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New Orleans man describes 'uncontrollable' crack addiction at sentencing for Uptown armed robberies

Kenneth Barnes pleaded guilty to armed robbery and other counts in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.OPSO


New Orleans school temporarily closes two campuses after scabies cases confirmed: report

Fox 8 reported that the first case was diagnosed at the Nashville campus, however since there is a lot of movement among staff between the campuses, administrators decided to close both locations for thorough cleaning.


Man shot to death in Violet Monday night, St. Bernard Sheriff says

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New Orleans hit a heat record Monday. Here's when the fall weather will be back.

So much for that fall-like weather. The high temperature in New Orleans on Monday (Oct. 15) matched the historic record for that day, peaking at a balmy 90 degrees just after noon, according toNational Weather Servicedata.


Man fatally shot in Violet Monday night, deputies say

According to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann, the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. in the 3000 block of Daniel Drive in Violet, La.


NOPD internal report reveals racial tension in homicide unit, 'fraternity' culture

The New Orleans Police Department's homicide unit was led for nearly three years by an official whose behavior was described by some colleagues as "shocking" and "vulgar," and who has now been formally accused of violating department policies against sexual harassment and discrimination, according t


Nearly 500 new bike racks to be installed around the city

"They don't really think through the processes they set into effect, but that is the city of New Orleans. You can love it a lot but it probably won't love you back," A Bicycle Named Desire owner Cassady Cooper said.


Burning eggs lead to marijuana arrest for Jefferson teachers union head Jessie Isidore

Once inside, they found eggs burning on the stove, according to an account of circumstances leading up to the arrest filed in Criminal District Court in New Orleans.


Neighborhood heroes: Margie Stewart

On any given night, hundreds of thousands of people are homeless in the United States. In New Orleans, we see people struggling to find shelter everyday.


In Little Woods shooting, man shot after trying to set woman's house on fire: NOPD

According to a preliminaryNOPDreport and court records, Eric Wilson, 48, of Marrero, was arrested after being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound. He faces charges of attempted aggravated arson, home invasion, domestic abuse battery, simple assault and simple criminal damage to property, as we


Appeal fails from NOPD officer demoted over credible allegations of sexual, lewd comments

Rhett Charles – who denied allegations that he asked two women under his command about their favorite sexual position and tried to get one of them to talk about her genitals – can ask the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal to review his case. But one of his attorneys, Donovan Livaccari, didn’t immedi


Man shot in Little Woods area, New Orleans police say

A man was shot overnight in the Little Woods area, New Orleans police said early Monday morning (Oct. 15). NOPD reported the shooting at 12:45 a.m. on Oakridge Court. (File photo, ThinkStock)


Pop superstar Camila Cabello shoots music video in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS–Pop superstar Camila Cabello recently posted this picture of her dressed as angel to her Twitter account. In the post she wrote, “Somewhere in New Orleans.” Cabello is filming her new music video for her hit song with Bazzi called, “Beautiful.” The music video was released today.


Review: Lily Keber's 'Buckjumping' captures New Orleans dance culture

There’s no shortage of documentary films about New Orleans street culture, notably including Les Blank’s 1978 film “Always for Pleasure,” Royce Osborn’s “All on a Mardi Gras Day” and a host of post-Hurricane Katrina projects about the recovery and preservation of traditions involving Mardi Gras Indi


Gunman in hockey mask holds up Tulane Ave. store, 1 of 7 N.O. robberies reported in 24 hours

An armed man in a hockey mask robbed a Tulane Avenue convenience store early Monday (Oct. 15), pointing a gun while demanding a cashier place money in a bag, according toNew Orleans police.


All bars in the parish must close by 2 a.m. - St. Charles Herald Guide

“It seemed no coincidence to me that we had to respond to such incidents on one of the few nights where bars could remain open all night,” Champagne said. “Common sense dictates that there is no justifiable reason why we should allow all night drinking on these nights even on major holidays. If anyo


New Orleans man arrested in Metairie armed carjacking, police chase: JPSO

Demea McKay, 25, was booked with armed robbery, auto theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm, theJefferson Parish Sheriff's Officesaid Friday night. Additional charges related to the car chase are pending.


Blake Pontchartrain: Fats Domino's New Orleans Style Fried Chicken

When it opened in 1969, Fats Domino's New Orleans Style Fried Chicken Restaurant was billed as the first in a national chain. The local franchise, at 3440 S. Claiborne Ave., was owned by J.K. Lane. A 1968 newspaper ad said other franchises already had been sold in Baton Rouge, Monroe, Atlanta, Kings


Three armed robberies in three hours Saturday night: NOPD

Three armed robberies occurred within three hours Saturday night (Oct. 13) inNew Orleans, according to initial police reports.In the first incident, a 32-year-old man was dropping off a friend at a motel in the 8300 block of Chef Menteur Highway in Plum Orchard when an unknown man approached him and


Why Anthony Davis isn't worried about the New Orleans Pelicans defense

"Everybody was crashing," Davis said. "We didn't stop. Had low hands, got into the ball. Guys were talking smack. It was one of those practices that we needed to get back on track."