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AP sources: Pelicans send Ball to Bulls, get Hornets' Graham

Aug. 02, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are sending Lonzo Ball to Chicago and will acquire Devonte Graham from Charlotte as part of separate sign-and-trade agreements, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Ball trade will send Bulls guards Tomas...

Saints, Lattimore, working through uncertainty at cornerback

Aug. 02, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Marshon Lattimore is preparing to take on greater responsibility for, and leadership of, the New Orleans Saints secondary — even as he awaits word on whether the NFL will suspend him for an offseason arrest. The uncertain playing status for the...

Woman killed after car struck by Amtrak train in New Orleans

Aug. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman was killed when her car was struck by a train, authorities said. The crash happened Monday morning in the Mid-City neighborhood when her car went onto the tracks, WWL-TV reported. It happened near Interstate 10 west and South Carrollton...

Saints add veteran Freeman to running back corps

Aug. 01, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants running back Devonta Freeman has joined the New Orleans Saints. Freeman, whose signing was announced Sunday by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, has played eight NFL seasons since Atlanta selected him in...

New Orleans police: 5 wounded in Bourbon Street shooting

Aug. 01, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police said five people were shot and wounded early Sunday morning in New Orleans' historic French Quarter, an area usually packed with tourists visiting the city. The New Orleans Police Department said it has detained one person in connection with...

Saints arms race: Winston vs Hill in bid to succeed Brees

Jul. 31, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as Jameis Winston insists he's going to make better decisions with the football, the potential successor to Drew Brees in New Orleans doesn't want to give the impression he's going to shy away from aggressive, downfield throws. There's “no...

Some Louisiana hospitals at max amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Jul. 31, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Intensive care units in some of Louisiana's hospitals are filling up after another surge in COVID-19 cases. In Region 4, which covers Lafayette and the Acadiana area, there are just three beds available out of 156 total, hospital officials said. ...

Ground broken for $760M River Parishes levee project

Jul. 31, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Work has formally begun in Louisiana on a $760 million, three-parish levee project that was first proposed a half-century ago. State officials said 17.5 miles of levee and a mile of T-wall will protect 60,000 residents of St. Charles, St. John the...

New Louisiana abortion, policing, marijuana laws take effect

Jul. 31, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana, adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill and restricting when police officers can use chokehold restraints, as more than 250 new laws take effect...

Latin Mass held in New Orleans despite Pope’s restrictions

Jul. 31, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Inside a nondescript building along the U.S. 190 service road that once housed a Mr. Fish pet store, there stands an opulent altar, surrounded by candles, majestic statues and floral bouquets. The Covington area building might lack a steeple or...