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  • Pound for pound, Dillard University is a physics powerhouse

    May 26, 2017 8:23 AM

    One of the smallest historically black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment. Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors - and, notably, more female physics majors - than far bigger schools with more resources. With an enrollment of 1,200, Dillard ranks second in the country in... more »
  • New Orleans man found dead in a trash can was stabbed

    May 23, 2017 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A garbage collector emptying a trash can in New Orleans discovered a man's body inside. Authorities say he had been stabbed multiple times. New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey says the garbage collector discovered the body while emptying a city-issued trash can into a garbage truck about... more »
  • Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

    May 23, 2017 12:07 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican Rep. Karl Oliver apologized for Monday for referring to lynching in a Facebook post Saturday. Oliver also removed the post from Facebook at... more »
  • Parts of I-10 east to close for first weekend of June

    May 23, 2017 11:02 AM

    SORRENTO – Both eastbound lanes on I-10 will be closed for the first weekend of June. According to DOTD, the closure will start Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. and will last until 5 a.m. Monday, June 5 where I-10 intersects with Airline Highway. The closure is needed to... more »
  • UNO theatre production wins national awards

    May 21, 2017 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens" has received eight national awards at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. "The Aliens," a drama centered around a high school dropout and a college dropout loitering behind a Vermont coffee shop, garnered the highest level of national... more »
  • New Orleans removes General Robert E. Lee statue

    May 18, 2017 10:59 PM

    > Click HERE to watch a live stream via the WBRZ Facebook page. NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans took down a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, completing the Southern city's removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Lee commanded Confederate armies against the... more »
  • Report: Removed Confederate monuments found in maintenance yard

    May 17, 2017 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Two Confederate monuments removed from their locations in New Orleans were discovered in a maintenance yard next to piles of trash Wednesday afternoon, WWL-TV reports . Tweeted photos from WWL-TV reporter Lauren Bale, showed the concrete base of the Jefferson Davis monument as well as the... more »
  • New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument Play Video

    May 16, 2017 10:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Workers in New Orleans have taken down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, the third of four such monuments to come down in the city. Police started moving pro-monument supporters away from the statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance to City Park... more »
  • Governor Edwards says Confederate monuments bill unnecessarily divisive

    May 16, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a proposal that would make it more difficult to remove Confederate monuments is impractical and unnecessarily divisive. During a news conference Tuesday, the Democratic governor wouldn't say whether he would veto Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody's bill. But he called it "problematic"... more »
  • House passes bill to protect Confederate monuments

    May 15, 2017 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to protect the state's confederate monuments. The house voted on Bill No. 71 Monday afternoon. The bill, which "provides for the conservation of public military memorials," was passed with a 65-31 vote. Shreveport Representative... more »
  • New Orleans prosecutor sued again over 'false subpoenaes'

    May 15, 2017 5:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has sued New Orleans' criminal prosecutor over what it calls "false subpoenas." The ACLU filed the public records lawsuit Monday against Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. It's the second civil rights group to file such a suit after news... more »
  • Dat Dog to open 3 Baton Rouge locations, testing Texas market

    May 11, 2017 7:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dat Dog, the quirky hot dog joint that has three locations in New Orleans, is opening 25 restaurants in Houston as it looks to expand through franchises in the South. New Orleans CityBusiness reports B&G Food Enterprises LLC is set to open the first Dat Dog in... more »
  • This year's Jazz Fest attendance estimated at 425,000

    May 10, 2017 5:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival estimate attendance at this year's event drew approximately 425,000 people. The festival at the Fair Grounds horse track took place over seven days - April 28 through April 30, and May 4 through May 7. Major musical acts this... more »
  • Proton cancer therapy plans for Baton Rouge, New Orleans

    May 10, 2017 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two companies plan proton radiation centers for cancer therapy in Louisiana: an $85 million center in Baton Rouge and a $100 million one in New Orleans. Louisiana's economic development agency says both expect to open by late 2019. It said Wednesday that Baton Rouge-based Provident ProtonCare expects... more »
  • Judge rejects effort to block Confederate statue's removal

