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Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

Fleeing Ida, New Orleans woman had her baby 200 miles away

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Monique Jackson of New Orleans certainly has a story to tell her newborn son, Brooks Richard Jackson, about his birth. “She’ll be able to tell him about it his entire life,” said Dr. Barry Bieber, who delivered Brooks at CHRISTUS St. Frances...

Saints enter Carolina game without 8 assistant coaches

Sep. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints will have a total of eight coaches unable to attend Sunday's road game against the Panthers because of positive COVID-19 tests. While offensive line coach Brendan Nugent has cleared COVID-19 protocols and is now set to...

After Ida: Mounting trash, rising anger in New Orleans

Sep. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Garbage and debris are piling up along many New Orleans streets almost three weeks after Hurricane Ida pounded southeast Louisiana as residents react with increasing anger and, in some cases, dark humor. Several residents told a City Council...

LSU, Caesars Sportsbook, enter sponsorship agreement

Sep. 17, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU and Caesar's Sportsbook announced Friday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, making Louisiana's flagship state university the first in the Southeastern Conference to enter a financial partnership with a gambling company. ...

Payton: Saints to spend Week 3 at TCU, then return home.

Sep. 17, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4, when they will host the New York Giants in the Superdome, coach Sean Payton...

After delay over virus policies, Superdome funds OK'd

Sep. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a delay last month amid disputes over COVID-19 policies, Louisiana’s Bond Commission has approved financing for $28 million in improvements to the Superdome in New Orleans. Republican leaders had stalled the Superdome financing and...

Winston praises Payton as Saints assistants deal with COVID

Sep. 15, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston sees a silver lining in a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined six offensive assistants for the New Orleans Saints. It's coach Sean Payton. “We got to experience one of the best offensive mind head coaches...

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in...

Appeals court sides with Biden's deportation priorities

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An federal appeals court on Wednesday allowed the Biden administration's selective criteria on who should be deported to remain in effect, rejecting one of Texas' challenges to the president's immigration policies. The administration's victory may...