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A Streetcar Named “In Process”

A Streetcar Named “In Process”

The Maroon

May 1, 2013

Severe weather delays the construction on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. The $7 million project is part of the Regional Transit Authority's effort to provide better transportation on the city's busiest line. In this April 30 photo, a streetcar runs down one of the St. Charles Avenue rails. Th...

Hospital deports foreign patients

Hospital deports foreign patients

Assocciate Press and Assocciate Press

April 25, 2013

 In this photo taken Thursday March 7, Jacinto Rodriguez Cruz, 49, leaves his home in a wheelchair with the help of his wife, Belen Hernandez in the city of Veracruz, Mexico. Cruz and another friend suffered serious injuries during a car accident May 2008 in northwestern Iowa. After his employ...

Construction prepares theater for Broadway

Construction prepares theater for Broadway

KEVIN CLIFFORD

April 25, 2013

The Saenger Theater has had a long journey towards recontruction post Hurricane Katrina but has announced its broadway season that is set to start as soon as October 2013. The theater's reopening will bring Broadway shows such as The Book of Mormon and Memphis to New Orleans audiences. New Orleans has ...

Southeast Louisiana hit by storm and tornadoes

Southeast Louisiana hit by storm and tornadoes

Associate Press

April 25, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A line of thunderstorms flooded streets, knocked out power to more than 30,000 people in southeast Louisiana and spawned two tornadoes that damaged homes and businesses in Jefferson Parish. Kenner officials said the storm did major damage to 11 homes and minor damage to another 11. T...

No money, more problems

No money, more problems

The Maroon

April 17, 2013

In this photo combo, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman, left, speaks to reporters at a news conference outside the construction site of new jail facilities in New Orleans on Thursday, April 4; at right, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New Orleans, on Tuesday, Feb. 5. ...

Appeals court hears challenge to gay therapy ban

Appeals court hears challenge to gay therapy ban

LISA LEFF & PAUL ELIAS

April 17, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's novel law seeking to ban licensed counselors from trying to turn gay teens straight is boiling down to a question over whether the therapy is free speech or a medical treatment that can be regulated by government. Judges on the nation's largest federal appellate court...

Senate supports ban on tweeting

The Maroon

April 17, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state senators want drivers to stop tweeting and posting to Facebook and put their hands on the wheel. The Senate voted 25-9 Wednesday for a proposal to ban social media posts while driving. The bill would expand an existing prohibition on texting while driving to in...

Pro-gun bills approved by LA house committee

Pro-gun bills approved by LA house committee

LITTICE BACON-BLOOD

April 17, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With gun control being debated at the federal level, Louisiana lawmakers advanced a batch of bills Wednesday they say are aimed at pre-empting any stricter gun laws that could make it out of Congress. In heated exchanges over five hours of debate, the House Criminal Justice C...

Column: Senator’s inadequacy exposed

Column: Senator’s inadequacy exposed

PATRICK LYNCH

April 11, 2013

Senator Landrieu has argued that the federal budget and deficit problems cannot be solved by spending reductions alone. She has suggested that the solution requires tax increases as well as spending cuts. Additionally, she lectured Republicans that they must accept more revenues by eliminating some of the...

New Orleans sheriff scrutinized

New Orleans sheriff scrutinized

KEVIN McGILL

April 10, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman suggested Thursday that a lurid video depicting intravenous drug use and weapon possession in the jail he oversees may have been doctored. Gusman first made the assertion during testimony at a federal court hearing on jail conditions and again during a news con...

Proposed law may ban social media use while driving

LITTICE BACON-BLOOD

April 10, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites. With an eye toward closing a loophole in the law that prohibits texting while driving, the Senate transportation commi...

NOPD addresses racial profiling

KEVIN McGILL

April 4, 2013

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...

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