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New Orleans murder toll continues to rise in 2015

The July 3 shooting death of an NOPD officer’s daughter, two weeks days after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, underscores the city’s ongoing

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Hate in America: Is there a resurgence of Black church burnings?

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In late November 1965, the Bethany Baptist Church near tiny Jonesboro, La., in Jackson Parish was burned virtually to the

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Landrieu apologizes for slavery, racism
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu earned himself a place in the city’s history books last Wednesday, offering a surprise apology at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for ...
Crime surges in N.O. East
Eastern New Orleans has experienced a surge in faxless payday loans for bad credit violent crime over the past few weeks, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body ...
NOPD struggling to get a handle on violent crime
With the police force continuing to lose NOPD officers faster than it can replace them and an anticipated spike in the city’s murder rate as temperatures continue to rise, the ...
State Senate Cmte. says its ‘okay’ to build school on former hazardous waste disposal site
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Aimed to prevent the construction of schools on land that was formerly used for hazardous waste disposal, House Bill 180 failed to move past the Senate ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers the State of the City address on Thursday, May 28, before an audience of elected officials and citizenry at the historic Carver Theatre.
Crescent City’s murder rate, violent crime rise despite progress
It’s summertime but the living appears to be anything but easy in the Big Easy as the city’s undermanned police department contends with a rash of murders, robberies and rapes. As ...
Policemen accused of sex crimes back on the job
The New Orleans Police Department, besieged with a host of scandals over the past year and grappling with a rising tide of violent crime, a severe manpower crisis and the ...
Louisiana may see sales tax hike
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer To plug Louisiana’s $1.6 billion deficit, the budget fixes proposed in this year’s legislative session can best be called “confused.” Seemingly contradictory bills are coming ...
Sen. Murray’s equal pay bill passes in La. Senate
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On May 12, the Louisiana State Senate passed SB 219, an equal pay bill sponsored by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans, and designed to prevent gender-based ...

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