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  1. Gulf states get $370M in oil spill funds to restore wetlandsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 15 | 680News

    Five Gulf states still seeking to restore their coastal waters and habitats after the devastating oil spill of 2010 will divvy up nearly $370 million for an array of projects that will create new wetlands, restore fisheries, aid sea turtles and more. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the grants Tuesday for Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida as those states strive to bounce back from one of the largest environmental disasters in history.

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  2. White supremacist David Duke qualifies for Senate debateRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | 680News

    Duke's campaign hasn't said whether he plans to attend the debate, which will be held at historically black Dillard University. Raycom Media commissioned an independent poll to determine which candidates to include in its Nov. 2 debate in New Orleans, which will air live on its TV stations across much of the state.

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  3. Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights orderRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2016 | 680News

    Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language. In his court challenge, Attorney General Jeff Landry says Gov. John Bel Edwards' anti-discrimination order violates state law and exceeds the governor's authority.

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  4. Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in courtRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2016 | 680News

    A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the city can remove the four monuments, which have become flashpoints for racial controversy. The City Council voted in December 2015 to remove statues of Confederate Gens.

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  5. 2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehiclesRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2016 | 680News

    A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The ladder truck from St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to block traffic while police investigated an earlier wreck involving a pickup truck that had skidded on the wet road, crashing into both guardrails about 6:40 a.m., Trooper Melissa Matey said.

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  6. Two dead, 36 hurt after Louisiana bus hits fire truck, more vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2016 | 680News

    Part of the guard rail shows some damage near a bus after a deadly crash on Interstate 10 near Laplace, La., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The bus full of construction workers, seen, hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing a few people and injuring dozens, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.

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  7. Plane, 2 men still missing after crash in New Orleans lakeRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2016 | 680News

    Authorities say dive teams are still looking for the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed New Orleans lake 24 miles wide and 40 miles long. New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey said earlier Sunday that the wreckage has been found, but now says it turned out to be unrelated debris.

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  8. 1 rescued, 2 missing after plane crash in New Orleans lakeRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2016 | 680News

    Authorities say a woman has been rescued and two men remain missing after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport. New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Dawne Massey says in a statement early Sunday that department officials responded at 8:53 p.m. Saturday to a report that a Cessna aircraft carrying three people had crashed into Lake Ponchatrain near New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

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  9. AP source: NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2016 | 680News

    The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn't been announced.

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  10. Deputy shot, killed in suburban New Orleans; suspect caughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | 680News

    Jefferson Parish, Louisiana State Police and other law enforcement personnel work the scene of a fatal shooting that took the life of Jefferson Parish sheriff deputy David F. Michel Jr. Wednesday June 22, 2016, in New Orleans. A pedestrian walking down a busy commercial strip of a New Orleans suburb in the middle of the afternoon shot the sheriff's deputy multiple times, killing him, after being stopped by the officer Wednesday, an official said.

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  11. Review: 'The Passion': A rousing night for true believersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | 680News

    For others who may have strayed across "The Passion" on their way to rival programming like "Little Big Shots" or "Once Upon a Time," this two-hour Fox "live spectacular," despite its hefty dose of goodwill, was a spectacular-and-then-some exercise in excess. Following in the footsteps of recent live TV musicals including "Peter Pan" and "The Wiz," "The Passion" went even beyond January's innovative "Grease" by originating almost totally outdoors, and, in its song-and-drama sequences, turning New Orleans into its backdrop.

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  12. Big Easy Airbnbs mushroom, sparking debate over city's soulRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | 680News

    For years, tourists in New Orleans mostly stayed in the French Quarter. They did their drinking there, gawked at raunchy shows on Bourbon Street and gorged themselves at exquisite restaurants.

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  13. Powerful storms roll across South, causing death and damageRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | 680News

    A deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes in Gulf Coast states Tuesday night was expected to bring severe weather to the Carolinas by Wednesday afternoon. The Tuesday storms mangled trailers at an RV park, ripped roofs from buildings and killed at least three people in Louisiana and Mississippi, authorities said.

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  14. At least 3 dead as storms, tornadoes hit US Gulf statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | 680News

    First responders search for victims in the debris of the Sugar Hill RV Park, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Convent, La. A suspected tornado ripped through a Louisiana recreational vehicle park Tuesday, leaving a mangled mess of smashed trailers and killing at least one person, officials said.

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