- Kin of Saints, Pelicans owner testify in competency case Updated: Jun-02-15 8:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A lawyer for the estranged heirs of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson described the tone in the courtroom as "somber" and "emotional" as his clients began testifying about their patriarch's mental state.
- Ban on billing rape victims for exams passes in Louisiana Updated: Jun-02-15 8:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The common practice of billing rape victims for their medical exams should come to an end under changes to Louisiana law given final passage by state lawmakers.
- New Orleans businesses ask judge to strike down smoking ban Updated: Jun-02-15 4:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A group of bars and restaurants asked a state judge on Tuesday to strike down a smoking ban that they said is hurting business.
- Saints extend defensive end Cameron Jordan through 2020 Updated: Jun-02-15 3:04 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - The New Orleans Saints' brass appears confident that defensive end Cameron Jordan's dip in sacks last season was not the start of a trend.
- Chiquita to keep ripening facilities at Gulfport Updated: Jun-02-15 12:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Chiquita company has announced it would keep its banana ripening business at the state Port at Gulfport, Mississippi, rather than New Orleans.
- Man charged in fatal car crash to serve 4 years in prison Updated: Jun-02-15 11:18 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Chalmette man who killed a 49-year-old woman in a car crash just outside Jackson Barracks last year has been sentenced to four years in prison.
- Judge reduces bond for body shop owner charged with murder Updated: Jun-02-15 10:52 am
NEW ORLEANS - The $1 million bond set for an eastern New Orleans body shop owner accused of shooting a man 14 times has been reduced.
- Judge tosses 1 of 2 charges against ex-BP exec on trial Updated: Jun-01-15 7:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge on Monday tossed out one of two pending charges against a former BP executive the federal government accuses of trying to hide the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An appeals court judge had some strong questions Monday for a federal lawyer about reports that Louisiana must present about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.
- Drainage work leaves streetcar service only at ends of line Updated: May-31-15 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Drainage work has New Orleans' historic streetcars rolling only at each end of the St. Charles Ave. line, with buses carrying passengers in the middle. During part of the summer, only one end will have streetcars.
- Inmate dies in hospital after being revived in Orleans jail Updated: May-31-15 3:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate facing drug and weapons charges has died at a hospital after being revived in the jail.
- Police: 56-year-old man stabbed, dies; investigation ongoing Updated: May-31-15 3:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department says a 56-year-old man was stabbed to death early Sunday on Saint Andrew Street.
- Pelicans hire Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as coach Updated: May-31-15 3:26 am
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis.
- Ex-law clerk faces 5 years in prison in soliciting case Updated: May-30-15 4:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former federal law clerk in New Orleans will be sentenced next week to five years in prison after pleading guilty to computer solicitation of a minor.
- 2 hurt in French Quarter shooting; tourists, workers rattled Updated: May-29-15 8:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An afternoon shooting in New Orleans' busy French Quarter left two people injured and rattled both merchants and tourists.
- 2 hurt in French Quarter shooting Updated: May-29-15 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Two people were hurt in a Friday afternoon shooting in New Orleans' busy French Quarter that left workers and visitors rattled.
- Couple indicted by Plaquemines Parish grand jury Updated: May-29-15 4:25 pm
BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana - A sailor and his wife have been indicted on charges in the death of their 3-month-old child in March on the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse.
- La. health dept. seeks restoration of public health funding Updated: May-29-15 4:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's health department leaders asked senators Friday to restore $26 million to public health programs next year or risk shuttering safety inspections, water monitoring programs and testing for possible disease outbreaks.
- Sharper pleads guilty in federal sexual assault case Updated: May-29-15 12:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints football player Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from allegations he drugged and assaulted women in four states.
- Body with skull tattoo pulled from river identified Updated: May-29-15 5:46 am
PORT SULPHUR, Louisiana - Authorities have identified a body with a skull tattoo found floating in the Mississippi River two weeks ago as a 27-year-old man from Houma.
- Saints getting a first look at their defensive overhaul Updated: May-28-15 7:01 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - An autograph-covered football commemorating the New England Patriots' Super Bowl triumph last season now sits in cornerback Brandon Browner's locker at the headquarters of his new NFL team, the New Orleans Saints.
- Patriots, Saints to hold preseason practice in West Virginia Updated: May-28-15 6:10 pm
- Longtime Louisiana journalist Ed Anderson dead at 67 Updated: May-28-15 5:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Ed Anderson, a journalist who covered politics, state government and a variety of other stories during more than four decades with The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, died Thursday in Baton Rouge. He was 67.
- Mayor looks at 10 years since Katrina, his 5 in office Updated: May-28-15 3:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans has come a long way in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and the five years since he took office, and still has a lot to do.
- Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls Updated: May-28-15 1:54 pm
HOUSTON - The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.