April 17, 2014 9:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Legendary musician Pete Fountain has retired from public performing his family said late Thursday, according to WWLTV.com .
Described as a musical icon and great clarinetist, the 83-year-old said it is time to retire. The announcement came from his son-in-law who has acted as his manager for... more »
April 17, 2014 3:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that 28-year-old Kenshika Jiles was arrested Wednesday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on... more »
April 16, 2014 9:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
April 16, 2014 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans. City officials and civic leaders were set to gather Wednesday at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in the city's Warehouse District to announce the project that is being called "Guns in the Hands... more »
April 15, 2014 6:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The Pelicans are disappointed they missed the playoffs again this year, but the team was able to play spoiler in its final regular season match-up with the playoff-bound Oklahoma City Thunder.
New Orleans ended its eight-game losing streak by flying past the Thunder 101-89 Monday night. The... more »
April 14, 2014 3:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Tuesday will call together an archdiocesan synod, the first such convocation of Catholics in New Orleans since 1987. The New Orleans Advocate reports Aymond's call will come after the annual Chrism Mass at St. Louis Cathedral. It will begin a 13-month process of... more »
April 10, 2014 11:24 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The four day French Quarter Festival in New Orleans got underway Thursday and runs through Sunday.
The Festival was launched in 1984 to draw people back to the Quarter after the underwhelming 1984 World's Fair. It drew little interest with mostly empty streets back then. Now... more »
April 4, 2014 10:58 PM
SALT LAKE CITY - Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Burks had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Hayward added eight final-period points. The Jazz... more »
April 3, 2014 1:34 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and safety Marcus Ball have agreed to the terms of a three-year contract. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Ball has played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played in collage at Florida State, Pearl... more »
April 2, 2014 12:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- A company from East Baton Rouge Parish was told it needed to show proof of financing before city leaders in New Orleans would take seriously a proposal to renovate the shuttered Six Flags compounded east of downtown.
The amusement park, originally opened as Jazzland, was closed after... more »
April 1, 2014 10:15 PM
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. New Orleans acquired the 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson in a trade shortly before the start of the 2013 regular season. He played in every regular... more »
March 29, 2014 7:46 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not playing against the San Antonio Spurs because of a left ankle injury. Davis injured the ankle 4 minutes into New Orleans' home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Alexis Ajinca is scheduled to start in Davis' place on Saturday... more »
March 25, 2014 7:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season because of a herniated cervical disc that has sidelined him since early January. Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with... more »
March 20, 2014 5:45 PM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester. The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an NFL record with his 19th scoring return in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Coming off... more »
March 16, 2014 11:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana-Lafayette proved to be giant slayers in the Sun Belt tournament, toppling top-seeded Georgia State in the final in overtime and booking the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
The Ragin' Cajuns hit a layup with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the game... more »
March 14, 2014 10:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night. Wesley Matthews had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who held out Aldridge with a... more »
March 13, 2014 12:36 PM
LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
March 12, 2014 10:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies' comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Conley's basket closed out a 9-0 Grizzlies run to end the game. Memphis trailed 88-81 with... more »
March 12, 2014 11:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing the former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Aaron Bennett also says he bribed former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with a free plane ride to Chicago and Las Vegas in 2007.... more »
March 10, 2014 7:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS- People love capturing life in South Louisiana and posting it to the Internet; and they want to be the star attraction, it seems.
TIME Magazine ranked the "selfiest cities" based on data from social media site Instagram. More than 400,000 images were selected since users tagged them... more »
March 7, 2014 10:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club's decision, first reported by... more »
March 5, 2014 6:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said searchers found the body of a missing UNO student Wednesday inside her car, which had been submerged in Irish Bayou outside of New Orleans.
Friends and family of 19-year-old Hayley Howard have been searching for the student since she went missing Saturday. Authorities focused... more »
March 4, 2014 10:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Despite rain and cold in Tuesday's forecast, revelers are gathering along parade routes as the Carnival season in New Orleans heads to a crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras.
The Zulu parade began on schedule, led by a New Orleans police vanguard on horseback... more »
March 3, 2014 10:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a trailer behind a float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday night.
It happened near the intersection of St. Charles and Washington avenues at about 7:20 p.m. The accident delayed the parade for about 35... more »
March 1, 2014 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town will be the final Mardi Gras parade to roll through Baton Rouge this carnival season.
