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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
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.