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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 ...
New Orleans police say they've arrested the man wanted in connection to an armed robbery and shooting Friday night. NOPD arrested 36-year-old Clifford Coates and booked him for aggravated second-degree battery. They said just after 5:30 a.m. Friday Coates confronted a man in the 2700 block of Saint ...
Third Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery will feature a combination of Kansas art and a New Orleans flavor from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the gallery, 128 East Sixth Street. The sounds and tastes of New Orleans will be featured in the music and food for the evening. Doug Everingham, Lady Dee, and ...
1. On Friday night in Minnesota, the Timberwolves held off the Knicks by outscoring the road team 31-22 in the final stanza. The 21-6 run from Minnesota in the fourth quarter was the difference in a close contest through three quarters of play. Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 18 points and dished out eight ...
One woman was carjacked in the Lower garden District on Saturday night, according to New Orleans police. Story Continued Below. Shortly after 8 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was parking her vehicle in the 1000 block of Orange Street when she was approached by three suspects, the NOPD said in a ...
A woman was shot in New Orleans East on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14), according to New Orleans police. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle, police said. It was not immediately clear what time the shooting happened, but NOPD sent out an ...
New Orleans firefighters responded to a fire at a 7th Ward building Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14), which sent plumes of smoke into a clear blue sky near Interstate 10. Flames could be seen from the highway and downtown high-rises before firefighters were able to quell the blaze in the 1800 block of St.
Freeze warnings for New Orleans -- and hard freeze warnings for the North Shore -- will be in place for the next couple of days as another blast of Arctic air plows through the South. Temperatures were expected to stay below 32 degrees for much of the area into midday Sunday (Jan. 14). Although Monday ...

