Obama signs order to close Guantanamo in a year [Baton Rouge Advocate]
Some state positions available despite freeze [Baton Rouge Advocate]
Metairie mom arrested for throwing her newborn across living room [Nola.com]
New Orleans-filmed 'Benjamin Button' leads Oscars with 13 nominations [WWL]
Pedestrian killed at Basin and St. Peter, NOPD investigating - New Orleans police said they were investigating a "pedestrian fatality" Wednesday night (Dec. 7) at Basin and St. Peter streets in Treme.