New Orleans cracks down with a new teenage curfew around Mardi Gras. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
A barge collision near New Orleans spilled oil into the Mississippi River on Friday, prompting authorities to close a five-mile stretch of the waterway.
If you've never been to Mardi Gras, you may think it's all about beads for boobs.
Filmmaker Spike Lee and CNN's Soledad O'Brien talk with teens in New Orleans about life after Katrina.
The following is a list of the 2011-2012 college football bowl games, ending with the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans on January 9:
In New Orleans, food is a way of life -- it's as ingrained there as Spanish moss and Bourbon Street. Gumbo flows like the sweet sounds of jazz; po-boys are stuffed with fried shrimp from the bayous where the Acadian settlers chose to place their roots.
A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by.
The romance of long ocean and river voyages of history holds powerful sway over the dreams of many world travelers. But there's no need to relegate the great voyage to the realm of books and dreams -- many can still be done today in classic style.
Police say a shooting occurred early Tuesday morning as a large crowd celebrated Halloween in New Orleans.
Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore wells, New Orleans prepared for possible flooding and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency as a tropical depression formed Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.
A logo painted on the floor of Terrence Gasper's barbershop says it all: "New Orleans' finest."
Five current or former police officers were found guilty Friday on a combined 25 counts of civil rights violations tied to fatal shootings on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Justice Department officials said.
Jurors began deliberations Wednesday in the trial of five current or former police officers in connection with shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The power acts will join New Edition, who will reunite for the event after 30 years
A federal jury was finalized Thursday to decide the fate of five current and former New Orleans officers, who face charges of covering up shootings of civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an aide to a federal judge told CNN.
The Morganza spillway is opened to ease the swollen Mississippi and avoid damage downstream. CNN's Barbara Hall reports.
As a historic crest of the swollen Mississippi River rolls southward, residents throughout the river region are on high alert and braced for the possibility of more flooding in the days ahead.
Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.
The population of New Orleans isn't big enough that local bands can play to a new crowd every week, so when New Orleans musicians want to make money and new fans, they usually hit the road.
Almost 10 hours after a United Airlines airplane ran off the runway Monday, crews finally removed the wayward plane from its landing site at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said.
A powerful spring storm packing hail, heavy rain and strong winds caused extensive damage just south of New Orleans, Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Police in New Orleans were looking Sunday for a person who opened fire in a restaurant, killing one teen and wounding four others.
Frenchmen Street offers local music and culture that can't be found on Bourbon.
To say I was looking for the real New Orleans is perhaps an unfair statement, considering that Bourbon Street, despite all of its annoyances, is just as real as anything else in the Crescent City. But for music and culture, it just wasn't the New Orleans I was looking for.
Last October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened an international, interdisciplinary and interfaith symposium in New Orleans on the Mississippi River, the eighth in a series of high-level conferences exploring the impact of our lifestyle and consumption on our planet's major bodies of water.
A woman was killed and four others wounded after a shooting in New Orleans' 7th Ward, police said early Monday morning.
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Five years after Hurricane Katrina struck, Conrad Wyre III is disappointed and disillusioned with the lack of progress made in New Orleans.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans tourism is roaring back, as CNN's Tom Foreman explains.
CNN's Tom Foreman explains why some New Orleans residents have doubts about reinforced levees.
Some areas of New Orleans are still struggling after Katrina. CNN's John Roberts spoke with the city's mayor.
Cynthia Morrison purchased her first home on August 1, 2005. Hurricane Katrina wiped her New Orleans East home off the map before she could make her first house payment.
The federal government will award $1.8 billion to New Orleans schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, said Wednesday.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien's latest documentary, "New Orleans Rising," airs August 21 and 22 at 8 pm ET.
Five years ago this month, Katrina hit New Orleans. What it created is a tale of two cities, the haves vs. the have-nots. Enormous progress in the city's Business District overshadows the lingering blight in the 9th Ward and St. Bernard Parish, where folks are still struggling to rebuild and many lots remain empty.
