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  • 4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    October 22, 2014 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife. Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison. A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... more »
  • French Quarter home collapses

    October 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
  • Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    October 21, 2014 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below. WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
  • Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama

    October 21, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports that the Times-Picayune pressroom will close in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile, Alabama. ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the... more »
  • After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday Play Video

    October 20, 2014 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday. Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter. Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it... more »
  • Bullied student scalded in hot water attack

    October 17, 2014 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A charter school student suffered severe burns after his family said bullies attacked him with scalding water after football practice in New Orleans recently. The student suffered second-degree burns and needed skin grafts. He said other kids who were bullying him came up to him while... more »
  • Ingram eager to return to Saints No. 2 offense

    October 15, 2014 6:14 PM

    METAIRIE - While Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sat out practice on Wednesday, running back Mark Ingram has returned without limitations and is eager to rejoin one of the NFL's top-ranked offenses. Ingram says he should be able to play in Detroit on Sunday with a soft pad over his... more »
  • New Orleans traffic court accountant convicted

    October 10, 2014 3:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans traffic court accountant has been found guilty of 11 counts of stealing from the city. Forty-one-year-old Vandale Thomas was convicted Friday. WWL-TV reported that it took the jury just four hours to reach the verdict on all 11 counts. Charges included theft, money... more »
  • Saints' Robinson adjusting to NFL success

    October 9, 2014 9:00 AM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson gets a little nervous when media gathers around his locker, which is a more frequent occurrence lately. The second-year pro never got much attention playing junior college and Division II football. That's changed now that he's leading the Saints in rushing... more »
  • Flight diverted over threat, woman hospitalized

    October 8, 2014 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says federal prosecutors won't charge a California woman who was removed from a plane in New Orleans after officials say she made a bomb threat during a SkyWest flight. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col. John Fortunato says the 31-year-old from Anaheim is hospitalized under a... more »
  • Police: 3 siblings dead in double murder-suicide

    October 7, 2014 11:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a double murder-suicide involving three siblings. The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Bywater neighborhood. Police say 55-year Christopher Conrad shot and killed his sister and brother before turning the gun on himself. The victims have been identified as... more »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 7, 2014 10:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other attendees.... more »
  • Nearly 4K may get damages in Chinese drywall suit

    October 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court. Attorney Leonard Davis of New Orleans said Monday... more »
  • Saints defeat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT

    October 5, 2014 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints locked up their second win of the season with a touchdown 5 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime. The win puts the Saints (2-3) tied for second in the NFC South with Atlanta and 1 game behind Carolina for the division lead. The Saints... more »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other... more »
  • Storms knock out power, take down trees in South

    October 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines, closed schools and caused scattered power outages across several Southern states, but few injuries have been reported. Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained... more »
  • Tanker explodes at gas station, driver killed

    October 3, 2014 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a tank truck driver died after his rig struck an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street, hit a convenience store's sign and exploded. The accident happened early Friday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood. Authorities say the truck's cab caught... more »
  • Teens accused of killing delivery driver charged as adults

    September 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court. WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
  • Coyotes upset New Orleans neighborhoods

    September 29, 2014 3:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - People living near New Orleans' lakefront and City Park are upset by coyotes. One school held recess indoors one day last week because a coyote had been seen. Jan Daniel Lancaster, superintendent of Catholic schools, says administrators at St. Piux X school also asked parents whose children... more »
  • Man's body found in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

    September 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a man was shot to death Saturday night in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. Investigators say the 26-year-old man was found at the intersection of North Villere and Egania streets at about 6:30 p.m. His identity has not been released. Police say the victim was... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
  • Study commission looking at La. death penalty

    September 24, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is trying to determine how much Louisiana's agencies spend on the death penalty. Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat, is leading a new study commission looking at capital punishment. Its first meeting was Wednesday. Morrell says he's looking for ways to streamline the... more »
  • Saints taking critical look at first win

    September 22, 2014 5:56 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints are taking a critical look at their first victory of the season. While they're relieved they've finally won after a pair of close loses to open the season, they're not entirely happy with how they played in their home opener against Minnesota. New Orleans,... more »
  • Pizza delivery driver killed in New Orleans

    September 22, 2014 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old pizza delivery driver. Police were called to investigate a man down in the middle of the street early Monday morning. When officers arrived, police said in a new release they found the unresponsive victim suffering from... more »
  • Saints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings

