- The Latest: Rain falls as promised, Jazz Fest continues Updated: Apr-30-16 4:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on activities at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):
- Saints trade up, take defensive tackle Onyemata in 4th round Updated: Apr-30-16 4:31 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Because he followed in the footsteps of his older sister, Nigeria native David Onyemata went to college in western Canada, where he studied environmental science and learned to play the North American brand of football.
- Grey clouds, cool breeze greet those at Jazz Fest Updated: Apr-30-16 3:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Under grey clouds, music is flowing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
- Big Freedia twerks her way to stardom Updated: Apr-30-16 2:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Talk about your ups and downs.
- Man booked in death of toddler in Jefferson Parish Updated: Apr-30-16 1:46 pm
MARRERO, Louisiana - A Jefferson Parish man has been booked on a second-degree murder charge after his girlfriend's 2-year-old son died of head injuries.
- After La. trial, man could be tried in Miss. burning death Updated: Apr-30-16 12:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A man charged in the burning death of a Mississippi woman might be taken back to that state for trial even if he is convicted on unrelated charges in Louisiana.
- Correction: Underage Online Lawsuit story Updated: Apr-30-16 11:45 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a story April 29 about a federal judge blocking enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the law was enacted in 2005. The law was enacted in 2015.
- Tom's Bayou at State Wildlife Refuge in Vermilion to close Updated: Apr-30-16 9:59 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tom's Bayou at State Wildlife Refuge in Vermilion Parish is closing for construction of two rock weirs.
- Saints draft receiver Thomas, safety Bell, in 2nd round Updated: Apr-30-16 1:06 am
METAIRIE, Louisiana - The New Orleans Saints' draft class now includes a pair of Ohio State teammates who won a national championship together.
- Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket close out Friday's Jazz Fest Updated: Apr-29-16 11:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is entering its second weekend. The seven-day festival, taking place over two weekends, draws thousands of people to the city in a celebration of Louisiana music, food and culture. A look at the festival's fifth day:
- After more than 4 decades in prison, Gary Tyler finally free Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - After almost 42 years at Louisiana's maximum security prison, Gary Tyler is a free man.
- Lovemark, Vegas top Zurich Classic leaderboard Updated: Apr-29-16 9:00 pm
AVONDALE, Louisiana - Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas shared the Zurich Classic lead at 11 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.
- Governor sets May 15 target for tax study recommendations Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards urged a study group looking at state budget and tax policy to give him preliminary recommendations by May 15 for ways to raise money to fill financial gaps, according to a letter released Friday.
- Section of Canal Street in New Orleans collapses into tunnel Updated: Apr-29-16 6:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A section of a main boulevard in New Orleans collapsed into a mostly unused tunnel Friday, two weeks after traffic was restricted there because problems were discovered in the tunnel.
- The Latest: Toussaint remembered fondly at festival Updated: Apr-29-16 4:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (all times local):
- New Orleans police tout graduation of 28 recruits Updated: Apr-29-16 2:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials say 28 recruits are the latest to graduate from the city's police academy.
- Report suggests revisions to Louisiana's pre-K overhaul Updated: Apr-29-16 1:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A new report says Louisiana's push to improve pre-K classes would benefit from an expanded rating system and new rules for classroom observations.
- Coroner: Louisiana man killed by lightning Updated: Apr-29-16 9:23 am
SLIDELL, Louisiana - A Louisiana coroner says a man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.
- Police: Hammond teen arrested for making threat at school Updated: Apr-29-16 8:57 am
HAMMOND, Louisiana - Authorities say a 15-year-old Hammond High Magnet School student has been arrested for writing a threat on a desk.
- Lafayette's red light cameras contract may be extended Updated: Apr-29-16 8:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette's contract with Redflex that uses cameras to catch speeders and red light runners may be extended a year, until June 4, 2017.
- Judge denies new trial for man convicted of killing his wife Updated: Apr-29-16 7:49 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A state judge has ruled a Baker man convicted in 2011 in the 2009 stabbing death of his wife in her downtown Baton Rouge office does not deserve a hearing on his innocence claim or a new trial.
- Baton Rouge police search for man in child abuse case Updated: Apr-29-16 7:40 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Police say a 22-year-old Baton Rouge man is wanted for allegedly burning his 2-year-old son while taking care of the boy last week.
- House votes to ban sex offenders as door-to-door salesmen Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Convicted sex offenders would be barred from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana under a proposal that sailed through the House.
- NFL Draft: Players selected in the first round Updated: Apr-28-16 11:44 pm
The players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night in Chicago:
- Student gets custom trombone, peers get music knowledge Updated: Apr-28-16 9:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is no stranger to New Orleans' music scene, having grown up inside it.