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A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Oct. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2 million homes and businesses in the dark in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least two deaths. A Category 2 hurricane when...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Storm's high winds blamed in Georgia man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 6:55 a.m. Officials in Georgia say high winds from Tropical Storm Zeta have caused a second death in the South. Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says a large oak tree uprooted and fell through the corner of a mobile home,...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Oct. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy...

A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: President declares emergency in Mississippi

Oct. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 10:45 p.m. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has declared an emergency exists in Mississippi and ordered federal assistance be expedited to aid state, local and tribal efforts to recover from Hurricane Zeta. The president authorized the...

Coroner in Louisiana confirms 1st death from Hurricane Zeta: 55-year-old man electrocuted by downed power lines

Oct. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coroner in Louisiana confirms 1st death from Hurricane Zeta: 55-year-old man electrocuted by downed power lines.

Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Oct. 28, 2020 5:06 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season.
Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Oct. 27, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans about the low-lying city’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll get the chance to work with No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson. Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract, according to one of the people who spoke Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Pelicans' Van Gundy talks teaching, commitment to defense

Oct. 27, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sees a New Orleans roster brimming with young players who have obvious talent, but still have plenty to learn about the way basketball is played in the NBA. Van Gundy has a track record of bridging that gap between knowledge and talent with younger...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after diving over the pile for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints' season starting to resemble past 3 playoff pushes

Oct. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is seeing a pattern — and an encouraging one at that. In each of the previous three seasons, the Saints overcame some early season adversity and swept all of their October games en route to an NFC South crown. For a fourth straight season,...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles past New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport as offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) blocks in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Bridgewater nearly sinks Saints in return to Superdome

Oct. 25, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater took a sack when he could least afford to late in the fourth quarter against the Saints. It was about the only mistake he made in his return to New Orleans a year after going 5-0 as the Saints' starter in place of then-injured Drew Brees. It also was the moment he and...