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  • New Orleans school closed due to threat on social media

    March 30, 2017 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Isidore Newman School in New Orleans is closed on Thursday after a threat on social media was posted. According to a report from WWL , school officials announced the school closure on Thursday and parent conferences that were scheduled for Friday have also been canceled. ... more »
  • Loyola to make free textbooks available for 400

    March 29, 2017 7:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a program that could lower costs for as many as 400 incoming students at a major university in New Orleans. Loyola University is launching a free textbook program for first-year students who start classes in the fall. To be eligible, admitted students must register online for... more »
  • Coroner: New Orleans drug overdose deaths doubled in 2016

    March 28, 2017 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans coroner says that overdose deaths in the city doubled last year. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse says in a news release Monday that 211 people died of accidental drug-related deaths in 2016 as compared to 92 the previous year. Rouse says it's likely the first time... more »
  • A crackdown on false alarms in New Orleans

    March 26, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials are getting set to impose penalties for owners of properties where repeated false security alarms waste police time. A city news release says an ordinance taking effect May 1 will result in a warning to a property owner after one false alarm, and a... more »
  • Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B

    March 25, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck. University of New Orleans' Hospitality Research Center says last year's... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star's killer

    March 23, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed. Cardell Hayes was scheduled for sentencing on Monday. However, state District Judge Camille Buras granted a defense attorneys' request for more time Thursday. No new date was set. A status... more »
  • Man shot while walking dog in New Orleans

    March 20, 2017 8:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Residents in Uptown say a man was shot while walking his dog in New Orleans Monday morning, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Loyola Ave. Neighbors say a man was walking his dog near the... more »
  • Police: Tennessee deputy fatally shoots Louisiana man

    March 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ALAMO - Officials say a Tennessee deputy has fatally shot a New Orleans man who tried to strike deputies with his vehicle. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that Crockett County sheriff's deputies initially responded Thursday after 37-year-old Rodney James Hess blocked traffic on a highway near... more »
  • New Orleans bars stay open for those needing chronic tonic

    March 17, 2017 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The mayor's office in New Orleans says a proposal to require bars to shut their doors at 3 a.m. is being abandoned. The idea was to decrease in-and-out traffic and what Mayor Mitch Landrieu had called an "open pedestrian party" along Bourbon Street and other parts of... more »
  • Report: one killed in drag race in New Orleans East

    March 16, 2017 7:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police are investigating a deadly crash on Hayne Blvd in New Orleans East Thursday morning, local media reports. According to WWLTV, two SUVs were racing along Hayne Blvd near Tapier Ave when the two vehicles bumped and lost control around 4:15 a.m. Thursday. Both... more »
  • New Orleans Uber robbery actually started as solicitation for sexual favors

    March 13, 2017 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD inestigated a robbery over the weekend after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint by two women posing as Uber drivers. The 22-year-old victim told police the women had picked him up on Bourbon Street after he requested a ride Saturday. However, he later revealed... more »
  • UNO basketball punches ticket to big dance with OT win over Texas A&M CC

    March 11, 2017 11:55 PM

    KATY, TX - Its been over 20 years since UNO has been to the NCAA championship: waiting 5 more minutes didn't seem to matter. The Privateers held off Texas A&M Corpus Christi in overtime 68-65 to earn the Southland Conference tournament championship and earn the school's first trip to... more »
  • Firefighters rescue man from Mississippi River

    March 11, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters have rescued a man from the Mississippi River after a late-night search of the waters near Mardi Gras World. In a statement, the fire department says it was responding to reports of a man in the water Friday night around 10 p.m. They started... more »
  • Ex-cop accused in Kenner of theft from Hispanics after traffic stops

    March 10, 2017 6:39 PM

    KENNER - A police department in a News Orleans suburb accuses a former officer of stealing from Hispanic men he'd arrested for driving without a license. Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Jan Michael Gregory was arrested Friday. He says Gregory had resigned Feb. 22, after members of the... more »
  • Audubon Aquarium welcomes 'otterly' adorable new resident

    March 10, 2017 9:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans has welcomed its newest resident: a rescued juvenile sea otter from Monterey, Calif. The Audubon Nature Institute says in a statement that the 18-month-old female sea otter arrived at the aquarium Wednesday evening. She joins the Audubon's current resident, Clara, an... more »
  • Helen Mirren to speak, receive honorary degree at Tulane ceremony

