- Businessman pleads guilty to wire fraud, tax charge Updated: May-28-15 4:41 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a New Orleans businessman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and failing to pay taxes.
- Inmate who smeared his own feces on his face ruled competent Updated: May-28-15 3:56 am
GRETNA, Louisiana - A Kentucky man charged with killing a woman has been found competent to stand trial after he smeared feces on his face in court.
- Funeral set for New Orleans housing authority cop killed Updated: May-28-15 3:35 am
NEW ORLEANS - Funeral services will be held Friday for a New Orleans public housing agency police officer killed while on patrol at an agency construction site.
- Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls Updated: May-28-15 2:58 am
HOUSTON - The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.
- AP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy Updated: May-28-15 12:09 am
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club's vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation.
- Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season Updated: May-27-15 4:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average - but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.
- Correction: FBI Agent Wounded story Updated: May-27-15 3:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 26 about the wounding of an FBI agent during the rescue of a kidnapped child in Louisiana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the kidnapping suspect was shot and killed by a member of an FBI task force. Police in the suspect's hometown said the suspect died, but they did not say who killed him.
- New Orleans police officer injured in I-10 wreck Updated: May-27-15 8:06 am
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer is being treated for injuries after his cruiser was struck on Interstate 10 near Interstate 610.
- 2 dead, 2 wounded in quadruple shooting in New Orleans Updated: May-27-15 4:35 am
NEW ORLEANS - Police say a man and a teenage boy have died and another man and woman have been wounded in an early-morning shooting spree in eastern New Orleans.
- Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48 Updated: May-27-15 2:35 am
HELENA, Montana - Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.
- Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75 Updated: May-26-15 10:16 pm
NEW YORK - Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
- Ban on billing rape victims for exams nears final passage Updated: May-26-15 9:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Senate unanimously agreed on Tuesday to ban hospitals from billing rape victims for their medical exams, edging close to final passage a bill that will significantly change the way authorities investigate sexual assaults and treat its victims.
- Tornado, damaged buildings reported in Kenner, Louisiana Updated: May-26-15 7:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A tornado with winds of 110 mph damaged several buildings in Kenner early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
- Army Corps of Engineers to consider deeper Miss. River Updated: May-26-15 7:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is once again weighing the costs and benefits of a potential $300 million effort to deepen the lower Mississippi River by as much as 5 feet.
- Ascension and St. James could team on hurricane levee Updated: May-25-15 4:46 pm
GONZALES, Louisiana - Officials in Ascension and St. James parishes say they want to work together on a levee and pumps to shield their areas from possible storm surge flooding.
- New Orleans housing authority cop shot, killed in patrol car Updated: May-24-15 2:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A police officer for New Orleans' public housing agency was shot and killed Sunday while working overtime to patrol an agency construction site, city police said.
- 2014 school civil rights complaint getting a look from US Updated: May-23-15 1:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this past week investigating a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools - most of which are run by the state as the result of a takeover following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- Embezzlement plea brings 30-month sentence Updated: May-22-15 4:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for an embezzlement scam in which he skimmed nearly $1.8 million from his employer's payroll to pay off his casino debts.
- Plea entered in human trafficking case Updated: May-22-15 4:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A man has pleaded guilty to two counts of human trafficking in a case involving two teenage girls forced into prostitution.
- Suspect in stripper's death wants charges tossed Updated: May-22-15 10:47 am
GRETNA, Louisiana - The attorneys for a man accused in the death of a Bourbon Street stripper argue prosecutors have no physical evidence that the 2012 murder of the dancer took place in Louisiana.
- African-American customer gets racist receipt at restaurant Updated: May-22-15 6:44 am
NEW ORLEANS - A member of one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially insulting message on her lunch receipt.
- Sheriff: Ex-teacher gave marijuana brownies to students Updated: May-21-15 7:50 pm
COVINGTON, Louisiana - A former teacher at a Catholic high school in suburban New Orleans has been charged with giving marijuana-laced brownies to two students.
- Siants sign 1st-round pick Andrus Peat Updated: May-21-15 7:33 pm
- Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29 Updated: May-21-15 7:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case on May 29 in New Orleans.
- Judge says New Orleans police reforms not fast enough Updated: May-21-15 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says efforts by the New Orleans Police Department to eliminate unconstitutional practices and turn the city's police into a modern force are moving too slowly.