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Louisiana gov asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state        
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
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New Orleans man becomes first arrestee under new ‘Blue Lives Matter’ hate crime law
New Orleans police have arrested a man for shouting slurs at officers, charging him with a hate crime under Louisiana’s unique “Blue Lives Matter” law. This the first case involving the new statute protecting cops, firefighters and emergency responders. Read Full Article at RT.com
624 points by Russia Today | Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Police Louisiana Hate crime Police officer Arrest Baton Rouge Louisiana
Man believed to be first arrested under 'Blue Lives Matter' law
Raul Delatoba faces charges of damaging property and disturbing the peace as well as a hate crime charge.
1057 points by Daily News | Police Hate crime Crimes Hurricane Katrina Crime New Orleans Hate crime laws in the United States Police brutality
Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina exposed huge gaps in the disaster response plans of Louisiana and the nation.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Louisiana Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Hurricane Katrina Barack Obama Tropical cyclone George W. Bush New Orleans
10 Things to Know for Thursday
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Concerts, instruments, money help music survive after floods
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Classical musicians are planning benefit concerts, an assistant professor of music in Mississippi is collecting instruments for Louisiana schools and a country music-affiliated charity is donating $30,000 - all to help make sure music survives the disastrous floods that hit south Louisiana in August. Musicians who ...
12 points by The Washington Times | Music Opera New Orleans Orchestra Hurricane Katrina Symphony Louisiana Hector Berlioz
1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting on New Orleans' Canal Street
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2laj4gE ) that the shooting happened in the 1500 block of Canal Street early Sunday morning. Police say they found two men in a parking lot with gunshot ...
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'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes many US restaurants
PHILADELPHIA — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital and New York closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks and taco joints in places like Chicago and Boston shut down.Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America's economy and its way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants.
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Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez to star on 'Versace: American Crime Story'
Annie MartinFeb. 16 (UPI) -- "Glee" alum Darren Criss and "Carlos" star Edgar Ramirez will play serial killer Andrew Cunanan and designer Gianni Versace on "American Crime Story" Season 3.
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Ryan Murphy says 'American Horror Story' will pull from the 2016 election
It’s the news that some might think makes perfect sense: “American Horror Story” will tackle the 2016 presidential election.  During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live!” Wednesday night, “AHS” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the next season of the popular FX horror anthology...
689 points by Los Angeles Times | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Lewinsky scandal Hurricane Katrina Linda Tripp Monica Lewinsky People from New York City Horror fiction
Police: College student fell from 11th-floor window to death
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a University of Southern Mississippi student fell through a closed 11th-story hotel window onto a hotel's fourth-floor pool deck and died. An email from the coroner's office identifies the dead man as 20-year-old Cole Whaley, and says he died at the DoubleTree ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans University of Southern Mississippi Pi Kappa Phi Hotel Hurricane Katrina Mississippi Doubletree Johnny Depp
'Large blowtorch': Louisiana gas pipeline explosion injures two
An investigation is under way after an explosion at a Phillips 66-owned natural gas pipeline in Paradis, Louisiana, injured two workers while another remains missing. Parts of the nearby area remain evacuated as the pipeline continues to burn. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Worker missing after New Orleans pipeline explosion
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 10 (UPI) -- One worker for Phillips 66 is unaccounted for and two others were injured after an explosion on a gas pipeline near New Orleans, the company said.
267 points by UPI | Natural gas United Press International Petroleum Pipeline transport Hurricane Katrina Pressure U.S. Route 66 New Orleans
Tornadoes batter Louisiana, thousands left in the dark
The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left thousands without power, but no deaths were reported.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Louisiana Storm Mississippi Mississippi River Thunderstorm Lake Pontchartrain
Tornadoes destroy homes, businesses after tearing through Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour and made a disaster declaration before meeting with officials...
