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10 wounded in shooting near New Orleans’ French Quarter

Ten people were shot and wounded early Sunday near the French Quarter in New Orleans, a popular spot for tourists. Hours later in another part of town, another shooting killed …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Plans pushed back to explode 2 cranes in New Orleans

Plans have been pushed back a day to bring down two giant, unstable construction cranes in a series of controlled explosions before they can topple onto historic New Orleans buildings, …

Ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco dies, led Louisiana through Katrina

Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as “charmed.” With strength in her …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.

Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches of rain and transformed part of the …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

As Barry approaches, New Orleans residents debate evacuation

It is a question people in and around New Orleans ask themselves every time a threatening storm lurks in the Gulf: a major hurricane like Katrina, which devastated the area …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

’It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

People are stocking up on food and water, filling sandbags and preparing to hunker down as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

Mandatory evacuations were ordered southeast of New Orleans on Thursday as the city and a surrounding stretch of the Gulf Coast braced for a possible hurricane over the weekend that …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

New Orleans frets about more flooding, possible hurricane

A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather, including a possible hurricane, could strike Louisiana …

‘Dr. John,’ funky New Orleans ‘night-tripper’ musician, dies

Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. …

Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with excited kids hoping to catch beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras …

Police: New Orleans crash driver spoke of ‘drinking problem’

A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …