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6:03 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

More Cops And A Smartphone App: New Orleans City Leaders Announce French Quarter Security Plan

Mayor Landrieu, flanked by local and state political and business leaders, and law enforcement officials, detailing a comprehensive plan to improve policing in the French Quarter.
Credit Travers Mackel / WDSU-TV

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu — backed by a crowd of politicians, police officials and business leaders — presented a new French Quarter security plan on Wednesday, March 25 on the steps of the 8th District police precinct on Royal Street.

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7:20 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Relatives Of Missing Mexican Students Speak In New Orleans

Supporters of the Mexican students held up a sign reading "In New Orleans we also support Ayotzinapa. Know that you're not alone."
Kate Richardson WWNO

Two relatives of missing Mexican students stopped in New Orleans as part of a national tour. Last year, 43 students from a rural teachers college in the Mexican state of Guerrero were detained by local police and have not been seen since

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7:24 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Machete-Wielding Man Attacks TSA Agents At Louis Armstrong Airport, Is Shot By Police

Emergency medical personnel and law enforcement officers tend to Richard White, laying on the stretcher, and another victim. White was shot by police after attacking TSA agents in the Louis Armstrong airport with wasp spray and a machete.
Credit Farah Stockman / Boston Globe

This story is on a developing situation, and has been and will be updated.

A 63-year-old man attacked TSA agents at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with a machete and wasp spray on Friday night.

The man, identified by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office as Richard White, of Kenner, was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery, but died Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. in a New Orleans hospital.

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11:51 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Police: Suspect In New Orleans Airport Attack Was Armed With Molotov Cocktails

The ramp to departures is blocked by emergency vehicles at the New Orleans International Airport on Friday night in Kenner, La.
Jonathan Bachman AP

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 5:21 pm

Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET

The man police say attacked TSA agents with a machete and insecticide spray at the New Orleans Airport also carried a bag of Molotov cocktails and had mental health issues, authorities say.

The man was shot three times. Police say he has since died, The Associated Press reports.

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6:36 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Orleans Parish School Board Approves New Superintendent

Today the Orleans Parish School Board has a new superintendent, but no board member to fill an empty seat.

Tuesday night the School Board unanimously approved a contract for Henderson Lewis Jr., and ended an almost three year search for a new superintendent.

Lewis previously served as superintendent for East Feliciana Parish. He says his main priority is uniting the School Board and Recovery School District to serve all students.

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5:51 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Argo The Police Dog Forces Carjacking Suspect Hiding Inside Cemetery Tomb To Surrender

Argo the NOPD dog.
Credit New Orleans Police Department

Early in the morning of Friday, March 13, a 55-year-old woman reported that she had been accosted by a man inside the Tulane Medical Center parking garage.

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7:30 am
Fri March 13, 2015

GNO Inc. Optimistic About Region's 'New Normal'

The economic development group Greater New Orleans Incorporated says the region is thriving as it approaches the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The group says the greatest challenge is becoming complacent with success.

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5:41 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Search Continues For Military Black Hawk That Crashed With 11 On Board

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 12:12 pm

Update at 6:13 p.m. ET

The search continues for an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed late Tuesday night off the Florida coast. Seven Marines and four members of the Louisiana National Guard were on a routine nighttime training mission at Eglin Air Force Base.

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8:02 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Doubts Surface On Jindal's Optimistic Assessment Of State Economy

Governor Bobby Jindal is telling the nation that the state economy is better than ever. But one political expert is seeing some local astonishment over that assessment.

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6:32 am
Tue March 10, 2015

New Orleans Schools Receive Extra Funds To Support English Language Learners

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The number of New Orleans public school students learning English rose dramatically this year — by 35 percent. That's because of an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Now some schools will receive extra funds to support those students.

The Recovery School District announced Monday it is giving out more than $160,000 to support English Language Learners. Those funds are divided among 16 charter operators and will pay for supports like technology, teacher training, and translated materials.

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