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  1. Ex-New Orleans mayor seeks corruption conviction reversalRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Public defenders for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are telling an appeals court that Nagin's convictions on 20 counts involving corruption during his two terms as mayor should be thrown out. Nagin's attorneys argue that the jury that convicted him received erroneous instructions on 10 counts involving wire fraud.

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  2. Natchez, beloved jazz steamboat of New Orleans, turns 40Read the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley was there as the captain barking out orders on a megaphone 40 years ago when the Natchez steamboat launched its maiden voyage on April 13, 1975. "I thought, hell, this would be the first boat I'd work on with primer and one coat of paint," the 79-year-old river captain said.

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  3. Plea allows teacher to avoid prison, sex-offender registryRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Las Vegas Sun

    One of two former high school teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has agreed to a plea deal that will allow her to avoid prison time or having to register as a sex offender. The deal was announced in Hahnville at a Thursday hearing in the case of 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne .

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  4. Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vesselsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the one-way traffic would continue until the three vessel involved in Monday's collision are inspected.

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  5. Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vesselsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The U.S. Coast Guard says a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in southern Louisiana is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels. Damon Williams, a civilian in the Coast Guard command center, said ships were only moving upriver Tuesday near Convent, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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  6. Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefsRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Briefs in Nagin's appeal had been due Monday, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pushed back the deadline to April 9. The Federal Public Defender's office sought a delay.

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  7. Sheriff says New Orleans airport attacker had explosivesRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Authorities say a machete-wielding attacker who died hours after being shot during machete-wielding rampage at New Orleans' international airport had a history of mental health problems. Sheriff Newell Normand in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish says 63-year-old Richard White was shot three times by a sheriff's deputy Friday night, halting the rampage among unarmed TSA agents and frightened travelers.

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  8. Real estate heir Durst is a suicide risk, sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Troubled real estate heir Robert Durst was moved from a New Orleans jail to a state prison with a mental health unit because he is considered a suicide risk, officials said Wednesday. Durst, the 71-year-old millionaire, is in custody in Louisiana on gun charges while awaiting a transfer to Los Angeles to face murder charges in the death of his friend Susan Berman 15 years ago.

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  9. Richard Brennan Sr., New Orleans restaurateur, dies at 84Read the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A publicist for Dickie Brennan and Co., the restaurant group run by his son, said the elder Brennan died Saturday. Richard Brennan, better known as Dick, was the brother of Owen Brennan, founder of Brennan's Restaurant in the French Quarter.

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  10. Bundle up, New Orleans: Mardi Gras is coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    With temperatures near freezing, almost everyone was bundled up. Some costumes were no more than a fake-fur hat topped with animal ears.

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  11. Businessman who testified against ex-Mayor Nagin gets 1 yearRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A businessman whose testimony helped put former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in prison has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty in Nagin's bribery case and in a separate securities fraud matter. Frank Fradella was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan.

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  12. Hotels mostly booked for Mardi Gras _ tent sites, tooRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    If you want to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras and don't have hotel reservations, you may need a tent. But you might not even be able to find tent space for the 10th Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city.

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  13. Celebrations mark Battle of New Orleans bicentennialRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    From somber battlefield ceremonies to fireworks over the Mississippi River, the bicentennial of the victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans was celebrated Thursday, a cold Jan. 8 just like it was 200 years ago when British and American fighters faced off in a decisive battle in the western expansion of the United States of America. Celebrations kicked off in the morning and were to extend through the weekend, culminating Sunday with a major re-enactment involving nearly 1,500 actors who will fire off cannons, muskets and rifles at a newly constructed replica of the famous Chalmette Battlefield. 1 comment

  14. Christmas Eve shooting kills 1 at Louisiana mallRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A man who was shopping at a suburban New Orleans mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, less than two hours before the Oakwood Center mall in Gretna was scheduled to close for the holiday, said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand.

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  15. Unusual cold settles across the Deep SouthRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The lament from New Orleans to north Florida was the same: It's much too cold for this time of year. Sub-freezing temperatures haven't been prolonged, but even the daily highs are roughly 20 degrees lower than normal in several places.

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  16. Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate raceRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term. Since then, Landrieu has lost much of that post-Katrina goodwill.

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  17. Man pleads not guilty in Louisiana stripper deathRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter. A Jefferson Parish grand jury indicted Speaks and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Margaret Sanchez, in August on charges of second-degree murder in the stripper's death, as well as counts of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruction justice.

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  18. Emeril's 21 years in L.V.: From finding oysters to serving octopus, alligatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    When celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse arrived here from New Orleans some 21 years ago, he worried about where to find oysters in the desert. Over the two decades, he solved that mystery and now with his redesigned New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand, he's even serving another tasty sea creature, Spanish octopus - my favorite.

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  19. Emeril's 21 years in L.V.: From finding oysters to serving octopus, alligatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    When celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse arrived here from New Orleans some 21 years ago, he worried about where to find oysters in the desert. Over the two decades, he solved that mystery and now with his redesigned New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand, he's even serving another tasty sea creature, Spanish octopus - my favorite.

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