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The Lens: Taxi Reforms
1:47 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Council to debate taxi reforms that could end up putting more cabs on the street

Taxis would have to take credit cards and comply with other reform measures, if they pass the City Council.
The Lens

City officials Tuesday could take the first moves to expand the city’s number of taxicabs by as many as 120 Tuesday as they discuss a series of ordinances meant to improve the frequently criticized fleet.

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Tremé Murder
9:17 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

New Orleans Police Arrest Woman for Tremé Murder

New Orleans Police have placed a Tremé woman under arrest this evening for the second-degree murder of her estranged boyfriend.

Police say 31-year-old Monica Pollard fatally stabbed her boyfriend at around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, during an argument inside her house in the 2200 block of Orleans Avenue. The victim made his way outside, collapsed, and was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Politics
7:04 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Santorum Faces Missteps in Louisiana Primary

Rick Santorum is leading in Republican presidential polls in Louisiana. But the candidate spent time countering missteps ahead of the Saturday primary.

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Politics
6:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Gingrich Talks Immigration, Health Care to Louisiana Supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.

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Politics
11:57 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Romney Tells Louisiana Supporters He'll Repeal "Obamacare"

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigning in Louisiana one day ahead of its primary is promising to repeal President Obama’s health care program. Romney says he’ll put states in charge of their own health care plan.

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Business
4:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Commerce Department Boosting Assistance for International Trade Deals

The World Trade Organization of New Orleans is marking a new partnership with the Commerce Department to help small- and mid-size business expand through international trade.

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Politics
4:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

GOP Primary Draws Candidates to Louisiana

Louisiana Republicans heading for the polls tomorrow will be getting more national attention than in past contests. The head of the G-O-P in the state is certain the primary will strengthen Louisiana’s presence in the presidential contest.

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DWI Checkpoint
2:48 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

NOPD to Conduct Uptown DWI Checkpoint

New Orleans Police will conduct a DWI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday night, the department announced today.

The checkpoint will be located in the Uptown area.

 

New Orleans Saints
6:14 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Saints 'Take Full Responsibility' for Bounty Program

The New Orleans Saints issued their first official response to the penalties handed down today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's office.

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

NFL Slams Saints Over Bountygate; Coach Suspended For 2012 Season

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, and then-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in August 2010.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 21, 2012 1:03 pm

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been "suspended for one season without pay for his involvement in the team's bounty program," NFL.com reports.

The team's former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, "has been suspended indefinitely." He ran the program that paid players bounties for hits that knocked opponents out of games. Williams left the Saints after last season to join the St. Louis Rams.

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