Like other places, New Orleans has seen record numbers of people falling ill with heat-related conditions. First responders and hospitals race to respond with ice, fluids, and air conditioning.
Communities from Houston to New Orleans opened cooling centers to bring relief as steamy hot temperatures settled across a broad swath of the U.S. South on Saturday.
The former president of the latest version of the United States Football League is launching a spring football league for high school players. Brian Woods says his Prep Super League will begin next year with a six-week season.
A new study finds that some police forces are losing officers at a faster pace since 2020. In New Orleans, there's a grudging acceptance that it's time to offload some duties to civilians.
WAMU Visuals Editor Tyrone Turner pairs images to capture the connection he felt to his birthplace — the coastal regions of southeastern Louisiana — while visiting the western coast of Antarctica.
The New Orleans police department is overhauling its hiring process to include civilians, as well as eliminate credit score checks and marijuana use questions.
The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Rodney Vicknair committed a civil rights violation when he sexually assaulted a victim in 2020.
Opening for the first time in three years, the festival brings memories of 2006 when the annual celebration of music and culture went on after Hurricane Katrina.
The ruling marks a rare win for the Biden administration at the New Orleans-based appellate court, where most of the active judges were nominated by Republican presidents.
The storm reportedly leaves about 13,000 homes and businesses without power in the three parishes around New Orleans.
The bands may be smaller this year, but students say they're prepared to keep the culture alive and entertain hundreds of thousands of revelers.
Waivers for those opposed to vaccination are easy to obtain under state regulations, and schools will work with students who aren't inoculated, the district's superintendent said.
Kenneth Polite, head of the Criminal Division since July, wants to take the most dangerous people off the streets and spend more on preventing violence.
As kids return to school across the South, one major city is making them get vaccinated first.
The 7-month-old spotted beauty was rescued from wildlife trafficking and will be living alongside a 6-year-old male named Valerio. There are only 15,000 believed to be living in the wild.