    March 7, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University in New Orleans has announced that actress Helen Mirren will deliver the keynote address to graduates at its 2017 commencement. The ceremony is set for May 20 in the Superdome. Tulane's Monday news release says the English actress also will receive an honorary degree at... more »
  • Coast Guard, multiple agencies locate missing hunter

    March 6, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard concluded a search for a missing hunter after he was found near the Atchafalaya River Basin. The man was located around 7 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Coast Guard. He was then transported to emergency medical services by the St. Mary's Parish... more »
  • Coastal flood advisory issued for parishes along Gulf coast

    March 6, 2017 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have issued a coastal flood advisory for several parishes near the Gulf coast. The National Weather Service said the advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday. Forecasters say that strong winds over the northern Gulf of Mexico will pile water onto mainly east-facing shores... more »
  • Audubon Zoo's 'King Zulu' the white tiger has died

    March 6, 2017 10:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Audubon Nature Institute’s aging white tiger “King Zulu” died over the weekend. The organization said the 20-year-old male white tiger had experienced a steep decline in health and staff made the decision to euthanize Sunday morning. The tiger had been receiving hospice style care to... more »
  • United adding nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco

    March 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - United Airlines is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June. United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and San Francisco in the summer months. The company, in a news release,... more »
  • Checks in mail soon, attorneys in Katrina-Rita case say

    March 2, 2017 7:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Letters have gone out to inform nearly 125,000 New Orleans-area residents and businesses that checks will be mailed soon in a 2009 settlement over flood damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The money won't be major in most cases: Joseph Bruno, an attorney representing plaintiffs... more »
  • Bond tripled for drunk driver in Endymion crash

    March 1, 2017 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The bond has tripled for a 25-year-old man who drove into a crowd of people at the Endymion parade in New Orleans. According to a report from WWL , Neilson Rizzuto's bond has been raised from $125,000 to $420,000 following 22 additional charges filed against him.... more »
  • As Mardi Gras revelry ends with a party, Lent begins Play Video

    March 1, 2017 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The party is over in New Orleans as Mardi Gras comes to a close. Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, for many Christians a period of reflection or fasting ahead of Easter. On the last day of revelry, thousands of people took to the streets. They wore... more »
  • Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations Play Video

    February 28, 2017 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people are expected to throng the streets for Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Fat Tuesday is the culmination of the city and region's Carnival season. Some of the biggest parades will take place along the St. Charles Avenue parade route. Families, tourists and locals... more »
  • Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit Play Video

    February 27, 2017 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say the driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held... more »
  • New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement

    February 26, 2017 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik told NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune the building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.... more »
  • New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo

    February 25, 2017 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. News outlets report that the City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.... more »
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy buried under New Orleans bridge plead guilty

    February 23, 2017 5:55 PM

    GRETNA - The parents of a toddler who was found buried in a garbage bag under a Louisiana bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. After Thursday's plea, State District Judge Raymond Steib Jr. sentenced Gabrielle Whittington and Onterio Thompson, both 22, to five years in prison - three... more »
  • New Orleans JCC evacuated after morning bomb threat

    February 23, 2017 12:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jewish Community Center was evacuated Thursday morning after receiving a bomb threat, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the building, located on St. Charles Ave., received a threatening phone call around 9:15 a.m. New Orleans Police were called to the scene and cleared... more »
  • From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

    February 21, 2017 12:02 PM

    ON LAKE ATHANASIO - If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline. Since 2014, restaurants have contributed nearly 2,600 tons... more »
  • Pelicans acquire Cousins, Casspi in multi-player deal

    February 20, 2017 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade with the Sacramento Kings to acquire center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Omri Casspi in exchange for guards Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway. The trade also includes two of the Pelicans' future draft picks. Cousins, 6'11'' was drafted... more »
  • Disaster food stamps approved for tornado victims

    February 17, 2017 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say federal nutrition aid has been approved for people affected by last week's tornado that caused heavy damage in eastern New Orleans. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced the approval Thursday of benefits through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Information and... more »
  • Reduced charges in Bourbon St. shootout that killed BR man

    February 16, 2017 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate judge has reduced the charges against two men accused in a shootout in New Orleans' tourist-filled French Quarter that left a Baton Rouge man dead and nine others wounded. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell said Wednesday that he could find no probable cause for a murder... more »
  • Uber unveils Mardi Gras plan called 'The Box'

