Stories tagged: New Orleans
Sun., July 15, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
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.
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, …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
Let the good times roll – just not into New Orleans’ storm drains.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
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, 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 …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, the white Bengal tiger that mesmerized scores of visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, has died.