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    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Andre Gordon scored 15 points to lead five in double figures and Texas A&M defeated New Orleans 85-65 on Tuesday night. The Aggies also got 13 points from Tyrece Radford, 11 each from Hassan Diarra and Wade Taylor IV, and 10 from Marcus Williams. Texas A&M (7-1) led 21-15 in the first half when Taylor was fouled on a 3-pointer that missed. He made all three free throws to start a 14-2 run over the next six minutes and the Aggies went on to lead 44-26 at halftime. Texas A&M made seven 3-pointers on 15 attempts in the first half and finished the game 11 for 23. Derek St. Hilaire led the Privateers (3-5) with 20 points. Troy Green scored 17 points and Simeon Kirkland added 10. Robby Robinson had nine rebounds and five assists but did not score. Texas A&M’s Quenton Jackson, the SEC player of the week after averaging 16 points in three games at the Maui Invitational in Las Vegas, scored five points and played only 16 minutes. —- More AP college...
    After three consecutive defeats, the Las Vegas Raiders found their smile again in the opening games of the 12th day of the NFL regular season on Thursday, which was played on Thanksgiving Day. Thanks to Daniel Carlson’s 29-yard field goal, Nevada’s title wins among the Dallas Cowboys (36-33 AD). In Texas, Las Vegas has long been leading the score (including 24-13 in the third quarter). But Dallas, among others, was able to react with a 100-yard touchdown on Tony Pollard’s return kick, before reaching the 30-30, Dalton Schultz, 2’54 ” from the end of the reception. Each team then reached a field goal, which took them extra time. Where riders made a difference. Both quarters shone on Thursday. Derek Carr (Las Vegas) completed 373 yards and 24 passes per DT, while Doug Prescott (Dallas) threw 375 yards and two touchdowns. New Orleans fourth place in a row The Buffalo Bills have recovered well from last weekend’s home game against Indianapolis (41-15). They went on to win the New Orleans Saints (31-6), led by four...
    Getty LA Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe throws a pass during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. The LA Clippers‘ November 19 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans was, without question, one of the team’s weakest efforts in recent memory. Ty Lue’s team literally made a bit of Pelicans history with its 26-point second half. Things were even worse, though, for Eric Bledsoe. Whenever Bledsoe — who appeared in 71 games as a member of the Pels last season — touched the ball, the fans at the Smoothie King Center let him know exactly how they felt about him. Apparently, there’s no love lost there, as the Clippers guard was booed vociferously every time. The experience left Bledsoe utterly perplexed. “Oh no, I wasn’t expecting that,” Bledsoe said when asked about his reception. “That was kind of weird to me, but it’s part of the game.”Bledsoe Wasn’t His Best Self in NOLA Play Eric Bledsoe (21 PTS, 6 REB) Made Plays and Brought the Energy vs. Chicago Bulls | LA ClippersSubscribe for all-access content, game highlights, and...
    WACO, Texas (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 22 points on 11-of-12 shooting and had 11 rebounds as sixth-ranked Baylor improved to 3-0 under new coach Nicki Collen with a 78-39 victory over New Orleans on Monday night. Preseason AP All-America forward NaLyssa Smith also had a double-double, her second straight, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Andrews had 12 points and Caitlin Bickle scored 10. After three games in seven days to open the season, the Bears have their biggest test so far on Sunday at third-ranked Maryland. They then play games on three consecutive days in the Cancun Challenge, starting on Thanksgiving morning. Brianna Ellis had 16 points and Jomyra Mathis 14 for the Privateers (0-2), who at least took a lead in another lopsided loss to a Big 12 team. New Orleans quickly fell behind 17-0 in losing its opener 131-36 last week at Texas, which moved up from 25th to 12th in the new AP poll earlier Monday after then beating defending national champion Stanford on the road. The Privateers had more turnovers (38) than...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Irvin Mayfield, the jazz trumpet player who became a symbol of New Orleans resilience after Hurricane Katrina, faced up to five years in prison Wednesday for steering charity money meant for public libraries to his personal use. Mayfield’s musical and business partner, pianist Ronald Markham, also could get five years at their sentencing in federal court. Both pleaded guilty last November to a single charge of conspiracy to commit fraud. Prosecutors alleged they steered more than $1.3 million from the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to themselves, largely by funneling it through the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which Mayfield founded. “Book One,” an album by Mayfield and the Jazz Orchestra, won a Grammy in 2010. But the library foundation scandal led to his resignation as artistic director of the orchestra in 2016 while scrutiny of his role with the library grew following investigative reports by WWL-TV. Markham and Mayfield each faced a possible 5-year prison sentence. Mayfield was among musicians who took a high-profile role in promoting New Orleans after levee failures and catastrophic flooding during...
