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10:42 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Mark St. Pierre Guilty On All Counts In Bribery Scheme

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8:47 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Bill Gates Says Polio Almost Eradicated

New Orleans, La. – Gates told thousands of Rotary members at the Convention Center that the fight to eradicate polio worldwide is 99 percent complete.

"This last one percent will be the longest, hardest one percent. It will require more work and commitment than ever before."

Rotary clubs around the world have been struggling to wipe out polio through vaccinations since 1985. Gates is now spearheading the effort through the Bill and Melinda Gats Foundation, calling it his top priority.

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7:25 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Unveils Pay-It-Forward Fund For Flood Victims

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says New Orleans is ready to help neighboring communities affected by flooding once the water recedes.

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WWNO News Reports
9:43 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Evacuation Order Reinstated for Butte Larose Backwater Flooding

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7:52 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Flooding Threat Sparks Worries Of Oil Contamination Along Atchafalaya Basin

New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is asking the state environmental and natural resources departments for their plans on preventing floods from spreading oil and gas pollution - especially from uncovered oil waste pits. And it wants sampling data. Brigade program manager Anna Hrybyk (AH'-nah RYE'-bik) says there are thousands of potential problems in the Atchafalaya River basin.

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6:03 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Congressman Landry Urges Residents To Take Evacuation Advice

New Orleans, La. – Congressman Landry says modeling by the Army Corps of Engineers predicted floods arriving this weekend in the Atchafalaya River basin. Landry, who represents six of the eight parishes bracing for flooding, says residents should continue following directions of local officials.

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WWNO News Reports
10:19 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Organizing Fund For Flood Victims

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9:23 am
Wed May 18, 2011

When to evacuate from spillway areas not an easy decision

Krotz Springs, LA – This weekend, St. Landry Parish officials ordered a mandatory evacuation to protect those living in low lying areas south of I-10. Still, not everyone has decided to leave. Julia Botero reports.

WWNO News Reports
8:33 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Mississippi River Sediment Bypassing Shrinking Wetlands

New Orleans, La. – The America's Wetland Foundation is coordinating communities along the Gulf Coast to study coastal areas that can be saved, and those that can't. Robert Twilley is vice president of research at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He says the historical consensus to tame the river just isn't working.

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8:15 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Freedom Riders complete ride

New Orleans, LA – 50 years after they began, the Freedom Rides reached their destination yesterday in New Orleans. In 1961, courageous young women and men, Black and White, boarded buses to ride across the South in defiance of segregation laws. Zoe Sullivan has more.

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