METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Pelicans coach Willie Green sees New Orleans as a team on the cusp of contending — a conclusion he explains by referencing his past two years with the Phoenix Suns.
“This situation actually reminds me a lot of Phoenix,” Green said during his formal introduction on Tuesday, highlighting “really high-talented players” such as 2021 All-Star Zion Williamson and 2020 All-Star Brandon Ingram.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's health department on Tuesday reported its second-highest total of new COVID-19 cases since early January as well as the highest number of hospitalizations from the virus since early February, when vaccines were not yet widely available.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade center Jonas Valanciunas to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for center Steven Adams, guard Eric Bledsoe and a swap of multiple draft choices, a person familiar with the situation said.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5)
CAMP SITE: Metairie, Louisiana
LAST YEAR: In the final season of quarterback Drew Brees’ 20-year, record-setting career, and with considerable help from versatile running back Alvin Kamara and the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense, the Saints made the playoffs as a No.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of three men convicted in a 1998 home invasion and rape is entitled to a hearing on whether prosecutors withheld evidence that could clear him, a state appeal court has ruled.
Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green as their new head coach.
Green, a former NBA player who turns 40 on July 28, is a first-time head coach after serving as an NBA assistant coach the past five years — first with Golden State and then with Phoenix, which lost to Milwaukee in the NBA Finals on Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With the daily average of new COVID-19 cases surging to numbers not seen in months, New Orleans officials issued an advisory Wednesday “strongly recommending” people resume wearing masks indoors, hoping to avoid the kind of virus-related shutdowns that devastated the city's tourism economy in 2020.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nine-fold increase in newly reported COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks and a jump in the percentage of positive tests for the disease has New Orleans officials considering new mitigation measures, a city spokesperson said Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 200 customers were still without power in parts of downtown New Orleans Tuesday more than 24 hours after an outage that started when an animal came into contact with power equipment.
MARRERO, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana prepared Tuesday to drain part of a canal in a swampy, heavily wooded park near New Orleans in a search for the remains of a missing child.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto told reporters that it’s part of an effort to bring some sense of closure to the family of 4-year-old Ellis Baudean.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are looking for a dark-colored car — possibly a BMW 3-Series sedan — with heavy front-end damage in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 62-year-old bicyclist.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — That Edwin Edwards' fame might have diminished a bit while he was imprisoned became clear on the day of his third wedding in July 2011 — months after his release and just days shy of his 84th birthday — to a 32-year-old woman.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A baby found dead Saturday evening in New Orleans had been stabbed, police said.
A woman was also taken away from the scene for further evaluation, according to a New Orleans police news release.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints starting defensive tackle David Onyemata has been given a six-game suspension after being notified by the NFL he tested positive for a banned substance and hand the player said in a social media post Friday morning.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A policy governing the use of online social media and platforms by employees of the city of New Orleans unconstitutionally limits free speech, a lawsuit filed Thursday by two of the city's library system employees claims.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild, the efforts are back in gear.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is reporting the fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases.
Health officials warned Tuesday that the more contagious delta variant of the virus continues to spread rapidly among unvaccinated people in the state.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Efforts to mitigate COVID-19 at large New Orleans events — including mask mandates or requirements attendees be vaccinated or have a negative test — will likely continue into the fall because of low state vaccination rates and the spread of dangerous variants, the city's health director said Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were tough acts to follow on the stage of 20th century Louisiana politics: the arm-flailing Depression-era orator Huey Long, a senator and former governor shot to death while eyeing the presidency; country-singing Gov.
ARABI, La. (AP) — A New Orleans-area film and TV studio plans to expand into a building that opened in 1923 as an assembly plant for Model T Fords.
The Ranch Film Studios didn't say what it paid for the 225,000-square-foot (21,000-square-meter) building in Arabi.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three thousand pairs of false eyelashes have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after officials determined they were illegally imported from China to New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana school board agreed to pay $165,000 to settle lawsuits by parents of two children suspended last year for holding BB guns during online classes.
Fourth grader Ka’Mauri Harrison of Harvey and sixth grader Tomie Brown of Grand Isle both got suspended last September after teachers saw them with BB guns when the children were logged into classes from home.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A September sentencing date has been set in New Orleans for a Georgia businessman in connection with a bribery case involving military transportation contracts.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CITGO Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay $19.7 million to restore natural resources damaged during a 2006 spill at its southwest Louisiana refinery that saw millions of gallons of waste oil and wastewater sent into the Calcasieu River estuary.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys who don't want to belong to, or pay dues to, their state bar associations in Texas and Louisiana have won important battles at a federal appeals court in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fireworks are returning to New Orleans on Independence Day thanks to actor Will Smith.
