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  • 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 »
  • Babies born in 2017 get FREE Baby Cakes baseball tickets for life

    January 5, 2017 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – All babies, that’s right all babies, born in Louisiana in 2017 are eligible for free lifetime passes to New Orleans Baby Cakes baseball games, the company’s website says Thursday. According to MILB.com, after your child is born, all you have to do is fill out a... more »
  • Man accused of crashing van into lake with landlord inside

    January 5, 2017 10:17 AM

    METAIRIE - Authorities say a New Orleans man waited hours before telling authorities he crashed a minivan into a lake with his landlord inside. News outlets report 25-year-old Miguel McCarty faces vehicular homicide and other charges in 52-year-old Regina Williams' death. Williams' body was found inside the van Monday. Detectives... more »
  • Drew Brees becomes owner of 3 Baton Rouge Dunkin' Donuts

    January 3, 2017 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints quarterback Drew Brees is continuing to expand his reach in the food business in Louisiana with the announcement Tuesday that he is partnering to open more than five dozen Dunkin' Donut stores in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria over the coming years. Brees,... more »
  • Pelicans, 7-footer Motiejunas agree on contract

    January 3, 2017 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say free-agent 7-footer Donatas Motiejunas has signed to play the rest of this season. A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity because contract terms have not been releases, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Motiejunas will be paid... more »
  • New Orleans murder rate climbs to 176 for the year

    January 1, 2017 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans murder rate climbed last year to 176. The Times-Picayune reports that's the highest count since 2012 when 193 people were slain in the city. Murders last year included domestic violence incidents, drug turf wars and high profile cases such as the Nov. 27 mass... more »
  • Gov. Edwards and First Lady to participate in "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve"

    December 30, 2016 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards will participate in "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017" from New Orleans. The governor and first lady will discuss Louisiana's culture and the resiliency of the people of the state during the celebration.... more »
  • Carrie Fisher fans gather in New Orleans to pay respects

    December 30, 2016 9:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of iconic Star Wars star Carrie Fisher are gathering to pay tribute to her - New Orleans style. Members of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus are marching Friday afternoon in honor of Fisher, who died Tuesday. The Mardi Gras Krewe is dedicated to all things sci-fi... more »
  • Virus found at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack

    December 29, 2016 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say they've confirmed a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, an often deadly neurological disease spread by horse-to-horse contact, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, in a news release Wednesday, said a 2-year-old thoroughbred gelding reportedly developed... more »
  • 2 would-be robbers reject what they'd demanded

    December 27, 2016 8:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say two holdups ended with would-be robbers rejecting the belongings they had demanded. A summary emailed by police spokeswoman Dawne Massey says that about 10:20 a.m. Monday, a man with a semi-automatic handgun approached a man and woman near a store. The man ran... more »
  • Bourbon Street to be pedestrian mall for New Year's weekend

    December 27, 2016 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says that to ensure that truck-driving terrorists cannot get to the city's biggest New Year's crowds, much of Bourbon Street will be pedestrian-only. He says trucks will block intersections from New Year's Eve through the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Landrieu says... more »
  • Fog likely to cut visibility in New Orleans area all morning

    December 27, 2016 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Forecasters say a dense fog advisory for the New Orleans area and coastal regions will continue through noon Tuesday. The National Weather Service said cool waters and light southeast winds early Tuesday were aiding the development of sea fog. Forecasters said visibilities in some areas Tuesday morning... more »
  • Brother of former NFL player fatally shot in east New Orleans

    December 26, 2016 2:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man found fatally shot in east New Orleans has been identified as the brother of a former NFL player. WWL reports that 38-year-old Robert Smith, the brother of former New York Jets wide receiver Courtney Smith, was found lying in the front yard of a... more »
  • Another setback for prosecutors in 2013 killing

    December 26, 2016 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeals court has overturned the obstruction of justice conviction of a man charged in connection with an alleged contract killing in New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate reports that last week's decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest setback in the... more »
  • LSU Health: $6.4M contract to clean vacant Charity Hospital

    December 24, 2016 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Early next year, crews will begin cleaning out the art deco public hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans tells WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/2hQRQe4 ) that it has awarded a $6.4 million contract to clean Charity Hospital. Spokeswoman Leslie... more »
  • Krystal closes five locations in Louisiana

    December 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Krystal, the company known for its mini burgers and hot dogs, announced that it has closed all company-owned stores in Louisiana. According to a WWLTV report , only two franchise locations will remain open in the state: the location at 116 Bourbon Street in New Orleans... more »
  • Will Forte, Jim Caviezel among Mardi Gras 2016 royalty

