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  • Avondale woman pleads to theft of government funds

    September 29, 2011 6:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 48-year-old Avondale woman is facing up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to theft of government funds. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Alma Williams entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. Letten's office says Williams received Social Security... more »
  • Along With Avondale Shipyard 2 Others Will Be Closed

    July 14, 2010 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In addition to closing its Avondale shipyard in early 2013, Northrop Grumman Corp. also plans to shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman in Louisiana. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said Tuesday that it will close the Avondale yard - with 5,000 employees - after work... more »
  • Avondale Shipbuilding Yard Closing-Wiping Out 5,000 Jobs

    July 13, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. said Tuesday that it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs. The Los Angeles-based company said it would consolidate construction of Navy amphibious... more »
  • Senator Landrieu secures $29 million

    October 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States Senate late yesterday, by a vote of 93-7, approved its annual Department of Defense appropriations bill, which included key provisions sponsored by United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. These Landrieu requests strengthen the country's national defense, while providing funding for important military projects and... more »

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