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  • [Louisiana Health Department] orders New Orleans-Area Abortion Facility to Cease and Desist

    09/07/2011 5:45:26 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies
    Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals ^ | September 6, 2011 | Bureau of Media & Communications
    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein has issued a cease and desist order to the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women, requiring the facility, which has been repeatedly cited for health and safety violations since January 2010 and has been under two license revocations, to immediately halt operations. "The repeated violations of Gentilly Medical Center demand action," said DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein. "I assure the public that as long as these facilities are under my watch, I will hold them accountable and use every tool available to make sure Louisianians are not put...
  • Officer may face charges after video captures him driving erratically

    09/01/2011 2:53:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies ^ | August 31, 2011 | Tania Dall
    NEW ORLEANS -- YouTube video of a New Orleans police officer allegedly driving recklessly on an I-10 entrance ramp surfaced Wednesday. The officer's driving privileges have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. This amateur video shows a car assigned to 4th District NOPD Officer Brad Glaudi swerving and driving below the speed limit. Seconds later, it hits the guardrail while entering the interstate. 4th District Commander Heather Kouts is well aware of the footage, emailed to Channel 4 on Wednesday. She said the incident is under investigation. "The Public Integrity Bureau is handling an investigation into allegations that...
  • Marsh Fires And Smoke Push New Orleans Into A State Of Emergency

    08/31/2011 6:53:07 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-31-2011 | Robert Johnson
    Marsh Fires And Smoke Push New Orleans Into A State Of Emergency Robert Johnson Aug. 31, 2011, 8:52 AM Image: AP A second swamp fire outside New Orleans has filled the city with smoke, prompting Mayor Mitch Landrieu to declare an emergency and call in the National Guard. According to The Washington Post, the smoke that's been hazing downtown for days is getting worse and to contain the blaze, the four helicopters dropping water will be joined by five more Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports haze from the fire is reported as far west as Baton Rouge and its...
  • Ray ‘School Bus’ Nagin: CBS Hurricane Expert

    08/27/2011 10:45:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Aug. 27, 2011
    On the eve of Hurricane Irene making landfall, CBS News turned to disgraced former new Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and referred to him as an "expert." Nagin used the opportunity to plug his "self-published" book.
  • NOPD announces arrest of officer on 216 counts

    08/23/2011 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Immerito · 14 replies ^ | August 18, 2011 | By Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans police officials announced minutes ago that they have booked a a 22-year veteran of the Police Department with 215 counts of injuring public records and a single count of malfeasance in office. Glenn Gross, who works in the NOPD's information technology department, was writing bogus tickets for seat-belt violations, allowing him to collect extra pay, Superintendent Ronal Serpas said. The department received a federal grant in June that pays for overtime for officers who enforce seat-belt laws. Rather than doing the work and writing up motorists who had violated the law, Gross, 44, wrote tickets to phantom motorists,...
  • Naval Support Activity marks end of an era in New Orleans

    08/12/2011 9:16:52 PM PDT · by BBell
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 12, 2011 | Paul Purpura
    In one of his last ceremonial duties as the Naval Support Activity’s final commanding officer, Capt. Brian Harrison encased the service’s blue flag in a sock-like sleeve Friday morning, bringing to a close a 110-year naval presence in the Crescent City and an end to his three-year tour as skipper of the installation he knew as a child growing up in Algiers. As a Marine Corps band ensemble played “Auld Lang Syne,’’ a Navy color guard carrying that flag solemnly marched away. And shortly afterward, Lt. Col. Todd Ford and Sgt. Maj. Chris Bloebaum, commanding officer and the highest-ranking of...
  • New Orleans Cops Guilty of Conspiracy in Katrina Shooting

