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After delay over virus policies, Superdome funds OK'd

Sep. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a delay last month amid disputes over COVID-19 policies, Louisiana’s Bond Commission has approved financing for $28 million in improvements to the Superdome in New Orleans. Republican leaders had stalled the Superdome financing and...

Winston praises Payton as Saints assistants deal with COVID

Sep. 15, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston sees a silver lining in a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined six offensive assistants for the New Orleans Saints. It's coach Sean Payton. “We got to experience one of the best offensive mind head coaches...

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in...

Appeals court sides with Biden's deportation priorities

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An federal appeals court on Wednesday allowed the Biden administration's selective criteria on who should be deported to remain in effect, rejecting one of Texas' challenges to the president's immigration policies. The administration's victory may...

Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi River spillway damage

Sep. 15, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi ruled in two cases that his court didn’t have the authority to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete an environmental impact study on repeated openings of a Mississippi River flood control structure. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Sep. 15, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

The Advocate. September 15, 2021. Editorial: FEMA bows to the realities of post-storm aid with chain saws FEMA isn’t usually known for its flexibility, so it has been a pleasant surprise to see the agency make a temporary change in its rules for...

Alligator suspected in post-Ida attack captured

Sep. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 12-foot-long alligator believed to have attacked a Louisiana man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters two weeks ago was captured and killed Monday, and authorities found human remains in its stomach. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said the parish...

Storm-displaced Tulane set to host UAB on campus Sept. 25

Sep. 13, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tulane plans to play its first on-campus home game of this season against UAB on Sept. 25, nearly a month after the program was displaced by Hurricane Ida, university officials announced Monday. The team's return coincides with the planned return...

Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum, The...

Winston, Saints, overcome displacement, pound Packers 38-3

Sep. 12, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston and the hurricane-displaced Saints looked right at home in northeast Florida — no doubt to the delight of fans rebuilding homes and lives back in New Orleans. Winston passed for five touchdowns, New Orleans intercepted reigning...