Pontchartrain Park was -- and still is -- the American dream. The historic African-American neighborhood was born in the 1950s, emerging at the height of the Civil Rights era and Jim Crow segregation laws.
For the full story of the families of Pontchartrain Park, watch "New Orleans Rising" Aug. 21 and 22nd.
"This can be yours," the black-and-white newspaper advertisement promised above an image of a tree-lined ranch home in Pontchartrain Park.
Watch the trailer for "New Orleans Rising," which chronicles the rebuilding of Pontchartrain Park.
New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Mitch Landrieu walked a political tightrope Thursday in Washington, D.C., as he assessed the progress of his city for a luncheon audience at the National Press Club.
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When we started thinking about the contents of this piece, our first thought was to highlight all of the progress, accomplishments and successes that the St. Bernard Project has achieved since Katrina.
New Orleans is richer than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, but largely because many of its poor have not returned since the storm, according to a report released Wednesday.
Four New Orleans police officers accused of killing two men after Hurricane Katrina are scheduled to appear in federal courtrooms Friday.
Obama administration lawyers have filed intent-to-appeal documents in federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana, signally their intention to appeal Tuesday's ruling striking down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.
Hoping to send the message that the Big Easy is open for business, the city of New Orleans has asked BP for a grant of $75 million over three years to mitigate any long-term effects the Gulf oil disaster may have on its tourism, the head of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau told CNN Monday.
The music of New Orleans, Louisiana, is more than just Dixieland jazz, Professor Longhair and Pete Fountain.
Every catastrophe has its unsung heroes. In BP's oil spill disaster, one such hero is not a person but a river: the Mississippi River. But the river's strength is flagging, and unless our leaders change what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing, things could get a lot worse for our coastal marshes.
At least two more oil spill cleanup workers have been hospitalized after feeling ill on the job, according to local shrimpers who are assisting in the recovery effort along the Gulf Coast.
Gulf Coast chefs and fishing advocates claim, "Come on in; the water's fine!" but find themselves facing a public awash in apprehension over potentially oil-tainted seafood.
Whether it's road resurfacing, sidewalk repairs or a sewer upgrade, public works projects can wreak havoc on local businesses -- and thanks to stimulus money, 2010 has been full of them.
The new mayor of New Orleans has asked the Justice Department to review the city's embattled police department.
Time to slap on the sunscreen, print the "cubes" and head out to the fairgrounds for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Two gunmen remain on the loose after a shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana that left seven people wounded, authorities said.
The merriment and mayhem of Mardi Gras comes to a climactic end on Fat Tuesday. But where did the celebration begin?
In September of 2005, no one could have anticipated what we saw in New Orleans last week. What happened on the football field and parade route after the Saints' Super Bowl victory is amazing and uplifting. But what's happening elsewhere in New Orleans also rises to that standard.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has spent the past couple days backpedaling from comments he made Sunday suggesting that Hurricane Katrina was good for New Orleans' failing schools.
Copenhagen, Denmark, is 5,000 miles away from New Orleans, Louisiana. But representatives of the 192 nations gathering this week at the climate change conference need to keep the memory of a flooded New Orleans in mind.
New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Ray Nagin arrived in Cuba late Friday on a mission to learn about how to deal with storms, a spokeswoman said.
Before a cheering crowd at a town hall meeting in New Orleans, President Obama fired back at critics who accuse him of accomplishing little in his nine months in office, saying "I'm just getting started."
CNN.com's blogger bunch weighs in on President Obama's handling of New Orleans compared to President Bush.
I spent much of this month in my adopted hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Uncharacteristically for August, the streets and restaurants and galleries and music clubs were largely full and throbbing with energy.
Brad Pitt ensured that the nation noticed Hurricane Katrina's utter destruction to hundreds of shotgun houses and Creole cottages in New Orleans' working-class Lower Ninth Ward.
