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WWNO
1:37 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

KTLN Transmitter Problem

Listeners in the Houma/Thibodaux region have noticed that KTLN 90.5 FM is off the air. We regret the interruption to your favorite news and cultural programs, and are investigating the problem now.

We will restore service as quickly as possible!

The Times-Picayune
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Residents Lament Loss of Daily Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune is no longer publishing a daily newspaper.
Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleanians are waking up for the first time without their Monday edition of the Times-Picayune. It doesn’t exist anymore. Some readers shared their thoughts on cutbacks taking effect at the paper, and if they’ll give a new venture a chance.

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Music
8:46 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Universal Music Releases Important Louis Armstrong Recording Session to Honor Satchmo SummerFest

This year's Satchmo SummerFest — New Orleans' annual celebration of the life, legacy and music of Louis Armstrong — was again the occasion, for the second year in a row, for an important release of Armstrong material from Universal Music's vast archive.

Airport Security
12:28 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Hornets VP Detained At Airport With Loaded Gun

A New Orleans Hornets executive was detained by police at Newark Airport after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered a loaded handgun in his luggage, the New York Post is reporting.

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Arts & Culture
5:08 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Beauty is Embarassing for Wayne White

A new documentary is being screened at the Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center called Beauty is Embarrassing. The movie is about artist Wayne White, an artist who's recently found success as a contemporary painter. White recently spoke about his journey from his rural homeland to the fine art galleries of Los Angeles.

Hurricane Katrina
5:00 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Federal Judge OKs FEMA Trailer Settlement

A federal judge in New Orleans has signed off on a $37.5 million settlement involving companies that provided trailers to thousands left homeless from Gulf Coast hurricanes seven years ago. Some residents claim the trailers contained chemicals that made them sick.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Alfre Woodard Teaching Acting At Batiste Academy

Actress Alfre Woodard meets with students at the Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans. Woodard has "adopted" the school as part of the Turnaround Arts program.
Erin Krall WWNO

Students at the Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans are being taught by a special teacher this week. Actress Alfre Woodard is giving lessons on her craft.

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Oil Platform Fire
5:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Coast Guard Investigating Oil Platform Fire

The Coast Guard is investigating an oil platform that caught fire 35 miles off the Louisiana coast. Three people on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico have been safely evacuated.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:41 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Isaac causes property taxes to decline in St. John

Damage from Hurricane Isaac will cost St. John the Baptist Parish about $2 million in property tax revenue.

The Times-Picayune reports Assessor Whitney Joseph Jr. told the parish council the value of the parish's tax roll will drop by approximately $14 million from previous estimates.

However, because of expiring industrial tax exemptions, Joseph says parish taxing bodies will still net about $6 million more than in 2011.

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Extortion
4:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

FBI investigates 2 St. Landry school board members

The FBI says it is investigating two St. Landry Parish School Board members.

While FBI spokesman Kyle Hanrahan wouldn't provide details of the investigation, The Advocate reports the sheriff's office released a report Tuesday about an FBI agent looking into allegations that John Miller and Quincy Richard were allegedly trying to extort money in exchange for their votes for a new school superintendent.

The report was apparently written to officially detail why FBI agent Jeff Goins visited the parish.

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