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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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Mid-City Business Development
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mid-City Market Construction Begins

City officials and business leaders are celebrating the start of a shopping development in the heart of New Orleans. City leaders say the Mid-City Market will affect the entire city.

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Reports
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Supports Prosecutor's Resignation

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the resignation of longtime federal prosecutor Sal Perricone over anonymous and scathing website postings is justified by the facts of the case.

“I think Sal evidently has a very serious problem. And I think that some of the things that he has said and the way that he has done it has posed, you know, a huge problem that we have to work through. The US Attorney and the Justice Department said they’re going to do a full and thorough investigation. I take them at their word that they’re going to do that.”  

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Reports
4:47 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Federal Prosecutor Resigns After Posting Online Comments

The federal prosecutor who posted anonymous online comments about cases he was handling is no longer with the U.S. Attorney’s office.  Sal Perricone has resigned.

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Politics
5:37 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Newt Gingrich Campaigns in New Orleans

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is asking supporters for small donations to keep his campaign alive. He’s saying those small donations could lead to a large campaign base.

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Education
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Legislature Backing Jindal's Education Changes

Louisiana lawmakers are backing plans for low- and moderate-income families to use public money for sending children to private schools. The plan is being driven by Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.

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Reports
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Federal Prosecutor Pulled Off Cases After Online Postings

The Department of Justice is investigating what the next step should be for a federal prosecutor who admitted posting comments online about cases involving his office. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the prosecutor has been removed from all matters discussed online.

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