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New Orleans Saints beat Carolina Panthers to take control of NFC South race

nola.com — Charlotte, N.C. -- The New Orleans Saints seized command of the NFC South on Thursday night, beating the Carolina Panthers 28-10 to climb into first place at the midpoint of the season. The Saints (4-4) snapped a seven-game regular season road losing streak with a strong defensive effort that allowed the Panthers (3-5-1) to reach the end zone only once.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @NOLAnews: Victory. Saints win on the road (outside) in Carolina 28-10, moving into 1st place. ow.ly/DBjHU

Oct 30, 2014

#Saints beat Carolina 28-10 to take control of NFC South race. The story: bit.ly/1tmE9CK

Two energy companies settle with east bank levee authority; terms not disclosed

nola.com — Two energy companies named in a wetlands damages lawsuit filed by the east bank levee authority have agreed to an out-of court settlement and are being dismissed from the case, according to a joint motion filed in federal court on Thursday (Oct. 30). The terms of the settlement have not been released.
Oct 30, 2014

First two energy companies settle suit with local flood protection authority over damage to wetlands. nola.com/environment/in…

Oct 30, 2014

2 energy companies settle with the EB levee authority in wetlands damage suit nola.com/environment/in…

Oct 30, 2014

Two energy companies settle with east bank levee authority; terms not disclosed | NOLA.com ow.ly/DAxG5

Detroit murder suspect caught in Chalmette exiting Halloween shop with bumblebee costume

nola.com — If Damian Jones was trying to disguise himself because he was wanted for murder in Detroit, he was too late by the time he purchased a bumblebee costume at a Chalmette store this week. St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies were waiting for Jones on Wednesday when he exited a Halloween costume shop on Judge Perez Drive, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @1manueltorres: Detroit murder suspect caught in Chalmette exiting Halloween shop with bumblebee costume nola.com/crime/index.ss…

Oct 30, 2014

Detroit murder suspect caught in Chalmette exiting Halloween shop with bumblebee costume nola.com/crime/index.ss…

Oct 30, 2014

Never a dull moment. RT @RobertMcClendon: Morrell dismissed from New Orleans city budget hearing bit.ly/1wKcag5

Oct 30, 2014

Morrell dismissed from New Orleans city budget hearing s.nola.com/k2E0NNQ via @nolanews

Southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway closed due to wreck

nola.com — The southbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are closed due to a wreck involving an 18-wheeler, according to Bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou. The bridge is expected to be closed for at least two hours. The cab of the 18-wheeler is hanging over the railing of the southbound bridge four miles from the south shore, Dufrechou said.
Oct 30, 2014

Southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway closed due to wreck. Expected to take 2 hours to clear. bit.ly/1wgMBEu pic.twitter.com/S3nRMbAKKR

Oct 30, 2014

Southbound Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is expected to be closed for two hours due to 18-wheeler wreck. nola.com/traffic/index.… via @NOLAnews

Oct 30, 2014

18-wheeler accident closes southbound Causeway, expected closed til 2 pm nola.com/traffic/index.…

Is 'Gulf' shrimp really from the Gulf of Mexico? Not always, study says

nola.com — Some Gulf Coast restaurants, grocery stores and seafood markets often misrepresent the origins of the shrimp they sell, according to a study released Thursday by the ocean conservation and advocacy nonprofit Oceana. Using DNA analysis of shrimp marketed as Gulf shrimp in 2013, Oceana determined that more than a third of it was whiteleg shrimp, a farmed species that mainly hails from Asia.
Oct 30, 2014

Report: Some of those Louisiana shrimp are not real Cajuns! nola.com/environment/in…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NOLADining: Is 'Gulf' shrimp really from the Gulf of Mexico? Not always, study says bit.ly/1sIJTBz

Oct 30, 2014

RT @GibBrogan: Is 'Gulf' shrimp really from the Gulf of Mexico? Not always, study says nola.com/environment/in… via @balexanderbloch

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NOLADining: Is 'Gulf' shrimp really from the Gulf of Mexico? Not always, study says bit.ly/1sIJTBz

