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6:43 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Ronal Serpas Takes Oath as NOPD Chief

New Orleans, La. – Serpas took his oath of office from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who campaigned that stemming violent crime would be his top priority. He says he chose Serpas because of his achievements in that area as chief of police in Nashville, where he just left. And Serpas grew up in New Orleans and understands the culture. Serpas says his mission is clear.

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5:17 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

BP's Containment Dome at Spill Site

New Orleans, La. – Crane operators lowering the 100-ton concrete and steel box over the leaking well pipes have to be precise, and it's never been done before. The container could cap the leak, or smash it wide open. So far, about 210,000 gallons of crude are pouring out every day.
BP executive Doug Suttles says one option being reviewed calls for plugging the leak with rubber and other materials.

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8:14 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Landrieu Names Police Chief

New Orleans, La. – Former New Orleans Police Assistant Superintendent Ronal Serpas didn't attend the news conference to announce his selection. He was in Nashville, dealing with flooding problems. Landrieu says he appreciated the irony, and said the people of New Orleans should be understanding.

"It should, however, make people in New Orleans very comfortable that we're getting a chief that understands emergency operation response."

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3:55 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Landrieu Says New Orleans Must Go Beyond Recovery Mindset

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1:10 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Mitch Landrieu Becomes Mayor of New Orleans

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8:16 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Jazz Fest Benefit for Future Musicians

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12:29 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

St. Bernard Project Marks Milestone

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12:04 pm
Sat April 17, 2010

Fourth New Orleans Police Officer Charged in Danziger Case

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2:23 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Federal Officials Meet with Landrieu Transition Team

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2:20 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Chilean President Visits New Orleans

New Orleans, La. – A magnitude 8-point-8 earthquake devastated the South American country on February 27th. President Sebastian Pinera met with officials at the port of New Orleans for long-term advice.
Mayor Ray Nagin advised the government to quickly funnel money to local agencies, and get sturdy modular housing for temporary shelter. He said it could take as long as 15 years to fully recover.
Pinera is in Washington for a summit on nuclear weapons and energy technology.


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