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Brief: Trial to decide consequences for gulf spill

Associated Press

March 21, 2013

Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of the drilling rig that exploded at the outset of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe started its defense Monday at a trial designed to determine the disaster's causes and assign fault to...

Brief: Lower employments reported

Associated Press

March 21, 2013

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates increased in half of US states in January since December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months. The Labor Department said unemployment rates increased in 25 state...

Brief: New career to be offered by UNO

Associated Press

March 21, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Students interested in making a career out of developing computer and video games may be interested in a new discipline to be offered by the University of New Orleans. The university said its computer scien...

NOPD focuses on armed robberies

NIA PORTER

March 13, 2013

Filed under City, News

The Second District Police Department plans on decreasing the number of armed robberies that occur around the Uptown area in 2013. Not only have robberies been a serious problem in the Uptown area, but they have also been a ser...

Brief: New ordinance to protect animals

The Maroon

March 13, 2013

Filed under City, News

A new city ordinance will now address various animal cruelty issues in New Orleans. District "A" councilmember Susan G. Guidry proposed to change the City Code on the care of domestic and feral animals. "I am proud to author this ordinance, which is...

Brief: Online predator arrested

The Maroon

March 13, 2013

Filed under City, News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a 41-year-old man allegedly used a bakery Facebook page and free cakes to lure a 15-year-old girl into a sexual relationship. Wilmer Segue of Slidell is being held on charges of stalkin...

Brief: Gamblers pay child support

The Maroon

March 13, 2013

Filed under City, News

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Child support debts cost gamblers in Louisiana casinos more than $806,000 of their winnings last year. Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier told The Courier that non-c...

Spring Break vacation spots are fun and affordable

VANNIA ZELAYA

March 13, 2013

Filed under City, News

The days are getting sunnier, warmer and longer, and they serve as a reminder that the second biggest break of the semester is right around the corner. With some research assistance from Lonelyplanet.com and Expedia. com and ti...

Brief: Student brings gun to elementary school

The Maroon

March 6, 2013

Filed under City, News

MONROE, La. (AP) - Police in Monroe say an 8-year-old student brought a loaded .22-caliber pistol to his elementary school. The News-Star reports the incident was reported at about 8:15 a.m. Feb. 4 at Madison James Foster Eleme...

Brief: Teens plead not guilty in rape, abduction

The Maroon

March 6, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three teenagers accused of abducting, robbing and raping a woman at gunpoint last month have pleaded not guilty to each of the six felony counts against them. The Times-Picayune reports state District Judge Fra...

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