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  • Man pleads guilty to 18-year-old RICO indictment

    September 22, 2017 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man has pled guilty to one count of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act for his role in a drug money laundering incident. Erwin Mierisch Jr., 49 of Nicaragua, along with two co-defendants, conspired to launder drug proceeds and assaulted a Texas civil... more »
  • Health care company owner sentenced

    September 22, 2017 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The owner of a New Orleans health care company has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for Medicare fraud. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans says 52-year-old Lisa Crinel and Abide Home Care Services Inc., were sentenced Thursday for their roles in about $30 million in... more »
  • Woman's body found in garbage bags in New Orleans

    September 21, 2017 8:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities in Louisiana say a woman's body has been found wrapped in garbage bags. News outlets report the unidentified woman's body was found in New Orleans on Sept. 19 around 5 p.m. New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney says detectives found the body in the grass... more »
  • Next New Orleans FBI head coming from Intelligence section

    September 21, 2017 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An official in the FBI's directorate of intelligence will be the next head of the FBI's New Orleans office. A news release Wednesday said Eric Rommal has been a deputy assistant director in the intelligence directorate since 2016. He will report to New Orleans in November,... more »
  • Mississippi seeks to reinstate conviction in 2004 killings

    September 19, 2017 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Mississippi prosecutors are asking the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to reinstate the conviction of a woman in a 2004 double-slaying. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her... more »
  • Victory for a convicted ex-mayor at Louisiana Supreme Court

    September 18, 2017 3:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The former mayor of a Louisiana city has won a new trial on a malfeasance charge. Leslie Thompson is the former mayor of Jonesboro in north Louisiana. He was convicted in 2013 on three counts of malfeasance. In one count, prosecutors said he illegally denied the state... more »
  • Tulane Medical School gets $25 million gift for research

    September 18, 2017 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Tulane University School of Medicine has received its largest donation ever: $25 million, to support research. The school will rename its Department of Medicine for John W. Deming, a medical school graduate who died in 1996, at age 76. Medical school dean Dr. Lee Hamm said... more »
  • Three squirrels apprehended following 6 attacks on humans

    September 18, 2017 7:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Following reports of up to six attacks on humans, three squirrels have been apprehended in New Orleans. News outlets report New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control put out traps near St. Pius X Catholic Church last Wednesday after multiple people reported being attacked by aggressive squirrels... more »
  • Louisiana man held in Guatemala over bullets in luggage

    September 13, 2017 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Members of Congress say a Louisiana man has been detained in Guatemala since March after bullets were found in his luggage during an airport scan. Sen. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Mike Johnson say Zachary Wilson of Shreveport was arrested following a church mission trip. Johnson's office... more »
  • Man arrested with 36 bags of meth and stolen gun

    September 13, 2017 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man accused of firing a stolen gun and possessing over 30 bags of meth has been arrested in Louisiana. News outlets report 40-year-old Jose Avila-Garcia was spotted firing a weapon in New Orleans on Saturday. New Orleans police said in a news release that responding... more »
  • Child heart patients treated for rare surgical infection

    September 12, 2017 2:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. The hospital's chief medical officer says the infections were linked to a machine that regulates a patient's temperature during heart surgery.... more »
  • Former jail technician accused of bringing drugs for inmate

    September 12, 2017 7:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A sheriff's office in Louisiana has arrested a newly hired employee for allegedly trying to sneak drugs to an inmate accused of murder and robbery. News outlets report 22-year-old Tyler Materre was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana and... more »
  • New Orleans man charged with attempted second-degree murder

    September 12, 2017 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A New Orleans man is being charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly shooting at a victim at least eight times. On August 4, a victim was shot in the 4800 block of Gus Young Avenue. Even though the victim was only struck once, authorities say ballistic... more »
  • Saints open regular season against Minnesota Vikings

    September 11, 2017 5:35 PM

    Two games complete the NFL's week one schedule this evening. First up is New Orleans at Minnesota. The Saints' Drew Brees had a NFL-leading 5,208 yards passing last season, a record seventh time he's topped the league. But Brees is playing out the final year of his contract... more »
  • New Orleans police arrest 42 suspected drug dealers

    September 11, 2017 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say 42 suspected drug dealers have been arrested after an investigation that lasted months and investigators are looking for as many as 26 more. Superintendent Michael Harrison says in a news release Friday that undercover New Orleans officers worked on the case while Louisiana... more »
  • Police: 4 shot outside Louisiana night club; man arrested

    September 11, 2017 7:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say a man has been taken into custody after a shooting outside of a Louisiana nightclub wounded four people. News outlets report 31-year-old Lionel Cheneau was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted second-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery by shooting. A New Orleans... more »
  • Doctor pleads guilty in Oxycodone, money laundering case

