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Elections

Early voting begins Saturday for Dec. 6 elections

Early voting begins Saturday for Dec. 6 electionsEarly voting begins Saturday for Dec. 6 elections
  • Elections
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Weather

Temps warm up; wet weekend ahead

Temps warm up; wet weekend aheadWeather update
  • Weather
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
News

Drunk driver hits police car and leaves officer injured

Drunk driver hits police car and leaves officer injuredDrunk driver hits police car and leaves officer injured
  • News
  • 9 hours, 26 minutes ago
News

Speed, impairment and no seat belt are factors in fatal Tangipahoa crash

Speed, impairment and no seat belt are factors in fatal Tangipahoa crashSpeed, impairment and no seat belt are factors in fatal Tangipahoa crash
  • News
  • 9 hours, 51 minutes ago
Crime

Police: Man shot after stealing iPhone

Police: Man shot after stealing iPhonePolice say a 28-year-old man shot another man in the chest after being robbed of his iPhone.
  • Crime
  • 1 day ago
David Hammer

Latest fatality offshore re-ignites safety debate

Latest fatality offshore re-ignites safety debateInvestigation of cleaning worker's death raises questions about oversight of contractors, but data shows improvement
  • David Hammer
  • 10 hours, 41 minutes ago
News

Vote for the High School Play of the Week

Vote for the High School Play of the Weekhttp://usatodayhss.com/2014/09/cox-communications-play-of-the-week-round-2
  • News
  • 6 hours, 34 minutes ago
News

Prep Football Scores

Prep Football ScoresPrep Football Scores from New Orleans on Friday night.
  • News
  • 1 day ago
Pelicans

Nuggets stomp Pelicans

Nuggets stomp PelicansKenneth Faried and Arron Afflalo scored 19 points each, Wilson Chandler had 18 and the Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 117-97 on Friday night.
  • Pelicans
  • 21 hours, 32 minutes ago
Food

Po-Boy Fest expands area hopes to give people more room to roam

Po-Boy Fest expands area hopes to give people more room to roamIf you're one of the thousands who's been to the Po' Boy Festival in the past and couldn't move around because of the tight crowds, there is good news. This year it will be different after unexpected success.
  • Food
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Nation

2 innocent men freed after 39 years in prison

2 innocent men freed after 39 years in prisonWitness, 13 years old at the time, said Cleveland police detectives badgered him.
  • Nation
  • 23 hours, 2 minutes ago
Saints

Saints S Pierre Warren happy to be 'home'

Saints S Pierre Warren happy to be 'home'Pierre Warren was hanging out at his friend's apartment in Minnesota Sunday afternoon after watching the Vikings lose to the Chicago Bears when his phone rang. On the other end, his agent was calling some exciting news: the New Orleans Saints had claimed him off of...
  • Saints
  • 1 day ago
Action

Action Report: McMain teachers upset over parking tickets

Action Report: McMain teachers upset over parking ticketsWhen construction began on the new gym at McMain High School, it closed the campus parking lot. Teachers started getting tickets because the surrounding neighborhood is in one of the city's Residential Parking Permit zones.
  • Action
  • 1 day ago
Local

16-year-old son cited in crash that killed his family

16-year-old son cited in crash that killed his familyMichael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Northshore

Northshore DA race gets dirty heading into early voting

Northshore DA race gets dirty heading into early votingNorthshore DA race gets dirty heading into early voting
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Nation

Officials: Ferguson area is prepared for protests

Officials: Ferguson area is prepared for protestsCounty executives say they expect level heads and a focus on the long term.
  • Nation
  • 11 hours, 50 minutes ago
High School

Checking in on 5A-1A playoff predictions

Checking in on 5A-1A playoff predictionsWe check in on prep writer Sean McGoey's 5A-1A playoff picks, and the USA TODAY Score Predictor picks Friday's winners.
  • High School
  • 4 days, 8 hours ago
High School

Checking in on select playoff predictions

Checking in on select playoff predictionsWe check in on prep writer Sean McGoey's select playoff picks, and the USA TODAY Score Predictor picks Friday's winners.
  • High School
  • 4 days, 8 hours ago
Washington

House GOP sues White House over health care law

House GOP sues White House over health care lawA lawsuit challenges the administration's use of executive orders.
  • Washington
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Orleans

Mid-City art deco building has uncertain future

Mid-City art deco building has uncertain futureThe current owner, Southern Recycling has filed an application with the city to demolish the building and replace it with a metal structure.
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Orleans

Coalition questions school tax campaign

Coalition questions school tax campaignEarly voting starts in two days, and in Orleans Parish you get to decide on whether or not to pass a school maintenance tax proposition.
  • Orleans
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Orleans

Who Dat, Bengals fan bury hatchet over beignets

Who Dat, Bengals fan bury hatchet over beignetsIt's a story that was viewed online by 11.5 million people. But now the two strangers involved in the controversial football catch at Sunday's Saints game talk for the first time in an emotional meeting, hoping their 15 minutes of social media fame ends before...
  • Orleans
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Orleans

1 dead, 3 injured in oil platform explosion off coast of La.

1 dead, 3 injured in oil platform explosion off coast of La.Worker from Turnkey Cleaning Services killed on a platform about 15 miles off the Plaquemines Parish coast on Thursday.
  • Orleans
  • 22 hours, 34 minutes ago
Nation Now

Ferguson grand jury won't reconvene until Monday

Ferguson grand jury won't reconvene until MondayFerguson grand jury won't reconvene until Monday
  • Nation Now
  • 24 minutes ago
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