New Orleans

Should aging and ill inmates be released from Louisiana prisons?

Walking through prison doors is always a culture shock. Hearing the heavy doors slam behind you is a sobering reminder that a crucial boundary has …

Louisiana

Trump pulls Republican health care bill from House

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid …

Health Care

Louisiana state budgeting for dummies

<i>"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein</i><p>Louisiana lawmakers will …

Taxes

No fish feeders in Mandeville, City Council decides

Fish that hang around the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline in Mandeville will miss out on some extra goodies. The City Council soundly defeated a …

Louisiana

Amid Toppled Confederate Statues, Andrew Jackson Stands Tall

Baton Rouge, La.<p>President Trump’s decision to hang a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office has resonated in Louisiana, where Jackson’s role in beating the British at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans put him in the pantheon of local heroes.<p>The seventh president’s Louisiana legacy looms most …

American History

Report: More people moving out of New Orleans than moving in

NEW ORLEANS -- Alex Stillson lived in New Orleans for three years, but Tuesday will be her last day.<p>She is moving out of the Crescent City. She says …

Demographics

Deep in Cajun Country: A Travel Guide to Southern Louisiana

For many outsiders to Louisiana, the state is geographically divided into “New Orleans” and “<i>not</i> New Orleans.” It’s an understandable …

Travel

The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids

In rich countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying …

Louisiana

Fundraiser Sunday for Slain Westwego Police Officer Michael Louviere

A fundraiser will be held Sunday (March 26) benefitting the family of Michael Louviere, the Westwego police officer shot and killed in …

Louisiana

Top Taco Crowns the Best Tacos and Margaritas in New Orleans

More than 40 restaurants competed for the title<p>Thefirst annual <b>Top Taco</b>went down at Spanish Plaza last night with over 40 New Orleans restaurants competing for the Top Taco crown. Los Poboycitos, Afro-Cuban jazz and groove band Otra, and Mariachi Jalisco US provided the musical entertainment for the …

Restaurants

Marksville officer says he fired shots 'to stop a threat': report

A tearful Derrick Stafford, a former Marksville police lieutenant and one of two law enforcement officers accused of fatally shooting 6-year-old …

Policing

3-23-17 - Babes and Beignets and Gulf Coast Restoration Network

<i>Pictured above, from left – Bryan Dias of NOLADrinks, Maggie Robert and Alessandra Madrid of Babes and Beignets. Bryan Dias, Sam Perez of Catahoula</i> …

Louisiana

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in New Orleans

Every Friday, Eater shares its suggestions<p><i>It’s the same question every weekend: where should I eat? Well, every week Eater New Orleans will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations right here to answer that very question. Here now, five places to try this weekend in New Orleans. Get out</b> …

Restaurants

New Orleans weekend weather: Nasty storms give way to sunshine Sunday

Prepare for some springtime weather yin and yang this weekend -- thunderstorms Saturday (March 25) are expected to give way to a bright, beautiful …

Climate

Royal Brewery Is Now Up and Running

And more top dining intel<p><i>NEW ORLEANS EAST —</i> <b>Royal Brewery</b> became the 33rd licensed brewery in Louisiana last week. Culicidae Ale, an American pale ale fermented with British ale yeast will roll out first. The brewery says the beer is light to medium in body with a dry finish.<p><i>NEW ORLEANS —</i> <b>Station 6</b> …

Restaurants

Does having 2 beers make you too drunk to drive?

Anyone who has ever watched those reality TV shows like "Cops" or the police dashcam videos on Youtube knows that the standard answer to the …

Louisiana

Councilwoman on defensive over New Orleans ferry terminal vote

City Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey on Thursday (March 24) made no apologies for supporting a plan to demolish the Canal Street ferry terminal, a …

Louisiana

Defense seeks to suppress confession in JPSO deputy killing

Attorneys for Jerman Neveaux appeared in court Friday to ask a judge to throw out his confession and other evidence identifying him as the accused …

Crime

Causeway DWI suspect completed diversion program in November, arrested 2 weeks later

The woman accused of causing a fatal wreck while driving drunk this week on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway successfully completed a diversion …

Crime

Man killed near Gentilly school identified by New Orleans coroner

A man fatally shot Thursday (March 23) outside an elementary school in Gentilly has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner as 23-year-old …

Louisiana

UK police give details of London attacker, make more arrests

LONDON -- Police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and have contacted thousands of witnesses as they look for clues about why a …

Terrorism

Anxiety in America up since Donald Trump became president

President Trump isn't just dominating every news cycle, he's fueling therapy sessions across the country.<p>From blue states in the West to red states …

Louisiana

President Trump's budget is worrisome for Louisiana: Editorial

It's unclear exactly how President Donald Trump's vision for the federal budget will fare as it moves through Congress. But there are significant …

Louisiana

Despite Trump pledge, Keystone XL pipeline won't use U.S. steel: report

President Donald Trump heralded the approval of a federal permit Friday (March 24) for the Keystone XL pipeline, which will transport Canadian …

Louisiana

Small-town Marksville tries to rise above police killing of 6-year-old boy

MARKSVILLE - Here in Edwin Edwards' birthplace, a town that owes its name to a broken wagon wheel, emotions are running high on the third floor of …

Crime

Funeral held for mother, 2 sons, killed in Gentilly quadruple shooting: Fox 8 reports

A mother and her two sons, who were killed inside their Gentilly home March 10, were being laid to rest Friday (March 24), WVUE Fox 8 News reported. …

Louisiana

On tax reform, Gov. John Bel Edwards abruptly changes course

Gov. John Bel Edwards is moving to embrace a new approach to overhauling Louisiana's tax system, one that is a major departure from what he and his …

Taxes

How to grow a tomato plant from a tomato slice and earn serious gardening bragging rights

Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most rewarding things to grow in South Louisiana home vegetable gardens. Sure, you could pick up a packet of …

Gardening

Loyola New Orleans to provide free textbooks for 400 freshmen next fall

Loyola University New Orleans is offering free textbooks to 400 incoming first-year students to help them start college prepared, the university …

College & University

I-10 westbound reopens over Bonnet Carre Spillway after accident

Interstate 10 West over the Bonnet Carre Spillway was closed at 3:17 p.m. Friday (March 24) because of an accident.<p>The Louisiana Department of …

Louisiana