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DNA evidence proves Gretna man’s innocence

A Gretna man who has served almost four decades behind bars for a rape he says he didn’t commit has finally been exonerated by DNA

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Edmonson hires former federal prosecutor amid accusations of misuse of public funds

Former Louisiana State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson, who announced his retirement last year in the wake of a scandal involving several state troopers who

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Racially charged road-rage trial gets underway
A jury was selected and opening statements began last week in the Jefferson Parish trial of Ronald Gasser, 55, charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 1, 2016 death of ...
King’s fight for economic justice was largely ignored by Mainstream Media
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and Baptist minister whose role was integral in ...
We must never forget the sacrifice and the triumph
By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Contributor ( — One hundred forty-five years ago on Jan. 1, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, helping to transform this country from a union of states ...
Federal monitor slams NOPD for poor response to domestic violence calls
While Washington, DC-based consent-decree monitor Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton praised the NOPD for its handling of domestic-violence cases, the federal monitor also criticized the performance of the patrol officers ...
Feds to probe S&WB’s spending of post-Katrina funds
As bad as things have been for the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board this summer with failed turbines and local flooding events leading to a series of firings and ...
Former LSP chief fleeced New Orleans for years, audit report alleges
Former Louisiana State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson, who retired earlier this year amid a scandal involving state troopers who took side trips to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas ...
Independent Police Monitor questions NOPD’s use of Tasers
As the troubled New Orleans Police Department continues to implement a federally mandated consent decree that seeks to raise the law enforcement agency up to federal standards for constitutional policing, ...
A view of the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge from the La. State Capitol.
Blacks at risk from oil and gas pollution, NAACP study says
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana and Texas have especially large numbers of African Americans living near oil and natural-gas operations, endangering the health of nearly 900,000 people in those two states. ...

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