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WWNO News Reports
8:13 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

AG Holder Promises Changes at NOPD

New Orleans, La. – At least eight federal investigations are being conducted into the department, some involving actions taken years after the 2005 hurricane. U-S Attorney General Eric Holder says his office is working with the city to ensure a well-run police department,

"We are committed to this kind of work generally and we are committed to making sure that we make a difference in this city specifically."

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WWNO News Reports
8:06 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Four NOPD Officers Appear in Court on Danziger Bridge Shooting Case

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Louisiana Eats!
7:56 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

The French Connection

Crepe Batter (Yields 18 - 24 crepes)

2 cup sifted all purpose flour
3 eggs
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon salt

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StoryCorps N.O.
2:15 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

StoryCorps: Trampus Butler

Jeremy Helton (l) and Trampus Butler

Trampus Butler has lived all of his 32 years on the grounds of Angola State Prison. On April 14, he sat down for a chat on prison grounds with StoryCorps facilitator Jeremy Helton.

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:18 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Senator Landrieu Blasts New Drilling Moratorium

New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu told the National Oil Spill Commission at its first meeting in New Orleans that its findings will be key to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. She made an unannounced visit to the commission, which she says will have a say in the national policy on off-shore drilling. The new rules clarify what safety steps are needed to resume drilling.

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WWNO News Reports
7:37 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Six New Orleans Police Officers Indicted in Danziger Bridge Shooting

New Orleans, La. – Four officers are charged with opening fire on people after the 2005 hurricane left the city in shambles. Two men died; one was mentally disabled who was shot in the back and stomped on by one officer while still alive. Two other officers are charged with planting a gun and covering up what happened. Holder says the Danziger Bridge case came to his attention shortly after he took office.

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Community Impact
5:23 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Community IMPACT Series: Mahalia Jackson Early Learning Center, July 13, 2010

New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: The Mahalia Jackson Early Learning Center | July 13, 2010

Ask Phyllis Landrieu to describe the public education situation in New Orleans today and her response may come in stark terms.

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Gulf Oil Spill
12:54 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Pressure Testing Could Clear Cap Containment of BP's Leak

New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the new cap will take pressure readings. If they're too low, it means there could be other breaks in the well and plugging oil from the top could trigger more leaks. If they're high enough, valves on the cap will gradually be shut off. Allen says he's very confident the cap will stay in place. If it's not able to stop oil from flowing out it will at least be able to funnel it to surface ships.

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:11 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Oil Spill Commission Meeting Opens in New Orleans

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:16 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairmen Outline Meeting Objectives

New Orleans, La. – The commission has been given six months to determine why the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20th, killing 11 men on board, how effective the response has been to the oil spill that followed, and how such as disaster can be prevented. Democratic co-chairman Graham says he disagrees with critics who say the commission hasn't enough drilling experts.

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