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DA’s deal with School Board questioned

Monday, 01 September 2014 22:34

At first glance, Harry Pastuszek doesn’t appear to be one of the highest-paid lawyers on 22nd Judicial District Attorney Walter Reed’s staff. Information provided by the office says that in 2012 he earned $68,422, with a portion of it covered by the state.

But Pastuszek’s association with Reed’s office is far more lucrative than that figure indicates. Like many of the assistant district attorneys on Reed’s staff, Pastuszek provides legal counsel for another governmental body, in his case the St.

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A woman whom police said refused to cooperate with detectives after she allegedly shot a man in self-defense was arrested Monday.

Police said 26-year-old Martynenez Grigsby shot a man she said was trying to force his way into her apartment in the 2600 block of Poydras Street. The man was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Grigsby was booked into Central Lockup on one count of aggravated battery by shooting.

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2 killed, 2 injured in Labor Day violence
Monday, 01 September 2014 22:00
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Police are investigating a shooting at a Tulane-Gravier area apartment complex.

The shooting happened at about 4 p.m. inside the Marquis Apartments in the 2600 block of Poydras Street.

It is the third Labor Day shooting. Two others, one on Dreux Avenue and another on Second Street, were both fatal.

Fox8live.com will update this story as details are released.

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On Monday, people gathered along Lakeshore Drive to enjoy the Labor Day holiday and the newly enhanced New Orleans Lakefront.

"It's better than it was before so, yeah, I can appreciate it," said Tirrell Washington.

The most recently completed work is a $6 million seawall improvement project to fight erosion and to accommodate more recreational activities. The new seawall that stretches from West End Boulevard to an area just past the Mardi Gras fountain adds a new look for visitors.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's latest antitrust probes, which have hit firms such as Microsoft and Volkswagen AG , are not protectionist tools that favor domestic firms, an official of the country's price regulator told the official China Daily.

In an interview, Xu Kunlin, director general of price supervision and the anti-monopoly bureau at the National Development Reform Commission, reiterated that the agency was giving equal treatment to local and foreign companies.

By Shinichi Saoshiro

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares drifted lower on Tuesday, with momentum from prior gains fading as investors were left short of cues with the U.S. markets closed on Monday, while the euro continued to probe one-year lows in the uncertainty over the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> lost 0.2 percent. The index managed to carve out gains on Monday, brushing aside the Ukraine crisis and a downbeat China manufacturing survey.

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This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)

The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes.

Marvel's cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago, according to studio estimates Monday.

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August 31, 2014: Police and firefighters work on the scene where three people were killed and two others injured after an airplane crashed in a field northwest of the main runway at Erie Municipal Airport while coming in for a landing in Erie, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)

ERIE, Colo. – Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.

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HAMMOND – After opening the season with a dominant 44-3 victory over Jacksonville, the Southeastern Louisiana football team remained No. 3 in both the Sports Network and FCS Coaches' polls, which were released on Monday.

Southeastern was dominant in all facets in the win over the Dolphins. Senior quarterback and Walter Payton Award candidate Bryan Bennett (311 yards passing, two touchdowns; 93 yards rushing, TD) led a Lion attack that racked up 564 yards of total offense.

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