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Brief: New Orleans City Council approves construction

Maroon Staff

February 21, 2013

The construction of a Wal-Mart store in Gentilly was approved by the New Orleans City Council on Feb. 7. The project's details have been finalized and have been estimated to cost $13 million. The new store will be located in the G...

Brief: Morning-after pill use up to 1 in 9 younger women

Maroon Staff

February 21, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - About one-in-nine young women have used the morning-after pill after sex, according to the first government report to focus on emergency contraception since its approval 15 years ago. The results come from a sur...

NOPD arrests burglary suspect

Nia Porter

February 21, 2013

Several burglaries have taken place around the university area over the past couple of weeks, but they shouldn't be much of a problem any longer according to the New Orleans Police Department. The suspected perpetrator has be...

New Orleans’ challenge: policing two huge parties

KEVIN McGILL

January 31, 2013

The New Orleans police force is getting help from state and federal authorities as the city hosts an estimated 150,000 Super Bowl fans while preparing for the raucous buildup to Mardi Gras, which also draws thousands to the hi...

Brief: Louisiana continues to lose teachers

Maroon Staff

January 31, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The overall rate at which teachers are leaving public schools has been steady in recent years, despite a recent sharp increase in retirements, Louisiana education officials said Jan. 28. The state's teach...

Brief: Inmate denied life alternatives to lethal injection

Maroon Staff

January 31, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a bid to block the scheduled execution of condemned child-killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 13. Louisiana's last execution took ...

Brief: Clean Zone is put into effect

Maroon Staff and Maroon Staff

January 31, 2013

The Clean Zone is now enforced and used to regulate promotional media throughout the city, according to NOLA Defender. The Clean Zone restricts promotional items starting from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5. According to the Clean ...

Super Bowl provides work experience for students

Hasani Grayson

January 31, 2013

With the Super Bowl this weekend, students are finding different ways to get involved. The event offers volunteer opportunities but there are a few paid part-time jobs being created as the demand for employees increases in th...

Video: 2011 Shooting at Tucks

MICHELLE GINGRAS

January 26, 2013

Brief: Actor chosen as Bacchus

Maroon Staff

January 24, 2013

Actor G.W. Bailey has been chosen as Bacchus XLIV according to WWL-TV. Bailey has starred in the "The Closer," "Major Crimes," and also in "M*A*S*H." In addition to being an actor, Bailey is also one of the founders of a non-...

Brief: City Council opposes the building of more venues on Frenchmen street

Maroon Staff

January 24, 2013

According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans City Council denied the proposed building plan for a new music venue on Frenchmen Street this past Tuesday. This is the second time that the applicant Penny Young has been denie...

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