60 points by New York Post | Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Louisiana Tornado Tropical cyclone White House Storm Baton Rouge metropolitan area
Severe storms hit South, destroy several homes
A severe storm outbreak hit southern states and cut a wide swath of damage       
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Veteran Houston Chronicle reporter Dale Lezon dies at 62
Dale Patrick Lezon, a veteran reporter for the Houston Chronicle whose love of writing began long before he set foot in a newsroom, died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart condition last week. Lezon worked at the Chronicle for more than 16 years and covered natural and man-made disasters before becoming one of the paper's main crime reporters. In recent years, he specialized in police coverage and helped lead the paper's effort to provide breaking news on chron.com and houstonchronicle.com. "If left to his own devices, he would have wanted to write poetry or fiction all the time," said longtime friend Robin Smith of Santa Fe, N.M., where Lezon lived for most of the 1990s. Lezon had an affinity for writing about disasters and crime incidents because he felt enormous empathy toward the victims, said another close friend, Rhea Davis of Houston. After earning a bachelors and masters degree at Long Beach, Lezon worked part time as a teacher and freelance writer during the 1980s while he indulged his love for surfing.
528 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Hurricane Katrina Albuquerque New Mexico Houston Press Houston Post Hearst Corporation Houston Chronicle Vice president
Flipped trucks & destroyed homes: State of emergency in Louisiana as tornadoes hit (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Southern Louisiana, including New Orleans, has suffered severe damage after seven tornadoes battered the area, causing dozens of injuries and leaving a wake of destruction. Read Full Article at RT.com
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At least 6 tornadoes touch down in Louisiana
At least six tornadoes tore through New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana on Tuesday, injuring 13 people as the storm roared across highways and streets, tearing down trees, power lines and homes, officials said.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Tropical cyclone Louisiana Lake Pontchartrain Wind Baton Rouge Louisiana Certified first responder
Tornado touches down in New Orleans
A tornado touched down in New Orleans on Tuesday, causing damage and leaving 17,000 people without power.
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Annette Bening joins FX's 'Katrina: American Crime Story'
Wade SheridanFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Annette Bening has been cast in FX's second installment of their "American Crime" series that takes place during and after Hurricane Katrina.
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Scientists See Push From Climate Change in Louisiana Flooding
Warming makes intense storms like those that hit southern Louisiana last month at least 40 percent more likely, researchers said.
16 points by The New York Time | Louisiana Weather Climate change Climate Meteorology Hurricane Katrina Gulf of Mexico Rain
Police: Ankle monitor helps tie suspect to house burglary
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Louisiana police say a bail bond company's ankle monitor helped make a burglary case against a New Orleans man. Police in Slidell, about 30 miles from New Orleans, say the GPS device showed that 56-year-old John Davis spent 16 minutes in and around a house where ...
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Louisiana men fined for illegally collecting 500 alligator eggs
Paul Canik and Christopher Trahan of Grand Chenier were sentenced last month for their roles in stealing the eggs.
93 points by Daily News | Crime Louisiana Los Angeles Hurricane Katrina Bobby Jindal State Crimes The Sale
550 New Orleans inmates to be moved out while guards train
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About half of the inmates inside the New Orleans jail are going to be temporarily moved to other facilities to allow for dozens of guards to obtain training certification. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2kJGkCt ) reports that the transfers of about 550 inmates will begin next month. The ...
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In My Library: Eve Ensler
Once you’ve taken the V-word across the world, where do you go from there? If you’re Eve Ensler, the “Vagina Monologues” playwright and activist, you head to the Congo to help found City of Joy, where brutalized women and girls are nurtured back to health. “It’s like watching these women bud into flowers,” said Ensler,...
16 points by New York Post | Eve Ensler Jane Fonda The Vagina Monologues Dylan McDermott Audre Lorde Naomi Klein V-Day Hurricane Katrina
Manning named co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
Manning has been a charity Super Mann for years, and now the NFL has officially recognized it.
700 points by Daily News | Peyton Manning Archie Manning Hurricane Katrina Indianapolis Colts Walter Payton Mississippi Super Bowl National Football League
Vacant church complex to house regional theater, school
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former St. Rose de Lima Church and School on Bayou Road, vacant for more than a decade, are a step closer to revival. The New Orleans City Council signed off this week on plans to transform the three-building complex in the 7th Ward into the ...
