Justice System

Study: Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than needed


A study released by the American Bar Association says Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than it needs to effectively represent poor people caught up in the criminal justice system. The study was released against a backdrop of recurring litigation and public debate.  Read more...
Budget Feud

No decision made on $4M sitting in Louisiana escrow account


As they wrapped up their special legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers didn't resolve a disagreement between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. At issue was $4 million sitting in an escrow account.  Read more...
Ferry Terminal

New Orleans city planners deadlock on ferry terminal demo


The New Orleans City Planning Commission has deadlocked on a plan to tear down the dilapidated Canal Street ferry terminal for replacement with a glass building. The City Council now gets the proposal from the Regional Transit Authority and its operator, Paris-based Transdev.  Read more...
Tigers Win

Alex Lange fans 12, LSU defeats Maryland 6-1 in series opener


On a night when aces dominated around the Southeastern Conference, Alex Lange made a compelling case to being the nastiest of the bunch. The right-hander struck out 12 — one off his career high — over six innings of one-run ball and Mike Papierski belted a... Read more
Greasin' Poles

PHOTOS: The Greasing of the Poles


In a 47-year-old tradition, they greased the poles at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Friday morning. The petroleum jelly applied to the balcony supports is supposed to help prevent people from climbing the poles to the coveted perch above all the wild Mardi Gras fun on Bourbon Street. Click here to view the photos