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Jefferson Parish Housing Authority
12:13 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Jefferson Parish President Attempts to Purge Housing Board

Jefferson Parish President John Young has ordered six members of the parish housing authority board from their posts.

Young sent one-sentence letters Friday to board chairman Patrick Pierson and members Hunley Dufour Jr., William Boada Sr., Terrell Harris, Mary Snowden and Simone Scanio. Each letter accuses them of neglecting their duties.

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BP Oil Spill
12:09 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Judge to Discuss Trial Delay for BP Rig Employees

A federal judge has scheduled a status conference to discuss a request to postpone the trial of two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the April 2010 deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. didn't immediately rule on Tuesday's request for a trial delay by attorneys for BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine. Instead, Duval is scheduled to discuss the matter with defense attorneys and prosecutors during a telephone call Monday.

New Orleans Hornets
11:41 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Timberwolves Eclipse Rivers’ Career Night, 113-102

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets under the rim tonight, 113-102, their dominance in the paint overshadowing the Hornets’ 53 percent shooting and a career performance by guard Austin Rivers.

Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with a career high 31 points, all but one of his shots from in the key. Pekovic bullied the Hornets defense into allowing him to shoot 14-18 from the field, and the rest of the Timberwolves followed suit, with 70 of their points scored from down-low. Minnesota also scored 24 second-chance points as they out-rebounded the Hornets 40-30.

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DWI Checkpoint
12:32 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

New Orleans DWI Checkpoint Tonight

New Orleans police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint "in Orleans Parish" tonight, the department said in a press release.

The NOPD Traffic Division will begin the checkpoint at approximately 9 p.m., and conclude it at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday morning, said Officer Frank Robertson, III. Drivers are advised they will experience minimal delays, and are reminded to have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

The NOPD is required to issue notifications regarding sobriety checkpoints by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

New Orleans Saints
9:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Saints-Bucs Sunday Preview

The New Orleans Saints return home this week for a Sunday afternoon matchup in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against division rivals Tampa Bay.

It’s been a rollercoaster season for the Buccaneers and the Saints as both two clubs come into this weekend’s matchup clinging to very slim playoff hopes.

The two teams met earlier this season in Tampa, where the Saints escaped with a wild 35-28 victory in a game that featured a dramatic goal-line stand by the Saints’ defense and a game-tying touchdown by the Bucs waved off due to a penalty on the last play of the game.

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Features
9:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Discovery of Human Remains Delays Iberville Redevelopment

Charmaine Williams goes for a walk with her grandchildren and daughter in the Iberville public housing development. Archaeologists have confirmed that part of the housing complex sits on an old cemetery, likely once part of St. Louis No. 1.
Scott Threlkeld The Advocate

The Housing Authority of New Orleans received a Federal grant last year to redevelop the Iberville Housing Development, the city’s last traditional public housing complex, on the edge of the French Quarter. The plan was to keep about a third of the buildings, demolish the rest, and build new, mixed-income housing.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Deadline Today For New Taxi Permits

Strong response to taxi application process.

The city of New Orleans is cutting off the application process for new taxi permits. Officials say the response to get new permits has been tremendous.

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New Orleans Hornets
9:55 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Hornets Play Well But Lose to the Thunder, 92-88

The New Orleans Hornets put up a great defensive effort against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road yesterday evening, but were unable to keep pace in the final minutes, losing 92-88.

The New Orleans defense kept the Thunder to season-low scoring at the end of the first quarter (17 points) and before halftime (36 points). Their strategy: to keep the NBA’s top scoring team to a low output that they could attempt to match.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

The deadline is approaching this week for governors who opted out of provisions of the Affordable Care Act to change their minds. Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal is refusing to set up a state-run health insurance exchange for people who can’t afford plans in the current market.

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is turning up the pressure on Jindal. She wants the state to establish a system under the new guidelines instead of having the federal government impose general standards.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

New Orleans Looks For Ways To Fund Jail Reform

Critics say New Orleans underfunds city jail.

The City of New Orleans is reviewing a consent decree designed to revamp operations at the parish jail. Federal officials are looking to the city to correct conditions they found unconstitutional.

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