    Winsome Sears: Virginia elects first female and woman of color in lieutenant governor office 5 Takeaways from 2021 elections: race in education drives record turnout in Virginia NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Irvin Mayfield, the jazz trumpet player who became a symbol of New Orleans resilience after Hurricane Katrina, was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Wednesday for steering charity money meant for public libraries to his personal use. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, Irvin Mayfield performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Mayfield, the jazz trumpet player who became a symbol of New Orleans resilience after Hurricane Katrina, was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, for steering charity money meant for public libraries to his personal use.(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) Mayfield and his musical and business partner, pianist Ronald Markham, each pleaded guilty in November of last year to a single charge of conspiracy to commit fraud. Prosecutors alleged they steered more than $1.3 million from the New...
    Gisele Bündchen found a playful way to honor her husband this Halloween. Dressing up as the 'Tampa Bay pirates' in a nod to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Brazilian posed with her two children Vivian and Benjamin, that she shares with Tom Brady.  Gisele, 41, looked stunning in the snap showing off her glowing complexion while in costume.  'Arrr from the Tampa Bay pirates!' Gisele posts Halloween snap with her children paying tribute to Tom Brady... after his team lost on Sunday  NFL star Tom, 44, who is of course a football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was not pictured in the family snap.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina rock  Greatest Showman-esque... Hollywood does Halloween! Katy Perry transforms into a... Billie Eilish performs Sally's Song from The Nightmare... Drake appears in the party mood as he celebrates his 35th... Share this article Share Sadly, he was having a rough time of it playing against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.  He has now lost the...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three men have pleaded guilty in connection with a summer shooting that left a 12-year-old New Orleans girl dead and outraged a city already struggling with a rise in murders. The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported that the parents of Todriana Peters were in the courtroom Wednesday when the three men pleaded guilty. One man, Pernell Young, admitted to opening fire during the May 30 shooting outside a graduation party while prosecutors said the other two — 18-year-old Marcus Venible, and 19-year-old Tyrese Riley — were not shooters. Peters’ death was part of a wave of homicides starting last year that has rattled the city. After a 2019 that marked the lowest number of homicides in nearly half a century, New Orleans saw the number of people killed skyrocket in 2020. This year homicides are up 5% over the same time period last year, according to information on the City Council’s website. Assistant District Attorney Alex Calenda told the court that Young, Venible and Riley were in a pair of cars on their way...
    (CNN)A man faces multiple murder charges in a mass shooting more than three years ago outside a New Orleans strip mall that left three people dead and seven others wounded, officials said Friday. Jamal Smith, 32, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted second-degree murder in the assault that happened on July 28, 2018, New Orleans police said in a news release. New Orleans triple slaying may be gang-related, police sayCNN defines a mass shooting as a shooting that injured or killed four or more people, not including the shooter. Smith was apprehended with help from a Crimestoppers tip indicating he was one of two gunmen who carried out the shooting. He is the first defendant police named in the assault. He's currently held in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on various weapons and drug charges. The shooting claimed the lives of Kurshaw Jackson, 38; Taiesha Watkins, 27; and Jeremiah Lee, 28, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner, who identified the victims at the time. Read MoreAuthorities believe Smith was joined by another suspect during the...
    A Connecticut man is facing life in prison after he was found guilty Friday of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl during the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami.     Edward Walker, 48, of New Haven, was convicted in federal court of coercing two women and a 17-year-old girl to go to Miami and engage in sexual acts during last year's Super Bowl.   After bringing the women from Connecticut to Miami for the 2020 Super Bowl, Walker 'emotionally, psychologically, and financially' coerced the women and the  17-year-old into having sex in exchange for money and then kept the cash for himself.  Prosecutors say Walker had plans to continue exploiting the victims at other high-profile events around the country, including last year's NBA All-Star Game in Chicago and in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  Edward Walker, 48, of New Haven, Connecticut, was found guilty of coercing two women and a girl, 17, to go to Miami to engage is sexual acts during the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami Walker had plans to continue to exploit the victims at other high profile sports events and...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, the zoo in New Orleans announced Thursday. “We are very excited about this pregnancy,” Bob MacLean, senior veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, said in a news release. “Twinning is extremely rare in orangutans — there is only about a 1% chance of this happening.” The births in December or January will be the first for Menari, 12, but the third and fourth sired by Jambi, a male brought to New Orleans in late 2018 from a zoo in Germany. It may be six years or more before the group’s next babies. Sumatran orangutans wean their offspring at about 7 years old and have the longest period between births of any mammals — 8.2 to 9.3 years, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The great apes named for their long red hair have been decimated by hunting as well as the destruction of the forests and peat swamps where they spend nearly all their time up in trees. About...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Ben Simmons saga could take another turn Tuesday. He is expected to speak with the media this afternoon. If he speaks, it will be for the first time since ending his holdout and rejoining the team last week. He was on the floor for practice this week as the Sixers prepare for their season opener Wednesday in New Orleans. What: Sixers media availability When: Tuesday, Oct. 19 Where: In the player above Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates to this developing story. 
