NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury on Friday convicted five current or former police officers in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Former officer Robert Faulcon, Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen, Officer Anthony Villavaso and retired Sgt. Arthur Kaufman were convicted of charges stemming from the cover-up of the […]

NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans is meeting its subsidized housing demand with a new plan. Instead of crowding families in large subsidized plots, the city is building and mixing subsidized homes among its unsubsidized residences. The city, which tore down all of its public housing developments in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, […]

NEW ORLEANS-Lakers forward, Derrick Caracter was arrested in New Orleans and charged with battery, public drunkenness and resisting arrest, after an incident at an IHOP restaurant. The Los Angeles Times reports: Caracter was detained and booked under several charges: one count of battery for hitting the employee, one count of public intoxication and one for […]

By MARK F. GRAY NEW ORLEANS – Of the 37 times that Grambling and Southern have played in their annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition known as the Bayou Classic I have covered at least 10 of them. Not that it makes me an expert but this game is special to me because it was one of […]

VIA MSNBC: Republican will join education secretary, Sharpton on three-city ‘hope’ tour WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan is joining forces with two unlikely allies, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to push cities to fix failing schools. The trio will visit Philadelphia, New Orleans and Baltimore later this year. […]