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  • No Trace Of Ebola On New Orleans-Bound Ship, CDC Insists

    09/18/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    WDSU ^ | 9-17-2014
    UPDATED 11:48 PM CDT Sep 17, 2014 Marine Phoenix identified as ship from Africa with sick crewNEW ORLEANS —In a statement released late Wednesday night, the Centers for Disease Control stressed that crew members on a freighter inbound to New Orleans were suffering from malaria and show no traces of Ebola. Official confirms 1 person aboard African ship has malaria. A crew member who fell ill on a ship from Africa is diagnosed with malaria, an official says. First responders who took those individuals to the hospital wore protective garb as a precaution, though health officials noted early on that...
  • Former New Orleans mayor to have public defender (Ray Nagin)

    09/03/2014 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2014 10:33 PM EDT
    A public defender will handle a former New Orleans mayor’s appeal of his conviction on bribery and money laundering charges. […] According to a questionnaire filed with the court, (Ray) Nagin has just $23.65 in the bank. He said he, his wife and daughter live each month off of $360 in food stamps and about $500 in gifts and donations. …

    08/24/2014 1:53:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Vice News ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | By Mason Miller
    It was just after dark when Michael Martin, 56, was walking back to his home in New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, after helping a friend move. At the time, Martin was caring for his dementia-ridden mother, and was anxious to get home, as his long-time partner, Eric Webb, was the only person there with her. “I really was walking through a neighborhood that I don’t think the people who live there walk through at night,” Martin said. As he approached an interstate overpass, the division between St. Roch and his Marigny neighborhood, Martin heard laughter from a group of children, no...
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption

    07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and...
  • Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials convicted of misdeeds committed while in office. But he is New Orleans' first mayor to be convicted and sent to prison for public corruption.
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly...
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect, person of interest and one of the victims visited French quarter

    07/06/2014 1:22:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/6/14 | Naomi Martin
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect, person of interest and one of the victims visited French Quarter togetherA photograph uploaded to Facebook a year ago shows three West Bank men posing together on Bourbon Street. One holds a florescent-green cup and another makes an obscene gesture to the camera. The trio emerged this week as central characters -- a victim, a witness and a suspect -- in a mass shooting on the city's famous thoroughfare that killed a woman and wounded nine others.Police say the man shown in the middle, Trung Tran Le, 20, got into a fight with another man around...
  • New Orleans police seek 'person of interest' in eastern New Orleans shootout

    07/05/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT · by BBell | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 04, 2014 at 11:07 PM | Danielle Dreilinger
    Police are seeking to question Eric Youngblood, 26, about an eastern New Orleans shootout and attempted home invasion. Youngblood is not wanted for a crime but "may possess important information relating to the investigation," officials said Friday. The two suspects in the incident, Aranton Johnson, 26, and Brandon Tucker, 25, are at large and wanted for attempted murder.
  • Pizza driver beaten with baseball bat during delivery, police say (New Orleans knockout game)

    07/03/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Uptown Messenger ^ | July 1, 2014 | Robert Morris
    A pizza-delivery driver was beaten by a man with a baseball bat early Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing projects, New Orleans Police said. The driver was taking a delivery to the 1300 block of South Prieur Street shortly before 2 a.m., and saw a man waiting outside when he arrived, said NOPD Detective Sgt. David Barnes on Tuesday afternoon at the weekly meeting of Sixth District ranking officers. The driver asked the man if he was the person who placed the order, and when the man said yes, the driver turned back to the car to get...
  • Bourbon Street shooting 'person of interest' Justin Odom 'never suspected' of pulling trigger

    07/03/2014 7:03:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/3/14 | Naomi Martin
    Bourbon Street shooting 'person of interest' Justin Odom 'never suspected' of pulling trigger, attorney saysThe "person of interest" questioned and released by authorities in the fatal Bourbon Street mass shooting is not suspected of being the gunman whose bullets struck 10 people, the man's attorney said Thursday. Justin Odom, 20, answered questions from NOPD homicide detectives for about two hours on Wednesday, said his attorney, Gregory Thompson, who was present at the interview. Odom had turned himself in hours after police publicized they were looking for him in connection with Sunday's (June 29) shooting that left a woman dead and...
  • Police identify 'person of interest' in Bourbon Street shootings

