Contract requires traffic-camera company to study wrecks, but New Orleans won’t push it

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The contract for New Orleans’ traffic camera program requires the company to study wrecks at each location before cameras are

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Monument removal delay sparks anger, frustration

Weeks after a single prospective contractor submitted a pricey bid to remove three local monuments that commemorate Confederate leaders by May 19, anger, frustration and

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Historic Pythian finds new life as residential complex
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer A building once described by The Times Picayune as “the biggest enterprise ever attempted by the colored race of the United States,” is in the process ...
NOPD and LSP praised for court performances
Despite the negative press the New Orleans Police Department and the Louisiana State Police have received in recent months, both agencies were praised for the way officers from both law ...
Nonprofits leverage Jazz Fest to earn money to sustain missions
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer It may not seem wise to try setting up an event during Jazz Fest season, whether it’s a competing concert, crawfish boil or simple garage sale. ...
DA jails victims for refusal to testify, report says
In 2016, a rape victim was jailed for eight days because she refused to attend Criminal District Court in New Orleans and testify on behalf of the Orleans Parish District ...
Previous road-rage incident to factor into Joe McKnight murder trial
A previous road-rage incident involving the man who fatally shot NFL player Joe McKnight on Dec. 1, 2016 will be used by Jefferson Parish prosecutors to present their case against ...
Monument supporters pin hopes on Trump, state legislature
As the City of New Orleans scrambles to find a way to relocate four Confederate-era monuments on a shoestring budget and the 2017 legislative session gets under way in Baton ...
Arise Academy students display their work for the Healing Together New Orleans Art Exhibit to coincide with National Crime Victim's Rights Week.
New Orleans area students find therapy through art
By Deja Dennis Contributing Writer Students from Arise Academy Charter School set out to heal the divide in their community with their artwork, signifying the start of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. ...
New initiative helps moms gain access to fresh produce at farmers markets
By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer Breastfeeding mothers, or those who receive benefits from the federal program Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, now have a unique, new resource for ...

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