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  • NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    July 30, 2014 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... more »
  • Shooting in New Orleans leaves two dead, another injured

    July 29, 2014 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found two men in red four-door Jaguar suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say the unidentified men were pronounced... more »
  • New Orleans police officer suspended without pay

    July 28, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 33-year-old New Orleans police officer is on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested for allegedly trying to run over a man with her car. Police said Monday that Officer Stephanie Caldwell got into a fight with a 47-year-old man about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say... more »
  • Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    July 28, 2014 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area. Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was a 23-year-old man. Police said they were responding to a call at 6:45 a.m. about a... more »
  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    July 25, 2014 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot... more »
  • Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    July 25, 2014 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

    July 23, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers. Twenty-year-old Trung Le remains in jail without bond on one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a... more »
  • Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    July 22, 2014 3:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... more »
  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    July 21, 2014 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say the large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle... more »
  • FBI investigating armored car holdup in New Orleans

    July 21, 2014 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money. Spokesman Mary Beth Romig says the gunman forced his way into the Dunbar Armored vehicle at gunpoint Monday morning, when one of... more »
  • Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies

    July 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103. Family friend Regina Dillings says the trumpeter died Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. Ferbos performed all over New Orleans and its suburbs for decades. His ability to read... more »
  • New Orleans police recruitment effort continues Play Video

    July 16, 2014 3:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The continuing effort to recruit new police officers in New Orleans will include churches and faith-based organizations. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Chief Ronal Serpas discussed the second phase of the city's "Get Behind The Badge" recruiting campaign during a Tuesday afternoon news conference. In addition to... more »
  • Hearing set for suspect in Bourbon St. shootings

    July 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing date of July 23 has been set in New Orleans for a suspect in the Bourbon Street gunfight that killed one person and wounded nine others. Twenty-year-old Trung Le of Belle Chasse is being held in Orleans Parish Prison. Although the judge set bonds totaling... more »
  • Dardenne, seafood board set cook-off for August

    July 15, 2014 5:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La - The best seafood chef in the nation will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans when the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is held. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board on Monday announced the competition won last year... more »
  • Lawyers huddle at federal court on jail reforms

    July 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans, the New Orleans sheriff and inmates at the city's notoriously dangerous jail have been meeting for hours in federal court to discuss a plan to house mentally ill New Orleans prisoners at the state's Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.... more »
  • Slow-going in rebuild of Hubig's Pies

    July 12, 2014 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's been nearly two years since fire destroyed the Hubig's Pies factory in New Orleans and there are few signs the bakery's fried treats will return to store shelves any time soon. Co-owner Otto Ramsey says Hubig's still plans to rebuild but the timetable isn't set. Last... more »
  • Carnival inks 5-year deal with Port of New Orleans

    July 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to its new five-year contract extension. The new deal, which went into effect July 1, supersedes a three-year extension negotiated in 2013. In addition to the... more »
  • 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane... more »
  • Essence Festival hits record attendance at 550,000

    July 7, 2014 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Essence Festival marked its 20th anniversary by setting a record for annual attendance with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community and black culture at the New Orleans' convention center and Superdome. That's about 10,000 more people than attended the 2013 festival,... more »
  • Accused Bourbon Street gunman fights extradition

    July 7, 2014 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 20-year-old man accused of starting a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street is fighting his extradition from Mississippi. Trung Le, also known as "Joe", was taken into custody by members of NOPD's violent offenders unit and U.S. Marshals in Mississippi late Friday afternoon. Le is... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • 20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

    July 3, 2014 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Music, food and families will fill the riverfront alongside the Mississippi River as the 20th annual Essence Festival kicks off in New Orleans. DJ Marquis started the party in Woldenberg Park Thursday. The day also includes live music by New Orleans' Corey Henry's Treme Funktet and national... more »
  • State to assist New Orleans with crime problems Play Video

    July 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week's shooting on Bourbon Street has the attention of state leaders who are working hard to come up with a plan to curb the Big Easy's crime problem. This week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made a plea for federal and state help to fight... more »
  • Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

