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A New Orleans man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to killing a friend while drinking vodka and wrestling in a backyard game room in Westwego. James Ferrier, 45, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide before Judge June Berry Darensburg of 24th Judicial District Court in ...
In an effort to ease highway congestion and reduce air pollution, Louisiana port officials have turned to a shuttle service that sends empty cargo containers to Baton Rouge, where they are loaded with plastic resin pellets, an increasingly important commodity, and shipped by barge to New Orleans to be ...

9) in Uptown New Orleans. A Tulane police Department report released early Sunday said the students were walking southbound on Hillary Street near the intersection of Burthe Street (map) when two unknown men approached them. One of the men produced a gun and demanded the victims' belongings.
The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has announced two projects that may cause low water pressure this week. Story Continued Below. Residents and businesses on Fleur De Lis Drive between 32nd Street and 38th Street may experience low pressure from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday as crews repair ...
Get the perfect holiday gift at these stores in New Orleans. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy ... Looking for some T-shirts or ties? Check out Bywater clothing at 4432 Magazine St. The store offers plenty of local goods and also donates to Zeus' Rescues, an animal advocacy organization in New Orleans.
Bob Dauterive, aka The Mayor of the North Pole, was the dude in charge of the seventh New Orleans Running of the Santas. In a pre-run interview, the mayor estimated that 1,000 St. Nicks, Mrs. Clauses, Frostys, reindeer, random elves, Grinches, ginger bread men and self-declared snowflakes were ...
One of the country's largest credit rating agencies has put New Orleans and other coastal cities on notice: prepare for the effects of climate change or risk a hit on your credit score. In a new report, Moody's investors Service warned that it will evaluate efforts to adapt to sea level rise, flooding, severe storms ...
His family owns New Orleans fish House, one of the largest seafood suppliers in the area. But it was only after Borges, 44, left the state that he decided to make a career of cooking. In high school, Borges worked summers at the family business, which started in the French market in the 1890s. "That was a ...
Though he's lived and worked around the world, Chad Graci's heart has always belonged to New Orleans. After cutting his teeth at the likes of David Easton and Michael Carbine, Graci returned to his hometown to found Graci Interiors. "After six years of living in New York, the draw to head back down south ...
A man was shot in the head more than once Monday night (Dec. 4) in the West Lake Forest area of New Orleans East, according to initial reports by New Orleans police. Officers were investigating the shooting in the 7800 block of South Coronet Court, police said in an alert issued shortly after 7 p.m..
In a stern warning to the New Orleans City Council, the city's top police watchdog has criticized a plan to expand surveillance without also expanding oversight. The Office of Independent police Monitor (OIPM) warned that the city is on a path that may lead to abuse, racial discrimination, and fiscal waste.
A warm start to the week will give way to cooler temperatures and a bit of rain in the New Orleans area, according to National Weather Service forecasters. Monday (Dec. 4) will see some isolated showers through the evening before a cold front moves through Tuesday. What to know: You'll want to keep an ...
New Orleans police are seeking two possible witnesses in the hit-and-run death of a French Quarter tourist on New Year's Day 2016. police believe the two people pictured might have seen the vehicle as it drove past them in the 800 block of Chartres Street. They are "being sought for informational ...
"My hometown, which is New Orleans, part of my Congressional district -- next year we celebrate our 300th anniversary, and leading us into our 300th anniversary ... we will be under the control of a female mayor for the first time in New Orleans history." -- U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond on the floor of the U.S. ...

