Arts Apr 01New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.
Economy Mar 25New unemployment benefit claims rise to levels unseen in recent U.S. history
U.S. Department of Labor figures to be released Thursday are expected to shatter the old record for the greatest number of new unemployment claims filed in a single week.
Nation Feb 16Floods create ‘precarious situation’ in Mississippi capital
Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain.
Nation Dec 18Federal appeals court rules Obamacare ‘individual mandate’ is unconstitutional
A federal appeals court says the “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review.
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 16Man arrested in slaying of community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph
The suspect in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum was a tenant who owed her back rent, authorities said Tuesday.
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.
Nation Jun 02Famed New Orleans chef Leah Chase who fed civil rights leaders dies
Leah Chase, who fed generations of New Orleanians and tourists alike at Dooky Chase’s restaurant, died Saturday. She was 96.