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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...