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Shootings
7:22 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Two killed in New Orleans shootings

New Orleans police are investigating two shooting deaths.

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood around 11 p.m. Sunday. Police say the victim had gunshot wounds to the head and body.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, another man was found dead near the intersection of Music and Urquhart streets. Police say the victim was shot multiple times and was found lying next to a bicycle.

Police have not released the names of the two victims.

Louisiana Racing Commission
4:02 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Grimstad named to La. Racing Commission

Metairie business executive Thomas Grimstad has been appointed to the Louisiana Racing Commission.

Grimstad, president of Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co., was named to the post by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The commission enforces rules and regulations and develops policies for the Louisiana racing industry.

University of Louisiana-Monroe
3:18 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

ULM gets contract for insurance research

The University of Louisiana-Monroe College of Business has been awarded a research contract from the Louisiana Department of Insurance to study and provide support for proposed legislative insurance reforms.

The News-Star reports the research is designed to provide support for proposals to improve the Louisiana insurance market, making insurance more widely available and rates more affordable.

The college has done work on the subject for several years under state contracts.

Hurricane Isaac
3:01 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Center opens to help business recovery

A business recovery center to help companies deal with the impact of Hurricane Isaac has been set up in Jefferson Parish.

The center is a joint venture of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development and the Louisiana Small Business Development Centers. It is operating at JEDCO's facility in Avondale.

The center will provide a range of services and counseling.

A full list of services is available online at www.jedco.org.

Marigny Development
12:31 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

City Council rejects proposal for Marigny apartments

The New Orleans City Council has rejected a 25-foot height waiver sought by a developer who wants to build an apartment building in Faubourg Marigny.

The Times-Picayune reports developer Sean Cummings said the decision "kills the project."

Without the ability to build the modernistic, six-story building to a height of 75 feet, he said the $20 million project isn't viable.

The council rejected the waiver on a unanimous vote.

Hurricane Isaac
12:11 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

NOMA plans to reopen Tuesday

The New Orleans Museum of Art expects to reopen on Tuesday after a clean-up necessitated by Hurricane Isaac.

Museum director Susan Taylor tells The Times-Picayune that water seeped into the museum's administrative offices. However, except for the swampy basement, the museum suffered minimal damage from Isaac.

Some rain intruded through the sills of the plate glass windows around the café area and an ornamental plaster truss in the museum's atrium was dampened by a leak.

Taylor said no artwork was affected.

Hurricane Isaac
12:06 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Isaac delays opening of Raceland market

The opening of the Lafourche Central Market, which had been delayed by Hurricane Isaac, has been rescheduled for Sept. 15.

The Daily Comet reports the market is an open-air pavilion equipped with about 30 booths for local farmers and fishermen to sell their wares.

The market is on Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland.

More details about the market are available by calling Brandi LeCompte at 985-438-1231.

Hurricane Isaac
12:01 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Biologists study Isaac's impact on deer

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists are assessing the impact of Hurricane Isaac on deer populations in parishes flooded by the storm.

Biologists say flooding killed some deer. Aerial, waterborne and ground surveys of the storm's overall impact on deer will continue through September.

Data collected will be used to develop recommendations for possible changes to the upcoming deer season. Such proposals would be presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission for consideration at its Oct. 4 meeting.

Hurricane Isaac
11:34 am
Sun September 9, 2012

More parishes added to Isaac aid program

Workers and self-employed individuals in Iberville and St. Mary parishes have been approved to receive disaster unemployment because of Hurricane Isaac.

Officials of the Louisiana Workforce Commission said the following parishes are now eligible for the program.

— Assumption, Iberville, St Helena, St James, St. Mary, Terrebonne and Washington, deadline to file Oct. 8.

— St. Charles and Tangipahoa, deadline to file Oct. 5.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:31 am
Sun September 9, 2012

All bridges operating at Port of New Orleans

Authorities of the Port of New Orleans say all bridges operated in the harbor have returned to service following Hurricane Isaac.

Some phone communication problems were reported at the Florida Avenue Bridge over the Industrial Canal and vessel captains were asked to contact the bridge tender by radio.

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