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Education
6:30 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Judge Rules New Orleans School Employees Wrongfully Terminated After Hurricane Katrina

A judge in New Orleans has ruled in favor of school employees fired after Hurricane Katrina. The decision could pave the way for thousands more workers in a class-action lawsuit.

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6:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Central Gulf Draws Billions in Lease Bids

The oil and gas industry remains confident of the supplies available in the central Gulf of Mexico. The first oil and gas lease sale in that sector since the BP oil spill generated billions of dollars in bids.

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Gulf Oil & Gas Lease Sale
2:02 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Gulf Oil and Gas Leases Go On Sale

The federal government is set to sell off oil and natural gas leases in the central Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The sale, taking place in the Superdome, starts at 9 a.m. CDT and ends at noon, when the U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to announce the results.

The government is offering 7,434 tracts covering about 38 million acres. As of Tuesday, 593 bids were submitted by 48 companies for 454 tracts.

The blocks are located from three to about 230 miles offshore.

Henry Glover Trial
1:58 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Court to Review Cops' Convictions in Katrina Case

A federal appeals court has scheduled a hearing for the case against three former New Orleans police officers convicted of charges stemming from a man's fatal shooting and burning of his body in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on both sides of the case on July 11.

Veto Session
1:52 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Veto Session Letters Sent Tuesday to La. Lawmakers

BATON ROUGE — Notification letters are being sent to Louisiana's lawmakers, advising them about the planned July 14 veto session and how to scrap the meeting if they don't want to hold it.

The veto session was automatically set when Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected bills from the regular legislative session that ended this month. A veto session would allow lawmakers to decide if they want to override some of the governor's decisions.

Wetlands Reconstruction
1:48 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Mississippi Mud May Be Used To Stave Off Erosion

There's plenty of mud flowing down the Mississippi River and getting washed out into the Gulf of Mexico every day. Now, in a bid to save the threatened delta, the Army Corps of Engineers says it wants to take mud dredged from the shipping channels to build up fragile wetlands.

Saints Appeals
1:41 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Ex-Saint Hargrove Says It's Not His Voice in Clip

NEW YORK — Former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove says it's not his voice saying "Give me the money" in a video used by the NFL as evidence in its investigation of the New Orleans bounty program.

Hargrove spoke Tuesday outside NFL headquarters.

Hargrove, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Jonathan Vilma each attended appeals hearings for their suspensions with Commissioner Roger Goodell at the league offices in Manhattan on Monday.

Latest News
6:00 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Rev. Fred Luter Becomes First African-American President of Southern Baptist Convention

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Convention will be under the leadership of its first African-American president. The country’s largest Protestant denomination is hoping to diminish its troubling racist past.

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Saints Bounty Program-Appeals
12:19 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Goodell Hears Bounty Appeals as Players Complain They've been Treated Unfairly

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has gone public with some of its evidence against the four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.

Among the things that the league revealed Monday: a prize of $35,000 for knocking Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game in January 2010.

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Southern Baptist Convention
12:09 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Southern Baptists' Historic Presidential Vote Near

The nation's largest Protestant denomination is set to take its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past.

On Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention plans to vote on whether to elect an African-American president for the first time in the denomination's 167-year history. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is so-far unopposed for the position.

Seventeen years ago, Luter was one of the authors of an SBC resolution that apologized to African-Americans for perpetuating racism and resolved to strive for racial reconciliation.

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