Arts Jul 22Art Neville, member of funk band The Meters, dies at 81
In 1968, Art, Aaron and Cyril joined four New Orleans musicians to form The Meters, an American funk band often cited by other bands as a musical influence.
Nation Jul 13Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm
Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built…
Nation Jul 12‘Powerful’ Tropical Storm Barry revives memories of Katrina in New Orleans
About 3,000 National Guard troops along with other rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters. Drinking water was lined up, and utility crews with bucket trucks moved into position in the region.
Nation Jul 12Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast
A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday.
Nation Jul 11Louisiana braces for possible hurricane and flooding
The storm that dumped 8 inches of rain in just three hours over parts of New Orleans is forecast to strengthen into a tropical depression.
Nation Jul 09Latest ‘Obamacare’ challenge goes before appeals court in New Orleans
At issue is whether Congress effectively rendered it unconstitutional in 2017 when it zeroed out the tax imposed on those who chose not to buy insurance.
Arts Jun 06Dr. John, funky New Orleans musician, dies at 77
Born Mac Rebennack, the musician died "toward the break of day" of a heart attack, his family said in a statement.
Politics May 01Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill the Affordable Care Act
Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama's signature health care law — a decision that could leave…
Politics Nov 10Appeals court delivers setback to Obama’s immigration plan
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama's plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.