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African American homeowners struggle to rebuild after flood

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Many rural and urban African American homeowners who were flooded in south-central Louisiana last month face a host of worries,

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Louisiana’s West Nile, Zika concerns grow

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents of flooded areas in south-central Louisiana are at risk for mosquito-borne West Nile disease, health officials warned last month.

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President Barack Obama walks with a family to our their flood-damaged home in the Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 2016.
Feds and the state offer relief for flooded homes
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed after an inland tropical depression entered Louisiana on August 12 from the east. The state is relying on ...
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 water receded in spots. Meanwhile, the region’s ...
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.
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 ...

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