    July 2, 2014 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. The ruling Wednesday by Stephen Burbank is setback for Graham, agent Jimmy Sexton and the NFL Players Association,... more »
  • Judge hears arguments in oil industry lawsuit

    July 2, 2014 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans is likely months away from deciding whether Plaquemines Parish's lawsuit against oil companies over coastal damage belongs in state or federal court. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey heard arguments Wednesday and set a schedule for briefs and replies lasting into September.... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ray Nagin deserves harsh sentence

    July 2, 2014 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lies to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in... more »
  • New Orleans mayor seeks help after Bourbon mayhem

    July 1, 2014 4:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for state and federal law enforcement help following a Bourbon Street gunfight that injured 10 people - most of them out-of-state visitors. Landrieu said Tuesday he's asked Gov. Bobby Jindal to assign 100 state police to the city permanently, and... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Person of interest sought in Bourbon St. shooting

    June 30, 2014 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police have developed a person of interest in the weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street that left 10 injured. Police asked the public for help in identifying the person, whose image is seen on surveillance video released by police Monday. Ten people were hit when shots... more »
  • Suspects sought after 9 shot on Bourbon Street

    June 30, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One person remains in critical condition as a result of a weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Police said nine people were hit when shots rang out at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Five remained hospitalized Monday at LSU Hospital. Four were in stable condition. One... more »
  • Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

    June 30, 2014 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision posted Monday reversed a ruling by U.S. District Judge Kurt... more »
  • No extra hearing for Nagin sentencing argument

    June 23, 2014 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has rejected former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's request for a hearing devoted solely to arguments about his sentence for corruption. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan denied the request Monday. The judge says Nagin's attorney can argue for a lighter punishment than the one... more »
  • Supporters: 'Katrina Fatigue' caused Nagin's corruption

    June 20, 2014 10:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A minister, and former president of the Southern Baptists, joined more than two dozen others in writing a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The Rev. Fred Luter believes Hurricane Katrina profoundly affected Nagin, who will be sentenced in July on corruption... more »
  • Former teacher faces child pornography charge

    June 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a former New Orleans teacher with being in receipt of child pornography. In a news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr.'s office said 43-year-old Don Francis Jr., of Metairie, was indicted on Thursday. Authorities say Francis has been... more »
  • Another delay: Nagin sentencing reset for July 9

    June 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's sentencing on federal corruption charges has been rescheduled for July 9. Sentencing had been set for July 2 but U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set a new date in a brief Tuesday order saying there was a scheduling conflict. Nagin was... more »
  • Saints' Jimmy Graham has arbitration hearing

    June 17, 2014 3:46 PM

    METAIRIE - All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract. Graham filed a grievance through the players' union. He contends he should be considered a wide receiver, not a tight end, when the team designated him with the 2014 franchise tag.... more »
  • Nagin seeks leniency as sentencing nears

    June 13, 2014 6:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking a federal judge to go easy on Nagin when he is sentenced on 20 criminal counts on July 2. Nagin was convicted in February on charges including bribery, fraud and money laundering stemming from his two... more »
  • New Orleans among cheapest vacation spots Play Video

    June 13, 2014 6:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Crescent City is one of the cheapest vacation spots in the country. Trip Advisor compiles the list each year as familes begin to prepare for their summer trips. To create the list, researchers consider the average price of a hotel stay, cocktails, dinner for two... more »
  • Godzilla beer settlement

    June 4, 2014 7:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A brewery in New Orleans agreed to change the name of one its beers as part of a settlement with the company that has the rights to the movie monster Godzilla. New Orleans Lager & Ale Co. agreed to change the name of its Mechahopzilla beer at... more »
  • Louisiana companies gain, lose on Fortune 500 list

    June 4, 2014 12:49 PM

    MONROE- The Fortune 500 company based here, one of only two in Louisiana, dropped in the rankings when the 2014 list was released. CenturyLink fell from 150th to 158th. Its revenue was in the ball park of $18 billion. But, New Orleans' Entergy Corp. grew in the rankings.... more »
  • Police arrest deputy accused of domestic violence

