NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in an airline baggage scam that resulted in more than $300,000 in fraudulent claims, federal prosecutors said.
Pernell Anthony Jones, Jr., 31, of Kenner, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud, U.S.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found.
New Orleans Pelicans (5-16, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (12-7, third in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jazz -13; over/under is 217
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to participate in full team activities, the club announced Friday, but there remains no specific timetable on when the 2019 top overall draft choice out of Duke will play.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about his team's inability to convert any of the five 2-point tries attempted this season, his response spoke to a more overarching issue for New Orleans' offense.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans museum plans to launch an elaborate nighttime sound-and-light show next year to showcase individual stories of bravery and sacrifice during World War II.
The National WII Museum plans to premier its Expressions of America show next November, on Veterans Day 2022.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Dec. 11 election begins Saturday in the 38 parishes that have local competitions on the ballot.
Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have candidates vying for elected jobs, with voters in New Orleans choosing their sheriff, clerk of criminal district court and several city council members.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a slew of key starters missing, the struggling New Orleans Saints didn't know who to turn to or where to go on offense against Buffalo.
Most of the time they went nowhere, failing to score until the fourth quarter and losing 31-6 to the Bills on Thursday night in a Thanksgiving prime-time mismatch.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Josh Allen and the mercurial Buffalo Bills swung back to a better version of themselves against the reeling New Orleans Saints.
Allen passed for 260 yards and four touchdowns, and the Bills throttled New Orleans' short-handed offense in a 31-6 victory Thursday night that sent the injury-ravaged Saints to their fourth straight loss.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Retired Saints quarterback Drew Brees finally got a send-off from a packed and loud Superdome.
With Brees calling Thursday night's game between New Orleans and Buffalo as part of the NBC broadcast team, the franchise chose to honor Brees on the field at halftime.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints scratched hobbled running back Mark Ingram, while left tackle Terron Armstead returned to the lineup against Buffalo on Thursday night.
The Bills listed receiver and returner Isaiah McKenzie as a healthy scratch.
New Orleans Pelicans (4-16, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (12-6, third in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans travels to Utah looking to break its seven-game road slide.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans looked determined to redeem themselves after a listless, sloppy performance earlier this week marked the nadir of an already dismal start to the season.
NEW YORK (AP) — When The Edge saw the Rolling Stones perform recently, his mask allowed him to go unrecognized as he watched guitarist Ron Wood from the front row.
“I have to say one of the benefits of mask wearing is it’s like a cloaking device if you’re a famous face,” the U2 guitarist recently told The Associated Press while promoting his Music Rising charity and its Dec.
BUFFALO (6-4) at NEW ORLEANS (5-5)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
BETTING LINE: Bills by 6, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Very little has come easy for the New Orleans Saints this season, particularly in the Superdome, where they've lost twice after leading in the final minute of regulation.
Despite that and the three-game slide they're currently on, the Saints (5-5) are in the thick of the NFC playoff picture heading into a Thanksgiving night home date with the Buffalo Bills (6-4), who've had their own stumbles lately.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper and two levee district officers shot and killed a man who was pointing a gun at them, Louisiana State Police said.
A news release Wednesday said the man was identified on Tuesday as 52-year-old Jabari Farafiai Asante-Chioke of Laplace.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Health is partnering with the Bayou Classic and the National Medical Association to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at events ahead of the 48th annual football clash between Grambling State and Southern University.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The settlement may be off in a lawsuit filed by three medical students who sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed tight end Adam Trautman and rookie offensive lineman Landon Young on injured reserve.
Trautman injured his knee and Young hurt his foot during Sunday’s loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia.
Washington Wizards (11-6, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (3-16, 14th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards take on Jonas Valanciunas and the New Orleans Pelicans in non-conference action.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves extended their winning streak to four with a 110-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints’ first three game-skid since 2016 has cast doubt on their prospects for what once looked like a promising season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historically Black university in New Orleans says a $5 million gift will create civil rights and public interest internships for students.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There's a vacancy in the top post of New Orleans Emergency Medical Services.
