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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 »

4 Hurt in Bourbon St. Shooting

One critically; police investigate as Mardi Gras partying quickly resumes

(Newser) - Gunshots and then screams erupted in a French Quarter crowd celebrating the countdown to Mardi Gras, and police who released a bystander's video footage early today said four people had been wounded in the Bourbon Street shooting after an argument involving revelers. Authorities did not immediately say if any... More »

Lawsuit: Let Me Preach on Bourbon Street at Night

New Orleans currently forbids it

(Newser) - A street preacher is challenging an ordinance in New Orleans that restricts religious or political speech on the city's famous, raucous Bourbon Street after dark. In his federal lawsuit, New Orleans pastor Paul Gros claimed the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance sets unconstitutional limits on free speech. Gros... More »

Houston Energy Exec Disappears in New Orleans

Police consider foul play a possibility

(Newser) - Police suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Houston energy executive in New Orleans, though they admit they have little to go on. Douglas Schantz, president of Sequent Energy Management, was last seen in a bar on Bourbon Street around 2am on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports. He... More »

Your Guide to the Big Game

From why everyone feels disrespected to who wins

(Newser) - If you’re just getting up to speed on Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, Jason Gay has the insider’s guide to America’s “overcooked spectacle” of an homage to ancient Rome:
  • The overarching theme is disrespect. The Saints feel it because
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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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