Here's a link to the parade route.
For those who want to continue carnival all the way up to fat tuesday, here is a list of the parades... more »
February 28, 2014 6:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say starting point guard Jrue Holiday has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the rest of the season.
The club says Friday's surgery was successful.
Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia... more »
February 28, 2014 5:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club's rights to its star tight end through next season.
The move means Graham, barring a holdout, will almost certainly play for New Orleans next season for no less... more »
February 28, 2014 1:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People filled Bourbon Street Friday morning for the annual "Greasing of the Poles."
It's as much of a New Orleans tradition as Mardi Gras. The poles are greased to keep overzealous revelers from trying to climb to the balconies above.
Burlesque dancers made a show... more »
February 28, 2014 11:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning.
26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... more »
February 25, 2014 7:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night. Crawford picked up where he left off in Oklahoma City a day earlier, when he hit five 3-pointers and finished with 36... more »
February 23, 2014 8:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Two riders fell from floats during Mardi Gras parades Sunday.
One of the riders, who was a part of the Krewe of Alla, is in critical condition.
The Alla rider fell from the upper deck near Lee Circle, according to New Orleans EMS officials.
... more »
February 21, 2014 2:37 PM
Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE. Hulk Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in the company's 50-year history, is set to bring the red-and-yellow back to the sports entertainment behemoth and will host the April 6 WrestleMania in New Orleans. Hogan returns to the WWE after a six-year absence... more »
February 21, 2014 2:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The Federal Emergency Management Administration has declared the New Orleans area levee system accredited, clearing the way for the improved storm surge protection to be incorporated into National Flood Insurance Program flood maps, which should eventually lead to reduced flood insurance rates. The announcement came in a letter... more »
February 16, 2014 5:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer who answered a shoplifting report shot and killed a 31-year-old man in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Superintendent Ronal Serpas says the officer has been reassigned to desk duty. That's standard procedure after a police shooting. Serpas won't release the officer's name, but... more »
February 14, 2014 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers will begin their 2014 campaign Friday night at Alex Box Stadium in front of a capacity crowd.
Early reports are that seats are sold out at The Box for LSU's first game against the University of New Orleans at 7pm.
"Obviously this... more »
February 14, 2014 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
February 13, 2014 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said Thursday they would have more than a hundred troopers in the New Orleans area this weekend for the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend.
LSP Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said they would partner with the New Orleans Police and State Fire Marshal's Office to... more »
February 12, 2014 11:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jurors returned a guilty verdict against former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday in his federal corruption trial.
The jury made the announcement after just over six hours of deliberation, according to WDSU in New Orleans.
Nagin faced a 21-count indictment and was found guilty... more »
February 11, 2014 2:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting. Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David... more »
February 10, 2014 9:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The jury in the corruption case of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended deliberations for the night.
Jurors began deliberations at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and broke for the evening after more than three hours of deliberations. There was no indication when they might... more »
February 6, 2014 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- The future of the revitalization effort in two areas of the city could rely heavily on rail lines.
Redevelopment planners want a street car to connect downtown with areas in Old South Baton Rouge and eventually LSU. The area is in the center of a new development... more »
February 6, 2014 12:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has taken the stand to defend himself in his federal corruption trial.
Nagin began his testimony by discussing his relationship with Rodney Williams. Williams was the first witness for the prosecution when the trial began last week. Four others followed,... more »
February 5, 2014 10:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The defense lawyer for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is stressing a lack of wiretap or other recorded evidence as he questions witnesses who say Nagin sought and received bribes during his two terms as mayor.
The trial resumed Wednesday with defense lawyer Robert Jenkins... more »
February 3, 2014 11:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 6 year old boy was killed and his 9 year old sister injured in a hit and run in New Orleans.
New Orleans police say the kids were hit by a car around 7 a.m. Monday morning while crossing Paris Avenue.
