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After delays, New Orleans demolishes cranes

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off several thundering explosions Sunday intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground. The explosions sent off massive clouds of dust. After...

The Latest: Hotel collapse: Explosions demolish cranes

Oct. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 2:38 p.m. New Orleans officials have set off a series of explosions to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel. The demolition was carried out Sunday afternoon,...

New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site

Oct. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site.

After delay, New Orleans to demolish cranes at hotel site

Oct. 20, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After two days of delays, New Orleans officials are hoping to use a series of controlled explosions Sunday to take down two cranes that have been leaning precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel. Officials had originally planned to topple the cranes Friday, then...

Central Arkansas stops 2-point try, edges Northwestern State

Oct. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Breylin Smith threw for three touchdowns, Lujuan Winningham caught nine passes for 168 yards, and Central Arkansas stopped a two-point conversion to defeat Northwestern State 31-30 on Saturday night. After the Bears (5-2, 3-1 Southland Conference) took the lead for the first time...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Robertson's 3 picks, Stanley's 212 yards lead La. Tech win

Oct. 19, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Amik Robertson intercepted three passes, J'Mar Smith threw for 325 yards with 212 of those yards going to Malik Stanley, and Louisiana Tech defeated Southern Mississippi 45-30 on Saturday. Smith completed 14 of 21 with one touchdown — a 56-yarder to Stanley — and an...

Thomas, No. 24 Appalachian State roll past La.-Monroe 52-7

Oct. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz has a daily reminder for his football team: Do it better than it has ever been done before. The Mountaineers are working on that. Zac Thomas threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 24 Appalachian State beat...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayed

Oct. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. Officials said a demolition that had been planned Saturday...