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An arrest has been made in connection with a break-in at a power company substation that resulted in a power outage in New Orleans in June.      

The New Orleans Advocate reports that 32-year-old Rickey Telsede was jailed Monday and faces charges including unauthorized entry into a critical infrastructure and theft of copper. 

      

Police believe Telsede cut through a chain link fence and stole copper wire at an Entergy substation near the Superdome early on June 29. 

      

Florida residents have begun to dig out in hurricane-scarred Florida and officials are slowly piecing together the scope of Irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula.      

The fate of the Florida Keys, where Irma rumbled through with Category 4 muscle, remains largely a question mark. Communication and access were cut and authorities dangled only vague assessments of ruinous impact.

      

Florida Gov. Rick Scott called the storm "devastating" after emerging from a Monday fly-over of the Keys.

      

A Louisiana woman accused of stealing nearly $73,000 worth of charitable bingo money has been arrested.      

Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 36-year-old Ashley Brignac was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft valued at $25,000 or more. The funds were stolen from the Gretna Historical Society, which preserves five historic buildings and artifacts in Gretna.

      

An investigation by the Louisiana Department of Revenue's Office of Charitable Gaming found that nearly $73,000 had not been deposited into the organization's checking account.

      

A sheriff's office in Louisiana has arrested a newly hired employee for allegedly trying to sneak drugs to an inmate accused of murder and robbery.      

News outlets report 22-year-old Tyler Materre was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

      

Materre was hired by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in May and worked as a corrections-monitoring technician.

      

A woman has been fatally shot in a New Orleans parking lot.      

Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the woman was shot Monday at 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex in New Orleans. The woman's identity has not been released.

      

Authorities say officers found the woman while responding to a call about a disturbance. The woman was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

      

New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney says detectives believe the woman was arguing with one or more people before being shot.

 

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Here she is: Miss North Dakota has been crowned Miss America 2018.

 She bested a field of 51 competitors from each state and the District of Columbia during the weeklong event's finale Sunday night in Atlantic City.

 

Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, former Miss Arkansas, placed the crown on her teary-eyed successor's head as the new Miss America accepted applause and cheers from the audience and judges.

 

The National World War II Museum plans to celebrate a veteran's 108th birthday this week. The museum says Lawrence Brooks' birthday is Tuesday, and he'll be at the museum for cupcakes and a ceremony featuring the Victory Belles close-harmony trio.

 The New Orleans man served in the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. He was a servant to three white officers.

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      A New Orleans fire truck has responded to an apparent fire at a Sewerage and Water Board plant. 

      The New Orleans Advocate reports that smoke could be smelled outside Wednesday, and city homeland security chief Aaron Miller was talking with fire personnel. 

      Board spokesman Robert Jackson tells The Associated Press he doesn't yet have any details. Fire department spokesmen did not immediately respond to phone and email messages. 

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 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor has set a November execution date for a convicted killer, marking the first scheduled date since the state put four men to death in April. 

     Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said Friday that the governor scheduled a Nov. 9 execution date for Jack Greene, who was convicted of killing Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991 after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson. Rutledge said Greene has exhausted his appeals and there's no stay of execution in place. 

 Some New Orleans officials say they're not satisfied with the city's response to weekend flooding, after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations

. Local news media report Council President Jason Williams says the council will meet Tuesday to seek answers about the pumping system. Some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches (20 and 25 centimeters) of rain over a few hours Saturday. City officials said that was too much for the Sewerage & Water Board's 24 pump stations to cope with even though all were operating.

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