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2014 Boston Marathon makes room for those affected by bombs

The last year in Boston has been punctuated with memorial services and other tributes, as well as fundraisers that have raised more than $60 million for the victims. But for those who feel a connection to the Boston Marathon, that connection is most often felt through running.
 

Justice Department drops probe of FBI-involved fatal shooting of eastern New Orleans man

The U.S. Justice Department will not pursue a criminal investigation involving an FBI agent who shot and killed a New Orleans man during an undercover drug sting last summer, a spokeswoman for the agency said Sunday (April 20). The decision...

Mississippi River will carry enough sand needed to build new Louisiana wetlands for at least 600 years, new study says

The lower Mississippi River should carry enough sand during the next six centuries to supply the needs of sediment-capturing diversions proposed for Louisiana to rebuild wetlands, according to a scientific letter published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. “Our evidence indicates...

Helen Bourda-Moreau, a link to Little Woods' storied past, dies at 91

Helen Bourda-Moreau, whose reminiscences about life in Little Woods have provided a vital link to the part of New Orleans where fishing camps dotted the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline, died Thursday (April 17) at Ochsner Extended Care Hospital of Kenner. She...

NOPD: Desire area woman and her 2 children missing since Friday

New Orleans police are looking for a 26-year-old woman and her two children who have been missing from the Desire area since Friday (April 18). Damica James and her two children Chaniya Marshall, 3, and Jeremy Collier, 1, were...

Transcript reveals confusion over South Korean ferry evacuation

The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

Thomas Langston, professor and athlete, dies at 53

Thomas Langston, a political-science professor at Tulane University who was an ardent triathlete, died Tuesday (April 15) of cancer. He was 53. Dr. Langston, who had been chairman of the political-science department on several occasions, was a runner and cyclist...

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Well over 150,000 tourists -- Romans and pilgrims, young and old -- turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

Families join for a day of sun and fun at Easter at the Market in Mandeville

Perfect weather greeted all who turned out for the annual Celebration of Spring, hosted by the City of Mandeville.

3 finalists named for Delgado chancellorship

Three finalists have been named in the search for a Delgado Community College chancellor. They are vying to succeed Monty Sullivan, who left in February to lead the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, the network that includes Delgado.The candidates...

Covington Boys & Girls Club gears up for Great Futures Bike Challenge in Bella Terra Village

The event will consist of participants riding his or her tricycle or bicycle around a course in an attempt to reach their lap goal.

Hannan High students celebrate 'Old Hollywood'-themed prom

The prom court was presented prior to the crowing of King Brent Powell and Queen Samantha Bissell, Prince Steven Wozniak and Princess Madison Wolf.

Divers enter sunken South Korea ferry, find 13 bodies inside as families grow frantic

Beginning late Saturday, when divers broke a window, and continuing into Sunday, multiple teams of divers have found various routes into the ferry, discovering bodies in different spots,

Prom 2014 in the New Orleans area: Eleanor McMain's 'Masquerade' ball

Relive their special night in the accompanying photo gallery, which is part of a month-long series of slide shows capturing moments from New Orleans are prom nights.

Ohio couple, nearly inseparable in seven decades of marriage, die hours apart

Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

Southeast Louisiana coastal restoration, hurricane protection are new , booming 'water management' economic sector, Data Center says

Southeast Louisiana’s economy, long dependent on the oil and gas, shipping and tourism industries, has a new major player, according to a report released Sunday morning by The Data Center: water management.The term refers to coastal restoration and hurricane protection...

Youth Expo outreach program will be held at Providence Missionary Baptist in Slidell on April 26

 Providence Missionary Baptist Church's Youth Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 26 at 34038 Elks Rd., Slidell. The outreach program will be for ages 12-18. The Theme of the expo is "The Power of Know,"...

Millie Charles, the consummate team player, to receive The Times-Picayune Loving Cup

Don't let the spelling fool you. There is no "I" in Millie Charles.Whenever the legendary social worker talks about her long life, in which she has confronted the forces of segregation, taught generations of students and done as much as...

Government documents detail another delayed General Motors recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

Dead man found dangling from exhaust system at Marrero store

A man was found dead dangling over the stove in a Marrero store Saturday, according to authorities. Employees found the man after 10 a.m. at a store in the 900 block of Westwood Drive, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's...

St. Roch cemetery: Photo of the Day

Here's a great example of how mastering exposure can make or break a potentially powerufl photograph...

S.C. mayor accused of firing first female police chief because she's gay

The mayor of a South Carolina town is under fire after he terminated its first female police chief, according to a local television station. Former Chief Crystal Moore and some elected officials say Moore, a 20-plus year veteran of the...

St. Peter School's Party at the Pavilion May 2-4 in Covington

Bag of Donuts, SolJet to perform

Legislation stripping levee districts of autonomy raise questions about flood protection taxes, emergency response

Would the $7.2 million in taxes collected for West Bank flood protection continue to be used for local projects or deposited into a statewide pool? How would emergency response efforts be coordinated? Legislation that would strip the West Bank levee...

'Swamp People' star Terral Evans featured guest at Fais Do Do

"Swamp People" star Terral Evans will make a guest appearance on May 9 at the St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church Fais Do Do in Slidell. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. to...

Loyola School of Mass Communication to induct alumni in Den of Distinction

The Mass Communication Den of Distinction was founded in 2012 to honor outstanding Loyola communication alumni.

Emerging Leaders program launched by Greater New Orleans Foundation

Because they work in the human service sector, they are touching someone’s life every day, officials said. Their organizations are sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and providing child care for working families.

