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Arts & Culture
11:24 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Philippe Entremont highlight Montage 2012-13 season

Yo-Yo Ma will hold a cello masterclass on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Loyola University

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts 2012-13 season at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off this month with more than 100 events, including classical and jazz music concerts, opera, theatre and ballet productions, and visual arts exhibits.

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Education
11:18 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Civil rights experts gather to prepare local lawyers on transforming city

As the city of New Orleans finds itself in the midst of new initiatives aimed at reforming corruption and improving morale in the New Orleans Police Department, top civil rights lawyers and judges from throughout the region will gather at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to demonstrate the best practices and information on filing civil rights class actions in federal court.

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Alligator Hunting
10:29 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Alligator season now open

Alligator hunters are now free to pursue their quarry across the state, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The 2012 Wild Alligator Harvest Season opened in the state's West Zone today, following the East Zone opening this past Saturday. However, due to the impact of Hurricane Isaac, hunters in some areas may have to wait until floodwaters recede and power is restored, the state said.

Alligator hunters are advised to verify their buyers have opened before actually taking any alligators, and to use extreme caution when hunting in flooded areas.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Testing Under Way To Determine If Oil Surfacing After Isaac Stems From BP Spill

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing off 13 miles of waters off Port Fouchon after a tar mat and tar balls surfaced. The Coast Guard is not yet ready to say it’s oil from the BP spill two years ago.

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Hurricane Isaac
7:10 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Coast Guard Investigating Pollution Reports From Hurricane Isaac

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of pollution caused by Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast. Cases range from oiled wildlife to overturned railcars containing hazardous chemicals.

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Election 2012
6:24 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

DNC Live Chat — Day One

Join Frank James, with help from Elise Hu, as they host an online chat featuring Neal Carruth live at the Democratic National Convention. They'll be joined by special guests, and will take comments and questions from our audience throughout the evening.

Courts
6:18 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Trial delayed in post BCS video case

Trial in New Orleans has been delayed for an Alabama football fan arrested after a video was posted on the Internet that showed what prosecutors say was sexual battery committed on an unconscious LSU fan.

Hurricane Isaac last week left defense attorneys unable to prepare for the trial of 33-year-old Brian Downing of Smith's Station, Ala.

Defense lawyer Michael Kennedy said Isaac forced closure of attorneys' offices and that power failures left attorneys unable to review electronic evidence.

Tuesday's trial was delayed until Oct. 2.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:14 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

New Orleans substation outage affects thousands

As Entergy New Orleans works to restore power after Hurricane Isaac, an outage at a substation Tuesday is affecting nearly 11,000 customers in the city.

The outage happened about 3:30 p.m. and is affecting the Central Business District and the Mid-City and Uptown neighborhoods.

Before the failure, WWL-TV says Entergy reported the number of customers without power in Orleans Parish at about 5,000.

Entergy told WWL-AM they are trying to reroute power through another substation, but does not yet have an estimate of when the new outages will be restored.

Hurricane Isaac
6:12 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Thousands file flood insurance claims after Isaac

Officials say thousands of flood insurance claims are being filed in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, a slow-moving storm that brought drenching rain and tropical-storm force winds to parishes that don't typically experience flooding.

Commissioner of Insurance James Donelon said Tuesday only 31 percent of Louisiana residents have flood insurance but three parishes — St. Tammany, Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist — experienced an unusual amount of flooding after Isaac straddled the region for days, swamping homes with water up to four feet deep in some areas.

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