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Alligator attacks 71-year-old Louisiana man in an area flooded following Hurricane Ida

Louisiana officials are investigating an apparent fatal alligator attack on a 71-year-old man as he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida.The man was attacked and apparently killed by the alligator on Monday outside his home in Slidell, his wife told the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.Slidell is about 32 miles northeast of New Orleans.The man’s […]

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Hurricane Ida: Louisiana residents could be ‘powerless’ for weeks

Louisiana residents may be in the dark for weeks as officials take stock of the damage from Hurricane Ida. Ida made landfall on Sunday with nearly 240 km/hr winds, the fifth strongest to ever hit the US mainland. About one million locals remain without power. “It’s going to be a difficult life for quite some […]

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Hurricane Ida slams Louisiana, knocks off power lines in New Orleans

The US city of New Orleans has lost power, as Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana. The storm brought 240 km/hr winds when it made landfall and those people who did not flee were advised to take shelter. One person was killed when a tree fell on their home. Ida will test New Orleans’ flood […]

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Hurricane Ida: ‘Life altering storm’ makes landfall in New Orleans on 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Ida has made landfall in the US state of Louisiana, with winds of 240km/h and a potentially “catastrophic” storm surge, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned. Thousands of people fled the state ahead of the storm, but by Sunday morning it was too late to leave. It could be the worst hurricane to hit […]

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Hurricane Ida: New Orleans braces for ‘life-altering storm’ on 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

The mayor of New Orleans has called for residents to evacuate unprotected city neighbourhoods as Hurricane Ida bears down on the Louisiana coastline. “Now is the time,” said New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a Friday news conference, calling for those living outside the city levee system to flee. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says […]

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School bus driver crashes in New Orleans while trying to break fight among students, 5 kids injured

Five students were injured after their bus driver crashed into a taxi while trying to break up a fight within the bus, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The incident occurred around 8:30am on Thursday when students on the bus began fighting, NOPD spokesperson Aaron Looney said in a statement. The driver was […]

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Tropical Storm Claudette forms along US Gulf Coast, brining heavy rains, floods

A tropical storm formed along the US Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing heavy rains and flooding to coastal states including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a 4am advisory that the storm was located 75km southwest of New Orleans with maximum sustained winds of 75kmph. Flooding had already begun […]

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3 killed in shooting at a gun store in Louisiana

Three people were killed and two were injured in a shooting at a gun store in the US state of Louisiana on Saturday. The local sheriff said an “initial shooter” opened fire, striking two people, which prompted several others at the shop to fire their own weapons. The two people and the initial gunman were […]

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4th grader suspended from online classes for six days for having a BB gun in his bedroom

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom. The school suspended Ka Mauri for violating a federal weapons law. “I feel like they were picking, and totally just invading privacy. We can’t have no privacy in the house,” Nyron […]

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Tropical Storm Sally could transform to Category 2 hurricane during landfall near New Orleans

Tropical Storm Sally is expected to make landfall near New Orleans, United States on Tuesday morning after strengthening to Category Hurricane. Officials have issued a warning from Morgan City, Louisiana, east to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. Storm surges of up to 7 to 11 feet are possible near […]

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Woman passenger punched repeatedly for reclining her seat on flight

On February 8, Wendi Williams, a teacher from Virginia Beach, tweeted about her ordeal when she took a flight from New Orleans to Charlotte on January 31. She wrote that a passenger sitting behind her punched the seat several times after Wendi reclined it. To add to it, she also complained about the flight attendant’s […]

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Dozen people wounded in a shooting incident at a crowded New Orleans street

At least 10 people were wounded during a shooting on a crowded New Orleans street on Sunday. Two of those victims were critically wounded, according to the New Orleans Police Department. One person was detained near the shooting on the edge of the city’s historic French Quarter but was later released, police said. Police are […]