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Extreme Storm Bringing Heavy Snow and Howling Winds to U.S.

About the photo: A woman takes a selfie in front of Cloud Gate, known as the Bean, during a snow storm in Chicago on Feb. 9, 2018. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg A potentially record-breaking storm is squeezing the warmth from spring …

New Orleans Sue Several Oil, Gas Firms over Coastal Erosion

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies over coastal erosion. Mayor Latoya Cantrell on Friday announced the lawsuit, which alleges that pipeline work has caused massive damage to Louisiana’s wetlands and “threatened …

Museum Recreates Katrina’s Muck in New Orleans

About the photo: Artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurricane Katrina in …

New Orleans Metro Area Prepared for Hurricane

People must have hurricane plans and be ready to leave if an evacuation is called, officials from across the New Orleans metro area said Friday, two days before the start of hurricane season. “One of the biggest problems we have …

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Arson, Insurance Fraud

A resident of New Orleans, La., is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to multiple arson-for-insurance fraud schemes. Anthony R. Thomas had been charged with multiple criminal counts for his involvement in a 2007 scheme to burn his rental property for …

New Orleans Mural Theft Foiled

Neighbors in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy. The building’s owner called police Friday evening, saying someone was attempting to …

Indictments for 3 Involved in New Orleans ‘Pill Mill’ Scheme

Three people, including a doctor and a former police officer, have been indicted on federal charges of operating pain clinics that sold prescriptions for highly addictive drugs. Dr. Joseph J. Mogan III, Tiffany Miller and Donald Nides, a former New …

Mississippi River Closed at New Orleans After Oil Spill

A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River remained closed at New Orleans on Monday following a weekend collision that resulted in crude oil spilling from a barge. Authorities involved in the cleanup and investigation planned a Monday morning conference call …

Louisiana Court Rules U.S. Courts Can Handle Chinese Drywall Suits

U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims that a Chinese drywall company’s defective product wrecked homes, and a company that failed to show up in court must pay $2.7 million for damage to seven Virginia couples, a federal appeals court in …

Forensic Firms Move Into New Business Lines

After Hurricane Katrina, several forensic engineering firms popped up in the New Orleans area to serve an insurance industry overwhelmed with thousands of damage claims. Since the storm, the companies that remain in New Orleans have had to find new …