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  • $1 Million in Gold Coins From 1715 Shipwreck on the Market

    11/07/2016 6:57:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 7, 2016
    A New Orleans investment firm has begun marketing gold coins from a 300-year-old shipwreck discovered off Florida’s coast. Blanchard and Co. is one of two dealers offering the coins from an area where 11 treasure-laden ships of a Spanish fleet were smashed onto reefs by a hurricane on July 31, 1715. The other dealer is California-based Monaco Rare Coins. John Albanese, a New Jersey-based coin expert who brokered the sales, said in an interview Friday that most of the 295 coins being offered were found by divers exploring the area last year on the 300th anniversary of the disaster.
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • Former New Orleans EMS driver targets Trump supporters in FB post: 'Ya'll will die in my ambulance'

    11/10/2018 6:08:51 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    WDSU ^ | Nov 9, 2018 | Travers Mackel
    A scathing social media post of hate, written by a former emergency medical services driver in New Orleans, is drawing a sharp rebuke from City Hall. "This is upsetting, as the medical director -- I'm completely disturbed," said New Orleans EMS Director Dr. Emily Nichols. The Facebook post centers on President Donald Trump, and the person writing it makes a threat that if anyone in his ambulance claims to be a Trump supporter, he'll let them die. Leaders at New Orleans EMS were quick to point out that that person making the post has not been employed since June of...
  • Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt

    10/15/2018 7:48:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 14 October 2018 | Sophie Law
    Anarchy in the USA: Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt as he puffs on a cigarette before a gig in New Orleans John Lyden, best known as Johnny rotten, was spotted wearing the Trump shirt He looked dishevelled as he puffed on a cigarette ahead of a New Orleans gig The Sex Pistols frontman has publicly supported the controversial president Former Sex Pistols frontman has been causing anarchy in the USA after he was caught sporting a Make America Great Again T-shirt as he puffed on a cigarette. John Lyden, best known for his alter...
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020

    09/04/2018 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020 Political analyst Bill Schneider predicted on Tuesday that 25 Democrats would launch presidential bids to challenge President Trump in 2020. "My guess is that in 2020, we're going to see 25 Democrats running for president. Every Democrat thinks, why not me?" Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "I'll take the over. It might be 30," Hill campaign reporter Reid Wilson interjected. "Might be 30. How are you going to have a debate? You're going to have to have six layers of debates. It's going to be...
  • Construction on the Orion Capsule is Done. Next it’ll be Sent to Florida for Final Assembly

    09/02/2018 12:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 29 Aug , 2018 | Matt Williams
    Exploration Mission-1, which is scheduled to take place in 2020, will consist of an uncrewed Orion capsule being sent into orbit around the Moon and then returning to Earth. Using lunar gravity to gain speed and propel itself 70,000 km beyond the Moon – and almost half a million km from Earth – this mission will send a spacecraft farther into the Solar System than ever before. The Orion pressure vessel, which is the vehicle’s primary structure that will hold a pressurized atmosphere for the astronauts, consists of seven large aluminum pieces that are welded together using a state-of-the-art process...
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • Police chiefs, headed by Dudley's Wojnar, blast Sen. Warren for remark on 'racist'...

    08/13/2018 2:34:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 12 replies
    Telegram ^ | 13 August 2018 | Mark Sullivan
    DUDLEY — Police chiefs in Massachusetts have responded angrily to a remark by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren that the American criminal justice system is “racist ... front to back.” Ms. Warren, a potential Democratic presidential candidate, was speaking before an audience at historically black Dillard University in New Orleans Aug. 3 when she delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist ... I mean, front to back.” Ms. Warren cited disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their...
  • New Orleans woman killed after crashing her vehicle into her boyfriend's

    08/12/2018 1:36:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 8/11/18 | Hanna Krueger
    A couple's dispute turned deadly at South Shore Harbor Marina early Saturday (August 11) when a woman crashed her car into her boyfriend's car and veered off the road into a palm tree, killing her, the New Orleans Police Department said. Neither has been publicly identified. Police said the 32-year-old woman and her boyfriend were arguing at their residence at about 2:15 a.m. when he decided to leave in his car. She followed in her car and ultimately struck his car in
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • IS IT TIME FOR MARTIAL LAW IN DEMOCRAT-RUN CITIES? (May 2018)

    08/06/2018 9:19:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/2018 | Rich Logis
    Is it time for martial law in Democrat-run cities? Here’s a sampling of some recent headlines: The Chicago Tribune, May 7: “Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded”; The Baltimore Sun, May 7: “Double shooting of teens is first in series of shootings from Saturday evening through Sunday in Baltimore”; ABC, New Orleans, May 7: “NOPD investigating multiple shootings over the weekend in New Orleans.” Equally alarming as the carnage is how desensitized we’ve become to normalized violence in these culturally rich and historically significant American cities. Just how deadly and dangerous is the...
  • Is there any group of hardworking Americans that Elizabeth Warren hasn’t vilified?

