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Correction: Crane Demolition story

Oct. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about the demolition of two construction cranes at the site of a partially collapsed building in New Orleans, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the cranes weighed thousands of tons. Authorities did not give exact weights for the two cranes but said parts...

The Latest: Mayor expects ruined hotel will be demolished

Oct. 20, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans mayor says she expects a partially collapsed hotel in her city will ultimately be demolished. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Sunday that officials successfully...

New Orleans fire chief say demolished cranes at collapsed hotel fell exactly as expected, next object to retrieve 2 dead

Oct. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans fire chief say demolished cranes at collapsed hotel fell exactly as expected, next object to retrieve 2 dead.

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...

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...

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...

The Latest: New Orleans delays plans to collapse 2 cranes

Oct. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on efforts to remove two damaged cranes from hotel collapse site in New Orleans (all times local): 12:40 p.m. New Orleans officials say they must delay plans to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel. The planned...

Saints rule out Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook vs. Bears

Oct. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out top running back Alvin Kamara and top receiving tight end Jared Cook for Sunday's game in Chicago. The Saints also have listed receiver Tre'Quan Smith as out for the fourth time in five weeks. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson, who has three sacks,...