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Some churches sprinkling ashes instead of making mark of the cross because of coronavirus

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Man shot in leg in Central City, New Orleans police say

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Standardized testing problems widespread in these New Orleans-area schools, report finds

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Woman struck by sedan in Treme; victim in serious condition, NOPD says

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'A beautiful sign': Large white shark in Gulf of Mexico indicates region is thriving

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Facing public health threat, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy attempts to revive funding for coronavirus

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What's it like living in the heart of Mardi Gras madness? Many 'absolutely love it'

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On Mardi Gras, many revelers ditch traditional parades for French Quarter, walking krewes

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Man shot after he found vehicle being burglarized; NOPD releases image of alleged burglar

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Child shot near University Medical Center; grandfather fired shot after family argument

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Fat Tuesday goes off without a hitch after a tragic Mardi Gras season

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A 2,000-pound shark is off Louisiana's coast and that might be a first

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One person dead after vehicle hits tree, overturns in 7th Ward; NOPD investigating

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Woman fatally shot on Dickory Avenue in Harahan, sheriff says

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New Orleans inspectors accused of skipping inspections at two more major CBD building sites

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Baton Rouge woman pregnant with twins, son killed in two-vehicle crash on I-10

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Louisiana prison officer used force against inmate, lied about it, Department of Corrections says

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Notice flaring at ExxonMobil? Baton Rouge refinery to restore operations after fire

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Family of pregnant woman killed in road-rage crash has mixed emotions after suspect's arrest

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Proteus, Orpheus to begin 30 minutes early because of the weather, city says

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NOPD's Shaun Ferguson defends his call to ban tandem floats in 2020 and talks barricades, speed

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Cobalt Rehab Center property in Mid-City sold for just under $29M

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After Nyx, Endymion float deaths, krewes consider tandem float ban, more barricades

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Man shot dead on Treasure Street in 7th Ward identified, coroner says

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Look: Mangled car found and pulled out of Algiers drainage canal, S&WB says

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Inmate escapes New Orleans jail; authorities search for burglary suspect

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Global markets fall sharply as virus cases spread past Asia

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Woman tries to fire unloaded gun at elderly victim, then strikes him with ax, NOPD says

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Teen killed in Baton Rouge shooting was a star prep football player headed to Southeastern

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Political Horizons: After years of neglect, state looking at fixing rural problems

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How a new alliance between House, Senate leaders could rework Louisiana lawmaking dynamics

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Another cold snap to hit southeast Louisiana? See Mardi Gras week forecast

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Louisiana public schools made gains during John White's tenure, but still 'not where it needs to be'

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Keeping a wary eye on the Pearl River, St. Tammany residents prepare for possible flooding

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2 people fall from second-story balcony along parade route, taken to hospital: EMS

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Update: NOPD clarifies statement, says no exceptions for tandem float ban in 2020

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Mardi Gras goes on despite 2 deaths; leaders urge task force to improve safety at parades

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Two Krewe of Thoth riders hospitalized after falling off floats during parade, New Orleans EMS says

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Wine merchant Brian Chehardy to hoist chalice over Metairie's annual Argus parade on Mardi Gras

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Six Nyx floats will ride with Pandora in Metairie after fatal accident on route, krewe says

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'A loving, hard-working man': Family mourns Joseph Sampson, killed in Endymion accident

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New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Feb. 23, 2020

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New Orleans, Baton Rouge area Business Honors for Feb. 23, 2020

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New Orleans, Baton Rouge area Business Briefs for Feb. 23, 2020

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Tandem floats eliminated from remaining parades after Endymion accident, officials say

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Man hit and killed by Endymion float in 2nd 'horrific' accident during Mardi Gras

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Senator Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

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Tulane to turn old Warwick Hotel into med housing, growing its downtown footprint

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WWL-TV: Kenner woman booked on vehicular homicide, feticide in connection to road rage crash

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Mardi Gras and DWIs: An inside look at the numbers and how police handle this 'dangerous' time

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Man fatally shot on Treasure Street in 7th Ward; NOPD investigating

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