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Armed Store Employees And Patrons Stop Gunman After 2 Were Fatally Shot

Armed Store Employees And Patrons Stop Gunman After 2 Were Fatally Shot

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Customers and employees at a gun shop opened fire on a gunman who killed two people and injured others in New Orleans, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Two people were fatally shot by a gunman at the Jefferson Gun Outlet where employees and patrons returned fire and killed the shooter, according to the AP. […]

Social worker sues for the opportunity to help her community

Social worker sues for the opportunity to help her community

A New Orleans social worker filed a federal lawsuit today to challenge a state law that prevents her from helping families with special needs children.  Ursula Newell-Davis has devoted her twenty-year career to counseling youths with mental health needs and cognitive disabilities. As a social worker and as a mother to her own special needs son, she has seen that children with disabilities and their families need support, especially those who come from poorer backgrounds. Because many of these […]

Dozens hurt as pickup truck plows into New Orleans parade

Dozens hurt as pickup truck plows into New Orleans parade

At least 12 said critically injured; police and mayor say driver was intoxicated, do not suspect terrorism By Times of Israel staff The scene in New Orleans shortly after a pickup truck rammed into a parade crowd, February 25, 2017. (YouTube screen capture) At least 28 people were hurt when a pickup truck driver plowed […]

The Big Easy thorough the Lens: Pictorial of New Orleans

The Big Easy thorough the Lens: Pictorial of New Orleans

Local resident, William Hicks, takes us to the Big Easy with all its flamboyant fun. From brides dancing through the streets to Southern belles out for a stroll, colorful row houses and that paddle-wheeler, it’s pure down home style.  But to the first images, before Robert E. Lee lead the Confederate soldiers against those Yankee […]

The New Orleans Killings What To Do About Black-on-Black Violence?

The New Orleans Killings What To Do About Black-on-Black Violence?

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson When the FBI released its latest annual crime report showing that violent crime is on the upswing in many big cities, a bevy of law enforcement, officials, and criminologists prayed that the report was just an aberrant blip on the crime chart. There was good reason to hope that: murder rates […]