    February 15, 2017 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Uber unveiled its new plans for Mardi Gras weekend, and it’s called “The Box.” The company says that road closures will make it difficult for its drivers to cross St. Charles Ave. “The Box” is the area designated between St. Charles Ave to the Mississippi River... more »
  • Ex-Saints WR Robert Meachem jailed for unpaid child support

    February 14, 2017 8:30 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem is behind bars after failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony. State District Judge Adrian Adams sent Meachem to jail in Jefferson Parish on Monday for 30 days. Adams said Meachem could be released once he pays... more »
  • Report: Student rammed window before falling from 11th floor

    February 14, 2017 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a University of Southern Mississippi student fell through a closed 11th-story hotel window onto a hotel's fourth-floor pool deck and died. An email Tuesday from the coroner's office identifies the dead man as 20-year-old Cole Whaley, and says he died early Saturday at... more »
  • NBA All-Star game spotlights NOLA as LGBT oasis in the South

    February 14, 2017 7:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it... more »
  • Coast Guard removes injured woman from New Orleans cruise ship

    February 13, 2017 5:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Coast Guard removed an injured 71-year-old woman and her husband from a cruise ship heading down the Mississippi River to an emergency medical crew on shore. The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn called for help at 7 p.m. Sunday after the woman's shoulder was injured. It did... more »
  • FEMA: Disaster recovery center opening in New Orleans

    February 13, 2017 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says a disaster recovery center is opening in eastern New Orleans to help people whose homes and businesses were damaged by the tornado last week. Representatives from state and federal government and volunteer groups will be there to answer questions and help... more »
  • Krewe of Orion prepares for 2017 debut Play Video

    February 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Krewe of Orion is set to kick off carnival season Saturday night at 6:30 pm. The all-male organization has 18 floats loaded and ready to make the journey from St. Gabriel to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday morning. The krewe’s captain, Darren Coates, is... more »
  • NOPD: 6 shot, 1 killed in Central City

    February 10, 2017 9:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are on the scene of a shooting in Central City with 6 victims. One of the victim, a female, has died, according to police. According to WWL , the New Orleans Police Department confirmed the shooting at Third and Dryades streets around 6:15 p.m. Initial... more »
  • Richmond asks Trump to issue disaster declaration for New Orleans

    February 10, 2017 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Rep. Cedric Richmond has asked President Donald Trump to issue a disaster declaration after an EF-3 tornado damaged homes in New Orleans. In a statement released Friday, Richmond said the declaration is needed to allow federal resources to help New Orleans residents impacted by Tuesday’s severe... more »
  • Saints to hold 2017 training camp at practice facility in Metairie

    February 9, 2017 5:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints will hold their annual training camp this summer at the team's practice facility in Metairie, Saints General Manager and Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis announced. The Saints held the first phase of their past three training camps at the Greenbrier in White... more »
  • Beyonce faces $20M copyright suit from YouTube star's estate

    February 9, 2017 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her song "Formation." The estate of Anthony Barre, who went by the name Messy Mya on YouTube, claims in the lawsuit... more »
  • GOHSEP: 28 injuries, no deaths after severe weather strikes southeast Louisiana

    February 7, 2017 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Crisis Action Team has been activated in order to address any requests for support from parishes and other state agencies due to today’s tornadic activity. Seven areas across southeast Louisiana sustained possible tornado damage during several rounds of... more »
  • WATCH: Gov. Edwards travels to N.O. to tour damage, gives updates following severe weather

    February 7, 2017 3:30 PM

    WATCH: Tour of tornado damage NEW ORLEANS – Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to New Orleans to tour tornado damaged areas following Tuesday's severe weather that impacted several parishes throughout Southeast Louisiana. Edwards held a press conference with New Orleans elected officials to provide an update. Edwards... more »
  • Scenes of disaster after storm hits New Orleans

    February 7, 2017 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parts of eastern New Orleans are looking like a disaster area following a line of severe weather that just blew through the city. The storm flipped over cars, tore roofs off homes, ripped through a gas station canopy, broke tall power poles off their foundations, flipped a... more »
  • Camellia gardens to open the weekend of Feb. 18.

