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Local taxi companies battle Uber with their own app

Local taxi companies battle Uber with their own appSince the City Council approved legalizing the ride-sharing app UberBlack back in September, local taxi services have been scrambling to modernize.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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Councilwoman Head looks to regulate short-term rentals, groups respond

Councilwoman Head looks to regulate short-term rentals, groups respondNew Orleans City Council Pres. Stacy Head looks to regulate short-term rentals, groups respond
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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NOPD officer suspended after DUI arrest

NOPD officer suspended after DUI arrestA New Orleans Police Department officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested early Friday.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
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Rejection of Medicaid expansion now second guessed in La.

Rejection of Medicaid expansion now second guessed in La.The Jindal Administration's call for $225 million to $250 million in state health care cuts has reignited the debate over the governor's decision to reject about $1.8 billion a year in federal money for expanding Medicaid.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
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Labor dispute halts Mardi Gras bead shipments

Labor dispute halts Mardi Gras bead shipmentsA labor dispute in California is turning into a possible Carnival crisis. Delays at a Los Angeles port has thousands of signature Mardi Gras beads on back order and local businesses are now concerned the throws will not make it in time for Mardi Gras.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
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Benson lawsuit at center stage in court, LSED meeting

Benson lawsuit at center stage in court, LSED meetingThe chairman of the state board that runs the Superdome and Arena opened Friday's meeting with a statement about the Benson family feud.
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
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New test helps diagnose thyroid cancer

New test helps diagnose thyroid cancerThyroid cancer is increasing faster than any other cancer in the country. Three-quarters of the cases are found in women of all ages. Now there is a test that can help doctors better pinpoint who has cancer and who has benign nodules.
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
Jefferson

$150 million in unclaimed property in N.O. area

$150 million in unclaimed property in N.O. areaYou can get help finding out if you have any of the millions in unclaimed property at an event Saturday at Lakeside Mall.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
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Unmanned platform damaged off La. coast

Unmanned platform damaged off La. coastA federal agency is investigating a report of damage to an unmanned offshore oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, about five miles south of Port Fourchon.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
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1 dead, 1 injured in Belle Chasse Bridge accident

1 dead, 1 injured in Belle Chasse Bridge accidentOne person has been killed and another has been rushed to the hospital following a fatal accident on the Belle Chasse Bridge Friday morning.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Homepage

Road Closures abound this weekend

Road Closures abound this weekendRoad closures abound
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Orleans

Police: Bicycling gunman arrested in string of armed robberies

Police: Bicycling gunman arrested in string of armed robberiesThe NOPD says it has arrested a suspect they believe used his bike and a gun to complete 7 armed robberies at fast food and convenience store.
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  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Lafourche-Terrebonne

Man sentenced to prison after kids die in house fire

Man sentenced to prison after kids die in house fireA man whose two young children died in a March 15 house fire in Houma has been sentenced to four years in prison.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Orleans

Businesses split over City Council in-door smoking ban

Businesses split over City Council in-door smoking banSmoking in New Orleans bars and casinos is about to be a thing of the past after the City Council passed an ordinance on Thursday banning it. The new law is sparking mixed emotions among businesses, non-smokers, and those who choose to light up.
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  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Jefferson

Lawmaker wants Algiers, West Bank to form new parish

Lawmaker wants Algiers, West Bank to form new parishThe entire West Bank of Jefferson Parish and Algiers, all rolled into one new parish? That's the plan state Rep. Jeff Arnold is set to introduce this spring at the state capitol.
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  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Orleans

Benson releases statement over family's lawsuit

Benson releases statement over family's lawsuitSaints owner Tom Benson has released a statement Thursday night addressing a lawsuit filed against him by his family.
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Orleans

Donors save historic church's crumbling bell tower

Donors save historic church's crumbling bell towerScaffolding surrounds the 200-foot bell tower at St. Mary's Assumption Church. Work to restore it is nearly finished, and congregation members are happy.
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  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Northshore

Covington sidewalk sign stirs dual-shore debate

Covington sidewalk sign stirs dual-shore debateOn the corner of North New Hampshire and East Rutland streets in downtown, something other than a stop sign is giving people pause.
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  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Health

Cough medicine hard to get at pharmacies

Cough medicine hard to get at pharmaciesThe Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports that influenza in Louisiana is still high. And that is one of the reasons you may find your pharmacy shelf empty for a common remedy.
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  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Orleans

USDA measures lunch services at N.O. schools

USDA measures lunch services at N.O. schoolsAudry Lowe with the USDA is in town to look at how the Orleans Parish school system handles lunches and new guidelines for nutrition.
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  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
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City Council passes smoking ban

City Council passes smoking banThursday New Orleans placed many greater restrictions on smoking within city limits.
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  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
Orleans

UNO cancels classes after police chase ends on campus

UNO cancels classes after police chase ends on campusUNO cancels classes as search for suspect continues
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  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
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La. native, NFL great Tommy Mason dies at 75

La. native, NFL great Tommy Mason dies at 75La. native, NFL great Tommy Mason dies at 75
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Tangipahoa president Gordon Burgess to retire at end of term

Tangipahoa president Gordon Burgess to retire at end of termTangi president Gordon Burgess to retire at end of term
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  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Lafourche-Terrebonne

Killer mom loses request to overturn conviction

Killer mom loses request to overturn convictionA Lafourche Parish judge has denied a Mathews woman's request to have her 2009 convictions for killing of her two young children set aside.
  • Lafourche-Terrebonne
  • 3 days, 14 hours ago
Health

Official: West Jeff Medical Center finally finds operator

Official: West Jeff Medical Center finally finds operatorThe future of both West and East Jefferson Hospitals have been up in the air for months now while negotiations are hammered out behind the scenes. Now Jefferson Parish officials confirm West Jefferson Medical Center may finally have a new operator.
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  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Northshore

Slidell police officer injured in fatal crash

Slidell police officer injured in fatal crashPolice are investigating a crash in Slidell that left one man dead and a Slidell police officer hospitalized.
  • Northshore
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago