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Danziger cop seeks to spend rest of sentence at home

Just weeks after a federal judge drastically reduced five former NOPD officers’ sentences for their role in the 2005 Danziger Bridge shootings in eastern New

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Optimism and skepticism over the health insurance marketplace

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report stating that premiums in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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New Orleans actively fending off the Zika virus
By Bob Marshall The Lens Entomologist Sarah Michaels peered carefully into the mesh collection sack from the city mosquito trap off Press Street. Several hundred were inside, but none looked like the ...
Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen ...
SUNO dean to serve as interim chancellor
Southern University at New Orleans, the city’s sole historically Black public institution of higher learning, announced last week that it has selected one of its own to fill the post ...
Louisiana leads nation in incarceration
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over ...
Analysis: No abatement of crime in FQ
The Mother’s Day stabbing in the French Quarter underscores the sobering reality that there is still a lot of room for improvement of public safety in the French Quarter. That ...
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Local actor testifies at Congressional hearing on dyslexia
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Reading is everything to Ameer Baraka. To him, the ability to read represents freedom, success, hope and the future. However despite attending public school through the 12th ...
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Making the music spin in New Orleans
[caption id="attachment_22146" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DJ Chicken[/caption] By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part one of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous, Black New Orleans DJs looked at the careers and accomplishments of deceased ...
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Four decades later, Gary Tyler is free
After languishing in Louisiana’s maximum-security prison in Angola, La. for more than four decades, Gary Tyler was released on April 29.

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