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  • New book to highlight New Orleans role ahead of 300th

    December 3, 2016 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new book timed to the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans is set to be published next year. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities have announced they are producing a... more »
  • Second suspect arrested in New Orleans shooting

    December 2, 2016 9:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and nine others injured. Acting on information gathered in the investigation, LoNew Orleans police have arrested a second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead... more »
  • New Orleans OKs short-term rentals for city

    December 2, 2016 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has passed what it called "compromise" legislation to begin regulating the short-term rental industry already operating in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration drafted rules to regulate short-term rentals and negotiated with AirBnB, one of the major short-term rental companies in the... more »
  • New Orleans wants notice on monuments decision, cite unrest

    December 1, 2016 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans says it's worried about unrest when an appeals court decides the future of Confederate-era monuments in the city and is asking the court for advance notice when a decision is imminent. In a letter, the city's attorney, Rebecca Dietz, asks the 5th Circuit Court of... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest 2017 announces New Orleans lineup

    December 1, 2016 12:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS –Event organizers announced the lineup for the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest which will be held in New Orleans on May 26. Saturday, May 27 Sunday, May 28 Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton ... more »
  • Audubon Zoo's autumn babies include babirusa piglets

    November 30, 2016 2:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The autumn babies at New Orleans' Audubon Zoo include a pair of threatened piglets native to Indonesia. The zoo says the babirusa piglets were born Oct. 14 and allowed into the exhibit last week. This is the third litter born to Betty and Wrigley. The father is... more »
  • Brees, Ingram, help Saints rout Rams, 49-21

    November 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns, Mark Ingram scored twice, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 49-21 on Sunday. Playing 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss at Carolina, Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14... more »
  • NOPD investigating two Thanksgiving Day shootings in New Orleans East

    November 24, 2016 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Police are currently working two shooting, reported minutes apart, in New Orleans east Thursday afternoon. According to a WWLTV report, the first shooting happened near the intersection of Dwyer Blvd and Wilson street around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The second shooting was reported just minutes... more »
  • New Orleans to hold Top Taco festival next year

    November 17, 2016 6:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Adding to its list of festivals, New Orleans will soon hold its first Top Taco festival next year. New Orleans will celebrate with tacos, tequila and all things taco-related when the festival kicks off on Mar. 23. The festival first started in Denver in 2013... more »
  • Lane closure on I-10 east on Bonnet Carre' Spillway this weekend

    November 17, 2016 4:36 PM

    ST CHARLES PARISH – Drivers planning on taking I-10 eastbound to New Orleans this weekend should expect delays. DOTD announced Thursday that the right eastbound lane of I-10 will be closed on the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway this weekend for a bridge inspection. The closures will last from 6 a.m.... more »
  • FBI: Man posed as officer, demanded nude photos from girls

    November 11, 2016 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have arrested a New Orleans man accused of posing as a police officer and demanding that girls send him nude photos. The FBI New Orleans division tells news outlets that 18-year-old Tristion Grant was arrested Thursday on charges of impersonating a police officer and computer-aided solicitation... more »
  • New Orleans mayor condemns vandalism during anti-Trump march

    November 10, 2016 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The mayor of New Orleans is condemning vandalism that occurred during a protest of Donald Trump's election to the presidency. Media reported that windows were broken at one downtown building during an anti-Trump march involving several dozen people Wednesday night. Anti-trump and anti-Ku Klux Klan slogans were... more »
  • NCAA announces New Orleans will host 2022 Final Four

    November 10, 2016 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NCAA has announced that New Orleans will host the 2022 men's basketball Final Four. The announcement, made Thursday, means New Orleans is set to host college basketball's men's semifinals and championship game for the sixth time - each time in the Superdome. Dan Gavitt, who is... more »
  • Stripper age-limit lawsuit to stay in New Orleans

    November 4, 2016 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit challenging Louisiana's new minimum age of 21 for strippers will stay in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Friday rejected a motion by the state's alcohol control commissioner to move the case to Baton Rouge, where the law was passed. The commissioner is... more »
  • 2 men arrested for child trafficking in N.O., 2 children rescued

    November 4, 2016 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit have recovered two missing children and arrested two men on charges of child trafficking. The Special Victims Unit arrested 22-year-old Andre Johnson, Jr. and 30-year-old Rodney Lavalais Jr. following two investigations. The first investigation began on Oct. 24... more »
  • Firefighters put out car fire, find burned body in trunk

    November 3, 2016 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered inside the trunk of a burning vehicle in New Orleans. Local media outlets report that the New Orleans Fire Department says in a news release that firefighters were called to the scene of a car fire Wednesday night. After... more »
  • FINAL: Saints upset Seahawks 25-20

