At least 100 homes flooded during Claudette, Slidell authorities say

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Dozens of Slidell area homeowners are going through the tough task of clearing out flooded belongings after Tropical Storm Claudette dumped more than 10 inches of rain on certain parts of town. Though most of the damage was limited to garage areas many lost everything. Across...
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Chicken Salad Chick announces new branch in Slidell

SLIDELL, LA — Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only Southern-inspired fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, opened its newest franchised site in Slidell, Louisiana. Following the brand's two-month-old opening in Gonzales, the Slidell site continues Chicken Salad Chick's expansion in Louisiana and is the concept's second in the New Orleans region.
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Louisiana Man Promised ‘Most Heinous’ Deaths for Brookings Staffers: Feds

A Louisiana man allegedly threatened to “wipe the entire Brookings Institution off the face of the fucking earth,” saying that the venerable think tank’s staff deserved to die “in the most heinous way.” That’s according to a criminal complaint filed in New Orleans federal court, accusing Russell Vennell, 59, of making interstate threats against Brookings, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. Shortly after 2 a.m. on June 13, Vennell called Brookings and told a security guard that he was going to kill an employee identified in court filings as S.H., the complaint states. He then left a voicemail reiterating the threat against S.H., but added an ominous addendum. “I called you a little while ago telling you I was going to kill S.H. I gotta revamp that,” the complaint quotes Vennell as saying. “I am going to wipe the entire Brookings Institution off the face of the fucking earth. You are scum sucking evil motherfuckers and you all deserve death in the most heinous way and it’s coming at you.”
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After Protests, Cantrell Backs Off City Hall Move: 'We Are Open To Other Options'

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has walked back her controversial proposal to move City Hall into the neglected Municipal Auditorium. After hundreds of protestors gathered inside Louis Armstrong Park Thursday to protest Cantrell's plan to move City Hall into the empty concert hall, she released a statement Friday saying she will continue to have open discussion on the move.
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Exploring New Orleans with $10 in your pocket? No problem!

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Can you explore New Orleans with only $10?. Well, yes, you can. You don’t have to be loaded to experience what New Orleans has to offer. Play a round of mini-golf at City Putt, take a ride on the streetcar, visit a Louisiana State Museum or see a movie, and more. Here are five things you can do in NOLA for $10 or less.
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Emeril’s Restaurant to Reopen Aug. 31

NEW ORLEANS – Chef Emeril Lagasse and Emeril’s Homebase announced the Aug. 31 reopening of Emeril’s restaurant in New Orleans. The iconic spot, which has been closed since March of 2020, will offer dinner service. Details of the menu and hours have not yet been announced. Reservations will be accepted beginning July 20.
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'Considerable' Flash Flood Warning in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for New Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. John parishes until 5 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Orleans and St. Charles parishes until 6:45 p.m. and for flood-weary Slidell until 7 p.m. as a line of storms has passed through and another line is expected to follow an hour or so later.
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Emeril's sets reopening date in late summer

NEW ORLEANS — Emeril's restaurant, a popular staple for fine dining in New Orleans will reopen its doors August 31 for dinner service, it was announced Monday. The restaurant has been closed due to COVID since March 2020. "We are excited to reopen our doors at Emeril's and return to...
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Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant reopening

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - “BAM!” You heard that right, Emeril’s restaurant announces its reopening in the Warehouse District beginning August 31. The restaurant has been closed since March of 2020 due to the pandemic. “We are excited to reopen our doors at Emeril’s and return to doing what we love,”...
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Top Taco returns to New Orleans in 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Top Taco, presented by Cerveza Modelo, will return to New Orleans for the fourth year on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Lafreniere Park. This one-night-only event will benefit the PLEASE Foundation, a non-profit that gives educational opportunities to at-risk teens. This year’s class includes thirteen new students who will attend college preparatory high schools throughout the city, as well as six high school graduates who will continue their education at a university.
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Diners Get Deals During ‘Restaurant Week New Orleans’

METAIRIE — The Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Greater New Orleans Chapter, in partnership with New Orleans & Company, will host the 11th annual Restaurant Week New Orleans from June 21 to June 27. Tabasco, Louisiana Seafood and the Louisiana Office of Tourism are sponsors. During this weeklong celebration of New Orleans...
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Brother Allegedly Shot Sister To Death, Then Hid Her Body In Trunk Of Car Found In New Orleans

Brother Allegedly Shot Sister To Death, Then Hid Her Body In Trunk Of Car Found In New Orleans. The brother of a missing New Orleans woman who was found shot to death in her car trunk has been arrested in connection with the slaying. Hoa Phong Nguyen, 37, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his sister Huong Nguyen, whose body turned up in the trunk of her Toyota Camry in the … Read more.