Latest News http://wwno.org en Board Of Ed. To Consider Suing Gov. Jindal Today http://wwno.org/post/board-ed-consider-suing-gov-jindal-today <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting later this morning on the ongoing battle to adopt Common Coe education standards.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:54:05 +0000 Associated Press 65451 at http://wwno.org New Orleans To Host Top Travel Trade Show In 2016 http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-host-top-travel-trade-show-2016 <p>New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016.<br /><br />The U.S. Travel Association's show, called IPW, was last held in New Orleans in 2002.<br /><br />The group had planned to hold the five-day show in Greater Miami and The Beaches. However, the City of Miami Beach Commission decided to renovate and expand its convention center. The three-year project is scheduled to start next year.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:53:49 +0000 Associated Press 65429 at http://wwno.org NOPD Officer Placed On Emergency Suspension After Attempting To Strike Man With Her Vehicle http://wwno.org/post/nopd-officer-placed-emergency-suspension-after-attempting-strike-man-her-vehicle <p>A New Orleans Police officer has been placed on emergency suspension after attempting to strike a man with her vehicle, the department announced today in a press release.</p><p>33-year-old Stephanie Caldwell was arrested Sunday after a verbal and physical altercation with a 47-year-old man in the 1700-block of North Broad Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say Caldwell attempted to strike the man with her vehicle, and when the man ran westbound on North Broad she pursued him, driving against traffic on North Broad and Onzaga streets.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Jason Saul 65407 at http://wwno.org Coastal Restoration Council To Start Accepting Proposals Next Month http://wwno.org/post/coastal-restoration-council-start-accepting-proposals-next-month <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The start of some major funding for coastal restoration begins next month. I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t’s part of the Restore Act fund established after the 2010 BP oil spill. Some are concerned there’s no details yet on how the affected communities will get their say on how it’s spent.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 65390 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany Hospital Says It Hired District Attorney Reed http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-hospital-says-it-hired-district-attorney-reed <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">There’s more controversy surrounding the work duties of St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:46:26 +0000 Associated Press 65392 at http://wwno.org First West Nile Death Of The Year Reported In Caddo Parish http://wwno.org/post/first-west-nile-death-year-reported-caddo-parish <p>Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.</p><p>The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, told the Shreveport Times she could not provide other information, citing confidentiality rules.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Associated Press 65307 at http://wwno.org In Plaquemines, $5.9 Million Of Katrina Loan Forgiven http://wwno.org/post/plaquemines-59-million-katrina-loan-forgiven <p>The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.<br /><br />Parish President Billy Nungesser says the action was taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.<br /><br />Nungesser says the parish now must repay the remaining $3 million of $8.9 million in special community disaster loans it received after the 2005 storm.<br /><br />Nungesser says he plans to try to get the remaining amount forgiven.<br /> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:53:46 +0000 Associated Press 65306 at http://wwno.org Insight: Common Core Dispute Probes Policymaking Through Procurement http://wwno.org/post/insight-common-core-dispute-probes-policymaking-through-procurement Competing lawsuits were filed over the Common Core state standards in Louisiana this week, and specifically over the contracts for testing related to those standards.<p>Melinda Deslatte, capitol correspondent for the Associated Press, has been following the back and forth.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/072514_Insight_Melinda_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 65278 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Zoning Revisions Near Completion http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-zoning-revisions-near-completion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is nearing the end of a four-year process to update the master plan for zoning. The new comprehensive plan will update one that has been in place for more than 40 years.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:50 +0000 Eileen Fleming 65275 at http://wwno.org New Footage Of Sunken WWII Vessels In Gulf http://wwno.org/post/new-footage-sunken-wwii-vessels-gulf <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Scientists are getting a crystal-clear look at two historic vessels almost a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:11:07 +0000 Associated Press 65218 at http://wwno.org