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  • 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 »
  • Saints' D taking more positives than negatives

    August 12, 2013 10:21 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints' defense is taking more positives than negatives from Friday night's 17-13 victory over Kansas City in the preseason opener. Adjusting to new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's 3-4 scheme, the Saints like the way they held the Chiefs to 135 yards and two field goals... more »
  • Saints eager to test running game in scrimmage

    August 2, 2013 3:49 PM

    METAIRIE - The Saints are about to get a better sense of whether all their talk about improving their running game is amounting to much on the field. After eight days of training camp in which contact was limited, New Orleans lines up for a scrimmage on Saturday. All-Pro guard... more »
  • Backers have plan to keep LA Swift running

    July 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of LA Swift have cobbled together a proposal that would keep the commuter bus service running between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The plan was submitted to the Federal Transit Administration this week and provided to The Associated Press by the state Department of Transportation and... more »
  • Deputies arrest man wanted for killing 6-year-old girl

    July 16, 2013 11:14 PM

    WESTWEGO- Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with the gruesome murder of a 6-year-old girl in the New Orleans area WDSU TV reported on its website late Tuesday night. Matthew Flugence was taken from a home in Westwego, the station said. He was taken to the Jefferson... more »
  • Two arrested in marsh manhunt

    July 11, 2013 12:11 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a second person in connection with a shoplifting and high-speed chase after a late-night manhunt through marshes near New Orleans. Slidell Police arrested Devin Williams, 27, of New Orleans after they found him hiding in the marsh near the Twin Spans in New Orleans East.... more »
  • Landmark restaurant closed, future uncertain

    June 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brennan's, a French Quarter dining landmark, has unexpectedly closed and its future is uncertain - the latest development in a longtime family feud. Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the founder and until recently a manager of the restaurant, is involved in complex state and federal legal... more »
  • Hearing for suspect in gunfire that left 20 hurt

    June 27, 2013 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing has been delayed again for a suspect in a shooting spree that left 20 people hurt on Mother's Day in New Orleans. A magistrate reset the hearing for July 11 because 24-year-old Shawn Scott was not at the court house Thursday afternoon. Magistrate Johnathan Friedman... more »
  • Lou Gehrig's disease clinic at LSU in New Orleans

    June 17, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Muscular Dystrophy Association has designated the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine as Louisiana's first specialized MDA clinic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The association operates 200 medical clinics across the county. LSU's is the 44th specifically... more »
  • Driver booked in knife attack on passenger

    June 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman in under arrest after police say she stabbed a passenger in her car. Investigators say that officers pulled over 22-year-old Breonna Stovall for a traffic violation shortly after 1:35 a.m. on Chef Menteur Highway. They say they found her covered with blood... more »
  • DC circuit reviewing judge's alleged misconduct

    June 13, 2013 10:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who's alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at speech in February that certain "racial groups... more »
  • Program launched to use oyster shells on coast

    June 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new program announced by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is aimed at helping New Orleans area restaurants recycle oyster shells. The coalition on Tuesday announced that Shell Oil Co. has provided $1 million for the program, which will collect the shells and return them to... more »
  • Court filing: New jail won't fix old problems

    May 24, 2013 12:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Inmates' lawyers and the U.S. Justice Department say the current design of a $145 million jail under construction in New Orleans won't meet requirements of a reform agreement signed by Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. In papers filed Thursday at federal court, they say the facility lacks... more »
  • 14 charged in case of bizarre jail video

    May 10, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Indictments were filed Friday against 14 inmates in connection with videos showing prisoners brazenly using drugs, drinking beer and flashing a loaded gun in the New Orleans jail. The videos, made in June and July 2009, came to light in April during a federal court hearing on... more »
  • Man bleeds to death after accidentally shooting himself

    April 29, 2013 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a 26-year-old New Orleans man died over the weekend after he accidentally shot himself while trying to repair his gun. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish coroner's office, tells The Times-Picayune Dejuan Antoine died around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. A woman who was with... more »
  • Young musicians cling to Cajun, zydeco traditions

