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FBI agent shot, Ohio homicide suspect killed in Louisiana

Dec. 2, 2020 1:17 PM EST

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — An FBI agent was wounded, an Ohio homicide suspect was killed and the woman he was accused of abducting was found safe following a shooting at a Louisiana hotel while the agent was executing a search warrant. The wounded agent was taken to a hospital after the shooting Tuesday in...

Confederate president's name to disappear from Biloxi school

Dec. 1, 2020 2:08 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi district is removing Confederate President Jefferson Davis' name from an elementary school and has chosen a new name that highlights geography rather than history. Back Bay Elementary will be the new name of the school in Biloxi. The local school board approved the...

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) celebrates his touchdown run with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Saints' depth, adaptability on display during win streak

Nov. 30, 2020 7:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As far as Saints coach Sean Payton is concerned, there were meaningful storylines coming out of New Orleans' lopsided victory at Denver that had nothing to do with the Broncos being forced to play without a true NFL quarterback. The Saints, after all, scored 31 points against a Denver...

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means (55) celbrates hitting Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) causing a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 43-6. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons show plenty of pride after 0-5 start, coach change

Nov. 30, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After losing their first five games and firing the head coach, the Atlanta Falcons had every reason to throw in the towel on this season. Give them credit for still showing up most every week. The Falcons (4-7) are riding high after their best showing yet, a 43-6 dismantling of the Las Vegas...

City Park light extravaganza goes drive-thru due to pandemic

Nov. 30, 2020 3:57 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The light extravaganza tradition called Celebration in the Oaks that is held yearly in City Park has turned into a drive-thru experience as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of visitors usually go to the park every holiday season to see the elaborate light show. It features...

Grant to help New Orleans with traffic safety

Nov. 29, 2020 10:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state grant will help the New Orleans Police Department staff additional checkpoints to catch drunk drivers next year. The department says in a news release that the year-long grant is from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. It is estimated at $300,000. In addition to DWI...

Saints tackle Armstead on COVID-19 list, out vs. Broncos

Nov. 28, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints placed starting left tackle Terron Armstead on their COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, leaving him ineligible for Sunday's game against the Broncos in Denver. The Saints also ruled out return specialist Deonte Harris, who had been listed as questionable a day...

Rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.  Thirty endangered sea turtles rescued from the beaches of Cape Cod are now safe in New Orleans after their Thanksgiving travel plans went awry.  They were being taken to a Louisiana rehabilitation center when bad weather and damage to a propeller grounded their plane in Chattanooga.  Wildlife experts scrambled to find overnight homes for the turtles. They were then driven to New Orleans on Thanksgiving.   (Thom Benson/Tennessee Aquarium via AP)

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

Nov. 28, 2020 12:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller and an unscheduled stop in Tennessee complicated the rescue of 30 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, Executive Chef Tory McPhail cooks Lemon and Garlic Crusted Wild Shrimp at Commander's Palace in the Garden District of New Orleans. Tory McPhail, who has been the executive chef at Commander’s Palace for 19 years, marked his last day at the legendary restaurant on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020. He is moving to Bozeman, Montana. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Thanksgiving marks last day for Commander's Palace chef

Nov. 27, 2020 5:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was an emotional rollercoaster of a Thanksgiving for longtime Commander's Palace chef Tory McPhail, who is leaving after nearly three decades at the legendary New Orleans restaurant. Thursday marked McPhail's last day at Commander's Palace, where he's worked for 27 years including 19...

1 man shot to death; 1 man stabbed to death in New Orleans

Nov. 26, 2020 12:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One man was shot to death and another man stabbed to death in a Thanksgiving morning confrontation in a New Orleans neighborhood, authorities said. Both deaths are considered homicides, New Orleans Police said. Officers were called to the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood around 8:45 a.m....