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Clementine Hunter exhibit in New Orleans into next year

Apr. 10, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana museum is showing more than 50 works by one of America’s most important self-taught artists, Clementine Hunter. The exhibit includes some rarely seen abstract paintings and a forgery by a man whose cats helped bring him down. The...

Williamson scores 37 points, Pelicans beat 76ers 101-94

Apr. 09, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 14 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-94 on Friday night. Williamson scored the first six points of the fourth quarter and eight of the Pelicans’...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Shots for shots: New Orleans bars offer vaccines

Apr. 09, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Local media reported that two of the city’s bars are holding events where patrons can get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Dragon’s...

In New Orleans, a later 'last call' as virus rules eased

Apr. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Last call is coming later at New Orleans bars. City Hall announced Friday that bars and restaurants in the city can sell alcoholic beverages until 1 a.m. — the latest easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in New Orleans. The previous...

Early voting beginning for Louisiana's congressional runoff

Apr. 09, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters across New Orleans, Baton Rouge and several southeastern parishes can begin casting early ballots Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat that will remain firmly in Democratic hands. Two...

New Orleans streets flood; more storms expected across South

Apr. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

Torrential rains flooded several New Orleans streets in a storm system that spawned a tornado in north Louisiana, toppling trees and damaging homes. The twister hit northern Morehouse Parish about 7:41 p.m. Wednesday near the community of Galion, about 9 miles (14.4...

New Orleans stormwater program marks 100th home project

Apr. 08, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A program to install stormwater control features at up to 200 homes in one flood-plagued New Orleans neighborhood is halfway there, city officials said Thursday. The 100th project was completed in March at the home of Stephanie Thomas in New Orleans'...

Carjackings in New Orleans up significantly over last year

Apr. 08, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carjackings are on the rise in New Orleans, authorities say. Carjackings are up more than 60% compared to last year, WGNO-TV reported. So far in 2021, more than 70 people have been victims of the crime in New Orleans compared to 45 in all of 2020. ...

Virus pandemic slows renovations to Superdome in New Orleans

Apr. 07, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Plans for $450 million in upgrades to New Orleans' iconic Superdome have been disrupted because of financial troubles caused by the pandemic, the stadium's manager told state lawmakers during a budget hearing Wednesday. The coronavirus outbreak...