Luling couple is named St. Charles Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year

Cathy and Gary have been the recipients of one of Scouting’s highest awards, the Silver Beaver, presented for exemplary leadership and mentoring.

Young Person of the Year Award presented by St. Charles Rotary Club

Hempel is a senior at Destrehan High. Wilson is a senior at Hahnville High.

Peace rally hosted by two New Orleans high schools

The rally featured public figures who talked about their own unique experiences with violence, including Archbishop Gregory Aymond, who has spearheaded the New Orleans Archdiocese's "Thou Shalt Not Kill" campaign; U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, a graduate of De La Salle and champion of youth leadership in New Orleans; and Walter Bonam, a local victim of violence.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Robotic submarine search for missing plane will be done in a week

An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday.

Health care website flagged in Heartbleed bug review

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

Children's Hospital Prom of Champions: 'Celebrating the moment' for young patients

All of the young prom-goers were either hematology or oncology patients at New Orleans' Children's Hospital, some in remission and some actively going through treatment for their conditions. Many of them never thought that they would see a prom in their life, much less one specifically-designed just for them.

NOPD searching for man, 53, reported missing for 2 weeks

New Orleans police are searching for 53-year-old James McElveen whose family has not seen or heard from him in two weeks. McElveen's family last spoke to him when he was on a cell phone on April 3. In that conversation, he...

Overturned vehicle on I-610 westbound causes injury, lane closures

An accident Friday evening caused at least one person to be injured and a vehicle to overturn on Interstate-610 westbound near Canal Boulevard. Authorities said at 6:50 p.m. the left and middle lanes of the interstate are closed until further...

Avoid getting towed Friday night and Saturday morning: street closures for Crescent City Classic

Starting at midnight Friday, city tow trucks will be on the lookout for cars parked along the route of the Crescent City Classic 10k race, which starts Saturday morning. The entire racecourse will become a no-parking zone from midnight through...

2 women with notorious last name accused of beating, shocking, driving into woman at Central City lounge

A beat down outside a Central City daiquiri shop sent one woman to a hospital and two more to jail, after a violent altercation that is linked by blood and brick to one of the city's most notorious crime figures.Monique...

BP oil spill: scientists struggling to understand effects four years later

Four years after the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout and the uncontrolled release of as much as 200 million gallons of crude oil, scientists are still struggling to understand how the oil and the dispersant chemicals used to break it down...

The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still haunts the New Orleans seafood industry

The mega-leak took place during spawning season for some species and the jury is still out on the long-term affects.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on getting BP fine money to aid state coastal restoration program

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue discusses balancing efforts to obtain a share of BP fine money and assuring that the company cleans up remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Home invasion reported in University area

Tulane University and New Orleans police are searching for two gunmen wanted in a home invasion near the university's campus on Friday afternoon. The victim, a man who is not affiliated with Tulane, answered a knock at his door around...

Early voting, Easter legislative breaks and 'speed trap' towns: April 18 Capitol Digest

Capitol Digest provides an inside look at what happened in state politics this week. These quick reports offer insight into campaigns, committee meetings and other goings-on and give an overview of the coming week's events. EARLY VOTING BEGINS TOMORROW People...

Woman robbed at gunpoint while riding bike in Milan area

A 44-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint while riding a bicycle in the Milan neighborhood on Thursday, police said. According to a New Orleans police report issued Friday, a man drove up to the woman around 5:35 a.m. in the...

Ray Nagin's lawyer seeks to reduce the $500k the feds are after

An attorney for Ray Nagin is seeking to reduce the amount of money the former New Orleans mayor might have to forfeit as a result of his conviction on federal corruption charges.Prosecutors last week said Nagin, who plans an appeal...

Audubon Institute spends $271,000 on failed campaign; $2,440 for late-filing penalties

The Audubon Nature Institute spent $271,000 on its failed campaign for a property tax increase but didn't disclose that spending until Thursday, a month after the election and after much of it should have been reported under Louisiana campaign finance...

Man wounded in Central City shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a Central City shooting that left a man wounded Thursday. Police said Friday that a 31-year-old man was shot by another man around 11:45 a.m. in the 2800 block of Dryades Street. The victim ran away...

Commerce Department will probe charges that Mexico is dumping sugar into U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday it will investigate complaints that Mexico sold subsidized sugar below cost in the United States in violation of international trade regulations.U.S. sugar producers had asked for the investigation into what it...

Mickey Easterling, a philanthropist who knew how to have a good time, dies at 83

Mickey Easterling, a philanthropist and party giver whose trademark style – an outlandish hat, a loud laugh, a Champagne glass in one hand and a cigarette holder in the other – guaranteed the attention she craved, died Monday (April 14)...

Americans renewing their love for real estate, Gallup poll finds

Americans are reigniting their love for real estate as a long-term investment.And some market observers are arguing that Americans are misguided in that choice.A Gallup poll released Thursday found that more Americans -- 30 percent in the survey -- rank...

No injuries in three-alarm apartment fire in Metairie

No one was injured in a three-alarm fire that swept through a Metairie apartment building on Friday (April 18.) But the blaze damaged all four units in the building at 4613 Yale St., said Joe Greco, director of the East...

BP Oil spill four years later: Return to Barataria Bay and Cat Island

Four years ago, footage of oiled brown pelicans and the thousands of shorebirds nesting on Cat Island and the Barataria Bay went around the world in the aftermath of the 200 million gallons of thick crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.Today there are no pelicans, no mangroves, and worse, much of Cat Island itself is washing away.
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