Louisiana

Louisiana News: Prisoners Released Early by Governor Continuing to Commit Crimes, Victimize Louisiana Families

BATON ROUGE, LA – Following an investigative report by WBRZ that showed nearly one in four inmates released through Governor John Bel Edwards‘ Criminal Justice Reform Program have reoffended, Attorney General Jeff Landry further condemned the program and called on the Governor to apologize to crime victims. “The statistics provided by our State’s prosecutors are … Continue reading Louisiana News: Prisoners Released Early by Governor Continuing to Commit Crimes, Victimize Louisiana Families

New Orleans News: Mayor LaToya Cantrell Issues Statement on Satchmo Summerfest

NEW ORLEANS, LA — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued the following statement on the annual Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron: “Yesterday, I made a visit to the Youth Studies Center, and today I spent the morning at the ‘Satchmo Jazz Mass,’ celebrating the legacy of Louis Armstrong — who started down his path to … Continue reading New Orleans News: Mayor LaToya Cantrell Issues Statement on Satchmo Summerfest

New Orleans News: New Orleans East Hospital Partners with NORD to Provide Physicals to Youth and Teens Registered for Athletic Programming

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission is making improvements to its Athletics Department player rules and processes.  A newly implemented rule states that all program participants must complete a physical prior to participating in any physical activity.  In September 2017, NORD entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement with New Orleans … Continue reading New Orleans News: New Orleans East Hospital Partners with NORD to Provide Physicals to Youth and Teens Registered for Athletic Programming

New Orleans News: City of New Orleans to Award $10 Million in Affordable Housing Funds

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Friday, Mayor Cantrell announced the release of $10 million dollars in funds to go toward affordable housing in New Orleans. The City released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the awarding of approximately $10,000,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund … Continue reading New Orleans News: City of New Orleans to Award $10 Million in Affordable Housing Funds

New Orleans News: Mayor Cantrell Signs Ordinance Intended to Expand NOPD Discretion Regarding Arrests for Minor Traffic Infractions

NEW ORLEANS, LA – New Orleans Mayor Cantrell Thursday signed Ordinance No. 32,311, which was passed unanimously by the New Orleans City Council on July 26, 2018.  Ordinance No. 32,311 is intended to grant police officers discretion when determining whether to arrest motorists who are driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled driver’s license. “Following the … Continue reading New Orleans News: Mayor Cantrell Signs Ordinance Intended to Expand NOPD Discretion Regarding Arrests for Minor Traffic Infractions

New Orleans News: Mayor LaToya Cantrell Statement on the Passing of Kenneth Carter, Former Tax Assessor

NEW ORLEANS, LA — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued the following statement on the passing of Ken Carter, one of the first African-Americans to serve as tax assessor for the City of New Orleans: “Kenneth Carter was one of those larger-than-life New Orleanians whose impact on the City transcends his history-making tenure as one … Continue reading New Orleans News: Mayor LaToya Cantrell Statement on the Passing of Kenneth Carter, Former Tax Assessor

Louisiana News: Marco Murphy, Second Member of Valley Street Drug Trafficking Network Pleads Guilty

Louisiana – United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today the convictions of two individuals charged in connection with an investigation by the Middle District of Louisiana, Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”), aimed at a drug trafficking and dogfighting network based in Baton Rouge and operating in Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi.  … Continue reading Louisiana News: Marco Murphy, Second Member of Valley Street Drug Trafficking Network Pleads Guilty

Louisiana News: Destrehan Man, DILLON DAVIS Charged In Federal Court for Bank Robbery

Kenner, Louisiana – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DILLON DAVIS, age 25, of Destrehan, was charged in a one-count Indictment with bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). The federal indictment alleges that DILLON DAVIS entered the Chase Bank located at 3540 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner, Louisiana, and … Continue reading Louisiana News: Destrehan Man, DILLON DAVIS Charged In Federal Court for Bank Robbery