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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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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