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D.A. backs away from retrying exonerated man for 1993 murder

After vowing to retry former Angola inmate Jerome Morgan for a murder committed more than two decades ago, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on

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Another delay in efforts to remove monuments

It’s been a year since the City of New Orleans seriously considered removing four Confederate-era monuments from public spaces across the city. But after a

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Xavier scholarship fundraiser is June 7
On Tuesday, June 7, Xavier University of Louisiana, the nation's top-ranked producer of Black doctors, will hold its fourth annual online, social media-driven fundraising event – “Give. Love. Xavier Day” ...
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 Orleans less than a week ...
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 will be lower than many media outlets ...
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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