    April 26, 2013 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cajun band T'Monde are young, but they like their music old. The band of 20-somethings opened the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday with century-old, fiddle-heavy Cajun tunes. As music fans wielding folding chairs and umbrellas filed through the gates of the... more »
  • Woman accused of stabbing, killing boyfriend

    April 8, 2013 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death. The Times-Picayune reports 32-year-old Octavia Gary of New Orleans was booked Sunday with the second-degree murder of 40-year-old Anderson Soco. Police say the stabbing occurred during an argument. It was unclear whether Gary... more »
  • Outside expert hired to probe Super Bowl outage

    February 15, 2013 2:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The company that supplies electricity to the Superdome and the stadium's management company have hired an outside expert to investigate the cause of the power failure during the Super Bowl earlier this month. Entergy spokesman Michael Burns said Friday that the utility and SMG have hired Utah-based... more »
  • Manningham a Super Bowl spectator for 49ers

    January 29, 2013 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mario Manningham hobbled into the Superdome on crutches and found a seat in the stands to watch his San Francisco teammates go through media day frenzy, nearly two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery and a year after making the catch of his career in the New... more »
  • Judge puts a hold on Super Bowl "Clean Zone"

    January 24, 2013 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The ACLU said a federal court put a temporary restraining order in place to keep part of the Super Bowl's "Clean Zone" from being put into effect in New Orleans. The zone would restrict the use of banners, signs and flags during the Super Bowl celebrations... more »
  • Source: Alicia Keys to sing Super Bowl anthem

    January 18, 2013 10:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has... more »
  • Galatoire's returns to Baton Rouge

    January 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New Orleans' culinary flare returned to the Capital City Tuesday. Galatoire's reopened after closing nearly two years ago. The restaurant is in a new location: at the corner of Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. In March 2011, managers said the restaurant was shutting down temporarily... more »
  • United says failed generator forced 787 landing

    December 5, 2012 4:39 PM

    CHICAGO - United Airlines says a failed electrical generator is the reason one of its new Boeing 787s made an emergency landing in New Orleans. The flight from Houston to Newark diverted to New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. No one was hurt. United says one of the plane's... more »
  • Appeal court: teacher furlough day illegal

    November 15, 2012 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeal court says that the Jefferson Parish Public School System illegally cut teachers' pay by imposing an unpaid day of leave for every teacher in the district. The Jefferson Federation of Teachers sued the school board after it ordered the furlough. District Judge Steve Windhorst... more »
  • SEC, Big 12 get 12-year deal from ESPN for Sugar

    November 14, 2012 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference have agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN for the rights to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. A person familiar with the contract said it was worth about $80 million per year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • La. to pay up to $90M to end Superdome bond deal Play Video

    October 18, 2012 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will pay as much as $90 million to get out of a troubled borrowing deal that helped upgrade the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. The State Bond Commission gave preliminary approval Thursday to a debt refinancing for the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District that will include the... more »
  • Second LSU student arrested after NO shooting

    October 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police at LSU arrested a second student in connection with a shooting in New Orleans. LSUPD arrested Nathan Andrew Yuhas of Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon in suspicion of principal to attempted first-degree murder. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as a fugitive from... more »
  • Obama vows to defend Medicare, Social Security

    September 21, 2012 10:48 AM

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. - President Barack Obama says programs like Medicare and Social Security are not "handouts," telling seniors that he will defend health and retirement benefits for today's seniors and future generations. Obama says in a video address to the AARP that Medicare and Social Security "are not handouts. You... more »
  • Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

    September 18, 2012 4:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove have left their meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the Saints bounty scandal. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the players left the NFL offices around 4 p.m. (EDT), about three hours after they arrived. Smith and Hargrove did not make themselves... more »
  • 'Spags' has Saints defenders trying on new roles

