- 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.
- Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.
- New Orleans Mayor blasts Jindal with counter executive order Updated: May-21-15 5:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial religious objections executive order by issuing an order of his own.
- Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' order Updated: May-21-15 5:28 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.
- 1 dead, 1 rescued at construction site trench collapse Updated: May-21-15 4:09 pm
COVINGTON, Louisiana - One person was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, north of New Orleans. Another victim was rescued after being trapped in dirt up to his shoulders.
- Not just Denver: VA problems in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada Updated: May-21-15 1:16 pm
DENVER - The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. A look at those projects:
- A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill Updated: May-20-15 7:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
- Brees: Younger Saints receivers ready for larger roles Updated: May-20-15 6:35 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Drew Brees is confident that some young, relatively unknown, inexperienced receivers can help the New Orleans Saints' offense remain among the NFL's best.
- Gulf oil leak records cannot be kept secret, US judge says Updated: May-20-15 5:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate judge Wednesday rejected a company's bid to preserve the confidentiality of numerous emails and reports about its failed efforts to halt a decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak.
- Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Updated: May-20-15 4:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Texas man arrested for failing to fix Katrina-damaged home Updated: May-20-15 3:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Almost four years after New Orleans police obtained a warrant for his arrest, a Texas contractor has been booked on theft charges, accused of taking money from two residents to repair their Hurricane Katrina-damaged homes but failing to complete the work.
- Corps tests hurricane protection system for New Orleans Updated: May-20-15 2:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS - With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans and testing pumps and floodgates built around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago to better protect this low-lying metropolis from flooding.
- NFL turning to South for 2019, 2020 Super Bowls Updated: May-20-15 12:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The NFL will turn to the South for its host cities for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls.
- Hughes, Lewis entering Saints Hall of Fame Updated: May-19-15 9:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Tyrone Hughes and Michael Lewis, a pair of New Orleans-area natives who became All-Pro return men in the NFL, have been elected to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.
- Jindal issues order after religious objections bill rejected Updated: May-19-15 8:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that has thrust the state into the national debate about where religious freedoms end and the rights of same-sex couples begin.
- Judge opts to close trial involving Saints, Pelicans owner Updated: May-19-15 7:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A judge has decided to bar the public from a trial in which estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson intend to argue that their patriarch was mentally unfit when he ousted them from ownership stakes in the franchises.