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Suspect in federal fraud probe found slain in New Orleans

Sep. 25, 2020 4:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man under federal investigation for alleged involvement in a scheme to stage expensive car crashes was shot to death inside a New Orleans apartment, according to his lawyer. Cornelius Garrison, 54, was found dead Tuesday, four days after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints need better Brees vs. Rodgers, potent Packers

Sep. 24, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Unless Drew Brees musters his first vintage performance of 2020, the Saints could struggle to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the recently potent Packers. The first two weeks of this season have seen two of the finest quarterbacks in NFL history on divergent paths. The Packers (2-0) are...

Rodgers, Packers bring high-octane attack into New Orleans

Sep. 24, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

GREEN BAY (2-0) at NEW ORLEANS (1-1) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Saints by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Packers 2-0; Saints 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 16-9 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Packers 26-17, Oct. 22, 2017 at Green Bay LAST WEEK — Packers beat Lions 42-21; Saints...

Louisiana utility says Hurricane Laura repair costs at $1.4B

Sep. 24, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana utility says the cost to restore electricity and repair power lines damaged in the state during Hurricane Laura is now up to $1.4 billion. Entergy Corp., the New Orleans-based utility serving many of the areas affected by the Aug. 27 storm, said Tuesday that power has been...

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, then-interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, R-Baton Rouge, talks to reporters in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana Secretary of State Ardoin has apologized for routine scheduled maintenance that shut down the state’s voter registration website on the evening of National Voter Registration Day. Ardoin said the routine maintenance on the voter portal had been scheduled long ago to take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, and was an oversight. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

La. secretary of state apologizes for voter portal shutdown

Sep. 23, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin apologized Wednesday for routine scheduled maintenance that shut down the state's voter registration website on the evening of National Voter Registration Day. The routine maintenance had been scheduled long ago to take place Tuesday and was...

Dr. Deborah Birx, right, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, speaks at a press conference along LSU interim President Tom Galligan, left, after one of several roundtable discussions with LSU officials and others, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in the LSU Foundation Training Room in Baton Rouge, La.   (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)

White House virus adviser backs Louisiana's restrictions

Sep. 23, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The White House's coronavirus response coordinator Wednesday hailed Gov. John Bel Edwards' COVID-19 restrictions as helping to save lives, giving the Democratic governor a boost on the eve of a special session where Republican lawmakers will work to strip some of those regulations. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Sep. 23, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Sept. 22 The Advocate on the damage done by Hurricane Laura: After hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, there were discussions — well, call them bitter disputes — among property owners, insurance companies and the government over what would be...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) drops back to pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Saints normally dynamic offense looking sluggish in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't quibble with the notion that New Orleans’ normally dynamic offense has looked somewhat out of sync to start the 2020 season. That was arguably the case even before Michael Thomas was sidelined by an ankle injury in Week 1, and the absence of...

Public can weigh in on levee, floodwall projects in 7 states

Sep. 22, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says levee and floodwall projects in seven states from Missouri to Louisiana include 101 areas where levees are an average of 2 feet below the recommended height and 22 where floodwalls are too low or need stabilizing. The agency will hold online meetings...

Texas man charged in death of Louisiana hotel manager

Sep. 22, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas man wanted for murder in the death of a Louisiana hotel manager turned himself in Monday, authorities said. David Schulien, 30, of Harris, Texas, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 67-year-old Ashok Patel, news outlets reported. Kenner Police Lt. Michael...