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A longtime photographer for Sun-Times Media's Pioneer Press - a chain of suburban weeklies - was fired on Thursday after admitting to fabricating quotes and names for the papers' "Question of the Week" feature. Sun-Times Media confronted Tamara Bell, 40, after getting a reader complaint and she admitted to 22 fabrications.
Algiers attorney Adam Lambert to run for clerk of 2nd City Court
Algiers attorney Adam Lambert has announced he is running for clerk of 2nd City Court this fall. Lambert, law clerk for 2nd City Court Judge Mary "KK'' Norman, is seeking to replace Clerk Marty Broussard, who is running judge. Norman has announced her retirement.
Key figure in probe of former Mayor Ray Nagin has signed plea deal
Newly unsealed documents show that Covington businessman Frank Fradella -- a key figure in the grand jury probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin -- has signed a plea agreement in a pending federal securities-fraud case in Texas that will require him to plead guilty to unspecified crimes in federal court in New Orleans.
The slow death of New Orleans' newspaper
The Times-Picayune of New Orleans is abandoning its daily print edition. What will that mean for coverage of one of America's most colourful and corrupt cities?
Interstate 10 shut down in both directions between Kenner and LaPlace
All lanes in both the eastbound and westbound directions on Interstate 10 are shut down tonight between Kenner and LaPlace because of an unspecified police action, according to Louisiana State Police. In the westbound direction, traffic is being diverted off the highway at the Williams Boulevard exit.
World War II Museum offers cool new entertainment this summer
Summertime here can mean that activity slows to a crawl, but the National World War II Museum is battling any heat-induced sluggishness with music, humor and Broadway stars. The New Orleans museum is rolling out a mix of established favorites and new offerings to fill the hottest months with cool entertainment for locals - and tourists bold enough to brave the swelter.
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"I can smile," Morrissey once insisted to an interviewer from UK magazine Details. "I have mastered the art." That's as it may be, but over the years, Moz has cultivated the image of being one of music's more morose characters, largely due to his often sullen public demeanor (and the fact that he has a penchant for penning songs with titles like "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "Trouble Loves Me").
LPO crests powerfully in season-capping concert with Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra unleashed a great, Mississippi flood of music on Saturday, bringing its 2011-2012 season to a triumphant, high-romantic conclusion with Mahler's 9th Symphony, the Austrian titan's last-completed work in the genre. The orchestra also excelled in Brahms' "Schicksalslied" - "Song of Destiny" - a rarely heard choral work that featured Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.