Tag Archives: New Orleans

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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New Orleans Tourism Bureau Posts Beautiful Affirmation Of LGBT Tourism: We Welcome Everyone [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation: New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and members of the New Orleans community gathered together during Mardi Gras 2017 to create a tourism video letting potential visitors know that New Orleans welcomes everyone. Conceived by NOTMC’s advertising agency of record, 360i, and directed by Trent Jaklitsch of Gravy Films, the spot illustrates New …

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Louisiana’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Hillary Clinton: Bigoted Donald Trump Would Be Disastrous For America

From the editorial board of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Mr. Trump has proved himself wholly unsuited to be president. He has spent this campaign denigrating women, Muslims, Mexicans, refugees, disabled people, the parents of a soldier who died in Iraq and essentially anyone who questioned him. He has suggested that an African-American protester at one of his rallies should be …

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NBA Chooses New Orleans For 2017 All-Star Game

The Associated Press reports: The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn’t been announced. An announcement was expected within the day, the person said. New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was …

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NEW ORLEANS: Dollar Store Cashier Caught On Camera Refusing To Serve Gay Customers [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: A woman who overheard a cashier at a New Orleans Family Dollar store loudly expressing homophobic sentiments to customers with a “hateful passion” said she was denied service after she identified herself as gay and asked the cashier to stop. Videos recorded by Melissa Langford, 34, capture the moments after her initial confrontation as the …

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Four US Cities Ranked Among World’s 50 Most Violent

St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans have been ranked among the world’s 50 most violent large cities based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil has a staggering 21 cities on the list. From the Daily Mail: Latin America features highly in the ranking, released by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, as it is home to …

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Hate Preachers At Southern Decadence [VIDEO]

Hate preacher Ruben Israel and his klan were in New Orleans again last weekend. Clip recap: “This Mini Documentary was filmed in New Orleans La. at the Southern Decadence Homo Fest. The LGBT Community is a Depraved and Perverted Community that Must be Resisted and Destroyed! Ruben Israel exposes the true condition of the LGBT community.”

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LOUISIANA: First Marriage Takes Place, Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Clerks Can Opt Out

Louisiana has seen its first same-sex marriage but Gov. Bobby Jindal is following the lead of Texas and today declared that state employees can opt-out if they have religious objections. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has said Louisiana court clerks and other state employees who don’t want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of religious objections won’t have to …

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LOUISIANA: New Orleans Tourism Bureau Comes Out Against RFRA Bill

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has issued a statement denouncing the pending RFRA bill in Louisiana. Via the Times-Picayune: “The adoption of certain types of overreaching, problematic and divisive legislation in Louisiana has the possibility of threatening our state’s third largest industry and creating economic losses pushing past a billion dollars a year and costing us tens of …

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Street Preachers At Mardi Gras 2015

Ruben Israel and his cast of idiots, of course.

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First Reactions From Fifth Circuit Court: Judges Appear Poised For Pro-Gay Ruling

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