Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to turn several blocks of Bourbon Street into a full-time pedestrian mall as a security measure was dealt a blow Friday by a traffic study commissioned by his administration.
Friday, June 23, 2017
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by political consultant Greg Buisson against Jefferson Parish and Councilman Chris Roberts alleging that an ordinance passed in the aftermath of the October 2015 election was retaliation against the co…
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Mandeville City Council voted 3-2 Thursday night to approve a garbage collection contract with Progressive Waste Solutions of LA Inc., an action that members said they were taking because a judge ruled Monday that their OK was needed.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him Wednesday they believe their concerns are falling on "deaf ears" at the White House and his policies are devastating to the…
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Parish workers, volunteers and residents throughout Louisiana’s coastal parishes spent much of Wednesday stacking sandbags, piling rocks and making other preparations for the bands of rain and storm surge coming from Tropical Storm Cindy.
Slidell's ordinance requiring panhandlers to register with the city before begging on the streets has been thrown out by a federal judge, who declared it unconstitutional.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
New Orleans brought the hammer down Wednesday on a handful of short-term rental owners in the French Quarter, levying the maximum fines against owners of a half-dozen properties accused of breaking new city regulations.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Superdome Commission has purchased 148 acres just south of Westwego and will soon accept proposals to design and build a $25 million youth sports complex that would be managed by Jefferson Parish.
Monday, June 19, 2017
New Orleans police use force against African-Americans at a higher rate than black people's share of the population, but more information is needed to determine whether that statistic points to a problem within the department, a law enforcement wa…
Phillip Newton said Monday he first began to notice a dramatic increase in violence by the once rare, now almost daily, emergency code blasting over radios and intercoms.
Officials with St. John the Baptist Parish on Monday announced establishment of the parish's first Cultural District Coalition, a community partnership that marks the latest step in an ongoing effort to spur revitalization and secure coveted state…
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Abita Springs Town Council will answer the town’s $6.3 million question Tuesday night, when members consider whether to increase water and sewer rates substantially to pay for rehabilitating the town’s decaying sewer system.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Three years after the New Orleans City Council approved a controversial plan to transform the old Holy Cross School building in the Lower 9th Ward into a $15 million mixed-use development, neighbors are up in arms over the condition of the 1895 bu…
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Rusty Baker figured that the work being done in his Slidell neighborhood was already finished since the sewer lines had been repaired and the streets patched, although not repaved.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
WASHINGTON — Three days after he was shot in the hip by a high-velocity rifle, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise has regained consciousness and is able to talk softly, having spoken with his wife Saturday morning for the first time since the day he was shot…
Friday, June 16, 2017
In response to complaints from a local anti-Confederate monuments group concerned that its members may have been spied on by a private security firm working for the city, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration said Friday that the security firm did…
Saying that quantifiable goals are key to moving the Jefferson Parish school system forward, a task force created by Parish President Mike Yenni presented five recommendations to school leaders Friday and vowed to reconvene in a year to see how th…
Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors finding fault with the U.S. House-passed American Health Care Act of 2017 that is now being considered by the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON — Mayor Mitch Landrieu offered an impassioned defense Friday of his administration's removal of four Jim Crow-era monuments in New Orleans, portraying the effort as a necessary precursor to mending racial divisions.
The governor and legislators are about equally to blame for having to come back in special session to pass a state operating budget, at least that’s one of the more interesting findings in John Couvillon’s Friday poll of an overwhelmingly white an…
Louisiana lawmakers wrapped up their fourth special session in less than two years on Friday with a nearly $29 billion budget plan for the coming year but little to address a looming $1.2 billion shortfall that they face after that.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
For the second time this month, the Kenner City Council on Thursday night passed a vehicle-for-hire ordinance that would regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as taxis.
New residential buildings on an 11-block stretch of St. Bernard Avenue will be allowed to include more units than normally permitted if they include some units for low-income people, the New Orleans City Council decided Thursday.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The wife of the gunman who wounded a Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington because he wanted to work with people on changing tax brackets.
James T. Hodgkinson walked up to the ballfield outside a YMCA in Arlington, Virginia, toting a 7.62 mm semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm handgun, both of which he had bought legally, the FBI confirmed Thursday.
Jefferson Parish Inspector General David McClintock has subpoenaed the retirement calculations for Terry McCarthy, executive director of the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority, as part of an ongoing investigation into the agency.
The annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is on track to set a fundraising record, following Wednesday's mass shooting at a baseball practice that left U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise critically injured.
Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister stood in front of the W-15 drainage canal Wednesday morning, watching as a backhoe scooped earth from its shady banks behind the New Country Club subdivision.
With many supporters calling it an "historic achievement" for Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed 10 bills into law overhauling the state's criminal justice system, with an eye on shedding the state's undesired title of the world's incarcerati…
WASHINGTON — They put pastime ahead of partisan politics for a night, trading floor votes and filibusters for ball caps and cleats.
The Louisiana Legislature is potentially one step away from having a final budget plan, after a breakdown between the House and Senate sent lawmakers into a special session to finish negotiations.
The plan for members of Congress to honor U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise with coordinated LSU t-shirts during a charity baseball game Thursday night has faced a hang up because of a private company's shipping error.
A day after he was shot in the hip by a lone gunman who fired into a crowd of Republican lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday evening after undergoing another lengthy third surgery, this one aimed at repairing…
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond said Thursday that the current political climate in America is "the worst I've ever seen" and called for more security for members of Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise is "in some trouble" but "he's going to be OK, we hope," offering the assessment as a shaken U.S. House gaveled back into session a day after the sho…
In addition to visits from the president and first lady, U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has had his local parish priest praying by his bedside.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
A St. Tammany Parish political group that held an event Sunday to poke fun at U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise's fundraising methods said Wednesday that it will donate the proceeds from the event to an interfaith mission for homeless families.
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, remains in critical condition after undergoing a second procedure to stop the bleeding from an injury he sustained during an early morning shooting, according to the hospital where he is being t…
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Wednesday began in familiar tranquility in this Washington, D.C., suburb, as young commuters walked their dogs through the eclectic and leafy neighborhood of Del Ray and joggers headed out on their morning treks.
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the most powerful Louisianian in Congress in decades, was badly wounded early Wednesday at a Republican baseball practice by an Illinois gunman who apparently was carrying a partisan grudge.
When Steve Scalise served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, two of his three roommates were Democrats. At night, the four of them attended legislative receptions together — and even fundraisers for one another — ignoring the partisan divide.
On Wednesday afternoon, the hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated said that the House Majority Whip remains in "critical condition."
When it comes to the U.S. Congress, a politically split institution located in an increasingly divided town, baseball is one of the few, surefire ways to make friends fast.
St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister said she had just turned the television on Wednesday morning when she heard the shocking news that Rep. Steve Scalise had been shot in Alexandria, Virginia.
People crowded around Steve Scalise to shake his hand and clap him on the back when the Republican congressman visited the State Capitol in Baton Rouge several weeks ago.