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  • N.O. man pleads guilty to stealing federal funds

    February 22, 2013 8:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving Social Security benefits intended for his late mother. Forty-year-old Lam Nguyen (win) faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Thursday to theft of government funds. Federal... more »
  • Harry Connick Jr. to attend N.O. screening

    December 5, 2012 4:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz singer Harry Connick Jr. is returning to his hometown for the screening of a television show that pays tribute to the music of Louisiana. The show, a Louisiana Public Broadcasting special called "Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music," is a mix of music,... more »
  • N.O. libraries closed through at least Tuesday

    August 27, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Public Library has closed all branches Monday and Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Library officials say libraries will be open on Wednesday if weather permits. Patrons can follow announcements at
  • N.O. rapper gets prison in firearms case

    July 19, 2012 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as "BG," also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release... more »
  • Street work set to begin in N.O.

    July 9, 2012 5:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state is set to begin reconstruction work on Monday on several New Orleans streets in areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All are in the city's 9th Ward. Barrier Construction Co. is the contractor for the $2.4 million project, which involves segments of Forstall,... more »
  • Police buying guns in N.O.

    May 7, 2012 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police will be buying guns from citizens who want to dispose of them on May 12 at the Little Zion Baptist Church. The program, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buyback Committee, will start at 9 a.m. The church is at 4821... more »
  • N.O. cop to be sentenced for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer is facing prison time when a judge sentences him for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance. Mitchell's... more »
  • Energy expert Yergin to address N.O. trade center

    April 2, 2012 6:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and adviser to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, will address the World Trade Center of New Orleans on April 17. He will discuss the future of energy markets and the possible impact on the Gulf Coast at the 8 a.m. breakfast briefing.... more »
  • N.O. detective charged in theft plot

    March 2, 2012 6:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police detective has been charged with conspiring to steal roughly $3,600 from a nonprofit group that assists homeless families. A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 37-year-old Tiwana Alexander on charges of conspiracy and theft of federal funds. Alexander allegedly conspired with a... more »
  • Postal Service proposes closing N.O. sort facility

    February 24, 2012 6:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed the closure of its mail-sorting center in New Orleans and a vastly reduced role for another sorting center in Lafayette. Both incoming and outgoing mail currently processed in New Orleans would be shifted to Baton Rouge, while outgoing mail... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Documentary to Screen in N.O.

    October 14, 2011 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A documentary about the Gulf oil spill is getting its North American premiere at a New Orleans movie theater. "The Big Fix," which was screened in May at the Cannes Film Festival in France, was scheduled Friday night at the Prytania Theater as part of the... more »
  • N.O. cop who admitted lying to grand jury retires

    December 6, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant who admitted lying to the grand jury probing a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina has retired from the department. Cmdr. Bob Young says Sgt. Purnella Simmons - a 29-year veteran - retired Monday, but no reason was given for her... more »
  • SPLC takes state-run N.O. schools to task

    December 2, 2010 9:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A civil rights organization complained Thursday about discipline practices and a lack of services for children with disabilities in New Orleans public schools that were taken over by the state after Hurricane Katrina. The Southern Poverty Law Center said only 6.8 percent of students with disabilities... more »
  • Football fever sweeps NO as Saints, Vikings meet

    September 9, 2010 9:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tailgating began about sunrise around the Louisiana Superdome though the New Orleans Saints' season-opening NFL game with the Minnesota Vikings wasn't scheduled to start for more than 12 hours. As the Saints prepared to open the defense of their Super Bowl title, the city was in... more »
  • N.O. man charged in deadly carjacking

    August 2, 2010 8:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has been indicted on federal murder and carjacking charges in the fatal shootings of three people in 2007. A 10-count indictment unsealed Monday charges 25-year-old Steven Earl Hardrick with gunning down Brett Jacobs, David Alford and Howard Lee Pickens after a carjacking... more »

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