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New Orleans Saints
12:41 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Saints Offseason Workouts Underway

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Offseason workouts are getting underway on Monday for the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees still hasn't committed to showing up. The star quarterback is looking for a long-term contract extension, while the team has slapped him with the franchise tag. That amounts to a one-year deal with no long-term security in the case of an injury.


Reviewing Effects of BP Oil Spill
12:32 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Nicholls to Hold Oil Spill Conference

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Nicholls State University will hold a conference Wednesday reviewing the effects of the BP oil spill two years ago.

Keynote speaker is Donald Boesch, appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

Boesch is a professor of marine science at the University of Maryland.

Other speakers include Robert Dickey of the Food and Drug Administration, state health officer Jimmy Guidry and LSU environmental sciences professor Ed Overton.

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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
12:27 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

N.O. Producer Matassa Inducted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cosimo Matassa, the recording producer whose New Orleans studio was where Fats Domino recorded his first album "The Fat Man" in 1949, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Matassa was honored over the weekend in Cleveland for his contributions to the evolution of rock and roll.

Other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees included the Beastie Boys, Guns 'n' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago blues guitarist Freddie King.

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Music Festival Ends on High Note
12:15 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Crowds are Large for French Quarter Festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The French Quarter Festival, a free four-day music festival centered in this city's historic center, is seeing what some long-time performers say are the largest crowds ever for a festival that's been around since the 1980s.

"This is the biggest I've seen it," jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones told the Times-Picayune after a midday set with one of his bands, New Orleans' Finest.

Throngs of people packed the French Quarter and listened to music on 22 stages around the old city center.

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Marketplace Money
8:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans

Actor Wendell Pierce is working to bring his own chain of grocery stores to food deserts in New Orleans.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

You loved him as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." You may also know him as the trombone-playing Antoine Batiste from HBO's "Treme."

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New Orleans Libraries
8:46 am
Fri April 13, 2012

New Orleans Opens Four New Libraries

New Orleans is marking the opening of a fourth new library in as many weeks. 

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Oil Sheen in Gulf Breaking Apart

The Shell oil company says an oil sheen it reported in the Gulf of Mexico is breaking up. Federal officials will continue searching for the source.

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Gulf oil slick
11:36 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Shell report of Gulf oil slick

HOUSTON (AP) — Shell Oil reports that it has mobilized an
oil spill response vessel after a light, 10-square-mile oil slick
was spotted between two of its major production sites in the
Gulf of Mexico. The light sheen was spotted about 130 miles
southeast of New Orleans.

New Orleans Defeats Sacramento
11:21 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Smith leads Hornets past Kings 105-96

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jason Smith has helped the New
Orleans Hornets to their second win in three games. He scored
22 points on Wednesday night in a 105-96 victory over the
Sacramento Kings.

Gulf Oil Spill Documents
11:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Gulf Oil Spill-Flow Rates

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to
turn over at least 100 scientific documents in response to BP
PLC's claims that the federal government may have
overestimated the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf of
Mexico from the company's Macondo well.
In a court filing Wednesday, Justice Department attorneys also
vow to work with BP to resolve their dispute over the
company's assertion that the government improperly withheld
thousands of similar documents.
Last month, BP asked a magistrate to order the government to

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