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  1. 2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Brandon Sun

    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.


  2. 2 missing, plane found after crash in New Orleans lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Brandon Sun

    Authorities say they've found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed New Orleans lake 24 miles wide and 40 miles long. The Cessna aircraft was heading to Lakefront Airport, on Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans' northern edge, about 10 miles from downtown.


  3. 1 rescue, water search ongoing after New Orleans plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Brandon Sun

    U.S. Coast Guard officials say one person has been rescued and crews are searching for two others after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport. Multiple media reports say Coast Guard personnel responded to the scene Saturday night after the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the Seabrook Bridge near New Orleans Lakefront Airport.


  4. NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | Brandon Sun

    The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. New Orleans, announced Friday as the new location of the game, replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until the NBA decided last month to move it elsewhere.


  5. Scrutiny falls on police handling of Baton Rouge protestersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Nearly 200 were arrested over the weekend, and the district attorney said Monday that any decisions on charges against the protesters will be made on a case-by-case basis. Protests have spread across the country as people express outrage over the recent deaths of two black men at the hands of police in Louisiana and in Minnesota.


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

    Jun 22, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    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.


  7. Hummus in land of gumbo: Israeli restaurant standout in NOLARead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    "My first cookbook was Emeril 'Louisiana Real & Rustic,'" said the chef, who was born the Tel Aviv, Israel suburb of Bat Yam. "I always thought that one day I could come and cook in Louisiana.


  8. Powerful storms roll across South, causing death and damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Enoch Kinard looks through his destroyed house at 1604 Ellerslie Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in LaPlace, 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.


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

    Feb 23, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    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.


  10. Glitter, feathers, paint: New Orleans preps for Mardi GrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    It's glitter season in New Orleans. A time for feathers, paper mache, sequins, paint, bailing wire, bones, and just about any other item that can be used for decoration.


  11. Suit challenges removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, alleging many violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    A federal lawsuit is challenging a city plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments by charging that the city doesn't own the land under three of the monuments and they are protected from removal by state and federal laws. The suit, filed shortly after the City Council voted Thursday to remove four monuments, asks U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans to halt removal plans.


  12. New Orleans on verge of historic decision to remove Confederate monuments from its cityscapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    New Orleans is poised to make a sweeping break with its Confederate past as city leaders decide whether to remove prominent monuments from some of its busiest streets. With support from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a majority on the City Council appears ready to take down four monuments, including a towering statue of Confederate Gen.


  13. 2 new large natural gas exporting facilities proposed for Louisiana, along Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    Two companies are looking at building large facilities along the Mississippi River south of New Orleans where they can export natural gas to the world market, another sign of the expanding footprint of the natural gas industry in Louisiana. Until now, the area around Lake Charles has been the centre of a boom in the market to import and export natural gas with 10 projects in various stages of development there.


  14. BUKU bringing stars of electronic dance music, hip-hop and indie rock to New Orleans in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    Heading into its fifth year, the Buku Music + Art Project remains on the cutting edge of entertainment as it fuses electronic dance music, hip-hop and indie rock in a city famous for its music celebrations. Founded in 2010 by Dante DiPasquale and Reeves Price, the two-day festival is scheduled March 11-12 in New Orleans' warehouse district along the Mississippi River front.


  15. Authorities say man attacked parents after they ordered fast food but didn't get any for himRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him. Ronald Pritchett, 32, of Purvis, Mississippi, faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and auto theft in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish, said Col.


  16. Tipitina's owner agrees to spend $12M to turn vacant casino dock into outdoor music venueRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail centre. According to its website, Tipitina's was established as a "neighbourhood juke joint" to provide a place to perform for Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as pianist Professor Longhair.


  17. Curator of chefs, creator of nouvelle Creole, doyenne of dining: Ella Brennan turns 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    She dropped out of secretarial school and taught herself the restaurant business, mentored chefs who put Louisiana cooking on the culinary map, is the matriarch of a family that owns nearly 20 restaurants and is credited with creating nouvelle Creole cuisine. But Ella Brennan, who turns 90 on Friday, didn't do all that by cooking.


  18. Louisiana parish drops lawsuits against oil, gas companies over alleged environmental damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    A coastal Louisiana parish on Thursday voted to drop its lawsuits against oil and gas companies over damages officials had said the oil industry caused to wetlands by digging numerous canals. The Plaquemines Parish council voted to dismiss 21 suits it had pending against 68 oil companies, officials and a lawyer said.


  19. 2 Louisiana officers charged in shooting death of 6-year-old autistic boy, wounding of fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    In this photo combination shows booking photos provided by the Louisiana State Police, Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford, left, and Marksville City Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr., both were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis, a six-year-old autistic boy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Marksville, La. The shooting also wounded Mardis' father, Chris Few.


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