    June 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEWS ROADS - Law enforcement said they arrested an off duty Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Deputy accused of domestic violence charges. New Roads City Police said Stephen Louis, 32, allegedly assaulted his wife while still in uniform after getting off duty early Tuesday morning. Deputy Louis is charged with... more »
  • Bill to void levee board lawsuit heads to Jindal

    May 30, 2014 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The oil and gas industry won a significant victory in the Louisiana Legislature Friday with Senate passage of a bill that seeks to kill a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against 97 oil and gas companies. The lawsuit alleges the companies' drilling activities... more »
  • House supports bill to nullify levee board lawsuit

    May 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has voted with the oil and gas industry, supporting a bill that seeks to void a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against the industry. With the 59-39 House vote Thursday, the proposal moves one step from passage. The Senate-backed bill... more »
  • Ex-cop wins prison change in Katrina killings case

    May 29, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved a former New Orleans police officer's request for a transfer from a federal prison in California while he awaits a new trial in connection with fatal shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Faulcon is one of five ex-police officers who face a retrial... more »
  • Suspect in dancer's dismemberment to remain jailed

    May 28, 2014 12:47 PM

    GRETNA - Police investigating the murder and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer say two federal inmates provided information that helped them link the crime to a Kenner couple. Detectives testified Tuesday that information was used to book Margaret Sanchez with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the two-year-old... more »
  • Saints' workers comp bill scrapped this session

    May 27, 2014 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are getting out of a dispute between New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and NFL players about workers compensation claims. Hammond Rep. Chris Broadwater said Tuesday he's shelving the bill for the legislative session, hoping the two sides can negotiate a compromise. Broadwater's bill was pushed... more »
  • Boy dies in tubing accident

    May 26, 2014 9:03 PM

    HARRISON COUNTRY, MS - Authorities say an 8-year-old New Orleans area boy riding on a tube has died in a boating accident on the Mississippi coast's Wolf River. Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan told The Associated Press that the boy and another sibling were on the tube... more »
  • Deadly Memorial Day weekend for New Orleans

    May 26, 2014 5:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said at least 18 people have been shot since Friday in the city of New Orleans, with at least three deaths reported. The latest shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Monday in St. Roch, where a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed. The violence... more »
  • Super Bowl could be back in New Orleans in 2018

    May 20, 2014 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today. New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
  • Former Saint, ALS patient Gleason has tracheotomy

    May 20, 2014 3:16 AM

    METAIRIE, La. - Former Saints player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more than three years ago, has had a tracheotomy to help his breathing. Following the surgery to open the airway in his neck on Monday night, an update posted on the Team Gleason website states... more »
  • 6-year-old dies in I-10 wreck in New Orleans

    May 19, 2014 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 6-year-old girl has been killed after the car she was in flipped several times on Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans. Police say it happened around noon Monday near the Morrison Road exit. Investigators say the 36-year-old driver was headed west when she lost control of... more »
  • Saints add 4 players following rookie camp

    May 19, 2014 1:03 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has added four players following last weekend's three-day rookie camp. Loomis announced Monday that rookie receiver Steve Hull, rookie running back Derrick Strozier, veteran outside linebacker Cheta Ozougwu and veteran offensive lineman Thomas Welch were signed after taking... more »
  • N.O. woman gets unusual Barbara Walters tribute Play Video

    May 16, 2014 8:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Barbara Walters is preparing to ride off into retirement after more than 50 years in broadcasting, but her legacy will live on thanks to a New Orleans woman. Lizz Dodd got a tattoo of Walters face on her leg! She says that it is a symbol... more »
  • Jindal: Chiquita to return to New Orleans

    May 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Chiquita Brands International Inc. is returning to New Orleans after nearly 40 years, bringing up to 350 new jobs. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chiquita official Mario Pacheco say the company is moving from the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, where it relocated in the 1970s after more than 70... more »
  • Man freed after 34 years of unjust imprisonment

    May 12, 2014 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish district attorney says a 61-year-old man was unjustly imprisoned for 34 years because former prosecutors and former detectives withheld evidence that would have acquitted him. Leon Cannizzarro says Reginald Adams' attorneys brought him evidence early this month of what he calls shameful handling of... more »
  • Grant would fund study of rail service expansion

    May 11, 2014 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until Hurricane... more »
  • Jazz Fest attendance estimated at 435,000