    September 8, 2017 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans physician has pleaded guilty to money laundering and illegally dispensing drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a Thursday news release that 58-year-old Frederick Floyd had been arrested in July. Prosecutors said he illegally dispensed - and worked with others... more »
  • Shooting kills woman, hurts man in New Orleans apartment

    September 7, 2017 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a shooting inside an apartment has killed a woman and injured a man. Local news outlets report police say the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Desire Development Neighborhood. Police public information officer Ambria Washington says the shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m.... more »
  • One-year-old dies trapped inside burning New Orleans home

    September 4, 2017 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fire officials in New Orleans say a 1-year-old child is dead after becoming trapped inside a burning house. The fire was reported just before 5:30 a.m. Monday on the 8800 block of Birch Street. New Orleans Fire Department Deputy Superintendent Roman Nelson said the home... more »
  • Mississippi school district could remove Confederate names

    August 31, 2017 12:16 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school district where 97 percent of the students are black will review whether to rename three elementary schools now honoring Confederate leaders. The Clarion-Ledger reports that a committee of the Jackson Public Schools board will examine whether to change the names in Mississippi's... more »
  • Invasive stink bugs plaguing soybean farmers in three states

    August 29, 2017 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Deep South's nastiest soybean pest is marching north, and Mississippi and Arkansas are facing their worst invasion ever. Two warm winters followed by this year's warm spring have let invasive red-banded stinkbugs spread well beyond south Louisiana, where they've been prevalent since 2000. University of... more »
  • Hospital: No 'misdiagnosis' by fired Saints doctors

    August 22, 2017 9:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The hospital system employing two recently fired New Orleans Saints team physicians says its review of the doctors' work yielded no evidence of an unusual diagnosis or a "misdiagnosis." Ochsner Health system says the review came after the Saints removed orthopedic surgeons Deryk Jones and... more »
  • Woman wanted in 2015 New Orleans killing arrested in Texas

    August 22, 2017 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A woman accused in a killing nearly two years ago has been arrested in Houston, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Department said. Police say in a news release that Harris County, Texas, sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old Shanta Massey on Sunday. The arrest came after New Orleans investigators learned... more »
  • LSP cadets begin intensive training to become state troopers Play Video

    August 20, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A class of Louisiana State Police cadets moves on to 20 weeks of intense training Sunday, marking a new step in their journey towards becoming state troopers. However, getting to this point wasn’t an easy task according to the cadets and their superiors. “Well, I’m... more »
  • Consultants sought to plan for proposed commuter train along I-10

    August 17, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A consultant will be hired in the next six weeks or so to plan and design passenger rail stations for a rail line that could one day connect the Capital City with the Crescent City. Despite there being nearly $500,000 for concept planning, there's no concrete... more »
  • Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue Play Video

    August 15, 2017 11:51 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina sheriff is working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews issued a statement Tuesday that investigators are using video footage to identify those responsible for toppling the statue. Law enforcement officers took... more »
  • Louisiana recruiting for fight against nutria

    August 14, 2017 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana is recruiting coastal landowners, trappers and hunters for its fight against nutria - an invasive rodent that eats so much aquatic vegetation that it threatens swamps and marshes. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Catherine Normand says a lot of private property isn't enrolled, and the... more »
  • Gov. Edwards helps repair flood-damaged home in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 12, 2017 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers and Governor's staff got an early start to commemorate the one year anniversary of historic flooding in Baton Rouge. Governor John Bel Edwards and the First Lady joined administration officials and staff for a service project at the home of Ms. Lucille Huggins,... more »
  • La. passengers aboard cruise ship experiencing problems in Gulf of Mexico

    August 11, 2017 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Passengers from Louisiana with access to the internet shared pictures and messages about their cruise ship breaking down in the gulf this week. A message thread from one passenger started Thursday with a post about being “at a dead stop in the middle of the gulf.”... more »
  • Turbine fire in New Orleans may cause problems in the city

    August 10, 2017 9:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Wednesday night a fire started in a turbine that provides power to most of the city's drainage pumps. Since the pumping station has been damaged, Mayor Mitch Landrieu warns residents of possible flooding today and during the weekend. "We are at risk if we have a... more »
  • Resignations, calls for firing after New Orleans flooding

    August 8, 2017 7:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans official has announced plans to retire and the city's mayor wants other people fired days after torrential rains flooded the city. Local media report that Executive Director Cedric Grant of the Sewerage and Water Board on Tuesday announced that he will retire... more »
  • Officials: New Orleans disaster aid not likely

