18 hrs ago
New Orleans Opera extends contract with director Robert Lyall through 2017-18 season
Robert Lyall, general and artistic director of the New Orleans Opera Association, will remain with the company through the 2017-2018 season. His contract was extended by the opera board this past week.
18 hrs ago
Woman lands tagged redfish during Saturday's Louisiana Saltwater Series tournament
The Louisiana Saltwater Series is designed to have anglers assist the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries with its tagging program. On Saturday, it worked even better than usual.
19 hrs ago
The Town Talk
Avoyelles traffic stop ends in equipment recoveryAvoyelles traffic...
An Avoyelles traffic stop led to the arrests of two men and the recovery of more than a quarter-million dollars in equipment. Avoyelles traffic stop ends in equipment recovery An Avoyelles traffic stop led to the arrests of two men and the recovery of more than a quarter-million dollars in equipment.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Our Views: Heavy toll for highways
But it's difficult to convince people that we get what we pay for. The buying power of the state's gasoline tax - 20 cents a gallon for general highway and bridge construction and repair - has been declining for years.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
PAR gives review of 14 proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot for the fall
The Public Affairs Research Council released its 2014 guide to understanding this year's proposed amendments to the state constitution. Voters will consider 14 amendments to the constitution this year.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Highway study sparks dispute on revenue outlook
The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday morning challenged comments by state Transportation Secretary Sherri LeBas that state roads and bridges are in line for a $400 million infusion of new state aid by 2020. The exchange surfaced during the first meeting of the Transportation Funding Task Force, which includes legislative, highway and other leaders.
Hurricane Betsy, 49 years ago
Posted: Sep 10, 2014 12:59 PM by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III Updated: Sep 10, 2014 12:59 PM Source: One of the most memorable hurricanes in Louisiana's history, struck the state late on September 9th, 1965. In many ways, Hurricane Betsy mirrored Katrina, 40 years later.
5 north shore restaurants with gluten-free, organic, vegan, vegetarian or paleo options
In a region known for a cuisine often ranked among the least healthy in the nation, restaurant patrons on limited diets are often challenged to find dishes that fit their needs. In southeastern Louisiana, it's easy to find a favorite roast beef po-boy drenched in debris or a mile-high fried seafood platter.
When Polymnia Street went to war: In 1941, a residential street morphed into a manufacturing hub
In an extreme example of spot zoning, Andrew Higgins got Mayor Robert Maestri to permit the requisitioning of this public space for his private use. New Orleans is not an industrial town, we are told.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Create your own '60s flashback makeup
History is repeating itself with makeup that takes its cues from the '60s. Cool blue shadows and thick Twiggy lashes are paired with fresh, modern fashions that nod to that same era.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Former St. Tammany prosecutor used private firm's money to calculate publicly funded benefits, records show
Harry Pastuszek Jr., a former assistant in St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed's office who receives a publicly funded retirement might have used money earned through his private law firm to calculate his benefits, according to records and statements from the St. Tammany Parish School Board.
New Orleans Judge Frank Marullo's candidacy questioned in 4th Circuit Court of Appeal
A legal challenge to knock Louisiana's longest-serving judge off the Nov. 4 ballot in New Orleans continued its speedy journey Tuesday, as an appeal court heard arguments over whether Judge Frank Marullo Jr. can run for another six-year term on the New Orleans criminal bench.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Racing season at 'The Rev' is winding down
Racing season at 'The Rev' is winding down Racing season at 'The Rev' is winding down Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1uccKCf With just two more racing dates left, it is down to the wire in acquiring points to be the track champion at Revolution Park.
Cristo Rey considers starting school in Baton Rouge
Cristo Rey, a nationwide network of 28 Catholic high schools, known for arranging once-a-week jobs for its inner-city students to offset tuition costs, is talking to local business leaders to see if Baton Rouge is ready for such a school.
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Driver dies after getting thrown from SUV as it flipped
Louisiana State Police said a man was killed after the SUV he was driving flipped and he was ejected early Monday morning.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
The Town Talk
Funding for Louisiana highways shrinkingFunding for Louisiana...
Funding for Louisiana highways shrinking Funding for Louisiana highways shrinking Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/31/funding-louisiana-highways-shrinking/14916879/ Louisiana drivers pay 20 cents in taxes for every gallon of gasoline and diesel they purchase, but funding for construction ... (more)
Huey P. Long look-alike crowned King for the day at annual event
Kingfish, meet Kingfishes: If you happened to be walking by Kingfish restaurant in the early eve of Saturday , the sight of dapper-dressed men who resemble Louisiana's 40th Governor, Huey P. Long was not a hallucination.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
King James and the Special Men at BJ's, plus more things to do in New Orleans on Labor Day
King James and the Special Men: tenor saxophonist Bruce Brackman, drummer Eric Heigle, pianist Casey McAllister, lead vocalist Jimmy "King James" Horn, bassist Robert Snow, baritone saxophonist Dominick Grillo and guitarist John "Porkchop" Rodli.
FedEx to build distribution center near Covington, bring in 800 new jobs
A 175,000 square-foot Federal Express distribution center bringing 800 new jobs to St. Tammany Parish will be built on 15 acres at a business park west of Covington , parish officials said.
Nine years post-Katrina, a recovery still in progress: Editorial
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures , many of the physical scars from the disaster are fading.