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Belle Chasse attorney Shelly Chiappetta to seek Parish Council seat

Shelly Chiappetta, a Belle Chasse attorney and bank financial analyst, has announced she will run this fall for the 4th District seat on the Plaquemines Parish Council. "My experience in the banking industry and my finance degree make me qualified to...
 

Bobby Jindal wants details on 1,000 immigrant children relocated to Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal is looking for more details on the 1,071 mostly Central American children that have crossed the United States border and have been relocated to Louisiana over the past six months. The Republican governor said he learned of the...

Slidell library, St. Tammany's busiest branch, will reopen Monday

More than six months after being shut down for extensive repairs and renovations, the Slidell branch of the St. Tammany Parish library will reopen Monday (Aug. 4.) It will be none too soon for patrons, who since February have used...

Tonya Victor rests her defense in death of her son; closing statements expected later Thursday

Tonya Victor, charged in the beating death of her 8-year-old son M.L. Lloyd, III, rested her case Thursday following a morning spent on the witness stand reiterating previous testimony that she whipped her son the day he died and that...

More Louisiana students take Advanced Placement courses, earn college credit

Even more Louisiana students earned college credit on Advanced Placement tests, state education officials announced Thursday.

Buffa's, neighbor reach 60-day compromise in live music lawsuit

The owners of Buffa's Bar and neighbor Sidney Torres IV reached a compromise Thursday in Civil District Court that will temporarily quiet their battle over live music. Buffa's owner Chuck Rogers agreed to the following conditions for a 60-day period...

Atlantic magazine article laments 'decline of American business dynamism' with signs of national entrepreneurship stagnation

An article on The Atlantic magazine's CityLab site points to a trio of studies in lamenting a "troubling decline of American business dynamism" as entrepreneurship stagnates nationally. Author Richard Florida looks to reports from the Brookings Institution, the University of Maryland...

Destrehan man wanted in girlfriend's stabbing death still at large

Mia Waite was stabbed multiple times. She was 34.

Man found shot to death at Algiers apartment complex identified by coroner

A 32-year-old man found murdered at an Algiers apartment complex Wednesday night has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner. Jonathan King was found shot to death shortly before 10 p.m. inside an apartment at a complex in the 6100...

Man found shot to death at Algiers apartment complex identified by coroner

A 32-year-old man found murdered at an Algiers apartment complex Wednesday night has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner. Jonathan King was found shot to death shortly before 10 p.m. inside an apartment at a complex in the 6100...

EPA's proposed ozone rules could choke Louisiana industry, business group says

Louisiana businesses and consumers could be facing one of the most expensive federal regulations in history, according to a new study released Thursday (July 31) by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Man arrested in Hollygrove murder of 18-year-old

New Orleans police arrested an 18-year-old man Thursday morning accused of gunning down another teen in Hollygrove earlier this month. Police said Dwayne Williams shot and killed Joseph Duplessis IV, 18, on July 7. Officers found Duplessis' body around 2:30 a.m....

Man arrested in Hollygrove murder of 18-year-old

New Orleans police arrested an 18-year-old man Thursday morning accused of gunning down another teen in Hollygrove earlier this month. Police said Dwayne Williams shot and killed Joseph Duplessis IV, 18, on July 7. Officers found Duplessis' body around 2:30 a.m....

Gallery: Dunbar School over time, and the charters that want it

Both the KIPP Believe and Lafayette Academy charter programs have been considered to run a school in the rebuilt Paul L. Dunbar Elementary in Hollygrove. Here, we look at the schools and buildings over the years.

Gallery: Dunbar School over time, and the charters that want it

Both the KIPP Believe and Lafayette Academy charter programs have been considered to run a school in the rebuilt Paul L. Dunbar Elementary in Hollygrove. Here, we look at the schools and buildings over the years.

Coroner identifies woman found shot to death beneath Desire area overpass

The Orleans Parish Coroner has identified a woman found shot to death beneath a Desire area road overpass Tuesday. Authorities found the body of Rebecca Demuth, 23, about 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Almonaster Boulevard and France Road, said corner's...