    October 30, 2016 1:18 PM

    Drew Brees passed for 265 yards and a touchdown, scored on a quarterback keeper, and the New Orleans Saints overcame several big plays by Seattle to defeat the Seahawks 25-20 on Sunday. The victory wasn't assured until the New Orleans' much-maligned defense, which entered the game ranked 29th in the... more »
  • WWII museum adds senior historian to staff

    October 29, 2016 4:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans says it has hired a senior historian designed to strengthen its research and education endeavors. The museum says in a news release that Robert M. Citino has held positions at the University of North Texas, Eastern Michigan University, Lake Erie... more »
  • Choice Aire to begin New Orleans, Honduras non-stop service

    October 29, 2016 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Choice Aire will begin year-round, non-stop service from New Orleans to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, beginning in mid-December. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport says the new flight will begin Dec. 17. Acting Director of Aviation Walter Krygowski says the addition gives the airport non-stop service to... more »
  • Attorneys in BP settlement with divide $555.2 million

    October 27, 2016 8:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has ruled a group of attorneys will divide $555.2 million for their work on behalf of people and businesses who suffered economic damages because of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans issued a 42-page ruling spelling out reasons... more »
  • Transgender inmate's rape lawsuit against jail set for trial

    October 27, 2016 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped after being locked up with a male prisoner last year in the newly opened New Orleans jail is expected to go to trial in June. A federal judge set a June 19 date in a Wednesday... more »
  • Bourbon bouncer guilty; broke tourist's jaw over $6 tab

    October 26, 2016 11:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors in New Orleans say they won a conviction against a Bourbon Street bouncer who broke a tourist's jaw in a dispute over a $6 bar tab. In a news release Tuesday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said 35-year-old Clarence Lacombe pleaded guilty as charged to second-degree... more »
  • Alex Smith leads Chiefs past mistake-prone Saints, 27-21

    October 23, 2016 4:42 PM

    KANSAS CITY - Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sunday. Spencer Ware ran for 77 yards to go with his 46-yard... more »
  • Public defenders supporters parade in New Orleans

    October 22, 2016 3:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Supporters hoping to call attention to budget problems for the public defenders' office in New Orleans will parade in the city. The Orleans Public Defenders office says in a news release that Saturday's second-line parade and rally aims to call attention to "years of chronic underfunding" for... more »
  • Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

    October 22, 2016 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband - and suspected in the death of her third - has been formally sentenced to life in prison. The mandatory sentence was handed down Friday for Emma Raine, who was convicted in August in the second-degree... more »
  • La. now connected to Europe via non-stop flights between NOLA, London

    October 20, 2016 10:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Non-stop flights from Louisiana to London will begin by the end of the first quarter of 2017, British Airways announced at the state's largest airport Thursday morning. A four year courtship finally took off as the airliner announced flights between New Orleans' Armstrong Airport and London's... more »
  • Business owner and doctor sentenced in Medicare fraud scheme

    October 19, 2016 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The owner of a New Orleans medical service company and a doctor who served as the company's medical director have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a $34 million Medicare fraud scheme. The Department of Justice said in a news release Wednesday 60-year-old Elaine Davis,... more »
  • Brees leads Saints past slumping Panthers, 41-38

    October 16, 2016 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 465 yards and four touchdowns, Will Lutz kicked a 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left, and the New Orleans Saints pulled out a 41-38 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. With his 15th 400-yard game, Brees broke a tie with Peyton... more »
  • Body found inside burning vehicle in New Orleans

    October 15, 2016 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department has found a man's body inside a burned vehicle. Authorities say firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle fire in eastern New Orleans just before 11 a.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After the fire... more »
  • Cam Newton cleared to play for against Saints

    October 15, 2016 6:08 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton has been cleared from the NFL's concussion program and can play Sunday when Carolina visits New Orleans. The team said Saturday in a short statement that Newton had passed the league's concussion protocol. Previously, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the quarterback and 2015 league MVP was... more »
  • Woman's body found in park lagoon in New Orleans

    October 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The body of an unidentified woman has been found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department discovered the body on Monday morning around 9:30 a.m. and are on the scene. A WWL crew , a sister station of... more »
  • Brees, Saints stun Chargers in final minutes for 35-34 win

    October 2, 2016 8:04 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the final 4 minutes, 50 seconds to rally the New Orleans Saints to a stunning 35-34 victory on Sunday against Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers, who blew a 13-point lead by committing two crucial turnovers. Brees overcome two... more »
  • Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe out for Chargers game

    October 1, 2016 4:30 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints say linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is out for Sunday's game at San Diego. Ellerbe has not played a regular-season game because of a quad injury. He had been listed as questionable for the game and did not travel with the team to the West... more »
  • Body found, police standoff ends peacefully in New Orleans

    October 1, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man was found dead in an Uptown New Orleans home and another man was taken in for questioning after a four-hour standoff with police. It all happened early Saturday. Police said in a news release that 58-year-old Richard Donovan had barricaded himself in one room of... more »
  • 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 »

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