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Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 injured in Louisiana shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — One police officer was fatally shot and another wounded Friday after a vehicle chase north of New Orleans, authorities said. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker confirmed one officer's death and the other's injury from gunfire in his community on the north shore of Lake...

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Sep. 20, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that...

Goodyear ordered to pay $6.7M for death from exploding tire

Sep. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded, a judge in a New Orleans suburb has ruled. Elwood Breaux Jr. was working for Plaquemines Parish when the "zipper failure"...

Saints QB Brees: Confident in surgery, dedicated to rehab

Sep. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Injured Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he has surgery on his throwing thumb scheduled on Wednesday in Los Angeles. In a text message to news outlets including The Associated Press, Brees says he is "confident in the surgery that will take place" and that he'll dedicate himself to a...

Saints need Bridgewater to validate their effort to keep him

Sep. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton was on vacation this summer when he found out Teddy Bridgewater's agent was spending time on the same Bahamian island. So Payton arranged a meeting and Bridgewater wound up signing a $7.2 million contract to return to the club that traded for him in 2018, and be...

AP source: Saints' Brees has torn ligament in thumb

Sep. 16, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will...

Women recreate Homer Simpson's New Orleans gobble tour

Sep. 14, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson's gourmandizing tour of New Orleans, snarf for snarf, finger-wiggle for finger-wiggle. It took Janine Wiget of Zürich and Katrin von Niederhäusern who now lives in Stockholm, a week to duplicate the segment, which covers 54...

Saints at Rams in rematch of disputed NFC title game

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...

Dismissed NFL suit cited in sexual abuse suit against church

Sep. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana court's recent dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL over officiating at a January playoff game is now being cited by attorneys for the Catholic Church as they fight civil lawsuits over alleged sex abuse by clergy. A Tuesday filing by church attorneys quotes from the Supreme...

The Latest: Dismissed NFL suit cited in 2 sex abuse defenses

Sep. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on lawyers for the Catholic Church citing the Louisiana Supreme Court's dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL in efforts to end lawsuits against the church over sexual abuse (all times local): 4 p.m. For the second time this week, Catholic Church attorneys fighting sex abuse...