The Maroon

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 work for the city. U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan set Nagin's bond at $100,000 durin...

Citywide program works with student athletes

Citywide program works with student athletes

LESLIE GAMBONI

February 20, 2013


Filed under City, News

Loyola students are helping in a citywide program offered to inner city student athletes. Elevate New Orleans is a free program that works with inner city student athletes and is focused on enhancing their academic and athletic performance. The program provides tutoring services as well as basketba...

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 Gentilly Woods Shopping Center on Chef Menteur Highway.  "We have been waiting anxiousl...

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 survey of women ages 15 to 44. The use of morning-after pills is up from four ...

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 been arrested. Reports of home burglaries started pouring in from Tulane stude...

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 historic French Quarter and its restaurants, bars and strip clubs. This week,...

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 teacher retirement system figures showed the number of those calling it a car...

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 place in 2010. The Times-Picayune reports the 69-year-old man's ...

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 ...

New streetcar line now running

New streetcar line now running

Maroon Staff

January 30, 2013


Filed under City, News

RTA tests the new streetcar line on Loyola Avenue while workers make the final touches before the offical opening of the line. The 1.5 mile streetcar line was a multimillion dollar project, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is now complete. The grand opening of the street...

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 the weeks leading up to the game. Criminal justice junior Kyle Locascio has t...

Support for health services cut

MELINDA DESLATTE

January 30, 2013


Filed under News, State

As part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's rebalancing of the budget to close a midyear deficit, cuts to health care services begin this week for at-risk children, HIV patient and low-come moms. Slated for elimination are programs that provide behavioral health services for at-risk children, offer case management visits ...

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