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County 4-H speech winners who advanced to the regional contest, front row, from left, are Silas Masiello, Rosetta Fowler, Grayson Walter and Brady Bradford; back row, from left, are Andrew Buck, Caroline Garrell, Jillian Fowler and Marlee Bradford. Read moreCounty 4-H speech winners

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Organizers have announced a lineup of more than 270 acts for New Orleans’ 40th annual French Quarter Festival, billed as Louisiana’s largest free showcase of music, food and culture. Artists scheduled to perform at the April 13-16 event include Irma Thomas, Ani DiFranco, Tank and the Bangas, blues guitarist Samantha Fish and a collaboration between the Soul Rebels and bounce rap artist Big Freedia. Organizers say the annual event welcomes over 825,000 people and is a critical economic driver for the city. To celebrate the milestone year, a special opening-day parade featuring brass bands is planned and later a fireworks display over the Mississippi River.

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A Santa Fe district attorney has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced that her office filed the charges Tuesday. Investigators outlined evidence that Baldwin had his finger on the trigger before the gun went off and that he skipped required safety training. Halyna Hutchins died shortly after being wounded during rehearsals at a ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe in October 2021. Baldwin was pointing a pistol at her when the gun went off. Film-set weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez-Reed also is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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County 4-H speech winners who advanced to the regional contest, front row, from left, are Silas Masiello, Rosetta Fowler, Grayson Walter and Brady Bradford; back row, from left, are Andrew Buck, Caroline Garrell, Jillian Fowler and Marlee Bradford. Read moreCounty 4-H speech winners