Associated Press http://wwno.org en 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 Bollinger Shipyards Gets Major Coast Guard Contract http://wwno.org/post/bollinger-shipyards-gets-major-coast-guard-contract <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">Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a $255 million contract to build six more Fast Response Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:08:18 +0000 Associated Press 65217 at http://wwno.org Funeral Services Set For Jazz Musician Lionel Ferbos http://wwno.org/post/funeral-services-set-jazz-musician-lionel-ferbos <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">Funeral services are planned for Lionel Ferbos — the 103-year-old New Orleans jazz trumpeter and tinsmith who died July 19.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 65151 at http://wwno.org National WWII Museum Welcomes 4 Millionth Visitor http://wwno.org/post/national-wwii-museum-welcomes-4-millionth-visitor <p><a href="http://nationalww2museum.org/">The National WWII Museum</a> has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000.<br /><br />Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance year, fiscal year 2013, by more than 85,000 visitors.<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:27:22 +0000 Associated Press 65124 at http://wwno.org United Houma Nation Gets Support For Federal Recognition http://wwno.org/post/united-houma-nation-gets-support-federal-recognition <p>The Terrebonne Parish Council has passed a resolution in support of the <a href="http://www.unitedhoumanation.org/">United Houma Nation</a> receiving federal recognition.<br /><br />The Courier reports the council also asked the administrations of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and the Pointe-au-Chien tribes to submit necessary documents to receive similar council measures of support.<br /><br />Potential policy shifts in the federal Department of the Interior may open the door for area Native American tribes to achieve federal recognition.<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:18:59 +0000 Associated Press 65123 at http://wwno.org Murder Suspect Arrested In Texas; 3 Children Safe http://wwno.org/post/murder-suspect-arrested-texas-3-children-safe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">A suburban New Orleans man wanted in death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub has been arrested in Texas and the three children he disappeared with have been found.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:30:31 +0000 Associated Press 64378 at http://wwno.org Critical Habitat Designated For Loggerhead Turtles http://wwno.org/post/critical-habitat-designated-loggerhead-turtles <p>Federal agencies say 685 miles of beaches and nearly 200,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles.<br /><br />Conservation groups say it's the largest such designation ever.<br /><br />It includes 88 nesting beaches from North Carolina through Mississippi, plus waters just off of those beaches, floating algae mats where baby turtles live and other marine areas.<br /> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:12:23 +0000 Associated Press 64172 at http://wwno.org Tulane University On Verge Of Being Smoke-Free http://wwno.org/post/tulane-university-verge-being-smoke-free <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt; line-height: 11.25pt;">Tulane University says its campus will be 100 percent smoke free beginning August 1.</span></p><p style="line-height: 11.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Scott Tims, director of Tulane University Student Health Services, says the goal is to protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke while encouraging current smokers to quit.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:05:37 +0000 Associated Press 64120 at http://wwno.org Drop In First-Time Unemployment Claims http://wwno.org/post/drop-first-time-unemployment-claims <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:09:09 +0000 Associated Press 64055 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Oil Train Details Kept Secret http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-oil-train-details-kept-secret <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana officials are refusing to disclose the details of crude oil shipments railroads haul through the state.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections says the information freight railroads are required to provide to Louisiana is considered confidential.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:06:33 +0000 Associated Press 64054 at http://wwno.org