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Zach Strief
October 21, 2019 - 8:25 am
“Close, close.” That’s how New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees responded when Zach Strief, Voice of the Saints, asked how close he is to returning from injury. “I’m going to practice this week, and I’m going to see how it feels,” Brees went on. “I’m tired of just throwing on air. I need some...
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Don Ames
October 21, 2019 - 7:24 am
The New Orleans Saints are a big national TV hit. The Black & Gold have a huge number of fans across the country. And, those fans include the TV networks. Ben Hales, Chief Operating Officer of the Saints, says there's good reason our boys are so well-liked among the broadcasters. "The networks...
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Jim Hanzo
October 20, 2019 - 9:28 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in an attempted kidnapping that occurred yesterday in the 11400 block of Jefferson Highway in River Ridge. Police say just before 4 p.m., deputies were sent to to a store in reference to a...
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Jim Hanzo
October 20, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Officials now say the evacuation zone has decreased following the implosion of the cranes at the Hard Rock site According to authorities with the City of New Orleans, if you are not in the red zone it is safe to return. However if you are still in the red zone of the map, the evacuation order...
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Associated Press
October 20, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Authorities say the demolition of two cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed New Orleans hotel went exactly as expected and the "next objective" is to retrieve the bodies of two dead workers still in the ruined building. Mayor LaToya Cantrell told a news conference after Sunday...
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Associated Press
October 20, 2019 - 3:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off several thundering explosions Sunday intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground. The explosions sent off massive clouds of dust...
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Don Ames
October 20, 2019 - 2:54 pm
It appears the demolition of the crippled Hard Rock construction cranes did not take place exactly as planned. Shortly after the attempted implosion, pieces of one of the cranes continued to hang over Canal Street. This is not what had been intended. Another piece, from the crane further down...
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Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
October 19, 2019 - 8:14 pm
The owner and builder of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel structure missed a crucial payment which lead to the delay of the demolition of two damaged construction cranes. WWL-TV , accessing public records, found that the construction group headed by Mohan Kailas was required to make a full payment of...
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Thomas Perumean
October 19, 2019 - 6:41 pm
The City of New Orleans has grown the evacuation, exclusion and added a hard traffic restriction zone to the area of downtown being cleared ahead of tomorrow's planned demolition of two damaged construction cranes. Temporary evacuation and exclusion zones have been put in place to protect residents...
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Steve Geller
October 19, 2019 - 6:29 pm
The Saints promoted tight end Dan Arnold from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of Sunday's battle against the Bears in Chicago. Brian Parker was waived to make room for Arnold. The Black & Gold made the move since Jared Cook is dealing with an ankle issue and is out for this week's...
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