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Former WBOK radio talk-show host arrested on forgery and theft charges

Former WBOK morning radio talk-show host Gerod Stevens, who was once one of the Black-owned radio station’s most popular hosts, was arrested earlier this month

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False petition claims surface in Holy Cross redevelopment proposal

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Community residents who oppose a multi-use rezoning and redevelopment of the historic Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward

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Sen. Adley’s SB 629 seeks to drown our voices
Senator Robert Adley, of Benton, which is part of northwestern Louisiana, at the behest of the Jindal Administration, has filed SB 629 to abolish the East and West Bank unified ...
City Council relaxes residency rule, considers other changes
The New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to lift part of the residency rule which requires city employees to live within Orleans Parish in its effort to boost the ...
Cohen Alumni Association sues state to stop toxic build
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Would you send your kids to a school built on top of a toxic waste dump? That’s the question James Raby, president of the Walter L. Cohen ...
Listen Up Louisiana! Mississippi moving ahead with criminal justice reform
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist Louisiana and Mississippi usually vie for the bottom or somewhere near the bottom spot on national polls, often interchanging positions depending on the topic. When it ...
Member of family killed by drunk driver continues fight for justice
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer John Gaines Jr.’s fight for justice has been likely as heartrending as losing six of his family members in a tragic car accident nearly two years ago. ...
New Orleans assessor awarded for excellence in financial reporting
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Orleans Parish assessor, Erroll Williams, has achieved a distinction few finance officials nationwide, and no parochial parish assessor in Louisiana, has secured to date—selection as a 2014 ...
Some say King assassination should become ‘Day of Remembrance’
By Brelaun Douglas Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Approximately 6 p.m. central time. April 4, 1968. Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tenn. A shot rings out. A body hits the floor. Civil Rights Leader Martin ...
U.S. looks to Europe to make oil refineries safer
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Domestic oil refiners can learn from Europe as pressure grows to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and the nation, safety experts say. After a string ...

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