NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The endangered Sumatran orangutan infant at New Orleans' zoo is being bottle-fed because his mother wasn’t producing enough milk.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this spring with headliners The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Nelly and Willie Nelson.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A third-term state House member from Lafayette has been elected chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.
Rep. Vincent Pierre was elected by fellow caucus members during a retreat Wednesday afternoon, The Advocate reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The dismembered body of a woman found in a freezer in New Orleans is that of a missing woman, a corner has determined.
Julia Dardar, 36, died from blunt force injuries to the head and neck as well as asphyxia due to manual strangulation, The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.
The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood prevention in Louisiana, he said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospital in New Orleans says it has identified two patients infected with a rare, drug-resistant fungus — the first time it's been found in Louisiana.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The expansion of a Louisiana call center business that provides safety, health care and counseling hotline services will bring 50 new jobs to the Acadiana region, company and state officials said Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana congressman has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine.
U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, a Democrat from New Orleans, confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday. In a statement he said he will follow his doctors' guidance and continue to work for his constituents remotely while under isolation.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Four people have been killed in a house fire near New Orleans, authorities said.
The blaze happened in the early morning hours Wednesday in the Eden Isles area, St. Tammany Parish fire officials said.
New Orleans Pelicans (16-28, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (22-23, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans hits the road against New York looking to stop its five-game road slide.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to overturn a former Louisiana sheriff's conviction on sex abuse charges, but limited the amount of restitution prosecutors could seek from him.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S. House race last year has posted an online video ad certain to draw more attention and, perhaps, campaign donations — it shows him smoking marijuana while decrying racial disparities in arrests for the drug.
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Two streets in a Louisiana city will be named after two notable hometown figures: a Tuskegee Airman and the first Black female police officers.
The Mandeville City Council voted recently to rename streets for the airman, Samuel Sams Jr., and for law officer Beverly Fulton Watson, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.
New Orleans Pelicans (16-27, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (22-22, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Monday, 12:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans travels to Boston looking to end its four-game road losing streak.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Troy Green scored 26 points and Derek St. Hilaire added 23 and New Orleans beat Southland Conference preseason favorite Nicholls 78-66 on Saturday.
It was the second time the duo scored 20-plus in the same game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their pointy teeth and scrubbing their scaly hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Friday of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said.
The sheriff's office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw the aircraft going down about 10:15 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans building inspector has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for taking at least $65,000 in bribes.
The sentence was handed down Thursday for Kevin Richardson, 59, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a New Orleans man who was the oldest World War II veteran when he died earlier in January will gather to remember him at a ceremony in a museum memorializing the war.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge on the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will step down in August, according to the website for federal courts.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana officials said Thursday that they hope the state is nearing a peak in new COVID-19 infections driven by the omicron variant — which health experts blame for the state's fifth surge in new cases and hospitalizations — but they don’t yet see data indicating the peak has arrived.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints player Cameron Jordan has gifted a local World War II veteran and Saints fan tickets to the 2018 Super Bowl.
WGNO-TV cites a team Facebook video as showing 108-year-old Lawrence Brooks being presented with the tickets Wednesday while Jordan chatted with the veteran over video.