Lawmakers on the House budget committee said Monday they're concerned about a consultant's report on plans for a $1.2 billion public hospital in New Orleans, which suggests the state will have to fork over millions annually to keep the hospital running. Full story
Tommy Cvitanovich, has deep roots in the Louisiana. He is Chairman of Louisiana Restaurant Association and runs the New Orleans restaurant, Drago's, which was started by his parents in 1970. He now says his biggest battle is to win back the trust people once had in Gulf seafood.
The actor is in New Orleans filming kidnapping thriller "Medallion." Plus: Johnny Knoxville will be a dad again; Kate Hudson thinks she knows the sex of her baby.
Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after allegedly ‘drunkenly assaulting’ his wife in New Orleans Saturday night. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo has the story.
NBC’s Justice Correspondent Pete Williams reports from Washington with a mobile phone video of a TSA employee patting down a 6-yeard-old girl traveling through New Orleans last week. The video went viral online and has reignited anger, especially amongst parents, towards the TSA pat-down policy .
The "Big Easy" celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday with big, enthusiastic crowds. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 1: John Mellencamp performs as part of the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 01: Jazz & Blues featuring Luther Kent, Phillip Manuel and Big Al Casrson perform at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Day 3 presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.