    May 10, 2017 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has rejected a last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a Confederate general in New Orleans. At issue before state Judge Kern Reese on Wednesday was whether the city owns the monument honoring Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. The statue is located at... more »
  • Judge denies request to block Confederate statue's removal

    May 8, 2017 9:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block the city from removing a statue of a Confederate general. Civil Court Judge Kern Reese ruled Monday afternoon. Hours earlier, monument supporters filed suit saying the city does not own the statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, and therefore... more »
  • Irma Thomas preps for another Jazz Fest

    May 6, 2017 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' soul queen, Irma Thomas, hasn't missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she's scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder's return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas is... more »
  • Woman sentenced for stealing nearly $11k from FEMA

    May 5, 2017 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been sentenced in federal court for stealing nearly $11,000 in disaster-assistance money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. News outlets report 42-year-old Danielle Randall of Gretna was sentenced Thursday to 15-months in prison after pleading guilty to theft of federal funds.... more »
  • Royal Caribbean cruises are returning to New Orleans

    May 3, 2017 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Royal Caribbean International has announced it will resume weeklong cruises from New Orleans to the Bahamas and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. News outlets report Royal Caribbean said in a news release Monday that their 2,435-passenger Vision of the Seas cruise ship will relocate in December 2018 to the... more »
  • Writer Deborah Cotton, shot at a New Orleans parade, dies

    May 2, 2017 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Writer and cultural advocate Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who was among nearly 20 people wounded during a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, has died. Linda Usdin, a friend of Cotton's, confirmed Cotton died Tuesday at University Medical Center of complications from the shooting. She was... more »
  • Historic streetcar line to become wheelchair-accessible

    May 1, 2017 4:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal court settlement requires New Orleans transit officials to make the city's historic St. Charles Streetcar line accessible to people in wheelchairs. The settlement was announced Monday in a news release from lawyers for three wheelchair users who filed the suit a year ago. The agreement... more »
  • Two rescued from sinking vessel in Atchafalaya Bay

    May 1, 2017 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard says two people were rescued after their fishing boat started sinking in the Atchafalaya Bay Sunday. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:02 p.m. of the fishing vessel David Boy taking on water after striking a piling. A MH-65... more »
  • Body found in storm drain on dead-end street in New Orleans

    May 1, 2017 9:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm drain. Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the body was found Sunday evening in the 7th Ward. NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune reports that the storm drain is in a desolate dead-end under Interstate 10, near... more »
  • Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2

    April 29, 2017 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some New Orleans ties: their keyboardist... more »
  • Jazz Fest kicks off with hometown favorites Connick, Neville

    April 27, 2017 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off with performances by some hometown favorites. Pianist, vocalist and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. will close out the Acura Stage Friday while Aaron Neville closes out the Blues Tent. The seven-day festival wraps over two weekends. In... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed after New Orleans area police chase

    April 27, 2017 10:47 AM

    HARVEY - Authorities in the New Orleans area they've arrested a man after he led police on a chase that ended with a collision that killed his passenger. News outlets report 36-year-old Royce James of Harvey was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated criminal damage to property and aggravated flight... more »
  • Woman accused of abandoning 2 toddlers with babysitter

    April 24, 2017 9:36 PM

    GRETNA - A 20-year-old New Orleans-area woman is accused of abandoning her two toddlers with a babysitter she'd found through Facebook. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen Boyd says deputies reached Mariah Lebouef of Kenner after the babysitter called Sunday, saying Lebouef had been gone six days and wasn't answering... more »
  • Man who killed ex-Saints star seeks new trial

    April 18, 2017 8:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defense lawyers for the man who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith have filed a motion for a new trial based on "new evidence." Court records show the motion was filed Tuesday afternoon. The records don't spell out what the evidence is. The motion is... more »
  • Along with music, some how-to advice at a Jazz Fest event

    April 18, 2017 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation has announced plans for its 10th annual Sync Up event, which coincides with the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. Sync Up is a series of panel discussions, interviews, screenings and social events. It's designed to bring together music, film and... more »
  • Schedule for Bayou Country Superfest 2017 in Superdome announced

    April 13, 2017 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest 2017 announced the music schedule for the event on Thursday. The event is being held for the first time in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Superfest will be held May 26, 27 and 28 and will feature performances... more »
  • Report: Fuel truck overturns, ignites on I-310 in Luling

