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A nonprofit investigative journalism outlet is zeroing in on some of the changes around post-Katrina New Orleans in a new way.

The highly respected journalists at New Orleans' Times-Picayune last night found out the hard way — from another news outlet — that they're about to face deep staff cuts and that the newspaper will soon only print three days a week.

The New York Times' Media Decoder broke the story Wednesday just before midnight ET.

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place.

The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will continue to "closely and carefully monitor hydrologic conditions" in the areas and determine if and when the water use restrictions should be removed.

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a DWI checkpoint in the "Uptown area" Thursday night, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday.

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Feb 3, 2012

Paul Maassen speaks with  Peter Fos, the new President of UNO; Sharon Litwin scoops the details behind Krewe Delusional; and the new head of Build Now drops in for a visit. 

The New Orleans Police Department will no longer release the criminal records of murder victims. The move comes after complaints that the policy only added to the stress of mourning families.