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After La. flooding, Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints

By Sarah Smith ProPublica Three months after record floods swept through Louisiana in March, the government officials in charge of disaster response set up a

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Protestors, clad in all black, call for the removal of all symbols of white supremacy during White Linen Night festivities.

Protestors interrupt White Linen Night festivities

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Julia Street’s sultry White Linen Night usually is a wine-drenched affair of art lovers and social butterflies prancing from gallery

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International music legend, Pete Fountain dies at age 86
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I call my music swingin’ Dixie,” said a smiling Pete Fountain during a 1998 interview. “The atmosphere of New Orleans – the Carnival atmosphere, the jazz, the ...
At left is the booking photo of Jerman Neveaux, 19, taken Friday June 24. At right is an undated photo of Neveaux that was later released by JPSO.
Teen accused of killing Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy denied bond
The 19-year-old man accused of killing a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy can be held without bond after “strong evidence” linked him to the crime, a judge ruled Monday, Aug. 8.
Seven Louisianians’ sentences are commuted
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 men and women, including seven Louisiana residents, convicted of non-violent drug offenses. In his blog on the White ...
New Orleans receives $800K to combat chronic homelessness
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The City of New Orleans has in the last several years touted great success in decreasing its homeless population. Now, the city has been awarded an ...
Support growing for stricter gun control, poll finds
A new poll has found that support for stricter gun laws continues to grow across the U.S., but respondents also were less than hopeful about those changes happening anytime soon, ...
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Former Death Row inmate seeks probe of Orleans Parish D.A.’s Office
Petition describes a ‘culture of hiding evidence and cheating’ Former Death Row inmate John Thompson, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 14 years on Death Row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary ...
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The stresses of release and reentry
By Carolyn Guniss Contributing Writer (Special from Miami Times/New America Media) – The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about ...
Louisiana will ask feds to forgive debt for new levees
By Bob Marshall The Lens Louisiana soon will be asking the rest of the nation for some love. About $3.5 billion worth. That’s what Louisiana will owe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over ...

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