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  • New Orleans Mayor believes her power is greater than First Amendment

    12/19/2020 5:53:45 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Liberty Loft ^ | 19 December 2020 | Jared Dyson
    New Orleans, LA — In just a few days, there will be countless celebrations to ring in the new year. Many are ready to move on from 2020 after many crazy events and a worldwide pandemic that has resulted in thousands of lives lost. Each year, television networks battle with their New Years’ Eve celebrations. One big event is the “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve,” which has been a staple of News Years Eve for many years. It’s hosted by Ryan Seacrest and is scheduled to take place in New Orleans this year. One Christian singer scheduled to perform this year...
  • Marxist Take ‘Em Down NOLA Ignores Fact That Blacks Owned Slaves, Too

    07/13/2020 11:45:32 AM PDT · by rxsid · 39 replies ^ | 07.13.2020 | Johann Batiste
    BATISTE: Marxist Take ‘Em Down NOLA Ignores Fact That Blacks Owned Slaves, TooThe Take ‘Em Down NOLA movement ignores unpopular historical facts while leading its removalist campaign. The group crusades against slave owners and people connected to the short-lived Confederate States of America, but it has long avoided the reality that Black people owned Black slaves and Blacks were part of the Confederacy. As complex as that past may be to some, New Orleans, Louisiana, has an even more convoluted history. And some of the Black heroes, honored with memorials, meet Take Em Down’s qualifications for removal.Louisiana led all states...
  • New Orleans Police Department Thanks Demonstrators for Peaceful Protest

    06/01/2020 10:40:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 5/31/2020 | Amy Furr
    Police in New Orleans, Louisiana, thanked protesters Saturday for demonstrating peacefully following the death of George Floyd. In a tweet, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said it appreciated how the group that gathered at Duncan Plaza conducted themselves during the event: The New Orleans Police Department appreciates the way demonstrators conducted themselves today while exercising their right to free speech. We are proud of our great city and our community’s commitment to advocate for social justice. However, video footage shared by Fox 8 reporter Josh Roberson appeared to show protesters chanting “death to the racist pig”
  • City’s street homeless being moved into hotel (NOLA)

    03/26/2020 4:11:01 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    WWL-TV4 NOLA ^ | March 25, 2020 | David Hammer
    NEW ORLEANS — City and state officials worked to finalize plans Wednesday to move homeless people off the streets and fill a 155-room hotel in the Central Business District. The general manager of that hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn-New Orleans French Quarter Downtown on Gravier Street, confirmed the plan was to start moving people in groups of 35 from encampments and house and feed them for the next 30 days, using a mixture of federal, state, local and philanthropic funds. “We have transitioned our hotel into an intake facility,” said hotel general manager Adam Turni told WWL-TV in an exclusive...
  • John Bel Edwards' coronavirus orders from 'ivory tower' are 'out of line,' Rep. Higgins says

    03/17/2020 10:35:53 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The (New Orleans, LA) Times - Picayune ^ | March 17, 2020 | SAM KARLIN AND BRYN STOLE
    After Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered bars, casinos and other businesses to shut down or curtail operations to fight the rapid spread of the coronavirus in Louisiana, U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins posted a video in which he blasted the governor as “out of line” and accusing him of sitting in an “ivory tower.” Higgins, a Republican from Port Barre, took a stance that is sharply at odds with public health professionals, political leaders and President Donald Trump’s administration, which has advised Louisiana and other states to put in severe restrictions to tamp down a rising tide of COVID-19 cases. Higgins...
  • Collapse of Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans under construction: See photos, video from scene

    10/12/2019 11:32:37 AM PDT · by fatima · 68 replies ^ | OCT 12, 2019 AT 11:56 AM | STAFF REPORT
    Multiple people were reportedly injured Saturday morning when part of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed. STORY: Multiple injuries reported after Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapses This is a developing story. See the photos below.
  • Live coverage of the Hard Rock Hotel crane implosion

