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WATCH: New Orleans leaders give update on Mardi Gras safety after Canal St. shootout

NEW ORLEANS — City and state leaders will discuss public safety during Mardi Gras Thursday after a deadly shootout left five people wounded in New Orleans over the weekend. A spokesperson for the mayor's office said LaToya Cantrell and other state and local public safety leaders will update the publ


Eight first aid stations to be available along New Orleans parade routes starting Friday

First aid stations will be available along New Orleans parade routes starting Friday, Feb. 22, according to a press release from New Orleans EMS. The first aid stations will be open every day of parades, rain or shine, along both the Uptown and Mid-City parade routes.


Rex House in New Orleans engulfed in 7-alarm fire, fire officials say it is a total loss

NEW ORLEANS, La. - (2/20/19) A huge part of Mardi Gras history has gone up in flames in New Orleans. Grace Mansion, also known as the Rex House, was engulfed in a seven alarm fire that closed traffic on Saint Charles Avenue between Second and Fourth streets.


Sheriff: Man used fake Snapchat to threaten underage girls into sending nude photos

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A Thibodaux man is facing multiple sex charges after the LaFourche Parish Sheriff said he used fake Snapchat accounts to threaten underage girls into sending him nude photos.


School bus crashes into canal in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A school bus crashed into a canal in New Orleans East Thursday. The bus crashed into the canal around 8:15 a.m. at Morrison Road and Foch. It is not clear at this time whether any children were on the bus.


New Orleans airport passenger traffic hits all-time high as new terminal opening nears

Passenger traffic at the New Orleans airport hit a new high in 2018, news that comes months before the opening of a new $1 billion airport terminal. More than 13.1 million travelers flew in and out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport last year, up 9.3 percent from 2017, according to


Report: Group behind removing New Orleans' Confederate monuments wants Zulu to halt blackface

Take ‘Em Down NOLA, a group that has pushed for the removal of Confederate symbolism in New Orleans, has scheduled a news conference Thursday to demand the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club prohibit its riders from blackening their faces during the 2019 parade.


Jefferson parish council members to consider resolution to block cyanide plant expansion

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Jefferson parish residents’ complaints regarding a cyanide plant have now reached council members’ ears. Council members Cynthia Lee-Sheng and Mark Spears voted in January 2018 to approve a permit allowing the cornerstone chemical plant to expand their cyanide operation. Spears


Fire destroys Rex Mansion historic home on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans

Fire burned through one of the historic mansions on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans at Second Street. According to the New Orleans Fire Department, crews arrived just after 7 a.m. Wednesday to find massive flames already spreading through the Garden District Mansion.


3 teens indicted for murder in Gentilly carjacking that killed pastor’s wife

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday secured murder indictments against three New Orleans teens involved in a November 2018 carjacking that left a church pastor’s wife dead.


Civil rights groups seek maps of New Orleans' surveillance cameras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two civil rights groups have gone to court saying a city official in New Orleans won't provide a map showing the location of 400 clearly marked and brightly lit crime surveillance cameras.


Police: Louisiana man caught burglarizing homes in gorilla suit

SULPHUR - Police in Sulphur arrested a man for burglarizing people's homes while wearing a gorilla costume. Officers were dispatched to the area of East Lyons Street and Irwin Street Wednesday in reference to a suspicious person in a black costume walking the streets and going in and out of yards, K


Black History Programs continue at Iberville Libraries

Iberville Parish Library continues to celebrate Black History throughout the month of February. In Plaquemine and East Iberville Barbara W. Franklin, Folk Doll Artist from New Orleans, presented “Cloth Doll Workshops” which allowed participants to design and create their own dolls. Additionally, Aut


New Orleans apartment rental prices have come down while the rest of the nation has risen

Are New Orleans apartment rental prices lower than they were a year ago? The Crescent City saw an over 11 percent drop on one bedroom apartment units, while the rest of the nation is seeing an increase in apartment rental increases.


New Orleans bicyclist dies after being struck by garbage truck on Carrollton Ave., police say

A bicyclist died Wednesday morning after being stuck by a garbage truck near the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and Freret Street. The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the accident, which happened around 8:49 a.m. in the 1000 block of Carrollton Ave. A garbage truck traveling north


Pull up a chair: Antonio Brown, Anthony Davis sit down with LeBron James in 'The Shop'

The first two episodes of “The Shop,” the HBO show executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and featuring the pair dishing on all manner of topics with other high-profile individuals, were enjoyable.


Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A woman is injured after a shooting that led police on a wild chase in Acadiana Wednesday, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette. Police say Manuel King, 29, shot a 21-year-old woman on Friendship Street and fled on foot. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Depa


Chalmette man booked on drug charges, stalking

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Chalmette man wanted for violating an order of protection also was arrested on various narcotics charges after he was found to be in possession of a large amount of drugs, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.


Woman threatens to bomb nursing center for seniors in Little Woods: NOPD

A 44-year-old woman said she was going to blow up a nursing center for seniors in the Little Woods area Wednesday morning (Feb. 20), New Orleans police said. The woman was verbally abusive and made “threats of violence” toward staff at the facility around 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, police said. She told s


Louisiana mom arrested after posting viral video of school fight for ‘notoriety’: cops

A Louisiana mom faces charges in connection to a school fistfight — though it’s unclear if she was present for the brawl, according to officials. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the