    May 10, 2014 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Producers of the New Orleans Jazz Fest estimate overall attendance for 2014 was 435,000. That's slightly higher than 2013's total of 425,000. The 2013 festival, however, was plagued by heavy rains on the first Sunday and between the weekends, rendering much of the Fair Grounds infield a... more »
  • Parade will return to scene of Mother's Day crime

    May 9, 2014 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Organizers of a neighborhood Mother's Day Parade in New Orleans say they won't let the violence that brought it to an abrupt end last year prevent them from marching again on Sunday. Two gunmen fired into the crowd last year at the annual parade of the Big... more »
  • Governor stuck during airport bomb scare

    May 8, 2014 10:18 PM

    KENNER- A bomb threat shut down New Orleans International Airport for a brief time Thursday night. WWL TV in New Orleans reported a call was made to 911 earlier in the evening, prompting the scare. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies checked the facility and eventually the all clear was given.... more »
  • Police name second suspect in dancer's death

    May 8, 2014 1:02 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say the companion of a woman arrested on Wednesday remains a suspect in the death of a Bourbon Street dancer whose dismembered body washed up on Mississippi beaches in 2012. Chief Steve Caraway said Thursday that detectives investigating 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart's death interviewed 41-year-old Terry Speaks... more »
  • Woman arrested in dancer dismembered case

    May 7, 2014 11:19 AM

    KENNER - Police in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner say they have arrested one of the last two people seen with a dancer whose dismembered body washed up on Mississippi beaches two years ago. Sgt. Brian McGregor confirms that Margaret Sanchez was arrested Wednesday morning at her parents' home... more »
  • 1 of 2 teens shot in New Orleans dies

    May 6, 2014 11:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are searching for a 52-year-old man in the shooting death a 14-year-old. Police say Miqual Jackson and a 15-year-old were shot Monday night. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says Jackson died Tuesday morning. Police said he suffered a head wound in the shooting. The... more »
  • New Orleans woman arrested for tax fraud

    May 5, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for five felony counts of tax fraud, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The department says Charnell Haymond of New Orleans is the 18th person arrested in a joint anti-fraud initiative with the Department of Revenue and the... more »
  • Landrieu starts second term as N.O. mayor

    May 5, 2014 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mitch Landrieu has formally begun his second term as Mayor of New Orleans. Landrieu received the oath of office Monday. Members of the city council and other city official were also sworn in at the newly restored Saenger Theatre. The day began with an interfaith service... more »
  • Contempt motion dropped over New Orleans jail

    May 2, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a contempt motion against the sheriff who runs the New Orleans jail and has called off a Monday hearing about fire safety issues at the lockup. Lawyers for inmates and the Justice Department had called this week for a contempt finding against... more »
  • New Orleans sheriff defends jail fire safety efforts

    May 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The sheriff in New Orleans is defending his actions to improve fire safety at the city's jail complex. Lawyers for inmates and the U.S. Department of Justice recently called for a contempt finding against Sheriff Marlin Gusman. They say problems with fire safety conditions at the Orleans... more »
  • Jazz Fest's 2nd weekend opens today

    May 1, 2014 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Samba, bossa nova and Brazilian rock and rap are among the musical genres on tap at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which is presenting a mini-festival celebrating Brazil's culture and the similarities to its host city. Not only known for its promotion of New... more »
  • Three window washers rescued from N.O. highrise

    April 25, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three window washers were rescued after their platform gave way while they were working on a high rise building in New Orleans. The dangled on safety harnesses for about 20 minutes, hundreds of feet from the ground. The men were working on the 53-story Capital One... more »
  • Skeleton found at New Orleans apartment building

    April 24, 2014 12:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an elevator repairman found the skeletal remains of a man inside an unoccupied apartment building Thursday in the Central City neighborhood. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the body was found in an elevator shaft of the three-story building on South Claiborne Avenue. Nearby residents say the building... more »
  • Jazzfest at 45

    April 24, 2014 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets under way Friday, with musical performances featuring pop and rock stars along with traditional jazz. It's the 45th annual festival and is held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, where it's been since 1972. The two weekends of... more »
  • Saints have five primetime games in 2014 Play Video

