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Brief: New ordinance to protect animals

The Maroon

March 13, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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: Research turns into business endeavor

The Maroon

March 6, 2013

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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

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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

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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...

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 ...

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