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Fatal shooting of Louisiana State Trooper

Skyllarr Trusty

August 27, 2015

Louisiana Senior State Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, passed away in a Lake Charles hospital Monday, Aug. 24. Vincent was reportedly shot in the head by a motorist who then said, "You're lucky you're going to die soon," according to state police. The shooting occurred after Vincent attended to a call ab...

Latino community thanked for helping rebuild New Orleans

Nicholas Morea, Staff Writer

August 27, 2015

New Orleans is getting a little Latin flare during the Gracias Latinos Fiesta at the Casa Borrega. From music to a few guest speakers from Latino organizations, this event held Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. is a celebration of the Latino immigrants who helped rebuild the crescent city after Hurrica...

Americans obtain highest French honor for halting gunman

Skyllarr Trusty

August 27, 2015

On Monday, Aug. 24, three Americans were awarded France's highest award, the Legion of Honor at Elysee Palace by French President Francois Hollande just days after halting a gunman aboard a train headed to Paris. College student Anthony Sadler, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Airman 1st Class Spe...

Three presidents visit New Orleans in three days

Skyllarr Trusty

August 27, 2015

President Barack Obama and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are set to visit New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama is expected to visit a variety of storm affected neighborhoods with Mayor Landrieu beginning Aug. 27. Former President Bush and his...

New Orleans reveals resilience plan

Zach Brien

August 27, 2015

New Orleans’ Mayor Mitch Landrieu revealed a plan called Resilient New Orleans on Aug. 21.The plan includes 41 steps to promote resilience in the city. Some of the steps in this plan include launching an emergency account program and implementing a plan to help small businesses get the technolo...

Trend in gun violence sparks national attention

Trend in gun violence sparks national attention

Jamal Melancon

August 27, 2015

A violent trend of gun use is on the rise, bringing national attention to stories like the recent theater shooting in Lafayette and local shootings in the French Quarter. Keevy Narcisse, history senior, was at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette just a day before the shooting on July 23. “No...

Two Virginia journalists killed on air

Skyllarr Trusty

August 27, 2015

WDBJ-TV Journalists Alison Park and Adam Ward were fatally shot on live television in Virginia on Aug. 26. The shooter and former reporter for the Roanoke station, Vester Lee Flanagan II, identified himself on air as Bryce Williams before turning the gun on himself when cornered in by state troopers....

Louisiana embraces same-sex marriage rights

Louisiana embraces same-sex marriage rights

Rebeca Trejo

August 27, 2015

Professor M. Isabel Medina was at a human rights conference with many of her LGBT activist colleagues when the ruling on same-sex marriage was announced. “Their faces after the Supreme Court released the final verdict in Obergefell v. Hodges displayed a sense of long-awaited validation,” Medina...

Lakeview Hurricane to hold Katrina 10 Year Anniversary Parade

Skyllarr Trusty

August 25, 2015

From one levee to another, the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association will host the Red, White and Blue Parade in honor of the city’s progress 10 years following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. There will be an opening commemoration ceremony on Aug. 29 at 7:30 a.m. on the corner of Fleur-De-Lis...

Confederate Monuments Cause Problems in the City of New Orleans

Confederate Monuments Cause Problems in the City of New Orleans

Sidney Holmes

August 21, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for the relocation of Confederate monuments around New Orleans. On July 9, Mayor Landrieu submitted a formal request for the City Council to relocate The Robert E. Lee monument at Lee Circle, the General P.G.T. Beauregard statue on Esplanade Avenue in front of City...

There’s a new man behind the curtain

There’s a new man behind the curtain

Skyllarr Trusty

August 21, 2015

It looks like the gay and powerful New Orleans dance club, Oz, will only be getting a makeover with its recent change in ownership. Declaring bankruptcy last October, Oz was put up for auction on July 22. After a vigorous bidding war, Kishore “Mike” Motwani, local developer and t-shirt mogul,...

Voodoo vanishes from the Big Easy

Mark Robinson

August 21, 2015

The Crescent City will say goodbye to one of its beloved sports franchises. Though the team predates the days of Katrina, the New Orleans Voodoo has played its final season in the Graveyard.Since being acquired by owner Dan Newman, the team has struggled to maintain a consistent fan base. Former Com...

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