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Support for health services cut

MELINDA DESLATTE

January 30, 2013

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 ...

New Orleans’ challenge: policing two huge parties

KEVIN McGILL

January 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Video: 2011 Shooting at Tucks

MICHELLE GINGRAS

January 25, 2013

Brief: Actor chosen as Bacchus

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

Actor G.W. Bailey has been chosen as Bacchus XLIV according to WWL-TV. Bailey has starred in the "The Closer," "Major Crimes," and also in "M*A*S*H." In addition to being an actor, Bailey is also one of the founders of a non-profit organization for young cancer patients, The Sunshine Kids Foundation. There ...

Brief: City Council opposes the building of more venues on Frenchmen street

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans City Council denied the proposed building plan for a new music venue on Frenchmen Street this past Tuesday. This is the second time that the applicant Penny Young has been denied. The original concept for the venue included a larger plan with more sta...

Brief: Scam artists hit Krewe Du Vieux

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

During Krewe Du Vieux some parade-goers, desperate for parking spots, were scammed out of their money, according to WWL-TV. A group of men posed as owners of a private lot, ushered in cars and charged for the right to park. The car owners came back after the parade to find their cars had been towed....

Brief: Public transportation will be effected in the upcoming weeks

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013

Due to the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, there will be many changes in the streetcar and bus routes during the upcoming weeks.  RTA officials have announced that from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12, the St. Charles Avenue street car service will only continue to run between Napoleon Avenue on St. Charles Avenue...

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