Stories tagged: New Orleans
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 …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
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.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
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.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
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. …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
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 …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Mardi Gras: ‘One time of year people can act like fools’
The streets of New Orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt
A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Woman helps officer in fight by jumping on suspect’s back
A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man’s back to help the officer …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Supreme Court upholds Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 11:37 p.m.
New Orleans downs cold-shooting Washington State
For the second time in a week the Washington State men’s basketball team went onto its own floor and played a lackluster game that resulted in a loss against an …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
1 dead, 9 injured in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter
Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans’ bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine other people wounded in a tourist district famed …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
NCAA announces New Orleans will host 2022 Final 4
The NCAA has announced that New Orleans will host the 2022 men’s basketball Final Four. The announcement, made Thursday, means New Orleans is set to host college basketball’s men’s semifinals …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputy shot, killed in suburban New Orleans
A sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in a New Orleans suburb after stopping a pedestrian on a busy street.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Katrina flood case gets class-action status
A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence
The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Candy theft could mean king-size sentence: 20 years to life
A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes
Strong storms plowed through Georgia on their way to the Carolinas Friday, spawning at least one confirmed tornado, after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Future Super Bowl sites to be decided in May
Sites for the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be decided at the NFL owners’ meetings in May in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015
NFL notes: New Orleans Saints expect Drew Brees to start
Drew Brees is expected to return as starter for New Orleans against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in the Superdome, Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday. “We’re planning on …
Sun., May 3, 2015
Field goal on final play spells defeat for Shock
NEW ORLEANS – Garrett Lindholm kicked a 41-yard field goal on the final play to lift New Orleans past the visiting Spokane Shock 66-63 Saturday night at Smoothie King Center. …
Sat., May 2, 2015
Shock look to make it two victories in a row
The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list. The Shock forced six turnovers …
Fri., May 1, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
Improved Shock looking for win No. 2
The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Snapshot: Four first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game
Stephen Curry (pictured), Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving have been voted NBA All-Stars, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. Kobe Bryant was …