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NOLA Cops: 1 Killed, 9 Hurt in Bourbon Street Shootings

'This was the wrong place to bring firearms,' says police superintendent

(Newser) - New Orleans Police say one man is dead and nine others injured following a shooting in the French Quarter, reports the AP . Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said during a news conference that officers responded about 1:30am Sunday to the shooting at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon streets. Harrison... More »

Some Can't, Won't Flee Gustav

Finances, fear, fatigue lead some to ignore evacuation

(Newser) - As Gustav roars toward the Gulf Coast, and New Orleans’ mayor calls it “the storm of the century,” there are some in the city who can’t—or simply won’t—evacuate. “Most people don’t have cars to leave, don’t have money for gas. Pay... More »

New Orleans Is New, New, New Again

Big Easy is back and business is booming

(Newser) - No more pungent Bourbon Street or trashed French Quarter: Residents are returning, business is booming, and New Orleans is new again. Forbes Traveler offers compelling reasons to revisit the Big Easy:
  1. The fancy Royal Sonesta Hotel, with its tasty oysters and cool outdoor bar.
  2. The Swizzle Sticks Bar, which offers
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Mr. and Mrs. Brangelina?

Jolie, Pitt tie the knot in New Orleans, tabloid claims

(Newser) - Have parents-of-many Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot? Star magazine insists Brangelina got hitched in a French Quarter wedding chapel yesterday, while People magazine is claiming no such ceremony took place. Angelina was pushing for an intimate wedding in France, but Brad got his way instead in... More »

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