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  • Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, becoming one of the latest victims in a string of shootings putting the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities. Authorities say Brian Hanrahan was... more »
  • Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 3:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday for a new streetcar line in New Orleans. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority says the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on North Rampart Street near the New Orleans Athletic Club. Construction began earlier this month on the 1.6-mile... more »
  • NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade

    January 28, 2015 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. Stars Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder will join the television show's creator, Gary Glasberg, in the parade... more »
  • Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    January 27, 2015 10:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started the city's tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated tomb vandalism. Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 will be restricted to relatives of those buried... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • NOLA Mayor Landrieu's family car stolen over weekend

    January 26, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Big Easy's crime problem struck close to home for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the weekend as one of his family's cars was stolen, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. WWL-TV reports that deputies recovered the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee around 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • 2014 was record year for National World War II Museum

    January 26, 2015 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum is celebrating a record year. Spokeswoman Kacey Hill says the 515,000 visitors in 2014 broke the previous year's record by 14 percent. March set an all-time one-month record at nearly 56,100, up from 54,300 a year earlier. Hill says more people... more »
  • Saints shine in Pro Bowl

    January 26, 2015 6:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The New Orleans Saints had four players selected for this year's NFL Pro Bowl. Three of them shined in Team Irvin's 32-28 win over Team Carter. The brightest was Tight End Jimmy Graham. The Black and Gold's leading receiver caught three passes for 30 yards with... more »
  • King Cake Festival crowns this year's top flavors

    January 25, 2015 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The second annual King Cake Festival kicked off in Champion's Square on Sunday, and there was every variation of the sweet treat you can think of. There are dozens of types of flavors and they come in all shapes and sizes, and most people would agree... more »
  • New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    January 25, 2015 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may be marred again by violence and they've posted signs on balconies,... more »
  • Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    January 25, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... more »
  • Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    January 24, 2015 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas. Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States. Customs and... more »
  • Opening of New Orleans jail delayed until April at earliest

    January 23, 2015 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It now looks as though the new $145 million jail in New Orleans won't open until April at the earliest. The opening is now well past the May 2014 opening date once projected. A federal judge overseeing a reform plan for the jail is doubtful that the... more »
  • Benson's family files lawsuit over change to succession plan

    January 22, 2015 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The battle for control over News Orleans' Saints and Pelicans ramped up Thursday as family members connected with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit that says owner Tom Benson is incompetent to run the franchises and is being manipulated by his wife and her allies to take... more »
  • New Orleans OKs smoking ban in bars and casinos

    January 22, 2015 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a move to protect the health of musicians and late-night workers, the New Orleans City Council has voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls. New Orleans had been one of the last major American cities to allow people to smoke tobacco in bars.... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • Riverdale's Donte Jackson commits to LSU over UGA

    January 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverdale High senior cornerback Donté Jackson announced on Wednesday morning his decision to pass on Georgia and USC, making his verbal commitment to come play for LSU later this year. Jackson, a 5'11", 164-pound cornerback out of New Orleans, announced his commitment this morning at a... more »
  • BP hopes to lessen potential $13.7 billion spill penalty

    January 19, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the government and oil giant BP are preparing for trial in New Orleans that could add more than $13 billion in penalties to the billions BP already has shelled out as a result of 2010 Gulf oil spill. Federal lawyers say BP should pay as... more »
  • Judge won't block work on Rampart Street streetcar line

    January 18, 2015 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says she won't stop construction on a new streetcar line in New Orleans while a group sues to get detailed archaeological and environmental studies of the project. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown says plaintiffs did not offer any evidence that the job involves federal... more »
  • Health dept. blocks abortions at Planned Parenthood clinic

    January 16, 2015 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health department is refusing to let Planned Parenthood perform abortion services at its new clinic under construction in New Orleans. The organization received a rejection letter last week from the Department of Health and Hospitals, which said it didn't demonstrate the need for another abortion facility... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • Ads warning of crime in French Quarter play on BR television

    January 13, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A businessman from New Orleans has expanded a commercial campaign to this city, highlighting violence on the streets of the French Quarter. Sidney Torres, who lives in New Orleans' historic district, started by buying television airtime in New Orleans and expanded it to Baton Rouge this week.... more »
  • Report: It takes more than $55k to live securely in BR

