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6:00 am
Thu June 28, 2012

New Orleans Immigration Advocates Protesting Supreme Court Ruling

Protesters rally at federal courthouse in New Orleans.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Immigration advocates in New Orleans say the Supreme Court’s ruling this week on immigration policy will lead to racial profiling. The Congress of Day Laborers is reaching out to minority leaders for support.

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Drew Brees Contract
9:30 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Brees Hopeful of Long-Term Deal With Saints

NEW YORK — New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees says he's confident he'll get a long-term deal done with the Saints. Brees acknowledged Tuesday that the offseason of distractions has slowed down negotiations. On the subject of those off-field issues, he says the NFL has produced no proof the Saints' defense engaged in a bounty system. 

New Orleans Corruption
9:26 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Businessman Linked to Nagin to Plead Guilty

The lawyer for a businessman linked to a corruption probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said his client expects to plead guilty in federal court to conspiring to bribe a former New Orleans official.

Randy Smith, lawyer for Frank Fradella, wouldn't name the ex-official. A two-count bill of information filed Tuesday against Fradella identifies the official only as "public official A" and that he served the city from May 2002 to May 2010 — a period that coincides with Nagin's tenure.

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Gulf Oil Spill: Land Erosion
9:18 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Study: Oil Spill Doubled Some Land Erosion

BATON ROUGE — A scientific study has found that heavily oiled areas in Barataria Bay showed twice the normal land erosion rates in the year and a half after the massive BP oil leak in 2010. The study found oil killed marsh plants and that led to the higher rates of erosion. 

Science & Health
6:00 am
Wed June 27, 2012

New Orleans Pushes Toward Healthier Living

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins youngsters in Re-Think program at New Orleans Charter Math and Science High School demonstate fun fitness options.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

The city of New Orleans is stepping up efforts to help residents get fit. The plan calls for more movement and less junk food.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild
6:58 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Louisiana-Shot Sundance Winner Opens This Summer

A Louisiana-shot film that took top honors at this year's Sundance Film Festival is back in the state where it was made for a Hollywood-style red carpet premiere before opening in select theaters nationwide this summer.

The mythical "Beasts of the Southern Wild" follows a motherless young girl living in the marshlands of the southern Delta with her ailing father as a storm approaches. It won the grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance, and the Camera d'Or at France's Cannes Film Festival for best first film by director Benh Zeitlin.

Emerson Expands
6:50 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Emerson Process Management Expands in Gonzales

GONZALES, La. (AP) — The Gonzales City Council has voted 3-1 to rezone an 18-acre parcel from residential to C-2 commercial so Emerson Process Management can continue with plans to build a $10 million regional campus expansion project.

Emerson Process Management refurbishes and remanufactures valves for industrial plants.

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Hornets TV Deal
2:56 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Hornets Ink New TV Deal With Fox Sports

The New Orleans Hornets have a new broadcasting deal with Fox Sports, which will televise most of the NBA club's games on a rebranded Fox Sports New Orleans affiliate.

The agreement, announced Monday, replaces an expiring deal with Cox Sports Television, and is expected to substantially increase the number of homes in which Hornets telecasts will be available.

Arts Education
12:33 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Loyola hosts jazz, art summer camps

Loyola University will host two summer camps devoted to the arts this July. The 18th annual Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp will run its three-week term from July 2 – 20, and the art history-based KidsArt camp will run from July 9 – 20.

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Saints Bounty Program: Scott Fujita
9:48 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Fujita Sees Bounty Probe as Part Smear Campaign

Scott Fujita, a union leader with a record of criticizing the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "smear campaign" in a bounty investigation that has sullied his reputation. Some NFL players agree, and question whether Fujita's three-game suspension has something to do with retribution. 

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