    07/02/2014 7:06:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/2/14 | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police investigating last weekend's Bourbon Street shootings on Wednesday released photographs and the identity of a 20-year-old man they consider a "person of interest" in the case. Police are seeking the public's help locating Justin Odom, whose identity was developed in connection with the case of 10 people wounded by gunfire last Sunday at 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street.
  • Stacey Jackson pleads guilty, delivers another black eye to Ray Nagin's administration

    07/02/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies (Times-Picayune) ^ | July 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM, updated July 02, 2014 at 10:46 AM | Richard Rainey
    With a few nods and a clear-voiced "yes, ma'am," Stacey Jackson on Wednesday ended her year-long resistance against accusations that she orchestrated an elaborate kickback scheme to rob a federally financed anti-blight program during now-disgraced Mayor Ray Nagin's tenure in City Hall. She struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon that she was guilty of one count of conspiracy to receive kickbacks involving federal money. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and three years probation, although such a harsh sentence would be rare for first-time federal offenders....
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asks judge to go easy on sentencing

    06/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | By Robert McClendon
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking for leniency ahead of his July 2 sentencing. New court filings say Nagin is looking at a minimum of 20 years in prison, based on federal sentencing guidelines. That's a "virtual life sentence" for the 58-year-old former two-term mayor, defense attorney Robert Jenkins wrote in a Friday filing to U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan asking her to hand down a lighter term.
  • Sarah Palin Intro Rob Maness TPX at RLC New Orleans (Video)

    06/04/2014 4:53:04 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 10 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 5/29/2014 | Rob Maness via TPX
    "He isn't beholden to any political machine, he is beholden to 'We the People'". -Sarah Palin
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Lyndsey Layton
    [SNIP]...With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation.
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 6:59:18 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/28/14 | Lyndsey Layton
    new orleans — The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good. Benjamin Banneker Elementary closed Wednesday as New Orleans’s Recovery School District permanently shuttered its last five traditional public schools this week. With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation. *** By most indicators,...
  • Duck Dynasty's Robertson To Address GOP Conference

    05/28/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 28, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    The Republican Leadership Conference has announced their speakers for this weekend's conference in New Orleans, LA and the list includes reality television star Phil Robertson and Donald Trump.
  • After conviction, Ray Nagin must forfeit $500K

    05/27/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 5:14 PM EDT
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will have to pay the government more than $501,000 as a result of his conviction on bribery and other charges, a federal judge said Tuesday. Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts including bribery, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy during his two terms as mayor. The Democrat served from 2002 to 2010 and was known his impassioned pleas for help for the city after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. …
  • Two arrested for shooting pregnant 16-year-old

    05/20/2014 4:26:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wwlt ^ | wwlt
    NEW ORLEANS -- Police arrested two men in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old pregnant girl Sunday. The young lady was one of 12 people shot in the past weekend. According to the New Orleans Police Department, Shalik Allen, 17, and Raheem Wright, 20, were arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree feticide. Police did not release any additional circumstances surrounding the shooting or arrests.
  • No charges for Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry in shooting of Marshall Coulter

    05/15/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ken Daley
    Merritt Landry, the homeowner who shot an unarmed teenager in the head after finding the intruder on his Marigny property, no longer faces criminal prosecutionOrleans Parish prosecutors on Thursday announced the decision to decline charges following news that Marshall Coulter, 15, who survived the shooting, had been arrested in connection with burglaries in the same neighborhood. The decision also comes after a grand jury failed to take action earlier this year, leaving the viability of the case in doubt."I am ethically obligated not to charge an individual against whom I do not possess evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt...
  • Marshall Coulter, teenager shot by homeowner, captured on surveillance video before burglary arrest,

