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Graham, Valanciunas push Pelicans past Pacers, 117-113

Jan. 24, 2022 23:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Devonte Graham scored 25 points, Josh Hart had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Indiana Pacers 117-113 on Monday night. Graham, who was questionable before the game because of a sore left ankle, started and went 5 of 9 from...

Police: 3 people dead in highway crash in New Orleans suburb

Jan. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EST

KENNER, La. (AP) — Police say three people were killed in a late night crash on along a highway in a New Orleans suburb. Witnesses told police in Kenner that a vehicle traveling the wrong way in eastbound lanes of Airline Highway was struck by a second car crossing the highway at...

Alabama trial delayed for New Orleans man in monument theft

Jan. 23, 2022 09:22 AM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a New Orleans man charged with stealing a chair-shaped Confederate monument from an Alabama cemetery in a bizarre ransom scheme. Jason Warnick had been scheduled to stand trial next month in Selma on charges of theft and...

Terrebonne Levee system to get $379 million in federal money

Jan. 23, 2022 00:07 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A levee system that protects Terrebonne and parts of Lafourche from Gulf of Mexico hurricanes will receive $379 million in federal money from the infrastructure bill passed by Congress, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said the money is...

St. Hilaire leads New Orleans over Northwestern St. 85-77

Jan. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek St. Hilaire had 29 points as New Orleans defeated Northwestern State 85-77 on Saturday. Troy Green had 16 points and nine rebounds for New Orleans (10-8, 5-1 Southland Conference), which earned its sixth straight victory. Tyson Jackson added 11 points and...

Suit alleging discrimination at Tulane med school settled

Jan. 22, 2022 11:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at Tulane University's School of Medicine has been settled. Dr. Princess Dennar, a former director of the school's residency program, filed the lawsuit in 2020. It alleged a decade of discrimination, unfair rotations for...

Amtrak plans train station upgrades if Gulf Coast route OK'd

Jan. 22, 2022 10:37 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved. Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported. A February...

Green carries New Orleans past SE Louisiana 78-72

Jan. 20, 2022 23:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Troy Green tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead New Orleans to a 78-72 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night. Derek St. Hilaire had 19 points and seven rebounds for New Orleans (9-8, 4-1 Southland Conference), which won its fifth straight game....

Baby orangutan being bottle-fed, which intrigues others

Jan. 20, 2022 18:09 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The endangered Sumatran orangutan infant at New Orleans' zoo is being bottle-fed because his mother wasn’t producing enough milk. The still unnamed baby was being tube-fed as well, but the tube was removed Jan. 13, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Annie Kinler Matherne...

After 2-year hiatus caused by COVID-19, Jazz Fest returns

Jan. 20, 2022 15:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this spring with headliners The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Nelly and Willie Nelson. Festival...