    September 21, 2014 3:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... more »
  • Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

    September 18, 2014 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix, tested positive Wednesday... more »
  • Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    September 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... more »
  • Browns beat Saints 26-24 on last-second kick

    September 14, 2014 5:02 PM

    CLEVELAND - Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff's kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL... more »
  • Police: Suspect arrested after New Orleans officer shot

    September 14, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one of their own was shot early Sunday morning and a suspect has been arrested. News 2's sister station reports the officer is Jonathan Smith, 44. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Police say Smith was... more »
  • Texas asks NO court to allow closure of most clinics

    September 12, 2014 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state of Texas has asked a federal appeals court for an order that would let the state close 13 of 20 abortion clinics operating there. Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell on Friday asked a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New... more »
  • Abortion rights protesters assemble outside court

    September 12, 2014 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Abortion rights demonstrators assembled outside the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans before of the start of a second hearing about the Texas law restricting abortions. Bill Lambert of Houston, one of the Texas demonstrators, was making signs. One read, "Rural Texas Women Need... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in New Orleans crash

    September 11, 2014 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 56-year-old motorcyclist dead when his bike crashed in to the rear of a moving van. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the high-rise bridge. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the... more »
  • Nagin witness gets 1 year, 1 day

    September 10, 2014 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman who pleaded guilty in a New Orleans City Hall corruption case and provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan imposed the sentence Wednesday on Rodney Williams. Williams... more »
  • Saints aim to correct fundamental errors

    September 8, 2014 5:50 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he and his teammates have to get back to the lessons they learned in Pop Warner football. The Saints say poor fundamentals, mainly in the area of tackling, were costly in their 37-34 overtime loss at Atlanta to open the regular season. Before... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison Play Video

    September 8, 2014 3:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he... more »
  • New Orleans mayor to announce new jobs plan

    September 8, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates, as well... more »
  • Lake search suspended after report of downed plane

    September 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard in New Orleans says it has suspended a search of Lake Pontchartrain that was begun after authorities received a call about a possible small plane crash in the water near the city of Mandeville. The call was received Saturday night. As of Sunday morning... more »
  • Police probe latest New Orleans gun death

    September 7, 2014 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Officers responding to a call about gunshots fired late Saturday night found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was on Dryades Street in the city's uptown... more »
  • Ex-Nagin official sentenced in bribery scheme

    September 4, 2014 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has given a 2½-year prison sentence to a former deputy mayor whose testimony helped convict former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in a city hall corruption scandal. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon sentenced Greg Meffert Thursday. In a shaky voice, Meffert apologized for the... more »
  • La high court hears fired school workers' case

    September 4, 2014 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court now is set to decide a case involving more than 7,000 employees fired by the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Lower courts have ruled that the employees, including teachers, teacher aides and others, were denied due process and are... more »
  • Uptown 'clothing optional' B&B has new owner

    September 4, 2014 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Uptown New Orleans bed-and-breakfast that bills itself as a "clothing optional guest house" has sold for $817,000. Sellers' agent Ben Jacobson tells New Orleans CityBusiness he doesn't know whether the new owners will keep that option. Buyers' agent Anthony Posey declined comment for the article. The... more »
  • 3 booked in fatal ATV hit-and-run

    September 4, 2014 5:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested three people in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a stolen ATV hit and killed a 37-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Darrin Smith was booked Wednesday with manslaughter in the July 27 death of Daphne Cola. They say 25-year-old Sadie... more »
  • Appeals court says school workers improperly fired

    September 4, 2014 3:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of thousands of New Orleans public school employees who were fired after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lower courts have ruled that the employees were denied due process rights by the New Orleans school board and the... more »
  • Judge grants public defender to Nagin's appeal

    September 3, 2014 8:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved New Orleans' former mayor Ray Nagin's request for a federal public defender to handle his appeal. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan signed off on the request Wednesday, noting that Nagin's finances qualifies him for public legal representation. According to a questionnaire filed... more »
  • Commerce: New Orleans metro area No. 8 in exports

    September 3, 2014 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Commerce Department says new export data shows the New Orleans metro area was the nation's No. 8 exporter last year, with a record $30 billion in merchandise exports shipped through the area. The International Trade Administration says the total was up 23 percent from 2012,... more »
  • 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 »

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