    08/06/2011 6:43:05 AM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | August 5, 2011 | Adam Martin
    A federal jury in New Orleans on Friday handed down all guilty verdicts on 25 counts in the infamous Danziger Bridge shooting case, in which current and former New Orleans police officers were charged with civil rights violations, conspiracy charges, and weapons charges in the shooting deaths of unarmed civilians following Hurricane Katrina. In the infamous debacle in the chaotic days after the 2005 storm, police allegedly opened fire on a group that was crossing the bridge out of town, then lied after the fact, saying they had been fired upon and planting a gun on one of the victims....
  • The prosecution's version of what happened on the Danziger Bridge

    08/03/2011 8:56:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies ^ | 3 Aug 2011 | Kenneth Cooper
    The Danziger Bridge trial is coming to a close. Both sides have finished presenting their closing arguments, and after the judge gives the jury their final instructions today, they’ll start deliberating sometime this afternoon. The prosecution and the defense have spent the last 5 weeks developing two different versions of what happened on the bridge that Sunday morning. Whose version the jury believes will determine whether the five officers on trial end up guilty or not. While the jury deliberates, here’s a look at those two versions, starting with the prosecution’s. According to the prosecution, this all started on a...
  • Records show glaring faults at school with ties to Turkish charter network

    07/18/2011 9:33:49 AM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Andrew Vanacore
    Inci Akpinar, the vice president of a company called Atlas Texas Construction & Trading, sat down with an official from the Louisiana Department of Education a little more than a year ago and made him an offer. As the state official, Folwell Dunbar, recalled in a memo to department colleagues, Akpinar flattered him with "a number of compliments" before getting to the point: "I have twenty-five thousand dollars to fix this problem: twenty thousand for you and five for me." At the time, Dunbar was investigating numerous complaints against Abramson Science & Technology Charter School in eastern New Orleans, which...
  • NOPD officer kills bar patron on Bourbon Street early Sunday

    07/11/2011 11:12:03 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 33 replies ^ | 7.11.11 | Katie Urbaszewski
    A New Orleans police officer shot and killed an armed man on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning after the man fired shots at bouncers from a nearby club and at the officer. Justin Schaubert, 25, of New Iberia, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Bourbon, said John Gagliano, chief investigator in the Orleans Parish coroner's office.
  • Perry: ‘Stand up’ and ‘stop apologizing’

    06/18/2011 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 18, 2011 | Domenico Montanaro, Political Reporter, NBC News
    NEW ORLEANS -- Rick Perry delivered an unapologetically socially conservative speech before a friendly crowd here. “We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life,” the Republican Texas governor bellowed at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, bombastic, speech. “Stop apologizing” for wanting to stem the tide of the “entitlement mindset,” he boasted. “Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them,” he said, before imploring the crowd to “stand up. Let’s speak with pride about our values. Let’s stop this American downward spiral.” He...
  • Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann buttons hot sellers at New Orleans event

    It’s about as unscientific as you can get, but the Rick Perry 2012 button is a hot item at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, where several major presidential contenders are fighting to win the who-is-most-conservative contest. Perry, who is still just “thinking” about a run for the White House, doesn’t get here until Saturday. He’s got a book signing event scheduled in the morning and will speak to the gathering in the afternoon. In the meantime, the button contest at the conference is well under way. At the Buttons by Design booth at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside...
  • As Mississippi River recedes, flood warning lifted for New Orleans [What flooding?]

    05/28/2011 9:15:13 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Times-Picayune [] ^ | 27-May-2011 | John Pope
    As Mississippi River recedes, flood warning lifted for New Orleans By John Pope, The Times-Picayune Based on a drop in the level of the swollen Mississippi River, the National Weather Service on Friday canceled its weeks-long flood warning for New Orleans and points downriver. Despite this development for south Louisiana, the weather service’s flood warning remains in effect for points upriver, including Baton Rouge, where levee seepage has led the state Office of Transportation and Development to close River Road’s southbound lane from North Third Street to State Capitol Drive. In New Orleans, the river’s flood stage is 17 feet,...
  • Louisiana Health Department revokes license of abortion clinic

