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Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still unaccounted for.

Katrina on its mind, New Orleans keeps an anxious eye on Tropical Storm Barry

With Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning in south Louisiana, residents scrambled in preparation for what is likely to be one of the biggest tests of the city’s storm infrastructure since Katrina exposed major flaws in its flood defenses 14 summers ago.


Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

A tropical storm warning was posted on Thursday afternoon for metropolitan New Orleans, and a hurricane warning for a stretch of the Louisiana coast south of the city.

New Orleans Police: 2 killed, many injured in shooting

Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said in a news release last night that initial reports show there were possibly five people shot, two fatally, at a gas station.

Mass shooting at New Orleans: 16 wounded as gunfight erupts between two gangs

Witnesses told police that both groups involved in the gun battle fled the park on foot immediately after the New Orleans shooting, police said in a statement.

Barack Obama tells people of New Orleans: You inspire me

Areas of the city still suffer from high poverty, Barack Obama said, and young people still take the wrong path.


Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in Louisiana

Source of the deadly amoeba,found in water supply of suburban New Orleans,yet to be found.

19 injured in Mother's Day shooting in New Orleans

New Orleans police have vowed to swiftly track down the gunmen who wounded 19 people at a Mother’s Day parade,the latest violence to hit a celebration in the southern US city this year.

Isaac waters top Louisiana levee,homes flooded

Parish President says 'portion of the roof of his home on the parish's west bank had blown off'.

The Spirited Traveller: A tippler's dilemma in New Orleans

Want to start a lively debate? Ask a cocktail aficionado to select the iconic cocktail of New Orleans: The Sazerac or the Ramos Gin Fizz.

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Best of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is celebrated in many countries on Shrove Tuesday, most famously in New Orleans.