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Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He spoke on the way…

Coast Guard rescues two from sinking boat near Lake Pontchartrain

The Coast Guard med-evaced two sailors Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.  Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:47 a.m. from a good Samaritan reporting a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on…

New Orleans to shut down bars during Mardi Gras weekend

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city's bars will be closed throughout the Mardi Gras weekend to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Cantrell's Friday announcement means New Orleans' famous…

Nola Jazz and Heritage Fest moved to October

Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival say they now plan to hold this year’s version of the event in October. Jazz Fest is usually held every spring, but it didn’t happen last year because…

WWII Museum to observe 76th anniversary of D-Day on Saturday

The National WWII Museum will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on Saturday, and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening as The National D-Day Museum in 2000. Following its Congressional designation as The National WWII Museum…

Nearly entire Louisiana prison dorm tests positive for virus

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly every woman in a Louisiana prison dormitory has tested positive for COVID-19, and two-thirds of them showed no symptoms, state figures show. The women at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St.…