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Jaguar escapes zoo and moves from one enclosure to next, killing trapped animals

A jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans slipped out of its enclosure and went on a territorial killing rampage sometime overnight, attacking four alpacas, an emu and a …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews joining Clippers’ summer league team

Former Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews has hooked up with the Los Angeles Clippers’ summer-league team. Mathews, who played with New Orleans in the 2017 NBA summer league, and David Michineau, …


Police: Gangs, arguments prompted Mardi Gras shootings

Gang enmity was behind the bloodiest of three shootings on Mardi Gras, while arguments among acquaintances touched off two earlier shootings, New Orleans’ police chief said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

The New Orleans Police Department was investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Costumes, beads and music: Mardi Gras comes to a close

Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President …


Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

A man fatally shot in New Orleans has been identified as a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape at a South Carolina demonstration last year …


Jury: Man guilty of manslaughter in death of ex-NFL player McKnight

The man who killed NFL running back Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road-rage confrontation was found guilty of manslaughter Friday by a jury in suburban New Orleans.


Tons of Mardi Gras beads down the drains in New Orleans

Let the good times roll – just not into New Orleans’ storm drains.


LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:09 a.m.

Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dies at age 89

Fats Domino, the amiable rock `n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He …


New Orleans museum Halloween tour highlights the macabre

Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.


U.S. court arguments set over ‘debtor’s prison’ allegations

A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday in a 2015 lawsuit that accuses the state criminal court in New Orleans of running what amounts to a “debtors’ prison.”


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Gulf Coast braces for fast-moving blast of tropical weather

The U.S. Gulf Coast braced Friday for a fast-moving blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as deadly Tropical Storm Nate threatened to reach hurricane strength before a weekend …


Judge orders release of congressman sentenced for bribery

A federal judge has ordered that a former Louisiana congressman sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes be released from jail pending a new sentencing hearing.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Harvey flooding western Louisiana on anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Twelve years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, another deadly storm forced hundreds of people to be rescued from floodwaters in southwestern Louisiana and prompted …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Harvey’s heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana

Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Big Easy on edge as city scrambles to fix pumping system

With debris from last weekend’s flash flood still piled up on sidewalks and their city under a state of emergency, New Orleans residents looked ahead warily on Friday to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Emergency declared in New Orleans as flood threat looms

With more rain in the forecast and city water pumps malfunctioning after weekend floods, New Orleans’ mayor is urging residents of some waterlogged neighborhoods to move their vehicles to higher …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

New Orleans floods raise questions about pumping system

Some New Orleans officials say they’re not satisfied with the city’s response to weekend flooding, after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city’s pump stations.


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what’s been built than to what’s been taken down: Century-old landmarks, three honoring Confederate leaders …


Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three …


As New Orleans silences its Confederate past, Alabama lawmakers grasp firmly onto historical monuments

Alabama lawmakers have voted to prohibit any alterations to Confederate monuments or markers. With a vote of 69-29, the House accepted final revisions Friday and sent the bill to Gov. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee comes down as New Orleans sidelines its Civil War past

The city of New Orleans is taking its final steps to separate itself from its Confederate past, removing a prominent statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday.


New Orleans takes down third Confederate-era monument

Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs, while defiant statue supporters waved Confederate battle flags and …


Honoring victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago

Descendants of victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago in south Louisiana and descendants of Confederate and plantation families are working together to honor those victims and possibly find …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

The second second of four monuments to the Confederate era was taken down Thursday in New Orleans.


Tensions rise as New Orleans prepares to topple Confederate monuments

Marchers for and against the removal of monuments to the Confederacy faced off in New Orleans on Sunday. The city’s mayor has vowed to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. …


New Orleans removes white supremacist monument

A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to …


New Orleans can remove three Confederate monuments, court rules

A federal appeals court cleared the way Monday for the city of New Orleans to take down three Confederate-era monuments that have been a source of tension in the Southern …


King Zulu, beloved white Bengal tiger at Audubon Zoo, dies

King Zulu, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.