- 3rd Nigerian sister valedictorian at Dillard U in Louisiana Updated: May-06-16 12:48 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Nigerian woman is following her two older sisters as valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans.
- After court setback, estranged Benson heirs not giving up Updated: May-05-16 10:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The estranged daughter and grandchildren of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson say they won't abandon their effort to prove their patriarch has been manipulated into appointing his third wife the sole heir to his sports empire.
- Will Smith's widow accepts his posthumous degree in Miami Updated: May-05-16 10:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The widow of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith accepted his degree from the University of Miami on Thursday, nearly a month after he was shot and killed.
- Lawsuits: Release defendants jailed months without lawyers Updated: May-05-16 8:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Civil rights attorneys Thursday said nine people held in jails across Louisiana should be released because they have been held for months without a lawyer because of the state's public defender budget crisis.
- Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools Updated: May-05-16 7:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to a local school board that was once widely maligned.
- Coast Guard cutter contract goes to Bollinger Shipyards Updated: May-05-16 2:32 pm
LOCKPORT, Louisiana - Bollinger Shipyards will build 26 Sentinel-class fast-response cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard.
- Correction: Louisiana Chimps Moving story Updated: May-05-16 12:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 3 about chimpanzees, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the organization Project Chimps, that a university laboratory in Louisiana was the first non-federal lab to agree to move all of its chimpanzees to sanctuary. The nonprofit organization said later the New Iberia Research Center was one of the first non-federal programs to release its entire population of research chimps.
- Cabbies: Uber drivers illegally let riders hail on street Updated: May-05-16 9:04 am
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans taxi drivers say competitors with ride-hailing service Uber illegally let passengers hail them on the street.
- 2016 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl to be held Dec. 17 Updated: May-05-16 7:13 am
NEW ORLEANS - The 2016 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
- Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action status in the case Wednesday, meaning numerous property owners - not just the handful in the original 2005 lawsuit - could be in line for compensation.
- New Orleans sheriff ships out inmates to cut jail violence Updated: May-04-16 7:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The sheriff who runs New Orleans' troubled jail says he's transferring hundreds of inmates to other jurisdictions.
- 24-year sentence for Tennessee man in human trafficking case Updated: May-04-16 4:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty in a human trafficking case has been sentenced to 24½ years in prison by a federal judge in New Orleans.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: May-04-16 4:38 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Robber is shortchanged after coming away with only 35 cents Updated: May-04-16 1:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the assailant walked away with only 35 cents.
- The Latest: Inmate advocate decries transfer of inmates Updated: May-04-16 12:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the New Orleans sheriff's plan to reduce violence at the jail he runs by shipping inmates to other jurisdictions. (all times local):
- 2 men robbed at gunpoint over 35 cents Updated: May-04-16 11:47 am
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the bandit walked away with 35 cents.
- Former Orleans deputy pleads guilty in overbilling scheme Updated: May-04-16 11:32 am
NEW ORLEANS - A former high ranking officer with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
- New Orleans man found competent for trial in teen's death Updated: May-04-16 8:56 am
NEW ORLEANS - A 54-year-old New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old and wounding the boy's teenage brother in retaliation for being bumped off his bicycle has been found competent to stand trial.
- 2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend Updated: May-04-16 8:19 am
NEW ORLEANS - Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total.
- January trial set in alleged New Orleans 'debtor's prison' Updated: May-04-16 4:30 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal trial on allegations that New Orleans officials illegally lock up poor people for owing court debts is now set for January.
- Saints, left tackle Armstead agree on 5-year extension Updated: May-03-16 6:29 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to a five-year extension that runs through the 2021 season.
- Group: Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence Updated: May-03-16 4:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there - and a watchdog group said Tuesday that a less-vulnerable storage space is needed.
- Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police Updated: May-03-16 1:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's fatal beating by police.
- Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police Updated: May-03-16 12:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's deadly encounter with two police officers.
- 3 killed in 4 vehicle wreck on I-10 in Hancock County Updated: May-03-16 11:52 am
BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi - A four vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line in Hancock County has claimed three lives.