Latest New Orleans News

Saints finally return home, and with an evolving identity

Sep. 27, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It wasn't so long ago that Saints coach Sean Payton was designing and calling some of the most prolific passing offenses the NFL had ever seen. That was the Saints' identity for most of the past 15 years, when Drew Brees was their quarterback. ...

Inmates expecting early release may go free decades later

Sep. 27, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two longtime Louisiana inmates who expected to serve 10 years and six months behind bars but remain incarcerated decades later may soon go free under deals with New Orleans’ prosecutors. Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams’ office...

The Latest: 49ers aim to join 5 other teams at 3-0

Sep. 26, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 8:10 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers are hoping to join five other teams at 3-0 as Week 3 of the NFL season winds down. The Niners are hosting Green Bay in the...

New Orleans mulls options amid anger at utility giant

Sep. 26, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There was brinksmanship with a whiff of ransom. In the aftermath of a citywide blackout that lasted for days after Hurricane Ida hit on Aug. 29, dissatisfaction among residents and city leaders was growing with utility company Entergy New Orleans and...

Louisiana poet laureate's 1st reading online Wednesday

Sep. 26, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is inviting people to join the new state poet laureate’s first public reading through two online venues. Mona Lisa Saloy will read her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday. People can watch on Facebook or register for...

For people with disabilities, few good options amid disaster

Sep. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was four days after Hurricane Ida, and Grace Hollins worried her son couldn’t take one more day in the heat. Carl, 28, has severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. His seizures are aggravated by the heat, and Hollins had just one...

Alumni of Black school in Mississippi fight for its history

Sep. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — As with many Black schools in the Jim Crow South, references to Gulfport’s 33rd Avenue School in archives and books are scarce. The school’s graduations and football games made the local newspaper, but almost never with photographs. Trophies,...

NTSB: Broadcasting only boat size led to fatal towboat crash

Sep. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fatal head-on crash between barges pushed by two towboats in Louisiana was caused by inadequate communication and failure to broadcast their total sizes, the National Transportation Safety Board says. The RC Creppel overturned and sank after the...

Saints to remain down 3 assistant coaches at New England

Sep. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielson, defensive assistant Brian Young and offensive assistant Dan Roushar will not attend New Orleans' game at New England on Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols, the club announced Friday. It will be the second straight missed game...

Utah company helping Xavier start genetic counseling program

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program. The donation from Myriad Genetics will support initial development and launch of the program,...