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Vitter is a onetime top prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, and more recently has been general counsel for the Archdiocese of ... David Vitter, who left Congress last year but still holds plenty of sway among Louisiana Republicans — including the state's two current senators, both of ...
Baton Rouge mayor Sharon Broome and the Police Jury Association of Louisiana oppose the measure. The City Planning Commission and City Council began studying smart housing mix policies as a response to New Orleans' affordable housing crisis in 2015. More than 70 percent of Orleans parish ...

Instead, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson sentenced William Varnado, 37, to five years in prison under the terms of his plea ... Under Louisiana law they did not have to prove whether Varnado was lying at the trial or in his recantation — only that he had given inconsistent ...
Anti-segregationist district court Judge J. Skelly Wright ordered the Orleans Parish School Board to desegregate its schools in 1956, and on Nov. ... As the changes of that period started to take hold in Louisiana and New Orleans governments, the city also saw the rise of a new wave of black journalists, ...
Ultimately, the Louisiana Supreme Court appointed Freddie Pitcher Jr., a retired Baton Rouge judge and former chancellor of the Southern University Law Center, to decide whether the Orleans Parish Criminal Court judges had to recuse themselves from the probe. He ultimately decided earlier this year ...
Jaeger thinks Louisiana should be getting a much better deal, though Harrah's is promising to invest some $350 million in a new hotel on the site, along with other ... Within Orleans Parish over that period, black incomes have dropped by 15 percent, while white incomes have risen by nearly a third.

Until Friday, Rodney “Sugar Man” Robinson could often be found at the all-too-common scenes of death and grief in New Orleans. As a driver for the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, his job was to load up the bodies — whether victims of murder, drug overdoses or other mishaps. But when he showed up at ...
The Louisiana Department of Education will announce the winners at the Louisiana State Museum Wednesday (April 11) at 6 p.m.. Students Sofia Giarrusso and Maanasa Narayanamoorthy will represent Orleans Parish among 21 students selected from the 5th, 8th and 12th grades from each of the seven ...
NEW ORLEANS– At least one person is dead and seven others are injured in separate shootings across Orleans Parish on Easter Sunday. The first shooting happened just after 2 a.m. in the 1600 block of Elysian Fields Avenue in the St. Roch neighborhood. A man was shot in the thigh after he was robbed ...
Ferguson was John H. Ferguson, the Orleans Parish judge who presided over Plessy's case. ... His arrest was well-coordinated between the Comite des Citoyens and the East Louisiana Railroad, which also didn't like the Separate Cars Act because of the financial burden of maintaining separate cars.
WEDNESDAY: From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., a concert at the Gretna Farmers Market will benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana; Friends of the Humane Society of ... LOST OR FOUND PETS: In Orleans Parish, send a photo, description of your pet, date lost/found and contact info to lostandfound@la-spca.org.
... can reinvest in prison alternatives, rehabilitation programs and victim services. Without these reforms, the opportunity to create a safer and stronger Louisiana will be lost. Graham Bosworth is a former Orleans Parish assistant district attorney and Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge, Pro Tempore.
The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate the population in Orleans Parish was flat in July 2017 compared with the year prior. ... New Orleans' population is educated guesswork, said Allison Plyer, chief demographer at The Data Center, which gathers data on New Orleans and southeast Louisiana.
During the operation, LANG aviators and engineers hooked up and dropped bundles of recycled Christmas trees provided by Orleans Parish residents into key areas to rebuild marshland in Bayou Sauvage. This process creates new marsh habitats by building structures that can support native marsh ...
She graduated from Mount Carmel Academy and received undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University. Like Atkins, Pittman was as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish DA. She also spent five years with the Louisiana Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel and two years with the local ...
During the operation, Louisiana Army National Guard aviators and engineers hooked up and dropped bundles of recycled Christmas trees provided by Orleans Parish residents into key areas to rebuild marshland in Bayou Sauvage. This process creates new marsh habitats by building structures that can ...
FILE - This photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Travis Boys. After a six-day trial, jurors on Saturday, March 24, 2018 convicted Boys, accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015. The jury deliberated just 66 minutes before rejecting Boys' pleas of not guilty and not guilty by ...

