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2nd person struck and killed by Mardi Gras parade float in New Orleans

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

A woman was killed earlier this week in an accident similar to one that occurred Saturday night.
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For second time this week, person hit, killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

For second time this week, person hit, killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

1 month ago   |   By KSBW

Tandem floats - multiple floats connected by hitches - have been banned for the rest of the festival after a second death at this year's Mardi Gras.
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New Orleans agency: 1 fatally struck by Mardi Gras float

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities.
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New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

NEW ORLEANS - Ellis Marsalis, the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was... Read more ...

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with President Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with President Trump about coronavirus

A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is in the works to discuss the coronavirus. Read more ...

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dolly Parton announced on social media Wednesday that she is donating $1 million to Vanderbilt for research on a cure for the coronavirus. According to her... Read more ...

Man intentionally derails train near US Navy hospital ship, prosecutors say

Man intentionally derails train near US Navy hospital ship, prosecutors say

A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track because he was suspicious of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronovirus pandemic Read more ...

Bobblehead that honors Dr. Fauci will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask...

Bobblehead that honors Dr. Fauci will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask Challenge

The museum says they will donate $5 from every Dr. Fauci Bobblehead sold to the American Hospital Association in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge. Read more ...

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus... Read more ...

Zantac heartburn drug recalled on contamination risk

Zantac heartburn drug recalled on contamination risk

US health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications... Read more ...

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29, but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II. Read more ...

New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

She said her diagnosis went undetected because the hospitals where she worked have not been testing staff. Read more ...

Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read more ...