Crime remarks ignite ‘war of words’ between Kennedy and Landrieu

A war of words over the crime problem in New Orleans that flared up between then State Treasurer John Kennedy and Mayor Mitch Landrieu just

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By James Sebastien Contributing Writer Over 24 years ago, James “Jimmy V” Valvano graced the stage at the first-ever ESPY Awards, and gave every soul

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The state finally has records it sought about 9-year-old’s handcuffing at school
By Marta Jewson The Lens After three months, five requests and a formal warning, Friends of King Schools has finally provided state officials with most policies and documentation related to a March ...
Lawsuits surround the Alton Sterling case one year later
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A year after Alton Sterling was killed by a Baton Rouge police officer, prompting protests and a revenge killing of three Baton Rouge policemen, several lawsuits have ...
Murders up 41 percent in N.O., outpacing Chicago, other cities
With tens of thousands in town for the Essence Music Festival and many families gathering for picnics and family reunions, the 4th of July holiday weekend was one of the ...
Mardi Gras Indian Elder Isaac ‘Ike’ Edward passes
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I don’t want to be remembered as a Second Chief, I want to be remembered as a Flag Boy,” Isaac “Ike” Edward is quoted as saying not ...
Scandal rocks N.O.-based narcotics task force
For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating allegations of a host of improprieties committed by a New Orleans-based narcotics task force. The allegations, some of ...
Some oyster leases near offshore wells have a surprising owner: oil and gas companies
By Michael Isaac Stein The Lens The state of Louisiana leases the muddy bottoms of its many bays and bayous to fishermen so they can cultivate and harvest oysters.
Key NOPD commander transferred amid internal probe of his contact with recruits
Lt. Carlton Lewis, the NOPD commander who heads the department’s Recruitment and Applicant Investigation Division, was recently reassigned to regular field duties in the NOPD’s Fifth District in the midst ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates jockeying for early lead
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Five weeks ago, LaToya Cantrell nearly lost momentum in her bid to become the next Mayor of New Orleans. The District “B” Councilwoman contended with Desiree ...

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