    ONE person has died and another five were injured after a second mass shooting in two days hit New Orleans. Five men and one woman were hit after gunfire erupted around 8.15pm near an intersection in the Louisiana city. 1Credit: Getty Images Four of the people who were shot were rushed to hospital in a private vehicle, however, their condition has not been confirmed. One of the men who was hit died from their injuries. He has not yet been identified. Cops have not yet given any information on a possible suspect and have not given any information about what led to the attack. It is the second mass shooting in New Orleans in the last 48 hours. On Wednesday, two died and two others were injured following a shooting in the Irish Channel. The victims were working on a drainage project when four men in a pickup truck pulled up and began firing at them, witnesses told 4WWL. Most read in NewsNEW FACTS Nancy Grace predicts what Gabby autopsy will reveal once it is finally releasedMANIAC UNMASKED?...
    Is Giants’ Kenny Golladay in line for a breakout performance against New Orleans? Alexander Wilson October 3, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are once again struggling on offense to curate big plays downfield and take advantage of lesser defenses. Against the Atlanta Falcons last weekend, the Giants only mustered 14 points, an embarrassing number considering their opponent had given up an average of 40 over the first two games of the season. After signing star receiver Kenny Golladay to a massive four-year, $72 million contract, the Giants still haven’t found the best ways to utilize him in the passing game. Golladay is known for his big plays downfield and applying his massive catch radius to present quarterbacks with a security blanket and higher completion rate. Over the first three games of the season, Golladay has hauled in 11 receptions with a game-high of just 64 yards. In fact, reserve receiver Collin Johnson earned more targets last week against the Falcons than...
    Cameron Boyces Runt Costar Aramis Knight Remembers the Late Actor: One of the Kindest, Most Positive Souls Dow industrials tumble more than 400 points as stock market gives up early gains in September’s final session New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is donating $50,000 to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana to help people in the New Orleans area impacted by Hurricane Ida, according to NFL Media's Steve Wyche. © Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston "Hurricane Ida has caused widespread devastation in our community and has impacted the lives of so many people across the state of Louisiana," Winston said in a statement. "My teammates and I are committed to helping our community bounce back and persevere day by day during this difficult time." Winston has been very involved in the New Orleans community since being named the Saints' starting quarterback. He partnered to donate more than 65,000 units of water to the Boys and Girls Club, the New Orleans Police and first responders, and he launched a Nola Strong T-shirt campaign, donating all...
    Hospital issues panic buttons to staff after assaults; mother of COVID victim wants daughters name remembered: Todays updates Airplane passenger opens emergency exit, walks on planes wing as flight arrives in Miami New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson revealed the teams' long-term succession plans in detail on Wednesday in an interview with The Times-Picayune and WVUE-TV that they would be sold with the goal of keeping both teams in New Orleans and distributing the proceeds to charity. © Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson Benson and Saints president Dennis Lauscha said the proceeds would be distributed to charities that benefit the people of New Orleans in the fields of education, health care, arts and sciences and humanitarian efforts. According to a report (h/t ESPN), the decision to distribute proceeds to New Orleans-based charities originated when Tom Benson was still the owner. The teams' succession plans have become a topic of discussion because the Saints are in long-term lease-extension talks with Louisiana and the Caesars Superdome. Lauscha said a lease extension would keep the...
    Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, caught fire Tuesday, leaving one person injured. Firefighters responded to the scene, evacuating employees around 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Approximately 70 employees were onsite at the time, including a crew performing pressure washing operations on the roof. The fire broke out on the roof, though it is believed to have been an accident. (RELATED: Packers Running Back Aaron Jones Recovers Necklace Containing His Father’s Ashes) The New Orleans Fire Department sent 23 units and 51 firefighters to the scene, which required about a dozen firefighters to climb up to the roof to put out the fire. One worker had minor burns to their face and arms, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The fire crews gave the all clear for employees to return at around 1:10 p.m. #BREAKING There appears to be a fire on the roof of the @CaesarsDome #NewOrleans #Superdome pic.twitter.com/RwMwsjFWSU — Kelsey Davis (@KelseyDavisNews) September 21, 2021 ASM Global, who manages the Superdome, said in a statement that the damage appeared not to have been significant,...
