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  • NOLA's startup scene draws out-of-town interest

    August 30, 2014 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When Derrius Quarles was looking for a new headquarters for his Chicago-based startup, New Orleans wasn't the only city on his list. Quarles, cofounder of Million Dollar Scholar, also considered New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta as places to grow the online platform he created to help... more »
  • ACLU Requests NOLA Police Records

    October 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ACLU of Louisiana says complaints from residents spurred a request for New Orleans Police Department records on a practice of stopping and getting identification from people not accused of doing anything wrong. A news release Wednesday says the ACLU has been told that police stop... more »
  • NOLA Attempts Baking World's Largest King Cake

    September 20, 2010 4:56 PM

    Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras and King Cakes. Now, one New Orleans bakery hopes to be known for making the world's largest king cake. Haydel Bakery will attempt to break the record with a cake that will wrap twice around the outside of the Superdome. Entertainment includes... more »
  • The Saints Are Coming!

    September 8, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If you are planning to do any work in New Orleans on Thursday, forget it. City Hall is closed, schools are closing early, the Superdome is spruced up, a parade, concert and hours of tailgating are planned as the Who Dat Nation gets ready to celebrate... more »
  • Three-Alarm Fire in Mid-City NOLA Injures Five

    September 6, 2010 5:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Fire Department says a three-alarm fire in Mid-City injured five people, four of them firefighters. Firefighter Gregory Davis says the fire broke out early Monday in a two-story wood frame office building that was being renovated, and had working electricity. He says one... more »
  • 1st Official Gay and Lesbian Destination Guide for NOLA

    September 3, 2010 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's now an official gay and lesbian destination guide for New Orleans. The Navigaytour will launch just in time for the 39th Annual Southern Decadence Festival, which welcomes on average 100,000 attendees for events over the Labor Day weekend. The 32-page guide highlights events, attractions, restaurants,... more »
  • $30 Million Commitment to Health Clinics in Parishes Affected by Katrina

    August 26, 2010 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby and Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that the state has committed $30 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to ensure that a network of primary care and behavioral health clinics remain open in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, upon approval from the... more »
  • World War II Museum in NOLA Expanding

    August 26, 2010 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A flock of warbirds will be the stars of the latest expansion of the National World War II Museum. Construction of the $35 million U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Land, Sea and Air will be formally announced Friday as part of the museum's overall $300 million expansion. The... more »
  • 72-Year-Old NOLA Man has Claimed the $990,648 LA Lotto Jackpot

    August 25, 2010 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 72-year-old New Orleans man has claimed the $990,648 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said Wednesday that Donald Meilleur (mill-YARE) had the sole, winning ticket for the prize. On Monday, he received $693,453 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The... more »
  • Obama To Travel to NOLA for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    August 13, 2010 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Aug. 29. The White House says Obama will speak at Xavier University. Other administration officials who have worked on Katrina recovery efforts will also be in the region to mark the anniversary.... more »
  • Rapper Twelve A'Klok Killed in NOLA

    August 4, 2010 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man fatally shot in eastern New Orleans this week has been identified as Argell White, a rapper known as "Twelve A'Klok." John Gagliano, chief investigator for the city coroner's office, tells The Times-Picayune that the 36-year-old White died early Monday after he was shot multiple... more »
  • Chair of the NOLA Medical Center Board Replaced

    August 2, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director was ousted as chair of the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans, before the first board meeting. The LSU System announced Monday that Elaine Abell has been replaced as chair of the... more »
  • Lafayette Attorney Chair of NOLA Public Hospital

    July 30, 2010 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director will chair the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans. LSU System President John Lombardi named Elaine Abell on Thursday to chair the University Medical Center Management Corp. Abell said its first meeting... more »
  • "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" Exhibit Opens

    July 19, 2010 11:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An exhibit opening Thursday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other animals used during the war. "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" showcases the species most often brought into the war. The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard... more »
  • Obama Arrives in NOLA

    May 28, 2010 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Intent on showing firm command of the deepening crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama flew to coastal Louisiana Friday for his second in-person update of the devastating oil spill. Criticism of Obama is rising as crude continues to gush out of the leak... more »

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