B.B. King’s ‘Blues’ gets a home in the Big Easy

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer The late King of the Blues was honored in the French Quarter when a veritable who’s who of famous musicians,

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A water expert’s vision was sign from God that nuns were looking for

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New Orleans experiencing a sharp rise in non-fatal shootings
NOPD crime stats show that there were 15 homicides over the first two months of 2016. If that rate continues, the city would finish the year with 90 murders — ...
City shielding statue-removal bidders from protesters
After a Baton Rouge-based firm backed out of a contract to remove four Confederate-era monuments from public spaces in New Orleans earlier this year, the City of New Orleans is ...
State school board drops hot potato of school funding in local board’s lap
By Marta Jewson The Lens A last-minute switch drastically altered the charge of the state’s highest school board in developing a controversial funding formula aimed at Orleans Parish students. They didn’t have to. That ...
Black property owner is arrested for defending himself against white trespasser
An empty property on the outskirts of Angie, La. in Washington Parish was the site of a dispute between a Black property owner and white trespasser that turned violent on ...
Saints rookie delivers robots to KIPP
By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer When Kipp Leadership Academy fourth-to-sixth grade teacher Kirk Thomas told his students someone famous was coming to visit them, the answers ranged from August Alsina to the ...
Big Freedia takes ‘full responsibility’
By EURWeb New Orleans bounce music queen Big Freedia is facing the music in a mature fashion as she takes “full responsibility” for stealing money from the government. Referencing the Associated ...
The public defender meltdown in Louisiana
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the country, no longer provides public defenders to all its people accused of crimes; within months over half ...
Crime taking a toll on N.O., business leaders say
While overall crime has been down in recent years and the city’s murder rate reached a three-decade low in 2014, violent crime in New Orleans has been on a steady ...

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