Jazz Fest kicks off in New Orleans
Posted on 4/28/2017 3:53:00 AM.

Music lovers from all over the country are gathering in New Orleans for the Jazz & Heritage Festival that kicks off today. Producer Quint Davis says they have 580 musical acts over a two-weekend period. Harry Connick Junior, Maroon 5, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are headliners this weekend and 2nd weekend performers are just as good.
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Lawmaker plans to move forward with bill protecting confederate monuments
Posted on 4/25/2017 11:57:00 AM.

A state lawmaker plans to move forward with her legislation designed to protect Confederate monuments, even though the process of removing them has begun in New Orleans. The Liberty Place monument was taken down early Monday morning, and the city also plans to remove three more confederate-era statues. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell opposes what Mayor Mitch Landrieu is doing.
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Lt. Gov Nungesser disappointed Liberty Place monument removed
Posted on 4/25/2017 10:28:00 AM.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is not happy the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans was taken down under the cover of night. The monument commemorated a group of white supremacists who fought against the racially integrated police force in 1874. Nungesser says the monuments should stay in place because they’re part of Louisiana’s history.
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New Orleans removes Confederate monument early this morning
Posted on 4/24/2017 11:19:00 AM.

During the overnight hours, New Orleans city contractors began removing the first of four Confederate monuments. The Liberty Place monument was taken away at around 5:30 this morning in pieces on a flat bed truck.
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Reconstruction begins on first 8 blocks of Bourbon Street
Posted on 4/24/2017 3:51:00 AM.

A major construction project begins today on the first 8 blocks of Bourbon Street. Director of New Orleans Public Works Col. Mark Jernigan says they’ll remove and replace the existing pavement and all of the infrastructure underneath. He says it is much needed repair work on New Orleans’ most historic street.
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Lt. Gov Nunesser promotes direct flights from New Orleans to Germany
Posted on 3/14/2017 3:49:00 AM.

The Louisiana Office of Tourism is promoting the Bayou State to travelers from Germany, as Condor Airlines prepares to offer direct flights to New Orleans this summer. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says representatives from his office spent the last week in Berlin promoting Louisiana’s food, culture, and history to the German-speaking market. But their efforts don’t stop there.
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Controversy over Confederate monuments remains despite court ruling
Posted on 3/7/2017 11:34:00 AM.

It’s expected that New Orleans city officials will quickly move to take down Confederate monuments around the city now that the federal appeals court has approved their removal. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office says they will begin taking bids today and a contract will be awarded in 25 days.
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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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