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Crews comb through devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans area

A tornado kills 1, leaves thousands without power

Originally Published: 23 MAR 22 00:56 ET Updated: 23 MAR 22 08:11 ET By Kelly McCleary, CNN (CNN) -- Search and rescue teams were combing through debris and damaged neighborhoods in the New Orleans area Wednesday morning after a…

Cowboys, Saints collide trying to stem midseason slides

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have lost four straight for the first time since 2015 and the Dallas Cowboys have been just one victory better during their past four games. Those coinciding slides set up a pivotal…

Carnival Glory cruise ship to house essential workers

In efforts to help Hurricane Ida recovery

Originally Published: 08 SEP 21 12:00 ET Updated: 08 SEP 21 12:03 ET By David Williams, CNN (CNN) -- The Carnival Glory cruise ship will house hospital staff, first responders and other emergency workers in New Orleans to help with…

Biden administration taps emergency oil stockpile

The decision comes amid Louisiana gas crisis

Originally Published: 02 SEP 21 15:17 ET By Matt Egan, CNN Business (CNN) -- The United States will release 1.5 million barrels of crude oil from its emergency stockpile of oil, the Energy Department announced Thursday. The decision to tap…

Hurricane Ida hit the oil industry hard as it headed to New Orleans

Over 95% of oil production facilities have been shut down

Originally Published: 29 AUG 21 15:36 ET Updated: 29 AUG 21 15:42 ET By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business (CNN) -- Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans Sunday after cutting through the Gulf of Mexico, causing massive disruptions to US oil production…

'The situation is much more serious than it was six hours ago'

New Orleans mayor says there's not enough time to order new mandatory evacuations ahead of Hurricane Ida

Originally Published: 27 AUG 21 21:42 ET By Steve Almasy and Rebekah Riess, CNN (CNN) -- Almost 16 years to the date after Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed the city's flood protection system, New Orleans is bracing for another potentially dangerous…

New Orleans Jazz Fest cancels 2021 event due to Covid-19

Jazz Fest in 2020 was also canceled due to the pandemic

Originally Published: 08 AUG 21 19:24 ET Updated: 09 AUG 21 02:58 ET By Kay Jones, Gregory Lemos and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- Rising cases of Covid-19 in Louisiana have led to the cancellation of the New Orleans Jazz…

Shooting near Bourbon Street leaves 5 injured

One person has been detained

Originally Published: 01 AUG 21 11:42 ET Updated: 01 AUG 21 12:06 ET By Alta Spells and Gregory Lemos, CNN (CNN) -- A shooting in the French Quarter section of New Orleans left five people injured early Sunday morning, a…

Critically endangered gorilla pregnant

13-year-old gorilla, Tumani, is pregnant

LOUISIANA - The Audobon Zoo in New Orleans is expecting the birth of a critically endangered gorilla. A 13-year-old western lowland gorilla named Tumani is pregnant. Zoo keepers are helping her practice for motherhood with a doll that's roughly the…

Carnival Glory returns to New Orleans

The Carnival cruise ship damaged Friday in a collision with another Carnival vessel is on its way back to its home port in New Orleans, the cruise line said.

ICE deports Hard Rock Hotel whistleblower

ICE deported Joel Ramirez Palma to his native Honduras, rejecting his lawyers' request that he be allowed to stay in New Orleans as a potential witness in the investigation into what caused the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel on Oct. 12.

New Orleans opens $1B airport terminal

For all the perfect Dooky Chase gumbo, Sazerac cocktails and live jazz that bathe New Orleans in unmatched flavors and rhythm, the Big Easy's 60-year-old airport passenger terminal left much to be desired.

Olga is bringing heavy rain to the Gulf Coast

Even as power was fully restored late Saturday morning at New Orleans' main airport, nearly 84,000 customers in the region were still without electricity as the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga moved across the Gulf Coast.

Worker detained by ICE following hotel collapse

A worker who fell down three stories after the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans partially collapsed was detained by immigration officials two days later, his spokesperson and immigration authorities say.