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Sisters’ online memories open window to history, their lives

Oct. 16, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sister Francis Louise Honeychuck helped her mother clean a casket factory in Scottdale and watched over the two youngest of her five siblings after her father died in the 1918 flu pandemic, just before she turned 4. “I recall picking up oodles...

1st Black cannabis entrepreneurs expo coming to New Orleans

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peter Labat and his wife Venia are a bit bemused, but also excited, to be among a group of around 2,000 budding marijuana entrepreneurs slated to participate in the first ever Black CannaCon in late November at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ...

LSU Health Sciences Center chancellor resigns amid criticism

Oct. 15, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is resigning. LSU issued a statement Thursday evening stating that Larry Hollier was stepping down immediately. His departure follows release of an audit report that was harshly critical...

Sandwich-themed New Orleans festival put off due to COVID-19

Oct. 15, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A November festival dedicated to New Orleans’ signature sandwich is being postponed until next year. The decision by organizers to postpone the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival was announced Friday. It was made as Louisiana is coming off its fourth —...

Jefferson Parish Sheriff announces body cameras coming

Oct. 15, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A suburban New Orleans sheriff's department that has been criticized for years for failing to equip deputies with body cameras is now adopting the technology. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has been Louisiana's largest law enforcement...

Reforestation set for historic New Orleans neighborhood

Oct. 15, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nonprofit is seeking volunteers to help plant trees and restore a historic New Orleans neighborhood this weekend. Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, will launch its reforesting park project Saturday in the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood with...

Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

Oct. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated. “Nothing has gone wrong and there is no...

Saints' week off comes as slew of key players near return

Oct. 14, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyond the New Orleans Saints' quarterback transition from Drew Brees to Jameis Winston, and the club's month-long displacement by Hurricane Ida, there has been the challenge of having half-dozen or more prominent players unavailable because of injury or suspension. ...

Pelicans pick up options on recent 1st-rounders, add Petty

Oct. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices, including star forward Zion Williamson, and added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster. The Pelicans picked up fourth-year options on 2019...

State: Video game venture means 75 new New Orleans-area jobs

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new video game development project based in New Orleans will create 75 new jobs with an average annual salary of $100,000, state officials said Wednesday. Possibility Space is a project of entrepreneur Jeff Strain, who is known for creating...