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3 teens charged with breaking into Louisiana trooper's car
MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a Louisiana state trooper's unmarked car. The Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/2kxp4Ri ) a rifle was stolen from the Louisiana State Police car in Madisonville and authorities suspect the gun was later used in ...
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Kanye West, a Trump supporter? As always, it's complicated
Kanye West has always had a testy relationship with politics and politeness. But after his widely panned onstage monologue Thursday night at his show in San Jose, where he confirmed rumors that he supported Donald Trump, he may have finally alienated his fan base. West’s first, famous foray into...
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Kanye would have voted for Trump -- 'if I voted'
The rapper's declaration was met with boos at a concert in San Jose, Calif.         
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Kanye West: 'I would have voted for Trump — if I voted'
The rapper's declaration was met with boos at a concert in San Jose, Calif.         
20522 points by Arizona Republic | Hurricane Katrina MTV Video Music Awards Kanye West Donald Trump Elections George W. Bush Michael Jackson Election
Kanye would have voted Trump -- 'if I voted'
The rapper's declaration was met with boos at a concert in San Jose, Calif.         
20522 points by Arizona Republic | Hurricane Katrina MTV Video Music Awards Kanye West Donald Trump Elections George W. Bush Michael Jackson Election
Hurricane Matthew victims get more time to seek FEMA aid
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Matthew victims in North Carolina have more time to apply for federal disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a news release that it has approved a 31-day extension for applications. Residents now have until Jan. 9, 2017, to register with FEMA. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | North Carolina United States Business Federal Emergency Management Agency Washington D.C. South Carolina Raleigh North Carolina Hurricane Katrina
Mississippi ex Gov. Barbour sued over photos in Katrina book
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A photographer is suing former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, saying he used her copyrighted work without permission in his 2015 book, "America's Great Storm: Leading Through Hurricane Katrina." Suzi Altman demands $350,000 in her Nov. 10 federal lawsuit against Barbour and the book's publisher, University Press ...
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Jonathan and Drew Scott debut 'Brothers Take New Orleans," Dunham Tavern antiques show and winter tree ID: Home & Garden News
Jonathan and Drew Scott debut 'Brothers Take New Orleans," Dunham Tavern antiques show and winter tree ID: Home & Garden News. Jonathan Scott, left, and Drew Scott head to New Orleans for their new home renovation show, "Brothers Take New Orleans." Credit: Marketplace Events  'BROTHERS TAKE NEW ORLEANS': The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, hit the Big Easy in their new HGTV show "Brothers Take New Orleans." The home renovation show debuts 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. In this home remodeling competition, each brother tackles the renovation of one side of a two-unit, double-shotgun house. Jonathan gives his side a vintage vibe, while Drew goes for a rustic-modern look. When the rooms are complete, Scott Bakula from "NCIS: New Orleans" will judge which brother did the best job. When the homes are completed, they will be offered to two families selected by the St. Bernard Project, which rebuilds homes for families affected by Hurricane Katrina. The set-up of "Brothers Take New Orleans" is similar to "Brother vs Brother," another HGTV home remodeling competition show in which each brother leads a team to renovate and design a house in a way that adds the most value. "Brother vs. Brother" completed its fourth season this year. Drew and Jonathan have been HGTV stars since their show "Property Brothers" first aired n 2011. The show produced spin offs on HGTV including "Property Brothers at Home" and "Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch." The pair launched their outdoor furniture and accessories line with QVC called Scott Living, and showcased their musical talents in two country singles. Here's a story about the finale of "Brother vs Brother" in 2015, and an interview with Jonathan prior to the brothers' appearance at the 2016 Home and Remodeling Expo. WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION:  It's easy to identify trees in winter from their twigs and bark. Find out how to do it at "Winter Tree ID," a class sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty. The tree finder booklets used in the class can be purchased in the nature center gift shop for $6. Free, but registration is required.  DUNHAM ANTIQUES SHOW: The annual Dunham Tavern Museum Antiques Show presents 19th- and 20th-century antiques, collectibles and decorative arts on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20. The show will take place at Shaker Heights Country Club, 3300 Courtland Blvd., Shaker Heights. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, which gets you in the door both days. A preview benefit is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the country club. Admission is $80. Contact Dunham to make reservations for the benefit.
