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  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 2, 2013 4:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' first female firefighter - a mother of two who got off of welfare and into a 1992 recruit class - has died of complications from cancer, Chief Terry Hardy said. Kathy Wilkerson, 57, died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday,... more »
  • Louisiana is Home to Dirtiest City in the US

    June 19, 2011 2:58 PM

    Louisiana is now home to the dirtiest city in America. New Orleans was ranked number one on Travel & Leisure's Dirtiest City Survey. Visitors gauge "dirty" in a variety of ways: litter, air pollution, even the taste of local tap water. Many of the cities that ranked poorly also... more »
  • Judge Halts Sale of French Quarter Theater

    June 19, 2011 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - At the request of a group of theater boosters, a New Orleans judge has ordered the board of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to temporarily halt steps to sell part of the theater building for use as a restaurant. The theater board had agreed to... more »
  • Construction to Close Canal

    June 19, 2011 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Construction of the surge barrier along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway will result in the closing of the canal to vessel traffic at the surge barrier for 45 hours next week, the Army Corps of Engineers said. The corps said the canal will close at 3 a.m.... more »
  • Judge: BellSouth owes city of New Orleans

    June 15, 2011 9:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge says BellSouth owes the city of New Orleans millions of dollars for rights-of-way granted by the city for telephone service. What the final payment will be wasn't entirely clear in U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon's order. Fallon said BellSouth, now part of AT&T, owes... more »
  • Monks' Casket Fight Lands in Federal Court

    June 5, 2011 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An order of Benedictine monks takes on the funeral industry Monday in a federal court dispute over whether the monks can sell simple caskets - or the state can block them from doing so until they pass a myriad of licensing requirements. The monks of St.... more »
  • Hundreds Support School Paddling Policy

    March 27, 2011 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 500 students, parents and other supporters of a Roman Catholic High School are under fire for its use of corporal punishment marched to the New Orleans Archdiocese buildings Saturday to ask the archbishop to retract statements he has made opposing the practice of paddling.... more »
  • Wanted: Enduring, Iconic, Artistic Evacuation Art

    March 27, 2011 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Getting the word out to about 30,000 of New Orleans' most vulnerable residents on how and where to catch a free ride out of town when a hurricane approaches already involves radio, television and newspapers. Soon, it may involve art too. Evacuteer.org, a volunteer group that... more »
  • Ex-lawmaker asks judge to toss conviction

    January 25, 2011 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money claims one of his attorneys instructed him to falsify records to fool federal authorities. Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd is asking a judge to throw out his conviction because he allegedly... more »
  • Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

    November 21, 2010 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. Officer Garry Flot says the bodies of 55-year-old woman Clara Anderson and and her husband, 66-year-old Alfred Anderson, were found Sunday inside their Marigny Street home. Flot says the woman had been stabbed to death, and the man... more »
  • New Orleans Ordered to Boil Water Until Sunday

    November 20, 2010 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans' most widespread boil-water order since Hurricane Katrina will continue at least until 3 p.m. Sunday, because that's how long it will take to test for bacteria. The order covers most of the city, affecting more than 300,000 people. Landrieu says... more »
  • Landrieu: City's disaster loans will be forgiven

    November 8, 2010 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The City of New Orleans has received word that the federal government is forgiving its $240 million in disaster loans received after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday. Storm-ravaged local government agencies across Louisiana - sheriffs, school boards, parish councils, fire districts and... more »
  • "THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS" PRAYER VIGIL AND AWARENESS CONCERT SATURDAY 9/11

    September 10, 2010 5:15 PM

    Nearly 200 years ago Andrew Jackson joined forces with Jean Lafitte and organized a volunteer force of Native Americans, Baratarian pirates, Southern militia, and free men of color. Defending their homeland-this diverse group of out numbered citizen warriors defeated the British army in one of the most decisive victories in... more »
  • Ex-FEMA Chief Plans Live Broadcasts in New Orleans

    August 24, 2010 8:10 PM

    DENVER (AP) - Former FEMA Director Michael Brown is taking his Denver radio show on the road for live broadcasts from New Orleans in advance of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Brown will broadcast his political talk show that airs on KOA-AM Wednesday and Thursday evening. The fifth anniversary... more »
  • McCray is Returning to New Orleans

    July 22, 2010 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Defensive end Bobby McCray is returning to New Orleans only one month after the Saints unexpectedly waived him. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says McCray signed a one-year contract on Thursday, the same day fifth-round draft choice Matt Tennant signed a four-year deal. McCray, a six-year... more »
  • Train Derails in New Orleans

    July 19, 2010 7:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A train has derailed in old Algiers near the Crescent City Connection and the Mississippi River levee. Police had no details, but the Times-Picayune on Monday reported no one was injured when a Union Pacific/New Orleans Gulf Coast train had several cars jump the track and... more »
  • Carnival to Move 2 Ships to New Orleans

    June 23, 2010 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines says it will return to pre-Katrina capacity levels at the Port of New Orleans when it positions two of its ships there to operate year-round starting next year. Officials say the 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest and 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will be moved from their... more »
  • Oil spill response command center moving to New Orleans

    June 14, 2010 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The unified command center coordinating the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is moving to New Orleans. Coast Guard Lt. Eric Halvorson said Monday the center will shift its operations from a Royal Dutch Shell training facility in Robert, La., to larger... more »
  • Landrieu has Appointed an Interim Police Chief for New Orleans

    May 3, 2010 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed an interim police chief. Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo is the interim Superintendent of Police until a new police superintendent can take over. Landrieu said Monday that two people remain under consideration for the top post. He hopes to have... more »
  • Update: Quadruple Murder Victims Identified

    March 26, 2010 11:54 AM

    Update: NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Coroner's Office has identified the victims of a shooting that left four people - including two children - dead. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner's office, on Friday identified the victims as 25-year-old Angel Davis; her daughter, 7-year-old Jamare Ross; her... more »
  • Person Drives Off New Orleans' Bridge

    March 24, 2010 6:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person has driven off the Judge Seeber bridge, which spans New Orleans' industrial canal, after running a red light and driving through barricades and cones that were set up for construction work. Witnesses who were fishing nearby told WWL-TV they saw the car, heard a... more »
  • Authorities searching for Jason Eite

    February 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    On February 20, 2010 The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call advising that a female was being treated for a broken wrist at a local hospital. It was determined that the female sustained the injuries from an altercation she was involved in with her boyfriend, Jason Etie 36 years... more »
  • Ferdinand Nickles held on $2M bond

    November 24, 2009 9:59 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing a 20-year-old man, then torching a pickup truck with the body in it, is being held on $2 million bond in the Vermilion Parish jail. Deputies brought 29-year-old Ferdinand Nickles to Abbeville over the weekend from Atlanta, where U.S. Marshals arrested... more »
  • Coastal Erosion

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM

    Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »

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