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British Airways' London-New Orleans service already expanding after inaugural flight arrives

BY RICHARD THOMPSON | rthompson@theadvocate.com

For the first time in more than three decades, Louis Armstrong International Airport on Monday began regular transatlantic service to London, a move that local officials and business leaders have predicted will draw more international travelers to New Orleans. Read more

New Orleans to secure Municipal Auditorium after complaints about squatters

BY JEFF ADELSON | jadelson@theadvocate.com

The city of New Orleans will add steel panels to the doors, windows and air conditioning units at the Municipal Auditorium in an effort to keep out squatters, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said Monday. Read more

Mike Edmonson's abrupt retirement diminishes pension, but big annual sum still coming

BY JIM MUSTIAN | jmustian@theadvocate.com

By turning in his badge years earlier than expected, Col. Mike Edmonson walked away from tens of thousands of dollars in retirement benefits he could have earned had he remained State Police superintendent through Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration.   Read more

Passenger in Will Smith's car files lawsuit against convicted killer Cardell Hayes

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | rvargas@theadvocate.com

One of the passengers in Will Smith's car on the night the former Saints star was fatally shot has filed a lawsuit seeking civil damages from the convicted killer. Read more

NFL teams are relocating in bunches, but there's no reason to think Saints will leave New Orleans

BY NICK UNDERHILL | nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — Dennis Lauscha grew up in New Orleans. Read more

Shreveport lawmaker files bill to block removal of New Orleans' Confederate monuments

BY JEFF ADELSON | jadelson@theadvocate.com

A Shreveport lawmaker has again filed a bill that would prevent New Orleans from taking down statues of three Confederate leaders and one honoring an uprising by a 19th-century white supremacist militia. Read more

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