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Hurricane Center: Harvey likely to reform in Gulf; heavy rain, flooding possible in Louisiana

Staff and wire report

LATEST: Tropical Depression Harvey reforms in Gulf of Mexico; heavy rain, flooding concerns headed to South Louisiana  Read more

State leaders meet with new FEMA head, cautiously prepare for rest of hurricane season

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

Louisiana leaders met with the newly minted head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday to discuss the threat of severe weather as the state braces for the peak of hurricane season. Read more

New Orleans firefighter gets jump on Lakeview would-be car burglars, avoids gunfire

BY MAX MUTH | Special to The Advocate

Lakeview resident Gino Ascani checked the images on his security camera about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after his fiancee awoke him and said something was going on. Read more

RTA denies that Rampart streetcar reduced access to jobs or that the agency isn't concerned about local riders

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | jwilliams@theadvocate.com

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority officials on Tuesday fired back at a recent report questioning the value of the agency's $75 million North Rampart streetcar line and arguing that the agency’s streetcar projects in general haven't been in the best interests of local riders. Read more

'A fog right now': Loved ones mourn author Dianne Casas after her death in a Harvey house fire

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | rvargas@theadvocate.com

Children's book author Dianne Casas could hardly have had more to look forward to. Read more

Ian McNulty: A dozen years after Hurricane Katrina, why even 'lost restaurants' have a way of sticking with us

BY IAN MCNULTY | imcnulty@theadvocate.com

When I first moved to New Orleans, back in 1999, I was amazed by how often people talked about restaurants that no longer existed. But I had it all wrong, of course. In New Orleans, just because a restaurant is no longer open for business does not necessarily mean it no longer exists. Read more

LSU's Ed Orgeron: Danny Etling, teammates excited he'll start at QB; 'I told him to call his daddy'

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

LSU’s starting quarterback competition is over. Read more

Saints' injured left tackle Terron Armstead says he's "ahead of schedule"

BY ROD WALKER | rwalker@theadvocate.com

Terron Armstead teamed up with Saints teammate Mark Ingram for a back-to-school charity event at a Target store in Metairie on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

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