| Apr 10, 2011
Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"
Edited by Harold Holzer
Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38
The Civil War
The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:51 PM
A longtime uniform business is being forced to leave in name of progress. Ellgee Uniforms is located within the footprint of the future LSU/VA Hospital complex.
It has been around for more than 70 years along Tulane Avenue, providing medical workers,...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 2:46 PM
A New Orleans Police Officer is suspended without pay after he's arrested for DWI.
According to NOPD, Officer William Torres was detained during a traffic stop Wednesday morning on the intersection of Iberville Street and North Jefferson Davis Parkway....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:30 PM
| Jun 11, 2011
Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War.
Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war:
Casemate Museum. The...
| Oct 5, 2011
On June 27, 1862, the 14th Louisiana Infantry sustained heavy losses during a fight at Gains Mill in Virginia. The group was from the New Orleans area, and many of the Confederate troops were killed or injured.
"Comprised mainly of Polish men of Polish...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:18 AM
New Orleans firefighters battled two early morning fires, including one that forced the closing of Earhart Blvd. in Hollygrove.
The first fire happened at about 3 a.m. in an unoccupied single-family home in the 200 bloc of North Jefferson Davis Pkwy....
| Sep 4, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Governor Jindal’s office released the following information on the state’s efforts to continue to respond to the effects of Tropical Storm Lee.
“We continue to encourage Louisianians to stay alert and monitor local weather...
| Aug 27, 2011
On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:51 PM
On North Galvez and St. Louis street in the Lafitte neighborhood is enough to make drivers and neighbors scratch their heads.
"My God. How many times, must I stop?", a neighbor said.
13 stop signs and 18 yield signs are what's causing the cofusion. ...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Best Buy announced last month that it would be closing 50 of its retail stores in the U.S. but stopped short of identifying them.
The company has now revealed the specific locations slated for closure — one of which is in Western Washington.
| Oct 15, 2008
Were it not for Noah Webster Jr., the farm boy from West Hartford, Conn., who would have been 250 on Thursday, Americans might all be reading their newspapers from back to front today.
As the War for Independence was winding down, the linguistic...