Archives: Monthly Archives: September 2010

Senator Mary Landrieu Champions Small Business Jobs Act

The job market received a much needed boost this week when President Barack Obama signed Senator Mary Landrieu’s Small Business Jobs Act into law. Over thirty billion dollars in loans and twelve billion dollars in […]

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DWI Checkpoint Tonight in Central City!

The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement today indicating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Central City area from approximately 9pm to 5am on Wednesday, September 29th. Drivers are advised […]

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Justice Department Urges Feinberg to Speed Up BP Claims Payments

Since taking over supervision of the BP Emergency Oil Spill Claims Program about a month ago, Kenneth Feinberg has met with substantial criticism over the pace at which claims are being paid out. Feinberg originally […]

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Stephen Colbert Testifies Before House Subcommittee

Comedian Stephen Colbert testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee this morning on the topic of immigrant farm workers. Colbert’s presence was requested by subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren who attended an event as part of the […]

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First Death Sentence for a Female in the U.S. in 100 Years

41 year old Teresa Lewis was scheduled to be executed Thursday at 9 A.M. despite warnings from the European Union and negative remarks from Iran. In 2002, Lewis conspired with hit men to kill her […]

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DWI Checkpoint Tonight in Gentilly!

The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement today indicating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Gentilly area from approximately 9pm to 5am on Wednesday, September 22nd. Drivers are advised to […]

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Grand Isle ‘Oil Hotspots’ Indicate Fallout From Spill Is Far From Over

A recent report by NOLA.com about the residual effects of the oil spill in coastal areas such as Grand Isle and Fourchon has indicated that the widely held view that Louisiana dodged a bullet in […]

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Corps of Engineers Contractor Open to Liability in Katrina Levee Failure

In a decision on Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal judge’s ruling that Washington Group International (a contractor employed by the Army Corps of Engineers) was entitled to government-contractor immunity. According […]

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Facebook Comment Causes Juror to be Removed and Fined

As social media come to dominate more and more of our daily lives, unexpected consequences are emerging in a number of arenas. Recently, a Michigan juror selected to sit on the trial of a woman […]

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DWI Checkpoint tonight in St. Bernard Parish

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Department has issued a statement indicating that it will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight somewhere in Chalmette. No details were released regarding the exact location or time of the checkpoint. […]

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Recent Report Says BP Blames Itself and Others for Oil Spill

In a recent 193-page report released on September 8th, BP blamed itself for much of the explosion and spill of the Deepwater Horizon Rig in the Gulf of Mexico. They also blamed other companies’ workers […]

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NOPD DWI Checkpoint Uptown Tonight!

The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement today indicating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Uptown area from approximately 9pm to 5am on Friday, September 10th. Drivers are advised to […]

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Montana Teenagers Mistakenly Text Sheriff Looking For Pot

According to a recent CNN news story, two Montana teenagers mistakenly text messaged their town’s sheriff in an attempt to purchase marijuana. The boys missed the number they were attempting to reach by one digit […]

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Mandeville Man Busted With 125 Marijuana Plants

After two months of investigation, St. Tammany Parish’s Narcotics Task Force arrested 37-year-old Joseph Jackson for his marijuana operation in his home in Mandeville. After a lead from Michael Goslee, a 19 year-old who was […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Case of New Orleans Prosecution Misconduct

The Supreme Court will take on a New Orleans case, Connick vs. Thompson, in October, from a murder trial in 1985. The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office is being held responsible for a suspected failure […]

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DWI Checkpoint in the Warehouse District Tonight

The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement today indicating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Warehouse District from approximately 9pm to 5am on Friday, September 3rd. Drivers are advised to […]

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Lindsay Lohan Avoids Traffic Ticket; Receives Temporary Respite from Legal Troubles

Fresh off of a stint in L.A.’s Lynwood Correctional Facility, Lindsay Lohan has reportedly received her first bit of good luck with the law in a long time. Lohan was allegedly stopped by police officers […]

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St. Bernard Parish Claims BP Slow to Pay Companies Involved in Oil Spill Cleanup

According to recent reports, owners of land upon which crews involved in the oil spill cleanup effort in St. Bernard Parish are working have issued notices to vacate the premises due to non-payment. St. Bernard […]

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