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[7 Apr 2014]

BY: Faimon A. Roberts III | The New Orleans Advocate
With the field vying for the St. Tammany Parish coroner’s job cut in half by Saturday’s primary, both remaining candidates said Monday they are right where they expected to be when they entered the race.
Mandeville psychiatrist Leanne Truehart and retired Slidell emergency care doctor Charles Preston will face off in a May 3 runoff after finishing one-two Saturday.
Truehart, long viewed as the front-runner, lived up to that billing, garnering 30 percent of the nearly 22,000 votes cast. Preston took …

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[31 Mar 2014]

By: Lauren Langlois
A package of bills that would toughen laws against domestic violence received support Wednesday from the Louisiana House criminal justice committee.
One proposal by Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans would allow harsher punishments for people convicted of certain crimes of domestic abuse, reducing their eligibility for parole and probation.
Another bill would limit firearm possession for people convicted in domestic violence cases, barring some offenders from having guns for up to a decade after serving their sentences. Domestic violence offenders who have a protective order against them would not be …

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[31 Mar 2014]

Ten firefighters from three St. Tammany Parish fire districts will graduate from the Recruit Academy at Fire District 12 on Friday evening.
On March 28 at 6 p.m., the 10 recruits will formally graduate in a ceremony at North Shore Bible Church, 19516 Sunshine Ave., near Covington.
Over the 11-week course, the men have obtained certifications in CPR, First Aid and the operation of Automated External Defibrillators; Hazardous Material Operations; Hazardous Material Awareness; and Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications. The firefighters are employed by Fire Districts 3 (Lacombe), 6 …

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[15 Jan 2014]

The New Orleans Women’s Shelter has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Apartments.com Help for Homeless Grant Program in its efforts to serve the homeless population and help them transition to permanent housing.
The grant, announced last week, will help NOWS fund its case management and employment coordinator positions and pay for transitional needs as NOWS residents move into independence.
“We’re thrilled to receive this grant and will put these funds to good use in helping the homeless women and children of our community,” said Dan Silverman, board chair and co-founder …

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[13 Jan 2014]

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta (R-Metairie) has been reelected chair of the five-member panel that regulates the state’s utility industries.
At the Commission’s monthly meeting this morning, Skrmetta was reelected to a one-year term by a 4-1 vote.
“I’m really heartened by this vote and by the margin,” said Skrmetta. “I look forward to the coming year as chairman and to continuing our work to protect our citizens’ financial and energy interests.”
Skrmetta was also re-named the Commission’s representative to OMS, the Organization of MISO States.
Commissioner Clyde Holloway was elected vice chairman. …