    December 22, 2016 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two of the glitziest parades in New Orleans' Mardi Gras season have tapped Hollywood for their royalty. A news release says the Krewe of Orpheus is bringing in Will Forte and the cast of his Fox sitcom "The Last Man on Earth," as well as HBO's "Westworld"... more »
  • $8.5 billion natural gas project to create 250 jobs

    December 22, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a liquefied natural gas project being planned for Plaquemines Parish is expected to create 250 new jobs. Gov. John Bel Edwards and executives from Venture Global LNG announced the project on Wednesday. They said the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop the natural gas... more »
  • Officials reject New Orleans detectives' requested raises

    December 21, 2016 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - City government officials have rejected a local police union's request to give pay increases to all New Orleans police detectives. The Times-Picayune reports the city's Civil Service Commission on Monday unanimously rejected the request in a decision backed by the New Orleans Police Department. NOPD Capt. and... more »
  • CNN to again host New Year's countdown in New Orleans

    December 20, 2016 10:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - CNN will again celebrate New Year's Eve in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will host a Central Time Zone countdown to the new year in the Crescent City. Baldwin and Baton Rouge native Lemon have marked New Year's Eve from New Orleans... more »
  • WWII meet www: World War II oral histories now going online

    December 17, 2016 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's D-Days - that is, digital days - at the National World War II Museum, with historians seeking to storm the internet and move thousands of first-person accounts of the fighting online. Executives with the New Orleans museum say creating a vast online digital collection of 9,000... more »
  • Suspect shot, officer injured in Gretna police chase

    December 16, 2016 10:06 AM

    GRETNA - Authorities say a teenage suspect driving a stolen car was shot by police after he struck an officer with the vehicle during a chase near New Orleans. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports both the 17-year-old suspect and the injured officer survived and were being treated for injuries. Jefferson Parish Sheriff... more »
  • New Orleans' Mitch Landrieu to meet Trump

    December 15, 2016 1:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will discuss public safety and infrastructure with President-elect Donald Trump this afternoon when the two meet today in New York. According to a WWLTV report, Landrieu’s administration said the mayor was invited to meet with Trump as vice president of the United States... more »
  • New Orleans board to review offer for former Six Flags site

    December 15, 2016 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The public board that owns the former Six Flags park in New Orleans will review an offer to buy the overgrown site, which was abandoned after Hurricane Katrina. News outlets report New Orleans Industrial Development Board President Alan Philipson said Wednesday that Tonya Pope of Jazzland Theme... more »
  • Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend headline 2017 Essence Festival

    December 15, 2016 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - For the first time, music icon Diana Ross brings her star power to a stage at the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Ross was among the headliners announced Thursday for the festival annually held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 23rd annual event takes place June 30-July... more »
  • Funeral held for Joe McKnight after road rage shooting

    December 12, 2016 3:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five former New York Jets teammates were pallbearers at the funeral for football player Joe McKnight, who was shot and killed Dec. 1 during a road-rage incident in suburban New Orleans. The Advocate reported that Monday's service in New Orleans was officiated by Bishop William McPherson, who... more »
  • Surging Bucs hold off Saints 16-11 for 5th straight victory

    December 11, 2016 8:46 PM

    TAMPA - The streaking Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their playoff hopes by building an early lead and holding off Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 16-11 for their fifth straight victory on Sunday. Doug Martin scored on a 1-yard run, Roberto Aguayo kicked three field goals and an improving... more »
  • Cardell Hayes found guilty of manslaughter in Will Smith shooting

    December 11, 2016 5:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana jury has found the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith guilty of manslaughter. Sunday night's verdict capped the week-long trial of 29-year-old Cardell Hayes, who also was found guilty of attempted manslaughter for wounding Smith's wife. The shooting happened the... more »
  • Deliberations near in trial of ex-Saints star's killer

    December 11, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints star Will Smith was "executed" by an irate driver as Smith's wounded wife lay nearby during the chaos that followed an April 9 traffic accident, a prosecutor told a New Orleans jury Sunday during closing arguments in the shooter's trial. But a defense attorney said... more »
  • New Orleans adding 240 trees to neighborhood landscapes

    December 10, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans is adding 240 trees to neighborhoods around the city this month - restoring greenery lost to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Isaac in 2012. In a Friday news release, the city says New Orleans lost nearly 20 percent of its... more »
  • Expert: Appears crash in Will Smith case that preceded gunshots was intentional

    December 9, 2016 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A car crash expert has told a jury in New Orleans he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9. That crash led to a heated argument and gunfire that killed Smith that... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

    December 8, 2016 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for former NFL player Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot last week during a road rage dispute in suburban New Orleans. Visitation will be held at New Home Ministries in New Orleans at 9 a.m. Monday. Funeral services will follow at 11... more »

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