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  • Cold is relative as parades roll

    February 9, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras is cold, but cold can depend on perspective. Amanda Brooks of suburban Gretna and cousin Janet Strode of Chicago were bundled up, waiting for Zulu's parade to arrive downtown. Winds gusting up to 30 mph made mid-40s temperatures feel like the upper 30s. Baby Maria... more »
  • Prosecutor talks about heir's proposed sentence

    February 3, 2016 5:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal prosecutor says the proposed sentence for New York real estate heir Robert Durst was worked out in "very intense negotiations." Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon calls the plea agreement "a good result." Durst pleaded guilty Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to seven years and... more »
  • Big rig stuck in French Quarter

    January 27, 2016 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities were stuck dealing with an 18-wheeler which wedged itself into a tight corner in the French Quarter Wednesday afternoon. The truck's trailer was pinned against a balcony while the cab tried to turn from Barracks Street onto Burgundy Street, according to WWL-TV. 18-wheelers are... more »
  • Judge: Ruling Tuesday in challenge to Louisiana abortion law

    January 26, 2016 5:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The federal judge who heard a challenge to Louisiana's abortion law says he'll rule in the case Tuesday. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles. Supporters say it's meant to protect women's health. Opponents say the... more »
  • New Orleans police: Body found floating in Mississippi River

    January 25, 2016 5:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police in New Orleans are investigating after they say a body was found floating in the Mississippi River. Police say the body of an unidentified man was discovered shortly after 5 p.m. Officials have not yet publicly identified the man, and did not immediately release any further details.... more »
  • Deputies on lookout for Loranger man missing since Tuesday

    January 21, 2016 3:12 PM

    LORANGER - Sheriff’s deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public’s assistance Thursday afternoon in locating a missing 48-year-old man from Loranger. Jack Bartley, Jr. has been missing since Jan. 19. The man was last seen driving a black Jeep Wrangler which was recovered near Bourbon Street in... more »
  • New Orleans celebrates David Bowie with second line parade

    January 17, 2016 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band held a second line parade Saturday in New Orleans to memorialize music and fashion icon David Bowie. Multiple media outlets report that hundreds of fans, many of who came dressed in their best Bowie outfits, marched with the bands performing... more »
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway opened to ease Mississippi River levels Play Video

    January 10, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway after heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley and rising river water stages. The Corps opened the spillway Sunday morning to divert river water into Lake Pontchartrain. The opening will help keep the volume of Mississippi... more »
  • Name of civil rights activist spray-painted onto Confederate statue

    January 1, 2016 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Graffiti was sprayed on the memorial to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis overnight in New Orleans. The words "Angela Davis" were sprayed on the base of the statue some time overnight on New Year's Eve, according to WWL-TV . Davis is a civil rights activist who... more »
  • Story's not over for New Orleans' Maple Street Book Shop

    December 28, 2015 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The story's not over for a beloved book shop in Uptown New Orleans. The Maple Street Book Shop, around since 1964, had been slated to close at the end of the year. But an announcement on the shop's website says the store now plans to stay... more »
  • Heat tops Pelicans after Christmas Day overtime

    December 25, 2015 1:28 PM

    MIAMI - Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 19 points to move into No. 3 on the NBA's all-time Christmas Day list and the Miami Heat survived some shaky moments to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-88 in overtime on Friday. Hassan Whiteside grabbed... more »
  • Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Suns, 120-114

    November 26, 2015 9:06 AM

    PHOENIX- Anthony Davis tipped in a missed shot with 20.6 seconds left for the go-ahead basket and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-114 on Wednesday night. Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Pelicans overcame a 17-point first half deficit for their... more »
  • New Orleans Aquarium shows off fluffy new penguin chick

    November 5, 2015 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans is showing off new pictures and a video of a black-footed penguin chick that hatched at the aquarium in August. The new chick, weighing in at just about two ounces, is the second offspring of penguin pair... more »
  • Funeral held for Louisiana celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme

    October 12, 2015 8:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of mourners have paid respects to the man who brought Louisiana's rural Cajun cooking to the forefront of American cuisine and kept it there for decades. Chefs in white coats escorted the casket of celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme (proo-DOHM') into St. Louis Cathedral on Monday. Dark-suited... more »
  • Laptop with children's information stolen from LSU Health professor

    September 15, 2015 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU officials said Tuesday that a laptop with 5,000 children's personal health information on it was stolen this past July from a professor at the New Orleans School of Medicine. LSU Health Science Center New Orleans said the laptop was taken from a car belonging to... more »
  • Running of the Santas to host event in Baton Rouge

