New Orleans

New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey (19) moves up to kick a 63-yard field goal as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball and Detroit Lions' Alex Karras (71) rushes in while Saints' Bill Cody (66) blocks, in New Orleans.
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April 05, 2020 - 2:05 pm
Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73. Read more here.
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Ellis Marsalis during the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans
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April 02, 2020 - 10:48 am
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. Read more here.
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The North Side Skull & Bones Gang rises before dawn, costumed as skeletons, to wake people up on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
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February 25, 2020 - 12:32 pm
Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats took to the streets as Carnival season reached its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers in New Orleans were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. Read more here.
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Mummers Mardi Gras
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Holli Stephens
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Mardi Gras with mummers? Open bar at Reading Terminal? Carnival with the Flyers? Sounds like a party-filled weekend. Get the details on The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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Cover art for the upcoming "Strange Academy" comic book.
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December 05, 2019 - 10:13 am
The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Read more here.
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A woman looks out from inside a McDonald's fast food restaurant as New Orleans police investigate the scene of a shooting Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, on the edge of the city's famed French Quarter.
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December 01, 2019 - 10:47 am
New Orleans police are investigating a mass shooting that wounded 10 people early Sunday near the city's famed French Quarter. Read more here.
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Reenactor Courtney Brooks tries on her newly tailored period costumes for the upcoming reenactment of a slave rebellion in New Orleans.
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November 05, 2019 - 9:22 am
Against the modern backdrop of oil refineries, strip malls and gated communities, hundreds of reenactors will gather Friday in southeastern Louisiana to remember a time when slavery flourished as a blight on America and some enslaved people fought back.
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The implosion of two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, was expected Saturday after a delay due to a tropical storm, officials said.
Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate/AP via CNN
October 19, 2019 - 3:17 pm
The implosion of two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, has been delayed yet again -- at least until Sunday, officials said on Saturday.
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Debris hangs on the side of the building after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.
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October 12, 2019 - 2:24 pm
A Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday morning, leaving at least one person dead and three unaccounted for, authorities said.
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Gulf Coast keeps guard up as Barry continues drenching
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July 13, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system's winds were...
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