Ava McGoey was 5 the first time she swung a golf club on a driving range. She was 8 when she began competing in golf tournaments. Now, at 13, Ava is preparing for the 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt finals at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta…
One-hundred and fifty students from St. Michael Special School attended the Saints Play Football Experience at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center recently. With directions from Saints players, the students took part in drills and obstacle cours…
The New Orleans Fire Department is battling a five-alarm fire in Central City that started about 5:30 a.m. Monday.
Voters in Covington and Sun will go to the polls on Saturday to choose their political leaders for the next four years.
The fate of a controversial bike path project along West Causeway Approach will be determined this week when the Mandeville City Council considers dueling resolutions: one to authorize the mayor to sign a contract for the path and another to rejec…
For 12 years, Orleans Parish public school officials have been trying to figure out how to secure a sports field for the new Booker T. Washington High School on Earhart Boulevard.
Louisiana taxpayers have spent more than $288,000 to pay the salaries both of two judges sidelined by sexual misconduct allegations and of their temporary replacements since May, and that figure is growing as investigations and court proceedings c…
A man forced his way inside a woman's house, pulled out a gun and threatened to kill her during a home invasion reported in the Iberville neighborhood early Sunday morning, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary report.
Tulane University police booked two men and a woman into New Orleans’ jail late Saturday on allegations that they set a sign on a dorm room door on fire.
A 25-year-old man believed to be from Georgia was arrested after he allegedly shot another man multiple times in New Orleans' Central Business District Sunday morning, the New Orleans Police Department said.
Assumption Parish businessman and former two-term state senator Troy Brown says he is giving "strong thought" to seeking his old River Parishes seat again this fall, but his decision "is not 100 percent at this point."
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will hold an open house and public meeting April 3 to discuss the proposed widening of Interstate 12 between La. 1077 and U.S. 190.
A man was rescued from the Mississippi River Saturday night after falling into it during the Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
A Terrytown woman accused of killing the 85-year-old man who took her into his home a decade ago has been found to be “irrestorably incompetent” to stand trial in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna.
Before the fish plates were served Friday at the senior center on the edge of Pontchartrain Park, Joyce Rawlins and Rose George were on opposite sides of a debate.
The board that governs the Housing Authority of New Orleans heard from residents Friday about qualities they want in the agency's next leader.
Calvin Duncan was soaking in the sun outside the federal courthouse in New Orleans about a year ago when the subject turned to Greek mythology.
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans almost certainly won’t face prosecution for having illegally entered L’Auberge Baton Rouge casino last month, Hillar Moore III, the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney, said Saturday.
Karen Carter Peterson, who is both a state senator from New Orleans and chair of the state Democratic Party, disclosed in an email Friday night that she has a gambling problem — minutes after WWL-TV posted a news story reporting that she had viola…
Sparks flew at a public forum Friday when Keva Landrum-Johnson, chief judge at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, accused District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro of resisting her court’s efforts to offer pretrial services and reduce the jail population.
A former employee of a U.S. Post Office branch in Slidell pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing checkbooks, gift cards, cash and checks out of people's mail during a four-month period beginning in September 2016, federal prosecutors in New Orleans said.
Youth looking to participate in the ninth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana will be able to register at all Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers restaurants across the state on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Louisiana's nonfarm employment increased by 5,600 jobs for the 12 months ending in February, as the state gained ground in seven of 11 economic sectors.
First NBC Bank's former top lawyer was charged in federal court Friday with conspiracy to defraud the New Orleans bank, which failed two years ago in the biggest U.S. bank collapse since the 2008 financial crisis.
The woman killed in a fire that erupted this week at a salon where she was getting her hair done when a car crashed into the Broadmoor business was a 54-year-old mother who lived nearby.
After going six years without one of the world’s most recognizable animals, the Audubon Zoo has become home to four lions.
The St. Tammany Farmer is producing a monthly series in 2019 that reunites a well-known St. Tammany Parish resident with the teacher who had a significant impact on his or her life. There are some amazing stories to be told about how a caring educ…
New Orleans police officers who tried to pull over the driver of a reportedly stolen car minutes before a fiery, deadly crash Wednesday night have been reassigned to desk duty amid an internal investigation into whether they violated agency polici…
Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were down 4.7 percent in February from a year ago, as most of the state’s gambling markets posted decreases in revenue.
A background investigation has been completed on the company LSU contracted with for its medical marijuana program, giving GB Sciences the go-ahead to start full-scale growing operations in its permanent south Baton Rouge facility.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi's interim leader, beset by calls from students and faculty to relocate a Confederate soldier monument, announced agreement Thursday that it should be moved from its current location on campus.
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One week after new St. Tammany Parish School Board member Shelta Richardson said the body needed to review its policy regarding censure of members who run afoul of the law, the board voted unanimously on Thursday to create a work group to study th…
A fiery crash Wednesday evening in Broadmoor that killed three people and destroyed a 38-year-old family business stemmed from what New Orleans police portrayed as a joyride that turned deadly when officers tried to pull over the driver of a stolen car.
Long before Hurricane Katrina laid waste to more than 80 percent of New Orleans' public schools, many of those buildings were already in serious disrepair.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is trying to prevent some information emerging from a whistleblower lawsuit filed against him more than a year ago by his former chief deputy, Fred Oswald, from becoming public.
Shaded greenery, plenty of wooden benches, a fountain, an expanse of lawn, a more welcoming entrance — all this and more is coming soon for people attending conventions at New Orleans’ eight-block-long exhibition hall by the Mississippi River.
An Orleans Parish grand jury handed up indictments against three men who are facing life in prison if convicted on Thursday, including a man accused of abducting and raping a series of women at gun or knifepoint.
As part of the Interstate 10 widening project, I-10 eastbound in Ascension Parish will be down to one lane from Highland Road to La. 73, for several nights, with the first lane closure beginning Saturday at 7 p.m. for paving, the state Department …
Continuing a recent theme in St. Tammany Parish civic affairs, the Pearl River Board of Aldermen voted on Tuesday to allow residents to keep livestock on their property within town limits.