The director, Dr. Emily Nichols, is resigning after more than three years in the job, a spokesperson for the agency said Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans considers how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was and is remembered.
The exhibit is part of the museum’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack, which took place on December 7, 1941.
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-9, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (3-15, 14th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to extend its three-game win streak with a victory against New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lois Nelson Andrews, a New Orleans cultural icon who led countless processions as grand marshal of jazz funerals and second-line parades, has died. She was 69.
Andrews, known across the city as the “Mother of Music,” died of lung cancer on Nov.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man accused of stabbing his father 46 times and leaving his body in a pile of garbage has been taken into custody by New York police after the man was pulled over in Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four southeast Louisiana communities are among those around the nation sharing $139 million in grants to fund the hiring of new law enforcement personnel.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that the city of New Orleans will receive $7.2 million.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu left office nearly four years ago, winning national accolades for removing landmark Confederate monuments after jump-starting the recovery from Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic levee failures and flooding.
New Orleans Pelicans (3-14, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (6-11, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pacers -7.5
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 20-point first-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 94-81 on Friday night.
Having challenged the Pelicans to “grow up” after they'd blown double-digit leads at Washington and Miami earlier this week, Josh Hart helped lead New Orleans with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two steals while also serving as the primary defender on Los Angeles star Paul George.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara will miss his second straight game Sunday in Philadelphia, and New Orleans also will be without starting tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans reserve small forward Didi Louzada has been suspended 25 games for violating the the NBA's performance-enhancing drug rules.
Louzada’s suspension, announced by NBA spokesman Mark Broussard, began Friday when the Pelicans hosted the Los Angeles Clippers.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — A New Orleans police officer who lost his job after being accused of raping a woman pleaded guilty to a reduced charge this week and was placed on probation.
Los Angeles Clippers (9-6, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (2-14, 14th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pelicans -3.5; over/under is 215.5
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-4) at PHILADELPHIA (4-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
BETTING LINE: Eagles by 2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans mail carrier has been charged with “delay or destruction of mail” after more than 1,000 pieces of mail were found in an apartment complex trash bin.
The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the man was charged with a single count in an indictment returned Friday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian's fledging second stint as an NFL starter has been both promising and disappointing.
While New Orleans pulled out a victory over NFC South-leading Tampa Bay when Siemian replaced an injured Jameis Winston during the second quarter of a tie game, Siemian's first two starts have been losses.
GUEYDAN, La. (AP) — Three young endangered whooping cranes raised in New Orleans are learning about life in the wild — and a fourth got a fatal lesson about its difficulty.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson won't begin participating in five-on-five drills until after Nov. 24 at the earliest, the club announced Tuesday.
Williamson has been cleared to participate in full-speed contact drills on a one-on-one basis after doctors reviewed imaging of his fractured right foot late last week.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.
The latest suit, dated Monday, was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states and comes less than a week after another lawsuit challenging the rule was filed in Missouri by a coalition of 10 states.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge from Louisiana whose career ended with an impeachment and removal from the bench has died.
Leitz-Egan Funeral Home said G. Thomas Porteous Jr. died Sunday. He was 74.
New Orleans Pelicans (2-13, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (9-5, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans visits Miami looking to break its five-game road slide.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 22 points on 11-of-12 shooting and had 11 rebounds as sixth-ranked Baylor improved to 3-0 under new coach Nicki Collen with a 78-39 victory over New Orleans on Monday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and his players are bitter and encouraged in equal measure about New Orleans' latest loss.
The Saints were fuming over questionable officiating that likely affected the outcome, but they were pleased that even with some key players missing and a pivotal call going against them, they nearly upended the Tennessee Titans, who share the NFL's best record.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has chosen as supervisor of his $1 trillion infrastructure plan Mitch Landrieu, who as New Orleans mayor pushed the city into recovery after the devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were only 6 years old, aware of the tumult going on about them but not completely understanding the importance of what they were doing.
“I was just afraid. I didn't know what was going on and what they were thinking,” Gail Etienne said of the angry crowds on the day, 61 years ago, when she was escorted into McDonogh 19 elementary school in New Orleans.