    In the midst of recovering from a hurricane, a fire broke out on the roof of the Caesars Superdome, the home stadium for the New Orleans Saints. As New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Ida, disaster struck again on Tuesday afternoon when a fire broke out on the roof of the newly-named Caesars Superdome, the home stadium for the New Orleans Saints.
    (CNN)One person was injured in a fire on the roof of the New Orleans' Caesars Superdome Tuesday, authorities said. New Orleans EMS tweeted that it transported one patient from the scene to the New Orleans University Medical Center for minor burns.Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the dome, where the NFL's New Orleans Saints play.The fire is under control, according to a tweet from the City of New Orleans emergency preparedness campaign Tuesday afternoon. A crew was pressure-washing the roof when the fire started, according to CNN affiliate WDSU, which cited fire officials. Venue and event manager ASM Global issued a statement that the pressure washer caught fire, the affiliate reported.Read MoreEmployees were evacuated from the dome about 12:40 p.m. local time, WDSU reported, and were allowed back in about half an hour later. According to the New Orleans Fire Department, the blaze was a three-alarm fire.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot through the side of the Superdome’s roof on Tuesday as crews worked to clean and prepare the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena for painting. The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to flames on the building’s roof shortly before 1 p.m. The fire appeared to be under control a short time later and there were no immediate reports of any injuries. Crews were power washing the roof this week to prepare it to be painted, officials said. The fire happened in a section of Superdome roofing called the “gutter tub,” said ASM Global VP of stadiums Doug Thornton, speaking with The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. ASM Global manages the Superdome. A spokesman did not immediately respond to a telephone call from The Associated Press. The NFL’s New Orleans Saints play home games at the venue, often drawing capacity crowds. It also has been the site of several Super Bowls in recent decades. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Garbage and debris are piling up along many New Orleans streets almost three weeks after Hurricane Ida pounded southeast Louisiana as residents react with increasing anger and, in some cases, dark humor. Several residents told a City Council committee Friday that they haven’t had their garbage collected since days before the storm hit on Aug. 29. “I was at the point of naming every maggot in my garbage and I was going to put them on my income tax as dependents,” a woman told council members at City Hall. “This is not good government. This is just incompetence.” A Facebook posting calling for a “Trash Parade” march at City Hall on Saturday had drawn about 1,500 responses as of Friday afternoon. “Folks are encouraged to wear garbage bags and garbage related costumes,” the post said. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration says much of the problem arises from labor shortages that have plagued the city for months, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and, then, the storm. The city sought bids from companies wanting to supplement...
    The oldest living World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday with a celebration outside his home organized by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.  On Sunday, a small crowd reunited in front of Army veteran Lawrence Brooks' house to commemorate his latest trip around the sun and his service to the country.   Surrounded by golden, white and black balloons, Brooks stood outside his porch and listened to the cheers and 'Happy Birthday' wishes, as he energetically waved to the crowd.  Although he is blind in his right eye and suffers from low blood-pressure, his hearing is in perfect conditions and he is otherwise healthy, the New York Post reported.   The museum has made celebrating Brooks' birthday an annual tradition, beginning with his 105th birthday in 2014. 'We absolutely love Mr. Brooks,' museum vice president Peter Crean told NOLA.com in 2019.  'We've told him, 'As long as you keep having birthdays, we are going to keep having birthday parties for you here.' We consider him 'our veteran,' ' he added.  (FILE) Lawrence Brooks, the oldest living WWII veteran...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Supply trucks are once again delivering beer on Bourbon Street and the landmark Cafe Du Monde is serving beignets, fried pastries covered with white sugar, even though there aren’t many tourists or locals around to partake of either. With almost all the power back on in New Orleans nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida struck, the city is showing signs of making a comeback from the Category 4 storm, which is blamed for more than two dozen deaths in the state. More businesses are opening daily, gasoline is easier to find and many roads are lined with huge debris piles from cleanup work. Thousands are still struggling without electricity and water outside the metro area, and officials say oppressive heat is contributing to both health problems and the misery. It could still be weeks before power is restored in some areas, and many residents who evacuated haven’t returned. “It is not lost on anybody here at the state level and certainly not on our local partners just how many people continue to suffer,” Gov. John Bel...
    A third suspect connected to the deaths of an off-duty New Orleans police detective and another man who visiting Houston when they were shot during a brazen robbery has been arrested, authorities said Thursday.  Khalil Nelson, 19, is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of New Orleans Det. Everett Briscoe, 41, and 43-year-old Dyrin Riculfy. He was arrested Wednesday, the Houston Police Department said.  BIDEN SLAMS SUPREME COURT TEXAS RULING AS ‘UNPRECEDENTED ASSAULT ON A WOMAN’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS'Khalil Nelson, 19, is the third suspect arrested for the death of New Orleans Det. Everett Briscoe and Dyrin Riculfy in Houston.  Khalil Nelson, 19, is the third suspect arrested for the death of New Orleans Det. Everett Briscoe and Dyrin Riculfy in Houston.  (Houston Police Department) Two other suspects, Frederick Jackson, 19, and Anthony Jenkins, 21, are also charged with capital murder. They were arrested days after the deadly shooting. All three remained jailed.  Briscoe and Riculfy were part of a group of friends with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club who were visiting Houston...
