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New Orleans is sinking faster than previously thought

New Orleans - When a city already sits below sea level, any additional sinking is cause for concern, says the Weather Channel. This is especially true of New Orleans, a major U.S. port with the largest metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

Ruby Friedman ventures into new territory with her first LP Special

Having released a number of singles and EPs over the last seven years, the nomadic singer and bandleader (of the genre-hopping Ruby Friedman Orchestra) discusses her long-awaited debut album, 'GEM.'

Man facing 20 years for candy theft rejects offer to serve four

New Orleans - A repeat offender in New Orleans facing a minimum of 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing candy has turned down an offer from prosecutors that would have allowed him to serve just four years behind bars.

Actors Chasen Schneider and Jordan Salloum discuss 'Hate Crime' Special

Two rising stars of American cinema, who also happen to be good friends, talk to Digital Journal about their upcoming movie.

Interview: Singer Meghan Linsey on her new makeup range Special

The blonde bombshell tells Digital Journal all about her exciting new business endeavour, "Believer by Meghan Linsey," named after her six-track EP of the same name.

Koch Bros. made a fortune from Hurricane Katrina victims: Report

New Orleans - Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. A new report shows how Koch Industries, headed by Charles and David Koch, profited by worsening the damage caused by the devastating storm.

New Orleans mugger falls asleep during his own crime

New Orleans - An armed assailant tried to rob a 60-year-old man in New Orleans early Monday morning, but failed when he fell asleep in the middle of his own crime.

Fall from grace: Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted

New Orleans - Former New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin — best known as the public face of the city after Hurricane Katrina — is now the face of public corruption after a federal jury found him guilty Wednesday on charges that he used his office for personal gain.

Get inspired by this mixtape of Tupac interviews by CrackTracks Special

New Orleans - Today I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Lawrence Parker, a chief player in New Orleans' hip-hop, fashion, and art scene.

Cops convicted of shooting in Katrina aftermath get new trial

New Orleans - A judge tossed the 2011 convictions of five former police officers because of “gross prosecutorial misconduct” after it was revealed that federal prosecutors had posted anonymous comments on a New Orleans newspaper’s website.

Bonerama brings their brass funk rock to New York's harbor Special

New York - Coming out of the New Orleans brass funk rock scene, Bonerama played New York City's Rocks Off Harbor Cruise - rocking the boat on a beautiful summer night.

Unarmed teen trespasser shot by New Orleans homeowner

New Orleans - A New Orleans homeowner who shot and critically wounded an unarmed teenager who he thought was trying to break into his house on Friday has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Mother's Day New Orleans shooting: Suspect caught on video

New Orleans - New Orleans Police have released surveillance video images showing a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shooting in which 19 people, including two children, were wounded.

Photo Essay: Street performers greet visitors to French Quarter Special

New Orleans - From breakdancers, to mimes, to the other-worldly, street performers in the New Orleans French Quarter are sure to entertain visitors.

Howard Stern's cross country 'AGT' taping scheduled revealed

Howard Stern headed to New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday to judge hopefuls for the new season of "America's Got Talent".

4 shot in Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, 1 man critical

New Orleans - One man is critically injured and undergoing surgery, while another man and two women are suffering from non life-threatening wounds after a shooting on crowded Bourbon Street on Saturday night.

New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones performed at Super Bowl VI Special

New Orleans - As Super Bowl returns to New Orleans, we look back at a local halftime show artist who has since risen to fame and built an international career.

Harbaughs 1st brother-vs-brother coaching rivals in Super Bowl

Jim Harbaugh, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers, will square off against his brother John's Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl 47 on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. It's the first time in Super Bowl history coaching brothers have faced each other.

Filipino worker killed, 9 more injured in Gulf oil platform fire

A Filipino worker at the oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico located about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, has been found dead Saturday, according to the US Coast Guard.

City prosecutor arrested when joint falls out pocket

New Orleans - New Orleans Police officers did not have to travel far to bring a drug possession suspect in front of a judge, mainly because the suspect, a New Orleans prosecutor, was already in court.

Video: Aftermath of Isaac south of New Orleans

New Orleans - The video shows the aftermath left by Hurricane Isaac as it hit the New Orleans area on Tuesday, and pushed water over the 18-mile levee.

The day after — Sometimes lighting, and hurricanes, strike twice

As dawn approaches and a new day awakens, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile and much of the north western gulf coast will wake up and begin to go about the task of accessing the damage and beginning repairs.

Fearless ARNO volunteers face Isaac head on

New Orleans - As many gulf coast residents headed north out of the path of Hurricane Isaac, the dedicated staff at Animal Rescue New Orleans were concentrating on the animals in there care, securing the building and staying with the animals in the shelter.

UPDATE: Isaac — Sometimes lightning, and hurricanes, strike twice

New Orleans - Seven years ago today, one of the worst hurricanes in US history hit New Orleans Louisiana. At 6:45 p.m CDT Tuesday night, Hurricane Isaac made landfall near New Orleans.

Isaac upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, to hit Louisiana tonight

Reaching wind speeds of 75 mph, the storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane and is moving northwest toward the mouth of the Mississippi River. It's expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast tonight.

Anti-gay moralizing reverend convicted of masturbating in park

New Orleans - A prominent Louisiana Christian pastor, well known for his anti-gay stand, has been convicted of obscenity after being caught masturbating at a public park, near a children's playground last year.

The NFL scandal that won't go away Special

New Orleans - On March 21st of this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season, and suspended Greg Williams, who is now in Saint Louis, indefinitely because of a reported bounty program.

Jazz returns to Bourbon Street Special

New Orleans - New Orleans' Bourbon Street is returning to its original music one club at a time as rhythms of authentic New Orleans jazz float through the summer air.

New Orleans Helsinki Connection releases 'Paradise On Earth'

New Orleans - It’s been eight years since their debut album 'At Last' and now another collaboration from this diverse ensemble is once again ferrying jazz lovers to a better understanding of musical intimacy.

Gulf of Mexico coast closed to shrimping

Two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimp and fish are turning up deformed and with lesions. Shrimping has now been halted.
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Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
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Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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Subsidence rates in the area of Norco, Louisiana, as well as the flood protection levees (the white lines).
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Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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Street performer on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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A New Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party
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A run-down church on St. Philip St. Treme, New Orleans. August, 2011.
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Trumpeter Leroy Jones, photo by Andreas Rogocz.
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans jazz festival crowd. Picture by Del Forsloff
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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Swamp rat fashion
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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Police respond to a shooting during Mardi Gras in New Orleans on February 9, 2013.
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Balloon-animal maker on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA