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  • Woman booked after shooting alleged intruder Play Video

    September 2, 2014 8:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a woman who initially told officers she shot a man who tried to force his way into her apartment. 26-year-old Martynenez Grigsby was booked in connection with the shooting of a 20-year-old man on Monday afternoon at a Poydras... more »
  • Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    September 1, 2014 7:45 AM

    SLIDELL - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. A casting call is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at... more »
  • Saints wait anxiously to learn roster moves

    August 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll... more »
  • Solemn remembrances mark 9th Katrina Anniversary Play Video

    August 29, 2014 3:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches along the Gulf Coast marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. In New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Julian Castro, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, attended a wreath-laying ceremony today where scores of... more »
  • State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    August 28, 2014 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans. Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson and interim New Orleans police Superintendent Michael Harrison say the troopers deployed throughout the city to assist with law enforcement will remain until November. Edmonson originally said the officers would leave... more »
  • 5th arrest in New Orleans drive-by shooting case

    August 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans report a fifth arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and seriously injured a mother and two children Police said 34-year-old Michael Finnie was arrested Wednesday in Chalmette on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted... more »
  • IndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date

    August 27, 2014 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person close to the situation says the IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the race date has not been publicly announced.... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    August 27, 2014 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others. Le entered his plea Wednesday. The 21-year-old Le originally was arrested July 4 and booked with... more »
  • I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
  • Tanker fire closes down I-10 in New Orleans

    August 26, 2014 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tanker truck carrying fuel overturned during a crash, causing an explosion that shut down part of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans late Tuesday afternoon. According to LADOTD, there were no deaths in connection with the wreck, but the truck driver was hurt during the... more »
  • Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    August 26, 2014 5:14 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... more »
  • Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons

    August 26, 2014 5:11 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons... more »
  • Landowner appeals in gopher frog dispute

    August 26, 2014 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana landowner is appealing a federal judge's decision that a tree farm where an endangered burrowing frog was last seen in 1965 is necessary for the animal's recovery. Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Reed Hopper filed the notice of appeal on Tuesday in federal court in New... more »
  • Monitor: New Orleans jail far from reformed

    August 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A court-appointed monitor's report says reform efforts at the New Orleans jail are moving slowly while inmates and staff "continue to face grave harm." Responding to Tuesday's report by monitor Susan McCampbell, Sheriff Marlin Gusman said he's committed to the court-ordered reforms. Gusman said his office is... more »
  • Section of facade falls from Gallier Hall

    August 26, 2014 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A small section of the facade on historic Gallier Hall fell to the sidewalk, damaging steps at the entrance to the former New Orleans City Hall. WWL-TV reports the 5-foot stone section fell Tuesday from the ornate rim along the roofline of the antebellum building and broke... more »
  • Not guilty plea entered in dancer's murder

    August 25, 2014 3:28 PM

    GRETNA, La. - A woman pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose dismembered body parts washed ashore in June 2012 on the Mississippi coast. Margaret Sanchez, 30, pleaded not guilty after being charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in... more »
  • New Orleans company recalls 2.2M beanbag chairs

    August 25, 2014 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans company is voluntarily recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the chairs were implicated in the suffocation deaths of two children. Ace Bayou Corp. announced the recall along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The beanbag chairs were sold in a variety of sizes,... more »
  • Graham says he's done dunking after "steep" fine

    August 24, 2014 1:49 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got the message from the NFL. He's not dunking footballs over goal posts any more. On Saturday night, the Pro Bowl tight end finally responded to a $30,000 fine imposed by league officials. He called it "steep" and said "you can't really have... more »
  • Brees returns, leads Saints past Colts 23-17

    August 23, 2014 10:46 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and led New Orleans to a 23-17 win at Indianapolis on Saturday night. After missing more than two weeks of practice and the Saints' first two preseason games with a strained left side muscle, Brees showed no sign... more »
  • Baton Rouge, New Orleans gain nonfarm jobs

    August 23, 2014 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - State labor officials say the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas each gained 12,600 nonfarm jobs over the year ended July 31. The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported Friday that seasonally adjusted numbers show that was a 3.3 percent increase to a new total of 397,200... more »
  • Plea deal in case linked to 2013 parade violence

    August 23, 2014 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court papers show that a man charged as a member of the street gang authorities have linked to a shooting spree at a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans has made a deal with prosecutors. Documents filed Thursday say 25-year-old Richmond Smith admitted to selling heroin... more »
  • Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    August 22, 2014 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane went down in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Louis Capo, director of non-flood assets for the Orleans Levee District, which owns the airport, said the single-engine plane went down Friday afternoon, short of the airport's runway. The pilot was... more »
  • In New Orleans, a change in police command Play Video

    August 19, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas. The city native and career police officer who took over the department... more »
  • New Orleans' police chief announces retirement

    August 18, 2014 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is leaving after four years on the job. He says he has a new job but did not say what it is. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday the interim chief will be Michael Harrison, commander of the 7th District. Serpas has... more »
  • New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    August 16, 2014 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia. Officials say PEOPLExpress will begin flying from to New Orleans on Aug. 28. The airline will provide service three days a week to Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport... more »
  • Saints take quick 7-0 lead

    August 15, 2014 7:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - While Drew Brees didn't get the start at quarterback for the first preseason game inside the Superdome this season, Luke McCown showed great command of the offense to get the Saints off on the right foot. The scoring drive took 16 plays, 80 yards, and 6:30... more »
  • Ex-cop who burned body again gets 17 years