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @Kat_Terrell: New Orleans Saints waive tight end Tom Crabtree, promote linebacker Todd Davis to the active roster s.nola.com/SNwPzPE via @nolanews

Oct 30, 2014

New Orleans Saints waive tight end Tom Crabtree, promote linebacker Todd Davis to the active roster s.nola.com/SNwPzPE via @nolanews

Oct 31, 2014

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram moves up record books with 100-yard game s.nola.com/KtyUi5T via @nolanews

Oct 31, 2014

New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis shuts down Kelvin Benjamin s.nola.com/IGLe9iH via @nolanews

Oct 31, 2014

Sean Payton: Playing Sunday night game and traveling for Thursday game in same week is 'crazy' s.nola.com/WbenS3N via @nolanews

Tiki expert Jeff 'Beachbum Berry offers an early peek Latitude 29, his new French Quarter bar

nola.com — "We need more bamboo," yells Justin Asper, one of the carpenters working on Latitude 29 inside the Bienville House hotel. These are the kind of shortages that occur when you build a tiki bar. After years of writing and researching tiki drinks, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry will now be selling them.

Grading the New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton's aggressiveness pays off in Carolina

nola.com — Grades from the New Orleans Saints' 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night: Offense - 3 fleur de lis (out of possible 4) If the Saints aren't careful, Mark Ingram might get used to this feature-back thing. Ingram looked lightning-quick and made decisive cuts and ran with power for another impressive game, a whopping 30 carries for 100 yards.
Oct 31, 2014

Grading the New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton's aggressiveness pays off in Carolina | NOLA.com ow.ly/DBpIG

Krewe of Boo! parade gets a jump on Halloween in rolling through French Quarter Thursday

nola.com — The Krewe of Boo! annual Halloween parade braved competition from the Saints-Panthers football game on TV and some mild temperatures as it warmed up New Orleanians for Halloween and rolled through the French Quarter on Thursday (Oct. 30).
Oct 30, 2014

Obama administration moving ahead with new rules for-profit colleges opposed by Gov. Jindal s.nola.com/KJUY5bc via @nolanews

Ben Franklin survives Cabrini rally for five-set district victory

highschoolsports.nola.com — With the District 7-II title on the line, Ben Franklin senior Angela Higginson toed the service line with her team trailing rival Cabrini in the deciding fifth set. Seven serves later, the Falcons celebrated a district title as Allison Olsonoski 's kill capped a two-plus hour match for an 18-25, 25-17, 25-17, 23-25, 15-10 home victory on Thursday.
Oct 30, 2014

Ben Franklin survives Cabrini rally for five-set district victory ow.ly/DBfn4 #nolaprep

Oct 30, 2014

Sen. Landrieu says Obama's unpopularity in Louisiana due to energy policies but race plays a role, too s.nola.com/CliLjhV via @nolanews

Will the Saints snap their road losing streak tonight?: Live chat with Jeff Duncan at 1 p.m.

nola.com — Greetings from sunny Charlotte, N.C., where the New Orleans Saints are 2.5-point favorites against the Carolina Panthers tonight. The Vegas sharpies obviously believe the Saints are ready to win on the road. Do you? Yes, the Saints haven't won a regular season away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in almost a full year.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @NOLAnews: Talk New Orleans Saints football with Jeff Duncan, right now, right here ow.ly/DA9ju

Oct 30, 2014

Will the Saints snap their road losing streak tonight?: Live chat with Jeff Duncan at 1 p.m. nola.com/saints/index.s… pic.twitter.com/QcE5IE3Q5a

Oct 30, 2014

State senator calls for changes to rainy day fund to free up money for transportation s.nola.com/8eWaTCH via @brnola

Oct 30, 2014

State senator calls for changes to rainy day fund to free up money for transportation s.nola.com/8eWaTCH via @nolanews #lalege

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CWaddington504: 'Empire of Sin' teases w taut history of sex & murder in NOLA s.nola.com/soZIXHc @glfdv @vaz_kim http://t.co/DcIxbB…