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New Orleans Hornets
12:18 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Experience Over Youth as Memphis Beats N.O., 96-89

Despite the Hornets’ best efforts the Memphis veterans out-played the young New Orleans team Friday night, 96-89. Memphis starters Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Mark Gasol combined for 56 points and 24 rebounds.

The Grizzlies’ defense grinded the Hornets, capturing 35 defensive rebounds, with Randolph and Gasol together contributing 17 boards. The Grizzlies snagged nine steals, five alone from Mike Conley, blocked the Bees six times, and scored 19 points off of Hornets turnovers.

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Classical Music
7:02 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Video: Watch Tonight's Philippe Entremont Concert Live

French maestro Phillipe Entremont joins the Loyola Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto tonight, and you can watch live right here on WWNO.org.

New Orleans Saints
10:49 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Saints to Face NY Giants Sunday

The New Orleans Saints will travel north this weekend for a Sunday evening matchup with the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants.

The two slumping teams will have each something to prove as New Orleans has dropped two straight heartbreakers, while New York has lost three of their last four games and are beginning to lose their footing atop the always-tough NFC East Division.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:41 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Notes: Tonight's Hornets/Grizzlies Matchup

The Memphis Grizzlies (13-3) meet the Hornets (5-12) tonight at the New Orleans Arena at 7 p.m. The Grizzlies are currently first place in the Western Conference, despite having one of the most difficult schedules in the league so far. The Heat, Thunder, and Knicks have all fallen to Memphis.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Reaction to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's Resignation Continues

Official and public reaction to resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Reaction continues into the resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. While officials are taking steps to find a replacement, some members of the public are stunned.

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Latest News
1:57 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten Resigns: Full Statement

Jim Letten announces his resignation.

The longest-serving U.S. attorney in the nation is stepping down. The New Orleans office known for fighting corruption became mired in its own scandal.

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U.S. Attorney's Office
1:17 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten Resigns

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten
United States Department of Justice

Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana and head of an office embroiled in a widening scandal involving online posts made by some of his subordinates, announced his resignation during a news conference this morning.

Letten, the longest-serving U.S. Attorney in the nation and a New Orleans native, thanked his law enforcement partners, staff and family, and said his resignation will be effective Dec. 11.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

New Orleans Council Considering Major Rate Hike For Sewerage and Water Board

New Orleans City Council considers major rate hike.

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote later today on a proposed rate hike for the Sewerage and Water Board. Political muscle is being flexed to get it passed.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Kobe Bryant Breaks 30,000-Point Milestone As Lakers Win Over Hornets, 103-87

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers after the game. Bryant broke the 30,000-point career milestone in Los Angeles' win over the New Orleans Hornets, 103-87.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

Kobe Bryant scored 29 points Wednesday night in a 103-87 drubbing of the New Orleans Hornets by the Los Angeles Lakers, in the process becoming the fifth player in NBA history — and the youngest since Wilt Chamberlain — to score 30,000 career points.

The Hornets defense fended off Bryant’s attacks for nearly seven minutes in a strong first half showing, holding him scoreless until 5:14 left in the first quarter. Sixteen minutes later, with 1:16 remaining in the first half, Bryant slid to the rim, lofted two points, and notched his 30K milestone.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:20 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

NBA Commissioner Stern On The Hornets, Pelicans

NBA Commissioner David Stern attended Wednesday night’s matchup between the Hornets and the Lakers, touring the new Hornets facility under construction at the Saints complex on Airline Highway earlier in the day and meeting with Hornets staff and owner Tom Benson.

Stern answered questions during a pregame press conference on his take on the Hornets organization, and on the possible team name change that has transfixed fans on social media throughout the day.

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