    February 5, 2017 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Camellia gardens will be on display on both shores of Lake Pontchartrain the weekend of Feb. 18. On Saturday the 18th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds an annual open house at the Lacombe headquarters for its Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex . The site,... more »
  • Morten Andersen selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    February 4, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints legendary kicker Morten Andersen was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017, it was announced Saturday night. Andersen joins LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner & Jason Taylor make up 2017 class of the Pro FB Hall of Fame. The... more »
  • Museum exhibit: Women's Carnival krewes since 1896

    February 4, 2017 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana State Museum exhibition that opens Friday will commemorate the centennial of New Orleans' oldest surviving women's Carnival parade krewe and the evolution of women's krewes from the 1890s to the present. Curator Wayne Phillips says the Krewe of Iris, which was formed in 1917, and... more »
  • 10-year-old from New Orleans wins "Chopped Junior"

    February 2, 2017 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 10-year-old New Orleans boy has won "Chopped Junior," a cooking competition for young cooks. Kaj Friis-Hecht won the $10,000 prize for the Food Network series patterned after the original "Chopped" for adults. The Advocate reports that the judges were chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Daniel Churchill... more »
  • Dad: drive-by victim was to join Army Reserves

    February 1, 2017 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of an 18-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting in front of a New Orleans high school says his son was in Tulane University's culinary catering program and was planning to join the Army Reserves. Lawrence Williams Jr. said Lawrence Williams IV had never been in... more »
  • DA charges girlfriend of man killed by Louisiana deputies

    February 1, 2017 10:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman who was in a car with her boyfriend when he was shot and killed by two pursuing Louisiana sheriff's deputies last year has been charged in connection with the actions authorities say the couple took that prompted the chase. Citing court records filed Thursday, news... more »
  • Sentencing for retired Saints star's killer reset for March

    January 31, 2017 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been postponed to March 27. Prosecution and defense attorneys in the Cardell Hayes case agreed Tuesday to push back a sentencing in mid-February. Smith was killed in a traffic confrontation in New... more »
  • Man already jailed, now held for triple murder in NOLA

    January 30, 2017 5:47 PM

    GRETNA - Authorities say a 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with last week's shooting deaths of three people in suburban New Orleans. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office announced Monday that Corey Woods of Metairie was already in jail on unrelated charges when three counts of first-degree murder were... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in New Orleans shooting

    January 28, 2017 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One woman is dead and two others wounded after a triple shooting in a New Orleans neighborhood. Police say officers responded to a call at about 11:50 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, investigators found three women with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car with Texas license plates.... more »
  • Pizza delivery driver shot, killed in Algiers

    January 23, 2017 11:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in Algiers Monday night. According to WWL-TV , the incident occurred around 8 p.m. at the corner of Stratford and Winchester. Investigators say a Domino's delivery driver was shot multiple times. There was also a trainee with... more »
  • Technology part of New Orleans anti-crime, anti-terror plan

    January 23, 2017 9:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have unveiled an extensive, $40 million program to fight crime and terrorism in New Orleans. It includes plans for round-the-clock monitoring of cameras in 20 high crime hot spots, take-home cars for police officers, high-tech imaging equipment to spot people carrying weapons and the eventual closure... more »
  • All 3 weekend triple shooting victims dead

    January 23, 2017 8:50 PM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish authorities say all three people shot in a car over the weekend have died. Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato tells local media that a 16-year-old girl died Sunday, and her 25-year-old brother and the brother's girlfriend died Monday. All three were in a 2006 Honda Accord that... more »
  • Protesters in New Orleans demonstrate against Trump policies

    January 21, 2017 3:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands have gathered in New Orleans to oppose President Donald Trump's proposed policies. Louisiana groups, including Women's March New Orleans, Our Revolution, NOW Baton Rouge and Millennials March, joined with others Saturday to highlight the importance of holding elected officials accountable to maintain civil victories gained by... more »
  • NOLA bakery recovers stolen freight truck

    January 20, 2017 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans has found one of its freight trucks that was reported stolen on Thursday. The bakery initially posted on Facebook about the truck on Thursday and offered a free King Cake per week for a year to anyone who had information that... more »
  • 'Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty" among La. protest plans

    January 20, 2017 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets. The so-called "Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty" coincided with Friday's... more »
  • Fed: Nearly 60 New Orleans police recruits had risk factors

    January 19, 2017 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal monitors say almost 60 recruits were accepted into recent New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite records indicating any of a variety of "risk factors" - including possible domestic abuse and drug use. Thursday's report was filed by monitors overseeing federal court-ordered reforms in the... more »
  • NOLA bakery offering free king cake for a year for info on stolen truck

    January 19, 2017 1:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans is offering one free King Cake per week for a full year to anyone who has information about a truck stolen from the bakery early Thursday morning. The bakery posted on Facebook about the incident looking for information about a man... more »
  • New Orleans woman kicked boyfriend's face in front of officer

