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University renames newest dorm for 1st Black grad and wife

Jun. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Jesuit university in New Orleans has renamed its newest residence hall after its first Black graduate, his late wife, and their family. Norman C. Francis graduated from the law school at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1955 and was president of the...

Black Power Afro pick sculpture part of traveling exhibit

Jun. 25, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist —...

Pelicans take G League's Dyson Daniels at No. 8 in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dyson Daniels believes he is ready to immediately contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s just 19 years old and has played in just 26 G League games since coming to the United States from his native Australia. But the Pelicans saw enough...

Appeals court revives challenge to bump stock ban

Jun. 23, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal challenge to the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks — devices attached to semiautomatic firearms so that a shooter can fire multiple rounds with a single trigger pull — was revived Thursday by a federal appeals court. A panel of the 5th U.S....

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

Dredging company to pay $1M for restoration work oil spill

Jun. 22, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, which...

Congress members seek more time to use Orleans Katrina aid

Jun. 20, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Members of Congress from Louisiana are calling for federal officials to extend deadlines for spending Hurricane Katrina recovery funds on New Orleans road and water infrastructure projects. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Rep. Troy Carter have released a...

272 enslaved people sold to pay debts; exhibit tells story

Jun. 18, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A former Episcopal church in Donaldsonville, built in 1873 on land donated by a slave owner and Louisiana governor, is now home to a new, permanent exhibit that pays tribute to enslaved people who worked Louisiana’s sugarcane fields It will open on the...

Saints pass rusher Davenport healing from pinky amputation

Jun. 15, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints starting defensive end Marcus Davenport enters his fifth NFL season with just four fingers on his left hand. He appears to have accepted the partial loss of his pinky finger and ready to proceed with a career as a pass rusher that has shown...

Biden nominates New Orleans magistrate for 5th Circuit seat

Jun. 15, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated a New Orleans magistrate to become the first minority woman on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Magistrate Dana Douglas, who awaits U.S. Senate confirmation, was selected by Biden for the open seat on the...