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10:15 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Glover Death Reclassified As Homicide

The New Orleans coroner has labeled the death of a man shot by police after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as a homicide. The man’s family has long fought to remove the official cause of death that had been listed as undetermined.

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8:45 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Environmental Defense Fund To Monitor Restore Act Projects

As the five-year anniversary approaches later this month of the BP oil spill, the Environmental  Defense Fund is gearing up for monitoring how restoration money is used to repair damage.

The Restore Act sets aside 80 percent of the still-undetermined billions of dollars in fines BP will be ordered to pay in Clean Water Act fines.

Some projects are already drawing critics. The Gulf Restoration Network is suing to block the money from being used for an Alabama convention center.

Natalie Peyronnin is director of science policy for the Environmental Defense Fund.

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2:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

La. State Police Spent $2.2 Million On Gov. Jindal's Travel

Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign.

Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, says his agency spent $2.2 million on travel expenses related to Jindal's protective detail this year.

He says that level has stayed consistent in recent years. But it's up from $1.5 million for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and $1 million for former Gov. Mike Foster.

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7:47 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Affordable Housing Still Challenging Nearly 10 Years Since Katrina

As the 10-year anniversary approaches marking Hurricane Katrina, community experts are assessing the progress and challenges of recovery. Housing was one topic reviewed at a daylong forum at the University of New Orleans.

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11:31 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

City Park Tree Occupier Said To Be Armed With Two 'Incendiary Devices'

City Park released this surveillance camera image of men who had broken through a security fence Friday night to enter a disputed construction area. One of the men has occupied a tree and is said to be carrying 'incidendiary devices.'
Credit New Orleans City Park

City Park officials believe a man who broke into a construction site and occupied a tree may be armed with at least two “incendiary devices,” and are calling on protesters to end their criminal activity.

The Park says the man vandalized a security fence to enter a restricted construction zone, accompanied by three other masked individuals.

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12:04 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Makerspace And Design Shop IDIYA Opens On Broad Street

A new do-it-yourself makerspace, workshop, and design studio, IDIYA, had its grand opening Thursday in Broadmoor.

The “DIY” in the name is for “do-it-yourself.” For a monthy membership fee, makers, innovators, and crafters gain access to all of the tools in the Idiya building.

Jim McKenna is the operations manager at Idiya. He gives an overview of some of the tools available for members to use:

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Policing The French Quarter
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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