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  • Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    August 22, 2014 4:50 PM

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

    August 19, 2014 3:31 AM

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

    August 18, 2014 11:13 AM

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

    August 16, 2014 12:32 PM

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

    August 15, 2014 7:23 PM

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

    August 15, 2014 4:02 PM

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

    August 15, 2014 3:06 AM

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

    August 14, 2014 6:06 PM

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

    August 14, 2014 6:03 PM

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

    August 14, 2014 3:57 PM

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

    August 14, 2014 1:20 PM

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

    August 14, 2014 12:58 PM

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

    August 14, 2014 6:26 AM

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

    August 13, 2014 10:44 PM

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

    August 13, 2014 5:04 PM

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

    August 13, 2014 3:19 PM

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

    August 12, 2014 5:13 PM

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

    August 12, 2014 6:25 AM

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

    August 11, 2014 2:37 PM

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

    August 10, 2014 11:32 AM

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

    August 9, 2014 5:45 PM

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

    August 9, 2014 11:52 AM

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

    August 8, 2014 6:04 PM

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

    August 7, 2014 12:37 PM

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

    August 5, 2014 4:59 PM

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

    August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

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

    July 31, 2014 7:13 PM

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

    July 30, 2014 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... more »
  • Shooting in New Orleans leaves two dead, another injured

    July 29, 2014 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found two men in red four-door Jaguar suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say the unidentified men were pronounced... more »
  • New Orleans police officer suspended without pay

    July 28, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 33-year-old New Orleans police officer is on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested for allegedly trying to run over a man with her car. Police said Monday that Officer Stephanie Caldwell got into a fight with a 47-year-old man about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say... more »
  • Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    July 28, 2014 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area. Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was a 23-year-old man. Police said they were responding to a call at 6:45 a.m. about a... more »
  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    July 25, 2014 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot... more »
  • Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    July 25, 2014 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

    July 23, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers. Twenty-year-old Trung Le remains in jail without bond on one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a... more »
  • Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    July 22, 2014 3:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... more »
  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    July 21, 2014 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say the large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle... more »
  • FBI investigating armored car holdup in New Orleans

    July 21, 2014 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money. Spokesman Mary Beth Romig says the gunman forced his way into the Dunbar Armored vehicle at gunpoint Monday morning, when one of... more »
  • Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies

    July 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103. Family friend Regina Dillings says the trumpeter died Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. Ferbos performed all over New Orleans and its suburbs for decades. His ability to read... more »
  • New Orleans police recruitment effort continues Play Video

    July 16, 2014 3:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The continuing effort to recruit new police officers in New Orleans will include churches and faith-based organizations. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Chief Ronal Serpas discussed the second phase of the city's "Get Behind The Badge" recruiting campaign during a Tuesday afternoon news conference. In addition to... more »
  • Hearing set for suspect in Bourbon St. shootings

    July 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing date of July 23 has been set in New Orleans for a suspect in the Bourbon Street gunfight that killed one person and wounded nine others. Twenty-year-old Trung Le of Belle Chasse is being held in Orleans Parish Prison. Although the judge set bonds totaling... more »
  • Dardenne, seafood board set cook-off for August

    July 15, 2014 5:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La - The best seafood chef in the nation will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans when the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is held. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board on Monday announced the competition won last year... more »
  • Lawyers huddle at federal court on jail reforms

    July 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans, the New Orleans sheriff and inmates at the city's notoriously dangerous jail have been meeting for hours in federal court to discuss a plan to house mentally ill New Orleans prisoners at the state's Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.... more »
  • Slow-going in rebuild of Hubig's Pies

    July 12, 2014 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's been nearly two years since fire destroyed the Hubig's Pies factory in New Orleans and there are few signs the bakery's fried treats will return to store shelves any time soon. Co-owner Otto Ramsey says Hubig's still plans to rebuild but the timetable isn't set. Last... more »
  • Carnival inks 5-year deal with Port of New Orleans

    July 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to its new five-year contract extension. The new deal, which went into effect July 1, supersedes a three-year extension negotiated in 2013. In addition to the... more »
  • 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane... more »
  • Essence Festival hits record attendance at 550,000

    July 7, 2014 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Essence Festival marked its 20th anniversary by setting a record for annual attendance with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community and black culture at the New Orleans' convention center and Superdome. That's about 10,000 more people than attended the 2013 festival,... more »
  • Accused Bourbon Street gunman fights extradition

    July 7, 2014 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 20-year-old man accused of starting a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street is fighting his extradition from Mississippi. Trung Le, also known as "Joe", was taken into custody by members of NOPD's violent offenders unit and U.S. Marshals in Mississippi late Friday afternoon. Le is... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • 20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

