January 23, 2013 11:10 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Mike Fitzgerald scored 16 points and Todd Fletcher and Michael Lyons added 14 each to lead hot-shooting Air Force to a 90-48 victory against New Orleans on Wednesday night. Kamryn Williams had 10 points for the Falcons (11-6), who made 36 of 56 (64.3... more »
December 25, 2012 11:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a... more »
December 18, 2012 6:17 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say underwater inspections at the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said Tuesday that the recent inspections confirmed BP's Macondo well remains secure... more »
November 27, 2012 7:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A coroner is trying to determine whether the decomposed body of a man recovered from the Gulf of Mexico is a worker missing since a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform on Nov. 16. The Coast Guard says the body was spotted Monday by the... more »
November 18, 2012 1:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Company officials say they have brought in another dive vessel in the search for a worker who went missing after an oil platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. Black Elk Energy CEO John Hoffman says in an email sent Sunday morning that the second... more »
August 29, 2012 7:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's been at least one death in Louisiana that's attributed to now Tropical Storm Isaac. Deputies in Vermilion Parish say a 36-year-old man died after falling 18 feet from a tree while helping friends move a vehicle before the storm. They say they don't know why... more »
August 8, 2012 7:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that kicked pregnant students out of class and required them to be home-schooled, the school's board chairman said Wednesday. No one at Delhi Charter School in rural northeast Louisiana realized there was anything wrong with the policy until... more »
July 7, 2012 10:55 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Attorneys for the state of Mississippi are trying to persuade a federal judge to let a restrictive new abortion law to take effect, while those representing the state's only abortion clinic are asking the judge to extend the temporary hold he put on the law. The... more »
April 8, 2012 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Political fights and court battles are brewing around the country over using public dollars to make it easier for parents to afford private schools for their kids. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently won passage of legislation that expands statewide a voucher program in New Orleans as part... more »
February 26, 2012 2:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Billions of dollars are on the line when a federal trial opens Monday over the reams of litigation spawned by the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. But those whose losses can't be repaid are hoping for something more elusive: justice for lost loved ones. Sheryl Revette's... more »
June 1, 2011 6:01 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster.
As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed... more »
May 15, 2011 3:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities have announced plans to open two more gates of Louisiana's Morganza Spillway.
That will increase the diversion of Mississippi River water, flooding rural areas along the Atchafalaya River basin, while easing flood threats to Baton Rouge and, New Orleans.
The first two... more »
May 12, 2011 7:15 PM
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will kick off its season on May 27 with the addition of two historic passenger cars from the famed City of New Orleans train that ran from Chicago to New Orleans until the 1970s.
The club cars are the historic Mardi Gras and the... more »
March 20, 2011 6:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says there's some sort of substance in the water in the Gulf of Mexico, after reports of a sheen on the water off the coast of Louisiana. Officials are collecting samples. Officials say dredging has been going on not far away at... more »
March 13, 2011 12:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded.
Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages... more »
March 6, 2011 8:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With ideal weather as a backdrop, crowds poured onto the streets in the traditional warm-up for Carnival's big show on Mardi Gras.
Sunday featured celebrity-laden parades - including CNN's Anderson Cooper, actress Kelly Ripa, the rock band Train and actor Andy Garcia. Also, of course,... more »
February 10, 2011 12:18 AM
There's little doubt that Hurricane Katrina changed the face of the United States forever. Many died, and a city was demolished. At the tine Ray Nagin was Mayor. On Wednesday night he spoke to a crowd at CSU-Pueblo.
Nagin says he and others in the city thought they were... more »
February 9, 2011 7:28 PM
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will be speaking at CSU-Pueblo tonight. News First 5's John Romero will be talking to Nagin and asking him your questions tonight on News First 5 at 10. more »
February 9, 2011 12:32 PM
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was both lauded and vilified in the days following Hurricane Katrina as his city dealt with the nation's most expensive weather disaster ever. He will speak tonight at CSU-Pueblo about the triumphs and problems of dealing with a ravaged city.
Nagin will speak at... more »
December 28, 2010 9:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A blaze in an abandoned warehouse in New Orleans has killed eight homeless people who were burning wood in a barrel to stay warm during a freezing night.
New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Greg Davis says firefighters could not tell the ages or genders of... more »
July 7, 2010 8:34 AM
Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans is the latest site where oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is appeared.
The lake was rescued from pollution in 1990s and had once again become a bountiful fishing ground and a popular spot for boating and swimming.
... more »
April 7, 2010 7:34 PM
A former New Orleans police officer has told federal authorities he saw a fellow cop shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in a deadly incident on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
Former officer Michael Hunter's eyewitness account marks the first time an officer has provided federal authorities with... more »
February 16, 2010 10:29 AM
Despite temperatures falling to the freezing mark overnight and not expected to get much above 50, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is staying hot. Parades rolled until late Monday night. People partied on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter until much later. Along historic St. Charles Avenue, revelers stacked ladders,... more »
January 26, 2010 1:51 PM
Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from Indianapolis and New Orleans to help carry the crush of fans heading to Florida for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl.
The world's biggest airline will add another flight on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 from Indianapolis to Atlanta, to go... more »
January 25, 2010 9:52 AM
The New Orleans Saints are marching to the Super Bowl for the first time in their 43-year history. Garrett Hartley boomed a game-winning 40-yard field goal in overtime to give the Saints a 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game.
The Saints will take on... more »
December 15, 2009 12:34 PM
Schools are closed in parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia as heavy rain continues to drench the already-soggy South.
More than an inch of rain an hour was falling in south Louisiana, and the New Orleans airport recorded more than 7 inches of rain in a 24-hour period that... more »
November 19, 2009 1:13 PM
It was a desperate, ultimately futile battle - machine against nature - and Ocean City kept it up long after the outcome had been decided.
As wave after wave pummeled the beachfront during last week's powerful nor'easter, more and more of the sand disappeared until the ocean came roaring... more »
November 19, 2009 8:44 AM
A $720,000 award to seven plaintiffs in a suit over Hurricane Katrina damage could open the federal government--and taxpayers-- to billions of dollars in claims. A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding... more »
November 4, 2009 12:19 PM
Mindful that the suburban West Bank of New Orleans has regained its pre-Hurricane Katrina population and is primed for growth, the Army Corps of Engineers is launching a $1 billion effort to keep the next storm at bay.
The new flood protection is already having a potentially dangerous consequence,... more »
October 15, 2009 8:24 AM
President Barack Obama heads to New Orleans today to check out the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The president will hold a town hall meeting and stopping by a school in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. In a recent radio address marking Katrina's fourth anniversary, Obama said he's determined to... more »