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Still Menaced by Flooding, Louisiana Dodges a Storm’s Worst Blows

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tropical Storm Barry’s second day on land brought waves of both relief and worry on Sunday. The slow-moving storm continued to kick up funnel clouds, tornadoes and sheets of heavy rain in parts of Louisiana, leaving some coastal communities with waterlogged homes and flooded roads. But the state’s largest metropolitan areas, […]

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Tropical Storm Live Updates: Barry’s Drenching Rains Still a Menace

ImageA bar in Mandeville, La., along Lake Pontchartrain was flooded as Tropical Storm Barry made landfall on Saturday.CreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times Moving slow and still raining hard on Sunday The center of the storm was about 80 miles southeast of Shreveport, La., early on Sunday morning, and not going anywhere in a […]

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Hurricane Barry Spares New Orleans (So Far), as Inland Cities Brace for Floods

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Barry crept onto the shores of Louisiana west of flood-weary New Orleans on Saturday, drawing cautious optimism from city residents who saw little rainfall from the storm as of evening, and from officials in western coastal parishes that were drenched and battered but had prepared for much worse. After a brief […]

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Photos of Tropical Storm Barry’s Crawl Toward the Louisiana Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents hunkered down on Saturday morning as Tropical Storm Barry punched its way slowly and ominously toward the coast, causing widespread power failures, more than a dozen emergency rescues and pounding rainfall in some communities. The major storm, the first to strike the country this season, was proving to be a […]

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Hurricane Barry Live Updates: Storm Is Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCharmiker Lewis, right, with Delmyree Stott, 6, along a flooded ramp on the Mississippi River walkway in New Orleans on Friday.CreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times The storm is now a hurricane. But rain is the greatest threat. Hurricane Barry has strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Updates: Louisiana Braces for Landfall

Here’s what you need to know: The storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to sweep into south Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning. By 4 a.m. local time, the storm’s rain bands had begun battering the coast, though it had yet to make landfall. […]

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Katrina on Its Mind, New Orleans Keeps an Anxious Eye on Tropical Storm Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Water can come at you from multiple angles in a city surrounded by it. Joseph Thomas, 51, remembers how it came into his neighborhood last time. “We would not be talking about Katrina had the levees not broke,” he said, explaining that the disaster in 2005 happened because faulty levees and flood […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Updates: Tracking Its Approach to Louisiana

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe swollen Mississippi River in the Algiers Point neighborhood of New Orleans on Friday.CreditBryan Thomas for The New York Times The storm is gathering strength in the warm water of the Gulf. Louisiana residents are filling sandbags and stocking up on food and gas as they prepare their homes […]

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All Eyes on the Levees: Amid Flooding, New Orleans Braces for a Potential Hurricane

Photo: Matthew Hinton (AP Photo) The streets of New Orleans were flooded Wednesday night as a slow-moving storm system approached the city. But with even more rain expected to deluge the Crescent City over the next three days, concerns are growing that the worst is yet to come. The Associated Press, citing data from the […]

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New Orleans Braces for a One-Two Weather Punch

The 2019 hurricane season has barely begun, and a troubling storm is already brewing. Heavy rains paralyzed New Orleans on Wednesday, with as much as ten inches falling in just a few hours, and the National Weather Service declared a “flash flood emergency.” This is just the beginning of what could be a truly awful […]

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A Man Licked a Carton of Ice Cream for a Viral Internet Challenge. Now He’s in Jail.

It all started with a video of a teenage girl licking a carton of Blue Bell ice cream in a store — and then putting it back on the shelf. The video, which went viral under the hashtag #icecreamchallenge, grossed out a nation and struck fear in the hearts of ice cream lovers everywhere. Now […]

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Louisiana Deputy Fired, Arrested for Forcing Mother to Perform Oral Sex on Infant Son

Photo: Shaderick Jones Ibervielle Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Shaderick Jones, 42, forced 26-year-old mother Iyeseha Todd to perform oral sex on her infant son while he recorded it, claiming the depraved act was his “fantasy.” Jones has worked in uniform patrol since 2015. Now fired, he has been charged with principle to first-degree rape and possession […]

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Louisiana Deputy Fired, Arrested, for Reportedly Forcing Mother to Perform Oral Sex on Infant Son

Image: iStock A 42-year-old Louisiana sheriff’s deputy, Shaderick Jones, allegedly forced a 26-year-old mother Iyeseha Todd to perform oral sex on her infant son while he recorded it, claiming the depraved act was his “fantasy.” Photo: Shaderick Jones Advertisement Jones has worked in uniform patrol in Iberville Parish since 2015. Now fired, he has been […]

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F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

LAFAYETTE, La. — T.M. Landry College Preparatory School, a private school in Louisiana that garnered national attention for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is under federal investigation over its college admissions practices after disclosures that it cut corners and doctored applications, according to multiple people contacted by the F.B.I. The F.B.I. opened […]

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Louisiana School Scandal: The Truth Behind Students’ Viral Videos

About the Series Premiere A school in Louisiana had become famous for its record of placing students at elite universities, broadcasting their success through viral videos. Then, The New York Times published an investigation, uncovering rampant abuse of multiple students, few classes and fake transcripts. The school’s myth burst. The reporters, Erica L. Green and […]

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Louisiana Moves to Ban Abortions After a Heartbeat Is Detected

On the heels of a spate of anti-abortion legislation passed in recent months across the South, Louisiana lawmakers voted on Wednesday to ban the procedure once the pulsing of what will become the fetus’s heart could be detected — a restriction, backed by the state’s Democratic governor, that could eventually prohibit abortions as early as […]

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Councilwoman Challenges Shreveport’s ‘Saggy Pants Law’

  Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In February, 31-year-old Anthony Childs was shot and killed in Shreveport, La., over a confrontation with police started by a law against sagging pants. Since that tragedy, councilwoman LeVette Fuller wants to end the 2007 law that prohibits wearing pants below the waist. According to the Census, Shreveport is a […]

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