    January 19, 2017 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a woman kicked her boyfriend in the face while he was sitting on a curb near a New Orleans police officer. Citing arrest documents, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 20-year-old Sabrina Lofstedt and her 22-year-old boyfriend spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day drinking at a Mississippi beach... more »
  • Report: rat causes power outage, closes Orleans criminal court

    January 18, 2017 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Entergy spokesperson says a rodent caused a power outage at the Orleans Parish criminal court, forcing the court to close Wednesday. According to a WWLTV report , a rat or rodent made contact with an arrester, a piece of equipment that protects the building against... more »
  • New Orleans expanding plans for new airport terminal

    January 18, 2017 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is expanding plans for a terminal being built to replace the international airport's current one, built in 1959. He says increased flights and passengers prompted the change in plans from 30 gates to 35. Officials say that will add... more »
  • 23 stolen school bus batteries caused pickup delays in New Orleans

    January 17, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Several school buses were delayed for students at two New Orleans charter schools Tuesday morning due to stolen batteries. WWL reports that 23 school bus batteries were stolen following a break-in from the First Student bus barn in east New Orleans. The break-in caused delays... more »
  • New Orleans police chief to meet with Paul Ryan

    January 15, 2017 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday about new approaches police departments are taking on police training regarding de-escalation, decision-making and use of force tactics. Harrison's office, in a news release, said the meeting will take place in Janesville,... more »
  • Judge: Settlement not 'reachable' in 'debtor prison' case

    January 14, 2017 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Settlement discussions have failed to bring about a resolution to a federal court case accusing New Orleans criminal court judges of unconstitutionally jailing poor people who cannot afford to pay court fees. The suit was filed in 2015 by six people who said they were locked up... more »
  • $10K grant for LSU Health student program to help homeless

    January 13, 2017 10:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans human services nonprofit is giving $10,000 to a program run by medical students to help homeless women and children get health care and education. LSU Health New Orleans says the grant comes from La Societe des Dames Hospitalieres. Students from five of the six... more »
  • Town suspends panhandling prohibition pending lawsuit

    January 12, 2017 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A suburban New Orleans city has told a judge it won't enforce its law requiring people who beg for money at traffic intersections to get panhandling permits. Court records show the city of Slidell agreed Tuesday that it won't enforce the law until a federal judge determines... more »
  • Ochsner buys urgent and occupational health care company

    January 12, 2017 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner Health System says it has bought a company that owns 12 urgent care and four occupational health clinics in the greater New Orleans area. It says all 14 Millennium Healthcare Management Inc. locations will become part of Ochsner Health System. A news release Tuesday announced the... more »
  • Man arrested for November shooting in St. James

    January 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    VACHERIE - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man Monday wanted for the murder of one man and the shooting of another. Jyran McGee is charged with the murder of Jarell Jones and attempted murder of Jeremy Smith on Nov. 13, 2016. McGee was arrested by... more »
  • Trial underway for 10 linked to violent New Orleans gang

    January 11, 2017 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal trial has begun in New Orleans for 10 people charged as members of a violent drug trafficking gang. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the 10 are linked by prosecutors to the "39'ers" gang. In opening statements Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Myles Ranier chronicled the... more »
  • WrestleMania to return to New Orleans in 2018

    January 10, 2017 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – World Wrestling Entertainment announced that WrestleMania will return to New Orleans in 2018. Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the event at a press conference at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday. The event will be held in April. Gov. Edwards is... more »
  • New Orleans to activate new traffic cameras Monday

    January 8, 2017 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration says 55 new traffic cameras will begin photographing and fining speeders on Monday. The revenue from the controversial cameras will be used to help close budget gaps in 2017, although Landrieu has said that's not the point of the cameras. All... more »
  • Mardi Gras season kicks off with cakes, street car rides

    January 6, 2017 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras season is kicking off in New Orleans. The holiday season begins on Epiphany, commemorating the day when the three wise men reached the baby Jesus. Fat Tuesday, which marks the culmination of Mardi Gras season, falls on Feb. 28. Across the city people are eating... more »
  • Report: Saints clean house, fire Joe Vitt, several assistant coaches

    January 5, 2017 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt and several assistant coaches were fired Thursday, per reports by WWLTV. Vitt, Bill Johnson, Greg McMahon, Stan Kwan and James Willis were all fired , according to WWLTV reporter Lyons Yellin. Vitt served as the assistant head... more »

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