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MAYOR IN CONTEMPT

Friday, 04 September 2015 19:06 Written by
Mayor Mitch Landrieu faces house arrest unless he presents a plan by next Friday to give firefighters $75 million in back pay, a judge said Friday morning. Civil District Judge Kern Reese told Landrieu — who was called into court along with five members of the City Council — that he was holding him in contempt of court for failing to resolve the issue. “The can has been kicked down the road” for long enough…
Prison guard accused of raping inmate
Friday, 04 September 2015 19:00 Written by
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections suspended an officer this week after he was arrested on an accusation he raped an inmate at a Baton Rouge hospital in May. Correctional Officer Michael Gaiter is accused of raping a 30-year-old state Department of Corrections inmate who had been taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on May 4, a Baton Rouge Police report says. The rape is alleged to have occurred…
Curbed's Guide to Architectural Tourism Across the Country
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:57 Written by
Courtesy One World Observatory You can scan social media and admire great architecture and design from afar, but there's something to be said about seeing a great work in its natural environment. With Labor Day weekend nearly here, summer may be drawing to a close, but you can still get site-specific with pilgrimages to architectural masterpieces, or make time for urban innovations during your next long weekend out of town. We've assembled a list of…
St. Landry president seeks doubling of salary
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:54 Written by
OPELOUSAS — St. Landry Parish president Bill Fontenot plans to ask the parish council to more than double the salary for the parish president in the next term. Fontenot plans to ask the council later this month to increase the parish president annual salary to $140,000, a significant increase over the $65,000 budgeted. Both Fontenot and former Parish President Don Menard received the $65,000 annual salary — a rate that’s been in place since the…
Fanatics! I Am Back From Chile With Some Great New Music
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:52 Written by
Photo by Heidi May [Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #336 09–06–15 Fanatic! Welcome to September. We are very excited about this show!
Judge to decide Planned Parenthood’s fate in La.
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:51 Written by
A federal judge on Wednesday questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana’s Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services.(Photo: AP) 20 CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE BATON ROUGE — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana’s Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles seemed skeptical about the justification that…
Orleans Parish judge tells Mayor Mitch Landrieu to pay firefighters or face house arrest
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:44 Written by
An Orleans Parish judge told New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Friday morning to either pay the city's firefighters or face house arrest. Related Fire crews battle 2-alarm fire at...Four taken to hospital after fire...Person struck by vehicle in Metairie...West Nile virus detected on West Bank.
New procedure gives baby new lease on life
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:38 Written by
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE NEW ORLEANS - A baby from Houma was the first in the region to get a new jaw using high-tech virtual surgery planning. In just a couple of hours in the O.R., doctors at Children's Hospital gave the newborn a new future. Six-week-old Ella Bourg's parents love to hear her cry. They remember the days in the NICU with a tube down her airway when she couldn't cry. And they remember the day she…
New Orleans Mayor 'Prepared For House Arrest' In Legal Fight
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:34 Written by
The mayor of New Orleans isn't backing down in his ongoing standoff with the city's firefighters — not even under the threat of house arrest. "I am prepared to stay under house arrest for the next two years of my term and this is too important and too much is at stake for the city of New Orleans," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a press conference. A judge has already ruled the city owes more…
Biloxi Council Approves Creation of Perpetual Fund
Friday, 04 September 2015 18:33 Written by
Biloxi, Miss. Biloxi officials have approved a plan to create a perpetual fund with its $4.1 million settlement from the BP oil spill. The city council approved the plan Tuesday to create an Economic Development Security Fund that could provide an incentive to draw new businesses to the city or help existing businesses expand.
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