Tag Archives: New Orleans

Hurricane May Hit New Orleans At Category 2 [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and bring an extremely dangerous storm surge, flooding rainfall and damaging winds to the Gulf Coast beginning on Monday. Sally could produce the deadly duo of human-height storm surge and a foot or more of rainfall in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Nearly 90% of deaths …

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Mayor: New Orleans Bars To Reopen At 25% Capacity

The Associated Press reports: New Orleans will let the good times roll in casinos and bars again beginning Saturday, with restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Wednesday. That means bars and casinos in the city can open — although only at 25 percent capacity, Cantrell said during a “Town Hall” broadcast on WBOK. Food-serving …

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23rd US Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Amid Lawsuits

From the Archdiocese of New Orleans: In order to continue effectively ministering to the needs of the church community and victims and survivors of clergy abuse, the Administrative Offices of the Archdiocese of New Orleans announced today that it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Code. The move was necessitated by the growing financial strain …

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New Orleans Mayor: No Large Events For Rest Of 2020

CBS News New Orleans reports: New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today said she does not expect any large events to take place in the city for the remainder of 2020. While discussion has begun about how to re-start the economy and more normal activities when the coronavirus pandemic ends, the mayor said it is likely that a certain amount of …

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Archbishop Sprinkles Holy Water Over New Orleans

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Seventy-year-old New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond climbed into the open-air cockpit of a World War II-era biplane on Good Friday morning and roared off on a 25-minute mission. As a pilot steered a course from the Lakefront Airport to Kenner to Gretna, to the French Quarter and back, Aymond blessed the population, which has been …

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New Orleans Mayor Forms “Death Care Task Force”

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Tuesday announced she had formed a regional “death care task force” for the proper handling of coronavirus victims as coroners offices and funeral homes throughout the metro area reported a rush to properly store bodies and hold funeral services. In announcing the city initiative, Cantrell publicly shared guidelines on managing, preparing …

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New Orleans Converts Convention Center To Hospital

The New Orleans Advocate reports: Louisiana is taking drastic steps to surge its medical capacity to prepare for what officials fear could be an overwhelming tide of coronavirus patients in the coming days, with the state planning to put more than 1,100 beds in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to ease the strain on New Orleans area hospitals. The …

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Saints QB Pledges $5M To New Orleans Virus Relief

ESPN reports: Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced a $5 million commitment to the state of Louisiana in 2020 to help “our communities get through this tough time.” The New Orleans Saints quarterback said via Twitter last week that assessing the need in New Orleans is “a daunting task” in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak because of how …

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Reuters: New Orleans Set To Become New Epicenter

Reuters reports: New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dashing hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would not be hit as hard by the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane. The plight of New Orleans – with the world’s highest growth rate in coronavirus cases and where …

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NEW ORLEANS: NFL Team Accused of Helping Catholic Archdiocese Do Damage Control On Pedophilia Suits

The Associated Press reports: The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing the church say in …

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NEW ORLEANS: Multiple Injuries In Canal Street Hotel Construction Collapse, At Least One Man Dead [VIDEO]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: One person is dead and three are still missing after part of the Hard Rock hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning with what witnesses described as a rumble and giant cloud of dust. Multiple injuries have been reported, authorities said. One worker said about 45 people were working inside the building. …

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Hurricane Barry: Category 1, Mandatory Evacuations

The New York Times reports: Barry began to sweep into south Louisiana on Saturday and was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. The storm strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds at 75 miles per hour. Barry is moving at 5 m.p.h., about 40 miles south of Lafayette. The storm is now at hurricane strength. But wind speeds are not …

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NEW ORLEANS: Tropical Storm To Test City’s Levees

CBS News reports: Tropical Storm Barry was moving toward the Louisiana coastline Friday, and nearly 10,000 people have already been ordered to evacuate. The National Hurricane Center said there was a chance the slow-moving storm could strengthen into a hurricane as it comes ashore Saturday. Barry’s biggest threat will be rain with 10-20 inches expected to fall in parts of …

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LOUISIANA: Hurricane Warning, Bracing For Flooding

The Associated Press reports: 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’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses . National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles took …

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US Navy Fires Chaplain Over Public Sex Video

USA Today reports: A Navy chaplain was fired last month from his post at a Marine Corps command after he was caught on video having sex with a woman at a pub in New Orleans, USA TODAY has learned. The Marines fired Navy Capt. Loften Thornton on March 20 for “loss of trust and confidence,” said Marine Lt. Col. Ted …

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Hurricane Nate To Hit New Orleans At Category 2

USA Today reports: A swiftly moving Hurricane Nate strengthened in its race toward the U.S. mainland Saturday and is expected to be a Category 2 hurricane when it strikes the U.S. Gulf Coast between southeast Louisiana and Florida around midnight. States of emergency were declared in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as Nate — which has already killed at least 21 …

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Hurricane Watch Issued For New Orleans [VIDEO]

CNN reports: New Orleans, and states from Louisiana to Florida, braced Friday as forecasters predicted Tropical Storm Nate would pound the Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane. The center of the storm was expected to pass late Saturday or early Sunday about 50 miles east of New Orleans, which was devastated 12 years ago by Hurricane Katrina, according to …

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Hate Preacher Arrested At Southern Decadence

New Orleans activist Leo Watermeier writes us: One of the preachers in the hate group “Official Street Preachers” was arrested during the Southern Decadence parade Sunday. Details of the arrest were unavailable but apparently he was seen by a state trooper assaulting a female parade bystander. The group came to New Orleans to disrupt Southern Decadence. Below is a photo …

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Last Night I Met Infamous Hate Preacher Ruben Israel

Last night we came across vile hate preacher Ruben Israel and his band of repressed homosexuals as they screamed their usual abuse at passersby on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I’d had a few adult beverages so I rolled up on Israel, pointed to the closest bar, and offered to fuck the shit out of him if he’d just give …

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NEW ORLEANS: Police Snipers Guard Armored City Workers As They Remove Four Confederate Monuments

NOLA.com reports: Efforts to remove four Confederate monuments commenced early Monday morning (April 24), as crews and police gathered around the Battle of Liberty Place monument downtown around 2 a.m. to begin dismantling the first of four statues eyed for removal by the city. Just before 1:30 a.m., and after a small group of protesters had departed, a wave of …

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