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Local legend announces retirement

Nia Porter

April 4, 2013

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 ...

New York works to reduce tobacco users

Associated Press

March 21, 2013

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...

Pope Francis emerges as world leader

Pope Francis emerges as world leader

LESLIE GAMBONI AND NIA PORTER

March 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Brief: Gamblers pay child support

The Maroon

March 13, 2013

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...

Spring Break vacation spots are fun and affordable

VANNIA ZELAYA

March 13, 2013

The days are getting sunnier, warmer and longer, and they serve as a reminder that the second biggest break of the semester is right around the corner. With some research assistance from Lonelyplanet.com and Expedia. com and tips from President of the New Orleans Concierge Association Justin Fauth, we...

First Jesuit named pope

First Jesuit named pope

BRIAN MURPHY AND MICHAEL WARREN

March 13, 2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis I, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina's conservative Catholic church, is the first Pope from the Americas. Known until Wednesday as Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires ...

NOPD focuses on armed robberies

NIA PORTER

March 13, 2013

The Second District Police Department plans on decreasing the number of armed robberies that occur around the Uptown area in 2013. Not only have robberies been a serious problem in the Uptown area, but they have also been a serious problem throughout the city of New Orleans. According to the FBI, the n...

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