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  • Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated outside the gates of Graceland on the eve of the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. (WREG)

    Black Lives Matter protests outside Graceland

    While Memphis celebrates the legendary singer's life, Black Lives Matter protesters have launched a series of protests calling for increases to the minimum wage, relief from unemployment, and an end to police brutality in the city.

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    Expanded surveillance bill dies in Senate

    WASHINGTON (CNN)–A Republican bill backed by the Obama White House to expand warrantless Internet surveillance under the PATRIOT Act died in the Senate today, just two votes short of passage. The bill, introduced by Republican Sens. John McCain and Richard Burr, would have let investigators access Internet search histories and email information without a warrant. The White House said the bill was necessary to prevent lone-wolf attacks like the ones in Orlando and San Bernardino. Disappointing Senate blocked amdt to […]

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    Supreme Court rejects Caddo Parish death penalty case

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Louisiana death row inmate’s appeal Tuesday. Lamondre Tucker has been on death row since his 2011 conviction for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend in 2008.   KTBS in Shreveport reports Tavia Sills was 18 when Tucker killed her and dumped her body in a pond.  Tucker, 18 at the time of the murder, was not the father. Supreme Court justices Steven Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, […]

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    City unveils summer programs for youths, teens

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Looking to keep the kids busy and out of trouble once school lets out? Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials rolled out their plans to offer thousands of young people summer camps, teen camps, and even paid internships. NORDC camps for 3,900 children ages 4 to 12, and another 13 camps for 1,000 13- to 15-year-olds, will offer a summer’s worth of activities, as well as free breakfast and lunch. For more information on how to sign […]

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    Local school boards react to White House transgender restroom ‘guidance’

    WGNO reached out to 10 Louisiana parish school boards as well as Hancock County, Mississippi, public schools.

  • Missing German tourist Udo Jahnke, age 60, was last seen in Hollygrove May 4.

    German tourist missing in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A German tourist is missing in New Orleans more than a full day after he was last seen in Hollygrove. NOPD says Udo Jahnke, 60, was with his daughter near the corner of Gen. Ogden and Peach streets around 4 Wednesday afternoon.  The pair argued, and the daughter left.  When she returned two and a half hours later, Jahnke was missing. Jahnke speaks little English and was carrying no cash. He’s 5’9″, and was wearing dark green […]

  • Beyonce debuts 'Lemonade' on HBO, releases album of the same name on April 23, 2016.

    Beyoncé adds New Orleans to ‘Formation’ tour

    Her blockbuster visual album Lemonade shouts out New Orleans. Now pop superstar Beyoncé is bringing her "Formation" world tour to the Crescent City.

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    Firefighters snap photos as they rescue officers from stuck elevator at police academy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – We call police when we need help – these Kansas City police officers needed to call the fire department! An elevator had malfunctioned inside the police academy and left a dozen officers stuck inside. Gregg Favre from the St. Louis Fire Department tweeted out a picture of the rescue. This shot of @KCMOFireDept #Firefighters rescuing @KCPolice from a stalled elevator wins the internet for today. — Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) April 27, 2016 The KC fire department […]

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    Gov. Edwards signs non-discrimination order

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Governor John Bel Edwards signed Wednesday an executive order that his office says will give all Louisianans “equality of opportunity.” The order rescinds the “Marriage and Conscience Order” signed in 2015 by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal.  That order said clerks of court could not be forced to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  It came in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry members of the same sex. The […]


    Missing woman found dead

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–A Mandeville woman, missing for three days, was found dead in the front seat of her Honda Accord Sunday afternoon.  Haley Saltaformaggio, 32, had been shot once in the head, according to an NOPD spokesman. A handgun was found in the front seat of the car, the spokesman confirmed. Saltaformaggio was last seen alive Friday evening in Mid-City, near the corner of Canal St. and N. Carrollton Ave. Her car and body were found near the corner of […]

  • An airline employee is on the run after she attempted to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of what authorities think is cocaine onto a plane, a spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said.

    Beauty queen. Track runner. Flight attendant. Drug mule?

    (CNN) — A JetBlue flight attendant who is accused of leaving 68 pounds of cocaine at a Los Angeles International Airport security checkpoint made her first appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Thursday afternoon. Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, who authorities believe may be a former collegiate track athlete and Jamaican beauty pageant contestant, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after she allegedly used her Known Crewmember credentials at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint last Friday, according […]

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    Explosions in Brussels: More than 30 reported dead in attacks at airport, train station

    (CNN) — Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe. “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters. Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said late Tuesday morning that it was too soon to know exactly how many people died […]