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  • Wednesday Dec 24 | via The Times-Picayune 

    Charles Tubre, an advocate for people with disabilit...

    Charles Tubre, an advocate for disabled people who worked from his wheelchair to make transportation, housing and the New Orleans Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden accessible to them, died Dec. 18 of heart failure at Tulane Medical Center. He was 73. A native of Oakdale, Mr. Tubre was paralyzed as the result of a spinal-cord injury he suffered in a diving accident when he was 14. He came to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans so he could take advantage of a state plan to help people with severe disabilities attend school.

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  • Monday Dec 22 | via The Times-Picayune 

    For one New Orleans streetcar driver, a tough push t...

    For four weeks in early summer, the New Orleans streetcar driver worked every day without pause. She smiled at riders, joked with co-workers, didn't complain.

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  • Saturday Dec 20 | via WDSU-TV New Orleans 

    Community pays final respects to New Orleans civil r...

    Friends, family and members of the community gathered to pay their final respects Saturday morning for a New Orleans civil rights icon. Rudy Lombard passed away last weekend of complications from pancreatic cancer.

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  • Friday Dec 19 | via NOLA.com 

    Llewelyn Soniat and Rudy Lombard fought for a free N...

    In this file photo from September 9, 1960, New Orleans Police Superintendent Joseph Giarrusso and Assistant Superintendent Joseph Guillot survey the scene at Woolworth's on Canal Street. Members of the Congress of Racial Equality staged a sit-in to protest segregated dining at the store's lunch counter.

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  • Wednesday Dec 17 | via Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper 

    Mary Bradley

    Mary Jenkins Bradley, 66, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Friday, Dec. 12 at her home after a long struggle with lung cancer.

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  • Wednesday Dec 17 | via RecordNET 

    Rodney Ira Kinsey

    Rodney Ira Kinsey, 66, born on November 29, 1948 passed away surrounded by his loved ones on December 10, 2014 in Modesto. He attended Lincoln High School in Stockton, CA.

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  • Sunday Dec 14 | via The Times-Picayune 

    Blue Mass honored first responders

    New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrated what is called the Blue Mass, which honored New Orleans first responders at St. Louis Cathedral on Sunday December 14, 2014. Civil leaders and representatives of the police force, fire department and EMS were in attendance including New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy A. McConnell, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Chief of Police Michael Harrison, as the archbishop offered prayers and blessings in thanksgiving for their commitment to keeping communities safe as well as for their protection and safety as they continue their work.

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  • Sunday Dec 14 | via The Times-Picayune 

    Blue Mass

    Jon Lewis, middle, speaks to New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy A. McConnell, right, after a Mass led by New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond which honors New Orleans first responders at St. Louis Cathedral on Sunday December 14, 2014. Lewis's father was a New Orleans Firefighter and died in the line of duet when Jon was only 6 months old.

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  • Saturday Dec 13 | via NOLA.com 

    Rudy Lombard, New Orleans civil rights activist, die...

    Lombard, an early leader of the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality and a New Orleans Freedom Rider, had been fighting pancreatic cancer for at least a year, Edwin Lombard said. Thus far, no date for a funeral service has been set.

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  • Friday Dec 12 | via WDSU-TV New Orleans 

    Family of 2-year-old killed in hit-and-run set to la...

    Nearly two weeks after a New Orleans toddler died of injuries he suffered during a hit-and-run in late November, his family is preparing to say their final goodbye. Christian Glover died Sunday Nov. 30 after police say he was chasing a toy into the right lane of traffic in front of his family's home in the 3100 block of North Claiborne Avenue.

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  • Friday Dec 12 | via NOLA.com 

    Marylynn Smitherman's 'Boot Scootin' Brunch' is part...

    The Texas state flag flew high over the Orleans Club, a sight one doesn't normally encounter at this historic building. But for this one day, Saturday , the flag heralded that something special was going on inside.

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  • Monday Dec 8 | via NOLA.com 

    Relatives believe father killed in Marrero double sh...

    Tory Sanders, 35, of Marrero, was one of two men who shot and killed each other inside a car in Marrero on Dec. 5. While authorities have called it a drug deal gone bad, relatives say they believe he defended himself after someone set him up to be robbed. Tory Sanders left the Marrero home he shared with his parents about 8:30 p.m. Friday to pick up his girlfriend and had plans to later head to his cousin's bachelor party in New Orleans.

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  • Monday Dec 8 | via Murfreesboro Post 

    Evelyn Marie Siemssen

    Evelyn Marie Siemssen, age 86 of Murfreesboro, Tenn. passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 after a long illness.

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  • Monday Dec 8 | via NOLA.com 

    Teen victim identified in Harvey murder

    The Jefferson Parish coroner's office identified victim shot and killed in front of a home in the 1200 block of Angus Drive in Harvey Sunday night as Maurcell Mitchell, 16, of New Orleans. The Jefferson Parish coroner's office has identified the teen shot and killed in Harvey Sunday night .

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  • Monday Dec 8 | via The Times-Picayune 

    Compassionate Friends to host candle-lighting for fa...

    Parents and other family members honor their lost children during the annual Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting ceremony. This year's event will be held at the Children's Memorial Garden in Lafreniere Park on at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14. The Greater New Orleans Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents and families who have lost a child, is participating in the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting ceremony to be held on Dec. 14. The group invites anyone who would like to participate to meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Lafreniere Park's Foundation Center.

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  • Monday Dec 8 | via NOLA.com 

    Who Lied?

    God completed creation and gave every good thing he had made to the man and woman who bore his image. On the seventh day, he rested and on the eighth day the business of living started.

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  • Sunday Dec 7 | via NOLA.com 

    Lucky Dogs owner Doug Talbot, who turned a vending c...

    Doug Talbot, who took over the iconic Lucky Dogs vending franchise made famous in "A Confederacy of Dunces," died Sunday after a long battle with cancer complicated by Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. Mr. Talbot bought the pushcart service in 1970 from the original co-owner, Steve Loyacano, who had started the business with his brother, Erasmus, in 1947.

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  • Sunday Dec 7 | via NOLA.com 

    Mardi Gras mentor Lynn Watkins, who taught make-beli...

    Lynn Watkins, who taught two decades of Mardi Gras monarchs how to walk, wave and wield their scepters, died Thursday at Tulane Medical Center of complications of lupus. She died the day before her 57th birthday.

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  • Sunday Dec 7 | via NOLA.com 

    Wadsworth Alcott Davis of New Orleans had a mastery ...

    Wadsworth Alcott Davis, 105, had a mastery of language that was the envy of all who knew him, said friends at the recent memorial service honoring his lifetime of service to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2700 Louisiana Ave., and to New Orleans' public schools.

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  • Oct 20, 2014 | via Best of New Orleans 

    Comedian and disability advocate Jonah Bascle dies a...

    Jonah Bascle worked to have the city place a couple of wheelchair accessible streetcars on the historic St. Charles Avenue line. That effort is unrealized today.

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