    Matt Damon and More Celebrities Whose Kids Tested Positive for COVID-19 The Richest Town in Every State New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell said the Saints should plan on a return to New Orleans in early October following Hurricane Ida. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports The Saints will host the Packers in Jacksonville to kick off their 2021 season Sunday, effectively playing a neutral-site game after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on New Orleans in August. But the Saints should return to their true home stadium in time for their second home contest of 2021. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Thursday she expects the Saints to return to Caesars Superdome on Oct. 3 for their Week 4 matchup against the Giants. New Orleans will be on the road in Weeks 2 and 3, facing the Panthers before a matchup with the Patriots. The Superdome didn’t suffer structural damage during Hurricane Ida, per NOLA.com. But as much of New Orleans remains without electricity in the aftermath of the storm, a delay of the Saints’ home opener...
    HOUSTON (AP) — A third man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an off-duty New Orleans police officer and his friend during a holdup while the two were dining at a Houston restaurant, police said Thursday. Khalil Nelson, 19, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of New Orleans police Detective Everett Briscoe, 41, and Dyrin “DJ” Riculfy, 43. Court records do not list an attorney for Nelson who could speak on his behalf. He was set to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon. News of his arrest was first reported by KHOU-TV. Frederick Jackson, 19, and Anthony Jenkins, 21, had each been previously charged with capital murder. Briscoe and Riculfy were dining on a restaurant patio Aug. 21 when two men wearing hoodies approached, tried to rob them and then shot them, police said. The suspects fled, according to police. Briscoe, who had been a 13-year veteran of the New Orleans police department, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting while Riculfy died 10 days later at a...
    Nine people have died from excessive heat in New Orleans, as tens of thousands swelter in heat of up to 100 degrees without air conditioning after having their power knocked out by Hurricane Ida. More than 250,000 homes and businesses remain without power nearly two weeks after Ida wreaked havoc in the state.  The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the death toll related to the hurricane has risen to 26, after eleven people died between August 30 and September 6.  Nine of the deaths were due to excessive heat and two were from carbon monoxide poisoning, the department said.  Earlier in the week, the Louisiana department of health issued a warning about using generators inside or too close to the home, after 141 people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning.  Jeremiah Lewis (pictured) adjusts a citronella candle on his neighbor's porch in the Bywater neighborhood, he is one of thousands of Louisiana residents left without power after Ida Utility crews across Louisiana are working on fixing downed power lines and restoring power in the state   As of...
    (CNN)New Orleans on Wednesday lifted the curfew imposed after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast as power was restored to most of the cityBy Wednesday afternoon, power was restored to 83% of the city, with a goal that energy provider Entergy would hit 90% by Wednesday night, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said. "We have every reason to believe that they will meet this deadline and meet this goal, and we're going to continue to push that forward," Cantrell said.Hurricane Ida took down more power poles in 2 states than Katrina, Ike, Delta and Zeta combined, power company saysAfter making landfall on August 29 as a Category 4 hurricane near Louisiana's Port Fourchon, Ida cut a deadly path through the region, destroying businesses and neighborhoods and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. It also claimed the lives of at least 26 people in Louisiana and two in Mississippi.As of early Thursday, more than 250,000 customers in Louisiana -- which includes homes and businesses -- were still in the dark, according to PowerOutage.us.Read More"Our crews are encountering massive damage -- particularly in the...
    HOUMA, LA. - The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida rose to 26 Wednesday, after health officials reported 11 additional deaths in New Orleans, mostly older people who perished from the heat. The announcement was grim news amid signs the city was returning to normal with almost fully restored power and a lifted nighttime curfew. While New Orleans was generally rebounding from the storm, hundreds of thousands of people outside the city remained without electricity and some of the hardest-hit areas still had no water. Across southeastern Louisiana, 250,000 students were unable to return to classrooms 10 days after Ida roared ashore with 240-kph winds. The latest deaths attributed to Ida happened between Aug. 30 and Monday but were just confirmed as storm-related by the Orleans Parish coroner, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a statement. Nine of the New Orleans deaths — of people ages 64-79 — came from "excessive heat during an extended power outage," while the two others were from carbon monoxide poisoning, the department said. More than a million people were left without power,...
