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11:13 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Second-Line Parades Continue In Defiance Of Last Week's Violence

The Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club hit the streets of Central City for their annual parade on Sunday.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

As the New Orleans Police Department continues to investigate the motives behind last week’s Mother’s Day parade shooting, the city’s Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs are sticking to their second-line schedules.

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State Legislature
8:30 am
Mon May 20, 2013

State Legislature Continues Its Session This Week

The Louisiana State Capitol building.
Stuart Seeger Flickr

The Louisiana state legislature continues its session this week. Kelly Connelly from our partner WRKF brings us this update from Baton Rouge.

On Friday the Senate Finance Committee continued to comb through the budget, and discovered there’s a lot left to fund this session.

To get a summary, Senator Fred Mills asked Legislative Fiscal Officer John Carpenter to detail the five top worries that keep him up at night.

His first answer:

“That I won’t have a job after the session is over.”

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Faith
7:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Dalai Lama Brings Timely Message To New Orleans

The Dalai Lama, at a press conference in New Orleans last week.
Credit Thomas Walsh / WWNO

The Dalai Lama reflects on the world's problems.

The Dalai Lama has wrapped up his first visit to New Orleans. He brought a message of peace and compassion.

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New Orleans Police
6:33 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com Report Suggests More Behind Crime Stat Gap

Erin Krall WWNO

Every month, New Orleans police file crime statistics with the federal government. These numbers turn into lists of the nation’s most violent cities, and those lists impact factors from economic development to residents’ sense of safety. The Sunday edition of the Times-Picayune and Nola.com features reporting from John Simerman and Gordon Russell on these stats.

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WRKF
5:32 am
Mon May 20, 2013

More State Budget Woes Left To Tackle

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 5:10 pm

Friday, the Senate Finance Committee continued to comb through the budget, and discovered there’s a lot left to fund this session.

To get a summary, Senator Fred Mills asked Legislative Fiscal Officer John Carpenter to detail the five top worries that keep him up at night.

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WRKF
9:34 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Some State Senators Puzzled By Tax Amnesty Solution

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 8:23 am

In the Finance committee Thursday Senators questioned the way the House filled the hole it dug in the proposed budget for next year. The House took out one-time money, from selling state property, court settlements, and dedicated funds, and put in a tax amnesty program.

The Legislative Fiscal Office usually considers tax amnesty revenues to be one-time money too.

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WRKF
3:32 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Analyst Cokie Roberts Steeped In Louisiana Politics

Steve Fenn ABC, Inc.

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 8:37 am

NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts grew up in Louisiana in the 1940 and 50s -- the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, who both represented New Orleans in Congress.

Cokie was home, here in Louisiana yesterday, to deliver the keynote speech at LSU's commencement ceremony.

Before all the pomp and circumstance, WRKF's Amy Jeffries caught up with her.


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Latest News
5:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Officials Say Mother's Day Shooting Is Gang Related

Shawn Scott, being escorted by police after his arrest Thursday.
WDSU

New Orleans police have arrested two brothers in the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people at a Seventh Ward second-line. Officials say the shooting is gang-related.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at 7th Ward news conference.

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Education
3:24 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Charter School Group May Owe More Than $250K For Student Meals

Flickr, creativecommons.org

In a report over at The Lens today, Charter School Reporting Corps member Della Hasselle digs into a conflict between the state's Recovery School District and ReNEW Schools, a charter school group which oversees several Orleans Parish schools.

Hasselle and Steve Myers, Managing Editor of The Lens, came to WWNO to discuss the story.

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Latest News
12:52 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Two Suspects In Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Apprehended

Akein Scott, suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother's Day second-line parade, was booked into jail early Tuesday morning on 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

Akein Scott, the 19-year-old suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother’s Day second-line this past Sunday, was apprehended by the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT unit Wednesday night in New Orleans East.

"Akein Scott is now in NOPD custody," police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an e-mail to reporters. Braden said the suspect was arrested in the Little Woods section of New Orleans East.

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