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Brief: Research turns into business endeavor

The Maroon

March 6, 2013

Filed under City, News

Former Tulane professor Aline Betancourt's recent study of stem cells has led to a partnership with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center in order to commercialize her research, according to City Business. Betancourt developed...

Brief: Business burglaries on the rise

The Maroon

March 6, 2013

Filed under City, News

During a 2nd district Comstat meeting on Feb. 27, the New Orleans Police Department stated that thefts have been one of their biggest problems over the past couple of weeks. In fact, the majority of crimes reported were busines...

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: Obama issues disaster funds

The Maroon

February 27, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Louisiana to authorize federal aid for areas affected by severe storms and flooding in January. A White House statement said the declaration of a ...

Brief: Grants provided for drainage work

The Maroon

February 27, 2013

Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide $6.1 million in grant for drainage work to improve capacity of local systems in southeast Louisiana to deal with flooding. The grants include: - $2.5 mil...

Brief: Strict changes made to government student loans

The Maroon

February 27, 2013

Filed under City, News

ATLANTA (AP) - Thousands of students couldn't afford to go to college this school year because the U.S. Department of Education made changes to a popular loan program. The agency is putting more scrutiny on the PLUS loan progr...

Crime trends drop in New Orleans

NIA PORTER and NIA PORTER

February 27, 2013

Filed under City, News

Crime dropped significantly in New Orleans during the last quarter of 2012 compared to 2011. This downward trend has continued into the new year, according to the New Orleans Police Department. In a press release written by th...

Brief: Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment

Maroon Staff

February 20, 2013

Filed under City, News

Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment, the amendment to end slavery, on Feb. 7, according to the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, MS. The state voted to ratify the amendment in 1995, receiving unanimous support in both...

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