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Jason Williams’ outsider campaign to reform the top prosecutor’s office in New Orleans was validated by voters Saturday as the defense attorney and at-large council member defeated establishment candidate Keva Landrum — despite a federal tax fraud indictment hanging over Williams’ candidacy.

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Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans are without power and dealing with wind damage from Hurricane Zeta on Thursday morning. One person in Louisiana is dead.

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Inspection reports and other assessments for petrochemical plants and industrial facilities caught in Hurricane Laura’s path show roughly a one-third suffered some type of damage, as some environmental advocates urge the state to aggressively monitor pollution levels and share more information with the public.


Hurricane watches and warnings have ended for Louisiana as Marco weakened to a tropical storm overnight, according to an update from the National Weather Service.  But the storm system is still expected to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and a potentially dangerous storm surge in areas. 

Law offices have received the greatest number of PPP loans of any industry in the state. According to federal data, Morris Bart LLC received a loan amount between $2 million and $5 million.
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Law offices, full-service restaurants and doctor’s offices pulled in the most loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so far, according to an analysis of the data by New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF.