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New Orleans News Updates

What if a hurricane pushed a surge up an already high Mississippi River? No one is certain.


The Mississippi River has always been the lifeblood of New Orleans. It’s the reason for the city’s existence, and an awe-inspiring if sometimes forgotten feature of its landscape. One thing it hasn’t been, at least in recent memory, is a threat. Read more

Special report: For Louisiana racehorses, failure at the track can end in a deadly fashion

BY JOHN SIMERMAN | Staff writer

Two Union Parish deputies drove north on a chilly day in January, past rolling ranches, pine stands and chicken farms, to the top of the Louisiana boot and across into Arkansas. Read more

Gretna police officer suggests U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'needs a round' in social media post

BY CHAD CALDER | Staff writer

A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" who "needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve." Read more

James Gill: How the FBI and the Baton Rouge U.S. Attorney trumped up false charges against two scientists

By James Gill

When the Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge set out to railroad two former employees, its director and staff resorted to “actual foul play,” and “intentionally withheld exculpatory evidence during the course of the government investigation.” Read more

Stephanie Grace: At Trump's lowest moment, Louisiana Republicans once again give him cover


U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has really hit the big time now. One of the senator’s carefully curated — umm, Kennedyisms, for lack of a better word — got President Donald Trump’s attention last week, and made the presidential Twitter feed. Read more

New Orleans Saints head to training camp with star power, few holes; here are factors to watch

BY HERBIE TEOPE | Staff writer

The early-summer pageantry of Saints players practicing in shorts and no pads during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp is in the rear-view mirror. Read more

In the era of the NCAA transfer portal, roster management is changing: 'It's like free agency'

BY BROOKS KUBENA | Staff writer

Wes Fritz is the coach assigned with keeping his eye on the portal. Read more

Former LSU wide receiver Jonathan Giles transfers to Texas Southern

BY BROOKS KUBENA | Staff writer

Former LSU wide receiver Jonathan Giles will return to the state of Texas to finish his college career after spending just over a month in the NCAA transfer portal. Read more

Blame games? New high school sports harassment law takes aim at fan abusing officials


Rep. Cameron Henry proposed House Bill 184 to address a constituent’s concerns about youth sports in Metairie. But a memory from Henry’s childhood offers telling insight about high school athletics. Read more