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Open canals, trees in the works for Gentilly neutral grounds | NOLA.com

Imagine many of Gentilly's neutral grounds replaced with open canals and tree-lined walking trails to improve the city's drainage system, repurposing …

Robert E. Lee

St. Tammany's 'one-stop' mental health campus gets $5.3 million boost | NOLA.com

A St. Tammany Parish government initiative to create a one-stop mental health campus on the site of the old Southeast Louisiana Hospital near …

Mental Health

Hit-and-run kills pedestrian near Walker: State Police | NOLA.com

Louisiana State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Livingston Parish that claimed the life of a Baton Rouge woman.<p>Kaycie Kidwell, 33, …

Baton Rouge

Texas grandmother, town mayor kills 12-foot gator in one shot: report | NOLA.com

A Texas great-grandmother and town mayor's hunting story is going viral after posting photos of a 12-foot, 580-pound alligator she killed in one shot.<p>…

Horses

A year after finding friend in Chef Menteur ditch wrapped in garbage bags, still no answers | NOLA.com

One year ago, after looking and asking around her missing friend Lisa Gray's apartment complex and finding no sign of her, Nedra Allen continued the …

New Orleans

Avondale Shipyard sale and redevelopment take 'very significant step' | NOLA.com

The Jefferson Parish Council gave its support Wednesday (Sept. 19) to an arrangement that could lead to the sale of the closed Avondale Shipyard. …

New Orleans

Sewerage & Water Board's cash on hand is dwindling | NOLA.com

The Sewerage & Water Board's finances have taken hit over the past year as cash reserves -- particularly for drainage operations -- have fallen …

The heat is on! New Orleans breaks record temps 3 times this week | NOLA.com

It has been miserably hot over the last few days in New Orleans.<p>In fact, it's been so hot, the city broke record temperatures three days in a row …

New Orleans

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz is stepping down | NOLA.com

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz, widely rumored to be running for St. Tammany Parish sheriff in next fall's election, is resigning his post on Oct. …

Civil Service

16-year-old girl shot by teens at Hollygrove park dies from injuries: NOPD | NOLA.com

A 16-year-old girl has died more than a week after being shot in the head by two teen boys at a Hollygrove park, New Orleans police said.<p>The …

New Orleans

Coroner IDs employee killed in Little Woods robbery | NOLA.com

The Orleans Parish Coroner's office has identified the 58-year-old man killed early Tuesday morning (Sept. 18) while working at a Little Woods gas …

New Orleans

St. Tammany, do you know what taxes, constitutional changes you'll vote on in November? | NOLA.com

• A presentation by state Rep. Reid Falconer, R-Mandeville, on the constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot.<br>• Fire Chief Kenneth Moore …

Fire Chief

Man robbed of drum, wallet and phone in 1 of 5 robberies in 17 hours | NOLA.com

A man lost his drum in an early morning Wednesday (Sept. 19) robbery in the 7th Ward, according to initial New Orleans Police reports.<p>Around 1:20 …

Ochsner's center for children with disabilities opens on Jefferson Highway | NOLA.com

Ochsner Health System has opened a new center on its Jefferson Highway campus to treat children with developmental disorders and physical delays such …

Disability

Have an idea for saving Louisiana's coast? The state wants to hear it. | NOLA.com

Louisiana's state government is soliciting ideas for its next update to the $50 billion Coastal Master Plan, the broad-ranging document that guides …

Sea Level

Hurricane forecasters tracking 2 disturbances in Atlantic | NOLA.com

Hurricane forecasters on Wednesday morning (Sept. 19) were tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. Both had low chances of developing into …

North Atlantic

New Sewerage & Water Board leader sets billing fix as top priority | NOLA.com

Taking part at his first Sewerage & Water Board directors' meeting Wednesday morning (Sept. 19), new executive director Ghassan Korban said his …

Coast Guard

Fire in Halloween section closes Marrero Walmart Wednesday morning | NOLA.com

Authorities are investigating the cause of a "suspicious" fire that started in the Halloween section of a Walmart in Marrero and shut down the store …

New Orleans short-term rentals could face major changes | NOLA.com

The New Orleans City Planning Commission staff is recommending the adoption new short-term rental regulations that would strictly limit short-term …

City Politics

Trump says he's 'very disappointed' in AG Jeff Sessions | NOLA.com

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday (Sept. 18), offering a scathing assessment of …

Donald Trump

5 injured, including child, in Algiers shootings overnight, New Orleans police say | NOLA.com

Five people were injured overnight in two separate shootings in Algiers, New Orleans police said Wednesday morning (Sept. 19). A 9-year-old boy was …

New Orleans

What do you call a doctor who performs abortions? | Opinion | NOLA.com

This is not a trick question. Or at least it shouldn't be.<p>And it doesn't matter if you are for abortion rights or against abortion rights. It is a …

Pro-choice Movement

4 wounded in Algiers drive-by shooting: NOPD | NOLA.com

Four people were hurt Tuesday night (Sept 18) in a drive-by shooting in Algiers, New Orleans police reported.<p>A man suffered a gunshot wound to the …

Mega Millions numbers: Are you the lucky winner of Tuesday's $252 million jackpot? | NOLA.com

The latest Mega Millions lottery drawing has a jackpot that just inched past a quarter of a billion dollars for someone with a ticket with the right …

Mega Millions

In 2015 murder trial, jury hears victim plead with 911 operator to 'please hurry' | NOLA.com

Lindsay Nichols had just returned home for what was going to be a four-week break from her job in Houston around Father's Day in 2015. She went out …

Obstruction of Justice

Municipal Auditorium for City Hall? Not so fast, Cantrell's CAO says | NOLA.com

New Orleans city officials are still in the very early stages of exploring options for a new City Hall, and the Municipal Auditorium is one the …

City Halls

Dixon corner store, site of a March homicide, has liquor license revoked | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted unanimously Tuesday (Sept. 18) to permanently revoke the license of Mel's Food Store in Dixon, …

Selling

AG Jeff Landry thinks Facebook, Google are too big: report | NOLA.com

Attorney General Jeff Landry said an antitrust lawsuit is needed to break up large tech and social media companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter, …

Social Media

Cantrell defends phone 'calls' with Sewerage & Water Board members; lawyer says it violated the law | NOLA.com

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Tuesday (Sept. 18) defended her decision to hold at least one private phone call with members of the Sewerage & …

New Orleans

4 accused of involvement in shooting outside memorial party | NOLA.com

New Orleans police have arrested four people -- two men and two boys -- accused of being involved in a shooting outside a memorial party, according …

New Orleans