    05/26/2011 10:09:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 13 replies
    Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals ^ | May 26, 2011 | Bureau of Media & Communications
    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein Wednesday issued a license revocation for Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women and ordered the abortion facility to immediately cease performing abortions after an investigation found repeat violations that posed significant health and safety risks to clients. The Gentilly abortion facility is currently appealing a separate license revocation action instituted by the Department in January 2010. That action was based on a determination of the facility's substantial failure to comply with the minimum standards for licensure of abortion clinics. The immediate suspension came under a new law signed...
  • Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans

    05/21/2011 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 73 replies
    Like little kids, we all experience a happy rush, a delighted thrill, when going to play at an amusement park. Yet when an amusement park is abandoned and an eerie silence settles over the rusty and crusty decay, the setting seems to twist the atmosphere of enthusiastic excitement into a suffocating blanket of dread. The place takes on creepy vibes and freaks people out. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and ripped the heart of fun and the amusement out of this park. Almost six years later, Six Flags in New Orleans is unnaturally silent, no lines and no...
  • Louisiana spillway opened to relieve Mississippi River, spare cities from flooding [protect Orleans]

    05/14/2011 3:03:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 126 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5-14-11 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
    The Army Corps of Engineers begins diverting water to a flood plain, a move that will slowly swamp farmland and small towns to relieve pressure on levees protecting New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Reporting from New Orleans— In a last-ditch move to relieve stress on levees burdened by Mississippi River floodwaters, the Army Corps of Engineers on Saturday opened a spillway to gradually inundate a major floodplain for only the second time in nearly 40 years, funneling water over farmland and small communities to save New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., from inundations. At 3 p.m. CDT, a large crane...
  • Mississippi River flooding in New Orleans area could be massive if Morganza spillway stays closed

    05/11/2011 8:09:34 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 62 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 5.11.11 | Mark Schleifstein
    If the Morganza Floodway is not opened to funnel 300,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya River basin, the additional water could cause levees to fail along the river from Morganza to Plaquemines Parish, including all of the New Orleans area, resulting in as much as 25 feet of floodwater, according to a map provided to state officials by the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday.
  • Marine Colonel Convicted Of Shoplifting At WalMart, Loses Command!

    05/08/2011 9:20:48 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 46 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 05-07-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin releasing Katrina memoir

    05/07/2011 6:43:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 05/07/2011 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is releasing a memoir in June about his experiences dealing with Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its aftermath. He sent an e-mail and Twitter notes Tuesday about the book, "Katrina’s Secrets: Storms after the Storm." Nagin’s press release says the book will be released June 8 "via Amazon" and will discuss "institutional issues of race and class that secretly conspired to control and slow down the recovery."
  • Woman shoots man after he pulls gun on her and her children in their Carrollton-area home

    04/08/2011 7:16:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | April 06, 2011 | Danny Monteverde
    A woman shot a man, who later died, after he walked into her Carrollton-area house Tuesday night and pulled a handgun on her and her three children, police said.The 30-year-old woman and her three children were in their house in the 1700 block of Cambronne Street when Melvin Plummer, 21, of Marrero walked inside about 7 p.m., said officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman.Plummer pulled a gun out, but the woman pulled out one of her own and fired at Plummer, hitting him several times. Paramedics rushed Plummer to Interim LSU Public Hospital where he was pronounced...
  • Source of 30-mile oil spill in Gulf puzzles officials

    03/22/2011 5:44:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | 03/22/2011 | Mark Schleifstein
    Emulsified oil, oil mousse and tar balls from an unknown source were washing up on beaches from Grand Isle to West Timbalier Island along the Gulf of Mexico, a stretch of about 30 miles, and it was still heading west Monday afternoon, a Louisiana official said. The state is testing the material to see if it matches oil from last April's BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Oil spill response workers under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were scrambling to block more of the material from coming ashore. ES&H Corp. has been hired to oversee the cleanup....
  • Contrast the Looting by America's Welfare Class in New Orleans During Katrina vs. Japan!

