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  • Police: Man killed in New Orleans was targeted

    August 11, 2014 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' police chief says investigators believe the 33-year-old man slain Sunday was the target of a drive-by shooting, a likely drug-related shooting that also killed a teenager and wounded five other people. Superintendent Ronal Serpas Serpas said Monday that two victims are out of the hospital... more »
  • New homes planned for Lower 9th Ward

    December 12, 2012 9:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former professional football players are teaming with New Orleans area builders to construct at least three new homes in the Lower 9th Ward - and they're hoping to have it done in time for Super Bowl 2013. The effort was launched on Tuesday by Touchdown for... more »
  • Special fees proposed for Lower 9th Ward tours

    November 2, 2012 9:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tour bus operators are a step closer to paying the city hundreds of dollars in fees to resume tours of the rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina under way in the Lower 9th Ward. A package of ordinances that restricts the buses to major thoroughfares and requires the... more »
  • Lil Wayne opens skate park in hometown N.O.

    September 26, 2012 4:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lil Wayne is returning to New Orleans, his hometown, for the opening of the Trukstop skate park in the Lower 9th Ward - one of the most devastated sections of the city after levees failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Grammy-winning rapper, who recently launched a... more »
  • Katrina floodwall case heads to trial

    September 11, 2012 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is back on trial, seven years after Hurricane Katrina's storm surge shredded New Orleans' flood protection system. Starting Wednesday, a federal judge will hear testimony in a lawsuit by several homeowners who claim negligence by the corps and a contractor caused... more »
  • Lower 9th Ward residents doubt they'll benefit from BCS game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 28, 2011 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Residents in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans are happy to see the Big Easy benefit from all the big games in the Superdome in the coming weeks. However, they are skeptical about whether they will actually see a trickle down effect from it. At Pugh's... more »

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