The figures show Orleans Parish is growing at a slower rate than the metro region, which added a few thousand people, mainly in St. Tammany Parish. ... Robert Eisenstadt, an economics professor and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, ...
The woman escaped through a window, and DNA results linked Ceasar to the assault, Glass said. Louisiana State Police DNA specialist Myles Robichaux and NOPD detectives Jounay Ross and Rob Long assisted in the cold-case investigation, Daley said. Glass presented the case to the grand jury, and ...
Harris was critical of a class system she blamed on the vestiges of slavery, noting that one third of black residents in Orleans Parish live at or below the poverty level. In 2015, the average white worker in Louisiana earned more than twice as much as a black worker — $56,093 compared with $27,537, ...
Capital One claims Orleans Parish man owes more than $5,000. Mar 11, 2018. Southeastern Louisiana University student allegedly owes past due tuition. Mar 11, 2018. Delgado Community College is seeking more than $1,000. Mar 11, 2018. Elevation Master claims New Orleans woman owes $30,000.
I write "most school board meetings" because, unfortunately, the Louisiana Legislature carved out an exception for the Orleans Parish School Board in 2003. That School Board "shall provide an opportunity for public comment subject to reasonable rules, regulations, and restrictions as adopted by the ...
... and the jailing of witness that had not committed a crime during a budget hearing for the DA's office in City Council Cambers at City Hall in New Orleans, La. ... New Orleans prosecutors have asked a federal judge to dismiss a far-reaching lawsuit brought by civil rights groups against the Orleans Parish ...
Early voting for the March 24 election begins Saturday (March 10), skips Sunday then runs through March 17. The marquee match in the New Orleans area is in Jefferson Parish, where the campaign for sheriff is expected to be the most closely contested for the post in more than 30 years. Also on the ballot ...
The New Orleans Advocate headquarters at 840 St. Charles Ave. received a national contractor group award and is getting a Louisiana Landmarks Society ... 22 winners being recognized at a reception in April by the Landmark Society for historic preservation projects completed in 2017 in Orleans Parish.
A pawn shop in Gentilly got more than it bargained for when it accepted a camera recently. Pictures of corpses turned up on the pawned camera, New Orleans police said Thursday. The grisly discovery led to the arrest of Orleans Parish Coroner's Office investigator Thomas Evans Jr., who was accused of ...
Several events are planned starting Tuesday to help low-income residents of Orleans Parish in need of utility assistance and other Total Community ... Doors open at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Uptown John P. Lyons Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.; March 1 at the Algiers Behrman Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave.; ...
... according to seasonally-adjusted Louisiana Workforce Commission statistics. "What drives demand for housing -- and then housing prices -- is employment," Ragas said, adding national data appears to show momentum in job growth and other areas of the economy. Orleans Parish tends to follow more ...
The Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday (Feb. 22) threw its support behind calls for Gov. John Bel Edwards or the Louisiana Legislature to create a task force to address the state's shortage of certified teachers. The school board unanimously voted to approve a resolution that draws attention to an ...
Those charges were later dropped after Staes repaid the money, but her problems continued when she joined the human resources department at The New Orleans Fairgrounds. For that job, Staes had to apply for a gaming employee permit and pass a background check by the Louisiana State Police.
On March 14, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Committee (OPPRC) and other local groups filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Darnley R. Hodge, Jared E. Munster, and the city of New Orleans, alleging the illegal operation of the Temporary Detention Center (TDC) capable of housing up to 800 ...
More than 10,000 Entergy customers were without power at one point Tuesday morning (March 6) in Orleans and Jefferson parishes as thunderstorms moved through the region. The power went out around 6 a.m. and as of 9:55 a.m., the outages had been reduced to 1,000. By 11:30 a.m. the outages were ...


 

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