It's a favorite talking point of Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas when they're discussing crime in the Crescent City: Yes, New Orleans is the nation's murder capital, but other than that, it's a reasonably safe place.
When President Barack Obama addresses graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he'll also be speaking to the broader community of historically black colleges and universities , a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than most during the last few years of economic distress.
A 29-year-old woman died at a hospital after being shot in Algiers Friday evening, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
This stuffed alligator snapping turtle has spent the last 179 years in Paris. It can be seen in the exhibit 'Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698-1840' at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
Jerry Fisher, who police say is approximately 50-years-old, was last seen leaving a residence in the 6300 block of Dorothea Street about 2:30 p.m. on April 13.
MICHAEL DEMOCKER / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at left, watch as the casket of Briana Allen, the 5-year-old girl who was killed by stray gunfire at a birthday party last week, is carried from New Star Baptist Church in Central City after her funeral on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Being next to the water is one of the pleasures of life in Louisiana. But alarm is spreading over the potential for massive flood insurance hikes.
Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a Mother's Day parade in a New Orleans neighborhood.
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After the BP oil spill in 2010, the company created a $300 million fund to promote Louisiana tourism.
There was a time when New Orleans was considered a great place to shop. Dozens of stores, most of them located on Canal Street or nearby, filled specific niches in the marketplace and shoppers from across the city, the region and the state came downtown, especially women in white gloves and high heels like Allan's mother Miriam Pailet Katz, to ... (more)
The suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded in New Orleans was taken into custody Wednesday night, police said.
Gambit's Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education , Tipitina's Foundation , United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Silence Is Violence have joined forces to host a special benefit concert for the 19 victims of the May 12 shooting.
KIPP, a national outfit that operates KIPP: Central City school and several others in New Orleans, has applied to open eight more schools in Orleans and East Baton Rouge parishes.
Ka'Nard Allen shows his wound in which a bullet grazed his cheek when shots rang out during a second line parade on Mother's Day in the Seventh Ward.
Details in an affidavit supporting the arrest of Mother's Day shooting suspect Akein Scott show how police linked the 19-year-old to the violence that left 20 people wounded.