City of New Orleans

Bringing down the house
Thomas Perumean
Chris Miller
January 17, 2020 - 4:40 pm
City leaders today announced that the wrecked Hard Rock Hotel construction site will be imploded after all. That could bring the 18-story partially collapsed, partially built building down as soon as March. What led to the change from the plan to bring it down piece-by-piece? Mayor LaToya Cantrell...
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don-ames
December 15, 2019 - 7:35 am
Officials say no data was held for ransom and a recovery operation is getting underway in New Orleans after a cyberattack Friday prompted a shutdown of city government computers. The city's chief information officer, Kim LaGrue, said at a news conference Saturday that the south Louisiana city hadn'...
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don-ames
December 14, 2019 - 7:49 am
The City of New Orleans says there's no estimate for when computer service will be restored to New Orleans government offices after a Friday morning cyberattack forced workers to shut down their computers and disconnect from the internet. City, state and federal authorities are investigating the...
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Chris Miller
November 21, 2019 - 11:00 am
The New Orleans City Council today voted to approve a budget that includes some changes to tax rates, to adjust for recent property re-appraisals. The city believes it has pulled off a balancing act that will keep tax collections neutral overall, although some property owners are likely to...
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Newell Normand
September 25, 2019 - 4:56 pm
There's a new blight initiative in the Crescent City taking effect immediately. Sounds great! But what does that mean? What's the plan? Newell invited Winston Reid, the Director of Code Enforcement for the City of New Orleans, into the studio to talk about what the goals of this initiative are and...
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Dave Cohen
Don Ames
September 14, 2019 - 11:28 am
Four constitutional amendments will be on Louisiana ballots on October 12th. The first would create a property tax exemption for certain goods for oil and gas companies. Public Affairs Research Council Policy Director Steven Procopio says it would clear up a federal constitutional debate for local...
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Don Ames
August 31, 2019 - 10:23 am
The New Orleans Police Department has announced a change to juvenile curfew hours. Effective Sunday, September 1st, the City of New Orleans juvenile curfew hours will change from the summer schedule to the following schedule: Curfew for persons under 17 years of age, school attendance established:...
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Don Ames
August 25, 2019 - 10:01 am
The City of New Orleans has suspended parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks until 8:00 a.m on Monday. This will allow residents to move vehicles to higher ground as possibly heavy rains are expected in the area Sunday. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the metro area until Monday...
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