1 of 2 cranes left hanging after demolition in New Orleans

U.S. 10/20/19, 15:50

Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. The explosions ...

In New Orleans, damage to cranes causes demolition delay

U.S. 10/19/19, 13:43

A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over the crumbled remains of a partially collapsed hotel must be delayed by a day, city officials said Saturday, saying that the cranes were more damaged than previously ...

New Orleans escapes Barry’s fury, despite extensive flooding

Trending 07/15/19, 16:41

New Orleans and Louisiana escaped the brunt of Barry’s fury over the weekend, as the tropical storm was downgraded. Despite losing its strength, Barry was still dumping heavy rain on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and including Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Louisiana ...

Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

U.S. 07/14/19, 06:06

Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi's capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ...

Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

U.S. 07/12/19, 06:37

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season's first hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with ...

Update: A New Orleans-style goodbye for Leah Chase

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:34

The Latest on the funeral for New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase (all times local):3:30 p.m.It's been a distinctively New Orleans send-off for famed chef Leah Chase. It's alternating between the somber and the festive.FILE - In ...

Family, fans gather for funeral of creole queen Leah Chase

U.S. 06/10/19, 09:47

Family, friends and admirers of New Orleans chef Leah Chase are gathering for funeral services just blocks away from the landmark family restaurant where she fed heroes of the civil rights movement.Chase died June 1 at age 96.Monday's funeral Mass ...

Earlier release sought in deadly post-Katrina shooting

U.S. 06/01/19, 03:14

A former New Orleans police officer imprisoned for his role in the deadly shooting of unarmed civilians amid post-Hurricane Katrina chaos asked a federal court Friday to move up his 2020 release date, citing prison reform legislation passed by Congress ...

Trooper shoots driver on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street

U.S. 05/30/19, 22:03

A Louisiana state trooper has shot the driver of a car on New Orleans' tourist-filled Bourbon Street.Louisiana State Police spokesman Monroe Dillon tells news outlets that the driver was shot once Thursday evening.New Orleans Emergency Medical Services spokesman Jonathan Fourcade ...

Bald eaglet back in air after 2 weeks in wildlife hospital

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:13

A bald eagle hatched this spring in a New Orleans suburb was released Tuesday in the same neighborhood after two weeks in Louisiana State University's Wildlife Hospital.Dozens of neighbors who have watched over the eagle family cheered as the mottled ...

Griffin touts new Pelicans hires as Davis decision looms

Sports 05/21/19, 14:28

Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin asserted Tuesday that luring new general manager Trajan Langdon away from a playoff team in Brooklyn is an example of positive momentum in New Orleans that should make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade request.Griffin ...

New African lion exhibit opens in New Orleans

U.S. 05/17/19, 12:58

A new lion exhibit is opening at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.During a recent tour, the African lions could be seen lounging in the shade of an enormous rock surrounded by open grass and tree limbs.The scene is reminiscent ...

New Orleans council backs strong short-term rental limits

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:10

A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in residential areas of tourism-dependent New Orleans won unanimous backing Thursday from the City Council.It was a preliminary vote. A final one is expected in 90 days. But the council made its ...

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