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10 train cars derail in New Orleans East: Fox 8

Authorities in New Orleans East are investigating what caused 10 train cars to derail at a train yard Monday night (Sept. 18), according to WVUE Fox 8. The New Orleans Fire Department reported the incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. near Old Gentilly Road and Elaine Street. Four cars were empty, five of

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 04:48:41

Homicide reported Tuesday evening on Tupelo Street, New Orleans police say

The Advocate file photo New Orleans police were investigating a homicide Tuesday evening in the 1400 block of Tupelo Street, according to an NOPD news release. Initial reports show one male victim, police said. The Advocate file photo New Orleans police were investigating a homicide Tuesday evening

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 01:09:00

Musician who moved to New Orleans in ICU after being hit by car, family says

A North Carolina man who traveled to New Orleans to further his musical career is in the intensive care unit. Scotty Swarers' family said he was hit by a car while on his bike. "That is my baby he is my only child," his mother Cherrl Swarers said. The Swarers family said he was crossing the St. Cla

WDSU - 2017-09-19 03:46:00

Face of New Orleans: The history of the Whitney Bank clock

Whitney National Bank's trademark clock and beaux arts-style ornamentation adorn the front entrance of the branch at Poydras and Camp streets, photographed February 16, 1985. The clock has been a part of the Whitney's image since 1926.Whitney National Bank's trademark clock and beaux arts-style orn

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 10:00:01

Man shot in the face in New Orleans East, police say

NEW ORLEANS - NOPD is investigating after a man was reportedly shot in the face in New Orleans East. The shooting occurred on Tuesday around 10:22 p.m. Preliminary reports indicate that one man suffered a gunshot wound to the face at the location. No additional information has been released at this

WWL-TV - 2017-09-20 04:13:46

Man shot to the face in New Orleans East: NOPD

A man was shot to the face late Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017) in the 12300 block of the North I-10 Service Road in New Orleans East, police said. A man was shot to the face late Tuesday (Sept. 19) in New Orleans East, according to preliminary reports by the New Orleans Police Department. The shooting oc

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 04:02:00

New Orleans resident allegedly owes over $3,500 to medical center

NEW ORLEANS - A hospital corporation is seeking more than $3,500 from a New Orleans resident. Foley Hospital Corp., doing business as South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, filed a lawsuit against Taylor Oertling in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging open account. According to the complain

LOUISIANARECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 18:41:45

Man suffers severe burns in New Orleans East house fire: NOFD

A man working to renovate a home sustained second- and third-degree burns over much of his body in a fire reported at 11:38 a.m. Monday (Sept. 19, 2017) in the 4700 block of Camelot Drive, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. A man working to renovate a New Orleans East home suffered sever

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 22:46:32

Arthur Morrell, New Orleans City Council trade rote jabs in annual budget fight

In what has become an annual tradition, Criminal District Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell and the New Orleans City Council set to jawing Tuesday (Sept. 19) over his annual spending plan for his office. Morrell wants $5.2 million for 2018. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has offered to pay him $3.7 million -- the

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 22:31:33

'The Simpsons' are coming to New Orleans again (uh-oh): report

Look out Jazz Fest. "The Simpsons" are coming. In discussing upcoming storylines for the 29th season of Fox's long-running animated series, director David Silverman said recently that he is working on an episode in which the Simpsons visit the Crescent City for a visit to the New Orleans Jazz and He

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 21:52:37

Are you a New Orleans socialite? We've got just the club for you!

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saint Claude Social Club on Sophie Wright Place isn't just a place to pick up a cute pair of earrings, it's a place to meet other independant women in the arts. Their brands embody the colorful spirit of the New Orleans, something their owners wish to preserve. "Historically, New

WGNO.COM - 2017-09-19 21:08:12

Shoplifting, auto burglary boost New Orleans property crime rate

A 25 percent increase in shoplifting and a 20 percent jump in auto burglaries are behind a surge in property crime in New Orleans so far in 2017 compared with the same period last year, according to statistics Police Superintendent Michael Harrison provided Monday (Sept. 18) to the City Council duri

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 21:07:29

New Orleans sees recent dip in murders after spike in first half of 2017

New Orleans police found the body of Joseph Smith, this year's first murder victim, in the front yard of a Mid-City home before 3 p.m. on New Year's Day, kicking off the deadliest month so far of 2017. January saw 22 murders across the city. In July, though, eight people were murdered. In August, th

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 21:06:11

MTV's 'Are You the One?' looks for love in New Orleans (and St. Tammany) in Season 6

Are You the One?" are well-acquainted with the show's multi-faceted gist. A sort of mashup of "The Bachelor" and "The Real World," with a little "Big Brother" thrown in, it's part dating show, part game show, part social experiment. But for its upcoming season, which debuts 9 p.m. CT on Wednesday (S

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 19:37:59

New Orleans woman enrolls 180 years after Georgetown Jesuits enslaved her ancestors: report

New Orleans native Melisande Short-Colomb enrolled at Georgetown University at age 63 this fall after learning the university once enslaved and sold her ancestors. Short-Colomb talked with NPR on Tuesday (Sept. 19) about what it is like to now walk the Georgetown campus as a student. The report says

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 18:13:39

Making New Orleans musicians 'un-ignorable:' MACCNO turns 5

In the summer of 2012, dozens of musicians and cultural stakeholders shoved themselves into Kermit Ruffin's Treme Speakeasy, where they talked about the city's enforcement of laws affecting live music. From that meeting came an announcement that venues could continue hosting live music as they work

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 17:04:28

11 tasty places to eat and drink in New Orleans: Sept. 20-26

Counter Club - Chef Isaac Toups launches a series of themed, monthly dinners at Toups South (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.). The intimate, four-course, off-menu meals take place at the restaurant's kitchen counter. The first theme is "A Fowl Experience." $50. Call 504.304.2147 for reservations. Bre

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:40

Occupancy rates drop at New Orleans hotels as supply increases

New Orleans-area hotels reported lower occupancy and revenue but slightly higher average daily rates in August than in the same month the year before. Occupancy stood at 53.5 percent, a 5.9 percent drop from 56.9 percent in August 2016, according to hotel data and analytics specialist STR. The avera


Catch basin cleaning to resume in New Orleans if DEQ approves company's plan

New Orleans catch basin cleaning has been temporarily halted until the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality approves a plan for a city contractor to begin dumping catch basin waste at the Gentilly Landfill. Erin Burns, a spokeswoman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu, confirmed Monday (Sept. 18) that

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Dad builds ultimate playhouse for his daughters - and it will blow your mind

Courtesy: Rachel Goldsworthy, Flashes of Life Photography Courtesy: Rachel Goldsworthy, Flashes of Life Photography HIGHLAND, Mich. - A Michigan dad built a playhouse for his two daughters - and it might be the most elaborate playhouse ever constructed. Adam Boyd, 39, owns a construction company and

WGNO.COM - 2017-09-19 18:55:17