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  • Hundreds to protest police inaction over rapes

    December 12, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of demonstrators are planning to march Saturday from the French Quarter to City Hall to speak out against the New Orleans Police Department's mishandling of hundreds of rape and child abuse cases. The march comes a month after an inspector general's report found five police detectives... more »
  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    November 26, 2014 1:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis. An undetermined number of protesters made it into the building Wednesday while shouting "Shame, shame." The protest march included several hundred... more »
  • Port Allen's old city hall set for demolition

    November 13, 2014 10:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council has amended its 2014-15 budget, allocating $200,000 in additional sales tax revenue toward a batch of projects that include the demolition of the old City Hall building. The city is set to pay a contractor $40,000 to bulldoze the building, which has... more »
  • Police: Nearly 50 arrested in Ferguson protest

    October 13, 2014 1:51 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police say nearly 50 people have been arrested at protests in Ferguson. Many withstood pounding rain and a tornado watch for four hours Monday to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown's body was left in the street after he was shot by a police officer in August.... more »
  • Nagin witness gets 1 year, 1 day

    September 10, 2014 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman who pleaded guilty in a New Orleans City Hall corruption case and provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan imposed the sentence Wednesday on Rodney Williams. Williams... more »
  • Ex-Nagin official sentenced in bribery scheme

    September 4, 2014 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has given a 2½-year prison sentence to a former deputy mayor whose testimony helped convict former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in a city hall corruption scandal. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon sentenced Greg Meffert Thursday. In a shaky voice, Meffert apologized for the... more »
  • Section of facade falls from Gallier Hall

    August 26, 2014 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A small section of the facade on historic Gallier Hall fell to the sidewalk, damaging steps at the entrance to the former New Orleans City Hall. WWL-TV reports the 5-foot stone section fell Tuesday from the ornate rim along the roofline of the antebellum building and broke... more »
  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »
  • New security measures at City Hall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four security doors were recently installed on the third floor of City Hall. Metro Councilman John Delgado requested them after reports of people walking freely into personal council offices during meetings. "This is a public building. We want to make it accessible to people, but... more »
  • Landmark hospital may become New Orleans City Hall

    July 3, 2013 5:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The old Charity Hospital building in New Orleans may be the next City Hall. The massive 1930s-era art deco-style building never re-opened after it flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The state is building a new medical complex in New Orleans' mid-city neighborhood. The Charity building is... more »
  • Mayor implements new security measures at city hall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2013 5:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN- New security measures are in place at Port Allen City Hall one week after the cops were called on a News 2 crew. Inside city hall, a brand new sign reads, "Attention, Restricted access beyond this point. Please check in and register at customer service window for... more »
  • More restrictions for area door-to-door salespeople

    June 20, 2013 10:31 PM

    GONZALES- Door-to-door sales are restricted after Thursday's council meeting in Ascension Parish. A special permit will be needed, sale items will need prior approval and so would locations of where salespeople want to knock on doors. "It will make me feel safer," Terrance Pierre said. Pierre said he... more »
  • City of Baker celebrating birthday

    May 3, 2013 12:50 PM

    BAKER - It's a big day for the City of Baker, which celebrates its 125th birthday today. The birthday celebration kicks off at Baker City Hall at 5:00 p.m. A performance by the Baker High School band will launch the party. more »
  • Central projects get backing from the governor check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2012 5:21 PM

    CENTRAL- Central leaders are hoping a new city hall project will help create a new identity for the city. The current city hall location is inside a shopping center near the corner of Sullivan Road and Hooper Road. The state bond commission is scheduled to vote on a... more »
  • New ordinance requires people to get door-to-door permit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new ordinance will require solicitors to carry an identification badge issued by the East Baton Rouge city-parish. The ID will cost $5, and identify them as legitimate salespeople. Solicitors will need to apply by submitting their address, description of their products and make and model... more »
  • Baton Rouge City Hall 40 percent empty

    March 19, 2012 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three and a half floors and several other offices in the 12-story Baton Rouge City Hall are vacant since the 19th Judicial District courts moved to the new courthouse more than a year ago. Jim Frey, an architect with the Department of Public Works, tells The Advocate... more »
  • Airport explosions just film special effects

    June 30, 2010 6:08 AM

    New Orleans' City Hall wants people to know that explosions at Lakefront Airport this week are just part of a movie. The Mayor's Office says the airport's fire department and Orleans Levee District police are monitoring the special effects, which include black smoke and occasional explosions. Filming began Monday and... more »
  • New Roads stays with first vote for new city hall location

    February 2, 2010 10:24 PM

  • Burning bagel empties City Hall

    January 27, 2010 8:14 PM

    An overdone bagel in the break room of the mayor's office in Portland, Oregon forced the evacuation of City Hall. The building was emptied for about 20-minutes as firefighters pinpointed the source of smoke. What they found was a burning bagel in a toaster oven. No word on what type... more »
  • FBI investigating New Orleans City Hall

    September 11, 2009 6:11 AM

    FBI agents visited New Orleans City Hall as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. The agency wouldn't say what departments were visited, but federal authorities in June acknowledged a criminal investigation involving the city technology office and crime camera contracts. more »

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