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Business
7:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Study Shows Strong Economic Ties Between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma

A new look at Census information shows a substantial link between the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas. Researchers are seeing a potential “super region” including the Houma-Thibodaux area emerging as a strong economic force.

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Offshore Rig Worker Admits Faking Blow-Out Preventer Safety Tests

A rig worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to ordering his crew to falsify test results on a faulty blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico. It occurred before and after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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Reports
10:06 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Officials React to Danziger Sentencings

Officials in New Orleans are reacting to stiff sentences handed down in federal court to former police officers convicted of shooting unarmed civilians. The case dates back to the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Breaking: Danziger Bridge Shootings
4:05 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Five Former NOPD Officers Sentenced for Danziger Bridge Shootings

Five former New Orleans police officers will serve from six to 65 years in prison for their parts in a notorious shooting after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Two unarmed civilians were killed and four others injured.

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Environment
4:05 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Tulane Study Shows Sea Level Rising in Gulf of Mexico

Tulane researchers say sea levels are rising faster than expected. Gulf Coast communities from the Florida Panhandle to East Texas are most at risk.

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New Orleans East Murder
6:23 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

27-year-old man shot and killed in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are reporting a man was shot and killed in New Orleans East shortly before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

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It's All Politics
5:35 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

A Primary Hat Trick: Romney Wins Wisconsin, Maryland And D.C.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 11:07 am

With wins in Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., Mitt Romney inched his way forward toward becoming the inevitable GOP presidential candidate.

After Tuesday's hat trick, the road to victory is clear for Romney and increasingly rocky and unlikely for Rick Santorum, Romney's leading opponent.

Still, in a speech from Mars, Pa., Santorum vowed to continue his campaign.

"We have now reached the point where it's half time," Santorum said. "Who's ready to charge out of the locker room for a strong second half in Pennsylvania?"

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Politics
9:00 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Congressional Conversation on Race at UNO

Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond will be in town this week to co-host a Congressional Conversation on Race. The talks are a project of Search for Common Ground and The Faith and Politics Institute.

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Reports
5:05 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Brutal Conditions in Orleans Parish Prison

The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing officials in charge of the New Orleans jail. The group says inmates are subjected to violence and held in inhumane conditions.

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NCAA Final Four
4:00 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Final Four Pumps Millions of Dollars into New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Saints quarterback Drew Brees attend the opening of a new gym at the Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East.
Erin Krall

As the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats prepare for tonight’s NCAA Championship, New Orleans officials are already celebrating. The city is making the most of the national spotlight, and the money it brings.

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