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Ingram, Williamson help Pelicans hold off Kings 117-110

Apr. 13, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 34 points, Zion Williamson added 30 and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a furious Sacramento Kings comeback bid for a 117-110 victory on Monday night. Steven Adams had 16 rebounds and Eric Bledsoe scored 13 points for the...

Lawyer: 2 arrested had no role in Confederate chair theft

Apr. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for of the two people arrested on charges of possessing a stolen Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery said the pair had nothing to do with the theft of the artifact, calling it a misunderstanding. The chair-shaped...

Rising Mississippi River to close wildlife management area

Apr. 12, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — The rising Mississippi River is about to close a wildlife management area north-northeast of New Orleans. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area closes when the gauge at Pearl River...

New Orleans shootings leave 1 teen dead, another wounded

Apr. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two teenagers have been shot multiple times in New Orleans, police said. A 16-year-old boy died at the scene, and a 15-year-old boy was hospitalized with critical injuries. Police said in a news release that the shootings happened...

Police, prosecutor plan to fight New Orleans carjackings

Apr. 12, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carjackers and car burglars will be targeted in a joint effort planned by police and prosecutors in New Orleans. Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams announced at a recent forum that an agreement between his office and the police...

Sheriff: Ex-dispatcher accused of refusing to return $1.2M

Apr. 10, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A former sheriff's dispatcher in a suburb of New Orleans has been arrested, accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her brokerage account, authorities said. Kelyn Spadoni, 33, was taken into...

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...