The Big Easy is making a big comeback. New Orleans has steadily won back some of the population it lost in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a government report released Wednesday.
In New Orleans, restaurants fight the recession, counting on word of mouth and hard work. Sean Callebs reports.
Patrons at Mat and Naddie's restaurant in New Orleans may start with mouth-watering shrimp and crawfish croquettes. Or if they are feeling a tad more adventurous, they might try the artichoke, sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic cheesecake.
Of all the amazing New Orleans, Louisiana, musicians, my favorite could be Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.
While attending the first Louisiana Heritage Fair in Congo Square 40 years ago, legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and influential jazz artist Duke Ellington spontaneously led a brass band and crowd of second-line revelers on a parade through the festival grounds.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield surprises Kyra and Sean during a quick trip to Jazz Fest.
Nothing, but nothing, has the power to spoil New Orleans' appetite. The people of this city love to eat, and they eat it all -- from simply fried oysters and perfectly dressed po' boys to cutting-edge dishes served Cajun style. Here, a meal-by-meal primer of the Big Easy from a lucky visitor who came to eat and stayed to listen.
On the dawn of the most historic inauguration of our time, we nervously await "change we can believe in."
A controversial ranking of U.S. cities' crime rates indicates New Orleans, Louisiana, has the worst crime rate, while a New York exurb has the lowest.
If we want to build a stronger, more sustainable world for future generations, one with more partners and fewer enemies, we have to work together.
After Gustav -- and with Ike still a threat -- residents are starting to wonder whether evacuation fever has gone too far
The 2 million evacuees chased away by the threat of Hurricane Gustav tried to make their way home
Hurricane Gustav smashed cars and downed power lines in Louisiana.
New Orleans residents can begin returning to their homes on Thursday, Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday night, but he urged them to be aware of the hardships they will face.
A bar owner won't be among the thousands streaming back into the city, which was spared the worst of Gustav
Sixteen-year-old Tanya Simon is trying to keep spirits up inside the hall that has become home to families fleeing Hurricane Gustav.
Mayor Ray Nagin warned New Orleans evacuees scattered across the country by Hurricane Gustav they may have to wait in shelters and motels a few days longer
Megan Arseneaux awoke Monday to Hurricane Gustav's extreme winds whipping leaves and other debris across her backyard.
iReporter Christopher Sarpy shows us how dead New Orleans looks after the evacuations.
Efforts to bolster a private New Orleans-area levee that had been in danger of failing because of Hurricane Gustav appeared to be working Monday night, the president of a parish said.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin warns looters what consequences they'll face.
Hurricanes can be some of the deadliest forces of nature, but they also follow a set of patterns and rules when they form.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on a New Orleans man who has a sad and startling reason for staying in town.
Hurricane Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana's fishing and oil industry with 110 mph winds Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans
CNN's Ali Velshi reports from Grand Isle, Louisiana, where dozens of oil platforms have been shut down.
Ronald "Jug" Dufrene sent his family away over the weekend, but he is riding out Hurricane Gustav on his shrimp boat docked 20 miles south of New Orleans in Lafitte, Louisiana.
While its winds have diminished, the storm surge poses potential hazards to lowlands -- and to political careers
Roberto Ascencio has lived in the New Orleans area for 30 years, 28 of them on the West Bank of the Mississippi River.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on evacuations from New Orleans, ahead of Hurricane Gustav.
With another potentially devastating hurricane bearing down, residents with memories of Katrina aren't taking any chances
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city beginning 8 a.m. Sunday but urged residents to consider escaping "the mother of all storms" before then.
On arrival in New Orleans, our sentiments were the same: Is this really possible?
Mayor Ray Nagin gave the mandatory evacuation order late Saturday, but all day New Orleans residents took to buses, trains, planes and cars to flee from the path of Hurricane Gustav
The air in and around New Orleans is electrified with anticipation -- and anxiety.
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