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Cause of Superbowl blackout was hardware installed to prevent Superbowl blackout

Super Bowl Blackout

Entergy New Orleans, the utility that provides power to the Mercedes SuperDome in New Orleans, announced today that its technicians had determined the cause of the partial blackout during the Super Bowl last Sunday: an electrical relay the company had installed to prevent blackouts.


For Ticket Brokers, This Week Is Their Super Bowl

With the big game only a few days away, ticket brokers are running around New Orleans with backpacks full of money as they try to match tickets with buyers.


Beyonce to finally face media in New Orleans

Beyonce is expected to face the media Thursday as she previews her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. But the focus will likely be on her performance at that other big event earlier this month....


Ex-New Orleans Mayor Charged With Bribery, Fraud

Ray Nagin

More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina's punishing blow.


Insight: Sandy shows hospitals unprepared when disaster hits home

Kim Bondy was in New Orleans seven years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and scores of patients died in flooded hospitals cut off from power. She never thought that she might face that danger herself.


Woman shoots and kills her husband after mistaking him for intruder

New Orleans Cops

A 57-year-old New Orleans man was accidentally shot and fatally injured by his wife who mistook him for an intruder, police said Monday.


Hurricane Isaac hits southeast Louisiana

Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and soaking rains that pose the first test for multibillion-dollar flood defenses put in place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast seven years ago.


Eerie similarities: Isaac follows track of Katrina, evacuations ordered for coast

Tropical Storm Isaac

As the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall approaches, New Orleans -- and much of the Gulf Coast -- is preparing to put into practice the lessons learned from that defining storm. Tropical Storm Isaac is following a path eerily similar to Katrina's in 2005.


2 Sheriff's Deputies Dead, 2 Hurt in La. Shootout

Two sheriff's deputies in Louisiana have been shot to death and two other deputies were wounded in an early morning shootout in St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans.


CBS Sells Over 50% Of 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl XLVII

CBS has sold more than half its advertising inventory for the 2013 broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Advertising Age re


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