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workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in Mid City New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The city of New Orleans is perhaps one of the best examples of what President Donald Trump calls the country's "crumbling infrastructure." City officials say New Orleans needs more than $11 billion to update ...
New Orleans -- Haitian Carnival is coming to New Orleans thanks to a partnership between the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and indie rock band Arcade Fire. Krewe du Kanaval kicks off tomorrow (Feb. 6) at 1:00 p.m. at Congo Square. "We are going to have a a block party, a Haitian-style/Jamaican ...

In one way, she is totally correct, and in another, she's totally wrong. What is correct is her and the other young ladies' physical boobs are not to blame for the horrific murder and shootings rates in New Orleans. These young women are guilty of nothing but giving young men what they are willing to pay for, ...
I wish I could figure out how many king cakes are baked each year in New Orleans between Jan. 6 and Mardi Gras. It's thousands and thousands and thousands. Each is hand-made, hand-decorated, and then bagged or boxed. All you have to do is decide which kind you crave. Still, several people have ...
"The only thing that happened is you're costing us our livelihood," she said. "They always have to vilify something." Many other signs castigated Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans police Department (NOPD). At a press conference three days earlier, NOPD and state Alcohol and Tobacco Control ...
Doug MacCash has the best job in the world, covering art, music, and culture in New Orleans. Contact him via email at dmaccash@nola.com. Follow him on twitter at Doug MacCash and on facebook at Douglas James MacCash. As always, please add your point of view to the comment stream.

New Orleans police on Monday (Feb. 5) released surveillance imagery of a man suspected of stealing a saxophone while at a Central City dollar store. Investigators believe the unidentified man took the saxophone from another customer at a Family Dollar store in the 2100 block of South Claiborne Avenue.
James Alton Olinde Jr., 47, of New Orleans was sentenced Thursday (Feb. 1) to more than 14 years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans' office. Olinde was identified as the man who robbed a gulf Coast Bank and Trust branch in Mid-City after photos, including the image above, were ...
The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded. The celebration began New Year's Eve with a massive fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Exhibitions, festivals and events planned throughout 2018 -- including Mardi Gras -- will reflect the tricentennial ...
A group promoting short-term rentals in New Orleans wants to double the number of days that owners can rent out homes in residential neighborhoods and to expand rentals to the French Quarter, where they are mostly banned now. The proposal would cap the number of whole-home rentals in residential ...
According to a spokesman for the city of New Orleans, the Krewe of Pontchartrain will begin at 12:30 p.m., and other krewes scheduled along the traditional Uptown route will follow, including Choctaw, Freret, Sparta and Pygmalion. According to Dr. David Mulnik, captain of the Knights of Sparta, that means ...
When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed customers. Battered by nature and ...
Superstar New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is taking on the world of paparazzi photography in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New Orleans involving a photo of himself that he reposted on Instagram. The suit accuses a New Jersey photographer and a California paparazzi photo service ...
Bourbon Street in New Orleans is a tourist destination that's long been known for live music bars and, yes, strip clubs. But this year, with Mardi Gras just a few weeks away, many of those clubs have temporarily closed after police say they found evidence of human trafficking. Jess Clark of member station ...
A man was shot in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 3), NOPD confirmed, as Emergency Personnel tended to him inside a bloody car the parking lot of an apartment complex on Bundy Road. police said the man was shot about 3:51 p.m. in the 5100 block of Bundy, where the Lakewood East ...
The daughter of a Bogalusa merchant and wife of a prominent New Orleans lawyer, Mrs. Stone was renowned and, in later years, honored for her years of generosity as a philanthropist. But she also was a hands-on volunteer. "We all want to be like her when we grow up," said Flo Schornstein, a longtime ...
A 25-year-old New Orleans man was indicted Thursday (Feb. 1) by a federal grand jury on charges of distributing heroin in the Black Pearl neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans and in Jefferson Parish, including a charge that some of the heroin caused the death of a 33-year-old man in 2015, according to ...

