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  • Sheriff’s deputy shot, killed in suburban New Orleans

    A sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in a New Orleans suburb after stopping a pedestrian on a busy street.

  • Katrina flood case gets class-action status

    A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action …

  • New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

    The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …

  • Candy theft could mean king-size sentence: 20 years to life

    A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question …

  • $20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK

    A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …

  • Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes

    Strong storms plowed through Georgia on their way to the Carolinas Friday, spawning at least one confirmed tornado, after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

  • Future Super Bowl sites to be decided in May

    Sites for the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be decided at the NFL owners’ meetings in May in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • NFL notes: New Orleans Saints expect Drew Brees to start

    Drew Brees is expected to return as starter for New Orleans against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in the Superdome, Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday. “We’re planning on …

  • Field goal on final play spells defeat for Shock

    NEW ORLEANS – Garrett Lindholm kicked a 41-yard field goal on the final play to lift New Orleans past the visiting Spokane Shock 66-63 Saturday night at Smoothie King Center. …

  • Shock look to make it two victories in a row

    The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list. The Shock forced six turnovers …

  • Improved Shock looking for win No. 2

    The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list.

  • Snapshot: Four first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game

    Stephen Curry (pictured), Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving have been voted NBA All-Stars, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. Kobe Bryant was …

  • Shock look for magic vs. VooDoo

    As expected, Spokane has shuffled its lineup in hopes of snapping a three-game Arena Football League losing streak. The Shock (5-3) entertain New Orleans (1-6), which brings the league’s worst …

  • 17 hurt in New Orleans parade shooting

    Gunmen opened fire as dozens of people marched in a Mother’s Day second-line parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 17 people, police said.

  • With 80 acts, New Orleans Jazz Fest hopes for another splash

    NEW ORLEANS – As this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s detailed lineup was released Tuesday, a month before the gates open, organizers said they are energized and expecting …

  • Chad: Power outage doesn’t affect The Slouch

    Finally, Big Brother fought back. Serena Williams had trumped Venus and Eli Manning had out-clutched Peyton – and, of course, Albert Brooks always has been a bit funnier than Super …

  • New Orleans told to alter ‘clean zone’

    NEW ORLEANS – The city of New Orleans must scale back its plans for a “clean zone” where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super …

  • Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

    NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana officials said today they may have to intentionally breach a levee in a flooded area as Hurricane Isaac made a slow, drenching slog inland from the …

  • Army Corps: New Orleans levees holding up

    NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac pushed water over a rural levee to flood some homes, knocked out power and immersed beach-front roads in Louisiana and Mississippi early this morning as …

  • Isaac aims at Gulf Coast amid political backdrop

    NEW ORLEANS — Finally a hurricane, the unwieldy and wobbly Isaac bore down on New Orleans today, almost seven years to the day that Hurricane Katrina transformed this city and …

  • Isaac now a Category 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast

    MIAMI — Isaac became a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered …

  • Isaac nearly a hurricane, packs coast flood threat

    CHAUVIN, La. — Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its …

  • Shock defeat VooDoo in overtime

    On a night when a lot went wrong for the Spokane Shock, Terrance Sanders did a ton of things right. Sanders picked off two passes – one in overtime – …

  • Roster revamped for Shock’s first home game in month

    It’s been nearly a month since the Spokane Shock played a home game. During that stretch, Spokane put together some of its best football of the Arena Football League season, …

  • Injuries, departures leave Shock shorthanded

    Spokane is keeping its training staff and the Arena Football League offices busy. The Shock were so depleted near the end of Friday’s 84-63 loss to Utah that they only …

  • Jury convicts 5 officers in post-Katrina shootings

    A federal jury today convicted five current or former police officers in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Rowley may supply magic vs. VooDoo

    When Kyle Rowley sprained the AC joint in his right (throwing) shoulder six weeks ago, some thought it could be a season-ending injury. Best-case scenarios had him returning late in …

  • Rathdrum man wins $30K at Bassmaster Classic

    Brandon Palaniuk, 23, of Rathdrum finished fourth in the three-day Bassmaster Classic — the Superbowl of professional bass fishing — after the final weigh-in today in New Orleans

  • Rathdrum angler advances to 4th place in Bassmaster

    Brandon Palaniuk, 23, of Rathdrum moved up seven places to have shot of the championship of the Bassmaster Classic, which ends Sunday in New Orleans.

  • Home is built to ride New Orleans’ floods

    NEW ORLEANS – A house capable of floating atop rising floodwaters made its debut Tuesday in New Orleans alongside more than a dozen other homes built through actor Brad Pitt’s …



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