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NOPD releases body-cam video from two 2015 fatal shootings

On last Wednesday, the NOPD released video captured from body-worn cameras that show what happened in two fatal, officer-involved shootings from 2015, the first time

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D.A.’s office, private attorneys battle over responsibility for indigent clients

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer What happens to an impoverished defendant when there isn’t enough money to cover his or her defense? A local judge

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Louisiana prisons Ground Zero for HIV-infected, study finds
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer Louisiana jails have been labeled as Ground Zero for new HIV-infections among incarcerated inmates in a new 70-page report released by the public health advocacy ...
Hearings on removal of monuments delayed in B.R.
A state lawmaker who authored a bill that could potentially block the removal of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans has delayed a hearing on the bill because she says ...
Private development plans on public land scrapped
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A controversial plan to build a sports complex on a section of The Fly has been called off following months of protests by a group of ...
New stats show NOPD response times improving
NOPD officials said last week that the department has successfully reduced the amount to time it takes for officers to respond to residents’ calls for assistance. But the numbers also ...
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HANO to make criminal background checks more liberal for housing assistance
By Prescotte Stokes III Contributing Writer The voices of two dozen protesters chanting, ‘Human needs. Not corporate greed!’ filled the air on Monday (March 21) evening in the typically quiet Gentilly neighborhood ...
Raft of bills seeks to remove protections for dedicated coastal-restoration money
By Bob Marshall The Lens Since being unveiled nine years ago, Louisiana’s plan for coastal salvation, now pegged at $92 billion, has cleared a number of political obstacles, but it’s now trying ...
Gretna Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Celebrates milestone
This year, the Gretna alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. A highlight of this year-long celebration was a brunch held in February that honored its “sole ...
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Young scholar already reaching beyond the stars
By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer Keiana Cavé is merely 17, but she has already had things happen to her that are out of this world. This Lusher Charter School senior who has had ...

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