Group pressures Jindal to commute 13-year sentence of man convicted of having two joints

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In 2010, New Orleans native Bernard Noble was pulled over in the Broadmoor area while riding his bicycle. Police arrested

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Federal judge recuses herself from ex-cop Len Davis’ case

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Monday recused herself from the death penalty case against former NOPD Officer Len Davis, more than two decades after

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Police receive new guidelines for domestic violence, sexual assault cases
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer When convenience store clerk Sara Reedy was 19, a serial sex offender sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. Reedy did everything an assault victim is supposed to do, according ...
Council votes in favor of removing Confederate monuments
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In a six-to-one vote on Dec. 17, New Orleans City Council decided to relocate four Confederate, reconstruction-era monuments. The four “nuisance” monuments—commemorating Robert E. Lee (Lee ...
N.O. native is knighted by French government
The Reverend Doctor Cornelius Tilton, the longtime pastor of the Irish Channel Christian Fellowship Church in New Orleans, has been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Knight in ...
Orleans and Jefferson parishes pursue new water strategies
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer If anything has been learned from a regional water study that began ten years ago, it’s that results require persistence, David Waggonner, president of local architects Waggonner ...
Mayor compares Trump to ex-KKK leader David Duke
After learning of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about banning all Muslims from the U.S., New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined a long list of elected officials from ...
Honoré Center gets early Christmas present, receives substantial donation
Texas-based identity protection firm AllClear ID donated $100,000 to the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement, an initiative that focuses on developing Black males for classroom leadership, last week.
Police body cameras: A good idea, but strong policies needed for privacy
By Marjorie R. Esman Contributing Columnist When it comes to law enforcements’ use of surveillance technology the ACLU of Louisiana’s position is generally one of considerable caution over the potential, even probable ...
Levee board lawsuit against oil and gas alive and well, though moving slowly
By Bob Marshall The Lens During a recent meeting of the regional flood authority, commissioner Paul Tilly asked for an update on the panel’s lawsuit filed in July 2013 against oil ...

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