Chat live with former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:13
Derrick Shepherd, who resigned from the Louisiana Legislature six years ago after pleading guilty to money laundering, is scheduled to field questions from NOLA.com readers Tuesday
New Orleans Independent Women's Organization endorses Mary Landrieu
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:13
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has picked up the endorsement of the New Orleans political group The Independent Women's Organization in her fight for a fourth
'Edmonson Act' declared unconstitutional in state court
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:13
State judge Janice Clark ruled the so-called "Edmonson Act" is unconstitutional during a hearing Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. Clark said it was clear the law
St. John Sheriff whistleblower lawsuit tossed by federal judge
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:13
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre alleging the sheriff fired a top deputy because he reported a secret
NOPD officer still hospitalized; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody for shooting
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:13
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - One suspect is dead and another arrested following a shootout with an NOPD officer. The shooting took place Sunday around 1:40 a.m. near the corner of Elysian Fields and Saint Claude Avenues. According to police, 34-year-old Cornelius Barthelemy was arrested Sunday morning. Barthelemy was one of three men involved in the shooting of NOPD Officer Jonathan Smith. Police say Smith, who was working detail, was sitting in his police car…
Pension costs continue to strain state and city budgets, website reports
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:11
It's well known that Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration isn't alone among state and city governments straining under the shifting weight of fluctuating pension costs. The website
New Orleans City Council to take up Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:11
The City Planning Commission last week voted unanimously to approve a final draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, sending it to the New Orleans City Council
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:38
WHEN: Noon Sunday WHERE: The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans TV: Fox RADIO: WWL-AM, 870 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge RECORDS: The Vikings are 1-1, and the Saints are 0-2. LAST WEEK: With star running back Adrian Peterson inactive following his indictment on an accusation that he abused his 4-year-old son by whipping him with a tree branch, the Vikings were routed at home by New England 30-7. Meanwhile,…
Tropical Blog: Edouard strengthening; No Development Elsewhere
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:13
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The tropical wave that pushed across Florida ended up not developing much at all. The circulation was visible much of Saturday on satellite, but it never developed many thunderstorms around the center today. The wave is pushing west across the Gulf following along a ridge to the north. Forecasts call for the weak system to continue to follow this track behind the weakness developed by another low that pushed into…
Man sentenced in 1990 St. Roch rape case
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:12
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Orleans Parish prosecutors have sentenced a man in a rape case nearly 25-years ago. A judge sentenced 50-year-old Darrell Johnson on Monday. Johnson will spend 25-years behind bars. In October of 1990, prosecutors say Johnson dragged a woman waiting for a bus into an abandoned Laundromat in the St. Rock neighborhood. Here, court documents state Johnson beat and raped the victim. The victim could not identify her attacker, but DNA…

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