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2010-08-16 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum marks the fifth anniversary of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history with "Covering Katrina," a new exhibit that chronicles the dramatic tale of the media's reporting of the killer storm that struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005.

2009-09-11 14:24:41

A New Orleans police officer accused of stealing a watch while on a service call was previously cited for crimes two other times, court records revealed. Desmond Shorty, 24, resigned from the police department after he was arrested for allegedly taking a $3,500 watch from a woman's purse while inside an apartment without a search warrant on a disturbance call, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday. Court records show Shorty was issued a municipal summons for domestic battery in...

2009-08-13 16:10:32

Actor Brad Pitt has been called Oscar nominee, Golden Globe winner, celebrity and dad, but he says don't call him a New Orleans mayoral candidate. Pitt, who owns a house in the city's French Quarter and started a foundation to help rebuild the Lower 9th Ward, dismissed the possibility of his running for mayor of his sometimes hometown next year, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Thursday. I don't have a chance, Pitt said during an interview on NBC's Today show.

2009-07-01 17:13:21

Authorities in Louisiana say a man was arrested three times in a little more than a week for allegedly repeating the same crime -- not paying a restaurant bill. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Michael Bryant, 36, of Tucson, Ariz., was first arrested June 22 after he refused to pay a $23 check at Melancon's Annex in Metairie, La., The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Wednesday. Bryant was released but then sent back to jail a few days later when he refused to pay a check at...

2009-05-02 13:04:13

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2009-04-26 14:15:15

A gothic mansion in New Orleans will soon be transformed into a post-production studio for films, an individual involved in the project says. Michael Arata, a principal in the Voodoo Productions group invested in the renovation project, said the effort could result in film studios filming in Louisiana keeping their lucrative post-production works in the state, The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Sunday. We want to essentially trap the business and double the amount of time they spend here,...

2008-12-22 12:08:45

The library staff in Louisiana's St.

2008-10-07 18:00:26

Four staff members for U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., have been subpoenaed to testify at his upcoming corruption trial, records show. The summonses issued to the congressman's staffers were revealed when they sent letters to U.S.

2008-09-03 09:00:21

Officials in southeast Louisiana said Wednesday they were preparing for a flood of Hurricane Gustav refugees to stream back into their part of the state. In New Orleans, however, Mayor Ray Nagin announced that residents wouldn't be allowed back until 11:59 p.m.

2008-08-29 15:15:00

The mayor of New Orleans says it is "very probable" he will order the evacuation of New Orleans in advance of Tropical Storm Gustav.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.