The boy died... more »
February 2, 2014 10:12 AM
NEW ORLEANS - After four years of police reforms, revamps of city contracts and stepped-up efforts to clean up lingering Hurricane Katrina blight, Mitch Landrieu calls his landslide victory for a second term as New Orleans' mayor a clear message from voters to keep moving forward. Landrieu captured 64 percent... more »
January 31, 2014 2:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police have suspended a veteran officer for allegedly harassing a woman she believes was dating the same man she is. Authorities filed a bill of information Jan. 16 against Officer Carolyn Dalton, accusing her of malfeasance in office. The alleged victim filed a complaint Jan. 8... more »
January 26, 2014 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is going on trial on federal bribery charges. The trial is scheduled to start Monday. Nagin is at the center of a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his second term and led to several other guilty pleas or... more »
January 24, 2014 6:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston.
More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate.
"Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
January 22, 2014 12:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An attempt to break a world record is being led by "Treme" actor and musician Wendell Pierce reading to more than 500 elementary students in New Orleans.
The current Guinness world record is 440 participants.
The event begins a year long campaign to improve literacy... more »
January 18, 2014 3:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU-University of New Orleans baseball game on Saturday, February 15, originally scheduled to be played at UNO's Maestri Field, has been moved to Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. First pitch will be at 2 p.m. CST.
The teams will meet in the 2014 season opener... more »
January 13, 2014 11:02 PM
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GIRLS BASKETBALL Carencro 60, Comeaux 53 Midland 50, Elizabeth 48 New Iberia 53, Acadiana 40 St. Amant 49, East Ascension 29 Sulphur 36,... more »
January 11, 2014 3:41 PM
SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win.
The Saints could never fully... more »
January 10, 2014 10:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Monta Ellis added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks sent the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to their fourth straight loss, 107-90 on Friday night. Vince Carter added 14 points and Jae Crowder 12 for Dallas, which never trailed. The Mavericks led by as... more »
January 9, 2014 10:09 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints got out-toughed in their last game in Seattle, a 34-7 loss in early December.
What did the Saints learn?
The Seahawks are going to play bump-and-run coverage at the line of scrimmage with the Saints receivers.
The key to beating the... more »
January 9, 2014 2:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A homeless woman whose body was found inside a tent under an overpass in New Orleans has died as a result of the hard freeze that swept through the state this week.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says the 58-year-old woman, found Wednesday, is the second homeless... more »
January 5, 2014 6:47 PM
The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
January 5, 2014 5:42 PM
METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
January 3, 2014 9:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana public K-12 school enrollment rose this fall to 713,104 students from 707,431 the year before, with numbers generally increasing across the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas. That's according to figures from the Louisiana Department of Education. Education Department spokesman Barry Landry tells The Times-Picayune... more »
December 29, 2013 10:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score, and New Orleans clinched a wild card spot with a 42-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Three of Brees' scoring strikes were longer than 40 yards - 76 to Kenny Stills, 44 to Lance Moore... more »
December 28, 2013 5:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has dismissed the cases. The move comes more than a year after a federal appeals court overturned his... more »
December 25, 2013 10:47 PM
METAIRIE - Drew Brees sounds as if he's fine with coach Sean Payton's commitment to stick with rookie left tackle Terron Armstead in a game New Orleans may have to win to make the playoffs. Armstead made his debut Sunday in a 17-13 loss at Carolina. Three times, the player... more »
December 24, 2013 9:49 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Two former top officials at the settlement program for compensating victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill say their recent resignations had nothing to do with the company's allegations that they frequented a New Orleans strip club that received a settlement payment. Kirk Fisher, the settlement program's... more »
December 24, 2013 8:13 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Tyreke Evans made a memorable return, scoring a season-high 25 points and adding 12 assists to help the New Orleans Pelicans snap a four-game losing streak with a 113-97 win over the Kings on Monday night. The Pelicans pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Kings... more »
December 23, 2013 7:23 PM
METAIRIE, La. - With the Saints still trying to lock up a playoff spot, coach Sean Payton's theme this week is to focus on what his team can control and tune out all the uncertainties. Payton has even made the unusual move of quickly ending any speculation about safety Kenny... more »
December 22, 2013 12:42 PM
CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton led a game-winning, 65-yard drive with :28 remaining to seal a Panthers victory over the Saints 17-13.
The Saints did not only start a new placekicker on the road with the NFC South Division in the balance, New Orleans will also start a rookie left... more »
December 20, 2013 7:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS - When a record New Orleans Bowl crowd of well over 50,000 files into the Superdome on Saturday night, it will mark the latest success of an institution created a quarter century ago with the hope of making the Big Easy a premier sports tourism destination. The Greater... more »