Government

Thomas Perumean
August 12, 2019 - 5:32 am
NOPD's 1980s era records system, MOTION, is now a thing of the past. It has been replaced by CASTNet. Coming on line last month, CASTNet is a modern software system capable of querying arrest, prosecution and court records from multiple local and statewide databases. CASTNet, can access information...
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WWL Newsroom
August 08, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Qualifying has officially closed and the rosters are set for the fall statewide elections. Locally, sparks began to fly shortly after former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman, John Fortunato, qualified to run for sheriff in a rematch of the March 2018 special election between him and...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry won't win re-election without a race. The Republican attorney general drew an opponent in the final hour of the candidate registration period Thursday: Ike Jackson Jr., a Democrat from Plaquemine. With that last-minute signup, all of Louisiana's seven...
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Thomas Perumean
August 08, 2019 - 6:09 am
After a year of work by the Governmental Affairs and other committees the full New Orleans City Council will vote on a slate of new regulations regarding short-term rentals. A lot of expectations are riding on the passage of the new rules. Resident Activist Amy Stelly says her Treme neighborhood as...
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NWS
Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 7:55 am
The Army Corps of Engineers is putting together in an after action report on the performance of the Mississippi River levee system through New Orleans. The paper will combine everything learned about the predictions, preparations, and actions taken in the lead up to Hurricane Barry. Spokesperson...
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Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 7:32 am
The New Orleans City Council will vote Thursday on an overhaul of short-term rental regulations and it all comes down to one decision: Owner-occupied properties. Housing, community and preservation advocates say the only way to keep neighborhoods from turning into blocks of short-term rentals...
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City of New Orleans
Thomas Perumean
August 06, 2019 - 7:19 am
Mayor LaToya Cantrell has announced a long awaited flood controll warning system for New Orleans. “Two years ago a perfect storm of infrastructure failures and torrential rains exposed stark flaws in our drainage system and our flood preparedness,” said Cantrell. “Since that time, we have worked...
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Thomas Perumean
August 05, 2019 - 7:26 am
The city's long awaited overhaul of short-term rental regulations could have hit a snag. The firm consulting New Orleans on regulations, and pushing for few restrictions and regulations on commercially zoned properties, it turns out performed studies and projects for Airbnb four separate times...
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Thomas Perumean
August 01, 2019 - 12:12 pm
The Senate passed a Trump-backed budget deal cut between the White House and Democratic congressional leaders Thursday. The budget will raise spending by $324 billion and would also suspend the debt ceiling until July 2021, eliminating the prospect of an ugly battle before the 2020 election. The...
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Thomas Perumean
July 30, 2019 - 6:20 am
Wanhua Chemical plans to invest one and a quarter billion dollars in a new plastics plan in the St. James community of Convent. Those plans were delayed last week when it was learned a division of the company sought trade tariff exemptions, and alsowanted to have their plant property declared a...
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