'It's Ray Charles on the level of Chopin'
He was also charged with shooting Smith's wife in the leg
The incident was one of many where police officers were accused of taking the law into their hands after the storm struck
Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of the athlete's murder
Peter Gold stopped to help woman being dragged into a car against her will by a man in a hooded sweatshirt who subsequently demanded money from the medical student
A gunfight broke out at the Bunny Friend playground during an unauthorised block party in the city's upper ninth ward
Police spokesman says police were on their way to break up a big crowd when gunfire erupted
Toussaint was a master of all the above crafts, helping to keep alive the doo-wop and jazz traditions of the Big Easy while tirelessly exploring new avenues in soul, pop and funk
A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle
Indianapolis pulled off the second biggest comeback in NFL play-off history to stun Kansas City, while New Orleans beat Philadelphia on the last play of the game as the first wild-card games provided a thrilling start to the post-season.
BP has won a key court victory in the US that will limit the amount of compensation the oil giant will have to pay following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
Bernadine Bishop could be the first writer to win the Costa Book of the Year posthumously
New Orleans police have identified a suspect in connection with the shooting at a Mother's Day parade that injured 19 people, including two children.
Police in New Orleans have vowed to track down gunmen who shot 19 people at a Mother's Day parade in an attack.
My parents loved the blues and early jazz, and I grew up to the sounds of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Leadbelly and Fats Waller.
Produced again by Joe Henry, the follow-up to Let Them Talk follows a similar format of easy-rolling jazz arrangements and simpatico guest spots supporting Hugh Laurie's blues piano.