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10:34 am
Fri May 6, 2011

Author John Barry Reviews Mississippi River High-Water Threat

New Orleans, La. – John Barry knows what damage is possible from a raging Mississippi River. His book "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America" details the destruction of levee breaks.

"Frankly it makes me a little nervous to see this much water in the river. Maybe because I know the power in the river."

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9:50 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Expert Warns Dead Zone Could Be 'Scary Large' This Year

New Orleans, La. – Dr. Nancy Rabalais is the executive director of the Louisiana University Marine Consortium. She's been studying the phenomenon known as dead zones of depleted oxygen in the Gulf. The hole blown in the levee near Wyatt, Missouri, means water will inundate farmland and avoid residential areas. But Rabalais says the water is flowing over farmland full of fertilizers containing nitrogen, which depletes oxygen levels, and will rejoin the river system and end up in the Gulf.

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7:25 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

More Jobs Needed To Tackle Blight Problem

New Orleans, La. – Allison Plyer of the Community Data Center says other areas hit hard by blight, such as Detroit, haven't had the population drop that New Orleans endured after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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7:59 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Jon Bon Jovi Visits Cafe Reconcile For White House Council

New Orleans, La. – Bon Jovi sat with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials with young people representing programs designed to help them get through tough circumstances. Several stories at the meeting held at Caf Reconcile involved drugs and crime. Bon Jovi said afterwards that their troubles can be lifted with a group effort.

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7:44 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Recounts Progress And Challenges in State of the City Address

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu has named former New Orleans City Councilman James Carter as the newly created Criminal Justice Commissioner. He says Carter will coordinate efforts of the criminal justice system in a new war room established to combat the murder rate.
Landrieu says the city is making strides in overhauling the police department, streamlining the budget and clearing away blighted buildings. He's calling on the entire city to get involved.

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9:33 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Governor Jindal Opens Zurich Classic With Optimistic Economic Outlook

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says he hopes viewers of sporting events in Louisiana pay attention to more than the games.

"It's also a great opportunity to tell the country, to tell the world, we're coming back . You can't buy the kind of publicity and attention we're going to get over these next several days."

Jindal told business and political leaders at the tournament that he's standing by his policy of no tax increases and setting up a business-friendly environment.

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7:12 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Partial Settlement Pending in Chinese Drywall Litigation

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7:44 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Presides At LSU Medical Center Groundbreaking

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the new Louisiana State University Medical Center is vital to the city's future as a leader in research and health care.

" This particular project will dwarf the consequences of both the Superdome and Convention Center and has the potential of transforming the city of New Orleans from not only being a great city but being in a world-class city."

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6:58 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Two New Orleans Police Officers Convicted In 2005 Fatal Beating

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1:11 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In New Orleans

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