There are many buildings in New Orleans that evoke its storied past, but the CVS Pharmacy at Canal and Carondelet is not one of them.
When a drunken French colonial soldier called Pierre Antoine Dochenet attempted to kill two slaves in 1752, he committed a crime against property that brought the death penalty.
Quick-thinking prosecutors in movies or TV dramas might pace the courtroom while tying defendants in knots under cross-examination. Only when the state has won the battle of wits can society's enemies be safely sent up the river, and honest burghe…
The lunatic asylums of yore could inflict worse cruelties than any prison, and the mentally ill once commanded such little sympathy that the old Bedlam Hospital in London charged admission so the public could enjoy watching the comical antics of t…
The two Louisiana congressmen who have used the power of office to put pressure on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the blown call could hardly be more different.
David Vitter had reason to celebrate when his former colleagues in the U.S. Senate ensured that sanctions against Oleg Deripaska's companies would be lifted.
Someone out there must know who shot and killed Brittany Thomas around 2 a.m. on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter almost five years ago.
The big objection to traffic cameras is that their real purpose is to raise money for local government. If that is so, what we should do next is obvious.
Gov. John Bel Edwards believes that the state has been too eager to dedicate tax revenues, but suggests we do it again.
When three young men get into a truck in Scotlandville, and one of them is shot dead, the cops will need a good reason to send the other two on their way.
Criminologists could no doubt cite many reasons for the drop in New Orleans's murder rate, which coincides with a nationwide downward trend, but much credit must surely go to Michael Harrison's police department.
“Your true pilot cares nothing about anything on earth but the river, and his pride in his occupation surpasses the pride of kings.”
Oil and gas companies concede that their canals, most of them long since abandoned, played a major role in shrinking the Louisiana wetlands.
American teenagers are in the grips of a vaping “epidemic,” says FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. “These data shock my conscience,” he says.
It's been months since either of two state judges, Byron Williams of New Orleans, and Jeffrey Perilloux of St. John Parish, was seen on the bench.
The strippers were not showing so much as a well-turned ankle when they gathered in front of the state capitol Sunday.
Announcing the selection of Ghassan Korban as director of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board in July, Mayor LaToya Cantrell explained “what it boiled down to.”
It takes a thief to catch a thief, as the old saying has it. An understanding of the criminal mentality is the key to solving crimes.
Louisiana blogger Lamar White sure managed to liven up Mississippi's U.S. Senate election, but Cindy Hyde-Smith won comfortably enough Tuesday.
A U.S. Appeals Court panel in New Orleans has just unanimously reversed its own unanimous ruling of two months ago.
Those garish green Weed World vans have been popping up around the French Quarter and the CBD for a few years now, but have evidently become a more common sight recently.
The latest GOP gaffe exposed by Louisiana's tireless leftist blogger Lamar White Jr., comes from U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi.
It might be a bit of an exaggeration to say that Louisiana just “ended 138 years of Jim Crow,” but state Sen. JP Morrell, D-New Orleans was entitled to feel elated when the election returns came in Tuesday night.
When President Donald Trump denounces the press as “the enemy of the people,” he obviously has the big-time media in mind. Reporters covering America's city halls and local politics seldom have any call to point out, say, that the biggest liar who…
Louisiana's tax system is not quite the most unfair in the nation, but that's just because it is standard practice in America to place a disproportionate burden on the poor.
Entergy has managed to shock an entire city with the tricks it played to win City Council approval for a new power plant in New Orleans East.
Historians give Louisiana's General P.G.T. Beauregard credit for designing the Confederate Battle Flag, which seems bound to be his most enduring legacy.
She was born in Baton Rouge and is now famous worldwide as a potentially decisive force in national politics.
Had Donald Trump been mayor of New Orleans, they would probably still be standing, but all he could do was issue tweets from the White House bewailing the removal of our “beautiful” Confederate monuments.
When state aid to higher education goes down, tuition goes up and the poor are hit especially hard.
Jazz great Irvin Mayfield and his sidekick Ronald Markham are in a heap of trouble, but they, or at least their attorneys, are not cowed.
In the latest news, the air between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is even more poisonous than we thought, more than a quarter of Louisiana's children live in poverty and a brain-eating amoeba has shown up in the water near Shreveport.
Brexit is more likely to help than hurt Louisiana, according to Greater New Orleans Inc. President Michael Hecht, but much will depend on how President Donald Trump gets on with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Orleans Parish covers 350 square miles, so it is unlikely that 10 new surveillance cameras will catch or deter all the litterers and illegal dumpers out there.
The day after New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell flouted state law in her purge of top brass at the Sewerage & Water Board, the press reported that her executive counsel was not eligible to practice in Louisiana.
Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa during World War II, may not have many fans among today's students, but a word he coined is all the rage on university campuses, including LSU's.
There are powerful moral reasons to boycott Nike, which relies on sweatshop labor in such distant parts as Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam to turn out sports gear with the swoosh that says rip-off.
Supporters of Cleo Fields have long suggested it is unfair of The Advocate to keep dredging up the FBI tape that shows him getting a large wad of cash from ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards and stuffing it in his pocket.
The air is thick with apologies from Catholic prelates these days, and New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond was warmly received by a large congregation when he added his voice to the chorus last week.
Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson didn't like each other, and Take 'Em Down Nola, which held its latest protest march last week, thinks they were both right.
If the judges of New Orleans Criminal Court are so worried about money, maybe they shouldn't have appealed federal court rulings that it is unconstitutional to give the destitute a choice between scraping some money together or going to jail.