    April 13, 2017 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – A fuel truck overturned and caught fire on I-310 in Luling, local media reports. According to WWLTV, both north and south bound lanes are closed near the Highway 3127 exit. Traffic is being diverted from the scene. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne told WWLTV... more »
  • Saints 2017 preseason opponents announced

    April 10, 2017 5:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints have announced their opponents for the 2017 preseason games. The team will play their first two preseason games on the road, followed by two home games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The kick off the preseason, the Saints will play the Cleveland Browns at... more »
  • New Orleans Police: Man robbed while helping jump-start car

    April 10, 2017 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man who was apparently acting as a good Samaritan was robbed at gunpoint after he responded to someone who asked for help jump-starting their vehicle. The Times-Picayune reports that the victim was flagged down in the Algiers neighborhood by someone who was... more »
  • Hopes, concerns spurred by post-hurricane development plan

    April 9, 2017 12:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A major rebuilding effort is underway in a New Orleans neighborhood decimated by 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is working to develop about 175 properties in the city's Lower 9th Ward. The neighborhood of low-to-moderate-income residents was hit hard by Katrina and has struggled... more »
  • Another attempt planned to impose age limit on strippers

    April 6, 2017 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana lawmakers soon will again be asked to approve what amounts to a minimum age of 21 for strippers. A law passed last year was blocked in March by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. Barbier said the law was unconstitutionally vague. And, he noted inconsistencies in state... more »
  • Police: New Orleans Uber driver wounds would-be carjacker

    April 3, 2017 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an Uber driver has shot and wounded one of two men he told authorities had tried to carjack him. Local media organizations say the Uber driver reported to police that two men jumped into his car about 1:20 a.m. Monday shortly after he... more »
  • French Quarter Festivals Inc. gets new president & CEO

    April 1, 2017 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The organization that puts on the French Quarter Festival and the Satchmo Summer-Fest is getting a new leader. French Quarter Festivals Inc. says Emily Madero is joining the organization as the president and CEO. Madero comes to the organization from The Idea Village where she was acting... more »
  • New Orleans man indicted on murder charge 10 days after his death

    March 31, 2017 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney says New Orleans prosecutors secured a murder indictment against a man on the eve of his funeral, 10 days after he died in his sleep. John Fuller, who previously served as a lawyer for the late Steven "Shaq" Burns Jr., told multiple media outlets... more »
  • Student arrested after social media threats closed New Orleans school

    March 30, 2017 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – A 15-year-old student has been arrested after police say he posted threats on social media that caused the closure of Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. According to a report from WWL , the teen was arrested on Thursday afternoon at his home. According to... more »
  • Loyola to make free textbooks available for 400

    March 29, 2017 7:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a program that could lower costs for as many as 400 incoming students at a major university in New Orleans. Loyola University is launching a free textbook program for first-year students who start classes in the fall. To be eligible, admitted students must register online for... more »
  • Coroner: New Orleans drug overdose deaths doubled in 2016

    March 28, 2017 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans coroner says that overdose deaths in the city doubled last year. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse says in a news release Monday that 211 people died of accidental drug-related deaths in 2016 as compared to 92 the previous year. Rouse says it's likely the first time... more »
  • A crackdown on false alarms in New Orleans

    March 26, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials are getting set to impose penalties for owners of properties where repeated false security alarms waste police time. A city news release says an ordinance taking effect May 1 will result in a warning to a property owner after one false alarm, and a... more »
  • Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B

    March 25, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck. University of New Orleans' Hospitality Research Center says last year's... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star's killer

    March 23, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed. Cardell Hayes was scheduled for sentencing on Monday. However, state District Judge Camille Buras granted a defense attorneys' request for more time Thursday. No new date was set. A status... more »
  • Man shot while walking dog in New Orleans

    March 20, 2017 8:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Residents in Uptown say a man was shot while walking his dog in New Orleans Monday morning, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Loyola Ave. Neighbors say a man was walking his dog near the... more »
  • Police: Tennessee deputy fatally shoots Louisiana man

