Audit reveals that NOPD misclassified robberies

More than a year after the arduous process of implementing a 492-point NOPD consent decree began, it continues to become increasingly clear how challenging it

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Oil industry’s image reportedly has deteriorated in La.

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Oil and gas operators, once viewed favorably by many Louisiana residents, are no longer considered benevolent or benign, Lafayette resident

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Serpas resigns amid wave of violence
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas called it quits August 18 after four years at the helm of an embattled police department besieged by a hot of problems and challenges that include ...
New Labor Day tradition taking root in New Orleans
Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans has often been associated with the start of a new school year, family reunions and end-of-the summer barbecues. But if one fledgling group of ...
LePetit Theatre remembers Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The new season of Le Petit Theatre gets off to an appropriate start; remembering Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina with “Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans”, ...
Judge rejects Mayor’s attempt reduce N.O. judgeships
A Baton Rouge judge rejected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s bid to eliminate the juvenile judge seat held by indicted Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King by allowing the ...
N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality
New Orleans protesters march into 8th District police station By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to ...
Coal train resolution is too tepid for some residents
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer On Wednesday evening, the Gretna City Council approved a resolution calling for coal trains, which could supply a proposed RAM export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, to be ...
Statewide program offers assistance to La. crime victims
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Board (LCVRB) has distributed more than $12 million to Louisiana victims of crimes since 1983. Program administrators and advocates say the funds ...
Liberty’s Kitchen moves, triples youth development capacity
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer After six months of construction, Liberty’s Kitchen opened its doors to a new and improved facility. Its earthy exterior, which features a veranda and café-style al fresco ...

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