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February 12, 2014
15:44 // 5 months ago
May 12, 2013

The shooting in New Orleans was captured by Vine user MoneyMakingTUCHE, which may perhaps be a first for the Twitter-owned platform. Scary stuff. If you turn on the audio you can hear the gunshots. (via @AntDeRosa)

17:29 // 1 year ago
afternoonsnoozebutton:


NEW ORLEANS — NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas says that at least 12 people were shot a Mother’s Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward. The youngest victim in the shooting was 10 years old. Another, thirteenth victim wasn’t actually shot, but was injured in a fall. Police believe three suspects were involved. They were seen fleeing toward Claiborne Avenue. Police say there were 200 people at the corner where shots rang out, and 300 to 400 people at the second line in all. There were about 10 cops on the scene trying to control the second line when the shooting happened. There were reportedly two different guns involved.

(WWTV)

No immediate fatalities were reported in the shooting, according to the New Orleans Time-Picayune. A fluid situation however; we’re keeping an eye on.

afternoonsnoozebutton:

NEW ORLEANS — NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas says that at least 12 people were shot a Mother’s Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward. The youngest victim in the shooting was 10 years old. Another, thirteenth victim wasn’t actually shot, but was injured in a fall. Police believe three suspects were involved. They were seen fleeing toward Claiborne Avenue. Police say there were 200 people at the corner where shots rang out, and 300 to 400 people at the second line in all. There were about 10 cops on the scene trying to control the second line when the shooting happened. There were reportedly two different guns involved.

(WWTV)

No immediate fatalities were reported in the shooting, according to the New Orleans Time-Picayune. A fluid situation however; we’re keeping an eye on.

16:34 // 1 year ago
March 3, 2013

New Orleans residents face potential water-contamination issues after power outage

  • 300k New Orleans residents have to boil their water as a result of a power outage that affected a nearby water-treatment plant, lowering water pressure for millions and leaving officials concerned that there may be water-contamination issues. It will take at least a day to figure out if the water was in fact contaminated. source
14:02 // 1 year ago
January 18, 2013

Former mayor charged with bribery, conspiracy, money laundering, and more

  • 21 counts of corruption faced by former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city at the time of Hurricane Katrina. source
18:07 // 1 year ago
November 2, 2012
cheatsheet:

sandykatrina:

Calvin was living Uptown before Katrina.  He was evacuated to seven different cities starting with San Antonio, TX.  But, he managed to get back.  After he did he opened his own barber shop.  When asked what he would say to New Yorkers, he paused for a minute before he said it’s not about the material things…

Over last weekend we asked folks in New Orleans to give advice in hurricane prep to New Yorkers.

Great idea for a story. Better ideas from Calvin.

cheatsheet:

sandykatrina:

Calvin was living Uptown before Katrina.  He was evacuated to seven different cities starting with San Antonio, TX.  But, he managed to get back.  After he did he opened his own barber shop.  When asked what he would say to New Yorkers, he paused for a minute before he said it’s not about the material things…

Over last weekend we asked folks in New Orleans to give advice in hurricane prep to New Yorkers.

Great idea for a story. Better ideas from Calvin.

15:48 // 1 year ago
August 29, 2012
19:10 // 1 year ago
July 8, 2012
16:47 // 2 years ago
June 13, 2012
Outside Wit’s Inn, someone called up NOLA.com on a smartphone and tried to watch a video of Amoss that had been posted earlier in the day — a video addressed to the paper’s readers, in which Amoss promised the new, smaller news operation’s future might be digital rather than print, but it would be just as bright. The video, however, was not formatted to play on smartphones.
This story about the layoffs at the Times-Picayune is devastating for way too many reasons.  (via maura)

What happens when bean-counters make changes their community isn’t ready for. 

(via rubenfeld)

12:37 // 2 years ago
May 25, 2012
poynterinstitute:

If anything is front-page news, it’s that your newspaper is going to stop printing every day. Here’s how The Times-Picayune and three other Advance Publications (and one outsider) told their readers Friday morning about the changes.

The “dear subscriber” note at the bottom loses its punch when you consider how blown out it is up top. As pointed out in this story, broadband is not a given in New Orleans — the state of Louisiana lags behind the rest of the country in broadband penetration. Also worth checking is the Blog of New Orleans’ roundup of reactions in and out of the newsroom. Key line: ”My supervisor didn’t even f****** know. My supervisor.”

poynterinstitute:

If anything is front-page news, it’s that your newspaper is going to stop printing every day. Here’s how The Times-Picayune and three other Advance Publications (and one outsider) told their readers Friday morning about the changes.

The “dear subscriber” note at the bottom loses its punch when you consider how blown out it is up top. As pointed out in this story, broadband is not a given in New Orleans — the state of Louisiana lags behind the rest of the country in broadband penetration. Also worth checking is the Blog of New Orleans’ roundup of reactions in and out of the newsroom. Key line: ”My supervisor didn’t even f****** know. My supervisor.”

10:31 // 2 years ago