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Cots are set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on Aug. 15

Flood victims in shelters ease as water recedes

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer South Louisiana residents escaping floods by staying in shelters fell from a peak of over 11,000 early last week as

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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

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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 ...
Rooftop solar installations at River Garden Apartments in New Orleans
Louisiana phases out expensive tax credits on solar systems
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may be a homeowner stuck with roof-top panels that were purchased before you knew that Louisiana had capped tax credits on solar systems. Credit claims ...
A distraught Sandra Sterling at the funeral of her nephew, Alton Sterling.
An emotional goodbye to Alton Sterling; a call for youth leadership
By J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) – Funeral services for Alton Sterling were a testament to the love and respect a community had for the 37-year-old father of ...
‘Show of force’ in B.R. leads to federal lawsuits, criticism
More than 200 protesters arrested over weekend Despite Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ description of the tactics used by the Baton Rouge Police Department to maintain law and order during a ...
Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early morning hours of July 5 when video ...
NOPD casting wider net for new recruits
As it continues to find ways to bolster its dwindling ranks, the severely undermanned NOPD is asking military veterans to trade their green fatigues for police blues and a Crescent ...
Gusman, DOJ settle receivership battle over jail
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer After just six full days of an extraordinary hearing in federal court, the United States Department of Justice and Sheriff Marlin Gusman have reached a compromise over ...
Murder rate up 44 percent in Jefferson Parish in 2016
While New Orleans has received the lion’s share of media attention regarding a sharp rise in violent crime, the latest stats released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office show that ...

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