A New Orleans doctor convicted of running a pair of New Orleans East pain clinics as "pill mills" has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to federal court records. Dr. Frederick Floyd, 58, was sentenced Thursday (Jan. 25) after he pleaded guilty in September to illegally dispensing millions of ...
New Orleans police investigating a shooting in the 1900 block of Jo Ann Place in Algiers concentrate on a Honda SUV parked in a driveway. At least three gunshots in the hood and ... Emily Lane covers criminal justice in New Orleans for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Reach her at elane@nola.com.
With the exception of New York, no American city has been immortalized in song as much as New Orleans. A key reason is the number of great musicians who came from the Crescent City, including arguably its most famous musician, trumpeter Louis Armstrong, who spent his early professional years there ...
"NCIS: New Orleans" cast member Shalita Grant, who has been appearing on the CBS series since its first season, is leaving the show, according to Variety. No reason has been given for Grant's departure, although Variety cites unnamed sources as saying it "is amicable and mutually agreed upon by the ...
Jim Henderson, whose impassioned and eloquent play-by-play as the voice of the New Orleans Saints helped cement the team's highs and lows in the memories of fans for three decades, is retiring from the broadcast booth. Henderson made the announcement Thursday afternoon (Feb. 1) on WWL radio, ...
At least once a month someone asks me, via text or email or facebook, what the must-do activities are for kids visiting New Orleans, and although I completely appreciate being thought of as someone who might have answers to that kind of question, the truth is that I am more or less a homebody who would be much ...
"A lot of it came out of a conversation or series of conversations about New Orleans not being a place where people protested," says Sue Mobley, lead curator of Sites of Resistance: An Exhibit Exploring the Geographies + Histories of Social Change in New Orleans. "That's a shocking assumption that ties to ...
(TNS) -- Taking cues from other U.S. cities that have dabbled in "smart" technology, a City Council committee agreed Wednesday to explore whether New Orleans could support the kind of data collection that would inform its decisions on energy, public safety and transit. The council's Utility Committee ...
"He was instrumental in helping Gambit establish itself as an alternative voice -- and eye -- in New Orleans. His warmth and generosity imbued every portrait and every cityscape that he produced. David was a dear friend to all of us at Gambit, and we will always remember him with great admiration and ...
Nuria Rodriguez Sadurni, Director of Special Projects at the cultural Cooperation Office of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Director of the Newcomb Art Museum, at the Newcomb Art Gallery in front of the works of Mexican artists entitled Clay in Transit/ Tierras ...
Prince's band, The Revolution, is coming to The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., Feb. 22 as part of a three city tour. (The other two cities are Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Atlanta). The Revolution band members (Wendy, Lisa, Bobby Z, Brownmark and Dr. Fink) "are excited to keep the music, legacy, and spirit of ...
The New Orleans City Council reversed its decision Thursday on a controversial human rights resolution that called for the city to not do business with companies that violate human rights. However, council members said that resolution would essentially boycott Israel. City Hall is under construction, so Thursday's meeting ...
Paint'd is not your typical nail salon. Instead of picking a nail color, clients start their visit at a bar, sipping a drink and flipping through a lookbook of hand-painted nail designs. These "capsules" are like fashion collections. "We take inspiration from colors and textures we see on runways around the world," ...
A 37-year-old man has been identified as the person shot dead Thursday morning (Jan. 25) in the 7300 block of Beau Street in New Orleans East. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified Jacques Marchand, 37, as the deceased in an email notice issued Friday morning. According to authorities ...
And for the first time, Speed Rack, now in its seventh year, will come to New Orleans on Monday (Jan. 29). "At first it was to just to show there were these amazing, talented women," said Lynnette Marrero, who co-founded Speed Rack with fellow bartender Ivy Mix. "The first competition we were begging our ...
human rights activists earlier this month celebrated the passage of a historic resolution pledging to take steps to avoid contracting with or investing in Corporations complicit in human rights abuses -- but their victory was short-lived. On Thursday, New Orleans withdrew the resolution after backlash from ...
LifeCity announced the winners of its "Love Your City Awards" on Thursday night (Jan. 26) at the Sheraton New Orleans. Local businesses were recognized for environmental and social justice achievements. "The Love Your City Awards are important for two reasons. First, they celebrate the incredible ...