    July 30, 2012 12:49 PM

    METAIRIE - When Steve Spagnuolo took over as New Orleans defensive coordinator this year, he brought a philosophy that it is good to ask players to do things they've never done, as long as he believes they can do it. Spagnuolo's fresh look at personnel already has led to a... more »
  • Alleged baby gator heisters arrested

    July 12, 2012 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested the men accused of stealing 10 baby alligators from the Audubon Zoo. Police say 29-year-old Rodney L. Thornton was arrested after an officer saw him trying the doors of parked cars Wednesday night. A news release says Thornton ran, dropping a... more »
  • 10 baby gators stolen from zoo; 8 returned

    July 10, 2012 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are looking for two men accused of possessing 10 alligators stolen from the Audubon Zoo. Zoo workers found signs of a break-in at a gift shop before the zoo opened July 4 - and only five baby gators in a tank that had held... more »
  • Prosecutors: No need for new trial in Katrina case

    June 5, 2012 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors are urging a judge to reject defense attorneys' claims that a "secret public relations campaign" by federal authorities deprived five former police officers of a fair trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina. In a court filing Tuesday,... more »
  • Trial opens for suit against Costner over BP deal

    June 4, 2012 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jury selection has begun in a legal fight between two Hollywood stars over investments in a device used to try to clean up BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In his lawsuit, actor Stephen Baldwin claims Kevin Costner and a business partner duped Baldwin... more »
  • Teen pulled from Lake Pontchartrain dies

    May 15, 2012 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A teenager pulled from the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain and put on life support has died. The Times-Picayune reports that 17-year-old Shone Badon died Tuesday at the Interim LSU Public Hospital, according to John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner's chief investigator. Officers were called to the lake... more »
  • Sign supporting Saints against Bears stolen

    September 17, 2011 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A huge banner created by students fired up for Sunday's New Orleans Saints-Chicago Bears game has been stolen. The banner, created by students at Eleanor McMain Magnet School was 30 feet long, six feet high, reading "It's Bear Season," was stolen Thursday night, despite being anchored... more »
  • Hibernia Building to be converted into apartments

    August 27, 2011 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An icon of the New Orleans skyline - the Hibernia Building - has been sold to a joint venture with plans to convert it into 175 apartments. The deal was announced Friday by HRI Properties and Woodward Interests LLC, which are buying the 23-story building from Capital... more »
  • Volunteer group aims to ease hurricane evacuations

    August 13, 2011 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- As New Orleans heads into the peak of hurricane season, an all-volunteer group is geared up to help ease the evacuation process for those who don't have their own transportation out of town. Evacuteer.org is in its third hurricane season. The volunteer group was founded by photographer... more »
  • Rising river halts work on hurricane levees

    May 7, 2011 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Army Corps of Engineers says the rising Mississippi River has forced it to suspend work on 15 miles of hurricane levees on New Orleans' west bank and in Plaquemines Parish - from English Turn to Oakville. A news release says high water construction restrictions will keep... more »
  • Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

    April 16, 2011 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage spent the night in a New Orleans jail Friday evening after fighting with his wife. Police say that the couple were arguing in front of a home that Cage said they were renting while his wife disagreed. Cage grabbed her arm, started... more »
  • 2 children, 1 man died in apparent murder suicide

    March 6, 2011 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say they're investigating an apparent murder-suicide in which a 22-year-old man is believed to have shot two children before turning the gun on himself. Officer Hilal Williams of the New Orleans Police Department says a nine-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were killed. Their names weren't... more »
  • BP to consider ways to locate boom anchors

    December 27, 2010 10:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says BP PLC has agreed to look at the best way to find thousands of 3-foot-tall boom anchors left behind in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding waters after the oil spill. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant tells The Times-Picayune that BP... more »
  • Baton Rouge man indicted in shooting death

