Andy Martin is in New Orleans for the biggest annual gathering of crime writers and fans in the world. While rubbing shoulders with the Slice Girls and Lee Childs, he asks crime-fiction buffs why they think the genre is soaring in popularity when actual crime is going down
Reginald Hilliard's first trip in a plane was a gift from Brianna Davis who wanted to show him what New Orleans looked like from the air
The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado touched down, causing almost 30,000 power outages
'It's Ray Charles on the level of Chopin'
The grandmother, who works as a security guard in New Orleans, said the gun was under her pillow
The band were honouring the man they attribute their success to
Is it a ghost, a tree or cardboard wrapped in lights?
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
Sureveys have found that there are at least 5,000 people in the US who identify as real vampires
Ford was as camp and as extrovert backstage as he was up front, and the audience loved him
It's not just that the National Geographic documentary series Scam City is a pointless programme, it's that it's also a uniquely irritating one. Whereas most consumer watchdogs investigate scams at the instigation of aggrieved parties, in Scam City presenter Conor Woodman, travels the world looking for trouble and – what's more pitiful – often fails to find it.
A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle
American Horror Story: Coven broadcast its second episode on Fox last night. Each series of the anthology show tells a different complete horror story, but with a returning repertory cast. It's always stuffed with great roles for women, particularly Jessica Lange, who won an Emmy for the show last year. This series is a Southern Gothic set in and around Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans, and the cast seems to be having more fun than ever.
Second phase of trial opens with claims of negligence and lack of preparation
A large ball of flame and thick column of smoke could be seen coming from the plant
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.