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Past articles by Lauren:

Board votes give InspireNOLA control of McDonogh 35 starting next year

The board says McDonogh 35 is an academically struggling school and hopes InspireNOLA will be able to turn things around. → Read More

Family spends another Christmas without father, son lost to opioid crisis

This year will be Daniel Bolner's second Christmas without his son, who died of a fentanyl overdoes in 2016. → Read More

Mark Ingram buys Christmas presents for young Saints fans

Each child got to fill up a cart with the toys they wanted, making their Christmas wishes come true. → Read More

Son of New Orleans couple who died in Airbnb questions company's safety requirements

"It's tragic that it had to happen to my parents but it should be a real wake up call for everybody that you don't know what you're renting exactly and safe guard yourself and bring your own detectors," Moller. → Read More

WATCH: Ex-girlfriend of serial rapist recounts abuse

Meridy's former girlfriend tells the CBS affiliate in Kansas City she suffered years of abuse at his hands. → Read More

Roommates find swastikas outside St. Roch house after Hanukkah party

The Anti-Defamation League is working with New Orleans detectives to possibly charge the man with a hate crime on top of the burglary charge. → Read More

North Shore community carols for young cancer patient

A celebration of life for Mason Perez will be held on December 13 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Slidell with visitation from 9-11 a.m. → Read More

NOLA musician remembers performing for George HW Bush

He knew he had to show George HW and Barbara Bush what jazz in New Orleans was all about. → Read More

New Orleans couple dies from carbon monoxide poisoning in AirBNB in Mexico

They dedicated their lives to service and weren't planning on letting retirement change that. On their second day of a trip to Mexico, they were found dead in their Airbnb. → Read More

New Orleans East residents try to attract developers

Despite ample space for development across New Orleans East, residents are waiting for new businesses to enter the area. → Read More

Covington woman fondly remembers George H.W. Bush

During Bush's presidential campaign, Terral hosted a fundraiser in her New Orleans home and George HW and Barbara Bush were the guests of honor. → Read More

Woman tries to Grinch-proof her Christmas decorations

Every year Elly Maistros decks out her home for the holidays. But last year someone stole part of that Christmas cheer. Maistros hopes it was for a good reason.\ → Read More

Woman killed during carjacking tried to make N.O. a better place, neighbors say

She was killed after being run over by her own SUV during a carjacking → Read More

Two separate murders in 1 day in Marrero have neighbors on edge

"It needs to be stopped, it's crazy. It's too much. We have children around here." → Read More

CBD bars get ready for 'Saintsgiving' game

Thursday might be a holiday but bars that are normally closed on Thanksgiving couldn't resist the chance to open and cash in. → Read More

Tulane University's Newcomb College under federal investigation over women's programs

Newcomb College Institute is under investigation by the civil rights division of the Education Department over a claim that the school is discriminatory towards men. → Read More

FDA tries to crack down on teen vaping

Ask high schoolers about vaping and they're quick to tell you just how popular it is. "On a scale of 1 to 5, a 4," high school student Haley Chanzy said when asked how widespread vaping is among kids at her high school. And with one-in-four high-school seniors saying they've used e-cigarettes during the past year, the FDA wants to make it harder for teens to vape by limiting the sale of flavored… → Read More

Security video shows woman held at gunpoint on her own front porch

A man ran up on a woman's front porch behind her and held her at gunpoint asking for her car keys. → Read More

FBI reports hate crime reports rose 17 percent in last year

According to the FBI, hate crime reports rose 17 percent in 2017. The most common motivations were race, ethnicity or ancestry followed by hatred over religion. → Read More

City sets Monday deadline to address dangerous Leonidas intersection

Residents who live near Oak and Eagle Streets in the Leonidas neighborhood watch accidents occur at the intersection frequently and they're waiting for the city to do something about it. → Read More