• NBC August 14, 2019 3:45 pm

    Police Arrest Man in Attack on Comedian Andy Dick

    Authorities have made an arrest in an attack on comedian Andy Dick outside a New Orleans nightclub where he had performed. In a news release, New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney says 46-year-old David Hale was arrested early Wednesday and booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree battery and simple battery.

  • DRIVER March 3, 2019 7:49 pm

    Police: New Orleans Crash Driver Spoke of ‘Drinking Problem'

    A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the deadly crash, “I have a drinking problem,” according to a police report. New Orleans police said Tashonty Toney, 32, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and other charges...

  • CEO July 31, 2018 12:09 am

    Police: New Orleans Shooting Likely Gang-Related

    New Orleans police say a shooting that killed two men and a woman seems gang-related, and the reward for help identifying the gunmen is up to $25,000. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the dead Monday as 28-year-old Jeremiah Lee, 38-year-old Kurshaw Jackson and 27-year-old Taiesha Watkins. Seven other people were wounded. All are expected to live, Chief Michael Harrison...

  • food July 9, 2018 10:06 pm

    Deceased New Orleans Teen Wears Celtics Jersey to His Wake

    The family of a New Orleans teen shot and killed last month is honoring his memory in a unique way that has since gone viral.

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 10:09 pm

    Costumes, Beads and Music: Mardi Gras Comes to a Close

    Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene from lawn chairs. Carnival season started Jan. 6 and comes to a close Fat Tuesday with festivities...

  • Attorney July 22, 2017 10:42 pm

    3 Years After Police Chokehold Death, US Probe Grinds on

    When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner’s family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men. The speculation was wrong: The same day of the Brooklyn meeting,...

  • Massachusetts June 28, 2017 3:46 pm

    New Orleans Police Chief: ‘You're Going to Pay'

    Michael Harrison, the chief of the New Orleans Police Department, had a message for the four suspects accused of attacking and robbing two Boston-area tourists.

  • BOSTON June 28, 2017 4:49 pm

    All Four Suspects Arrested in New Orleans Attack on 2 Boston Men

    Police have arrested all four suspects wanted in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of two tourists in New Orleans on Tuesday.

  • New Orleans June 10, 2017 11:51 pm

    Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Cost $2.1M to Take Down

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration says it cost more than $2.1 million to remove four Confederate monuments.
    Media outlets report the city paid $1.04 million, while private donations totaled $1.07 million.
    The amount released Friday includes security and logistics for the removal and protests at the monuments.

  • United States April 19, 2017 12:52 pm

    Burglar Settles in for Nap After Preschool Break-in

    A burglar made himself at home in a New Orleans preschool this week, even making himself a bed out of stuffed toys, a mat and a blanket and settling in for the night, NBC News reported. New Orleans police are looking for the man, seen on security video entering Clara’s Little Lambs Preschool Academy through a window Sunday and climbing...

  • Donald Trump April 5, 2017 11:13 am

    Cities Say Federal Overhauls of Police Bring Mixed Results

    Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement officers showed improvement. In contrast, New Orleans police, plagued by decades of corruption and abuse, felt that a 2012 consent decree...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. February 28, 2017 10:51 am

    Mardis Gras Season Closes With Fat Tuesday

    It’s Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy. The Mardi Gras season is coming to a close today in New Orleans, but not before hundreds of thousands celebrate with one last day of parades and parties.

  • Facebook January 21, 2017 3:39 am

    Suspect in Officer Slaying Shoots Self, Still Alive: Police

    The suspect in the slayings of a police officer and a woman shot himself Friday after an hours-long standoff on a New Orleans bridge but is alive, a Louisiana state police spokesman said. Trooper Dustin Dwight said the man identified as Sylvester Holt shot himself once in the chest Friday evening. Dwight said negotiators had been talking with Holt but...

  • Twitter October 25, 2016 4:21 pm

    Slammed for Beyonce Parody, Amy Schumer Calls it ‘a Tribute'

    Amy Schumer is brushing off critics who say her parody of Beyonce’s “Formation” video is racially insensitive. The video features a sweaty Schumer dancing to the song alongside Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack. Some Twitter users are slamming the video on charges of cultural appropriation.

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