    05/06/2014 12:47:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 06, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    New surveillance video shows a teenager identified by a Marigny resident as Marshall Coulter, the intruder who survived being shot in the head by a homeowner last year, trying to enter a home last Friday afternoon. Twenty minutes before law enforcement and witnesses say Coulter, 15, was caught inside a home in the 2000 block of Royal Street, he lingered on a porch, peered into windows and tried the front door knob at a house two blocks away, on Burgundy Street. The footage shows the teen moving sluggishly on the porch as he looks through the windows and checks inside...
  • Another burglary charge for teenager who survived Marigny homeowner's shot to the head

    05/05/2014 4:20:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/5/14 | Naomi Martin
    Marshall Coulter, the 15-year-old who survived being shot in the head by a Marigny homeowner last July, is now accused of two separate home invasions, New Orleans police confirmed on Monday. The newest allegation revealed is the first time Coulter, whose family described him as a non-violent thief, is accused of a violent crime.Police say Coulter broke into a house in the 900 block of Frenchmen Street on June 11, 2012, said Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman. The residents returned home and found the teenager inside the house. The residents had a "struggle" with the teen, who then armed...
  • Teenager shot last year in Marigny yard booked in new burglary (New Orleans)

    05/03/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | May 3, 2014 | Dan Lawton
    A teenager who was shot by a Marigny homeowner during an apparent attempted burglary last summer was arrested Friday afternoon for entering a residence just blocks away from the previous incident, according to a law enforcement source. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, identified Marshall Coulter, 15, as the person arrested in Friday’s incident. Coulter, then 14, was shot in the head in July by New Orleans historic buildings inspector Merritt Landry after he scaled Landry’s fence in the middle of the night. Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said officers arrested...
  • Teenager shot by Marigny homeowner arrested in residential burglary, sources say

    05/03/2014 11:38:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 03, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    A 15-year-old who survived being shot in the head last July by a Marigny homeowner was arrested Friday (May 2) in a residential burglary in the Marigny, according to two law enforcement officials. Marshall Coulter was shot last July by homeowner Merritt Landry, who later told police he believed the teen was breaking into his home.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the investigation. They said Coulter was detained Friday afternoon by 8th District detectives after a resident in the 2000 block of Royal Street reported a burglary of their home. It...
  • Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty

    04/30/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-30-14 | Juan Williams
    Rep. Paul Ryan is meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Let's hope they give his ideas a fair hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan's statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • When you’ve lost Madonna concert-goers …

    10/28/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Actually, I’m not sure what demographic Madonna’s audience would fall into, but I’m pretty sure it’s not any of the traditional Republican constituencies. And yet … Madonna drew some jeers from her crowd in New Orleans on Saturday night after she told audience members to vote for President Obama, the Associated Press reports. “Who’s registered to vote?” she said, adding, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” The comment was followed by boos and some walk outs from the audience. Yeah, but were they Voguing on their way out?
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

    10/28/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Yahoo News
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert (Barry's in trouble!)

    10/28/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2012 4:26 AM (ET) | STACEY PLAISANCE
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • LA:Call 911, Wait two hours; Buy Gun

    03/27/2014 10:40:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 16, Teri Bice awoke to the sound of someone trying to break down the door of her home in New Orleans. She did what most Americans would do: dial 911.   One big problem,  There was no answer at the other end.   From She documented her calls for help: two to 911; two to the NOPD's non-emergency line; and one to NOPD's Second District. The final call was answered and Bice confirms an officer showed up two hours after the attempted home invasion. The problem appears to be a lack of operators for the 911 system, and...
  • Mary Landrieu runs from Nancy Pelosi & Obamacare

    03/24/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 19 replies ^ | 24 March 2014 | Trueblackman
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi boasted at last Thursday's weekly House Democrat News Conference that Obamacare was indeed a winning issue for Democrats, but Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s actions that same day indicated otherwise. While leader Pelosi was trying to convince reporters that Obamacare was actually affordable, Senator Landrieu refuse to appear with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was in New Orleans to promote Obamacare as the March 31st deadline fast approaches. Both the Times-Picayune and Bayou Buzz pointed out that Senator Landrieu was not mentioned on the official schedule sent out by HHS, while Senator Landrieu’s...
  • Three anti-ObamaCARE floats spotted at Mardi Gras in liberal New Orleans

