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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 16:04 pm
The Monumental Task Committee, a volunteer group that helps preserve historic monuments throughout New Orleans, says the Landrieu administration's removal of the Liberty Monument shows the process is not transparent. "The Monumental Task Committee has opposed moving and removing monuments...
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April 24, 2017 - 16:04 pm
(WWL.com ) -- The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards plan to overhaul Louisiana's tax structure did not receive a warm reception from Republicans in the House Ways and Means committee. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the Commercial Activity Tax would raise over 400-million dollars in...
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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 15:04 pm
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a bank robbery in the French Quarter. According to an NOPD spokeswoman, the robbery happened at the Whitney Bank in the 400 block of Chartres Street. No further details are available at this time.
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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 14:04 pm
The cries of a child from a nearby apartment, combined with no reply to knocks at the door, led a concerned neighbor to call the Jefferson Parish's Sheriff's Office this morning. Once inside the apartment, deputies came across a grisly scene at the residence in the 2100 block of Empire Place in...
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David Blake
April 24, 2017 - 13:04 pm
Despite the controversy over the confederate monuments, will they be put on display again, or are they doomed to a warehouse? The forces trying to preserve history might be able to support a location that would be open to the public and could tell the history behind the statues, suggested political...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
(AP) - A woman has been arrested after authorities say she stabbed a teenage boy during a heated argument in New Orleans. News outlets report 20-year-old Johanna Brown has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy Saturday. Authorities say at some point...
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April 24, 2017 - 09:04 am
(WWL.com) A major construction project begins today on the first 8 blocks of Bourbon Street. Director of New Orleans Public Works Col. Mark Jernigan says they’ll remove and replace the existing pavement and all of the infrastructure underneath. He says it is much needed repair work on New Orleans’...
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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 07:04 am
We're getting a few more names in the upcoming race for mayor of New Orleans. Desiree Charbonnet just resigned her seat on the municipal court bench, intensifying the speculation that she will run. "She's a good campaigner...she comes from a family that's well known in politics, she has a good name...
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Dave Cohen
April 24, 2017 - 06:04 am
Updated with mayor's comments and audio at 8:30am Crews with heavy equipment moved in overnight and took down the first of four confederate monuments in New Orleans. It started around 2:00am and was done around 5:30, with only the monument's pedastal left. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a...
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Don Ames
April 24, 2017 - 06:04 am
Major roadwork to repave and fix drainage issues on the first eight blocks of Bourbon Street begins today. The project will see parts of New Orleans' most famous street shut down through the rest of the year. Work crews will shut close two blocks of Bourbon Street at a time, starting with the 100...
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