The Maroon

NOPD addresses racial profiling

KEVIN McGILL

April 4, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anecdotal allegations of persistent racial profiling by New Orleans police punctuated a meeting of a City Council panel on March 27. At the meeting, local government watchdogs said better data collection is needed to make sure officers are no longer doing unconstitutional race-based stops...

Education can prove costly

ALEX DAVIS

April 4, 2013


Filed under City, Finance, News

When music education student Ray Freire A'12 graduated, finding a job was not his biggest concern. By the end of his senior year, he had approximately $33,000 in student loan debt. "My after-college plan is to become a music teacher and find a good payment plan for my debt," Friere said. Freire's financial conc...

Local legend announces retirement

Nia Porter

April 4, 2013


Filed under City, News

When Angela Hill was offered a job as a consumer reporter at WWL-TV in 1975, there was not a single woman who held an anchoring position at the station. Thirty-eight years later, after becoming the first female news anchor at the station, hosting her own television program that ran for seven years ...

Pope Francis emerges as world leader

Pope Francis emerges as world leader

LESLIE GAMBONI AND NIA PORTER

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News, Religion

For all the excitement Pope Francis has brought to the world stage, he has kept a low profile until his recent election. According to Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis and evangelization, despite the fact that many people are excited that Francis is a Jesuit, he will r...

Taxis undergo improvements

Taxis undergo improvements

Associate Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When customers get into some New Orleans taxis, they'll now have the chance to buy a cold beverage during the drive to their destination. New Orleans Carriage Cab launched backseat vending machines Tuesday inside its 250-car fleet that also includes the Yellow-Checker Cab brands. The latest i...

Man arrested for pornography

Associate Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - State police say a 60-year-old New Iberia man has been arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography. Troopers said Paul Smith was arrested Monday at his home where detectives said they found digitally stored pornographic images of children along with several movie...

Brief: Trial to decide consequences for gulf spill

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of the drilling rig that exploded at the outset of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe started its defense Monday at a trial designed to determine the disaster's causes and assign fault to the companies involved. The judge is hearing the case without a jury and -...

Brief: Lower employments reported

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates increased in half of US states in January since December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months. The Labor Department said unemployment rates increased in 25 states. They fell in only eight states and were unchanged in 17. Nationally, the unem...

Brief: New career to be offered by UNO

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Students interested in making a career out of developing computer and video games may be interested in a new discipline to be offered by the University of New Orleans. The university said its computer science department is now offering a concentration in game development. The Advocate...

New York works to reduce tobacco users

Associated Press

March 21, 2013


Filed under National, News

NEW YORK (AP) - A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawe...

Brief: Online predator arrested

The Maroon

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a 41-year-old man allegedly used a bakery Facebook page and free cakes to lure a 15-year-old girl into a sexual relationship. Wilmer Segue of Slidell is being held on charges of stalking and seven counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, Detective Daniel Se...

Brief: Gamblers pay child support

The Maroon

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Child support debts cost gamblers in Louisiana casinos more than $806,000 of their winnings last year. Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier told The Courier that non-custodial parents around Louisiana owe more than $1.2 billion in child support. If gamble...

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