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Flames pour from section of Superdome roof in New Orleans

Sep. 21, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot through the side of the Superdome's roof on Tuesday as crews worked to clean and prepare the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena for painting. The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to flames on...

Ida recovery meeting Thursday for agricultural producers

Sep. 21, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The LSU AgCenter is holding an in-person and online meeting Thursday morning for southeastern Louisiana producers who suffered agricultural losses from Hurricane Ida. AgCenter agent Anna Timmerman says state and federal help is available. ...

Lawsuit: Ida outages due to 'gum and super glue' at utility

Sep. 20, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida. The suit was...

Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

Fleeing Ida, New Orleans woman had her baby 200 miles away

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Monique Jackson of New Orleans certainly has a story to tell her newborn son, Brooks Richard Jackson, about his birth. “She’ll be able to tell him about it his entire life,” said Dr. Barry Bieber, who delivered Brooks at CHRISTUS St. Frances...

Saints enter Carolina game without 8 assistant coaches

Sep. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints will have a total of eight coaches unable to attend Sunday's road game against the Panthers because of positive COVID-19 tests. While offensive line coach Brendan Nugent has cleared COVID-19 protocols and is now set to...

After Ida: Mounting trash, rising anger in New Orleans

Sep. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Garbage and debris are piling up along many New Orleans streets almost three weeks after Hurricane Ida pounded southeast Louisiana as residents react with increasing anger and, in some cases, dark humor. Several residents told a City Council...

LSU, Caesars Sportsbook, enter sponsorship agreement

Sep. 17, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU and Caesar's Sportsbook announced Friday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, making Louisiana's flagship state university the first in the Southeastern Conference to enter a financial partnership with a gambling company. ...

Payton: Saints to spend Week 3 at TCU, then return home.

Sep. 17, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4, when they will host the New York Giants in the Superdome, coach Sean Payton...

After delay over virus policies, Superdome funds OK'd

Sep. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a delay last month amid disputes over COVID-19 policies, Louisiana’s Bond Commission has approved financing for $28 million in improvements to the Superdome in New Orleans. Republican leaders had stalled the Superdome financing and...