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  • Louisiana honors its first female firefighter killed in line of duty

    July 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    MOUNT HERMON - A community is honoring the life and service of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire last week. Services were held Sunday for 54-year-old Ronda Varnado, the first female firefighter to perish in the line of duty... more »
  • Nicholson Drive bridge closed for emergency repairs Play Video

    July 10, 2017 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development made an emergency bridge closure on Nicholson Drive Monday night. The bridge, located between Dean Lee Drive and Brightside Drive, was closed around Monday as crews make emergency repairs. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced in early 2018,... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman wanted for charging more than $800 to stolen credit card

    July 10, 2017 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are seeking a woman accused of spending more than $800 with the use of a stolen credit card. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the woman used the stolen card to buy $812 in Visa gift cards and then made purchases at several... more »
  • Woman arrested for giving 'erotic' massages at north shore massage parlor

    July 10, 2017 2:37 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Authorities have arrested an employee of a north shore massage parlor after it was discovered she was giving erotic massages to customers. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, 53-year-old Liwei Dong was arrested and charged with prostitution by massage. The sheriff's office says deputies... more »
  • Police: Man hospitalized for heart attack after robbing workplace with hammer

    July 10, 2017 1:49 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police have arrested a man after he suffered a possible heart attack following a heist at the store where he was recently hired. According to the Thibodaux Police Department, 25-year-old Nicholas Meyer was arrested for the early morning robbery Sunday. Police say the incident occurred around... more »
  • Cyclists continue bike ride to honor officers killed in Baton Rouge, Dallas Play Video

    July 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of bicyclists composed of police, first responders and other law enforcement officers are honoring their fallen comrades with a bike ride that will take them all the way from Dallas to Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, The Texas Brotherhood Ride's Facebook page announced the riders... more »
  • North Shore firefighter dies in crash on way to fire

    July 9, 2017 3:43 PM

    MOUNT HERMON, La. - A community is mourning the death of a volunteer firefighter after she was killed in a crash while responding to a house fire Thursday. According to a report from WWL-TV, a news partner of WBRZ, the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of... more »
  • Three fires at area stores set to cover thefts, suspect arrested

    July 8, 2017 11:22 PM

    AMITE - State fire investigators booked a man into the Tangipahoa Parish jail overnight on charges related to string of arsons at area Walmart locations that may have been set to distract workers so the suspect could steal computers. Larry Paul Schouest, Jr., was charged with two counts of... more »
  • 4 arrested in scheme to steal car dealership keys

    July 8, 2017 8:42 PM

    CUT OFF - Deputies have arrested four people for their involvement in a scheme to steal car keys from a Lafourche Parish dealership. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Golden Motors dealership after receiving a report of three sets of vehicle keys being stolen Friday afternoon. ... more »
  • Delta to add flights from New Orleans to Boston in 2018

    July 8, 2017 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet "strong leisure... more »
  • NYC officer shot, killed while sitting in police car

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW YORK - An on-duty New York City police officer was killed early Wednesday after a gunman walked up to her patrol vehicle and fired shots through the window, authorities said. Police say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran assigned to the New York City Police Department's 46th Precinct's... more »
  • Impaired driver arrested after sheriff's deputy hurt in I-10 crash

    July 3, 2017 5:48 PM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Police say a sheriff's deputy was injured on I-10 West while helping the victim of a hit and run Monday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy stopped on the left hand shoulder of I-10 West... more »
  • Assumption sheriff's deputy killed in crash on way home from work

    July 3, 2017 12:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was killed in a single-vehicle crash as he was driving home from his shift Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 21-year-old Deputy Seth Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304 near Dylily Lane in a pickup... more »
  • Last day of 23rd Essence Festival is night for reunions

    July 2, 2017 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 23rd annual Essence Festival ends with a performance by one of music's hottest artists, Chance the Rapper, and a reunion of some of New Orleans' own heavy hitters connected to Master P's No Limit empire. On Sunday, Master P will host a show that includes... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained driver killed in Evangeline Parish crash

    June 25, 2017 8:56 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred just after midnight on Harrison Road near LA 29. Police say 36-year-old Jacob McDaniel of Boyce was traveling in his 2000 Ford F-150... more »
  • Shreveport police investigating body found in abandoned home

    June 25, 2017 4:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating an abandoned home where a body was found Sunday. According to a report from KTBS, police say a person walked into the home in the 400 block of Davis St. in Shreveport, discovered the remains and called authorities. Corporal Angie Willhite told KTBS... more »
  • Community Coffee to launch limited edition LSU blend

