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New Orleans, LA, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Donelon won't seek re-election as insurance commissioner

Donelon, who is 78 years old, said that he wants to "enjoy the remaining years of my life with my family." → Read More

Will the collapse of banks in California and New York have a local impact on New Orleans?

Jefferson Financial Credit Union President Mark Rosa does not expect New Orleans area banks to feel much impact if any from the bank failures. → Read More

Pro-Cantrell flyers mailed to thousands of households in New Orleans may have violated state law

The flyer titled the ‘City of New Orleans: 2022Recap’ highlighted Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s successes in the areas of infrastructure, public safety, and the economy. → Read More

New legislature would double the time Louisiana DAs have to charge juveniles as adults

The bill is now expected to be debated during the upcoming state legislative session which begins on April 10. → Read More

SLU get email back, but computer problems persist 11 days later

A spokesperson said he could not comment on whether this was a cyber-attack or whether any personal information has been compromised. → Read More

How Shawn Wilson will impact the race for Louisiana governor

Wilson said he’s running to help bridge the divide when it comes to public safety, education, juvenile justice and economic opportunities. → Read More

Cantrell slams recall as attempt to disenfranchise Black voters

Despite assurances that no names are getting taken off of rolls, concern over voters being removed is taking hold. → Read More

Southeastern Louisiana University computer systems down, police investigating

If it was a cyberattack, students aren’t sure why SLU would be a target. → Read More

New Orleans City Council considers redeploying gun detection tech to fight crime

The ShotSpotter system can detect loud sounds of gunfire, but some question its usefulness in actual crime reduction. → Read More

NOPD pulls new recruitment ad after backlash on social media

The 30-second spot was funded by the city and produced for about $27,000 by the nonprofit Police and Justice Foundation. → Read More

New Orleans EMS using technique developed on the battlefield to save lives

NOEMS has performed about 126 blood transfusions in the field since the start of the program in October 2021. → Read More

More drug deaths blamed on fentanyl in St. Tammany Parish

Authorities warned that the fentanyl now being dealt on the Northshore is cheap, plentiful, and potentially deadly. → Read More

State lawmaker wants mandatory jail for car burglaries

Rep. Laurie Schlegel's bill would carry a one to 12-year prison sentence for anyone who commits the crime within one square mile of any event, such as a festival. → Read More

Shooter kills man in New Orleans, nearby Walmart locked down after suspect runs inside

A man was shot multiple times and died. The shooter allegedly ran into a nearby Walmart and escaped out the back of the store. → Read More

3 dead in St. Tammany with suspected overdoses from tainted fentanyl

Fentanyl overdoses have been plaguing the state since the year began. → Read More

Law enforcement outside Orleans offer help ahead of Mardi Gras

Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson has said there is enough interest from law enforcement across the state to be able to secure full parade routes this year. → Read More

Police chase on Huey P. Long Bridge ends in crash, manhunt; 3 arrested

The driver crashed the vehicle near Jefferson and Newman Avenue in Old Jefferson. He got out of the car and ran from the scene. → Read More

Who's coming to help New Orleans police for Mardi Gras?

Sheriff offices in St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and East Baton Rouge Parishes have all said no. Jefferson Parish may send deputies. → Read More

Louisiana mulling $45 million plan to bring more insurance companies to state

At least 11 insurance companies that wrote homeowners policies in the state have gone insolvent. → Read More

ATF forms gun crime unit after record confiscations in 2022

Federal weapons prosecutions shot up last year in the 13-parish Eastern District of Louisiana to their highest numbers in at least 15 years. → Read More