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FBI Opens Sweeping Probe of Clergy Sex Abuse in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across …

Louisiana Twister Carved Destruction in Mere Moments

ARABI, La. (AP) — A powerful tornado took mere seconds to rip off roofs and destroy homes as it chiseled a path of destruction through a New Orleans area neighborhood where one man died, residents said Wednesday as they picked …

Pipeline Spills 300,000 Gallons of Diesel Near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP)–A severely corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel just outside New Orleans after the operator delayed needed repairs, according to federal records. Most of the fuel drained into two …

Man Can Revive Suit Against New Orleans Over Police Beating

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate …

‘Ambiguous’ Flood Deductible May Cost Carriers That Insured New Orleans Hotel

The redevelopment of the historic Jung Hotel and Residences in downtown New Orleans flooded four times before renovations were complete. The two insurers that issued a builder’s risk policy for the project thought they had limited their risk, but a …

After Ida Outages, Utility Proposals Include City Takeover

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it’s ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal …

New Orleans: Flames Shoot Up Side of Superdome Roof, Put Out

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome’s roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire. The New Orleans …

Lawsuit: Ida Outages Due to ‘Gum and Super Glue’ at Utility

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana’s largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida. The suit …

Analysis: Ida’s Destruction May Help Hurricane Laura Victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year’s Hurricane Laura. …

Zoo and Aquarium in New Orleans Weather Hurricane Ida Safely

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bob Lessnau, the Audubon Zoo’s curator of animals, rode out Hurricane Ida with 35 staff members at the Uptown New Orleans institution. When the power went out, generators provided emergency electricity. It was a tense few …