    January 13, 2015 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city has the second-highest cost of living in the state and, according to a new study by Loyola University, it is contributing to peoples' struggle to make ends meet. A family with two adults and two children must take home at least about $63,648 each year... more »
  • The Who, Elton John among 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    January 12, 2015 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of The Who, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga should make plans to head to New Orleans in April. Organizers for the 46th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival released their lineup Monday for the 2015 music festival. The annual event covers... more »
  • NOPD: Man who fired at officers shot, dies

    January 8, 2015 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 37-year-old man wounded by officers during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop has died. Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased... more »
  • New Orleans police: Man who fired at officers shot, injured

    January 8, 2015 2:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer shot and wounded a man during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop. Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased them... more »
  • Another big game for Anthony Davis in Pelicans loss

    January 8, 2015 2:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
  • New Texas abortion restrictions before US appeals court

    January 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of a Texas requirement that abortion clinics meet the same standards as the state's ambulatory surgical centers. A federal judge had said the requirement - part of broad abortion legislation passed in Texas in... more »
  • Countdown to Mardi Gras kicks off in The Big Easy

    January 6, 2015 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials kicked off the countdown to Mardi Gras. A group of masked revelers called the Phorty Phunny Phellows scheduled their annual streetcar ride through town... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • Work to begin on new streetcar line in New Orleans

    January 2, 2015 4:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Work is expected to begin this month on a new streetcar line that will run down Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue, a historic corridor that stretches downriver from the French Quarter. The Regional Transit Authority recently announced plans to start work on the line after years... more »
  • Nonfatal shootings in N.O. increase by 23 percent

    January 2, 2015 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department set out this year to show that the city's 2013 homicide numbers, the lowest in nearly three decades, were not a fluke. As of late Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans had recorded 150 homicides in 2014, a marginal decrease from the 156 counted... more »
  • 2 dead in New Orleans shooting

    January 1, 2015 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man and his son have been fatally shot in Gentilly. Police spokesman Officer Frank Robertson says a 64-year-old man was killed just after noon Thursday and his 42-year-old son died later after being taken to a hospital. Robertson says officers were called out to... more »
  • Evans scores 24 as Pelicans hold off Suns, 110-106

    December 31, 2014 2:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue... more »
  • Man, 80, dies trying to put out laundry room fire

    December 30, 2014 3:49 PM

    MARRERO - The state Fire Marshal's office says an 80-year-old man died trying to put out a fire at his house. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says a used extinguisher was near the body of Edward Wicker. He says Wicker's wife told investigators she smelled smoke, opened the laundry room and... more »
  • Morials buy new family tomb, former mayor reburied

    December 29, 2014 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' first black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, has been reburied 25 years after his death. The Morials bought a family tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. It's about 2 miles from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where Morial was buried in 1989. The old tomb,... more »
  • Man shot to death on Mid-City porch in New Orleans

    December 29, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the head and killed at midday on a Mid-City front porch. Police say the coroner will release the man's name after relatives are notified. The coroner's spokesman did not return a call Sunday from The Associated Press.... more »
  • Man killed Saturday in New Orleans

    December 27, 2014 5:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 23-year-old man was found dead Saturday on the porch of a home in New Orleans' Mid-City. Police responded to a report that a man had been shot and arrived to find the victim dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said. Police have... more »
  • Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

    December 22, 2014 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
  • Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    December 21, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... more »
  • New Orleans police face backlog of 400 rape kits

    December 19, 2014 2:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they're working through a backlog of more than 400 untested rape kits. The kits are important elements in an investigation, especially when a victim is attacked by a stranger and DNA is essential. Disclosure about the untested rape kits came during a New... more »
  • Pelicans soar past Rockets 99-90

    December 18, 2014 11:12 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead... more »
  • La. police: Smoking ban would hit gambling halls

    December 18, 2014 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse-racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking. After the New Year, the City Council will debate a proposed ban on... more »
  • Video game developer to open studio in New Orleans

