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In Memoriam
4:05 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Jindal orders flags at half-staff for 9/11

In recognition of the anniversary of Sept. 11, Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

Jindal's executive order says the move Tuesday is "an expression of respect for Louisiana's fallen civilian and service members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and the days since to defend the United States of America."

The order, signed Monday, affects flags flown over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the state.

9th Ward Shooting
5:13 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Man mistakenly shot by wife in Lower 9th Ward

A 57-year-old man was shot and killed by his wife today in the Lower 9th Ward, according to a press release issued by the New Orleans Police Department.

Police say the man's wife mistook him for an intruder, and shot him once. The man, whose name is being withheld by authorities pending the notification of his family members, was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Arts & Culture
4:31 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer

Director Spike Lee on the set of his latest feature film.

Director Spike Lee is having an incredibly busy year. He's directing Mike Tyson's one-man show on Broadway, combing through the Michael Jackson archives to commemorate Bad, and he's just released a new feature film called Red Hook Summer.

Producer Thomas Walsh recently spoke with Spike Lee about the movie that's sure to get you talking.

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WWNO
4:18 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

WWNO And Three News Partners Win Knight Foundation Grant

The John S. and James L.

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Avondale Shipyard
3:46 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Delgado Community College gets $10M from Navy

The Navy has given Delgado Community College a $10 million grant to help enhance its advanced manufacturing programs at the Avondale shipyard in suburban New Orleans.

Avondale, owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries, is scheduled to close in 2013 after two Navy ships currently under construction there are launched. But officials say the skills being taught are applicable not only to shipbuilding but to other industries, too.

Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan says the investment will have a major effect on the economic future of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:39 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Levee delivers more headaches in Terrebonne

A marsh management levee that is expected to become part of Terrebonne Parish's Morganza hurricane protection system was severely damaged during Hurricane Isaac.

The Courier reports the storm's tidal surge destroyed one of the levee's water control structures, washing it away and leaving behind a 50-foot gap.

Terrebonne Levee Director Reggie Dupre said the levee, which crosses open water in the Wildlife and Fisheries' Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area in Montegut, has caused repeated headaches for the levee district.

LSU Health Sciences Center
3:37 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

LSU center wins tumor registry award

The LSU Health Sciences Center's Louisiana Tumor Registry has been recognized with an award from the National Program of Cancer Registries.

Dr. Vivien Chen, professor of public health and director of the LSUHSC registry, accepted the organization's 20th Anniversary Research Award in Washington.

LSU
3:35 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Constant picked for LSU post

David Constant has been named head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering, a joint position shared between the LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Engineering.

Constant, most recently dean of the LSU Graduate School, has been on the LSU faculty since 1984. He holds the Humphreys T. Turner Professorship in the department of civil and environmental engineering and has served as associate dean and then interim dean in the College of Engineering.

Hurricane Isaac
3:29 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Hurricane-resistant home survives Isaac

Representatives of OceanSafe say the hurricane-resistant model home built in New Orleans as a demonstration project survived Hurricane Isaac undamaged.

The home, as well as several other company-built structures around the New Orleans area, took no damage from the hurricane's winds and heavy rain.

The company built a steel-paneled demonstration home earlier this year using materials and technology designed to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.

Board of Embalming and Funeral Directors
2:58 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

David named to state funeral board

Royal David of Mandeville has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Embalming and Funeral Directors.

The board regulates embalmers, funeral homes and funeral directors, and handles consumer complaints. It also establishes requirements for funeral homes and individuals engaged in the care of the deceased.

David is the general manager of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

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