    August 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - For a second time, a former New Orleans police officer has again been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for burning the body of a man shot to death by another New Orleans police officer in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already... more »
  • Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniency

    August 15, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is about to be re-sentenced in connection with one of the crimes that came to symbolize the chaos and law enforcement scandals that followed Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already is imprisoned for burning the body of Henry Glover - who was... more »
  • Police involved shooting unreported for 2 days

    August 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's press secretary has been re-assigned to handle public information for the police department following news that the department failed to issue a statement on an officer-involved shooting. The city said Thursday that Tyler Gamble will manage the three-person police public information staff,... more »
  • Residents not worried about mentally-ill inmates Play Video

    August 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - People who live near Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility aren't worried about a judge's ruling that will move inmates with mental illness from Orleans Parish Prison to the Iberville location. The ruling is part of a consent decree to create better living conditions and treatment for mentally... more »
  • Tugboat captain killed when crane hits bridge

    August 14, 2014 3:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a tugboat captain is dead after the arm of a crane struck a bridge and fell back onto the tug's pilothouse. Orleans Parish Coroner's spokesman Brian Lapeyrolerie identified the victim as 46-year-old Michael Collins, who was pronounced dead shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday.... more »
  • New Orleans clears out homeless encampment

    August 14, 2014 1:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A homeless encampment has been cleared out from beneath a one-mile stretch of the elevated Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans. About 160 lived there. The city's health director had said they had until Thursday evening to leave. But officials, police, homeless advocates and other volunteers made a... more »
  • New Orleans police: Arrests in weekend shootings

    August 14, 2014 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have arrested two suspects in connection with a weekend drive-by shooting that left two people dead and five injured. Chief Ronal Serpas says 20-year-old Blair Taylor is suspected as the gunman. He was being held Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder... more »
  • Investigation underway after police shooting in Algiers Play Video

    August 14, 2014 6:26 AM

    ALGIERS - An investigation underway following a police shooting near New Orleans that was not reported to the public. Armand Bennent, 26, is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the head by a New Orleans police officer during a traffic stop. Details surrounding the case... more »
  • Man stabbed to death on Bourbon

    August 13, 2014 10:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man was stabbed to death near Bourbon Street Wednesday evening. Police said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets. WWL TV, a news partner of WBRZ.com reported little information was released about what happened. The man was... more »
  • Confusion as overpass eviction nears: how long?

    August 13, 2014 5:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans has declared an encampment of up to 150 homeless people a hazard to public health, and has given them until sometime Thursday to leave. The notice handed out Monday covers the one-mile stretch under the elevated Pontchartrain Expressway from Claiborne Avenue to St. Charles Avenue.... more »
  • Inmates from New Orleans headed to Iberville prison

    August 13, 2014 3:19 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Inmates with mental health needs will be moved from the Orleans Parish Prison to Hunt Correctional Center in a more than half-million dollar plan to reform OPP. The Crescent City's jail is undergoing slow-moving reforms. Inmates have been held in moldy, flooded conditions. Sometimes, they have to... more »
  • Police, mayor discuss New Orleans weekend killings

    August 12, 2014 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police chief says police have developed more information about at least one of the occupants of a car involved in a deadly, weekend drive-by shooting in New Orleans. Chief Ronal Serpas and Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday encouraged anyone with knowledge of the shooters'... more »
  • Chef Bucks' Chicken Sausage Potato Casserole Play Video

    August 12, 2014 6:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Donald "Chef Bucks" Barkemeyer from New Orleans Cuisine Enterprises stopped by 2une In this morning to make his Chicken Sausage Potato Casserole. Check out the video to see how to make this perfect tailgating dish. Ingredients: 1 lb. each of Cajun Grill Creole Chicken and... more »
  • Police: Man killed in New Orleans was targeted

    August 11, 2014 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' police chief says investigators believe the 33-year-old man slain Sunday was the target of a drive-by shooting, a likely drug-related shooting that also killed a teenager and wounded five other people. Superintendent Ronal Serpas Serpas said Monday that two victims are out of the hospital... more »
  • Hotel shooting: 1 dead, 1 critically wounded

    August 10, 2014 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting in a Canal Street hotel room. Officer Frank Robertson says investigators believe the dead man may have shot himself, but have not confirmed that. He says the shooting was reported about 6:30... more »
  • Boy, 7, bitten by Lake Pontchartrain shark

    August 9, 2014 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 7-year-old New Orleans boy injured while swimming with his family in southeast Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is believed to have been bitten by a shark. It happened Friday afternoon in the huge body of brackish water, which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico north of New... more »
  • 2 found dead on I-10 in New Orleans

    August 9, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two men... more »
  • Ex-prosecutor blames drug in posting scandal

    August 8, 2014 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former federal prosecutor says he was taking sleep medication when he made anonymous online comments that later prompted a judge to overturn convictions in a major New Orleans police scandal. In a federal court filing in Baton Rouge, Sal Perricone acknowledges making online comments that led... more »
  • La., Miss. hospitals form cancer drug test network

    August 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport. Officials say including local hospitals means patients won't have... more »
  • New Orleans officer arrested, suspended for DWI

    August 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after a weekend arrest for driving while intoxicated. The department, in a news release Tuesday, said 26-year-old Officer David Aranda was placed on emergency suspension pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Authorities say... more »
  • Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

    August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo... more »
  • Saints WR Colston expects rest to equal success

    July 31, 2014 7:13 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Marques Colston says he made resting his ailing left foot a priority during the offseason and feels far healthier than he did a year ago. Colston heads into his ninth season as New Orleans' all-time leading receiver, but is coming off one of his least... more »
  • 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 »

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