    March 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ALAMO - Officials say a Tennessee deputy has fatally shot a New Orleans man who tried to strike deputies with his vehicle. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that Crockett County sheriff's deputies initially responded Thursday after 37-year-old Rodney James Hess blocked traffic on a highway near... more »
  • New Orleans bars stay open for those needing chronic tonic

    March 17, 2017 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The mayor's office in New Orleans says a proposal to require bars to shut their doors at 3 a.m. is being abandoned. The idea was to decrease in-and-out traffic and what Mayor Mitch Landrieu had called an "open pedestrian party" along Bourbon Street and other parts of... more »
  • Report: one killed in drag race in New Orleans East

    March 16, 2017 7:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police are investigating a deadly crash on Hayne Blvd in New Orleans East Thursday morning, local media reports. According to WWLTV, two SUVs were racing along Hayne Blvd near Tapier Ave when the two vehicles bumped and lost control around 4:15 a.m. Thursday. Both... more »
  • New Orleans Uber robbery actually started as solicitation for sexual favors

    March 13, 2017 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD inestigated a robbery over the weekend after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint by two women posing as Uber drivers. The 22-year-old victim told police the women had picked him up on Bourbon Street after he requested a ride Saturday. However, he later revealed... more »
  • UNO basketball punches ticket to big dance with OT win over Texas A&M CC

    March 11, 2017 11:55 PM

    KATY, TX - Its been over 20 years since UNO has been to the NCAA championship: waiting 5 more minutes didn't seem to matter. The Privateers held off Texas A&M Corpus Christi in overtime 68-65 to earn the Southland Conference tournament championship and earn the school's first trip to... more »
  • Firefighters rescue man from Mississippi River

    March 11, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters have rescued a man from the Mississippi River after a late-night search of the waters near Mardi Gras World. In a statement, the fire department says it was responding to reports of a man in the water Friday night around 10 p.m. They started... more »
  • Ex-cop accused in Kenner of theft from Hispanics after traffic stops

    March 10, 2017 6:39 PM

    KENNER - A police department in a News Orleans suburb accuses a former officer of stealing from Hispanic men he'd arrested for driving without a license. Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Jan Michael Gregory was arrested Friday. He says Gregory had resigned Feb. 22, after members of the... more »
  • Audubon Aquarium welcomes 'otterly' adorable new resident

    March 10, 2017 9:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans has welcomed its newest resident: a rescued juvenile sea otter from Monterey, Calif. The Audubon Nature Institute says in a statement that the 18-month-old female sea otter arrived at the aquarium Wednesday evening. She joins the Audubon's current resident, Clara, an... more »
  • Helen Mirren to speak, receive honorary degree at Tulane ceremony

    March 7, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University in New Orleans has announced that actress Helen Mirren will deliver the keynote address to graduates at its 2017 commencement. The ceremony is set for May 20 in the Superdome. Tulane's Monday news release says the English actress also will receive an honorary degree at... more »
  • Coast Guard, multiple agencies locate missing hunter

    March 6, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard concluded a search for a missing hunter after he was found near the Atchafalaya River Basin. The man was located around 7 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Coast Guard. He was then transported to emergency medical services by the St. Mary's Parish... more »
  • Coastal flood advisory issued for parishes along Gulf coast

    March 6, 2017 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have issued a coastal flood advisory for several parishes near the Gulf coast. The National Weather Service said the advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday. Forecasters say that strong winds over the northern Gulf of Mexico will pile water onto mainly east-facing shores... more »
  • Audubon Zoo's 'King Zulu' the white tiger has died

    March 6, 2017 10:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Audubon Nature Institute’s aging white tiger “King Zulu” died over the weekend. The organization said the 20-year-old male white tiger had experienced a steep decline in health and staff made the decision to euthanize Sunday morning. The tiger had been receiving hospice style care to... more »
  • United adding nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco

    March 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - United Airlines is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June. United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and San Francisco in the summer months. The company, in a news release,... more »
  • Checks in mail soon, attorneys in Katrina-Rita case say

    March 2, 2017 7:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Letters have gone out to inform nearly 125,000 New Orleans-area residents and businesses that checks will be mailed soon in a 2009 settlement over flood damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The money won't be major in most cases: Joseph Bruno, an attorney representing plaintiffs... more »
  • Bond tripled for drunk driver in Endymion crash

