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  1. Loyola New Orleans planning transfer agreementsRead the original story

    Yesterday | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Loyola University of New Orleans has a new transfer agreement with a local college and is working on similar agreements with colleges in Illinois, Texas and Florida. University spokesman James Shields says the agreement signed Thursday with Delgado Community College is comprehensive, while an earlier one covered criminal justice and some other evening courses given at Delgado.


  2. $147M contract to widen New Orleans drainage canalRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    The Pentagon says a Texas company has won a $147.5 million flood control contract to widen a drainage canal in New Orleans. According to a daily list of military contracts, Renda/J Bros.


  3. Sentencing set for another Nagin witnessRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A businessmen who pleaded guilty in a New Orleans City Hall corruption case and provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin is about to learn his fate. Rodney Williams was set for sentencing Wednesday afternoon in federal court in New Orleans.


  4. Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prisonRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday.


  5. Public defender appointed for ex-New Orleans mayorRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A public defender has been appointed for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is appealing his February conviction on corruption charges. Federal court papers filed Friday say Assistant Federal Public Defender Jordan Mark Siverd will handle the appeal.


  6. Judge OKs public defender for Nagin's appealRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A federal judge has approved New Orleans' former mayor Ray Nagin's request for a federal public defender to handle his appeal. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan signed off on the request Wednesday, noting that Nagin's finances qualifies him for public legal representation.


  7. Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana waterRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people, and state officials started flushing the system Thursday.


  8. Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico.


  9. Detective: Man may have killed others in HondurasRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A man accused of bludgeoning his girlfriend to death in Metairie has been described in court by a detective as a violent man who may have killed three police officers and a neighbor in Honduras while working as a human smuggler.


  10. Police: Suspect arrested in death of La. womanRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A suburban New Orleans man wanted in death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub has been arrested in Texas and the three children he disappeared with have been found.


  11. 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor NaginRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.


  12. Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation - will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.


  13. Sentencing nears for former New Orleans mayorRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he is sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud.


  14. Man questioned in New Orleans shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A man identified by Louisiana police as a "person of interest" in connection with a weekend shooting in New Orleans turned himself in to police Wednesday and was jailed on unrelated charges.


  15. After conviction, Ray Nagin must forfeit $500KRead the original story

    May 27, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will have to pay the government more than $501,000 as a result of his conviction on bribery and other charges, a federal judge said Tuesday.


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