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Dooky Chase’s, Leah Chase subject of new TV series

Aug. 13, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Known today as a community staple for authentic Creole cuisine and historically as a meeting place for Civil Rights movement leaders, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant is now the set of a new series honoring its matriarch, the late Leah Chase, also known as “The Queen of Creole...

Appeals court: school in desegregation case can open

Aug. 12, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A south Louisiana school district has won the right to re-open a school that was closed under a federal judge’s order in a long-running desegregation case. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote...

No bond reduction for 4 teens in fatal carjacking

Aug. 12, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bond reduction was denied Friday for four teenagers facing murder charges in the death of a woman whose arm was severed in a New Orleans carjacking. News outlets in New Orleans report that the bond for each of the four will remain $1 million. ...

Suspended deputy constable allegedly didn't act to stop rape

Aug. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A deputy constable for one of New Orleans’ city courts has been suspended while authorities investigate a complaint that he did not act when a witness told him a woman was being raped. The constable for 2nd City Court told New Orleans news outlets the deputy...

Saints preseason opener features 1st-rounders Olave, Penning

Aug. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints top draft choice Chris Olave senses that the bursts of speed and sudden changes in direction that served him well in college will translate well in the NFL. Fellow New Orleans first-round pick Trevor Penning has been exhibiting the same nasty streak as a...

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Nungesser planning to run for governor

Aug. 11, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — After much speculation, Republican Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has confirmed that he plans to join the wide-open 2023 race to succeed Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. Nungesser, who has long been considered likely to throw his hat into the gubernatorial...

Saints cut Brown, waive Thompson; Costello says he's signing

Aug. 10, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran running back Malcolm Brown and waived defensive back Bryce Thompson with an injury designation. Thompson appeared to have a serious lower leg injury during Tuesday's practice at Saints training camp and he was waived on...

Federal horserace authority rules again blocked in 2 states

Aug. 10, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national horse racing authority has again been blocked by a federal court from enforcing some of its rules in the states of Louisiana and West Virginia. A north Louisiana federal judge last month had blocked the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority from...

Saints' Hill: Return to utility role 'makes perfect sense'

Aug. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Taysom Hill is giving the New Orleans Saints' new coaching regime the benefit of the doubt. The former BYU quarterback doesn't deny his disappointment over no longer being on the QB track with his NFL club. But Hill says he sees the wisdom in the Saints'...

Biden, Democrats bet on long-term goals for short-term boost

Aug. 09, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s legislative victories have aimed to position the U.S. to “win the economic competition of the 21st century,” but his investments to boost the nation’s technology, infrastructure and climate resilience over the next decade are set against a...