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Compliance director endorses new addition to Orleans Parish jail

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On January 3, Gary D. Maynard, compliance director of the Orleans Parish jail, submitted a plan to improve the facility

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Homicides rise in Orleans, Jeff. parishes

Despite efforts to curb violent crime, homicides rose in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes in 2016.

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From left to right, Rhodes Scholarship recipients Cameron D. Clarke, Aryn A. Frazier, Christian E. Nattiel, Olivia A. Klevorn, Aaron C. Robertson, Ahmed M. Ahmed, and Cailyn L. Moore
Record number of African Americans named Rhodes Scholars for 2017
To become a Rhodes Scholar, a student must be of “high academic achievement, have an integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership and physical ...
Community at odds over proposed power plant
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A discussion over whether Entergy should be able to run a natural gas-powered, $216 million power plant at Michoud in coming years has resurfaced after the energy ...
NOPD accused of hiring improprieties
A high-ranking executive of the severely undermanned New Orleans Police Department has been accused by a police union leader of approving NOPD applicants whose applications had been rejected by contractors ...
Endorsements for the December 10 run-off election
It’s Trump’s America, we’re being told, and with Christmas looming, so many voters could just choose to stay home out of frustration. Our editors ask, how did that work ...
Louisiana’s climate refugees are part of a global shift
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Earlier this month, the United Nations warned that the world’s climate refugees will swell if more isn’t done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions soon. As the earth ...
Bayou Classic a hot ticket but has its challenges
Widely known as the premier Black college sporting event, the Bayou Classic is a highly anticipated rivalry between the Grambling State University Tigers and Southern University Jaguars, encompassing a weeklong ...
Protesters burn an effigy of Donald Trump in Lee Circle before a march through New Orleans, La, November 9, 2016.
Anti-Trump demonstrations held in N.O. and across the U.S.
A day after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump shocked the nation and the world by defeating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to capture the White House, a series of demonstrations ...
Last ex-cop in Danziger Bridge case pleads guilty to lesser charge
Gerard Dugue, a former New Orleans Police Department sergeant convicted in 2011 in the high-profile, post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shooting case, appeared in federal court Friday, Nov. 4, to change his ...

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