The owner of a Magazine Street boutique is asking for the public's help to identify a man who she says stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from her store. The unidentified man pocketed rings from Century Girl Vintage, 2023 Magazine St., New Orleans, on Wednesday (Jan. 10), owner Leah Blake ...
The awards, which ranged from $1,500 to $60,000, came from the Pro Bono Publico Foundation, which the Rex organization formed after Hurricane Katrina to help rebuild the education system in the New Orleans area. The name comes from the krewe's motto, which, in English, means "For the Public Good ...
It's the third time that Gaudet, a New Orleans native, has displayed a murder-rate artwork at City Hall near the new year. In 2016 he displayed 165 glass castings of the faces of crying children, one for each homicide victim. In 2017 he displayed 174 broken glass columns, a traditional symbol of a life cut ...
New Orleans pushed for No. 1 NYT spot .... On Wednesday, the New York Times announced New Orleans is the No. 1 travel ... Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot," the publication explains for why New Orleans is No. 1.
As is customary, the two leaders are betting local culinary staples, and it's here that New Orleans loses even if it wins Sunday's game. Landrieu turned to Manny Randazzo King Cakes for his end of bet. Should the Vikings pull off an unlikely win, Frey will receive a supply of New Orleans' favorite Carnival ...
Often, coffee shops -- and even some restaurants -- will sell New Orleans bakers' king cakes by the slice during Carnival. For example, most -- but not all -- New Orleans area PJ's Coffee sell king cake slices and/or mini king cakes. The same is true for CC's Coffee House. A spot-check showed most sell ...
Oh, Dolly's done it now. Entertainer and entrepreneur Dolly Parton stirred up a hornets nest this week when it was announced she was scrubbing the name "Dixie" from her long-running Dixie Stampede dinner show. Now it'll just be Dolly Parton's Stampede. The reason: "attitudes change," she said ...
The mild weather in New Orleans on Thursday (Jan. 11) will be short lived. Another blast of Arctic air will move into the region this weekend, forcing overnight lows down to at or around freezing starting Friday night. The National Weather Service's Slidell office is forecasting temperatures in New Orleans will ...
When Neilson Rizzuto is sentenced Friday (Jan. 12), nearly a year after he smashed his pickup truck into a crowd of onlookers at the Krewe of Endymion parade, the audience will likely be packed with the survivors of that tragic incident. For two of those people, Mario and Amy Basantes, the Criminal District ...
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wears a tribute to Fats Domino on his gameday pullover for the Saints' October 2017 game against the Chicago Bears. Domino, a New Orleans music legend, died the week before the game. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)( Photo ...
The City Council has backed off a plan to require all bars and restaurants in New Orleans that sell alcohol to install surveillance cameras outside their establishments -- at least for now. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office this week asked the council to defer consideration of a proposed camera ordinance that ...
He's been in the business since he was 18 years old and then decided to take it up a notch by starting auto wraps.My goal was to be the best at detailing or whatever I was doing I wanted to be the best," says Bruchis. He and his wife tag team the business helping customer's visions for their vehicles come ...
The company that operates the restaurants at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is hosting a job fair Wednesday (Jan. 10). The full-time positions include cooks, cashiers and utility workers, Delaware North said in a statement. The company operates PJ's Coffee, Copeland's Cheesecake ...
6 fun things to do around New Orleans this weekend (besides watch the Saints) ... The event will feature sweet treats, champagne, music, a raffle and a wig contest to crown New Orleans' official "Big Wig 2018." ... Jan. 13 (Saturday), 7 p.m. to midnight, The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans.
METAIRIE, La. -- The Sean Payton dance craze that has become the latest rage in New Orleans briefly took over the Saints locker room on Wednesday. Linebacker Craig Robertson toured the room with a boom box on his shoulder, blasting the new "Hit the Sean Payton" song by local musician Shamarr Allen. The tune was ...
A pair of Los Angeles artists is teaming with local arts organizations and the city's parks department to plant 300 citrus trees in public areas across New Orleans in 2018, the city's tricentennial year. The initiative will work with individuals to plant community fruit trees in their own neighborhoods, in addition to ...
Catching on to the fan fervor, Minneapolis-St. Paul's Metro Transit has called out the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority on twitter to place a bet: "Hey @NewOrleansRTA! How about a wager as the @Saints take on the @Vikings this weekend?" "We win: You change your cover photos on FB & Twitter ...
The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune with Where Y'Art. Today: the ...
Reince Priebus to headline LAGOP's 'Elephant Gala' in New Orleans Jan. 20 ... of the Republican National Committee and former White House Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump -- will headline the LA GOP's "Elephant Gala" at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center Jan. 20.
Passengers aboard the Norwegian Breakaway -- the cruise ship that will relocate to New Orleans later this year -- got a "nightmare" ending to their vacation after the ship was caught in the powerful winter storm that battered the U.S. East Coast last week. The Breakaway, which saw some flooding during the ...
Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell is expected to announce members of her transition team this week, after a celebratory Mass in honor of her transition St. Peter Claver Church Jan. 4. Through an organization named Forward Together New Orleans, Cantrell's transition staff moved into offices at Xavier University ...
The 2004 club anthem by Atlanta rap duo the Ying Yang Twins was the call-to-arms during the Saints magical 2009 season, which culminated in a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. But did you know it was almost dropped from the Superdome repertoire? It wasn't used at all in ...
The weapon, a .38-caliber long rifle was used by William Ross during the Battle of New Orleans in the war of 1812, the assistant to the curator of the Confederate Museum Joseph Ricci said during a news conference. Ross fought in a local militia under Capt. Thomas Beale, and his rifle was used to help ...
New Orleans will not play host to the upcoming Super Bowl, but the Saints have a chance to steal back some of the thunder Minneapolis took from the city in 2014. That was the year Minneapolis put in the winning bid to host the Super Bowl that will be played Feb. 4. New Orleans before then had never lost ...
For this story, Gambit spoke with six New Orleans women about what it's been like living through the so-called #MeToo moment. Below, they offer an oral history of the phenomenon, share what it has meant to them (and their daughters) and talk about how it was both "empowering" and "heartbreaking.
Two hundred three years ago, the British faced a choice: attack New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain, attack by sailing up the river, or attack through the bayous and river road. They made the wrong choice--at least for them. For New Orleans, their choice resulted in a victory for the American forces and ...
Driving around the city these days, the turmoil that upended so many of New Orleans' public spaces last spring feels surprisingly distant, like a chapter in a book long finished. Whether at City Park, Jefferson Davis Boulevard or Lee Circle, the stone plinths that once housed monuments of Confederate icons ...
Books roundup: Five literary events in New Orleans in January. Posted By Kat Stromquist on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:00 ... Gambit chatted with the sociologist about his new book Down and Out in New Orleans: Transgressive Living in the Informal economy. Hear more about his summer with squatters and ...
Faced with too many people running their faucets for too long to keep pipes from freezing, the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board urged residents Wednesday (Jan. 3) to "immediately turn off running water." The idea, officials said, was that running the tap all day had strained the water distribution ...
The New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers winner Sunday will play an NFC divisional round game next weekend against the second-seeded Minnesota Vikings (13-3). The game will be 3:40 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 14) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which also happens to be the site of Super Bowl 52.
On the ferry across the Mississippi to the Algiers neighborhood in New Orleans, the abstract painter Odili Donald Odita has installed a colorful flag with a wavy pattern. It's one of 18 flags planted around the city, in 16 places that have historical significance for black struggles. (Algiers was the parish where ...
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority plans to spend about $114.8 million on operations and other costs in 2018, just about what it spent last year. The agency expects to take in more than $115 million, leaving it with roughly $756,000 to tuck away in reserves. The RTA is funded primarily through ...
Katy Perry isn't just a pop diva. As the audience at her Smoothie King Center performance in New Orleans on Friday night (Jan. 5) can tell you, she's the ringmaster of a surrealistic space-age circus. Forget the lasers and big-screen projections of your ordinary arena rock show. On Friday, Perry provided the ...


 

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