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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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The Lens: New Orleans Parking Enforcement
7:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New Orleans tightens rules on who gets the boot — and parking revenues soar

Motorist's nightmare.
Wikipedia creative commons

 

Feel like the city’s got a boot on your neck? How about on your tire?

There’s a reason why. In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.

“[W]e used to boot vehicles if they had more than three violations,” said city Department of Public Works parking administrator Zepporiah Edmonds, in testimony Wednesday afternoon before the City Council’s Budget-Audit Board of Review.

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New Orleans East Murder
11:58 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

28-year-old man shot dead in New Orleans East

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man in New Orleans East late Thursday night.

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The Lens: Newcomb Boulevard
11:08 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Judge calls Newcomb Boulevard fence illegal; residents’ attorney vows to appeal ruling

City Council approval is needed for fences that block city traffic, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Courtesy of Keith Hardie

 

A drawn-out battle over the right to gate a public street reached a milestone Tuesday when a Civil Court judge ruled in favor of keeping Newcomb Boulevard open.

Residents of Newcomb Boulevard, a ritzy Uptown neighborhood parallel to even ritzier Audubon Place, in 2006 got the go-ahead from the city’s Department of Public Works to block the Freret Street end of the block that runs to St. Charles Avenue.

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