    December 17, 2014 4:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Enticed to Louisiana by the state's generous tax incentives, a video game developer plans on opening a studio in New Orleans that will employ 80 people. High Voltage Software Inc. says it will open a studio in the city's Central Business District and start hiring soon. The... more »
  • NOLA-based Buku 2015 music fest lineup released

    December 16, 2014 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the Buku music festival in March. The fourth annual Buku Music + Art Project lineup was announced Tuesday. Also on the... more »
  • New Navy hovercraft test craft production starts

    December 15, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Textron Systems New Orleans is holding a ceremony to mark the start of production of the Navy's newest hovercraft - a landing craft designed to haul vehicles, heavy equipment, and supplies over water and beaches. The company says in a news release that the "Ship to Shore... more »
  • New charges in case tied to parade shooting

    December 13, 2014 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New federal charges have been filed against people tied to alleged gang activity, drug distribution and violence including the mass shooting at a New Orleans neighborhood parade on Mother's Day in 2013. Federal authorities said the latest version of the indictment against six alleged members of the... more »
  • Davis injured in Pels' loss to Mavericks

    December 11, 2014 2:22 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Monta Ellis scored 13 of his 26 points in the final 5 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 112-107 on Wednesday night. New Orleans had a chance to tie the game in the final 6 seconds, but Ryan Anderson's 3-point attempt bounced off... more »
  • New Orleans streetcars named historic landmark

    December 9, 2014 4:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - America's oldest street railway, the St. Charles Line of green New Orleans streetcars, has been added to the National Historic Landmark list. It's only the second site honoring historic and still-moving transportation to make the list. The other is the San Francisco Cable Cars, which date to... more »
  • Man indicted in woman's mysterious murder

    December 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    HAMMOND- More arrests are possible in the murder of a woman from this Tangipahoa Parish city in October. Kim Bowman , 32, was shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish and her body was driven to New Orleans where it and her vehicle were set on fire. Firefighters found her... more »
  • Judge won't block reports on rape case document

    December 8, 2014 2:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block a news outlet from reporting on a police document about a rape case. State District Judge Kern Reese on Monday refused the city's request for an injunction against Nola.comThe Times-Picayune. The case involved a Texas woman who said... more »
  • Davis scores 23, Pelicans top Lakers 104-87

    December 8, 2014 5:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
  • Scores in New Orleans Brown-Garner 'die-in'

    December 6, 2014 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of people protested the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, with a "die-in" at a ritzy New Orleans mall. About 50 lay down under the Christmas tree and across the floor at Canal Place, where shops... more »
  • Mississippi man convicted as New Orleans hit man

    December 5, 2014 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jurors deliberated less than an hour before convicting a Mississippi man of a contract killing in New Orleans. Prosecutors say the victim was among three men who died after marrying the woman accused of hiring 30-year-old Alfred "Terry" Everette. Emma Raine, is awaiting trial in the death... more »
  • Garner protesters disrupt New Orleans light show

    December 4, 2014 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans residents held a "die in" at a holiday light show to protest grand jury decisions against indicting white police officers in the deaths of a black man in New York City and a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Some protesters lay in the road... more »
  • Saints running back Robinson back at practice

    December 3, 2014 4:30 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson, who has missed the past six games with a forearm injury, has returned to practice on a limited basis. Coach Sean Payton says Robinson is using a brace and that everything looked good in Wednesday's practice, though the team still wants... more »
  • Report: Orleans ankle monitor problem wastes money

    December 3, 2014 12:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general says the ankle monitor program run by the sheriff's office is "almost a total failure." The report issued Wednesday by Ed Quatrevaux cites poor supervision of both inmates and deputies, poor record-keeping and vague policies. Sheriff Marlin Gusman's top deputies said... more »
  • NOPD ID woman accused of French Quarter pokings

    December 3, 2014 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have identified a woman wanted for poking strangers with a sharp object Sunday night in the French Quarter. The NOPD identified 47-year-old Jeannene Meyer as the person wanted in connection with an aggravated battery Sunday night on Decatur Street. Shortly before 9 p.m., Meyer,... more »
  • Thunder welcome back Durant but lose to Pelicans

