Hurricane Ida despair and anger—a million trapped, power grid shattered

U.S. 08/31/21, 15:32

Harrowing scenes in Louisiana revealed the actual depth of Hurricane Ida's devastation, with more than 1 million people still without power and officials warning that it may be weeks before the system is fully restored. The destruction left by the Category 4 hurricane that smashed into the region Sunday with gusts ...

‘Most powerful storm ever’ Ida hits New Orleans, causing citywide blackout

U.S. 08/30/21, 00:12

Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana on Aug. 29. The category four storm knocked out electricity across New Orleans, ripped roofs from buildings, and reversed the Mississippi River's flow-direction. "This is going to be a devastating, devastating hurricane," President Joe Biden said in a statement. Previous Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on Louisiana and Mississippi ...

1 of 2 cranes left hanging after demolition in New Orleans

U.S. 10/20/19, 15:50

Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. The explosions set off massive clouds of dust. After the dust cleared, ...

In New Orleans, damage to cranes causes demolition delay

U.S. 10/19/19, 13:43

A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over the crumbled remains of a partially collapsed hotel must be delayed by a day, city officials said Saturday, saying that the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. Officials said at a press conference that the demolition, scheduled ...

New Orleans escapes Barry’s fury, despite extensive flooding

Trending 07/15/19, 16:41

New Orleans and Louisiana escaped the brunt of Barry’s fury over the weekend, as the tropical storm was downgraded. Despite losing its strength, Barry was still dumping heavy rain on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and including Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Monday that Barry “could have ...

Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

U.S. 07/14/19, 06:06

Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi's capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay ...

Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

U.S. 07/13/19, 13:22

Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. The storm made landfall near ...

Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

U.S. 07/12/19, 06:37

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season's first hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm's ...

10-year sentence for participant in abuse of caged woman

U.S. 06/13/19, 14:44

A Louisiana man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the physical and psychological abuse of a young autistic woman who told him in federal court Thursday, "You made my life a living hell."Jody Lambert's sentencing was the latest in court cases involving the woman who ...

Update: A New Orleans-style goodbye for Leah Chase

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:34

The Latest on the funeral for New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase (all times local):3:30 p.m.It's been a distinctively New Orleans send-off for famed chef Leah Chase. It's alternating between the somber and the festive.FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009, file photo, Chef Leah Chase, owner ...

Family, fans gather for funeral of creole queen Leah Chase

U.S. 06/10/19, 09:47

Family, friends and admirers of New Orleans chef Leah Chase are gathering for funeral services just blocks away from the landmark family restaurant where she fed heroes of the civil rights movement.Chase died June 1 at age 96.Monday's funeral Mass is set for noon at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, ...

Earlier release sought in deadly post-Katrina shooting

U.S. 06/01/19, 03:14

A former New Orleans police officer imprisoned for his role in the deadly shooting of unarmed civilians amid post-Hurricane Katrina chaos asked a federal court Friday to move up his 2020 release date, citing prison reform legislation passed by Congress last year. Robert Faulcon was one of four officers convicted in ...

Trooper shoots driver on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street

U.S. 05/30/19, 22:03

A Louisiana state trooper has shot the driver of a car on New Orleans' tourist-filled Bourbon Street.Louisiana State Police spokesman Monroe Dillon tells news outlets that the driver was shot once Thursday evening.New Orleans Emergency Medical Services spokesman Jonathan Fourcade says the driver was hospitalized for a gunshot wound to ...

Bald eaglet back in air after 2 weeks in wildlife hospital

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:13

A bald eagle hatched this spring in a New Orleans suburb was released Tuesday in the same neighborhood after two weeks in Louisiana State University's Wildlife Hospital.Dozens of neighbors who have watched over the eagle family cheered as the mottled brown bird hopped out of the cage in which it ...

Saints rookie Mack hopes hard lessons at Notre Dame pay off

Football 05/21/19, 16:40

Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him fulfill the potential he never realized at Notre Dame."This offense really allows me to put my talents on display. And that's why I'm really excited. That's why I really wanted to come ...

Griffin touts new Pelicans hires as Davis decision looms

Sports 05/21/19, 14:28

Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin asserted Tuesday that luring new general manager Trajan Langdon away from a playoff team in Brooklyn is an example of positive momentum in New Orleans that should make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade request.Griffin said he hopes to meet with Davis in Los Angeles, ...

New African lion exhibit opens in New Orleans

U.S. 05/17/19, 12:58

A new lion exhibit is opening at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.During a recent tour, the African lions could be seen lounging in the shade of an enormous rock surrounded by open grass and tree limbs.The scene is reminiscent of the African Savannah and is part of the new ...

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