Mitch Landrieu

February 08, 2018 - 10:58 am
On Tuesday, the Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson issued a proclamation. “Whereas Mobile is known as having the oldest verified Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, beginning in 1703, well before the founding of our nation. “And whereas the city is also host to the first formally organized...
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February 05, 2018 - 1:42 pm
By REBECCA SANTANA and KEVIN MCGILL | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system...
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February 02, 2018 - 5:23 pm
By STACEY PLAISANCE | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mardi Gras season is kicking into high gear with a slew of major parades throughout New Orleans. Parade-goers take to the streets Friday to watch the Krewe of Cork pay homage to wine in the French Quarter and the first parades that pass...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:00 am
(AP) -- Alabama made news with its dig at New Orleans - billboards touting Mobile as the home of America's original Mardi Gras celebration. The billboards in Southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi tell motorists how close they are to "America's original Mardi Gras." On Thursday, New Orleans...
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January 25, 2018 - 6:35 am
(AP) - President Donald Trump says mayors who boycotted a White House event over an administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities are placing the needs of illegal immigrants above citizens. "We can't have it," Trump says. "We want a safe country." Trump is welcoming a bipartisan group of...
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Chris Miller
January 19, 2018 - 10:21 am
New Orleans Mayor Landrieu said Friday that enough pressure has built up in the city's water mains that health officials can begin collecting samples. The mayor said results should be available "within 24 hours." "The testing for water quality has begun," Landrieu said during a mid-day briefing. "...
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