    10/19/2019 9:47:07 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    WGNO New Orleans ^ | October 19 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS – Work crews are finalizing preparations for a controlled demolition that will take down twin tower cranes that have been swaying precariously over the ruins of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site since a fatal collapse one week ago. If all goes to plan, the cross beams of the cranes, which each weigh 145,000 pounds, will collapse where they stand, according to New Orleans Fire Department chief Tim McConnell.
  • Hard Rock Hotel collapses on Canal Street

    10/12/2019 8:02:07 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 90 replies
    WWL ^ | 10/12/19
    NEW ORLEANS — The Hard Rock Hotel that was set to open on Canal Street has collapsed while under construction. Few details were immediately available from city officials but no injuries were immediately reported. The cause of the collapse was not immediately clear.
  • New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse: Four months later [shows incompetence of ...]

    02/17/2020 2:37:05 AM PST · by topher · 26 replies
    WDSU ^ | Updated: 10:51 AM CST Feb 13, 2020 | Jennifer Crockett
    [Intro by poster topher] Two bodies still trapped under wreckage after 4 months... NEW ORLEANS — Four months after the Hard Rock hotel construction site on Canal Street collapsed, the mangled concrete and twisted steel still looms over downtown New Orleans. On the border of the collapse zone, a memorial for the three men killed in the collapse continues to grow. Advertisement The site has become a landmark, with visitors and locals stopping to take pictures and write messages on ribbons for the families of Anthony Magrette, Jose Ponce Arreola and Quinnyon Wimberley, who died when the building fell Oct....
  • President Donald Trump expected to attend LSU-Clemson national championship game

    01/03/2020 5:56:35 PM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | January 3, 2020 | Kevin McGuire
    It looks as though President Donald Trump is about to attend his third college football game this season. According to The Advocate, the president is expected to be attending the national championship game between LSU and Clemson on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Although that has not been officially confirmed by The White House at this time, it is known that the president likes to attend college football game son the taxpayer’s dollar.
  • NOPD: At least 11 people shot along Canal Street

    12/01/2019 6:18:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    WDSU ^ | 12 02 2019 | WDSU Digital Team
    New Orleans police are investigating a mass shooting along Canal Street. According to NOPD, at least 11 people were struck by gunfire in the 700 block of Canal Street just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Superintendent Shaun Ferguson says officers were on the block when the shooting happened. No officers were reported injured. A person was detained near the scene, however police say their involvement in this incident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made. SNIP
  • Brutal wipeout for Democrats in Louisiana and the press trying to keep it quiet

    10/15/2019 8:12:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The last of the Louisiana state election numbers are in and it's not pretty for the Democrats. Not only does its moderate Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, face a runoff as noted here, the state Senate has taken a supermajority. And a whole bunch of key state offices went squarely to Republicans. Funny how the press isn't covering this much. But Guy Benson at Townhall is, and he found a Democratic Party "decimated": Among statewide office-holders, the incumbent GOP Lieutenant Governor (68 percent), Attorney General (66 percent), Treasurer (60 percent, and Agricultural Commissioner (58 percent) were all re-elected without the...
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in Desire shooting; total 13 people wounded in New Orleans since Friday night

    09/22/2019 9:57:44 AM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    nola ^ | Sept. 21, 2019 | staff
    One person has died and another injured after they were shot in New Orleans on Saturday night in the Desire area, pushing the total of gunshot victims this weekend in the city to 13. According to New Orleans police, this latest shooting happened in the 3400 block of Louisa Street, when an individual in a black Cadillac drove by and began shooting. A 17-year-old was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Friday night on City Park Avenue. Four people were shot in the St. Claude neighborhood late Saturday morning, according to police. A number of shots were...
  • Retiring state Sen. Wesley Bishop subject of federal criminal probe, SUNO records show

    08/31/2019 10:40:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    nola ^ | Aug. 30, 2019 | Gordon Russell
    State Sen. Wesley Bishop, a Democrat from New Orleans who recently announced he would not seek re-election after eight years in the Legislature, is under federal investigation for possible payroll abuse, records show. Bishop serves as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern University at New Orleans. In a series of stories last year, WVUE-TV Fox 8 reported that Bishop had been paid for 122 days of sick leave at SUNO while attending hearings in Baton Rouge in his capacity as a lawmaker. The station raised questions about whether the roughly $50,000 in sick leave payments were legal or...
  • Records show Clinton dined with Epstein in 1995, predating public timeline