    September 14, 2015 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – “Running of the Santas,” which bills itself as the largest Christmas event in the country, announced plans to host an inaugural event in Baton Rouge on Saturday, December 5. “Running of the Santas” will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, from the “South... more »
  • Suspects in 2013 parade shooting change plea

    September 9, 2015 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three brothers have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal drug, weapon and conspiracy charges encompassing years of gang activity, including a shooting spree that left 20 people injured at a neighborhood parade in New Orleans on Mother's Day 2013. Twenty-six-year-old Shawn Scott, 23-year-old Stanley Scott... more »
  • Jindal to Obama: No climate change talk for Katrina visit

    August 26, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging President Barack Obama to skip talking about climate change when he visits New Orleans on Thursday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Louisiana governor, a Republican presidential candidate, sent a letter to the president Wednesday calling on Obama to... more »
  • Southern discusses effects of Katrina 10 years later

    August 25, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 500 Southern University students took part Tuesday in a symposium to discuss the effects Hurricane Katrina had on the law enforcement, demographics, economy and way of life in New Orleans. The hurricane struck the Gulf Coast nearly ten years ago, killing more than 1,000 people... more »
  • New Orleans mayor praises post-Katrina change

    August 13, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is on the right track nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina but points to coastal erosion as a major threat to the city's future. Landrieu sat down with The Associated Press ahead of the anniversary to discuss the... more »
  • Argument forces NOLA-bound plane to delay takeoff from Los Angeles gate

    August 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An unruly passenger caused a jetliner, destined for New Orleans, to delay its takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 1577 to New Orleans was at the gate Tuesday morning when a passenger bumped another woman with her bag. Airport... more »
  • Officers memorial vandalized in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers was vandalized some time after an officer's funeral this weekend. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial group said the torch at the memorial at Lakelawn Cemetery was knocked off its pedastel. The 70-pound torch resisted being... more »
  • Teen killed, 4-year-old shot in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a teen died and a four-year-old was hurt in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans. Officer Frank Robertson with NOPD said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Boeing Street. Robertson said both victims were... more »
  • Mother found near bus station holding dead 2-year-old girl

    July 21, 2015 1:50 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a young mother who arrived in Atlanta on a bus with her 2-year-old daughter was found weeping near the bus station, holding her toddler who was later pronounced dead. Authorities say the child and her 19-year-old mother were traveling from Greenville, South Carolina, to New Orleans,... more »
  • 2 injured in double shooting near Canal Street

    July 20, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An early afternoon shooting involving an AK-47 assault rifle injured two men near Canal Street in New Orleans Monday. A Tulane doctor who was driving the area was also injured when his car was slammed into by a vehicle driven by one of the fleeing suspects.... more »
  • Driver killed when pickup falls from parking garage

    June 10, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pickup that fell from a downtown parking garage. The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a parking garage at Camp and Poydras streets. Officer Gary Flot says the pickup crashed through a steel cable barrier and... more »
  • African-American customer gets racist receipt at restaurant

    May 22, 2015 7:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A member of one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially insulting message on her lunch receipt. Gaynielle Neville posted a photo of her receipt from Huck Finn's Cafe after she visited the restaurant Thursday afternoon. The type receipt used the N-word... more »
  • Missing children, mother found dead in murder-suicide

    May 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said they found two missing New Orleans children and their mother dead in a car Thursday in the Crescent City, shortly after a statewide alert went out declaring the children missing. Investigators told WWL-TV they believe Michelle McCullum, mother of Cylie and Caden, killed her... more »
  • 2 years after gunfire, a Mother's Day tradition rolls on

    May 8, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A neighborhood parade club in New Orleans will march again in New Orleans on Mother's Day, undaunted by the memory of a mass shooting that brought a bloody end to their procession two years ago. Nobody was killed that day. But 20 people were injured after two... more »
  • New Orleans ban on smoking in public going into effect

    April 21, 2015 2:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Smoking in bars and casinos is coming to an end even in this notoriously freewheeling and fun-loving city where drinking on the street and watching a bawdy burlesque are the norm. Starting at midnight Tuesday, smoking will no longer be permitted in bars, gambling halls and... more »
  • Michelle Obama honors New Orleans' work in housing veterans

