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7:06 am
Fri May 29, 2015

State Of The City Address Highlights Personal Triumphs

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has delivered his traditional State of the City address , focusing on the challenges and progress made in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. The speech had a more personal tone than those in past years.

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7:05 am
Thu May 28, 2015

State Of The City Address Later Today

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is preparing to deliver the State of the City Address later this morning. Here's what to expect.

The State of the City Address is traditionally a chance for the mayor to release a report card.

University of New Orleans political science professor Ed Chervenak says he expects to hear updates on several subjects.

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7:07 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Tulane Researcher Sees No Epidemic Threat From Lassa Fever In West Africa

A Tulane University researcher recently back from Sierra Leone in West Africa says health care workers treating patients with Lassa Fever are taking precautions similar to those used in the Ebola outbreak. But the risk of a Lassa epidemic is much less than the dangers posed by Ebola cases in that region.

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7:17 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Federal Scientists Link Dolphin Die-offs To BP Spill

Map of dolphin and other cetacean strandings in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA

Federal scientists have linked a spike in deaths of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico to the BP oil spill off the Louisiana coast. Environmental groups are calling on BP to stop fighting the findings and reach an agreement for restoration.

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9:15 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

New Orleans Police Department detectives hunting a serial tire thief

NOPD says this suspect stole a tire off this Jeep Wrangler in under a minute.
Credit YouTube

New Orleans Police Department detectives are hunting a serial tire thief in Algiers.

In a surveillance video posted to one of the department’s YouTube channels, the suspect pulls up to 3504 Kabel Drive in what they believe to be an older model Geo Tracker.

He maneuvers behind a parked Jeep Wrangler, steals the rear-mounted spare, and is on his way out of the parking lot in under one minute.

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7:29 am
Tue May 19, 2015

The Termite Swarms Are Back

Formosan termites.
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For the next few weeks, Formosan termites can be seen swarming around street lights, business lights — even headlights. The annual mating season is under way.

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8:50 am
Mon May 18, 2015

State Legislature Passes Half-Way Mark In Session

It’s past the half-way mark in this year’s session of the state Legislature. One political expert sees a change in tone on the way.

So far the legislative action has been in House committees. Jeremy Alford, publisher of LA Politics Weekly, says the second half is being controlled by Senate lawmakers in a much different political situation than their colleagues chairing major House panels.

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7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

New Orleans City Council Approves Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Orleans City Council has approved a major revamp of the city’s zoning plan. The vote came after four years of meetings and several hours of last-minute debate.

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7:42 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Tulane Survey Shows Progress In New Orleans Public Education

New Orleans residents are feeling better about their public schools. A Tulane University report shows 59 percent of those surveyed found the city network of charter schools has improved public education.

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7:06 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Appeals Court Sends Dead Zone Ruling Back To Federal Judge

2014 Gulf of Mexico hypoxia readings.
Credit NOAA

A federal judge has been ordered to review his decision on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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