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Brief: Crescent City Connection tolls approved

Maroon Staff

February 20, 2013

Filed under City, News

According to the Times-Picayune, the vote to approve a 20-year extension of the Crescent City Connection tolls was upheld. The vote was upheld on Tuesday, Feb. 19 "following a partial recount Saturday of nearly 4,000 paper ba...

Former mayor pleads not guilty

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

February 20, 2013

Filed under City, News

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he accepted more than $200,000 in bribes plus free trips and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in wo...

Brief: New Orleans City Council approves construction

Maroon Staff

February 20, 2013

Filed under City, News

The construction of a Wal-Mart store in Gentilly was approved by the New Orleans City Council on Feb. 7. The project's details have been finalized and have been estimated to cost $13 million. The new store will be located in the G...

Brief: Morning-after pill use up to 1 in 9 younger women

Maroon Staff

February 20, 2013

Filed under City, News

NEW YORK (AP) - About one-in-nine young women have used the morning-after pill after sex, according to the first government report to focus on emergency contraception since its approval 15 years ago. The results come from a sur...

NOPD arrests burglary suspect

Nia Porter

February 20, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, News

Several burglaries have taken place around the university area over the past couple of weeks, but they shouldn't be much of a problem any longer according to the New Orleans Police Department. The suspected perpetrator has be...

New Orleans’ challenge: policing two huge parties

KEVIN McGILL

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

The New Orleans police force is getting help from state and federal authorities as the city hosts an estimated 150,000 Super Bowl fans while preparing for the raucous buildup to Mardi Gras, which also draws thousands to the hi...

Brief: Louisiana continues to lose teachers

Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The overall rate at which teachers are leaving public schools has been steady in recent years, despite a recent sharp increase in retirements, Louisiana education officials said Jan. 28. The state's teach...

Brief: Inmate denied life alternatives to lethal injection

Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a bid to block the scheduled execution of condemned child-killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 13. Louisiana's last execution took ...

Brief: Clean Zone is put into effect

Maroon Staff and Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

The Clean Zone is now enforced and used to regulate promotional media throughout the city, according to NOLA Defender. The Clean Zone restricts promotional items starting from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5. According to the Clean ...

Super Bowl provides work experience for students

Hasani Grayson

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, News

With the Super Bowl this weekend, students are finding different ways to get involved. The event offers volunteer opportunities but there are a few paid part-time jobs being created as the demand for employees increases in th...

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