    08/06/2018 6:28:05 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 33 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-06-2018 | Herald Staff
    The United States is a terrible place. At least that appeared to be the theme of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ominous chat at a historically black college on Friday. Warren was part of a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at Dillard University in New Orleans. “Let’s just start with the hard truth about our criminal justice system,” she railed. “It’s racist. It is. And when I say our system, I mean all the way. I mean front to back. This is not just sentencing reform we’re talking about here. We’re talking about the front end on...
  • Cory Booker...'tears of rage' over Trump rhetoric, claims something 'savagely wrong' with US

    08/04/2018 3:12:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2018
    One of President Trump's most vocal critics in the U.S. Senate said Friday that he once cried “tears of rage” over the Trump administration’s rhetoric. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., made the remark at the Netroots Nation Conference in New Orleans, where other liberal speakers were to include U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. The annual convention drew thousands of liberal activists and offered a chance for Democrats considering presidential runs to win over supporters, the Washington Times reported.
  • Warren at black university: Criminal justice system ‘racist’

    08/03/2018 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 03, 2018 10:54 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Chevel Johnson
    Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” The Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. Warren was participating in a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She was among several possible Democratic...
  • Man, trailed by shooters, ran into crowd Saturday on South Claiborne

    07/29/2018 3:27:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/29/18 | Hanna Krueger
    On Saturday night (July 28), a bustling crowd gathered outside Jazz Daiquiri Lounge and Chicken & Watermelon on South Claiborne Avenue, as it does most weekends. People chatted, frozen drinks in hand, enjoying slightly cooler weather than in recent days when suddenly chaos broke out. A man bolted across Louisiana Avenue toward the businesses with two hooded subjects, one clutching a long gun and the other a pistol, trailing close behind. The duo haphazardly fired shots in the fleeing man's direction, striking patrons along the way, said Skipper Nichols, who owns Chicken & Watermelon, and reported what he saw after...
  • Man arrested, accused of murder of Black Lives Matter activist in New Orleans

    07/25/2018 3:33:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/25/18 | Diana Samuels
    A 26-year-old man has been arrested by New Orleans Police and booked with the murder of a Black Lives Matter activist from South Carolina who was fatally shot while riding a bicycle on Bienville Street. Roosevelt Iglus was booked with second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Muhiyidin Moye, police announced Wednesday (July 25). Moye, who preferred the last name d'Baha, was killed Feb. 6 in the 1900 block of Bienville Street. He was shot in the thigh and taken in critical condition to a local hospital, where he later died. In announcing Iglus' arrest, police did not discuss any...
  • Toronto shooter's family says he had 'severe mental health challenges'

    07/24/2018 12:23:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    TORONTO (AP) -- A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the normally safe city. Authorities on Monday evening identified the suspect as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto, who died in an exchange of gunfire with police. It was not immediately clear whether he killed himself or was killed by police. The mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown district Sunday night came just...
  • College student from New Orleans walked 20 miles to 1st day of work so his boss gave him his car

    07/17/2018 3:44:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    https://www.nola.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Carol Robinson
    When a young Birmingham college student's car broke down the night before he was supposed to start a new job, he didn't panic. At least not for long. Instead, Walter Carr walked. From Homewood to Pelham. All night. In the dark. 20 miles or more. A Carver High School graduate and U.S. Marine hopeful, Carr walked throughout the early morning hours Friday because he needed, and wanted, the job with Bellhops moving company. He made it to Hoover by 2 a.m. and then to Pelham at 4 a.m. It was in Pelham that the trek took a surprising turn. Kindness...
  • Valerio the jaguar likely escaped through 8-by-10-inch hole in woven stainless steel roof

    07/17/2018 1:21:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/17/18 | Jennifer Larino
    Valerio, the 3-year-old jaguar at Audubon Zoo who got out of his habitat and killed 9 animals on Saturday (July 15), is believed to have escaped through an 8-by-10-inch hole in the roof of his enclosure. Audubon Zoo officials on Monday gave an update on their investigation into Valerio's escape, providing a detailed timeline of what zoo staff did once they discovered the jaguar was outside the habitat. Five alpacas, three foxes and an emu were attacked by the jaguar and died. Officials believe Valerio bit through the enclosure roof's woven stainless steel fencing - a fact that a zoo...