In 2004, the church and ground floor of the convent were reconfigured as the Catholic cultural Heritage Center of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, hosting exhibits about church history. Currently on display is an exhibit marking the city's tricentennial: "The Church in the Crescent: Three Hundred Years of ...
This November was the driest recorded in New Orleans in roughly 70 years. Why has it been so dry? Look no further than the La Nina weather effect, forecasters say. Alek Krautmann, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Slidell, said October and November are typically the driest months ...
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) for a 9-yard loss in the second quarter during the game between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Sunday, December 6, 2015. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, ...
The New Orleans City Council approved Mayor Mitch Landrieu's budget proposal for 2018 on Friday, though a procedural hiccup means the council won't get around to adding various agreed-upon amendments for another two weeks. The council passed a $646 million budget on a 5-0 vote, with members ...
A 7-month pregnant woman and a man were killed in a car crash Saturday (Dec. 2) on Highway 11 in eastern New Orleans, NOPD said. According to a preliminary report from the department, just after 9 a.m. a Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck apparently crossed into oncoming traffic on the Highway 11 bridge ...
The beauty of New Orleans jazz is that it does not originate from a blank slate. Instead, the genre feeds off a deep-seeded African-American resilience after the era of slavery. In the 19th and early 20th centuries when Spanish and French colonialism was a thing of the past, traces of this culture were left ...
The sweeping changes to the city's personnel system that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pushed through three years ago may have ushered in an era of racial and political bias at the Fire Department, a new report alleges. Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell set aside higher test scores from ...
New Orleans East -- Near the intersection of Dale and Warfield streets, a man and woman were arguing over money Friday at about 2:45 p.m. when he put a gun to her head and robbed her. police said they arrested Delery Winfield, 29. Bywater -- Three hours later in the 3200 block of St. Claude Avenue, ...
COURTESY AVO; Avo, Josephine Estelle and GW Fins are all celebrating with Feast of the Seven Fishes dinners this month. During the holidays, many Italians and Italian Americans celebrate the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes. Typically held on Christmas Eve, the Southern Italian feast -- also ...
If you've never chiseled your windshield free of an ice sheet while wind howls furiously about you, stinging your face and freezing your tears to your cheeks, you may still have some romantic ideas about winter weather. If so, great news! There are several places to experience "snow" in New Orleans this ...
The streak of dry, mild weather in New Orleans will continue this weekend, with high temperatures topping out in the mid-70s. The National Weather Service's Slidell office forecasts mostly sunny days both Saturday and Sunday. Low temps will fall into the 50s on the south shore, with parts of the North ...
A man who escaped police custody the same day he was arrested, has been returned to jail with an added charge, according to the New Orleans police Department. Joshua Womack, 22, who authorities say was on the lam since Nov. 13, was arrested Tuesday (Nov. 28.). Womack was originally arrested ...
It appeared back in 2013, on the wall of a Marigny warehouse Cummings owns on Elysian Fields Avenue; he then brought it to the New Orleans Craft Guild and began a four-year passion project to remove nine layers of tags and Graffiti defacing the artwork. Yet following a few unsuccessful attempts, ...
As the end of the year approaches, New Orleans welcomes the holiday season with its official Christmastime parade. On Saturday, December 2, at 1 p.m., the Downtown Development District and The Roosevelt New Orleans, will host their annual Krewe of Jingle parade in downtown New Orleans.
After participating in Philadelphia Krampus events and moving to New Orleans, Esordi and wife and krewe co-founder Diana Esordi discussed how to put together a local Krampus event. Last year, they "infiltrated the Christmas parade" and passed out cards. The group also appeared in this year's Krewe of ...
The count down begins. Now that December is here, the year 2017 is almost over, but not without celebrating Christmas festivities. In fact, New Orleans has a variety of events happening across the city all month long--from light holiday fun to a mischievous parade. Ordered by date, here are the best free ...
Lastly, Dixie Beer made a big comeback -- with Tom Benson taking ownership, reviving the original recipe, expanding distribution, and returning production to New Orleans. Now, without any further ado, it's time to vote for the reader's choice winner in the Comeback of the Year category. Polls will be open ...
In the just-concluded November period, WVUE scored a 7.9 rating, WWL had a 6.8, WDS a 6.3 and WGNO a 1.0. Below, find the full weekday local news ratings averages for November 2017 from Nielsen. Each ratings point represents 1 percent of the 638,020 TV households in the New Orleans market, the ...
The independent police monitor in New Orleans is raising alarms about Mayor Mitch Landrieu's strategy for improving public safety in the city, warning that a planned expansion of video surveillance could be used to impinge on residents' privacy and civil rights. In a public letter issued Wednesday, the ...
He owns a sugar plantation just above New Orleans, along a particularly sharp bend in the river. This makes him extra vulnerable -- and he knows it. Rivers tend to first erode the outer edges of bends. He does not want his plantation to flood. But then, on May 3, 1849, his levee breaks. And it's a nightmare.
29) for southeastern Louisiana, including the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas, and along the Mississippi coastline. The advisory went into effect at 10 p.m. Wednesday and continues until 9 a.m. Thursday. According to forecasters, areas of thick fog will significantly reduce visibility, sometimes ...
The decision by global tech giant DXC technology to locate a new center in New Orleans will pay dividends for several area colleges, including Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Southeastern has been named as one of four higher education institutions - the others are LSU, UNO and ...
Where to catch holiday light displays this December in New Orleans. by Eric Craig Nov 29, 2017, 1:54pm CST. From indoor wonderlands to 60-foot reptiles, these are the best light displays in New Orleans during the holiday season. via The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. As the year comes to a close, ...
The evening starts with musical performances, and the main event, the bonfire, happens toward the end when a sculpture by artists Brennan Steele and Eric Arvidson will be set ablaze. The Amazing Acro-Cats. Doug MacCash. The Amazing Acro-cats. Dec. 1-17, The Theatre at St. Claude (in the Marigny), ...
The holidays are high time for romance? Proposing marriage at Christmas is a thing after all. In 2015, facebook noted that 2.6 million people in the United States changed their status to "engaged." "The most common days for that to happen were Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and ...
Jay banks, left, who reigned as king of Zulu in 2016, won election to the New Orleans City Council over Seth Bloom, a former Orleans Parish ...
Jonathan Ruiz was booked into Orleans Justice Center jail Wednesday (Nov. 22) on 550 counts of possession of child porn.( Orleans Justice ...
Four people killed in recent shootings in New Orleans were formally identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office on Monday (Nov. 27).
Welcome to the 8th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here's how ...
Landrieu also announced that the administration plans to work with the New Orleans City Council on legislation to get bars and alcohol permit ...
New Orleans holiday teas: Hot tickets, so reserve them now. Posted November 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM | Updated November 27, 2017 at 11:46 AM. 0 shares.
One New Orleans inmate died last week at age 32 with an ulcer. Another dropped dead Sunday at 27 of "apparent natural causes," according ...
Even New Orleans newbies have probably seen Mr. Bingle somewhere -- maybe as a giant display at City Park's Celebration in the Oaks or as ...


 

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