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Gulf Shipwreck
11:21 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Shipwreck Discovered Off Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gin bottles, cannons, muskets and ceramic dinnerware, some 200 years old, have been discovered at a shipwreck site in little-chartered waters off the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Bounties-Vilma Lawsuit
11:18 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Saints' Vilma Sues Roger Goodell for Defamation

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The lawsuit claims Goodell has made false statements about Vilma while discussing the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. Goodell has also suspended Vilma for the entire season. 

Costco-New Orleans
10:13 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Costco to Build Store in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Costco Wholesale Corp. will build its first Louisiana store in New Orleans.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/JRh3Mb) the big-box warehouse store will be in the Carrollton area off the city just off Interstate 10.

Costco intends to invest more than $40 million in a membership-only facility on the site of the former Carrollton Shopping Center across from Xavier University.

Saints-Brees
9:42 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Brees Critical of Saints in Radio Interview

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees says he's frustrated by a lack of communication with the New Orleans Saints in his ongoing contract negotiations and believes the club should show more urgency to get a long-term deal done.

In an interview with WWL radio in New Orleans on Wednesday night, Brees says he's extremely frustrated that he still is not signed and could miss the Saints' first organized offseason practices next week. 

Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Southern Rep Theater Closes Season with Shirley Valentine

Ricky Graham starring as Shirley Valentine
Photo credit: John Barrios

New Orleans veteran actor Ricky Graham takes on a one woman comedy as Southern Rep Theater presents Willy Russell's one character play - Shirley Valentine.  We go Inside the Arts as Graham morphs into a middle aged housewife who is stuck in a rut and wants to live again.

Performances run thru May 27th at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.

 

 

 

Tugs-Inspections
9:20 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Coast Guard Steps Up Inspections of Towboats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new round of inspections of towboats and tugs is starting in July as part of a nationwide push by the Coast Guard to improve the safety of the nation's rivers and harbors.

Since a 2008 collision and oil spill near New Orleans involving an improperly licensed towboat captain, the Coast Guard has begun inspecting work boats across the nation.

So far, the Coast Guard says it has inspected 2,887 towing vessels that volunteered to be inspected in the 26 states that fall under the Coast Guard's Eighth District, which is headquartered in New Orleans.

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Bounties-Hargrove
9:44 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Hargrove's Declaration Says He Followed Orders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargove has described how he was told by ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt to deny the existence of a bounty program to NFL investigators. In a sworn statement, Hargrove acknowledges that he acted on instructions to "play dumb" if asked whether he was aware of bounties being placed on players.

Bounties-Players
9:35 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Vilma Appeals Suspension in Saints Bounty Case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has appealed his season-long suspension under the NFL's bounty investigation. Vilma was one of four players given suspensions of various lengths in the NFL's bounty probe.

Auto Auction
9:45 am
Mon May 7, 2012

New Orleans to Auction 98 Abandoned Vehicles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city of New Orleans holds its second abandoned vehicle auction of 2012 on Thursday. The auction will have 98 vehicles for sale, all of which have been discarded on neighborhood streets or left unclaimed by residents with excessive parking fines and fees.

New Orleans Bankruptcies
9:33 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Bankruptcy Filings Drop in N.O. Area

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Bankruptcy filings in the New Orleans region are on the decline. New figures from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana show they dropped 9.5 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago. New Orleans CityBusiness reports there were 305 filings last month compared with 337 in April 2011.

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