frank minyard http://wwno.org en After 40 Years, New Orleans Will Pick A New Coroner http://wwno.org/post/after-40-years-new-orleans-will-pick-new-coroner <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Pop Quiz: Which New Orleans official was first elected to office in 1974 and has been reelected to that same office&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">nine times, serving a total of 40 consecutive years&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">on the job? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 53108 at http://wwno.org Coroner Payments at Issue in Inspector General Report http://wwno.org/post/coroner-payments-issue-inspector-general-report <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Orleans Inspector General's Office has issued a report critical of the way the Orleans Parish coroner has paid some of its employees and independent contractors.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:19:01 +0000 The Associated Press 31081 at http://wwno.org Slain Man's Family Alleges he was Shot in Back http://wwno.org/post/slain-mans-family-alleges-he-was-shot-back <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; The attorney for the family of a 20-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police says a funeral home report indicates Wendell Allen had a hole in his back, which they contend is evidence he was shot from behind.</p><p>That would contradict findings of the Orleans Parish coroner&#39;s office and New Orleans Police Department, which have both said Allen was shot in the chest.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:19:06 +0000 The Associated Press 9040 at http://wwno.org