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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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