    December 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Even the return of Kevin Durant couldn't shake the Oklahoma City Thunder from their doldrums. Durant scored 27 points in his season debut, and Michael Westbrook added 21 in his second game back from a wrist injury, but the Thunder fell 112-104 at New Orleans. Durant hit... more »
  • Casino worker accused of taking photos in restroom

    December 2, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An employee of Harrah's New Orleans is accused of taking a cellphone picture of a patron's private parts inside the men's restroom at the casino. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnson, of Harvey, was booked with video voyeurism. It carries a penalty of one to five... more »
  • Appeals court hears challenge to health care law

    December 2, 2014 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the bill violates the Constitution's requirement that tax-raising measures... more »
  • Brees leads Saints past sluggish Steelers 35-32

    November 30, 2014 4:55 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as the New Orleans Saints dominated the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers 35-32 on Sunday. Kenny Stills caught five passes for a career-high 162 yards and a score as the Saints (5-7) ended a three-game losing streak by... more »
  • Saints' Robinson to miss 6th straight game

    November 28, 2014 4:01 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have ruled out running back Khiry Robinson for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, meaning he'll miss his sixth straight game with a forearm injury. Linebacker Kyle Knox, who missed last week's game with a hand injury, also has been listed as out on Friday's injury... more »
  • Orleans coroner IDs body dumped in garbage can

    November 28, 2014 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified a woman whose body was found dumped in a garbage can earlier this week. The woman, who was stabbed to death, was identified as 43-year-old Trinece Fedison. A city building inspector found the woman in the can Wednesday. New Orleans... more »
  • 4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    November 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... more »
  • 1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking

    November 27, 2014 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a 30-year-old woman was filling up at a gas station on Franklin Avenue when a teen jumped into her SUV and sped off with her 1-year-old daughter still in the backseat. A witness who saw the carjacking happen followed the stolen SUV for several... more »
  • New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

    November 27, 2014 10:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in this famously libertine city. In a move certain to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to smoke in bars,... more »
  • New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    November 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
  • Protesters demonstrate in several La. cities

    November 26, 2014 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Micheal Brown. About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, blocking traffic and nearly making their... more »
  • Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    November 26, 2014 1:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
  • Man surrenders after standoff inside VOA center

    November 25, 2014 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man who barricaded himself in a Volunteers of America center has surrendered to police. Police spokeswoman Hilal Williams said Tuesday that 38-year-old Christophe Alfred surrendered about 12:20 p.m. and will face charges of domestic assault and domestic battery. Williams tells The Associated... more »
  • Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    November 24, 2014 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week,... more »
  • Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    November 22, 2014 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a New Orleans woman fatally shot her husband after he allegedly tried to hit his family with his truck during a domestic dispute. Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday that 50-year-old Steven Swanson died Friday at an area hospital shortly after being shot multiple times by... more »
  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    November 21, 2014 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... more »
  • Man charged with 40 counts of child porn

    November 20, 2014 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography. Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

    November 19, 2014 2:06 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
  • School workers fired after Katrina return to court

    November 18, 2014 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing 30 air fresheners

    November 18, 2014 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store. Police in New Orleans say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying shortly after 4 p.m.... more »
  • Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze late Monday night

    November 18, 2014 5:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in New Orleans Monday night. The blaze broke out just after 10 p.m. In the 2000 block of Danneel St. Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire at the Central City home. No word on... more »
  • Trail Blazers rally for 102-93 win over Pelicans

    November 18, 2014 1:57 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
  • Bengals topple Saints 27-10

    November 16, 2014 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Andy Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career by passing for three touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the New Orleans Saints to a second straight loss, 27-10 on Sunday. For Dalton, the game represented a dramatic reversal from a week ago,... more »
  • Building collapse in French Quarter frays nerves

    November 16, 2014 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Warning flags are going up about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections after a 210-year-old building collapsed in the historic French Quarter. No one was injured when the three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in October, but the episode has thrown into focus an array of problems throughout... more »
  • Shooter claims he killed man for trying to steal his bike

    November 14, 2014 3:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old New Orleans man is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man in his front yard. The arrest warrant alleges that Bradley Parvez called police Thursday morning to report that someone was trying to steal his bicycle, and called shortly afterward... more »

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