New Orleans

Cover art for the upcoming "Strange Academy" comic book.
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AP News
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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AP News
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.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo
AP News
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.
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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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AP News
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
Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo
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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People check out the waves on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019, as water moves in from Lake Pontchartrain from the storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 12, 2019 - 11:16 am
UPDATED: 7/13/19 1:20 p.m. By Kevin McGill and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, sprawling Hurricane Barry crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test...
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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 11, 2019 - 9:07 pm
By Kevin Mcgill and Rebecca Santana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans'...
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Jalana Furlough carries her son Drew Furlough as Terrian Jones carries Chance Furlough on Belfast Street near Eagle Street in New Orleans after flooding from a tropical wave system in the Gulf Mexico that dumped lots of rain in Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 11, 2019 - 8:08 am
By Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and...
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Bacchus LI, actor Jensen Ackles, throws to the crowd as the 1,600 men of Bacchus present their 32-float Mardi Gras parade entitled "Starring Louisiana" on the Uptown route in New Orleans on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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March 05, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Rebecca Santana, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with excited kids catching beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes. Tuesday marks the final...
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