NOPD recruiting shows minimal gains despite aggressive efforts

Despite using online ads, recruiting initiatives at out-of-state military bases and a streamlined screening and hiring process, the New Orleans Police Department’s efforts to boost

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Murders in N.O. rise sharply in July; 2016 total is highest July tally since 2012

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Recent court decisions fuel renewed push for restoring the Voting Rights Act
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – “What happened on July 29th is history, but the celebration is over. There are ongoing challenges we have to face.” So said attorney ...
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 post-mortem with area Red Cross staffers.
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 to gallery to see the latest modern ...
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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