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May 13, 2017 - 8:19 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Court documents show Houston-based Black Elk Energy pleaded...
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May 13, 2017 - 7:15 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) _ A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as ``C-Murder'' who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim's family more than $1.1 million. Jefferson Parish Judge Glenn Ansardi of the 24th Judicial District Court found...
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USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Saints opened Rookie Mini Camp Friday. Draft picks and undrafted free agents are getting their first workout in Black and Gold. We will hear from the coaches and players Saturday. "Following the morning practice on Saturday, May 13, there will be a media availability with Saints...
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Chris Miller
May 12, 2017 - 3:38 pm
The National Weather Service says the severe weather that blew through the metro area this morning included an EF-0 tornado in Marrero. EF-0 it the weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with winds up to 85 miles per hour. They don't cause severe damage but the can make a mess, like flinging...
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May 12, 2017 - 2:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal appeals court upheld a life sentence Friday for one of the men who fired into a crowd at a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in 2013, a gang-related mass shooting that wounded 19 people and stunned New Orleans. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled only days after...
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David Blake
May 12, 2017 - 1:40 pm
An anticipated cold pushed ahead of it some squally weather late this morning, prompting tornado and severed thunderstorm warnings. Many streets had high water from the torrential showers and high winds and dark skies had some residents on edge. In one neighborhood in Marrero on the Westbank, some...
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Chris Miller
May 12, 2017 - 10:15 am
A cold front and upper level low will mean possible severe weather in the New Orleans area today. Channel 4 meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says the severe weather risk is marginal, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, but there is a risk for powerful winds and hail. "...
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Jim Hanzo
May 12, 2017 - 9:33 am
Mother's Day is just a couple of days out. So what does Mom want? We talked with some moms to find out. "A total day of relaxation," said one. She said the kids and husband can come, "as long as they don't bother me." "I really need a car that works," said one working mom. "A trip would be fun to...
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Chris Miller
May 12, 2017 - 8:45 am
Will the removal of four controversial monuments in New Orleans end with taking down of statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard? Or could other monuments and statues that honor people with complicated histories be next? The centerpiece of Jackson Square, the statue of...
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May 12, 2017 - 7:52 am
(AP) Braiding hair professionally in Louisiana won't require a license, if state senators agree to proposals that won overwhelming support from House lawmakers. Carencro Rep. Julie Emerson said someone who wants to braid under current regulations must have 500 hours of training to obtain a license...
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