    03/14/2011 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 29 replies
    Self | March 14, 2011 | Stayfree
    Notice the difference between the character of the Japanese people under extreme stress patiently waiting for relief vs. the unemployable welfare recipients and their unemployable offspring looting everything in sight in New Orleans during the Katrina aftermath...look at what entitlements has fostered in this country...scum!
  • VIDEO: Cops and citizens looting Walmart after Katrina (compare that to Japan, with no looting)

    03/14/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 8, 2007 | NBC Reporter
  • New Orleans police: 5 teens shot in bar, 1 dead

    03/13/2011 9:56:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NEW ORLEANS – A gunman opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, killing an 18-year-old man and wounding four other teens, police said Sunday.
  • Dysfunction at New Orleans City Hall

    03/07/2011 8:12:33 AM PST · by robowombat · 25 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | March6, 2011 | Jarvis DeBarry
    You've got to wonder what David Osborne, the consultant brought in to analyze operations at City Hall in New Orleans, would have seen if there were still a shopping mall next door. Osborne, a former adviser to former Vice President Al Gore who has helped dozens of cities streamline their operations, said that the dysfunction on Perdido Street stands alone. No other place in the country compares. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, he said, "inherited the least competent city government I'd ever seen in this country and the most corrupt -- a really tough experience. I just haven't run into this level...
  • Aaron Broussard's attorney says he received target letter

    02/17/2011 2:38:12 AM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | February 17, 2011 | Richard Rainey
    An attorney for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard said Wednesday he received a target letter describing charges that the federal government is pursuing against his client. Julian Murray said the letter, delivered to his Metairie office, lists wire fraud, a conspiracy charge and a third charge relating to misuse of federal money. Broussard's ex-wife, Karen Parker, also received a target letter, her attorney, David Courcelle, confirmed. Some of the allegations against Broussard involve Parker's employment as a paralegal for the parish. Coming 15 months into the FBI's inquiry into Jefferson Parish political corruption, the letters represents official notice that...
  • Judge throws out Ciara Craig murder conviction in death of newborn baby

    02/16/2011 9:25:04 AM PST · by BBell · 4 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 15, 2011 | Paul Purpura
    Saying the interest of justice would be served by granting a new trial, a state judge has tossed out a Metairie's woman conviction of murdering her newborn girl two years ago by placing the baby in Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner.Ciara Craig, 23, faced a mandatory life sentence in prison after a jury convicted her of second-degree murder, based largely on a forensic pathologist's opinion that the child was born alive and drowned in the lake on Feb. 10, 2009.Craig, who hid the pregnancy, has said she secretly gave birth in her grandmother's Bunche Village home and the child was stillborn...
  • The U.S.' Biggest Brain Magnets : College Grads are heading to Austin, Raleigh & New Orleans

    02/14/2011 7:06:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    For a decade now U.S. city planners have obsessively pursued college graduates, adopting policies to make their cities more like dense hot spots such as New York, to which the "brains" allegedly flock. But in the past 10 years "hip and cool" places like New York have suffered high levels of domestic outmigration. Some boosters rationalize this by saying the U.S. is undergoing a "bipolar migration"--an argument recently laid out by Derek Thompson in The Atlantic. On the one hand the smart "brains" head for cool, coastal cities like New York and Boston, while "families" and "feet"--a term that seems...
  • New Orleans pizza delivery man blinded by bleach in robbery

    02/11/2011 1:31:29 PM PST · by BBell · 39 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 11, 2011 | Danny Monteverde
    A New Orleans pizza delivery man is still having trouble seeing after a robber threw bleach in his eyes last week in an effort to steal a pie he ordered.That's the scene a police report paints of the events that led to the arrest of Terrence "Baby Tee" Alexis. New Orleans police were led to 19-year-old Alexis through several sources, the report said. Officers arrested him Friday at the 2nd District police station in the 4300 block of Magazine Street and jailed him on charges of simple robbery and second-degree battery.Last Thursday about 2:30 p.m., the Domino's Pizza delivery man,...
  • U.S. Army veteran, UNO student was just beginning to enjoy benefits of service

