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St. Bernard DA's office put $1.9 million in banks without insurance or proper collateral, report says

Monday, 28 July 2014 14:35
The St. Bernard Parish district attorney's office's assets exceeded its liability by about $2.7 million by the end of 2013, a nearly 4 percent increase from
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office runs a deficit as jail population declines
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:34
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office ran a deficit of $3.8 million in 2013, due in large part to a steeper than expected decline in the number
Strong New Orleans economy boosts First NBC profit
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:33
Increased construction activity, and growth in commercial real estate and oil-and-gas service companies helped drive a strong second quarter for New Orleans-based First NBC Bank Holding Co. The holding company for First NBC Bank. reported its second-quarter earnings jumped to $12.4 million, or 65 cents per share, compared to $8.1 million, or 49 cents per share, a year ago. First NBC’s total loans increased by $482.6 million at June 30, up 23.1 percent from a…
BESE president wants to join Common Core lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:33
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has called its second special meeting in a month to discuss next steps in the fight over the
Former Tulane president praises citizens for New Orleans recovery
Monday, 28 July 2014 07:29
The former president of Tulane University, and current author of a book about New Orleans’ resurgence, praised the city’s residents for the city’s recovery in a opinion piece on The Wall Street Journal’s website. “Credit for the sea change post-Katrina belongs to the people — the opinionated, blogging, vociferous, committee-forming citizens of New Orleans,” Scott S. Cowen says. Cowen is the co-author of “The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and The Future of…
Tropical Blog: A mass of unorganized thunderstorms
Monday, 28 July 2014 07:18
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The National Hurricane Center is watching a small disturbance near the coast of Africa. This small wave of energy will not show any signs of development in the next couple of days because the environment is too dry. As the system continues to push west there may be some opportunity for the wave to become more organized. This is the same region where Tropical Depression Two developed. Although the Hurricane…
Death row heat suit attorneys seek $775,000
Sunday, 27 July 2014 22:21
Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit last summer successfully challenging the hot conditions on Louisiana’s death row are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay the lawyers more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs. But attorneys for Louisiana corrections officials contend the request, for more than $687,000 in attorneys’ fees and $87,000-plus in case-related costs, violates a federal appellate court’s June stay in the case. Lawyers…
COOKS’ COUNTRY
Sunday, 27 July 2014 22:21
“(Brandin Cooks is) explosive. It is early, and he’s made some plays.” SEAN PAYTON, Saints coach WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W.Va. — Going in blind, it would be difficult not to notice him. Something about the way he moves about the fields, even on this day, with the grass soaked from a heavy downpour, catches your eye and forces you to pay attention. Brandin Cooks isn’t big in stature. The rookie wide receiver is listed at…
Retired deputy drowns trying to save terrier
Sunday, 27 July 2014 22:14
PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy apparently drowned trying to rescue his little dog from a pond. A statement on the sheriff's office Facebook page says 56-year-old retired Lt. Sam Vitter had retired in December after 32 years on the force. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1o4J5Vl ) that the Yorkshire terrier survived. According to the sheriff's office, an area resident called the sheriff's office after finding keys, shoes…
West Nile death has experts pushing mosquito prevention
Sunday, 27 July 2014 22:14
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