U.S. warnings of heavy rain, tornadoes from weakening storm Barry

World Jul 14, 2019

U.S. warnings of heavy rain, tornadoes from weakening storm Barry

Tropical Storm Barry buffeted the U.S. state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing warnings of heavy rain and possible tornadoes even as it weakened. After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall Saturday. It ...

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

World Jul 12, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with relatively weak winds but torrential rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. Forecasters said the ...

New Orleans floods as Gulf Coast braces for torrential rain

World Jul 11, 2019

New Orleans floods as Gulf Coast braces for torrential rain

A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather is on the way to Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico. Garbage containers tilted on their sides and pieces ...

Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28 blamed on drunken driver

World Feb 27, 2017

Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28 blamed on drunken driver

Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held at the city's jail and ...