11 points by The Plain Dealer | Home improvement New Orleans Renovation Hurricane Katrina Louisiana Home English-language films Orléans
Ex-teacher guilty of giving marijuana brownies to students
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A former teacher has pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of marijuana to a student and two counts of obstruction of justice for giving marijuana-laced brownies to two students. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2g1HjKi) 31-year-old Camille Brennan, of Mandeville, will be sentenced by District ...
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Red Cross says to always be prepared in case of emergencies
Earthquakes. Floods. Wildfires. Electric grid system collapse. No matter the disaster, it’s wise to be prepared at all times. A free class is planned to give Las Vegas residents a hand in emergency preparedness at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 3 NFL picks
Undefeated Steelers, Eagles meet in Battle of Pennsylvania.         
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Group proposes combining Hancock Co. school districts
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A citizen's group plans to argue school district consolidation before the Bay St. Louis City Council next week. It's a move they say will save the county millions of dollars. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cohPI6) Ron Thorp with the Hancock County Alliance for Good ...
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Oil spill caused by contractor working on island restoration
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An oil spill found in south Louisiana this week was caused by a contractor working on an environmental restoration project funded after the larger BP oil spill. The Coast Guard learned Monday that roughly 5,300 gallons of crude oil had leaked into Bay Long, part of ...
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$250K grant to help with Wilkinson County flood recovery
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State and federal officials say a $250,000 grant will help people in southwestern Mississippi repair homes damaged by flooding in mid-August. Three homes were destroyed, 23 had major damage and 58 others had minor damage in Wilkinson County. Most were in the town of Crosby. The ...
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Top cop mixes vodka and high-speed driving, loses job
The police chief was clocked driving 109 mph in a city vehicle and said he had consumed “at least three vodkas”       
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USM Gulf Park shows off its benefits to the Coast
LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - University of Southern Mississippi officials believe attracting more high-tech businesses to the Coast is just one way to ramp up enrollment at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2c3qkTQ) USM Gulf Park Vice President Steve Miller offered statistics showing the ...
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Super high-speed internet coming to Miss. Gulf Coast
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich made ultra-fast internet one of his campaign pledges last year and the idea is starting to move from dream to reality. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cxRsP9) Coast Electric is spending about $2 million to bury more than 100 miles of fiber ...
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Dallas fire captain shot and killed in car, wife arrested
A Texas woman was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder after her husband, a Dallas-area fire captain, was found shot dead in his car.
455 points by Daily News | Crime Hurricane Katrina Constable Dallas Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex Police Arrest United States Coast Guard
Opinion: Is US safer today? Three questions
Are we safe? The question, as we approach the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, is a fair one to ask given the investments, money and wars we have fought in an effort to protect this nation. But it is also misleading. It assumes that there is some place, some zone of safety, that we can reach, claim victory and then move onto other efforts.
72 points by CNN | Hurricane Katrina Security United States Department of Homeland Security National security Hillary Rodham Clinton United States Postal Service Mail Bill Clinton
Coast Guard: 6K gallons of oily water recovered from spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says more than 6,000 gallons of oily water have been recovered at the site of a spill near Louisiana's Bay Long. The Coast Guard said in a statement Sunday that workers were repairing the damaged section of a pipeline that discharged an estimated ...
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Authorities: 2 inmates escape from Gulfport detention center
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi authorities say two inmates have escaped from a Gulfport detention facility. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cmE0Kv ) that 21-year-old Zachary Savoie and 33-year-old Joshua Walton were reported missing early Sunday morning from the Harrison County Community Work Center. The state Department of Corrections says Savoie ...
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