    02/04/2011 7:25:13 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 04, 2011 | Danny Monteverde and Ramon Antonio Vargas
    Decorated U.S. Army veteran Lars Stiaes was just beginning to collect the fruits of his sacrifice.After serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan that ended when he was injured about a year ago, the 22-year-old New Orleans man came home to study marketing and live in the dorms at the University of New Orleans. He used his military benefits to pay for his housing and education, his family said. But Wednesday evening, someone dashed his hopes for the future. A person botched an attempt to rob Stiaes and fatally shot him instead, relatives said.Stiaes was wounded about 8 p.m. near...
  • Republican Leadership Conference and Reagan Centennial Celebration

    01/27/2011 10:15:28 PM PST · by chemicalman · 6 replies
    RLC & RCC ^ | 1/27/11 | n/a
    Do you remember our last event? The 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference was spectacular … Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Rick Santorum, Mike Pence, Ron Paul, Haley Barbour, Rick Perry, our own incredible Governor Bobby Jindal and many more. Vendor booths … book signings … media outlets from around the world. Then there were those vintage "only-in-Louisiana" parties with music, dancing, corn and crab bisque, oysters, shrimp and jambalaya. In 2011, we're inviting the whole country! Hence the name: Republican Leadership Conference … AND … Reagan Centennial Celebration.
  • The Conversion of President Andrew Jackson

    01/12/2011 11:50:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Bible Believers ^ | Dr. William P. Grady
    The Battle of New Orleans had made Andrew Jackson a national hero overnight. But mere early accomplishments can never fill the void that exists in a lost man's soul. Besides, the humble general had more sense than the editors of Laissez Faire Books concerning the ultimate cause for his victory, acknowledging to a friend, "It appears that the unerring hand of Providence shielded my men from the shower of balls, bombs, and rockets, when every ball and bomb from our guns carried with them a mission of death." Andrew Jackson was better known for his attendance at duels than at...
  • 196 Years Ago - The American Agincourt and Thermopylae

    01/08/2011 7:45:49 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    Self | 01/08/2011 | Self
    Like so many other things in history, the further back that they are, the more we take them for granted. In this case, it would be a mistake to not reflect upon this 196th Anniversary of the "Battle of New Orleans" and the fact that it could be referred to as the United States' "Agincourt". The British military intent in the "War of 1812" was to emasculate their former North American Colonies by shutting off their abilities to trade with the rest of the world. The British were flush from completing the defeat of Napoleon and had the experienced and...
  • Jefferson Parish (LA) slashing suspect captured in St. Bernard (Muslim slashes ex-fiancee's face)

    12/19/2010 2:01:25 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 13 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | 12-16-10 | Leslie Williams
    A 34-year-old man accused of slashing his ex-fiancee's face during an argument at his Terrytown apartment complex has been arrested. Mohammad Issa was captured Thursday in the 700 block of Rowley Street in Arabi following a collaborative effort by the FBI, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task Force.
  • Marine stabbing arrests attributed to 'gumshoe police work'

    12/10/2010 10:24:44 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | December 10, 2010 | Kari Dequine
    Two suspects were arrested late Thursday in connection to the brutal stabbing death of 23-year-old Marine Corps sergeant Ryan Lekosky, who was killed in the French Quarter following a fight with a man who made derogatory comments about Lekosky's wife. Melvin Clay, 37, and Heliana Amrine, 21, were arrested shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Dauphine Street and Bienville street, just one block from the scene of the killing, said New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman officer Shereese Harper.Clay was booked with second-dattregree murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Amrine, his girlfriend, was booked...
  • A resolution impeaching G. Thomas Porteous - GUILTY (Shocking /sarcasm look who voted NOT GUILTY)

    12/08/2010 10:02:48 AM PST · by davidosborne · 80 replies
    Shocking !! /sarcasm
  • Senate to hold rare impeachment trial for judge