    August 7, 2017 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans City Council members say damage from weekend flooding probably won't qualify as a federal or state disaster. Council President Jason Williams and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell spoke separately with The Associated Press after visiting flooded areas Monday. Both say they don't have... more »
  • Heavy rains in New Orleans overwhelmed city's pump stations

    August 6, 2017 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials in New Orleans say heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations, contributing to flooding in some areas. NOLA.com reports city officials said Sunday that some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches of rain over a few hours Saturday. That was too much for... more »
  • Report: Blue Bell's Bride's Cake ice cream is back in limited quantities

    August 5, 2017 5:08 PM

    The incredibly popular Bride's Cake ice cream is making a limited comeback in the state of Louisiana. Blue Bell's wildly successful "almond flavored ice cream with cake pieces and amaretto flavored cream cheese icing" is back, but will only be available in pints for a limited time. Last... more »
  • Basement flood closes LSU dental school in New Orleans

    July 24, 2017 8:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State University's dental school in New Orleans is closed because the main building's basement flooded over the weekend, shutting down the computer network and phones. LSU Health Sciences Center spokeswoman Leslie Capo says in a news release that heavy rains Saturday left 1½ feet... more »
  • Teen reported missing after meeting man through social media found; man arrested

    July 12, 2017 1:15 PM

    UPDATE: The missing teen has been found and the 22-year-old man she met through social media has been arrested on charges of simple kidnapping. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison at 3:15 p.m. on July 12. ORIGINAL: NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Police Department is asking... more »
  • New Orleans street performer 'Uncle Louie' to be extradited to Florida on murder charge

    July 11, 2017 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans street performer known as Uncle Louie will be extradited to face charges in a deadly convenience store robbery that occurred 43 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports online records show Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell was presented Tuesday with... more »
  • Louisiana honors its first female firefighter killed in line of duty

    July 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    MOUNT HERMON - A community is honoring the life and service of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire last week. Services were held Sunday for 54-year-old Ronda Varnado, the first female firefighter to perish in the line of duty... more »
  • Nicholson Drive bridge closed for emergency repairs Play Video

    July 10, 2017 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development made an emergency bridge closure on Nicholson Drive Monday night. The bridge, located between Dean Lee Drive and Brightside Drive, was closed around Monday as crews make emergency repairs. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced in early 2018,... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman wanted for charging more than $800 to stolen credit card

    July 10, 2017 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are seeking a woman accused of spending more than $800 with the use of a stolen credit card. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the woman used the stolen card to buy $812 in Visa gift cards and then made purchases at several... more »
  • Woman arrested for giving 'erotic' massages at north shore massage parlor

    July 10, 2017 2:37 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Authorities have arrested an employee of a north shore massage parlor after it was discovered she was giving erotic massages to customers. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 53-year-old Liwei Dong was arrested and charged with prostitution by massage. The sheriff's office says deputies... more »
  • Police: Man hospitalized for heart attack after robbing workplace with hammer

    July 10, 2017 1:49 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police have arrested a man after he suffered a possible heart attack following a heist at the store where he was recently hired. According to the Thibodaux Police Department, 25-year-old Nicholas Meyer was arrested for the early morning robbery Sunday. Police say the incident occurred around... more »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • North Shore firefighter dies in crash on way to fire

    July 9, 2017 3:43 PM

    MOUNT HERMON, La. - A community is mourning the death of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire Thursday. According to a report from WWL-TV, a news partner of WBRZ, the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of... more »
  • Three fires at area stores set to cover thefts, suspect arrested

    July 8, 2017 11:22 PM

    AMITE - State fire investigators booked a man into the Tangipahoa Parish jail overnight on charges related to string of arsons at area Walmart locations that may have been set to distract workers so the suspect could steal computers. Larry Paul Schouest, Jr., was charged with two counts of... more »
  • 4 arrested in scheme to steal car dealership keys

    July 8, 2017 8:42 PM

    CUT OFF - Deputies have arrested four people for their involvement in a scheme to steal car keys from a Lafourche Parish dealership. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Golden Motors dealership after receiving a report of three sets of vehicle keys being stolen Friday afternoon. ... more »
  • Delta to add flights from New Orleans to Boston in 2018

    July 8, 2017 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet "strong leisure... more »
  • 3 arrested after 10 pounds of marijuana found in suitcase at New Orleans airport

    July 6, 2017 11:38 AM

    KENNER- Authorities in Louisiana arrested three people after a woman tried to claim a suitcase filled with marijuana in an airport's lost and found section. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports deputies found about 10 pounds of marijuana in the suitcase at Louis Armstrong International Airport on June 29. The next... more »
  • NYC officer shot, killed while sitting in police car

