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This scam is costing you $600 per year in Louisiana

A rash of accidents staged by a connected circle of con artists are contributing to Louisiana's high insurance rates. But attorneys are fighting back. → Read More

This scam is why your car insurance costs an extra $600 per year in Louisiana

A rash of accidents staged by a connected circle of con artists are contributing to Louisiana's high insurance rates. But attorney's are fighting back. → Read More

Will there be a criminal investigation into Hard Rock collapse?

WWL-TV legal analyst Chick Foret said it is a short step from civil negligence to criminal negligence. → Read More

Shortcuts taken, warnings ignored at Hard Rock site, lawsuit alleges

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, goes beyond two previous suits by spelling out allegations against the developer. → Read More

Shortcuts taken, warnings ignored at Hard Rock site, lawsuit alleges

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, goes beyond two previous suits by spelling out allegations against the developer. → Read More

First lawsuits in Hard Rock collapse filed in New Orleans

When asked why he launched litigation while the tragedy is still unfolding, Brandner said it is legally important to file quickly to preserve documents and evidence. → Read More

Unprecedented: 14-year-old repeat offender given $950,000 bail in New Orleans

It's a bail amount usually reserved for adult offenders facing murder charges. → Read More

'Now is the time to stop this kid' - 14-year-old suspect in carjackings was released days before attacks

“If you've done heavy crimes at 14, right after you just got out of juvy, you probably are headed to a real career,” one victim said. → Read More

Two Orleans Parish deputies lose jobs after 'improper physical contact' with inmates

The unidentified inmates were removed from the work-release program and sent back to state prison → Read More

Group of juveniles opening car doors, punching drivers, taking cars

“The fellow there introduced himself by punching me in the face, immediately,” said the victim. "He finally said, 'Get out of the car.' → Read More

Only 2% of debris removed from Lafitte canal so far

By the S&WB’s estimates, about 22,000 tons of debris remains in the nearly three-mile length of the canal. → Read More

New Orleans has 3 working vacuum trucks to clean 72,000 catch basins

Of the city’s eight trucks, three are obsolete and being sold for scrap and two are in the shop, leaving only three for the entire city. → Read More

Court rules New Orleans must refund more than $25 million red light camera tickets

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans may be on the hook to pay more than $25 million to motorists who received red light camera tickets between 2008 and 2010 after an appeal court ruled against the city. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal this week upheld an earlier judgment against that city that tickets issued to more than 200,000 drivers are invalid because they were handled by the… → Read More

370 tons of debris removed from crucial city canal

After pulling a car out of the underground Lafitte drainage canal last week, New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board contractors were back at the site Wednesday... → Read More

'No winners': 13-year-old sentenced in shooting that left man paralyzed but can get out at 17

Family and teachers argued for no jail time, but the family of the victim wanted a stiffer sentence. → Read More

Former JPSO deputy, sheriff candidate charged with 2 counts of first-degree rape

Istre was already out on bond when the grand jury upgraded the charges against him. → Read More

Former NOPD pedophile division chief headed back to prison, never filed as sex offender

The warrant was issued out of North Carolina, where Burkhardt was last held in custody at Butner Federal Prison Camp. → Read More

What's at stake during City Council's meeting on short-term rentals

The council meeting is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. → Read More

NOPD officers waiting for Hurricane Barry pay

While the City says the officers should get paid as soon as the paperwork is completed, the two largest police associations have cried foul. → Read More

New Orleans' levees won't be up to standard as early as 2023; Louisiana will need $200 million to fix them

The Corps warns that the levees “will no longer provide the 1 percent level of risk reduction as early as 2023." → Read More