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  • 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 »
  • Florida corrections official to run Orleans jail

    September 8, 2013 12:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has hired the chief of corrections for Orange County, Fla., Michael Tidwell, to run New Orleans' only jail. A federal consent agreement requires Sheriff Marlin Gusman to hire a professional corrections administrator to bring the jail up to constitutional standards. The agreement in... more »
  • Fugitive tracked down in New Orleans

    August 29, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly year long fugitive hunt has come to end in New Orleans. 43-year-old Joseph Marrone was arrested Tuesday by agents with the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension and High Technology Crime Units. Marrone was wanted by several law enforcement agencies. The Mandeville Police Department... more »
  • Former Orleans Parish sheriff employee sentenced to five years

    July 3, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former high-ranking employee of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to five years in prison for coordinating a bid-rigging and kickback scheme with contractors. Federal prosecutors say John Sens, who pleaded guilty and is cooperating in an ongoing probe of Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin... more »
  • Orleans Parish sheriff testifies about jail finances

    June 24, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who runs New Orleans' notoriously violent jail has begun testimony in federal court on the lockup's finances. Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday began going over ledger figures, hoping to make the case that he needs more money from the city to implement court... 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 »
  • Accused rapist back in jail

    April 10, 2013 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former male model is back in the Orleans Parish Prison after a judge found that he violated his bond by flirting with college sophomores during a Carnival parade at his parents' home. He was there on house arrest. The Times-Picayune reports Dean Kelly is charged with... more »
  • Inmates did drugs, drank beer in Orleans Parish prison

    April 2, 2013 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Video showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently snorting drugs, drinking beer and in possession of at least one large handgun was shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court. The recordings, believed made by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on... more »
  • Ex-N.O. mayor pleads not guilty to bribery, fraud

    February 20, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in work for the city. A 21-count indictment last month accuses Nagin of accepting more than $200,000 in... more »
  • Extension of bridge tolls upheld

    February 19, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The vote to approve a 20-year extension of the Crescent City Connection tolls has been upheld. There was a partial recount of nearly 4,000 paper ballots in Orleans Parish. The official 18-vote margin was extended by 18 votes out of more than 308,000 ballots cast... more »
  • Wrestlemania 30 coming to New Orleans in 2014

    February 18, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Get ready wrestling fans, Wrestlemania is coming to New Orleans. Wrestlemania XXX will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 6, 2014. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says with the city hosting some of the greatest sports and entertainment events in the world over the... more »
  • 3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

    February 17, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras. Officer Hilal Williams says 19-year-old Malcolm Hall was booked Saturday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. An online jail roster indicates... more »
  • Ex-N.O. cop awaiting shooting retrial seeks bond

    February 15, 2013 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is asking to be freed on bond while he awaits a retrial. David Warren is charged with shooting and killing a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Another officer later burned Glover's body in a... more »
  • Big parade weekend kicks off in N.O.

    February 7, 2013 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The stars will be out for a number of parades in New Orleans this weekend. The Krewe of Endymion's "super float" rolls Saturday night, led by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Sunday's Bacchus parade will include more than two dozen child cancer patients, who will ride with Bacchus... more »
  • Man sues N.O. prosecutors over withheld evidence

    January 10, 2013 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose convictions on charges he killed five people at a 1995 party were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court last year is suing the New Orleans district attorney's office. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on Juan Smith's behalf accuses prosecutors of concealing evidence from defense... more »
  • New year brings rush-hour tows to busy bridge

    January 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The new year is bringing free rush-hour tow trucks to help keep traffic flowing on one of the nation's busiest bridges. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says a tow truck will be stationed on the Crescent City Connection Bridge for three hours in the morning... more »

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