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college football playoff weekend new orleans
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Chris Miller
January 11, 2020 - 5:39 pm
New Orleans has swelled with fans in town for the College Football Playoff Championship, and public safety officals have set up traffic restrictions to facilitate the large crowd. That means nighttime restrictions on motor vehicles in the French Quarter, and pedestrians only on Bourbon St. from...
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Carmageddon strikes new Armstrong Airport terminal
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Thomas Perumean
December 14, 2019 - 9:25 am
Drivers by the dozens were caught in the cell phone lot at Armstrong International Airport Friday night after a crush load of cars at arrivals curb backed up traffic. According to the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate , people waiting in the lot were blocked from leaving by airport employees for...
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Injured Hard Rock worker faces deportation
Thomas Perumean
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December 12, 2019 - 9:04 pm
The Hard Rock Hotel collapse site won't be taken down for several months. City officials said in a Thursday update on the demolition effort that the site will remain as-is on the corner of Rampart and Canal streets for some time yet. New Orleans Fire Department Chief Tim McConnell said the...
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New Orleans Traffic
Don Ames
November 30, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Visitors in town for the Bayou Classic as well as locals may have a hard time navigating the streets of New Orleans this weekend. The Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse in October still has parts of Canal Street, Rampart and Burgundy and other roads closed in the area. Downtown traffic has been...
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Slidell Chihuahua
Slidell Police
Don Ames
November 23, 2019 - 10:48 am
Police say a dog somehow put an SUV in reverse as its owners were pumping gas and rolled out into the road on the Northshore Friday. Slidell police officials put the bizarre case in the "We Can't Make This Stuff Up" category when they made the announcement on Facebook Friday evening. According to...
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Don Ames
November 21, 2019 - 9:23 pm
According to a report by QuoteWizard, Louisiana has the seventh-highest rate of distracted driving incidents in the nation. Between 2013 and 2017, more than 5,000 drivers died in what was deemed distracted driving incidents in Louisiana. And, State Police Sgt. Melissa Matey says it’s not just...
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Don Ames
November 17, 2019 - 6:14 am
NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred early Sunday on I-10 West near the Canal Street Exit. Police say a young woman was killed in the accident. One person is in custody in connection to the fatality. The crash occurred about 3:40 a.m. A 25-year-old woman involved in the accident...
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Don Ames
November 02, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Louisiana State Police are looking into an early morning crash left one dead and one seriously injured in St. James Parish. Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Troop C began investigating the two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 18 at Abadie Street. The crash took the life of 28-year-old Ramon...
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Don Ames
October 26, 2019 - 11:00 am
Street flooding in New Orleans caused by what was Tropical Storm Olga has ended. The city says parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks went back into effect at 12pm. Owners are asked to move vehicles carefully and slowly so you don't make tracks in the ground. Vehicles left on...
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Thomas Perumean
October 04, 2019 - 1:10 pm
A West Jefferson Medical Center Ambulance on its way to a call flipped on its side when it was apparently hit by a silver sedan in the intersection of Ames Boulevard and the Lower Westbank Expressway. The accident happened around 11:30am and snarled eastbound traffic on the lower Expressway. Both...
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