Tag Archives: New Orleans

Car Plows into Crowd at Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, 21 Revelers Injured

Car Plows into Crowd at Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, 21 Revelers Injured

The driver who injured 21 New Orleans paradegoers on Saturday night by plowing into a crowd, appeared drunk, the New Orleans Advocate reports. Police originally reported about a dozen people injured at the scene, after a reportedly silver truck hit people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of the popular Mardi Gras town.

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VIDEO Family Dollar Cashier Refused to Serve Woman Because She’s Gay

VIDEO Family Dollar Cashier Refused to Serve Woman Because She's Gay

NEW ORLEANS — Retailer Family Dollar is under fire after a woman claimed a cashier at one of the chain’s stores in New Orleans refused to serve her because she is gay. According to WWL-TV, Melissa Langford said she was waiting to check out Friday at the Family Dollar on Canal Street when the clerk started making derogatory comments about the gay …

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Will Smith Shot, Killed in New Orleans; Suspect Arrested

Will Smith Shot, Killed in New Orleans; Suspect Arrested

A man was arrested Sunday in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who helped the team win Super Bowl XLIV, its only championship. Smith was rear-ended while driving in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District on Saturday night, causing him to hit a vehicle in front of him, police said. The driver of the vehicle that hit Smith, identified …

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Guilty Plea in Case of 6-Year-Old Girl Stabbed, Stuffed Into Trash Can

Matthew Flugence, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Thursday to brutally stabbing a 6-year old girl in 2013 whose remains were found stuffed into a trashcan in a New Orleans suburb. The man submitted the plea at a hearing in Gretna and agreed to serve life in prison, avoiding a death sentence, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s office said in …

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Mysterious Christmas Tree Lights Up a Window from Abandoned Charity Hospital

Mysterious Christmas Tree Lights Up a Window from Abandoned Charity Hospital

NEW ORLEANS —If you look up at the shuttered Charity Hospital on Tulane Avenue, you may just see a bright light in the shape of a Christmas tree coming from one of the windows. Social media lit up this week after photos surfaced of the spooky discovery at the hospital that was left abandoned after Hurricane Katrina. One viewer posted …

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#BubbleRunNola Participants Run Through Fun Colored Foam in 3-Mile Race in New Orleans

#BubbleRunNola Participants Run Through Colored Foam in 3-Mile Race in New Orleans

The race takes place in Zephyrs Baseball Stadium. Participants run through colored foam trees and bogs to complete the course. Bubble Run said that thousands are expected to participate. #BubbleRunNola How Does This Go Down? Super Simple. Clad in white t-shirts, Participants run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each …

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