NEW ORLEANS CRIME

One man killed, another injured in shootings near New Orleans Police Department headquarters

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --  Police work the scene of a murder on the Broad Street overpass near police headquarters Friday, February 27, 2015.

A man was shot to death Friday afternoon near the New Orleans Police Department headquarters on South Broad Street. A body could be seen lying in the middle of the Broad Street overpass as law enforcement officials rushed to the scene about 2:30 p.m. Police said a 29-year-old man was fatally shot on the overpass, while… Continue reading →

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Tulane moves up the date of its spring scrimmage one week to March 7

Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers defeated Tulane 31-6. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Tulane has moved up the date of its spring scrimmage one week to March 7 at Yulman Stadium. The scrimmage will be the first-ever spring scrimmage at Yulman Stadium, which opened last year. Continue reading →

Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard’s appeal to be heard Tuesday

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard arrives for sentencing  in federal court in New Orleans in 2013. Broussard is trying to get his guilty verdict set aside based on prosecutorial misconduct.

Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard’s bid to get his 2012 guilty plea on federal corruption charges thrown… Continue reading →

Gun used in Donaldsonville slayings tied to 5 shooting injuries in New Orleans

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- New Orleans police say a 25-year-old man was shot twice in the body with non-life-threatening wounds mid-day on May 2, 2013, at the intersection of Aubry and North Dorgenois streets in New Orleans, seen Thursday afternoon. Ascension Parish sheriff's investigators say that shooting and three others in New Orleans in 2011 have been linked with a Jan. 26 double-homicide in Donaldsonville. The tie was made through a ballistic match of shell casings left at the various crime scenes.

Investigators believe a single handgun used in the slayings of two Donaldsonville men in… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Fire Department firefighters battle a 4-alarm fire at the intersection of Philip and Chestnut Streets in the Garden District the only occupant Ann Trufant, 87, escaped with no injuries from the three story 134-year-old home in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. A couple of firefighters received minor burns.

Firefighters battle blaze at New Orleans Garden District home

White smoke billowed up as Ann Trufant, 87, stared at her 134-year-old home, flames spewing from the windows. Her grandson Will Trufant, wrapped his arms around her.… Continue reading →

'I'll trade you this sign for a shoe!' Video: Check out the view from a Muses float using a GoPro camera

New Orleans Advocate photographer Matthew Hinton has a unique Mardi Gras video to show off. Hinton strapped a GoPro camera to a Muses float to give readers… Continue reading →

News

Bobby Jindal's budget proposal reveals spending, cuts planned for Louisiana

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Amite State Rep. John Bel Edwards, head of the House Democratic Caucus, reads the governor's budget proposal on Friday as it was being presented to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.

The Jindal administration rolled out a budget plan Friday that avoids much of the doomsday scenario spawned by a $1.6 billion revenue shortfall — partly by scaling back state tax credits — but still imposes significant cuts to government… Continue reading →

Sports

Evolving running back market could affect Mark Ingram and the Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) holds the football after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 1-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

When discussing his free-agent prospects at the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell said he was going to be “the prettiest girl at the dance.” The implications were clear. Maxwell was coming off a good season and there… Continue reading →

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Landmarks Society honors 18 remarkable restorations

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --  The George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center was dedicated today on North Rampart street. After a major renovation, the former funeral home will house the Don ÒMooseÓ Jamison Heritage School of Music, and the foundationÕs other programs while also serving as a community arts center.The Jazz & Heritage Center is named in honor of George Wein and his late wife Joyce, the festival producers who helped to launch the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The Louisiana Landmarks Society announced this week the winners of its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation, crowning 18 projects around the city with laurels. Projects range from the adaptive reuse of an office building… Continue reading →

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First edition of Shakespeare’s plays to visit Tulane

The First Folio of Shakespeare plays recently discovered in Saint-Omer in France, is displayed after a press conference at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The edition, which will be exhibited at the Globe in 2016 the year of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeares' death, is one of 230 copies of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio and is notable for its scribbled stage directions. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) ORG XMIT: LMD105

Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University has been selected to host “First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national traveling exhibition featuring the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. The exhibition, which will take place in the spring… Continue reading →

Photos

Photos: Mardi Paws

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Linus the Pug stars in the Lewis family adventure, 'Linus Beach Road Trip,' as the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws strolls Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014, on the Mandeville Lakefront. Hundreds of dogs and their owners paraded to the theme Mardi Paws Takes a Road Trip and Visits Destinations Across America, during the krewes 21st parade.

Hundreds of dogs and their owners came to the Mandeville Lakefront and paraded to the theme ‘Mardi Paws Takes a Road Trip and Visits Destinations Across America,’ during the krewe’s 21st parade. Jamie Lynn Spears, native Louisianian and sister of pop mega-star… Continue reading →

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