Wounded writer speaks of surviving Mother’s Day shooting | FOX 8 WVUE — Second-line chronicler Deborah Cotton is recovering after eleven surgeries after gunshot wounds she suffered while covering a parade on Mother’s Day. The interview says that the shooting “crystallized her perspective on crime. She blames the systemic problems in New Orleans: on crooked politicians who have stolen funds and resources for schools and poor neighborhoods.”
A Gulf of Mexico rig crew tried to activate their blowout preventer’s shear rams to cut a pipe and shut off the well before they were forced to flee Tuesday, sources close to the investigation told WWL-TV.
But for reasons that investigators will now try to determine, the device didn’t stem the flow of natural gas that caught fire 15 hours later and melted portions of the cantilevered jack-up rig Wednesday.
House narrowly defeats amendment to block NSA telephone data collection | NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune – One of the reasons that surveillance issues are so interesting is that they create vote breakdowns like these: “The Louisiana delegation produced an unusual split. Voting for the measure were Reps. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson; Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans; Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge; and John Fleming, R-Minden. Voting against the measure were Reps. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman and Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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