New Orleans hosts NBA All-star game for a third time
Posted on 2/17/2017 6:20:00 AM.

It's NBA All-star weekend again in the Big Easy. President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Jay Cicero says they didn’t have much time to plan because they only found out they were hosting last year. The event was moved from Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of an anti-LGBT law that was enacted last year.

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Governor declares state of emergency after tornado outbreak
Posted on 2/7/2017 4:57:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has declared yet another state of emergency in the Bayou State, as his office says at least 7 tornadoes touched down in 6 parishes on Tuesday. New Orleans East sustained the most damage, after a massive twister moved through the Crescent City around 11 a.m. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says they were extremely lucky there was no loss of life.

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When might New Orleans see its next Super Bowl?
Posted on 2/3/2017 12:56:00 PM.
NRG Stadium in Houston is hosting its second ever Super Bowl this weekend, so when next will it be New Orleans' turn to get the big game? Jay Cicero with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation says the Super Bowl is already awarded through 2021.
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Analyst questions effectiveness of plan to reduce crime in New Orleans
Posted on 1/24/2017 11:43:00 AM.

New Orleans officials have announced a plan to reduce crime in the French Quarter, but some are skeptical the $40 million proposal will be effective. Crime analyst and New Orleans native Jeff Asher is particularly uncertain of the new regulation that will require bars on Bourbon Street to close their doors at 3 a.m.

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Officials announce a new crime fighting plan for New Orleans
Posted on 1/23/2017 6:07:00 PM.

New crime prevention measures will be put in place throughout the Crescent City and it calls for big changes on Bourbon Street. The announcement was made by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who says this $40 million plan will increase the flexibility of police manpower and improve crime deterrence.

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Wrestlemania to New Orleans 2018; quickest the WWE event returns to a host city ever
Posted on 1/10/2017 1:38:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
WWE's Wrestlemania will be returning to New Orleans in 2018. Governor John Bel Edwards was on hand for the announcement Tuesday morning that the Big Easy will host professional wrestling's biggest event on Sunday, April 8th of next year. He says it's just another huge occasion to laud the 300th year of the founding of New Orleans.
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Cleanup begins for Charity Hospital in New Orleans
Posted on 1/10/2017 4:53:00 AM.

The clean-up process for Charity Hospital in New Orleans begins today. The historic building has been out of commission since Hurricane Katrina. LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division Director of Facility Planning Jerry Jones says this project will cost over 6.4 million dollars. He says everything inside the building has been there since 2005.

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Nungesser says Dick Clark's NYE New Orleans countdown is priceless marketing for Louisiana
Posted on 12/30/2016 3:44:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says they are thrilled to kick off 2017 by nationally showcasing our amazing culture through New Orleans during this year's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." It's the first time the production will do a Central Time Zone Countdown.
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Baton Rouge receives funding to start plans for passenger rail service between BR and NOLA
Posted on 12/21/2016 5:23:00 AM.

Baton Rouge has received funding to start plans for a commuter train between the Capitol City and New Orleans. John Spain with the Southern Rail Commission says the city received quarter of a million dollars to start planning for a new train station in downtown Baton Rouge, and the city has agreed to match the federal investment.

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New Orleans to be featured on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Posted on 12/6/2016 4:04:00 AM.

New Orleans will now be featured as part of the 2017 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Local Representative for Dick Clark Productions Gary Solomon says this is the first time in the show’s history that there will be another countdown in the Central time zone. He says it’s a real game changer for the Crescent City.

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