    03/01/2014 10:23:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell blog | March 1, 2014
    I love Neo Orleans. I’ve been there twice, and I know it’s a leftist cesspool, but I still love it there. As we approach ‘Fat Tuesday’ on March 4th, this weekend is full of celebration. So far, there have been at least two anti-ObamaCARE floats spotted at the Mardi Gras in liberal New Orleans (which also happens to be porker Mary Landrieu’s hometown.) The first one was discovered by Gateway Pundit on Twitter.I’m sure there will be plenty of leftist cries of racism since this Mardi Gras anti-ObamaCARE float shows Obama in a less than flattering manner. Another anti-ObamaCARE float...
  • Esplanade Avenue attacks on cyclists involving baseball bats scare area bikers

    02/20/2014 7:51:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 53 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Feb 18, 2104 | Juliet Linderman
    According to New Orleans Police Department reports, on Friday morning at around 2:26 a.m., a 32-year-old male was riding his bicycle down Esplanade Avenue when a man stepped in front of his path, at N. Robertson Street. When the cyclist slowed to avoid a collision, a second man, wielding a baseball bat, jumped out from behind a parked car and began beating the biker, fracturing his jaw. Police officers responding to that attack encountered a near-identical scenario that unfolded 22 minutes after the first, just a few blocks away on Esplanade toward Rampart Street. The second victim, 25, suffered serious...
  • NOPD releases sketch, description of suspects in bicyclist attack

    02/19/2014 11:25:44 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies ^ | February 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM, updated February 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police on Wednesday (Feb. 19) released descriptions of two teenagers wanted in connection with one of the two reported baseball bat attacks against bicycle riders early last Friday. A composite sketch was provided for one of the suspects, whom police described as a man around 18 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, with an athletic build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.
  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • Immigration detainers placed on three suspects in Garden District home invasion

    02/11/2014 3:43:52 PM PST · by moonshinner_09
    Uptown Messenger ^ | FEB 11,2014 | Robert Morris
    Federal immigration authorities are now seeking to detain all three suspects arrested by New Orleans police in last week’s home-invasion robbery in the Garden District, officials said. The Orleans Parish Prison received detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Kevin Aguilar, Luis Guevara and Orlyn Izaguirre late last week, jail records show. The men are accused of using a ruse to barge their way into a home on Sixth Street, tying the couple that lived there up with dog leashes and stealing from their home, police said on Thursday. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed detainers against Luis Guevara-Leon,...
  • Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial present the former mayor as predator, or prey

    02/10/2014 9:14:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies ^ | 2/10/14 | Mark Waller
    Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial on Monday centered on whether the former New Orleans mayor was a predator focused on helping himself or prey for an assortment of shady operators. The prosecution portrayed Nagin as an opportunist who pursued businessmen under pressure to win city business, targeting them to line his own pockets. The defense characterized those contractors -- some of whom suffer from their own legal and financial problems -- as scheming to use Nagin without his knowledge, and now eager to testify to help their own situations. After the lawyers made their final pitches, the...
  • Catholic archbishop leads boycott of businesses building Planned Parenthood abortion facility

    02/06/2014 7:23:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Johanna Dasteel
    NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 5, 2014 ( – The Archdiocese of New Orleans plans to do more than simply oppose the construction of a new $4.2 million Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the Big Easy. The archdiocese has announced it will boycott all businesses that in any way participate in or facilitate its erection. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond made the announcement in a letter to his diocese January 27. Archbishop Gregory Aymond In the archdiocesan newspaper The Clarion Herald, the archbishop wrote, “Every person and organization involved in the acquisition, preparation and construction of this or any abortion facility… are...
  • Ted Cruz to join Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann at New Orleans Republican Leadership Conference

    02/04/2014 7:31:01 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies ^ | February 04, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Lauren McGaughy
    New Orleans will once again draw the who's who among GOP policymakers, pundits and politicians this year, when it plays host to the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, or RLC. While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the playbill Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning, attendees can also expect to see a slew of other conservative leaders including Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and maybe even the cast of Duck Dynasty. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was not yet a confirmed attendee, as per the RLC's speakers list. But another Pelican State Republican, recent GOP-convert and candidate for lieutenant governor state Sen....
  • (Democrat New Orleans) Ex-Mayor Nagin goes on trial for bribery charges (finally)

    01/27/2014 2:46:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2014 | Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during its darkest days after Hurricane Katrina, will be thrust back into the spotlight this week when he goes on trial in a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his eight-year tenure. [Snip] Nagin's 21-count indictment includes bribery and wire fraud charges, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and 20 years in prison, respectively.