    June 24, 2017 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Community Coffee has announced a new limited edition blend of coffee to honor Louisiana State University and Tiger Nation. According to a report from WWL, Community Coffee says the “LSU Blend” will be available in grocery stores throughout Louisiana starting in July. The blend will only... more »
  • Abandoned bridge collapses into tropical storm-driven flood

    June 24, 2017 3:59 PM

    STATE LINE, Miss. - The remains of a historic bridge over a southeast Mississippi river have collapsed because of flooding caused by the former Tropical Storm Cindy. WDAM-TV reports the former Mississippi 42 bridge fell into the Chickasawhay River on Thursday. The abandoned bridge was on... more »
  • Senate confirms Trump's nominee to head FEMA

    June 20, 2017 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The vote was 95-4 on Tuesday for Brock Long. He previously ran Alabama's Emergency Management Agency and served as that state's on-scene incident commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
  • Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Black Bay

    June 10, 2017 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill has been spotted at an unmanned oil platform near Black Bay, southeast of New Orleans. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that oil and gas exploration services company LLOX LLC's platform discharged crude Friday into the water from a pressure... more »
  • UNO theatre production wins national awards

    May 21, 2017 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens" has received eight national awards at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. "The Aliens," a drama centered around a high school dropout and a college dropout loitering behind a Vermont coffee shop, garnered the highest level of national... more »
  • New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument Play Video

    May 16, 2017 10:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Workers in New Orleans have taken down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, the third of four such monuments to come down in the city. Police started moving pro-monument supporters away from the statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance to City Park... more »
  • Governor Edwards says Confederate monuments bill unnecessarily divisive

    May 16, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a proposal that would make it more difficult to remove Confederate monuments is impractical and unnecessarily divisive. During a news conference Tuesday, the Democratic governor wouldn't say whether he would veto Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody's bill. But he called it "problematic"... more »
  • House passes bill to protect Confederate monuments

    May 15, 2017 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to protect the state's confederate monuments. The house voted on Bill No. 71 Monday afternoon. The bill, which "provides for the conservation of public military memorials," was passed with a 65-31 vote. Shreveport Representative... more »
  • Judge denies request to block Confederate statue's removal

    May 8, 2017 9:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block the city from removing a statue of a Confederate general. Civil Court Judge Kern Reese ruled Monday afternoon. Hours earlier, monument supporters filed suit saying the city does not own the statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, and therefore... more »
  • Irma Thomas preps for another Jazz Fest

    May 6, 2017 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' soul queen, Irma Thomas, hasn't missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she's scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder's return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas is... more »
  • Writer Deborah Cotton, shot at a New Orleans parade, dies

    May 2, 2017 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Writer and cultural advocate Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who was among nearly 20 people wounded during a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, has died. Linda Usdin, a friend of Cotton's, confirmed Cotton died Tuesday at University Medical Center of complications from the shooting. She was... more »
  • Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2

    April 29, 2017 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some New Orleans ties: their keyboardist... more »
  • Woman accused of abandoning 2 toddlers with babysitter

    April 24, 2017 9:36 PM

    GRETNA - A 20-year-old New Orleans-area woman is accused of abandoning her two toddlers with a babysitter she'd found through Facebook. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen Boyd says deputies reached Mariah Lebouef of Kenner after the babysitter called Sunday, saying Lebouef had been gone six days and wasn't answering... more »
  • Man who killed ex-Saints star seeks new trial

    April 18, 2017 8:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defense lawyers for the man who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith have filed a motion for a new trial based on "new evidence." Court records show the motion was filed Tuesday afternoon. The records don't spell out what the evidence is. The motion is... more »
  • Hopes, concerns spurred by post-hurricane development plan

    April 9, 2017 12:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A major rebuilding effort is underway in a New Orleans neighborhood decimated by 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is working to develop about 175 properties in the city's Lower 9th Ward. The neighborhood of low-to-moderate-income residents was hit hard by Katrina and has struggled... more »
  • French Quarter Festivals Inc. gets new president & CEO

    April 1, 2017 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The organization that puts on the French Quarter Festival and the Satchmo Summer-Fest is getting a new leader. French Quarter Festivals Inc. says Emily Madero is joining the organization as the president and CEO. Madero comes to the organization from The Idea Village where she was acting... more »
  • A crackdown on false alarms in New Orleans

    March 26, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials are getting set to impose penalties for owners of properties where repeated false security alarms waste police time. A city news release says an ordinance taking effect May 1 will result in a warning to a property owner after one false alarm, and a... more »
  • Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B

