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Levee blast eases threat to US town

The dramatic, late-night demolition of a levee sent water pouring onto thousands of acres (hundreds of hectares) of farmland Tuesday, easing the Mississippi River floodwaters threatening the tiny Illinois town of Cairo. Full story

Report: Hurricanes pose risk to 1.8M costal homes

More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday. Full story

I-Team: Thousands Of 911 Calls Go Unanswered

It's the number everyone dials in case of an emergency. But new internal documents obtained by the WDSU I-Team show that thousands of 911 calls are not being answered each month in New Orleans. Full story

Lawmakers weigh report on New Orleans hospital

Lawmakers on the House budget committee said Monday they're concerned about a consultant's report on plans for a $1.2 billion public hospital in New Orleans, which suggests the state will have to fork over millions annually to keep the hospital running. Full story

Friends March For Man Killed By Police

A New Orleans-style jazz memorial marched through Northside where the man known as "Bones" lost his life. Full story

Atlantic City is 3rd in US casino preference poll

Atlantic City is the nation's second-largest gambling market, but it's America's third choice among all casino destinations, according to a new poll. Full story

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Shareholders approve Hancock buyout of Whitney

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The Deep South braces for rising Mississippi River

DINING REVIEW: Former Il Postino gets new name, new chef and delicious dishes

Travel plans for runners: Where's the next race?

Fire Damages Coroner's Office

WVU Students Study Post Katrina Progress

Interstate 10 Reopens After Semi Crash

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  'We need people to enjoy Louisiana seafood'

Tommy Cvitanovich, has deep roots in the Louisiana. He is Chairman of Louisiana Restaurant Association and runs the New Orleans restaurant, Drago's, which was started by his parents in 1970. He now says his biggest battle is to win back the trust people once had in Gulf seafood.

  Nic Cage is back at work

The actor is in New Orleans filming kidnapping thriller "Medallion." Plus: Johnny Knoxville will be a dad again; Kate Hudson thinks she knows the sex of her baby.

  Nicholas Cage arrested for domestic abuse

Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after allegedly ‘drunkenly assaulting’ his wife in New Orleans Saturday night. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo has the story.

  TSA pat-down caught on mobile video

NBC’s Justice Correspondent Pete Williams reports from Washington with a mobile phone video of a TSA employee patting down a 6-yeard-old girl traveling through New Orleans last week. The video went viral online and has reignited anger, especially amongst parents, towards the TSA pat-down policy .

  New Orleans celebrates Fat Tuesday

The "Big Easy" celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday with big, enthusiastic crowds. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell - Day 3
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 1: John Mellencamp performs as part of the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fesival Presented By Shell - Day 3
2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fesival Presented By Shell - Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 01: Jazz & Blues featuring Luther Kent, Phillip Manuel and Big Al Casrson perform at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Day 3 presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.