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French Quarter Festival unveils lineup for 40th anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 21:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers on Tuesday announced a lineup of more than 270 acts for New Orleans' 40th annual French Quarter Festival, billed as Louisiana's largest free showcase of music, food and culture. Artists scheduled to perform at the April 13-16 event include Irma...

Biden announces $60M grant for I-10 corridor in Mississippi

Jan. 31, 2023 18:33 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Department of Transportation has received a $60 million grant to make improvements to the Interstate 10 freight corridor in Diamondhead, President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday. The award is part of nearly $1.2 billion in funding...

AP source: Broncos get Payton as coach in deal with Saints

Jan. 31, 2023 17:51 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord said Tuesday. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams...

Longtime civil judge in New Orleans to retire in May

Jan. 31, 2023 14:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A longtime civil district judge in New Orleans has announced plans to retire in May. Judge Robin Giarrusso revealed her decision to retire May 1 in a statement released Monday. She will leave the bench following the completion of her 35th year and retires as the...

Spreading the joy: Longer parade routes OKd for Mardi Gras

Jan. 30, 2023 19:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — COVID-19 precautions wiped out most New Orleans' Mardi Gras festivities in 2021, and a shortage of police officers forced the city to shorten routes for some of its lavish seasonal parades in 2022. Now, city officials, and business owners are celebrating plans to...

Gafford double-double leads Wizards past Pelicans 113-103

Jan. 29, 2023 00:26 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Daniel Gafford had a season-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Washington Wizards beat the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 113-103 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. “No matter what, I just kept playing," said...

Caldwell's 21 help SE Louisiana defeat New Orleans 80-64

Jan. 28, 2023 20:19 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nick Caldwell's 21 points helped SE Louisiana defeat New Orleans 80-64 on Saturday night. Caldwell also had eight rebounds for the Lions (13-9, 7-2 Southland Conference). Alec Woodard added 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. Boogie Anderson finished with...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra gets new music director

Jan. 28, 2023 08:47 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 17 seasons the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the musical direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. That changes this summer when conductor Matthew Kraemer takes the reigns. The orchestra's Board of Trustees recently announced that Kramer will take...

Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Jan. 27, 2023 10:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they allege, by their offshore oil industry employer as the hurricane bore...

Caldwell puts up 28 as SE Louisiana downs New Orleans 92-87

Jan. 26, 2023 23:23 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Nick Caldwell had 28 points in Southeastern Louisiana's 92-87 win over New Orleans on Thursday night. Caldwell added eight rebounds and three blocks for the Lions (12-9, 6-2 Southland Conference). Roger McFarlane scored 17 points while shooting 4 for 10 (3 for 5...