    April 24, 2014 7:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NFL released team schedules for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The Saints have several exciting primetime match-ups. That includes a pair of Monday Night Football games in a month's span. The Black and Gold take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on November 24th and... more »
  • 2 New Orleans firefighters injured in house fire

    April 22, 2014 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say two New Orleans firefighters are recovering from injuries after a house on fire collapsed and trapped them under debris. Firefighters say the house was "heavily involved" when the first unit arrived at the unoccupied, single-story structure early Tuesday morning. Officials say firefighters were inside the... more »
  • Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

    April 19, 2014 5:33 PM

    MARRERO - Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart... more »
  • Saints bring back WR Meachem

    April 18, 2014 11:02 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for... more »
  • Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

    April 17, 2014 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Legendary musician Pete Fountain has retired from public performing his family said late Thursday, according to WWLTV.com . Described as a musical icon and great clarinetist, the 83-year-old said it is time to retire. The announcement came from his son-in-law who has acted as his manager for... more »
  • New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud

    April 17, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that 28-year-old Kenshika Jiles was arrested Wednesday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on... more »
  • Pelicans top Rockets in season finale

    April 16, 2014 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
  • Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans

    April 16, 2014 12:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans. City officials and civic leaders were set to gather Wednesday at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in the city's Warehouse District to announce the project that is being called "Guns in the Hands... more »
  • Pelicans shock Thunder 101-89

    April 15, 2014 6:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Pelicans are disappointed they missed the playoffs again this year, but the team was able to play spoiler in its final regular season match-up with the playoff-bound Oklahoma City Thunder. New Orleans ended its eight-game losing streak by flying past the Thunder 101-89 Monday night. The... more »
  • Archdiocese kicks off synod Tuesday

    April 14, 2014 3:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Tuesday will call together an archdiocesan synod, the first such convocation of Catholics in New Orleans since 1987. The New Orleans Advocate reports Aymond's call will come after the annual Chrism Mass at St. Louis Cathedral. It will begin a 13-month process of... more »
  • French Quarter Festival underway

    April 10, 2014 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The four day French Quarter Festival in New Orleans got underway Thursday and runs through Sunday. The Festival was launched in 1984 to draw people back to the Quarter after the underwhelming 1984 World's Fair. It drew little interest with mostly empty streets back then. Now... more »
  • Jazz slip past Pelicans for 100-96 win

    April 4, 2014 10:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Burks had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Hayward added eight final-period points. The Jazz... more »
  • Saints agree to terms with S Marcus Ball

    April 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and safety Marcus Ball have agreed to the terms of a three-year contract. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Ball has played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played in collage at Florida State, Pearl... more »
  • NOLA leaders not jazzed about BR company's plans for 'Jazzland'

    April 2, 2014 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A company from East Baton Rouge Parish was told it needed to show proof of financing before city leaders in New Orleans would take seriously a proposal to renovate the shuttered Six Flags compounded east of downtown. The amusement park, originally opened as Jazzland, was closed after... more »
  • Saints sign LB Haralson to 1-year deal

    April 1, 2014 10:15 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. New Orleans acquired the 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson in a trade shortly before the start of the 2013 regular season. He played in every regular... more »
  • Davis (ankle) misses game vs Spurs

    March 29, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not playing against the San Antonio Spurs because of a left ankle injury. Davis injured the ankle 4 minutes into New Orleans' home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Alexis Ajinca is scheduled to start in Davis' place on Saturday... more »
  • Pelicans' Anderson out for season with neck injury

    March 25, 2014 7:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season because of a herniated cervical disc that has sidelined him since early January. Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with... more »
  • Falcons sign return specialist Devin Hester

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  • ULL books ticket to the Big Dance with Sun Belt tourney win

    March 16, 2014 11:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana-Lafayette proved to be giant slayers in the Sun Belt tournament, toppling top-seeded Georgia State in the final in overtime and booking the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Ragin' Cajuns hit a layup with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the game... more »
  • Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pelicans, 111-103

    March 14, 2014 10:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night. Wesley Matthews had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who held out Aldridge with a... more »

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