Smith is picking up the roughly $100,000 tab for the pyrotechnics over the Mississippi River after learning New Orleans didn't plan a 2021 show, city officials told news outlets.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bipartisan power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin have replaced the New Orleans mansion that they sold for $3.3 million with a condo.
They like the fact that it’s on one floor and is less than half the size of their former house, Carville told The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans book festival debut that was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic has been rescheduled for October.
And most of the authors scheduled for March 2020 will be there, Walter Isaacson, co-chair of the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, told The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Solar power companies are looking to build at least seven big projects in rural Louisiana, including three in one unincorporated community.
State records reveal that previously undisclosed projects seeking economic incentives include three in the St.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Fitzmorris, the affable two-time lieutenant governor who narrowly lost his long-sought-after bids for New Orleans mayor and Louisiana governor, has died. He was 99.
Fitzmorris died Wednesday night, his son-in-law Bruce Clement announced on his Facebook page Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, who once quit football during college to pursue a career in welding, has agreed to a five-year contract extension making him one of the highest-paid offensive linemen in the NFL.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison following his second conviction involving child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man accused of killing a university police officer outside a high school basketball game has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — The third of three suspects in a Mississippi killing has been arrested.
WLOX reports that JaMichael Jenkins was arrested Tuesday morning by the U.S. Marshals and Moss Point Police Department.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Ludacris, The Isley Brothers, Melissa Etheridge and Trombone Shorty are among the acts slated to take the stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which returns this fall after a one-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Thursday.
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A woman awaiting sentencing for her role in an armed robbery that left a Louisiana restaurant manager dead in 2016 has been granted release from jail on home incarceration so she can take care of her sick mother.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rapper McKinley “Mac” Phipps has been released from prison after being granted parole in the case of a 2001 shooting at a south Louisiana nightclub.
The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported that Phipps was released late Tuesday, hours after parole was granted by the state parole board.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Virginia attorney and law professor filed a federal lawsuit against the government of Louisiana's capital city Wednesday, saying police there sought a court order that could land him in jail him for releasing video of a questionable arrest and the warrantless home search.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An inmate who died in the New Orleans jail was identified Wednesday as Anthony Hunt, who was awaiting extradition to Mississippi to face a homicide charge.
Hunt died at a hospital Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at the jail during roll call, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans jail inmate awaiting extradition to Mississippi to face a homicide charge died at a hospital where he was taken Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at the lockup, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi Aquarium plans to release seven endangered sea turtles this week, but other institutions in New Orleans and Mississippi are still treating turtles rescued in the fall from frigid New England waters
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston couple celebrating their 50th anniversary in New Orleans is now missing their wedding album after their car was stolen.
They’d brought the irreplaceable pictures to New Orleans last weekend, WGNO-TV reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A decade-old lawsuit over the awarding of waste disposal contracts following Hurricane Katrina has been settled, avoiding a Monday trial and ending the latest chapter in a story that added to corruption allegations against a convicted former New Orleans mayor and included a shakeup at a U.S.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large New Orleans-based health system with hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi plans a merger that will deepen its presence in Mississippi.
Ochsner Health and Rush Health Systems said in a news release Thursday that officials expect a proposed merger to become final in mid-2022 pending regulatory approval.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy rains could soon be in store of parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a tropical system off the coast of Mexico begins moving north ahead of the weekend.
Heavy rains should start to affect parts of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, The Federal Emergency Management Agency said its daily operational briefing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin paused several seconds to compose himself while explaining why Stan Van Gundy is out as coach less than nine months after he was hired to develop a young roster featuring budding superstar Zion Williamson.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A foundation created by a graduate's family is giving a private university in New Orleans $1 million to help treat military veterans’ brain injuries and service-related mental health problems.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six captains and five companies from Florida and Louisiana can represent others in a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations for nearly 1,300 charter boats across the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge has ruled.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man convicted of second-degree murder in New Orleans in 2010 won his freedom after prosecutors agreed to drop the case against him Monday.
The Innocence Project New Orleans says the conviction of Kaliegh Smith in a fatal 2007 shooting was thrown out last month.