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College binge drinking on the rise


April 18, 2012

Filed under City, News

If that one daiquiri you plan to drink at the Fly quickly turns into a night of tequila shots and keg stands on an average weekend, you may fit the standard definition of a binge drinker. And you aren't alone. According to re...

Rail improvements annoy some students


March 1, 2012

Filed under City, News

The Regional Transit Authority's crosstie improvement project on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line arrived at Oak Street before Carnival, causing the closure of more neutral ground intersections. The ongoing construction...

Brief: BP oil spill trial delayed

Maroon Staff

March 1, 2012

Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP)— A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday, Feb. 26 that BP was making some progress in settlement talks with a committee overseeing sc...

Professor to aid city in tackling murder


January 26, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, News

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas have a plan to reduce murders in 2012, turning to community policing strategies and the expertise of George Capowich, an associate sociology professor and criminologist...

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