    12/06/2010 5:41:26 PM PST · by kingattax · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/6/10 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    Even as the Senate hits crunch time in the final days of a lame duck session, the chamber will have to divert its attention for a full day Tuesday to hear a rare impeachment trial of a federal judge. The House voted to impeach Louisiana Judge G. Thomas Porteous on all four counts of “high crimes and misdemeanors” in March – charges that include accepting cash gifts from attorneys who argued in his court.
  • Senate to open impeachment trial against judge (corrupt Clinton appointee)

    09/13/2010 3:27:58 AM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | September 13, 2010 | Ben Evans (AP)
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday opens its first impeachment trial since the 1999 case against former President Bill Clinton when it takes up a host of corruption allegations against a Louisiana judge. The House voted unanimously in March to impeach U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, approving four charges involving payoffs, kickbacks and lying under oath. A two-thirds vote is needed in the Senate to convict him.
  • Have You Heard? Clinton Appointed Judge Is Impeached

    03/17/2010 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 11 replies · 370+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. In March of 2010 he was impeached by the House of Representatives for bribe taking and corruption. I'm just curious, but have you heard this story about this Democrat judge being impeached? On March 11, Porteous, a Clinton appointee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, was impeached by the House on a startling vote of 423 "yeas" for impeachment to NO votes at all coming to the support of the judge (with 7 not voting). Now his case moves...
  • Clinton Appointed Federal judge Impeached

    03/14/2010 3:06:19 PM PDT · by HChampagne · 7 replies · 707+ views ^ | March 11, 2010 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr . a federal judge from Louisiana. The House Judiciary Committee task force charged Porteous with a long-standing pattern of corruption. The House approved the first of four impeachment articles on Thursday, 412-0. The second passed 410-0. Porteous was implicated in a sting operation of Jefferson Parish named Wrinkled Robe. At the time he was a Judge in the 24th Judicial Court of Jefferson Parish. The case now goes to trial in the Senate. A two-thirds vote is needed to convict Porteous of high crimes and...
  • House Votes to Impeach Louisiana Federal Judge Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.

    03/11/2010 3:04:31 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 9 replies · 575+ views
    Courthouse News ^ | 03/11/2010 | Courthouse News
    NEW ORLEANS (CN) - The House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to impeach New Orleans Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. for allegedly taking payoffs and failing to disclose his "corrupt financial relationships" with lawyers and a bail bondsman. Porteous, 63, is the fifteenth judge to have been found guilty in the House of "high crimes and misdemeanors" -- the constitutional requirement for impeachment -- and the second judge to receive such a vote in 20 years. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson Parish, said impeachment is necessary "so that the Easten District of Louisiana can once again provide the citizens a...
  • Post-Football Political Career for Brees? "Maybe"

    12/01/2010 7:37:39 PM PST · by chemicalman · 12 replies
    Rush Radio 99.5 ^ | 12-01-10 | Rush Radio 99.5
    Drew Brees says he might make a "difference" in politics Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Would Drew Brees consider a post-football career in politics? The Super Bowl XLIV "MVP" and Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" for 2010 admits it is something he has thought about. "There are a lot of things I think about. I want to do this or that. I feel I could make a difference doing this or that. That's one of the things I feel I could make a difference. We'll see. It's a long way away." Brees made the comment Wednesday at a meeting with...
  • Marine Reserve leader's son dies

    11/11/2010 8:50:26 PM PST · by BBell · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 11, 2010 | Paul Purpura
    A son of Lt. Gen. John Kelly, commander of the New Orleans-based Marine Forces Reserve, has been killed in fighting in Afghanistan, according to the Marine Corps. Second Lt. Robert M. Kelly, 29, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Tuesday after he was struck by an improvised explosive device, also called a roadside bomb, while on a foot patrol in Helmand Province, according to a Defense Department statement released Wednesday, the Marine Corps' 235th birthday. The Defense Department also announced the death of a north Louisiana Marine who also was killed Tuesday in Helmand Province. It was the younger Kelly's third combat...
  • 'I forgive him': George W. Bush accepts Kanye West apology (also comments on Ground Zero Mosque)