Two 17-year-old boys are facing attempted murder charges in connection to an armed robbery, carjacking and shooting in New Orleans East in late December, according to court documents. Dhaz Wiltz and Marlin Davis were both arrested Monday (Jan. 22), for their alleged involvement in an armed ...
"This is a clear sign that New Orleans isn't just back on its feet, it is as vibrant as ever. As a top travel destination in 2018, we are in a position to see even more tourism growth during our tricentennial year," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in the release. The airport is slated to complete construction ...
Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award gala -- Each year, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience honors a local culinarian with the Ella Brennan Award. This year, the honoree is Emeril Lagasse, who Brennan brought to New Orleans as the chef for Commander's Palace. The gala dinner is at the ...
New Orleans is No. 6 on the list and Baton Rouge is No. 19. "Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding by the French in 1718, New Orleans still brims with authentic charm but is especially of-the-moment in the Warehouse District around Lafayette Square," the description for New Orleans reads.
The resolution's opponents criticized City Hall's involvement with a controversial international conflict, but NOPSC organizers say the ordinance directly impacts not just local Palestinians but immigrants and their families seeking refuge in New Orleans from human rights violations abroad. In her statement ...
Zea Rotisserie & Bar employees Gantry Sevalia and Simone Shargois prepare food as restaurants work through the city's second day of a boil water advisory by plating food on disposable plates, boiling large amounts of water for food preparation and shipping in ice from unaffected areas in New Orleans, ...
As New Orleans prepares to implement a freeze plan that demands the city's four homeless shelters open their doors to anyone on the streets, officials announced construction of a low-barrier shelter at the former veterans Affairs hospital on Gravier Street, where a gutted second floor on a chilly Tuesday ...
An Arctic airmass is moving through the region Tuesday (Jan. 16), bringing freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow to the New Orleans metro area. Did you see the crazy clouds push through downtown New Orleans around 8 a.m.? David Bernard and Shelby Latino, meteorologists at our news ...
Hard freeze warnings have been issued for both sides of the lake, and forecasters warned of "hazardous wind chills." Snow, sleet and a light freezing rain should move through Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon before getting to New Orleans in the evening. Overall accumulations are anticipated to be from a ...
Louisiana is in the midst of another few days of freezing temperatures, but with it come some incredible weather sights. On Tuesday morning, viewers began sharing their photos of the cold front moving over the New Orleans area. The images and videos of the shelf cloud show the weather phenomenon engulfing the sky as ...
The Marshall Island flagged tanker Alpine Link passes St. Louis Cathedral on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, La., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Cold temperatures hit the gulf Coast overnight. Ice was reported floating on the Mississippi River where it meets the Ohio River in Illinois but the Coast Guard ...
Thousands of marchers fill Decatur Street during a Jazz Funeral for democracy, Millennials March for Revolution NOLA and women's March in response to Donald Trump's inauguration. Photographed on Saturday, January 21, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)( ...
New Orleans City Hall and Jefferson Parish government offices are closing at 3 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 16) as harsh winter weather is scheduled to move into southeast Louisiana. Kenner City Hall closed at 2 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday. The National Weather Service has announced a ...
All bridges to New Orleans East (Seabrook, High Rise, Danziger) are closed due to weather conditions. The RTA has suspended service on all streetcar lines, including the Riverfront Streetcar line, due to frozen precipitation on the power lines. We have replaced streetcar service on Canal Street, ...
A cold front came barreling over the New Orleans metro area on Tuesday, shutting down most schools and government offices and bringing with it yet another chance for snow this winter. By the time the chilly weather reached southeast Louisiana, it had already wreaked havoc across a wide swath of the ...
All three bridges connecting to New Orleans East are closed in both directions until further notice, according to the New Orleans police Department. The bridges include the I-10 high rise bridge, which was closed earlier Tuesday evening, as well as the Danziger Bridge and the Seabrook Bridge (Senator ...


 

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