    March 1, 2017 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The bond has tripled for a 25-year-old man who drove into a crowd of people at the Endymion parade in New Orleans. According to a report from WWL , Neilson Rizzuto's bond has been raised from $125,000 to $420,000 following 22 additional charges filed against him.... more »
  • As Mardi Gras revelry ends with a party, Lent begins Play Video

    March 1, 2017 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The party is over in New Orleans as Mardi Gras comes to a close. Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, for many Christians a period of reflection or fasting ahead of Easter. On the last day of revelry, thousands of people took to the streets. They wore... more »
  • Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations Play Video

    February 28, 2017 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people are expected to throng the streets for Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Fat Tuesday is the culmination of the city and region's Carnival season. Some of the biggest parades will take place along the St. Charles Avenue parade route. Families, tourists and locals... more »
  • Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit Play Video

    February 27, 2017 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say the driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held... more »
  • New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement

    February 26, 2017 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik told NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune the building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.... more »
  • New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo

    February 25, 2017 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. News outlets report that the City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.... more »
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy buried under New Orleans bridge plead guilty

    February 23, 2017 5:55 PM

    GRETNA - The parents of a toddler who was found buried in a garbage bag under a Louisiana bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. After Thursday's plea, State District Judge Raymond Steib Jr. sentenced Gabrielle Whittington and Onterio Thompson, both 22, to five years in prison - three... more »
  • New Orleans JCC evacuated after morning bomb threat

    February 23, 2017 12:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jewish Community Center was evacuated Thursday morning after receiving a bomb threat, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the building, located on St. Charles Ave., received a threatening phone call around 9:15 a.m. New Orleans Police were called to the scene and cleared... more »
  • From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

    February 21, 2017 12:02 PM

    ON LAKE ATHANASIO - If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline. Since 2014, restaurants have contributed nearly 2,600 tons... more »
  • Pelicans acquire Cousins, Casspi in multi-player deal

    February 20, 2017 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade with the Sacramento Kings to acquire center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Omri Casspi in exchange for guards Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway. The trade also includes two of the Pelicans' future draft picks. Cousins, 6'11'' was drafted... more »
  • Disaster food stamps approved for tornado victims

    February 17, 2017 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say federal nutrition aid has been approved for people affected by last week's tornado that caused heavy damage in eastern New Orleans. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced the approval Thursday of benefits through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Information and... more »
  • Reduced charges in Bourbon St. shootout that killed BR man

    February 16, 2017 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate judge has reduced the charges against two men accused in a shootout in New Orleans' tourist-filled French Quarter that left a Baton Rouge man dead and nine others wounded. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell said Wednesday that he could find no probable cause for a murder... more »
  • Uber unveils Mardi Gras plan called 'The Box'

    February 15, 2017 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Uber unveiled its new plans for Mardi Gras weekend, and it’s called “The Box.” The company says that road closures will make it difficult for its drivers to cross St. Charles Ave. “The Box” is the area designated between St. Charles Ave to the Mississippi River... more »
  • Ex-Saints WR Robert Meachem jailed for unpaid child support

    February 14, 2017 8:30 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem is behind bars after failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony. State District Judge Adrian Adams sent Meachem to jail in Jefferson Parish on Monday for 30 days. Adams said Meachem could be released once he pays... more »
  • Report: Student rammed window before falling from 11th floor

    February 14, 2017 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a University of Southern Mississippi student fell through a closed 11th-story hotel window onto a hotel's fourth-floor pool deck and died. An email Tuesday from the coroner's office identifies the dead man as 20-year-old Cole Whaley, and says he died early Saturday at... more »
  • NBA All-Star game spotlights NOLA as LGBT oasis in the South

    February 14, 2017 7:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it... more »
  • Coast Guard removes injured woman from New Orleans cruise ship

    February 13, 2017 5:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Coast Guard removed an injured 71-year-old woman and her husband from a cruise ship heading down the Mississippi River to an emergency medical crew on shore. The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn called for help at 7 p.m. Sunday after the woman's shoulder was injured. It did... more »

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