    April 20, 2015 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - First lady Michelle Obama says New Orleans' success in moving homeless veterans off the streets and into housing is an example for the nation. Obama and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke Monday to leaders from government, industry and the non-profit sector. The topic was the Mayors... more »
  • Smoking ban proposal a month away Play Video

    April 17, 2015 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker (District 10) says a proposed smoking ban could be presented to the council within a months time. If approved, the ordinance would apply to bars, restaurants, and casinos. "We know that we have individuals that are not able to be healthy and... more »
  • Millionaire Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge

    April 14, 2015 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jailed millionaire Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction. Durst told U.S. District Judge Lance Africk that he would plead not guilty during a hearing Tuesday afternoon. Durst is an estranged member of the wealthy family... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • Attorney: Deadline to extradite Durst coming next week

    April 7, 2015 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst's attorney says the real estate heir is willing to pay extradition costs to face a murder charge in California. A deadline to extradite Durst is coming next week, but a prosecutor told Magistrate Harry Cantrell on Tuesday that it can be delayed for another two... more »
  • Hearing in millionaire Robert Durst's weapons case delayed

    April 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has delayed a weapons charge hearing in the case of millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst after FBI agents failed to show up. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell reluctantly agreed to the delay and set another hearing for next Thursday. An assistant U.S. attorney told Cantrell... more »
  • Tree sitter protesting new golf course falls out of tree

    March 24, 2015 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who'd occupied a cypress tree for 11 days to block construction of a premier golf course in New Orleans' large public park has fallen and injured himself. The man, identified as Lloyd Boover, fell out of the tree in City Park Tuesday morning. Christopher Lane... more »
  • Corps precaution at weirs built to keep Mississippi in place

    March 19, 2015 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is getting ready in case of high water at the complex built to keep the Mississippi River flowing past New Orleans. Spokesman Rene Poche says that Thursday, crews at the Old River Control Structure opened gates at the "Overbank Structure" - one... more »
  • 9 arrested in La. as part of nationwide ICE sweep

    March 10, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration authorities said agents recently arrested nine people in Louisiana who were suspected of being in the U. S. illegally as part of a nationwide immigration sweep. Homeland Security said the operation, called "Cross Check," targeted convicted criminals who were illegally in the country during the... more »
  • Man shot while deputies execute search warrant

    February 26, 2015 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a man was wounded during a shootout with Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies who were serving a narcotics search warrant at a New Orleans home. Police say the man suffered a leg wound early Thursday morning. In a statement, New Orleans police say gunfire was exchanged... more »
  • Lundi Gras festivities usher in 2015 Mardi Gras

    February 16, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Live music overtakes the banks of the Mississippi River as revelers take in the last big party night before Mardi Gras. Monday, known in New Orleans as Lundi Gras, includes the traditional ceremonial meeting between the king and queen of the Krewe of Zulu and Rex, the... more »
  • Planned Parenthood files appeal, seeking to offer abortions

    February 11, 2015 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood is appealing a state health department rejection of its application seeking to perform abortion services in New Orleans. The organization said Wednesday it filed a notice of appeal with the state Division of Administrative Law, rather than file a lawsuit challenging the rejection. In a... more »
  • Feds agree to delay Sharper's return to New Orleans

    February 6, 2015 6:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities have agreed to delay the transfer of former NFL star Darren Sharper from a Los Angeles jail to federal custody in New Orleans. Sharper faces state charges in California and Arizona, plus federal and state charges in Louisiana. The cases arise from allegations that he... more »
  • 2 dead in New Orleans shooting

    January 1, 2015 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man and his son have been fatally shot in Gentilly. Police spokesman Officer Frank Robertson says a 64-year-old man was killed just after noon Thursday and his 42-year-old son died later after being taken to a hospital. Robertson says officers were called out to... more »
  • Morials buy new family tomb, former mayor reburied

    December 29, 2014 11:26 AM

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

    December 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    HAMMOND- More arrests are possible in the murder of a woman from this Tangipahoa Parish city in October. Kim Bowman , 32, was shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish and her body was driven to New Orleans where it and her vehicle were set on fire. Firefighters found her... more »
  • Scores in New Orleans Brown-Garner 'die-in'

    December 6, 2014 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of people protested the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, with a "die-in" at a ritzy New Orleans mall. About 50 lay down under the Christmas tree and across the floor at Canal Place, where shops... more »
  • Appeals court hears challenge to health care law

    December 2, 2014 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the bill violates the Constitution's requirement that tax-raising measures... more »
  • New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    November 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
  • Man charged with 40 counts of child porn

