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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

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President calls for criminal justice reform

(Special from Northstar News Today) – President Barack Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system during his State of the Union address, acknowledging

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N.O. experiences historic lows in murder
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Three years after kicking off the much-ballyhooed NOLA for Life murder reduction strategy, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is touting the program’s success in the new year as the ...
Residents decry that streets are unsafe in N.O.
Mayor faces a hailstorm of criticism from businessman, PANO president Less than a week after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu touted the success of his administration and said that things are ...
DOJ will not file charges against officers who killed Adolph Grimes III
In the midst of nationwide marches and protests in the wake of grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City and the slaying ...
Police cadets being poorly trained, new report says
After 16 months under a federally mandated consent decree aimed at implementing major reforms, the New Orleans Police Department continues its work to recruit and train new officers so that ...
NOPD manpower woes impacting local justice system
The New Orleans Police Department’s highly publicized manpower shortage continues to impact day-to-day work and life in New Orleans as the Landrieu administration struggles to beef up the embattled department ...
NOPD makes some progress, according to IG report
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday released a report titled “Performance Audit of the New Orleans Police Department Central Evidence & Property Section (CE&P).” OIG auditors ...
Council approves a 5% pay raise for NOPD
Despite a recommendation by the city’s Civil Service Commission that the NOPD get a 10 percent pay raise — the first installment of a 20 percent pay raise spread out ...
Sen. Landrieu will win if we vote for our interests & other runoff recommendations
The December 6, 2014 election will be tighter than the political pundits suggest. Any Democratic candidate who earned 45 percent of the vote in Republican Jefferson Parish and over 80% ...

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