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Don Ames
October 09, 2017 - 6:25 am
New Orleans had the opportunity this weekend to be included in a busy Gulf of Mexico hurricane season. With Texas and Florida still on the rebound from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a Hurricane Nate headed for Louisiana rightfully made for a nervous New Orleans. But, it was not to be. Nate did deal a...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 8:56 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate — the first...
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October 08, 2017 - 11:13 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a press conference Sunday morning to address the city's response to Hurricane Nate. The mayor defended actions taken as the storm approached, including a Saturday night curfew, which lasted less than an hour. Mayor Landrieu said decisions made by the city were...
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October 08, 2017 - 8:36 am
WWL.com Reporting With the decrease in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, any hope of exporting Louisiana goods is shrinking. State Agricultural Commissioner Mike Strain says working on the issues between the two nations is of top priority. "I think we need to make sure our ambassadors...
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October 08, 2017 - 5:47 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A prosecutor's report has found that officers from the U.S. Capitol Police and Alexandria, Virginia, police department fired more than 40 rounds to subdue and eventually kill the man who shot and wounded Congressman Steve Scalise and others on a northern Virginia ballfield...
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October 08, 2017 - 5:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge has ordered Louisiana to pay $180,000 to a New Orleans man who spent almost a decade behind bars wrongfully on a murder charge. Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter ruled the state must compensate Kia Stewart, whose conviction was tossed two years ago. Several witnesses...
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October 08, 2017 - 4:50 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nate has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves inland over Mississippi and Alabama. The storm's maximum sustained winds decreased Sunday morning to near 70 mph (110 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to continue quickly weakening. Earlier...
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