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Local volunteer fire department needs help

NEW ORLEANS -- A local volunteer fire department needs more men to help put out the flames. → Read More

Neighbors upset over blight in Central City

NEW ORLEANS -- Neighbors are worried that a blighted house in Central City is presenting a safety hazard. → Read More

Restored WWII boat PT 305 returns to dock, rides start in April

NEW ORLEANS -- newly restored World War Two Motor Torpedo Boat PT 305 is back at the same dock as in 1943. → Read More

New signs on low-lying roadways aim to prevent car flooding

NEW ORLEANS – After old signs at low-level roadways are covered by water during rains, now the City is installing new signs. → Read More

Pete Fountain's Half Fast Walking Club continues his Mardi Gras tradition

NEW ORLEANS – It’s the first time the Half Fast Walking Club has taken to the streets without its leader. → Read More

Authorities hoping to have fire-damaged Presbytere open by the weekend

After a weekend fire, crews are hoping to have the Presbytere building open by the end of the week. → Read More

Can City Park prevent mudfests on the festival grounds?

After two recent festivals became virtual mudfests, City Park officials are left wondering if there is a way to prevent the damage. → Read More

Simple signs could alert drivers to flooded underpasses

Most drivers probably pay little attention when they pass under the railroad bridge on Canal Boulevard. However, at City Park Physical Therapy next door, they are well aware that the underpass can become a hazard very quickly in a heavy rain storm. → Read More

Jefferson officials looking to turn overgrown area of Bucktown into an attraction

METAIRIE, La. -- When the shrimp boats were moved out of the 17th Street Canal, the Bucktown Marina was built just over the Jefferson Parish line in Metairie as a ten-acre site with docks, and a large park, but the western edge looks overgrown and forgotten. However, it's actually a man-made marsh. "Jefferson Parish leases the property from the state and part of what we agreed to with the state… → Read More

Monkey Hill Apparel owner gets trademark warning, needs help finding new name

NEW ORLEANS -- Clothing designer Laura McPhail sells her children's wear online and at stores like Zele's on Magazine Street. "They're all New Orleans inspired," McPhail said. "It's all about our joie de vivre, and our culture, crawfish and oysters." The name Monkey Hill Apparel seemed a perfect fit. "We wanted a name that meant New Orleans and fun and kids." Two weeks ago a cease and desist… → Read More

Musician Run La. Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 25 Years

NEW ORLEANS - The 67 members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra produce a rich sound, filled with emotion. This is America's oldest orchestra run by the musicians. "I've always said that those musicians who started the LPO 25 years ago are heroic, and they have a great story to tell," said Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. When the New Orleans Symphony failed in 1990, the musicians lost their… → Read More

Youth's recovery fuels family's 'Super Cooper' 5K race to help critically ill newborns

NEW ORLEANS -- Eleven-year-old Cooper Fontenot and 13-year-old Remy Fontenot play football competitively, but they're a team. → Read More

Louisiana disaster relief teams seek volunteers to gut/clean flooded homes

FRANKLINTON, La. - In one of the darkest times after the flood a team of heroes gutted Holyne Passman's Franklinton house in one morning. → Read More

St. Joseph Abbey recovering from historic flooding

COVINGTON, La. -- Soggy carpet from the monastery at St. Joseph Abbey is being thrown away, and recovery starts after historic flooding. → Read More

Packed House At Entertaining Chefs Charity Helps St. Michael Special School

NEW ORLEANS - Chefs' Charity for Children was sold out as 1,500 people watched some of America's best chefs share cooking tips, and the close friends like Leah Chase and John Folse turned the lessons into a comedy act. → Read More

World War 2 Museum Begins Fund Raising Campaign To Launch Restored PT 305

NEW ORLEANS -- PT-305 was built in New Orleans and sank two ships in the Mediterranean during World War II, and now a huge repair project is nearly complete. "Seventy-three years after PT-305 was tested in Lake Pontchartrain, we're getting ready to bring her back to the same waters in pretty much the same condition that she was," said National World War II Museum Vice President Stephen Watson.… → Read More

Chemical Spill In Lower 9th Ward Alarms Activists

NEW ORLEANS -- A bright orange chemical leaks from nine barrels on a debris-filled empty Lizardi Street lot. Some of it ran into the street, towards a nearby drain. "This is insane," said Common Ground Relief Executive Director Thom Pepper. "When we saw this, we just couldn't believe it." "It's terrifying," said Lower Nine.org Executive Director Laura Paul. "I shudder to think what that is doing… → Read More

Two robberies in four days alarm Mid-City businesses, customers

NEW ORLEANS -- Two robberies within the last week is causing concern for Mid-City business owners and their customers. → Read More

Adopt A Family rewarding to those who give, receive

The Adopt A Family program needs people willing to help families in need. → Read More

'Miracle' church escapes tornado damage

as victims of the tornado in laplace begin the long rebuilding process some are pausing to wonder about the catholic church that was sitting in the path of the tornado, but was almost totally undamaged. → Read More