    01/23/2014 12:12:28 PM PST · by BBell · 6 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/23/14 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Reeshawn Arnold has been arrested in connection with the Tuesday beating of French Quarter musician Doug Potter, according to a Thursday morning update from the New Orleans Police Department. A warrant has been issued for Terrell Belvin for his involvement in the beating, NOPD said. NOPD said Arnold, 20, and Belvin, 30, were identified through tips from Crimestoppers, plus another anonymous source. Arnold already was in custody on an unrelated charge and was rebooked for second-degree battery, NOPD said. Jail records show he was booked at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday and charged with misrepresenting his name, age and address. The second...
  • Special Operations Marines training in New Orleans area

    01/22/2014 1:05:50 PM PST · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Paul Purpura
    Preparing to deploy to combat terrorism, Special Operations Marines and sailors again are undergoing certification training in urban warfare in the New Orleans area, the military has confirmed. The training began Tuesday and continues through Jan. 28, but the nature of the exercises was not released publicly. Similar training occurred in August, months after U.S. Special Operations forces underwent training in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. That training wasn't announced in advance and involved military helicopters appearing in the night over the French Quarter and Central Business District areas. Portions of the training that began this week “will...
  • Peyton Manning set passing record by 1 yard, but was a 7-yard pass vs. Oakland really a lateral?

    12/31/2013 5:25:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 146 replies
    Peyton Manning set a huge NFL record on Sunday, and barely. A touchdown pass late in the second quarter to Demaryius Thomas broke Drew Brees' single-season record for passing yards by 1 yard. Or did it?
  • Federal judge dismisses most of remaining Katrina damage lawsuits

    12/28/2013 2:11:22 PM PST · by blueyon · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/27/13 | By Mark Schleifstein
    A federal judge in New Orleans has dismissed almost all remaining lawsuits against the federal government for damages caused by the failure of levees and floodwalls during Hurricane Katrina, ordering both sides to pay for their own legal expenses. The clean-up ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr., filed Dec. 20, marks the end of an unprecedented series of class-action lawsuits aimed at collecting damages from insurance companies or the federal government that could have totaled billions of dollars. The final ruling was not unexpected. In earlier decisions Duval found the Army Corps of Engineers was immune from damages...
  • Mayor Landrieu loses in court over $17.5 million payment to firefighters' pension fund

    12/19/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by topher · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12-19-2013 | By Richard Rainey
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has suffered another setback in its fight over payments to the pension fund for New Orleans firefighters. An appellate court ruled Wednesday (Dec. 18) that the city is indeed on the hook for $17.5 million that the administration failed to pay into the system in 2012. A three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld Civil District Judge Robin Giarusso's ruling in March that the city must immediately pay up. That decision could fall hard on the cash-strapped city's finances as it struggles under the costs of two federal consent decrees meant to overhaul...
  • NOPD officer shot in ankle in eastern New Orleans [suspect shot in groin]

    12/19/2013 3:08:35 AM PST · by topher · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 19-December-2013 Updated 1:39am | By | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans police officer was shot in eastern New Orleans on Wednesday night (Dec. 18), according to NOPD officer Garry Flot. The officer was shot in his ankle, Flot said. The NOPD sent out a signal 108 -- which means officer needs assistance, life in danger -- at 11:32 p.m.
  • Tuba Skinny Set from Royal Street 4/12/13 - NINE SONGS [video only]

    12/15/2013 11:39:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 1 replies ^ | 5-23-2013 | digitalalexa
    Frisco Bound - 0:00 Fingering with your Fingers - 3:45 Jackson Stomp - 7:05 Egyptian Ella - 10:55 Big Boat - 15:50 Crow Jane - 19:50 Vine Street Drag - 24:10 Savoy Blues - 28:30 Forget Me Not Blues - 32:15