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S&WB's plan, expected to cost at least $39.7 million, includes: 👉 Repairing a turbine that exploded last year 👉 Buying a new turbine 👉 Buying other power equipment

Do you know how much it costs every month to feed the animals at the Audubon Institute? 🤔⁠ Zoo officials say it takes $70,000 a month to feed their 15,000 animals. See behind-the-scene photos of their meal time routines.⁠

Will New Orleans Mardi Gras happen in 2021? While coronavirus makes it hard to imagine the usual celebration taking place, the city should have several advantages by February that makes something resembling it more feasible. More from @Crimealytics : 🔻

The United States economy plunged at a record rate in the spring. Now it's poised to make a record increase. 📈 Here's the latest:

Tomorrow is Oct. 1 — does that mean south Louisiana is mostly in the clear in terms of hurricane threats? A deep dive into our region's history says it's not time to let your guard down yet. MORE: 🔻

Two teenagers were shot Tuesday night in the Treme neighborhood, NOPD says. They arrived at hospitals separately, but investigators determined they were shot together. More:

Mayor LaToya Cantrell says a 7-year-old asked her if trick or treating would be canceled this year. "It will go on," she said. "It will be unique of course as we go through this pandemic but there will be guidelines specifically on Halloween." More:

How do you keep a bakery afloat during a pandemic? Add pizza to the menu. 🤤🍕

As the old saying goes: The best defense is a good offense. Here's what you can do now to keep these cool season annual weeds from growing in your lawn: ⤵

DEVELOPING: A man was shot, critically injured in a shooting in the Lower 9th Ward, NOPD says. Here's the latest:


BREAKING: 10 people were shot on Canal Street in New Orleans early this morning.

BREAKING: Louisiana's first fatality from Hurricane Laura has been reported as a 14-year-old girl

Protesters chant “Lock him up” right outside the New Orleans Convention Center, where is speaking today.

LATEST Two Gretna officers fired: One posted on Facebook that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @Ocasio2018 ) "needs a round." The second fired officer hit "like" button. Police chief: Incident "an embarrassment to our department" ... "very, very disappointing." STORY:

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NOPD looks for 14-year-old boy missing from Algiers:

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Shocking video shared via @BrienFallon : As the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed, vehicles and a streetcar dodged debris falling down from the construction site as captured from inside a streetcar. LATEST info from the scene:

Tragic news this evening: Award-winning WVUE anchor Nancy Parker one of two people killed in New Orleans East plane crash. in a tearful announcement, the station said she was on the plane "doing what she loved: Telling a story." Pilot not yet ID'd. MORE:

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This kid has all the moves! (His dancing partner ain't too bad either) Many thanks to Christopher Henry for allowing us to share his video, which he shot in the French Quarter while Them Boys Brass Band played in the background.