    November 20, 2014 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography. Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
  • Police: Woman from Hammond killed in Tangi then burned in Orleans

    November 3, 2014 11:32 PM

    HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is set to take the lead on a homicide investigation after authorities in New Orleans determined a woman was shot in Tangipahoa before being burned in her car in Orleans. Kimberly Bowman, 32, was found dead about three weeks ago. Monday, the... more »
  • Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    October 29, 2014 10:46 PM

    HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death. Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home. "She left to go to the... more »
  • 4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    October 22, 2014 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife. Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison. A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... more »
  • Bullied student scalded in hot water attack

    October 17, 2014 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A charter school student suffered severe burns after his family said bullies attacked him with scalding water after football practice in New Orleans recently. The student suffered second-degree burns and needed skin grafts. He said other kids who were bullying him came up to him while... more »
  • Storms knock out power, take down trees in South

    October 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines, closed schools and caused scattered power outages across several Southern states, but few injuries have been reported. Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained... more »
  • Texas asks NO court to allow closure of most clinics

    September 12, 2014 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state of Texas has asked a federal appeals court for an order that would let the state close 13 of 20 abortion clinics operating there. Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell on Friday asked a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New... more »
  • Saints aim to correct fundamental errors

    September 8, 2014 5:50 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he and his teammates have to get back to the lessons they learned in Pop Warner football. The Saints say poor fundamentals, mainly in the area of tackling, were costly in their 37-34 overtime loss at Atlanta to open the regular season. Before... more »
  • Saints wait anxiously to learn roster moves

    August 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • New Orleans woman arrested for tax fraud

    May 5, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for five felony counts of tax fraud, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The department says Charnell Haymond of New Orleans is the 18th person arrested in a joint anti-fraud initiative with the Department of Revenue and the... more »
  • Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

    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 »
  • Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans

    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 »
  • Body of missing teen found in bayou

    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 »
  • Cold, gray morning won't stop Mardi Gras revelers

    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 »
  • 9-year-old hit by Bacchus float, recovering

    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 »
  • Sharper associate, rape suspect turns himself in

    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 »
  • LSP readies 120 troopers for All-Star Weekend

    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 »
  • Jurors find Nagin guilty of 20 out of 21 counts

    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 »
  • Nagin takes stand in federal trial

    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 »
  • Tax allegations at issue in ex-Mayor Nagin's trial

    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 »
  • Monday night's Louisiana prep basketball scores

    January 13, 2014 11:02 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Jennings 58, Kaplan 43 Lafayette 62, Sulphur 42 Live Oak 45, Broadmoor 39 Midland 61, Elizabeth 55 North Vermilion 64, Westminster Christian 40 GIRLS BASKETBALL Carencro 60, Comeaux 53 Midland 50, Elizabeth 48 New Iberia 53, Acadiana 40 St. Amant 49, East Ascension 29 Sulphur 36,... more »
  • Oil and gas lawsuit contract modified

    December 20, 2013 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys suing oil and gas companies on behalf of a New Orleans-area levee board have agreed to modify their contract. They would take less money if they suit is successful and have removed a part of the contract that critics have said give them too much... more »
  • Louisiana high school basketball scores

    December 5, 2013 8:49 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Brusly Tournament Dutchtown 55, Madison Prep 51 White Castle 71, East Iberville 29 Cedar Creek Tournament Choudrant 42, West Ouachita 26 Elton Tournament St. Edmund Catholic 75, Kinder 53 Glenmora Tournament Rapides 75, Hicks 43 Haughton Tournament Minden 68, Lakeside 53 Holy Cross Tournment St. Augustine 65,... more »
  • Louisiana high school football scores

    November 22, 2013 10:38 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Class 5A Regionals Acadiana 49, Ponchatoula 7 Barbe 42, Hahnville 14 Central 14, West Monroe 0 Covington 27, East Ascension 21 Destrehan 34, Ruston 7 Dutchtown 24, John Ehret 13 Parkway 52, East St. John 25 Zachary 34, New Iberia 30 Class 4A Regionals DeRidder 24,... more »
  • NO businessman's bond revoked

    August 16, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has revoked bond of a New Orleans businessman awaiting sentencing for bribing a former Plaquemines Parish sheriff. U.S. Magistrate Joseph Wilkinson ruled Friday that Aaron Bennett violated terms of his bond when he gambled at a Mississippi casino in 2011 and racked up an... more »

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