    November 4, 2010 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted Travis Griffin in the July 9 shooting death of a New Orleans man. Travis Montrell Griffin is accused of shooting and killing Devone Johnson Sr. after the two got into a fight. more »
  • Orleans clinics to stay open

    September 23, 2010 5:43 AM

    A partnership between state, federal and local governments will ensure that a network of community primary care health clinics will remain open in New Orleans. Low-income and uninsured residents will continue to have access to the clinics - regardless of their ability to pay - under a waiver negotiated by... more »
  • 29 freight cars derail in New Orleans

    August 10, 2010 7:27 AM

    Investigators are trying to find the cause of a 29-car derailment of a freight train in New Orleans. No injuries were reported from Monday's accident. A fire department spokesman says tank cars involved in the wreck apparently were empty. The rest of the derailment involved hopper cars. more »
  • Cosby addresses Essence Fest crowd

    July 3, 2010 9:49 PM

    Bill Cosby used his trademark humor and storytelling style to chide hundreds gathered Saturday at the Essence Music Festival's empowerment seminars into talking to their children about real life and, in the process, keeping it simple. "We've got to lay it out for them," Cosby said when asked about... more »
  • Post-Katrina housing projects delayed

    June 27, 2010 11:57 AM

    Two post-Hurricane Katrina housing projects for special needs residents have been stalled for months as the State Bond Commission awaits a report from the University of New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports that nonprofit developer Gulf Coast Housing Partnership has spent more than $1 million preparing the stalled projects: a new... more »
  • Threat charge against suspended lawyer dismissed

    June 26, 2010 1:23 PM

    A federal indictment accusing a suspended attorney of e-mailing a threat to the bankruptcy court in New Orleans has been dismissed. A judge ruled that although the e-mail sent by Ashton O'Dwyer in January contained coarse language, it did not amount to a threat. O'Dwyer is undergoing a bankruptcy case.... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to Katrina-related fraud

    May 29, 2010 10:52 AM

    A woman has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge stemming from Hurricane Katrina relief money she received. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says that Sharon Decarlo Baker pleaded guilty in New Orleans to one theft count alleging she stole $30,000 from the Road Home program. According to court... more »
  • Oil spill hearings scheduled for Tuesday

    May 8, 2010 1:24 PM

    The Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service are holding public hearings on the investigation into what caused an oil rig explosion off the Louisiana coast. The agencies said Saturday that the hearings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday in New Orleans. The joint investigation will be... more »
  • New Orleans woman sentenced for health care fraud

    March 27, 2010 5:49 PM

    A New Orleans woman convicted of health care fraud charges has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also on Thursday ordered 54-year-old Una Favorite Brown to pay about $33,000 in restitution. In September, a federal jury convicted Brown of one... more »
  • Man shoots would-be car thief

    March 25, 2010 8:43 AM

    An armed man who tried to carjack someone in New Orleans was fatally shot as he stood outside the car. Police said the identities of the victim or the person who shot him were not available early Thursday. According to police spokeswoman Hilal Williams, the man approached a motorist, pulled... more »
  • High speed rail meeting under way

    March 24, 2010 10:55 AM

    A final draft report for high speed rail service is being discussed right now at the State Capitol. The group discussing this is comprised of East Baton Rouge Parish and Ascension Parish officials, as well as legislators from surrounding parishes. They are talking about how to move this project... more »
  • May election to be held for House seat

    March 5, 2010 5:31 AM

    A special election to fill Rep. Karen Carter Peterson's seat in the state House of Representatives will be held in May. Rep. Karen Carter Peterson, a Democrat, was elected to the state Senate. House Speaker Jim Tucker set the special election date for May 1, with a run-off on May... more »
  • Nazi albums at World War II Museum

    January 27, 2010 5:26 AM

    When private John Pistone went to the former headquarters of Adolf Hitler in the closing days of World War II, he found a nice souvenir. Pistone took home a 12-pound album filled with pictures of paintings and other artwork. Now that album may help solve one of the greatest mysteries... more »

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