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW YORK - An on-duty New York City police officer was killed early Wednesday after a gunman walked up to her patrol vehicle and fired shots through the window, authorities said. Police say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran assigned to the New York City Police Department's 46th Precinct's... more »
  • Impaired driver arrested after sheriff's deputy hurt in I-10 crash

    July 3, 2017 5:48 PM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Police say a sheriff's deputy was injured on I-10 West while helping the victim of a hit and run Monday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy stopped on the left hand shoulder of I-10 West... more »
  • Assumption sheriff's deputy killed in crash on way home from work

    July 3, 2017 12:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was killed in a single-vehicle crash as he was driving home from his shift Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 21-year-old Deputy Seth Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304 near Dylily Lane in a pickup... more »
  • Last day of 23rd Essence Festival is night for reunions

    July 2, 2017 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 23rd annual Essence Festival ends with a performance by one of music's hottest artists, Chance the Rapper, and a reunion of some of New Orleans' own heavy hitters connected to Master P's No Limit empire. On Sunday, Master P will host a show that includes... more »
  • Women arrested for allegedly posing as dentists, providing services to illegal immigrants

    June 29, 2017 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman was arrested for practicing dentistry without a license and providing services to illegal immigrants. Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that 51-year-old Nancy Brown was arrested following an investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation It was discovered that... more »
  • Report: Vandals cause power outages in French Quarter

    June 29, 2017 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Vandals caused power outages to many buildings in downtown New Orleans and in the French Quarter on Thursday. According to Entergy, equipment was stolen and damaged at a substation that services the downtown area and the French Quarter, WWL reports . The damage was... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained driver killed in Evangeline Parish crash

    June 25, 2017 8:56 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred just after midnight on Harrison Road near LA 29. Police say 36-year-old Jacob McDaniel of Boyce was traveling in his 2000 Ford F-150... more »
  • Shreveport police investigating body found in abandoned home

    June 25, 2017 4:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating an abandoned home where a body was found Sunday. According to a report from KTBS, police say a person walked into the home in the 400 block of Davis St. in Shreveport, discovered the remains and called authorities. Corporal Angie Willhite told KTBS... more »
  • Community Coffee to launch limited edition LSU blend

    June 24, 2017 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Community Coffee has announced a new limited edition blend of coffee to honor Louisiana State University and Tiger Nation. According to a report from WWL, Community Coffee says the “LSU Blend” will be available in grocery stores throughout Louisiana starting in July. The blend will only... more »
  • Abandoned bridge collapses into tropical storm-driven flood

    June 24, 2017 3:59 PM

    STATE LINE, Miss. - The remains of a historic bridge over a southeast Mississippi river have collapsed because of flooding caused by the former Tropical Storm Cindy. WDAM-TV reports the former Mississippi 42 bridge fell into the Chickasawhay River on Thursday. The abandoned bridge was on... more »
  • Senate confirms Trump's nominee to head FEMA

    June 20, 2017 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The vote was 95-4 on Tuesday for Brock Long. He previously ran Alabama's Emergency Management Agency and served as that state's on-scene incident commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
  • Civil rights group's lawsuit targets bail bond companies

    June 19, 2017 6:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against a New Orleans bail bond company and related businesses, alleging they violated federal lending and racketeering laws by charging hidden and illegal fees. The Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit also claims the defendants resorted to... more »
  • Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson honored at ESPYS Play Video

    June 14, 2017 1:40 PM

    New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius "JJ" Roberston was honored at The 25th ESPYS with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award on Thursday. Robertson, who is 15 years old, has been battling a chronic liver disease called biliary atresia. Saints players met Robertson during a visit to the Ochsner... more »
  • Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Black Bay

    June 10, 2017 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill has been spotted at an unmanned oil platform near Black Bay, southeast of New Orleans. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that oil and gas exploration services company LLOX LLC's platform discharged crude Friday into the water from a pressure... more »
  • 13 people shot in New Orleans, most in single day of 2017

    June 5, 2017 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two people died and 11 were wounded amid the most shootings New Orleans has had in one day this year. The Times-Picayune reports police say Saturday's gunfire resulted in the highest number of shooting victims in a single day of 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than... more »
  • Report: Armored truck worker fatally shot near bank in Mid-City New Orleans

    June 1, 2017 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – An armored truck worker was fatally shot near a back in Mid-City New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the Campus Federal Bank near the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Galvez Street, WWL reports . The truck worker suffered... more »
  • Report: Three, including toddler, shot on I-10 in New Orleans

    May 31, 2017 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man, woman and toddler were injured on Tuesday night during a shooting on I-10 in New Orleans. The shooting occurred on I-10 east near the Poydras exit, WWL reports . Police said the victims were traveling east bound when another vehicle approached and its... more »
  • 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 »

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