Other Journalism

Oil Rig Worker Claims He Was Fired for Trying to Report Illegal, Toxic Dumping

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – ENSCO, the world’s second-largest offshore driller, fired a man for trying to report it had dumped thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Caribbean Sea, at the direction of management, the worker claims in court. … Continue reading

January 03, 2014
Categories: Drilling Industry, Other Journalism |

Twenty-Six Deaths in a County Jail

LAFAYETTE, La. (CN) – Twenty-six people have died in Louisiana’s Lafayette Parish jail since 2000 – one death every six months, the latest being a man who spent 16 days in solitary on a misdemeanor for which he never was … Continue reading

December 17, 2013
Categories: Other Journalism, Prison |

Environmentalists See a Disaster in Waiting

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – Louisiana illegally granted a construction permit for a coal and petroleum coke plant next to a wetlands restoration project on the Mississippi River, the Sierra Club claims in court. The Sierra Club and two other environmental … Continue reading

November 12, 2013
Categories: Drilling Industry, Gulf Dead Zone, Other Journalism |

Plaquemines Residents Sue to Keep Out Proposed Oil Terminal

BELLE CHASSE, La. (CN) – Residents sued Plaquemines Parish, Ground Zero of the BP oil disaster, claiming the parish’s approval of a building permit for a 5 million gallon oil terminal on the Mississippi River is another catastrophe waiting to … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
Categories: Drilling Industry, Other Journalism |

Levee Authority Sues 99 Oil Companies

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – The flood protection authority that maintains levees in greater New Orleans sued 99 oil and gas companies Wednesday, claiming that “hundreds of thousands of acres of the coastal lands that once protected south Louisiana are now … Continue reading

July 24, 2013
Categories: Drilling Industry |

New Orleans Kicks Off the Week Without Daily Paper

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – New Orleans became the largest American city without a daily newspaper today as the Times-Picayune officially goes to three-days-a-week circulation. Three major newspapers in Alabama – the Birmingham News, the Press-Register of Mobile and the Huntsville … Continue reading

October 01, 2012
Categories: Times-Picayune |

Nighttime Preaching Not Allowed on Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – A pastor with a passion for talking about Jesus on Bourbon Street at night sued the city over an ordinance that bans “any Christian speech on Bourbon Street at night.” In his federal complaint, Paul Gros … Continue reading

September 21, 2012
Categories: New Orleans Misc. |

Katrina Flood Trial Begins With Tears

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – “There was 10, 11 feet of water in that house, and it destroyed everything I had,” an elderly man testified Wednesday as trial began to determine the cause of flooding during Hurricane Katrina. “When I seen … Continue reading

September 14, 2012
Categories: Hurricane Katrina |

Hurricane Can’t Stop Southern Decadence

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – The wreckage and power outages of Hurricane Isaac couldn’t stop Southern Decadence – an annual Labor Day weekend gay celebration. Bearded working-class men with beer bellies sat around a three-sided bar in the French Quarter on … Continue reading

September 04, 2012
Categories: New Orleans Misc. |

Louisiana School District Declared Desegregated

MONROE, La. (CN) – A federal judge in Louisiana has approved a consent agreement between the federal government and a school board in the state effectively declaring the successful end of a desegregation effort that has been going on for … Continue reading

August 20, 2012
Categories: Desegregation |

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