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Headlines - April 6, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-04-06

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: New Orleans Police Department | Bay Jimmy (La.) | Barataria Bay (La.) | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Retirement


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Muth, David Interviewee
  • Ford, Faith Speaker


This segment from the April 6, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the sentencing of five former New Orleans police officers for their roles in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge following Hurricane Katrina; the funeral procession across southwest Louisiana for Army Captain Aaron D. Istre, who died in Kabul, Afghanistan; an update on Bay Jimmy in Barataria Bay, one of the hardest hit areas by the 2010 BP Oil Spill; Governor Bobby Jindal calling for certain state workers to pay a 3% increase for retirement benefits; Halliburton hiring 150 new employees in Lafayette Parish for the construction of a new manufacturing facility; and a “Louisiana Bicentennial Minute” on the state’s constitutions with Faith Ford.