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Police admit first use of the 'Blue Lives Matter' law was a mistake
Police say the man yelled racial and sexual slurs at officers while he was being arrested for criminal property damage and disturbing the peace.
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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
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Alexander, longtime Xavier men's basketball coach, dies
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for longtime Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball coach Eugene Dennis "Denny" Alexander. The university, in a news release Wednesday, confirmed Alexander died Tuesday in Michigan. A cause of death was not announced. He was 70. Alexander coached the Gold ...
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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.
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Minor injuries when school bus runs onto bank of canal
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A school bus carrying 34 students ran off a road and onto the bank of a drainage canal in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie.
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The Patriots hung up a giant banner of Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium
Tom Brady won’t be a presence on the field for the Patriots for the first four games this season, but the team made sure he won’t be forgotten during that time: — New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 4, 2016 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton also tweeted the photo, in what some believe is […]
14 points by The Boston Globe | New Orleans Saints Sean Payton New Orleans Super Bowl XLIV National Football League Super Bowl Tom Brady Bill Belichick
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.
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about 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. Times-Picayune reports ( ) 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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TV This Week, Feb. 19-25: NBC’s 90th anniversary and more
  SUNDAY The best of basketball’s best, including Steph Curry and LeBron James, will be in the Big Easy for the “2017 NBA All-Star Game.” 5:20 p.m. TBS, TNT “The Good Wife’s” Christine Baranski spins off into the new legal drama “The Good Fight,” which bows on broadcast and streaming, with subsequent...
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Ticket prices plummeting for NBA All-Star Weekend
All-Star Weekend also took place in New Orleans in 2014 and 2008.         
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Student ‘highly intoxicated’ and rammed window before fatal fall
A student who fell to his death from a New Orleans hotel room, repeatedly rammed into and broke the window before he took his fatal plunge.
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Judge reduces charges in fatal New Orleans shootout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has reduced the charges against two men accused in a shootout in New Orleans' tourist-filled French Quarter that left one man dead and nine others wounded.
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New Orleans' big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam-dunks, three-point plays and buzzer-beaters in New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Yes, Mardi Gras revelers and basketball fans alike will "Let the good times roll!" when New Orleans' famous pre-Lenten Carnival meets NBA ...
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Ogg under fire for new marijuana plan
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg - who campaigned on promises to go easier on low-level drug offenders - is under fire for plans to change the way her office handles misdemeanor marijuana cases.
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Texas governor rips NFL over threats concerning bathroom bill
Greg Abbott wants the NFL to allow Texas to run its own playbook regarding its controversial bathroom bill targeting transgender people.
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Embiid out of All-Star events, replaced by Jokic and Abrines
NEW ORLEANS — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid will not participate in the Rising Stars Challenge or the Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend in New Orleans because of an injured left knee.Oklahoma City's Alex Abrines will replace Embiid on the World Team for Friday night's Rising Stars game. Denver's Nikola Jokic will take Embiid's spot in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night.The NBA announced the selections on Wednesday.
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Red Carpet Report: Channing Tatum’s vodka, Steve Wynn’s luxury yacht, Vegas Golden Knights, Johnny Depp
Fans of Channing Tatum’s “Magic Mike” cannot wait until his male burlesque revue opens at The Hard Rock Hotel here March 30. Tickets have been selling faster than (beef)cakes. But you don’t have to wait another six weeks to have a drink with the hunk in Club Domina.
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In the kitchen: Cornmeal muffins from New Orleans, and rethinking kitchen scraps
Every once in a while you run across a dish that stays with you. Just ask reader Susan Slesinger of Seal Beach; she’s been thinking about the lemon cornmeal muffins from John Besh’s Willa Jean Restaurant in New Orleans ever since she was in the Crescent City last July. These little cakes make the...
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TV tonight: 'NCIS' crossover event, 'Mindy Project'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in primetime         
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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 ...
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Jackson Lee welcomes Katy-area student from Jordan who was detained
A 16-year-old from Jordan stood silently midday Monday in the decorated downtown office of a Houston-area congresswoman, his hands folded in front of him. A Katy-area student, Mohammad was detained in Houston at Bush Intercontinental Airport when he returned from his native country a day after President Donald Trump issued his immigration ban on Jan. 27. The Democratic congresswoman called Mohammad an "innocent child," explaining that he had gone home to renew the documents that allowed him to be in America. Because he was a minor, the case moved from the Department of Homeland Security to Health and Human Services, which eventually released him. An HHS spokeswoman declined to comment on the young man's case in an email, saying the agency "does not identify individual unaccompanied children" to ensure their privacy, safety and well-being.
