Audubon Zoo jaguar likely bit through steel cable barrier before escaping
Posted on 7/17/2018 3:25:00 PM.

The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans says the jaguar that got loose on Sunday and killed nine other animals most likely bit through a stainless steel cable barrier near the roof of his enclosure.

 
 
Zoo Director Kyle Burks says the big cat then pushed through an eight-by-ten-inch hole in the roof and got out. Burks says the enclosure is inspected on a regular basis.
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Is Air BnB pushing locals out of New Orleans?
Posted on 7/13/2018 4:12:00 PM.

This week at a public meeting New Orleans dove deep into questions about the effects of short-term rentals, like Air BnB on the local housing market.
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Nungesser throws a meeting of the minds in NOLA
Posted on 6/27/2018 6:50:00 AM.

Lieutenant governors from around the nation are converging in New Orleans for a three day summit. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will welcome the annual 2018 meeting of the National Governors Association with opening remarks. Among the topics being discussed, Nungesser says he intends on bringing attention to the dangers of cheaper, imported seafood.
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Louisiana officials push for inspection fee on imported seafood
Posted on 6/15/2018 1:01:00 PM.

Louisiana officials back an effort to impose a five to ten cent inspection fee on all imported seafood coming, in an effort to push back against lower quality, cheaper imported shrimp that’s hurting Louisiana shrimpers.

During an appearance on Talk Louisiana, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says foreign seafood doesn’t meet our safety standards.
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New Orleans set to gain 350 new IT jobs from Austin-based tech company
Posted on 6/11/2018 1:31:00 PM.

More tech jobs are coming to Louisiana with today’s announcement that Austin-based Accruent will open an office in New Orleans. Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says the tech center is expected to bring in 350 jobs into the Big Easy.
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Ella Brennan, a Queen of New Orleans Cuisine, dies at age 92
Posted on 5/31/2018 2:29:00 PM.
Ella Brennan, a Queen of New Orleans Cuisine, has passed away at the age of 92. As an influential member of the Brennan family, she helped shape and guide the New Orleans food scene in iconic restaurants like Commanders Palace. Food Critic Tom Fitzmorris says few people on earth had her same talent for turning restaurants into world-famous culinary institutions.More
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6th Annual Teacher Leader Summit begins in New Orleans today
Posted on 5/30/2018 4:40:00 AM.

Louisiana is kicking off its 6th Annual Teacher Leader Summit in New Orleans today. The conference is expected to be attended by 7,000 teachers from districts across the state. The summit even has its own app, to help teachers plot their way through the dozens of lectures and workshops.
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New Orleans is up to bid for Super Bowl 58 with no competitors
Posted on 5/21/2018 12:10:00 PM.
New Orleans is the only city that has been invited to bid for the 2024 Super Bowl, potentially setting the stage for the Big Easy’s 11th time hosting the big game. Saints Owner Gayle Benson will pitch NFL executives on hosting Super Bowl 58 on Wednesday.
 
 Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero says unlike past years, there are no competing bids.
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Annual Marijuana Business conference beings in New Orleans
Posted on 5/8/2018 5:01:00 AM.

It is high times in New Orleans this week as the annual MJBiz conference kicks off today. 70 experts and 275 companies will be represented in the marijuana industry conference that’s in its 7th year. Cassandra Farrington is the CEO of Marijuana biznews daily which reports on the cannabis industry. She says these conventions are fostering the boom that is the weed industry.


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Louisiana has 6th consecutive year of record-breaking tourism
Posted on 5/7/2018 2:58:00 PM.

Louisiana is now on a six-year-run of record breaking tourism numbers as the state saw 500,000 more visitors in 2017 than it saw in 2016, for a total of 46.7 million visitors.More

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