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Latest News
12:56 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

New Trial Ordered for Ex-Cop in Katrina Shooting

A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for a former New Orleans police officer who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a man whose burned body turned up after Hurricane Katrina.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out David Warren's convictions Monday, saying a judge should have separated his trial from other officers charged in the death of 31-year-old Henry Glover.

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Education
12:16 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Ruling Expected Tuesday in Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

A Baton Rouge district court judge says he'll announce his decision Tuesday on whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws was passed in violation of the state constitution.

Judge Michael Caldwell heard arguments Monday. He told lawyers that he's "gone back and forth on this case" and hadn't yet reached a ruling.

The bill made changes to the powers of school boards, teacher hiring and firing rules, teacher pay scales, the duties of principals and the job protection status known as teacher tenure.

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Latest News
12:10 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Cab Driver Fatally Shot During Robbery

New Orleans police are investigating the fatal shooting of a cab driver.

Police say the 56-year-old driver was found death is his taxi shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. They believe the cab driver was shot during a robbery.

The victim's name has not been released.

Environment
11:46 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Plaquemines Wants Your Christmas Tree

Plaquemines Parish plans to collect Christmas trees after the season to help rebuild wetlands in the coastal parish.

The parish garbage collection company, Solid Waste North and South, will pick them up at curbside after the holidays.

Authorities said all decorations, lights, tinsel, garland and other materials must be removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Business & Technology
11:42 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Food Business Incubator Organizing

The LSU AgCenter has hired a veteran food consultant to organize a food business incubator.

Gaye Sandoz, who most recently was with Edible Enterprises — a food business incubator in in Norco — hopes to have the incubator fully developed over the next 12 months.

The AgCenter's incubator will be the second such facility in Louisiana.

Headquartered on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, incubator tenants will have access to expertise of LSU faculty and students.

Latest News
11:40 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Man Killed in Shooting in Norco

The St. Charles Sheriff's Office says a man has been killed in a shooting at an apartment in Norco.

A news release from the department says 21-year-old Jay Bertucci died from a gunshot to the chest. Detectives say Bertucci was home with two other people when he answered a knock at the door.

A man at the door allegedly pointed a gun at Bertucci and shot him in the chest when Bertucci grabbed the gun.

Authorities are looking for three suspects who fled the scene on foot.

Latest News
7:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Tulane Expert Says Colleagues Best Help For Sandy Hook First Responders

Tulane professor reviews help for Sandy Hook school first responders.

As the nation continues mourning the killings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, first responders are getting help in coping with what they saw. A Tulane University expert on post-traumatic stress says their colleagues are the best source of help.

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College Basketball
12:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

North Texas Beats Southeastern Louisiana 45-40

Roger Franklin scored 12 points to lead North Texas to a 45-40 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday.

Alzee Williams added 11 points, and Tony Mitchell pulled down 10 rebounds and eight points for the Mean Green (4-6).

North Texas led 19-18 at halftime in a game with six lead changes. The Mean Green's largest lead was nine with 2.19 to play in the game. North Texas had 16 points off Southeastern Louisiana turnovers.

Brandon Fortenberry had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lions (1-7).

New Orleans Hornets
11:48 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Hornets Sign F Dominic McGuire

The New Orleans Hornets have signed forward Dominic McGuire to shore up their frontcourt in the absence of Jason Smith, who is out with a right shoulder injury.

McGuire averaged 2.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in just over 15 minutes per game for the Toronto Raptors earlier this season, appearing in 15 games before he was waived on Nov. 30.

The 6-foot-9 forward, in his sixth NBA season, has also had stints with Washington, Sacramento, Charlotte and Golden State. He's averaged 2.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 331 career games.

Hornets
11:20 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Lillard's Last-Second 3-Pointer Lifts Blazers Over Hornets

Rookie Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers handed New Orleans its sixth straight loss with a 95-94 victory over the Hornets on Sunday night.

After trailing by as many as 16, Austin Rivers hit a 3-pointer for the Hornets to tie it at 92 with 50.9 seconds left. The Blazers then absorbed a blow when LaMarcus Aldridge suddenly came up limping and headed to the locker room with what appeared to be a left ankle injury, but Lillard came through to give Portland the win.

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