    See Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lanes Son Duttons Sweetest Photos 50 Ways You’re Throwing Money Away The New Orleans Saints were unable to host the Green Bay Packers in the Caesars Superdome in Louisiana for Sunday's regular-season opener because of complications caused by Hurricane Ida and, instead, had that matchup relocated to TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  © Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports During a Wednesday update, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the Saints are on track to welcoming the New York Giants to the Caesars Superdome for the Week 4 showdown scheduled to occur Oct. 3: Mayor LaToya Cantrell just said the Saints should be able to play at home on October 3rd vs New York— Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazendeFOX8) September 8, 2021 Saints fans with home season tickets received somewhat of an unintentional boost from schedule-makers in that New Orleans plays at the Carolina Panthers in Week 2 and then travels to the New England Patriots for Week 3.  Words such as "should" and "expect" admittedly do some heavy lifting in such updates because plenty...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s death toll in Louisiana jumps to 26, with 11 new deaths reported in the city of New Orleans. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans lifted a nightly curfew Wednesday as the city moved closer to regaining full power 10 days after Hurricane Ida, but hundreds of thousands of people outside the city were still without lights and water and more than a quarter of a million children were unable to return to schools. The city was left completely in the dark when Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast with 150 mph (240 mph) winds on Aug. 29, cutting power to more than a million people statewide. Two days later, New Orleans Police and Mayor LaToya Cantrell imposed an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, citing cases of theft and other minor crime. They withdrew the order Wednesday morning but the police department said in a statement that it would maintain “increased and focused patrols throughout the city.” Meanwhile, 250,000 students remained out of the classroom, according to state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley. Prior to Ida, schools around Louisiana had been open despite widespread cases of COVID-19, although under a statewide mask mandate for...
    Police officers have made "numerous" arrests connected to looting in New Orleans as the city continues relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida, officials said Monday.  Police Chief Shaun Ferguson spoke briefly about reports of looting during a public safety update alongside city leaders and officials during a news conference. "We continue to make numerous looting arrests throughout the weekend and will continue to do so," he said, without disclosing how many arrests have been made.  The police department is working with the National Guard and other agencies to deter and respond to reports of looting as parts of the city are still without power and essential services.  The Karofsky shop suffers severe damage after Hurricane Ida pummeled New Orleans with strong winds in Louisiana. Authorities on Monday said "numerous" arrests were made over the weekend for looting.  (REUTERS/Devika Krishna Kumar) He also noted that residents and business owners have reported burglaries as they return to their homes and businesses. In the event the city's 8 p.m. curfew is lifted prior to power not being fully restored,...
    Flash flood warnings have been issued for parishes around New Orleans where half a million people are still without power following Hurricane Ida.   Louisiana residents clearing away wreckage from the devastating storm amid temperatures in the 90's have been issued a flash flood watch until late Monday night.  One to four inches of storm water are forecast for areas in the south east of the state.  But the National Weather Service has warned that debris from last Sunday's Category 4 storm could block storm drains, while saturated soil will not absorb any more rain.  The National Weather Service has urged residents to seek out higher ground, stay vigilant after nightfall when flood dangers are harder to spot and to never walk or drive through floodwaters With soils already saturated from last week's storm, any rainfall will run off, according to the National Weather Service Debris from last Sunday's Category 4 storm could block storm drains, New Orleans officials warn, exacerbating the effects of the one to four inches of storm water forecasted for spots throughout the state...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Former Patriots receiver Chris Hogan is back on an NFL roster. Hogan, who was released by the Saints last week as part of the team’s roster cut down, is re-signing with New Orleans ahead of Week 1 of the 2021 season. After a brief retirement from football where he tried his hand at pro lacrosse, Hogan is getting another shot in the NFL, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. He was impressive for the Saints during training camp and the preseason, and given New Orleans’ depleted receiving corps, the 33-year-old Hogan will likely have a role in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. READ MORE: Dolphins Place Starting LT Austin Jackson On COVID List Ahead Of Week 1 Vs. Patriots Hogan struggled with the New York Jets in 2020, catching only 14 passes for 118 yards over five games. He had just eight receptions over seven games for the Carolina Panthers in 2019. READ MORE: Bill Belichick Makes A COVID Clarification: As A Team, Were Better Off If Everyone Is Vaccinated That followed a solid...
