Rebecca Santana, The Associated Press

Rebecca Santana

The Associated Press

New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Rebecca:

New Orleans celebrates end of Mardi Gras touched by tragedy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in sequined costumes, grooving to the rhythm of marching bands and clutching at strands of shiny beads, people in New Orleans celebrated the end of → Read More

New Orleans celebrates end of Mardi Gras touched by tragedy

With costumes, glitter and beads, New Orleans is marking the end of Carnival season → Read More

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when Carnival season reaches its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. Carnival season began Jan. 6 and ends Fat Tuesday […] → Read More

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when Carnival season reaches its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. Carnival season began Jan. 6 and ends Fat Tuesday […] → Read More

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats take to the streets Tuesday in the New Orleans area when Carnival season reaches its peak → Read More

Floods put Mississippi capital in 'precarious situation'

People in and around the Mississippi capital of Jackson are bracing for more flooding as the rain-swollen Pearl River continues to rise → Read More

Mississippi braces for near-record flooding

Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain. → Read More

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

As expected, this All-Star weekend has been largely about paying tribute to the life of Kobe Bryant. → Read More

Mississippi braces for near-record flooding

Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain. → Read More

Mississippi braces for near-record flooding

JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain. → Read More

Residents of Mississippi capital brace for more flooding

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torre… → Read More

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction when […] → Read More

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

People in New Orleans are demanding something be done about the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered → Read More

Plane in Lafayette crash intact on impact, investigators say

Officials stressed that the investigation into the Saturday crash in Lafayette was still in its early days. → Read More

Mississippi case pushes to restore felons’ voting rights

NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain former felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process are unconstitutional. → Read More

Mississippi fire department roiled by noose in locker

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - There’s little disagreement that the object found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker was a hangman’s noose. But as with many things in America these days, there’s deep disagreement about what it meant. → Read More

Mississippi fire department roiled by noose in locker

After a hangman’s noose was found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker, the firefighter was demoted and eventually resigned _ but it also raised questions about the meanings of symbols → Read More

Mississippi fire department roiled by noose in locker

After a hangman’s noose was found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker, the firefighter was demoted and eventually resigned _ but it also raised questions about the meanings of symbols → Read More

Remembering heroes: Reenactors recreate slave uprising

LAPLACE, La. - To the beat of drums and the clip clop of horses' hooves, the crowd of African Americans dressed in period costume marched down a street Friday in southeastern Louisiana, recreating the start of what became the largest slave uprising in U.S. history. → Read More

Heritage of resistance: Reenactment to honour slave rebellion

NEW ORLEANS - Against the modern backdrop of oil refineries, strip malls and gated communities, hundreds of reenactors will gather Friday in southeastern Louisiana to remember a time when slavery flourished as a blight on America and some enslaved people fought back. → Read More