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2:07 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

City to Seek Proposals for WTC Building

In an attempt to put of the city's most valuable pieces of real estate back into commerce, New Orleans officials are preparing to solicit proposals for redeveloping the World Trade Center site at the foot of Canal Street.

The Times-Picayune reports the proposals can call for either demolishing or renovating the vacant office tower.

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2:05 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

'Ancient Aliens' Host Throws Maya Apocalypse Party

The host of a program on the History Channel is planning on having a bash to celebrate what some call the Maya apocalypse.

Giorgio Tsoukalos is the host of the History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" program. He is one of the leading proponents of the theory that alien astronauts sparked ancient myths, but he doesn't think the world is going to end Friday.

He is hosting a party with bands, food trucks, lights and a mock spaceship that will descend on to a stage at midnight Friday.

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2:04 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

2 Die in Fiery Tractor-Trailer Wreck on I-12

State police say two people died and a third was critically burned when a tractor-trailer ran off of Interstate 12, hit some trees, jack-knifed and was engulfed in flames. All three were trapped in the cab.

Trooper Nick Manale says the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is working to identify the dead.

Manale says witnesses rescued one passenger after the 2010 Freightliner drifted off the road about 11 a.m. Wednesday west of the exit to Lacombe. But he says intense flames kept them from reaching two other adults.

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New Orleans Hornets
1:57 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Clippers Beat Hornets 93-77 For 11th Straight Win

Blake Griffin scored 18 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Hornets 93-77 on Wednesday night for their franchise record-tying 11th consecutive victory.

Jamal Crawford added 17 points, DeAndre Jordan scored 12, and Chris Paul had 10 points and 12 assists, surpassing 5,000 in his career for the Clippers, whose 19-6 record is tied with New York for second-best in the NBA.

They tied the franchise record set by the 1974-75 Buffalo Bills.

New Orleans Saints
11:55 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Saints Looking to Win Out, Playoffs or Not

Saints guard Jahri Evans acknowledges a measure of regret that it took so long — probably too long — for New Orleans to resemble the playoff contender it had been the previous three seasons.

Evans says the Saints' 41-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday offered a glimpse of how New Orleans should have played earlier this season.

Still, Evans and his teammates say winning out matters whether they make the playoffs or not.

Arts & Culture
7:55 am
Thu December 20, 2012

New State Museum Leader Set to Begin in January

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has chosen a Baton Rouge native to lead the Louisiana State Museum system as assistant secretary in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Mark Tullos will begin the job Jan. 21, overseeing 11 museum sites around the state, including the Cabildo in New Orleans and the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

Dardenne's office announced the hiring Monday.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Groundbreaking Set For New Orleans East Hospital

Full-service hospital planned for New Orlean East.

A groundbreaking will be held at 2 p.m., marking the start of a new full-service hospital for New Orleans East. It’s a major step forward in Hurricane Katrina recovery.

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New Orleans Hornets
3:35 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Warriors Hold Off Hornets 103-96

David Lee had 26 points and nine rebounds, Klay Thompson finished with 19 points and the Golden State Warriors brought their surprising road run home with a 103-96 victory over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.

After going 6-1 on the season's longest road stretch, the Warriors built a 14-point lead in the second quarter and held off the Hornets late. Golden State (17-8) is off to its best start since the 1991-92 season, when the team began 21-8.

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3:32 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

New Orleans Man to Get 30 Years in Prison for 5 Killings

A plea deal calls for a New Orleans man to be sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in five killings in 2007, including the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer.

Steven Earl Hardrick is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to five of the 17 counts he faced in a March indictment. A court filing Wednesday discloses the terms of his plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Some of the victims' family members have told prosecutors they believe the agreement on the sentence is too lenient.

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2:56 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

City to Roll Out Tourism Pitch

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. is planning a 2013 national campaign built around the theme "Follow Your NOLA."

The Times-Picayune reports the pitch will roll out in its Super Bowl visitors' guide, distributed to travelers coming to New Orleans for the NFL's championship game on Feb. 3 at the Superdome.

The campaign will expand in April with advertising targeted in cities within easy flying or short driving distances.

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