    11/10/2010 10:13:22 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 7 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Former president George W. Bush has said he forgives Kanye West after the rapper admitted he 'did not have the grounds' to call him a racist during the chaos caused by Hurricane Katrina. In his book 'Decision Points', Mr Bush wrote that it was one of the lowest points in his life when the rapper told a fundraiser to benefit victims of the 2005 hurricane that 'George Bush doesn't care about black people'.
  • Blanco responds to Bush's criticisms in memoir (and lies about Hurricane Katrina)

    11/09/2010 10:49:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 68 replies · 1+ views
    WWLTV ^ | 11-9-10 | Katie Moore
    *snip* The Katrina chapter expresses Bush's clear frustration with then-Governor Kathleen Blanco, who refused to federalize the National Guard for the incident. “I did not need the federalization of the Guard because that would've taken police powers away from the National Guard. And goodness knows, we needed that,” she said. Bush said on Oprah, “I said to the governor, give me the authority to send in federal troops. By law, the president cannot send federal troops to conduct law enforcement without a declaration of insurrection." An insurrection declaration would've given the military police powers. “He didn't discuss that with me....
  • He's back! Bush has a book but no regrets

    11/09/2010 9:18:52 PM PST · by ALESSA · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2010 | By: Julie Mason
    While Bush expressed no regrets about the invasion of Iraq, his book promotion has featured significant self-recrimination about the 2005 federal response to Hurricane Katrina. He has repeatedly expressed anger and pique over rapper Kanye West's claim that Bush didn't "care about black people," calling it the worst moment of his presidency.
  • Police release sketch of suspect in Marine's fatal stabbing in Quarter

    11/08/2010 8:53:25 PM PST · by BBell · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Leslie Williams
    New Orleans police are asking the public to help find a man who investigators believe is responsible for the Oct. 31 stabbing death in the French Quarter of Ryan Lekosky -- a 23-year-old Marine sergeant from Metairie.The suspect has a dark complexion with a small to medium build, according to police. He may be in his mid-30s and stands about 5 feet, 8 inches tall.When the stabbing occurred Sunday at 3:38 a.m. at Dauphine and Iberville streets, the suspect was wearing gold-framed, aviator-styled sunglasses with dark lenses. He may have had a diamond stud in each ear, police said. He...
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune election recommendations

    10/29/2010 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    This newspaper makes the following recommendations for Tuesday's ballot. CONGRESS U.S. Senate David Vitter Much of Sen. Vitter's first term in the Senate came in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches that left 80 percent of New Orleans under water. The senator fought hard to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable and to get recovery resources for South Louisiana, including vital funding for coastal restoration. He was a leader in the push to finally close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, the corps-built waterway that contributed to the devastation during Katrina. He also played an important role in...
  • New Orleans traffic cameras on hold again; state Supreme Court denies city appeal

    10/27/2010 8:02:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | October 27, 2010 | Gordon Russell
    <p>The Louisiana Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the city of New Orleans of a lower court ruling that the city's network of traffic cameras is legally invalid, meaning that city officials must stop issuing tickets based on the cameras.</p>
  • Legislative auditor finds evidence of alleged payroll fraud in Aaron Broussard administration

    10/07/2010 4:55:26 PM PDT · by abb · 13 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | October 7, 2010 | Richard Rainey
    Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson may have broken state payroll laws by giving $45,000 in excess pay to Broussard's wife and hiring two politically connected individuals as paralegals who had no qualifications, according to a report released by the state Legislative Auditor. The report also said that an insurance agency owned by Tim Whitmer, Broussard's former top aide, received commissions from the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court, adding to the list of public entities and parish contractors that hired Whitmer's firm for insurance purposes. The report follows a nearly year-long saga of federal...