Audubon sustainable seafood program announces local chef council, restaurant partnership program

Audubon Nature Institute's sustainable seafood program is creating a local chef council to help Audubon develop a partnership with New Orleans restaurants. The Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) program, created in 2012, works on assuring sustainable local fisheries. In...

Some readers question motives of Cenacle land preservation effort in Metairie

Is preservation of green space sometimes a selfish act? Some NOLA.com readers thought so.  Commenting on Wednesday's story about an effort to preserve eight acres in Metairie from development, readers questioned the motives of the preservationists. The group seeking to preserve this parcel,...

How one New Orleans neighborhood worked to reopen its school -- and lost

The story of what went wrong in Hollygrove illustrates how the complex, undemocratic state-run school system makes key decisions about what schools will grow in which neighborhoods -- with the community's desires literally tied for the lowest priority.

Galvan's arraignment postponed after state judge recuses himself

Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan's arraignment on state theft charges was postponed after the judge scheduled to hear the case recused himself. The arraignment was scheduled for Thursday (July 31) before 22nd Judicial District Court Judge Peter Garcia,...

The fight over Dunbar School: The case of Phillis Wheatley

How much input do neighbors have in choosing charter programs for school buildings? The community picked the program for Phillis Wheatley elementary in Treme -- but another school says the Recovery School District promised them the building instead.

Supreme Court justice laments male 'blind spot' on Hobby Lobby ruling, website reports

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said her male peers who joined the majority in the court's June ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby have a "blind spot" when it comes to women's issues, Yahoo.com reports. Associated Press Katie CouricAssociated Press  The 80-year-old Ginsburg sat...

Darkness may have contributed to St. Roch beatings, but new lights are on the way

Residents of St. Roch have complained that a lack of streetlights may have emboldened the teens who attacked a pair of men recently as they walked through the neighborhood. Councilman Jared Brossett, whose district includes Parts of St. Roch, acknowledged that...

New Orleans firefighters pension fund lost $40.2 million in 2013, audit shows

The New Orleans Fire Fighters Relief & Pension Fund, a lightning rod for Mayor Mitch Landrieu after he slowed the spigot of city dollars headed to that benefits account, has lost almost half its available cash since the mayor took...

Businessweek: Funding isn't the only hurdle for minority business women; It's also about social capital

At NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, we asked readers to nominate minority owned businesses for a feature story, resulting in this visit with Iam Tucker and her engineering firm Integrated Logistical Supply, Inc. The PowerMoves.NOLA conference sought to improve minority entrepreneurs' access to...

Back to school rally will be held Aug. 9 in Luling

The event is sponsored by Alpha Daughters of Zion, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, and the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services.

8 Louisiana schools made Forbes' best colleges list. Who's at the top of the heap?

As colleges around the country prepare for a new school year, national magazines are engaging in their own yearly ritual: the release of the annual "best colleges" list.  Earlier this week, Money magazine released its top 655 colleges for your money, ranking...

2 New Orleans health centers receive federal funds to expand mental health services

Two New Orleans health centers are among three in the state that have been awarded a combined $750,000 in federal money to expand or establish mental health services for more than 1,500 Louisianians. Excelth Inc. and Marillac Community Health Centers each received...

Back to school rally will be held Aug. 9 in Luling

The event is sponsored by Alpha Daughters of Zion, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, and the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services.

2 New Orleans health centers receive federal funds to expand mental health services

Two New Orleans health centers are among three in the state that have been awarded a combined $750,000 in federal money to expand or establish mental health services for more than 1,500 Louisianians. Excelth Inc. and Marillac Community Health Centers each received...

The Clintons complaining about lying and enabling? Priceless: James Varney

George Will once observed Bill Clinton was not the worst president, but almost certainly the worst man to ever be president. Neither manners nor morality ever seemed like qualities he possessed. Now a spate of books has hit the market...

Buffa's reaches temporary compromise in live music lawsuit

The owners of Buffa's Bar and neighbor Sidney Torres IV reached a compromise Thursday in Civil District Court that will temporarily quiet their battle over live music. Buffa's owner Chuck Rogers agreed to the following conditions for a 60-day period...

