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Salt water creeps toward New Orleans up Mississippi River

Sep. 28, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drought upriver has left the Mississippi River so low and slow that salt water is creeping farther than usual along the bottom toward New Orleans and threatening drinking water, the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday. The Corps plans an underwater levee to...

Convicted of killing cop in 2017, man faces life sentence

Sep. 28, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been convicted of killing a 29-year-old New Orleans police officer in October 2017, and faces life in prison. “We are pleased that the jury delivered justice to the family of slain officer Marcus McNeil,” Police Superintendent Shaun...

Hurricane Ian gets nasty quickly, turbocharged by warm water

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change, just like 30 other Atlantic tropical storms since 2017 that became much more powerful in less than a day. This turbocharging of storms is likely to become even more...

Noted New Orleans social services group drops racist's name

Sep. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans social services nonprofit long called the Kingsley House renamed itself Tuesday, dropping the name of a Victorian clergyman perhaps best remembered as the author of a children's fantasy novel but who held profoundly racist views. For 126 years it...

Pelicans' Williamson touts his physical, mental well being

Sep. 26, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson said little to temper the expectations of those eagerly anticipating his return to an NBA court. The 2019 first overall draft choice out of Duke — who has missed more games than he's played in his first three pro seasons...

Judge freezes millions from trust that benefits New Orleans

Sep. 25, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge has frozen the ability of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to hand out money from a land trust while the City Council and mayor fight for control of money. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate reports the ruling by Orleans Parish Civil...

Southern Miss gets first win of season, edges Tulane 27-24

Sep. 24, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zach Wilcke threw a pair of touchdown passes, Eric Scott returned an interception for a score and Southern Mississippi collected its first win of the season, beating previously unbeaten Tulane 27-24 on Saturday night. Wilcke's 37-yard touchdown pass to Jakarius...

AP source: Pelicans' McCollum agrees to 2-year extension

Sep. 24, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans guard CJ McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that runs through the 2025-2026 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans...

Federal judge won’t block plan to put teens at Angola prison

Sep. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has decided not to block the state’s plan to move two dozen troubled juvenile offenders from a suburban New Orleans detention center to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. In a 64-page ruling issued late Friday, Chief U.S. District...

Louisiana marijuana permit receives high-profile applicants

Sep. 23, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tulane University, former NFL player Steve Gleason, the Louisiana Democratic Party chair and a former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department are among those vying for Louisiana's coveted tenth medical marijuana pharmacy license. In total, 28...