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Sauce marries the tastes of Louisiana and Buffalo, New York

Oct. 24, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Randy Mast couldn’t find the chicken wing sauce his wife craved, he decided to make his own. This was in the late 1970s, before Buffalo wings were a thing. And his wife was really missing the sauce that doused the...

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

Oct. 23, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' first big parade since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the city's...

Sculpture in New Orleans has feminist view of ancient Greece

Oct. 23, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Men may have ruled ancient Greece, making all the important decisions about money, religion and war. But when those toga-swathed boys needed crucial advice, they turned to a woman. Three thousand years ago, Greek leaders made pilgrimages to the Oracle of Delphi, a...

No legal fees for ex-prosecutor in wrongful conviction suit

Oct. 22, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans prosecutor and ex-judge has lost an attempt to make the state reimburse him for money he spent defending himself in a civil lawsuit over a notorious wrongful murder conviction in the 1980s. Thursday's ruling by the state's 1st...

US Marshals: 8 missing kids found, 18 sex offenders arrested

Oct. 22, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight missing or endangered children were rescued and 18 sex offenders were arrested during recent investigations around New Orleans, the U.S. Marshals Service says. Two operations led by the Eastern District of Louisiana New Orleans Task Force ran...

Louisiana lawmakers won't commit on Superdome renovations

Oct. 21, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legislative leaders balked Thursday at a $63 million debt forgiveness plan for the Superdome's oversight board that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration framed as a key piece of striking a new deal with the New Orleans Saints. The...

Councilman facing DWI charge to finish term but end campaign

Oct. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans City Council member facing a drunk driving charge for the third time says he will finish out his term while undergoing inpatient addiction treatment, but he is suspending his campaign for another term on the council. Jared Brossett, 39,...

Endangered orangutan in New Orleans expecting twins

Oct. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, the zoo in New Orleans announced Thursday. “We are very excited about this pregnancy,” Bob MacLean, senior veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, said in a news release....

Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97

Oct. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joel Embiid and those members of the Philadelphia 76ers who made the trip to New Orleans for their regular-season opener looked unfazed by the absence of Ben Simmons and unaffected by the drama surrounding the disgruntled All-Star guard. Embiid had 22...

Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas agrees to 2-year extension

Oct. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a two-year extension worth a reported $30.1 million. The extension was announced by the Pelicans on Wednesday, the same day Valanciunas made his New Orleans debut against Philadelphia. ...