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La. retains nation’s and world’s highest incarceration rate

For the first time since 2012, Louisiana’s prison population is starting to decline, The Associated Press reported last week. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc told state

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Is Jindal’s budget the death knell of La. higher ed.?

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If legislators don’t find a way in the next session to offset at least some of Gov. Piyush Jindal’s

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Nearly a decade after Katrina, 81% of homes are rebuilt
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that ...
NOPD gets positive feedback from OIG
After taking the NOPD to task for downgrading thefts of wallets and/or purses in the French Quarter and Central Business District two years ago, New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux ...
Child poverty in N.O. surpasses national rate
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer While the state of the economy in New Orleans following Hurricane has been described as a renaissance – life is not getting much better for a ...
Woes continue for NOPD as approval ratings drop
Almost from the moment that NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison announced the reassignment of 22 officers from desk or support jobs to street patrol duty, the impact of the move was ...
French Quarter safety plan unveiled
With Mardi Gras 2015 in the city’s rearview mirror and things getting back to the new normal, a local businessman who is fed up with the city’s growing crime problem ...
N.O. crime rises in all areas except murder, data shows
NOPD's ‘aorta of corruption’ still intact despite consent decree, report finds As if the rash of armed robberies and violent attacks in the French Quarter in recent months weren’t enough to ...
NOPD unveils plan to keep city safe during Mardi Gras
‘Bourbon Street brawl’ video goes viral Just four days after a video of a violent Bourbon Street brawl went viral and added to anxiety about the safety of the French Quarter ...
Crime is on minds of residents this Carnival season
New Orleans, La. State Police officials reach agreement on trooper support Drastic times call for drastic measures. Like posting signs throughout the French Quarter that remind residents, workers and tourists to be ...

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