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Enough with Dome dreams. Let's put money in NRG.
Harris County has finite resources in the face of competing needs to maintain NRG Stadium and transform the Astrodome into an asset.
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Chicago woman airlifted to hospital after Kankakee County crash
A Chicago woman was airlifted to a hospital after a garbage truck slammed into her car on Monday morning in the far south suburbs.
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LETTER: Las Vegas doesn’t need the Raiders to be a great city
Why isn’t it good enough that we are the most unique and dynamic metropolitan area in the country?
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Joe Mixon punch victim says he used gay slur after she rejected his advances
In a video released by the Norman Police Department , Amelia Molitor said she rejected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's advances before Mixon punched her and broke bones in her face.  Mixon punched Molitor at a Norman restaurant in July 2014 and broke her jaw and cheekbone. He was suspended for...
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Two workers taken to hospital in Phillips 66 pipeline fire in Louisiana
Two workers were taken to a local hospital and another is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire on Thursday at a Phillips 66 pipeline station in a small town in southern Louisiana, parish officials said.
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'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
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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.
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Company: Worker still unaccounted for after pipeline blast
PARADIS, La. (AP) - Phillips 66 officials say one of its employees remains unaccounted for after an explosion sparked a fire at a pipeline station it operates west of New Orleans. The company said in a statement that six people were working at the site in Paradis, Louisiana, when it ...
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Maine governor watched Super Bowl, still dislikes Patriots
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says there's no chance he'll reach out to the New England Patriots about visiting his state following the club's Super Bowl victory.
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NOLA Mardi Gras: Parades to hit, costume prep and how not to get arrested
Questions about your trip to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday, answered: Revel in the bawdy French Quarter or catch a parade? Which parade? Wear a costume for Mardi Gras? Are the police at this party?
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Bill to repeal key school accountability law destined for death
Democrats aren’t wasting any time trying to overturn Republican reforms from 2015.
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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.
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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...
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How Lil’ Wayne kept Sandra Lee awake during Super Bowl weekend
The TV chef endured three nights of parties, pot smoke and music blaring from the rapper’s room in the run-up to Sunday’s big game.
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The Latest: Tornado damages New Orleans NASA facility
NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local):6:30 p.m.An official at NASA's Michoud facility in New Orleans says it suffered some damage during Tuesday's tornado but the deep-space equipment being built there does not appear to be damaged.Steve Doering was there when the wind started picking up and says it sounded like a freight train coming down.He says a 43-acre building where they build rockets suffered significant damage on one end. A number of areas in the facility have lost parts of the roof or walls.
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Orgeron hires names new running backs, receiver coaches
LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he's hired Tommie Robinson as the Tigers' running backs coach and Mickey Joseph as receivers coach         
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Beyoncé sued for sampling “Formation” lyrics
Beyoncé is under fire for allegedly sampling the voice and lyrics of a murdered New Orleans rapper without permission on “Formation.”
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Tornadoes rip across Louisiana
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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
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Tornadoes touch down, wreak havoc in Louisiana
Parts of eastern New Orleans are looking like a disaster area following a line of severe weather that just blew through the city. The Chaney family of East New Orleans survived the tornado, but just barely. (Feb. 7)         
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40-year-old woman wounded in Austin shooting
A 40-year-old woman was wounded Tuesday afternoon in an Austin neighborhood shooting on the West Side.
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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.
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The Latest: State of emergency in Louisiana after tornadoes
NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local):3:10 p.m.Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa.Edwards says he's heartbroken to see Louisiana families suffering again. Much of the worst damage is in eastern New Orleans, part of the 9th Ward that was so heavily flooded by Hurricane Katrina.
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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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Parents, students rally against charter school cap
ALBANY — About 1,500 charter school students and parents descended on the state capital Tuesday to demand that lawmakers eliminate a cap on charters, fund them at a level comparable to other public schools and allow co-locations. The annual Charter School Advocacy Day included visits to lawmakers offices and a rally where several elected officials...
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Students, parents, advocates hype Cuomo charter proposals
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York charter school advocates are emboldened by promises from Senate leadership and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase funding for charter schools across the state. About 1,500 educators, parents, and students rallied Tuesday at the convention center in Albany to drum up support to increase facility ...
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