    07/10/2019 3:35:45 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton dined with financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 1995, records show—years before the interactions detailed in a statement from his office earlier this week. That statement condemned the wealthy hedge fund manager after his indictment for alleged sex trafficking crimes was unsealed Monday. The statement said Clinton "knows nothing" about Epstein's alleged crimes and included a timeline of Clinton's interactions with him starting in 2002. But according to a story published back in March 1995 by the Palm Beach Post, then-President Clinton attended a “three-hour dinner” at the time with a “very select group of...
  • Entire New Orleans Times-Picayune staff axed after sale to competitor

    05/06/2019 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | May 3, 2019 | 9:53pm | Updated May 06, 2019 | By Keith J. Kelly
    The Newhouse family sold the 182-year-old daily The Times-Picayune and its website,, to a scrappy New Orleans competitor, and the entire staff is being laid off. That has stirred worries across the other papers in the family’s Advance Publications empire. A total of 161 staff members are being laid off, according to a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) notice filed with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, which listed 65 reporter and editor jobs in the bloodbath. John and Dathel Georges, the husband-and-wife team that owns the rival New Orleans Advocate, are buying The Times-Picayune from Newhouse’s Advance Local,...

    05/05/2019 2:05:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 5, 2019
    Diana Ross says a TSA agent at a New Orleans airport took a pat-down search too far -- which left her feeling shaken and violated afterward. The legendary soul singer described her experience early Sunday morning in a string of tweets, explaining that while she's normally treated like royalty in NOLA ... she got the exact opposite treatment at an airport there -- saying, "I was treated like [expletive]." [snip] Ms. Ross says she's not blaming the airline she flew with -- Delta, apparently -- but instead is pointing the finger at a female TSA agent that conducted an "over...
  • Phillies Pitcher Aaron Nola Becomes Yuengling’s First MLB Brand Ambassador

    03/25/2019 7:51:04 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 28 replies
    POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. and Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Aaron Nola are teaming up. The collaboration announced Monday will make All-Star Nola one of the first active MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. “Yuengling holds a special spot in my heart,” said Aaron Nola. “I had my first Yuengling Lager after being drafted by Philadelphia and I haven’t looked back. The fact that America’s Oldest Brewery is family owned and operated is important to me as I value family over everything. I love cracking open a cold Yuengling whether it’s a day fishing...
  • New Orleans Buyback Effort Marred By Stupidity(DOH!)

    01/22/2019 12:05:17 PM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/22/2019 | tom knighton
    LaToya Cantrell‘s gun buyback turned out to be a bust. Previously unmentioned, this painfully liberal effort only had $100,000 total, so only money for 200 people. Small, important details such as this had not been shared. The Hayride jumped on the fact Cantrell originally said $500 per gun. Then it was modified to $500 max per resident no matter if they turned in one or five guns. As to how it worked, they gave vouchers for guns. The buyback was advertised as cash although one person said he received a $500 card for Dollar General. It’s still unclear if anyone...
  • Power knocked out throughout much of Baton Rouge CBD, could take hours to restore

    10/19/2018 12:18:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | ANNIE OURSO LANDRY, STEPHANIE RIEGEL
    Much of downtown Baton Rouge lost power during the lunch hour and Entergy officials say the outage could last hours. The heart of the Central Business District lost power around 12:40 p.m., says Entergy spokesman David Freese, after a “non-Entergy contractor” damaged an underground cable. Entergy is currently assessing the damage, which will take hours to repair, says Freese, cautioning it’s impossible to provide an accurate restoration time until Though City Hall is impacted, Chief Administrative Officer Darryl Gissel says the city-parish government building is operating on backup generators and will remain open. City-parish officials urge caution traveling in the...