NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Love, hate and hot sauce are themes of a 19th century comic opera being produced this week as a kickoff to New Orleans' 300th anniversary. It's also the 150th anniversary for Tabasco sauce and the New Orleans Opera's 75th. "Tabasco: a Burlesque Opera" was stuck in an attic for more than a century when New Orleans-area conductor Paul Mauffray began searching for it in 2009. That search was sparked by finding a program from an 1894 tour in archives for the New Orleans Opera and its predecessors.
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities in Louisiana say a 17-year-old boy who was trying to cross railroad tracks was struck and killed. WWL-TV reports it happened Monday around 7:50 p.m. in LaPlace.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court is about to revisit the case of Rogers LaCaze (lah-KAHS') - who was convicted of helping a New Orleans police officer carry out a massacre that shocked the city in 1995. The state Supreme Court is to hear arguments Tuesday on whether LaCaze should get a new trial in the case involving former officer Antoinette Frank.
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Government officials and executives of the Entergy utility corporation gathered in southwest Louisiana to break ground for a $872 million natural gas-fired generating station. The governor's office says the Entergy Louisiana project will employ about 700 people in Calcasieu Parish at the peak of construction.
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