Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:18

new-orleans-tourismLouisiana governor Bobby Jindal makes Jefferson Parish economic development announcement; Gambel gives away $5,000; AgCenter research project launches; Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne hosts Culture Awards and renewable fuel awards. These are the latest business and organization news.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:15

Kennedy-interview2Kennedy's hypocrisy shouldn't distract budgeting debate.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:55

Louisiana capitolThe Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) agenda, as we have shown here on numerous occasions, promotes unyielding opposition to any legislation that smacks of benefits to workers, the unemployed and the poor.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:22

new-orleans-tourismMayor Mitch Landrieu wants the state Legislature to create a special economic district along the New Orleans riverfront in which all tax revenue generated by new hotels and other development would be the city’s.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:13

jindal-speechLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made a splash of headlines a few weeks ago by proposing his alternative to Obamacare. Many of his ideas are the part of the same list he’s been shopping around for years, some of it pieced together from a litany of Republican proposals. He’s being blistered by a number of state and national columnists for not putting forth anything new or original.

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  • NOPD: As many as 8 suspects in killing of Reserve couple

    April 04 2014 1

    The New Orleans Advocate

    Law enforcement authorities have arrested a man under investigation by New Orleans police in connection to the murders of Reserve couple Lakeitha and Kenneth Joseph.

    Frank Mike was arrested for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, confirmed Mary Beth Romig, an FBI spokeswoman. But an NOPD search warrant obtained from Criminal District Court noted that detectives were looking at Mike in connection with the investigation into how the Josephs died.

    in New Orleans News
  • Teenager dies in hospital after Tuesday night shooting

    April 04 2014 1


    A LaPlace teenager that was shot in the back of the head Tuesday night has died.

    Residents discovered Calvin Edmond, 17, lying in the street after hearing several gunshots near the intersection of Yorktowne Dr. and Fairway Dr.

    The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said Edmond was taken to an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He died Wednesday.

    This is the second homicide in the parish this year.

    in New Orleans News
  • St. Bernard President turns himself in on sexual battery charge

    April 04 2014 6

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    ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Parish President David Peralta turned himself into authorities a day after being indicted by a grand jury for sexual battery.

    Peralta offered no comment to a throng of reporters awaiting for him to arrive at St. Bernard Parish Courthouse. He was arrested and taken to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. He is expected to bond out as early as Thursday morning.

    in New Orleans News
  • St. Bernard President David Peralta sent to jail, bond set at $20,000

    April 04 2014 6


    St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta walked into court alone Thursday morning, not commenting on what brought him there.

    A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Peralta on one count of sexual battery after listening to testimony from Peralta's estranged wife and several other people.

    A judge issued an arrest warrant on the count of sexual battery. Peralta's attorney, Steven London, said the parish president will be taken to jail, processed and released as soon as authorities complete the paper work.

    in New Orleans News
  • Women's salaries, payday loans and concealed weapons: April 24 Louisiana Legislative Roundup

    April 04 2014 6

    Louisiana Legislative Roundup provides a morning digest of what happened during the last 24 hours in the Louisiana Legislature, and what is expected to happen in

    in New Orleans News

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