    July 3, 2014 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Music, food and families will fill the riverfront alongside the Mississippi River as the 20th annual Essence Festival kicks off in New Orleans. DJ Marquis started the party in Woldenberg Park Thursday. The day also includes live music by New Orleans' Corey Henry's Treme Funktet and national... more »
  • State to assist New Orleans with crime problems Play Video

    July 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week's shooting on Bourbon Street has the attention of state leaders who are working hard to come up with a plan to curb the Big Easy's crime problem. This week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made a plea for federal and state help to fight... more »
  • Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

    July 2, 2014 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. The ruling Wednesday by Stephen Burbank is setback for Graham, agent Jimmy Sexton and the NFL Players Association,... more »
  • Judge hears arguments in oil industry lawsuit

    July 2, 2014 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans is likely months away from deciding whether Plaquemines Parish's lawsuit against oil companies over coastal damage belongs in state or federal court. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey heard arguments Wednesday and set a schedule for briefs and replies lasting into September.... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ray Nagin deserves harsh sentence

    July 2, 2014 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lies to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in... more »
  • New Orleans mayor seeks help after Bourbon mayhem

    July 1, 2014 4:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for state and federal law enforcement help following a Bourbon Street gunfight that injured 10 people - most of them out-of-state visitors. Landrieu said Tuesday he's asked Gov. Bobby Jindal to assign 100 state police to the city permanently, and... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Person of interest sought in Bourbon St. shooting

    June 30, 2014 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police have developed a person of interest in the weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street that left 10 injured. Police asked the public for help in identifying the person, whose image is seen on surveillance video released by police Monday. Ten people were hit when shots... more »
  • Suspects sought after 9 shot on Bourbon Street

    June 30, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One person remains in critical condition as a result of a weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Police said nine people were hit when shots rang out at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Five remained hospitalized Monday at LSU Hospital. Four were in stable condition. One... more »
  • Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

    June 30, 2014 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision posted Monday reversed a ruling by U.S. District Judge Kurt... more »
  • No extra hearing for Nagin sentencing argument

    June 23, 2014 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has rejected former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's request for a hearing devoted solely to arguments about his sentence for corruption. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan denied the request Monday. The judge says Nagin's attorney can argue for a lighter punishment than the one... more »
  • Supporters: 'Katrina Fatigue' caused Nagin's corruption

    June 20, 2014 10:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A minister, and former president of the Southern Baptists, joined more than two dozen others in writing a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The Rev. Fred Luter believes Hurricane Katrina profoundly affected Nagin, who will be sentenced in July on corruption... more »
  • Former teacher faces child pornography charge

    June 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a former New Orleans teacher with being in receipt of child pornography. In a news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr.'s office said 43-year-old Don Francis Jr., of Metairie, was indicted on Thursday. Authorities say Francis has been... more »
  • Another delay: Nagin sentencing reset for July 9

    June 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's sentencing on federal corruption charges has been rescheduled for July 9. Sentencing had been set for July 2 but U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set a new date in a brief Tuesday order saying there was a scheduling conflict. Nagin was... more »
  • Saints' Jimmy Graham has arbitration hearing

    June 17, 2014 3:46 PM

    METAIRIE - All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract. Graham filed a grievance through the players' union. He contends he should be considered a wide receiver, not a tight end, when the team designated him with the 2014 franchise tag.... more »
  • Nagin seeks leniency as sentencing nears

    June 13, 2014 6:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking a federal judge to go easy on Nagin when he is sentenced on 20 criminal counts on July 2. Nagin was convicted in February on charges including bribery, fraud and money laundering stemming from his two... more »
  • New Orleans among cheapest vacation spots Play Video

    June 13, 2014 6:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Crescent City is one of the cheapest vacation spots in the country. Trip Advisor compiles the list each year as familes begin to prepare for their summer trips. To create the list, researchers consider the average price of a hotel stay, cocktails, dinner for two... more »
  • Godzilla beer settlement

    June 4, 2014 7:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A brewery in New Orleans agreed to change the name of one its beers as part of a settlement with the company that has the rights to the movie monster Godzilla. New Orleans Lager & Ale Co. agreed to change the name of its Mechahopzilla beer at... more »
  • Louisiana companies gain, lose on Fortune 500 list

    June 4, 2014 12:49 PM

    MONROE- The Fortune 500 company based here, one of only two in Louisiana, dropped in the rankings when the 2014 list was released. CenturyLink fell from 150th to 158th. Its revenue was in the ball park of $18 billion. But, New Orleans' Entergy Corp. grew in the rankings.... more »
  • Police arrest deputy accused of domestic violence

    June 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEWS ROADS - Law enforcement said they arrested an off duty Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Deputy accused of domestic violence charges. New Roads City Police said Stephen Louis, 32, allegedly assaulted his wife while still in uniform after getting off duty early Tuesday morning. Deputy Louis is charged with... more »
  • Bill to void levee board lawsuit heads to Jindal

