers (31-17) have now won three titles in the program's history. Southern concluded its season at 20-23... more »
  • Essence Fest's day programs to address nation's civil unrest

    May 16, 2015 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Essence Festival organizers are reminding fans that they're not just coming to New Orleans to party. In response to the civil unrest following police shootings around the country, the 2015 festival has announced a slate of programming and a "Peace, Prayer & Purpose Rally" to bring conversations... more »
  • Entergy plans solar project in eastern New Orleans

    May 14, 2015 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Entergy New Orleans will build its first solar power project in the city, part of its effort to explore the reliability and cost of using sunlight to power local homes and businesses. The pilot project will be in service by late 2016. The company said Wednesday it... more »
  • Missing children, mother found dead in murder-suicide

    May 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said they found two missing New Orleans children and their mother dead in a car Thursday in the Crescent City, shortly after a statewide alert went out declaring the children missing. Investigators told WWL-TV they believe Michelle McCullum, mother of Cylie and Caden, killed her... more »
  • New Orleans to crack down on false burglar alarms

    May 14, 2015 5:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans' police chief and other city officials have announced plans for a crackdown on a problem that wastes police manpower: false burglar alarms. Burglary-in-progress phone calls from residents - or alarms triggered by residents - will continue to get emergency responses. So will alarms in which alarm... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans school official pleads guilty

    May 13, 2015 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans school board member has changed his plea to guilty in a federal bribery case. Ira Thomas pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. The hearing comes more than two months after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET')... more »
  • Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

    May 12, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they were letting go of head coach Monty Williams after five seasons. Williams was made head coach of the Pelicans in June 2010 and had one year left in his current contract. He had a five-season overall record of 172-221... more »
  • 2 years after gunfire, a Mother's Day tradition rolls on

    May 8, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A neighborhood parade club in New Orleans will march again in New Orleans on Mother's Day, undaunted by the memory of a mass shooting that brought a bloody end to their procession two years ago. Nobody was killed that day. But 20 people were injured after two... more »
  • Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

    May 8, 2015 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash. Police say a van was eastbound near an exit early Friday when the driver tried to avoid the alligator. Investigators say a car rear-ended the van. Police say the driver of the car was... more »
  • Maze and Frankie Beverly return for 2015 Essence festival

    May 5, 2015 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After a six-year absence, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly returns to the 2015 Essence Festival and will close out the Friday, July 3, show in the Superdome. Since the Essence Festival launched in 1995, Maze had been the festival's closing act. The group was replaced in 2010 with... more »
  • Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

    May 4, 2015 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools. Slidell-area voters turned down proposals... more »
  • New health clinic to help those affected by oil spill

    May 3, 2015 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A pediatrics clinic and a general care clinic in eastern New Orleans are joining in a new $2.3 million building with a goal of serving communities hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Project coordinator Julie Hoang says many people in the area lost shrimp... more »
  • Jazz Fest unwinds with plenty to hear

    May 3, 2015 12:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is wrapping up its last of seven days of music, food and culture. The festival Sunday features nearly 60 musical acts performing on 10 stages, along with a stage specifically for children's entertainment and another featuring interviews with performers. The... more »
  • Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

    April 30, 2015 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photographs of their beloved departed and dancers carrying... more »
  • Teen accused of cutting ankle monitor arrested after manhunt

    April 30, 2015 4:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A teenager accused of cutting off his ankle monitor who has been on the run for more than 24 hours was arrested in eastern New Orleans. Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the 16-year-old was found and arrested Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans police and the parish sheriff's office had been searching... more »
  • Robbery suspect killed in shootout with New Orleans police

    April 29, 2015 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 21-year-old man died in a shootout with police following the robbery of a Dollar General Store. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the suspect was leaving the store through a back door Tuesday night when police arrived and shots were fired. Harrison says... more »
  • Hearing set in ex-cops' post-Katrina shooting

    April 29, 2015 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to reinstate the convictions of five former New Orleans police officers on civil rights charges stemming from the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians in storm-struck New Orleans in 2005. Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger... more »
  • Tulane baseball wins on walk off home run, tops Southeastern 5-4

    April 28, 2015 11:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jacob Seward broke the Southeastern Louisiana hitting-streak record Tuesday, but it was not enough for the Lions as they fell, 5-4, to Tulane in 10 innings at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. Southeastern (33-13) rallied to tie the game with a pair of runs in the... more »
  • Guilty verdict against 3 in film tax credit scheme

    April 28, 2015 3:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A jury has returned guilty verdicts against three people for their role in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a film tax credit scheme. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite says the jury found 65-year-old Peter M. Hoffman, his estranged wife, 69-year-old Susan Hoffman,... more »
  • New Orleans mayor needles Jindal on religious objection bill

    April 27, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu needled Gov. Bobby Jindal for recently calling opponents of a contentious religious objection bill part of the "radical left." Following a Monday speech in Baton Rouge, the Democratic mayor said Jindal didn't accurately describe corporations that oppose religious objection laws on grounds... more »
  • Made in Louisiana: Grandmother's Buttons check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 9:42 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- For most of us, buttons decorate our shirts and blouses, but for Susan Davis, buttons are her business. 30 years ago, before Davis' button empire was established, she received inspiration from visits to her grandmother's house. That's where the name, ‘Grandmother's Buttons', originated. According to Davis,... more »
  • Girl, 14, accused of attempting to strangle grandmother

    April 25, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl accused of trying to strangle her grandmother in New Orleans. The woman suffered a heart attack as a result. New Orleans Police are in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for the girl who reportedly choked her 71-year-old grandmother... more »
  • British rockers coming to Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2015 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The British are coming to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. The Who, which is amid its 50th anniversary tour, on Saturday performs for the first time and will close the festival's largest stage at... more »

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