    March 25, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck. University of New Orleans' Hospitality Research Center says last year's... more »
  • Firefighters rescue man from Mississippi River

    March 11, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters have rescued a man from the Mississippi River after a late-night search of the waters near Mardi Gras World. In a statement, the fire department says it was responding to reports of a man in the water Friday night around 10 p.m. They started... more »
  • Coast Guard, multiple agencies locate missing hunter

    March 6, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard concluded a search for a missing hunter after he was found near the Atchafalaya River Basin. The man was located around 7 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Coast Guard. He was then transported to emergency medical services by the St. Mary's Parish... more »
  • United adding nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco

    March 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - United Airlines is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June. United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and San Francisco in the summer months. The company, in a news release,... more »
  • New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement

    February 26, 2017 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik told NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune the building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.... more »
  • New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo

    February 25, 2017 1:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. News outlets report that the City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.... more »
  • Tax filing extensions available for tornado-impacted areas

    February 20, 2017 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue is offering tax filing and payment extensions to taxpayers impacted by severe storms and tornadoes that struck the state on Feb. 7. Tax filing and payment extensions are offered for residents whose homes, critical tax records or principal places of business... more »
  • Institute outlines challenges still facing Orleans schools

    February 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A think tank studying New Orleans public schools says the city's school board faces challenges as it prepares to take back governance of close to 50 schools from the state. All of those schools are now operated by independent charter organizations. And Tulane University's Cowen Institute says... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Shooter insists Will Smith was armed

    December 10, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in April has told a jury he did so only after Smith struck him several times and grabbed a gun following a traffic crash. Prosecutors say Smith was unarmed but Cardell Hayes insisted Saturday that... 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 »
  • Widow testifies Will Smith wasn't aggressor

    December 6, 2016 8:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The second day of the Will Smith shooting death trial has ended after dramatic testimony from the widow of the retired New Orleans Saints star. Racquel Smith insisted that her husband was not the aggressor in an April 9 confrontation with 29-year-oild Cardell Hayes, who faces a... more »
  • New Orleans man arrested for production of child pornography, enticement of minors

    December 5, 2016 8:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man was arrested and charged with production of child pornography and coercion and enticement of minors, according to the FBI. On Monday Dec. 5, The FBI New Orleans Division's Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Fore arrested Matthew Pere, 32, in New Orleans... more »
  • Gaming Championships taking place in New Orleans

    October 17, 2015 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people are converging on New Orleans this weekend for the Major League Gaming World Finals. Players from around the world are competing in such games as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Dota 2. The event started Friday and goes through Sunday at the convention... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for Paul Prudhomme

    October 10, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Visitation and funeral arrangements for chef Paul Prudhomme have been scheduled. Visitation is scheduled between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday at Jacob Schoen (SHANE) & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will also be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in... more »
  • Tennessee man kills family, caught in New Orleans

    October 4, 2015 1:21 PM

    JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - A man accused of killing his parents and aunt has been captured in New Orleans. Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said deputies were alerted to search the victims' Jonesborough home by a woman in California. She called 911 early Saturday to report Daniel Lee Henry told her... more »
  • New Orleans Mid-City library has to find new home

    September 20, 2015 7:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Public Library's Mid-City branch has to find a new home in a hurry. The building where the branch is located won't renew its lease, which expires Oct. 31. Library board chairman Bernard Charbonnet says that the owner, ACV VI LLC of Norcross, Georgia, has... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • Audubon Commission considering tax increase

    July 15, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Commission may hang on to its 3.31-mill property tax rate despite rising land values in Orleans Parish. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the commission will vote on whether to retain its taxes at that level, technically an increase because taxpayers will have to pay more out of... more »
  • Opening of New Orleans Parish Prison postponed again

    June 9, 2015 8:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a new prison facility for Orleans Parish inmates will not open until mid-August at the earliest. Authorities said Monday there are complications with an electronic security system that controls everything from cell doors to videoconferencing. Officials say problems with the security system must be ironed... more »
  • East Feliciana superintendent gets top job in Orleans Parish

    January 21, 2015 12:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - East Feliciana School System superintendent Henderson Lewis was named the new superintendent of the Orleans Parish School Board Tuesday night. Lewis' hiring comes more than two years after the process started. Lewis, 40, is also a member of the St. Bernard Parish School Board. ... more »
  • Suspect faces 20 charges in Mother's Day shooting

    May 16, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jail records show that the suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people faces 20 charges of attempted second-degree murder. Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans. He was already facing a gun and drug possession charge... more »

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