NOFD battling 1-alarm fire in Treme

Members of the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a 1-alarm fire in the Treme neighborhood Thursday (July 31) morning, authorities said. The fire began shortly after 10:30 a.m. in a single-story home in the 1200 block of N. Robertson,...

Proposed St. Tammany fracking operation mounts PR offensive

Bumpy and mysterious to those who might unwittingly come upon it, the narrow gravel road leading to the site of a proposed fracking operation near Mandeville could be a metaphor for the oil drilling project itself. Log Cabin Road was cut...

St. Bernard Anti-Drug Community Coalition will meet Aug. 12

The new coalition of community activist works towards developing community wide programs to decrease drug use in St. Bernard.

St. Peter School in Reserve announces 2014-15 school calendar

Last day of school for St. Peter School is May 22.

Millennials in da Bayou: Louisiana ranks 7th for prevalence of the generation

Twenty-nine of Louisiana's population is comprised of those born in the 1980s and 90s.

Judge: No new trial for Renee Gill-Pratt; online comments did not bias jury in 2011

A federal judge has ordered former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill-Pratt to begin serving her four-year sentence on corruption charges, rejecting her bid for a new trial. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled Wednesday (July 30) that Gill-Pratt's 2011 racketeering trial was...

Convicted of Fat City child kidnapping and rape, Kenner man given two life sentences

Steven D. Carter, 30, was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape of a 7-year-old girl.

Every New Orleanian has City Park memories. What are yours?

Every New Orleanian has at least five City Park memories. City Park is the place where people go to picnic, enjoy concerts and festivals, see great art, explore the lagoons in a paddle boat, or run or stroll along the miles...

Hornbeck Offshore earnings up 31 percent amid ongoing fleet expansion

Hornbeck Offshore Services earnings jumped 31 percent in the second quarter led by revenues from its newest generation of supply vessels now at work in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bipartisan Senate bill would hold colleges accountable for combating sexual assaults

WASHINGTON -- There were nearly 5,000 forcible sexual offenses on college campuses in 2012, but many schools are either poorly equipped to handle them or unwilling to do so, according to eight senators pushing for more accountability.  The four Democrats...

International investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

The team of police and forensic experts, which comprises members from the Netherlands and Australia, are expected to initially focus their efforts on retrieving bodies still on the site and collecting victims' belongings.

Watch a video to learn how Jefferson Parish automated garbage pick-up works

If you want to learn how Jefferson Parish's new automated garbage pick-up system works, then check out the video produced by the Jefferson Parish administration, which is embedded below. In the video, Jefferson Parish assistant director for environmental affairs Katherine...

St. Charles Library offers free ACT practice test

A Scores Back Session will be held at the East Regional Library on August 27 at 6 p.m. for students who take the practice test on August 16.

Buddy Boe of LaPlace named Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans

Boe is the Chief Administrative Officer for St. Charles Parish. In his role, he has been involved in the recent efforts to fight large increases in flood insurance and was among twenty-five individuals selected to participate in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Leadership Institute earlier this summer.

Go time-tripping every Thursday with New Orleans nostalgia columnist John Pope

In "Long Day's Journey Into Night," Mary Tyrone turns to her husband and says: "The past is the present, isn't it? It's the future, too." Although Eugene O'Neill's epic play is set in the Northeast, a New Orleanian could have...

Top schools in New Orleans, Baton Rouge areas achieve high Advanced Placement scores

Students from high performing schools fared well on 2013-14 Advanced Placement tests, according to state data.

Ramp closures at I-10 entry on Belle Terre in St. John Parish

Work is currently underway on the east bound Interstate 10 access ramp on Belle Terre Boulevard(LA 3188) in St. John the Baptist Parish. The LaPlace ramp is closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permiting. The east bound ramp is closed...

All lanes of I-10 West open at Michoud after wreck

At least one lane has been closed since 6 a.m. due to a multi-vehicle wreck.

Sorting out the claims after pipe break near UCLA: Who pays?

The amount of water spilled could serve more than 100,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers for a day.
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