    Some of the more than 1 million Louisiana residents who lost power during Hurricane Ida could soon see it restored after spending nearly a week in the dark. After a complete assessment of New Orleans' damage by electric company Entergy, many neighborhoods in the state's most populated city can expect to have electricity again by Wednesday, the company announced Friday. "We recognize the hardship this historic storm has wrought on our communities and across our region," Rod West, Entergy's president of utility operations, said Friday in a statement. "We ask that our customers remain safe, and we appreciate their extended patience. Please know that thousands of employees and contractors are currently in the field working day and night to restore power. We will continue working until every community is restored." Since Ida's landfall on Sunday, nearly 26,000 professionals from across the country have worked to repair infrastructure and assess damage. They have also successfully restored power to approximately 225,000 customers so far, according to Entergy. The Category 4 storm killed at least 10 people in Louisiana before moving to the Northeast,...
    Dozens have been arrested for looting in New Orleans after many evacuated their homes before Hurricane Ida devastated the area. Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman told WWL-TV there have been around 40 individuals arrested for looting in the city. Overall, there were 55 arrests for various crimes, including looting and domestic violence. After the Category 4 hurricane hit the state, the city imposed a curfew on Tuesday to prevent crime and looting. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said at the time there were some arrests for looting, but would not give a number because he believed it would create a “false narrative” that police weren’t in control. “There’s absolutely no reason for anyone to be on the streets of the city of New Orleans,” Ferguson added. Many in Louisiana are still without power in the aftermath of the hurricane, and homes are still empty as residents were instructed to stay wherever they evacuated to before the storm. In New Orleans, around 195,000 individuals are estimated to have evacuated their homes, according to the local outlet.  "There is no widespread looting; there is...
    Fulfilling a mission that started 1,000 miles away, an emergency disaster team from D.C.-based Humane Rescue Alliance headed to New Orleans this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and rescued a dog trapped underneath a collapsed shed. On Wednesday, the response team was in Orleans Parish when it heard calls for help from a concerned resident. As the rescue team approached a shed — destroyed by Ida — it saw a furry head poking out, but they heard, even more, the bark of a dog that grew louder and louder as they got closer. The dog, nicknamed “Bubbles” by a young neighbor, was chained inside the shed. The team carefully lifted the shed enough to pull the dog out and free him. “We suspect the dog had been stuck there — terrified in the sweltering heat with no food or water — since the storm hit on Sunday,” Humane Rescue Alliance spokeswoman Samantha Miller said in a news release. “Once freed from the shed, Bubbles was super friendly and sweet and became almost immediately affectionate toward his rescuers,”...
    Two days after Hurricane Ida tore through, New Orleans and its surrounding area remain almost totally without power. Levees, floodwalls, floodgates, pumps, and other protections prevented massive flooding, but Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines into the city, plunging it and nearby parishes into darkness. Getting the lights back on will be an arduous process that doesn't yet have a clear timeline—but it starts with a massive reconnaissance effort. On Monday, there were about a million customers without power in Louisiana and roughly 50,000 in south Mississippi as a result of the storm. Regional electric utility Entergy said on Tuesday that it had already restored power to tens of thousands of customers and that 840,000 were still without power in Louisiana, plus 25,000 in Mississippi.  Entergy and other local utilities says they will need days to complete preliminary scouting and debris removal as they triage the situation. "Electricity is practically nonexistent for most people in Southeast Louisiana," Governor John Bel Edwards said on Monday evening. "I can't tell you when the power is going to be restored and tell...
    New York (CNN Business)Widespread and growing gas station outages are being reported in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, adding to the misery facing Louisiana residents following Hurricane Ida.As of 7 am CT on Wednesday, more than half of the gas stations in Baton Rouge (52.7%) and New Orleans (52.3%) were without fuel, according to outage figures compiled by GasBuddy. Nearly 13% of the gas stations in Louisiana are also being reported as without fuel.This marks an uptick from 7 pm CT, when GasBuddy reported that 46.9% of the gas stations in Baton Rouge and 44.3% in New Orleans were without gasoline. These outages do not include gas stations that can't service customers because they remain without power, GasBuddy said. Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, told CNN that gas station outages are being driven by multiple challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, including truckers who may be out of position, obstacles getting to gas stations and the loss of power at racks where tankers fill up.Read MoreDrivers who are able to fill up are facing higher...
