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A midafternoon shoeshine in New Orleans' French Quarter turned into a holdup. City police say a 62-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were approached shortly before 4 p.m. Friday by a man who was about 6-foot-four and 300 pounds, asking if the man wanted his shoes shined. Afterward, the 62-year-old offered $3. Police say the shoeshine man put him in a headlock, then let him go but grabbed the woman, demanding that they pay $40. Police say the two complied and the attacker ran off.

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Louisiana's Supreme Court has thrown out a New Orleans ordinance limiting street art sales to two parts of the French Quarter, saying it violates the right to free speech. The 5-2 ruling came in the case of Lawrence Clark, who was ticketed for showing art for sale in the broad median of a street on the edge of the French Quarter. He and public defender Laura Bixby challenged the ordinance rather than pay the $500 fine.

New Louisiana Film Trail website; state plans more

Sep 4, 2018
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's new film trail runs from New Orleans and Elvis Presley's "King Creole" to northwest Louisiana's "Bonnie and Clyde" museum, by way of the home for "Steel Magnolias."

"People love to take their pictures at a place where a movie was," said Doug Bourgeois, assistant secretary over tourism in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. People attending the Essence Festival in July even asked where to find the nonexistent Bourbon Street zip line, shown in the comedy "Girls Trip," he said Friday.

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is set to end his second term Monday after 8 years in charge of the Crescent City. Landrieu guided the city through a tumultuous post Katrina recovery period, but political analyst Clancy DuBos says nationally he’ll be most remembered for his part in the removal of the confederate monuments to Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis, and PT Beauregard.

 

Dubos says, "The monuments issue was something that I think years from now will be a positive thing, and history will judge him very favorably for that."

 

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy is asking the state legislature to hold off on voting a bill that extends Harrah’s New Orleans Casino’s contract with the state for 30 years. Kennedy says media reports that Harrah’s is considering selling the property so the state could unwittingly increase Harrah’s selling price by extending the contract.

 

Wrongfully Deported, She's Back But Not Allowed To Sue

Apr 25, 2018
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A woman detained and deported to Mexico in 2013 despite being in the United States legally will not be allowed to pursue a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the U.S. government.

An appeals court in New Orleans upheld a Texas federal judge's dismissal of the lawsuit by Guadalupe Chaidez Campos.

Court records say Campos had entered the country illegally in 2012 and was ordered out. But she also applied for and received legal "nonimmigrant" status.

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The New Orleans police chief says a man shot and injured five people, including an officer.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison tells news outlets 25-year-old Charles Williams' "crime spree" Sunday stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Police say one person was shot in the face and had been in surgery and three others shot were hospitalized in stable condition. The spree began when the three were shot at a home connected to the dispute.

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A judge is to rule next month on a motion to throw out a malfeasance charge against a former guard who was on duty when a 15-year-old inmate killed himself at a New Orleans jail.

Former Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy Keriana Alexcee was arrested last April after an investigation into the death of Jaquin (jah-KWAHN') Thomas. The teen had been jailed at Orleans Justice Center jail and was facing a murder charge when he hanged himself with a mattress cover in October 2016.

London Choir To Mark 60th Anniversary Of Chapel

Apr 16, 2018
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A world-renowned London choir and will give a free concert Monday evening at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans as part of an eight-city U.S. tour to mark the 60th anniversary of the American Memorial Chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral.

The chapel was dedicated in 1958 to honor Americans who were stationed in the United Kingdom during World War II.

The Boy Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral began their tour with stops at Cincinnati and Atlanta, and will go on to Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Memphis and New York.

2 Renaissance Masterpieces Coming To New Orleans Museum

Apr 16, 2018
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Two Renaissance masterpieces are coming to the New Orleans Museum of Art. It will be only the third museum ever to display them together, and the second outside Italy.

A museum news release says Paolo Veronese (POW-loh veh-roh-NAY-zuh) painted "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" and "St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter" during 1566 and 1567 for a chapel on Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice.

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