Injured man says he was beaten by state troopers

Michael Baugh told WWL that he had just closed up his family’s hair salon Friday night, Sept. 18, when two state troopers approached his truck,

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Judge asked to force City to build housing for mentally ill inmates

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office on Thursday filed a motion in Federal Court to force the City of New Orleans to begin construction on a

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Polls show that John Young currently leads in Lieutenant governor’s race
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer John Young was on the verge of opening his latest field office in Monroe when the candidate for Lieutenant Governor sat down to speak with The ...
Willie Mae Seaton, founder of famous Tremé eatery, dies
Willie Mae Seaton, the Crystal Springs, Miss. native many believe made the best fried chicken in New Orleans, passed away Sept. 18 at the age of 99.
Brief filed against New Orleans Civil Court in wake of house arrest dispute
A week after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu narrowly escaped being placed on weekend house arrest, three major civic groups in Louisiana last week filed an amicus curiae brief with ...
Experts: Talk now about drastic changes, or deal with coastal crisis later
By Bob Marshall The Lens The mouth of the Mississippi River should be moved north to Port Sulphur or English Turn and communities south of those points eventually will have to ...
Exploring the deep roots behind The Louisiana Weekly
By Jari C. Honore Contributing Writer (Special from creolegen.org) – One of those names which appears quite often on CreoleGen is that of the Dejoie family. One of the principal sources ...
A ‘Q & A’ with Xavier University’s president, Dr. Verret
By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer It’s been years since Xavier University has had to choose a new leader. For some, finding a candidate to carry on the legacy of the recently ...
Drastic measures considered to combat violent crime in N.O.
After the recent triple shooting in the French Quarter, a rising murder rate and a rash of brazen carjackings and armed robberies, residents and elected officials are considering a number ...
Vacant LaSalle Street lot offered for Memorial for MLK and SCLC
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In this 90th Anniversary issue, The Louisiana Weekly looks back to a time when this newspaper stood alone, as virtually the only local media voice covering the ...

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