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    New Orleans on Tuesday imposed a city-wide curfew to prevent crime in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Mayor LaToya CantrellLaToya CantrellHurricane Ida could strengthen to Category 4 before hitting US Biden urges residents to prepare as Hurricane Ida nears US Louisiana officials announce evacuations ahead of Ida landfall MORE signed the executive order mandating a curfew for all residents from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. Emergency and relief workers in New Orleans and the Parish of Orleans are exempt from the curfew. The action went into effect immediately. I have signed an Executive Order mandating a city wide curfew, effective immediately for all residents from 8pm -6am. pic.twitter.com/IywxeUtrXN— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) August 31, 2021 Cantrell, during a press briefing on Tuesday, said the city’s police and personnel from the Louisiana National Guard will enforce the curfew. “There’s absolutely no reason for anyone to be on the streets of the city of New Orleans,” Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said at the briefing, according to Bloomberg. He added that the police department has already made “numerous arrests” for looting in the aftermath...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens and the foundation run by owner Steve Bisciotti and his wife Renee have donated $1 million to help with relief efforts in New Orleans after the city was devastated by Hurricane Ida. The money will go to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the American Red Cross. READ MORE: TRACKING IDA: Severe Weather Expected Wednesday As Remnants Of Hurricane Ida Hit Maryland Ida has left hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana without power, and the damage caused by the hurricane is expected to cost billions. READ MORE: Maryland Businesses Begin Flooding Preparation As Ida Remnants Travel Through Region In a release, the Ravens noted the “first-class hospitality” the team received in New Orleans during the week of Super Bowl XLVII, when they ultimately prevailed over the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31. MORE NEWS: Community Rallies At Vigil Around Mother Of 15-Year-Old Homicide Victim “We have great affection for the city and its people, so it was especially important for us to aid their recovery efforts,” the team said.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy says it restored electricity in part of eastern New Orleans, bringing first power into city since Hurricane Ida. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans mayor declares nighttime curfew to prevent further crime after Hurricane Ida leaves city in darkness. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)"I don't know if I want to exist without this place," I told my boyfriend on Friday morning. Hurricane Ida was due to hit our New Orleans home in the next two days, and I was trying to decide if I should evacuate. He replied that he would wrestle me into the car if need be.The truth is that evacuating is a privilege -- one that requires money, transportation and a safe place to flee to. The thought of leaving (in my mind, abandoning) my neighbors, many of them who had no means to leave, made me feel guilty. Alexandra KaneI moved here about six years ago and have lived for half that time in a great old mansion built in the 1800s that has been turned into apartments. During the pandemic, my neighbors and I became close friends, sharing meals on our big green porch -- designed with curling ironwork -- while debating what to do with the garden. We have very little in common. A Navy veteran with a large German shepherd always willing to lend a hand...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local effort providing humanitarian aid to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans is happening from Pittsburgh’s North Side. The Brother’s Brother Foundation has become a well-known relief organization that helps those when disasters strike. READ MORE: 1 Injured In Clairton Shooting On Farnsworth Avenue In New Orleans, an estimated 1 million people in the region are in the dark and truly in a state of crisis. Brother’s Brother is jumping to help those in imminent danger. “The number of people who do not have power, electricity or the phone system … it’s been very difficult in terms of communication,” said Brother’s Brother president Ozzy Samad. Samad is communicating with people on the ground who need help now. Pictures show raging rivers of water in communities and catastrophic destruction. “Our goal is to support the first responders, the food banks and whoever else we can help on the ground,” Samad said. READ MORE: Former Lawmaker Rick Saccone To Run For Lieutenant Governor In Pennsylvania Brother’s Brothers said with everything shut down, there is an immediate need for personal...
    Lil Nas X Teams Up with Tony Hawk for Hilarious Skateboarding Video Are home equity loans tax deductible? The New Orleans Saints are currently practicing in Dallas due to the lingering impacts of Hurricane Ida and are not expected to return to Louisiana this week.  © Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports In a statement released Monday, the Saints announced owner Gayle Benson is donating $1 million to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund and also teased they will be playing a true home game two Sundays from now. It's been reported that the Saints' Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers could be relocated to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, if the teams aren't cleared to compete in the Caesars Superdome on Sept. 12. In a statement released Monday, the Saints announced owner Gayle Benson is donating $1 million to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund and also teased they will be playing a true home game two Sundays from now.  "Our team is safe and focused on preparing for, and winning, the first regular game against the...
    Two Houston gang members charged in the murder of a New Orleans police detective and wounding his friend insist that neither of them pulled the trigger during a botched daytime robbery at a restaurant.  Frederick Jackson, 19, and Anthony Jenkins, 21, said in separate police interviews that they were both in a getaway vehicle when Detective Everett Briscoe, 41, was fatally shot and Dyrin Riculfy was injured on Aug. 21 at the Grotto Ristorante near The Galleria shopping mall, KTRK-TV reported.  Harris County prosecutors revealed the information from court documents during separate court appearances by each defendant on Monday.  Anthony Jenkins, 21, and Frederick Jackson, 19, face capital murder charges for the death of an off-duty New Orleans police detective.  (Fox 26 Houston) Both suspects said they were at the busy location targeting people for high-priced jewelry robberies and were inside a Nissan Altima while someone else committed the deadly robbery. Both have records for violent crimes and were out on bond for other cases at the time of the slaying.  Jenkins is charged with capital murder, attempted...
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