    May 30, 2014 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The oil and gas industry won a significant victory in the Louisiana Legislature Friday with Senate passage of a bill that seeks to kill a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against 97 oil and gas companies. The lawsuit alleges the companies' drilling activities... more »
  • House supports bill to nullify levee board lawsuit

    May 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has voted with the oil and gas industry, supporting a bill that seeks to void a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against the industry. With the 59-39 House vote Thursday, the proposal moves one step from passage. The Senate-backed bill... more »
  • Ex-cop wins prison change in Katrina killings case

    May 29, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved a former New Orleans police officer's request for a transfer from a federal prison in California while he awaits a new trial in connection with fatal shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Faulcon is one of five ex-police officers who face a retrial... more »
  • Suspect in dancer's dismemberment to remain jailed

    May 28, 2014 12:47 PM

    GRETNA - Police investigating the murder and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer say two federal inmates provided information that helped them link the crime to a Kenner couple. Detectives testified Tuesday that information was used to book Margaret Sanchez with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the two-year-old... more »
  • Saints' workers comp bill scrapped this session

    May 27, 2014 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are getting out of a dispute between New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and NFL players about workers compensation claims. Hammond Rep. Chris Broadwater said Tuesday he's shelving the bill for the legislative session, hoping the two sides can negotiate a compromise. Broadwater's bill was pushed... more »
  • Boy dies in tubing accident

    May 26, 2014 9:03 PM

    HARRISON COUNTRY, MS - Authorities say an 8-year-old New Orleans area boy riding on a tube has died in a boating accident on the Mississippi coast's Wolf River. Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan told The Associated Press that the boy and another sibling were on the tube... more »
  • Deadly Memorial Day weekend for New Orleans

    May 26, 2014 5:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said at least 18 people have been shot since Friday in the city of New Orleans, with at least three deaths reported. The latest shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Monday in St. Roch, where a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed. The violence... more »
  • Super Bowl could be back in New Orleans in 2018

    May 20, 2014 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today. New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
  • Former Saint, ALS patient Gleason has tracheotomy

    May 20, 2014 3:16 AM

    METAIRIE, La. - Former Saints player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more than three years ago, has had a tracheotomy to help his breathing. Following the surgery to open the airway in his neck on Monday night, an update posted on the Team Gleason website states... more »
  • 6-year-old dies in I-10 wreck in New Orleans

    May 19, 2014 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 6-year-old girl has been killed after the car she was in flipped several times on Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans. Police say it happened around noon Monday near the Morrison Road exit. Investigators say the 36-year-old driver was headed west when she lost control of... more »
  • Saints add 4 players following rookie camp

    May 19, 2014 1:03 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has added four players following last weekend's three-day rookie camp. Loomis announced Monday that rookie receiver Steve Hull, rookie running back Derrick Strozier, veteran outside linebacker Cheta Ozougwu and veteran offensive lineman Thomas Welch were signed after taking... more »
  • N.O. woman gets unusual Barbara Walters tribute Play Video

    May 16, 2014 8:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Barbara Walters is preparing to ride off into retirement after more than 50 years in broadcasting, but her legacy will live on thanks to a New Orleans woman. Lizz Dodd got a tattoo of Walters face on her leg! She says that it is a symbol... more »
  • Jindal: Chiquita to return to New Orleans

    May 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Chiquita Brands International Inc. is returning to New Orleans after nearly 40 years, bringing up to 350 new jobs. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chiquita official Mario Pacheco say the company is moving from the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, where it relocated in the 1970s after more than 70... more »
  • Man freed after 34 years of unjust imprisonment

    May 12, 2014 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish district attorney says a 61-year-old man was unjustly imprisoned for 34 years because former prosecutors and former detectives withheld evidence that would have acquitted him. Leon Cannizzarro says Reginald Adams' attorneys brought him evidence early this month of what he calls shameful handling of... more »
  • Grant would fund study of rail service expansion

    May 11, 2014 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until Hurricane... more »
  • Jazz Fest attendance estimated at 435,000

    May 10, 2014 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Producers of the New Orleans Jazz Fest estimate overall attendance for 2014 was 435,000. That's slightly higher than 2013's total of 425,000. The 2013 festival, however, was plagued by heavy rains on the first Sunday and between the weekends, rendering much of the Fair Grounds infield a... more »
  • Parade will return to scene of Mother's Day crime

    May 9, 2014 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Organizers of a neighborhood Mother's Day Parade in New Orleans say they won't let the violence that brought it to an abrupt end last year prevent them from marching again on Sunday. Two gunmen fired into the crowd last year at the annual parade of the Big... more »
  • Governor stuck during airport bomb scare

    May 8, 2014 10:18 PM

    KENNER- A bomb threat shut down New Orleans International Airport for a brief time Thursday night. WWL TV in New Orleans reported a call was made to 911 earlier in the evening, prompting the scare. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies checked the facility and eventually the all clear was given.... more »

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