Latoya Cantrell

David Blake
December 04, 2018 - 7:35 pm
Could New Orleans actually be winning part of the war on crime through its expanding crime camera system? Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants expansion, despite complaints that it's too much Big Brother intruding on privacy. The camera system has been up just over a year and has already grown. City-owned...
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Chris Miller
November 29, 2018 - 12:52 pm
The New Orleans City Council today voted to approve a roughly $700 million dollar budget for 2019. Council budget committee chairman Jared Brossett says they added a little money to Mayor LaToya Cantrell's proposed budget: $3.8 million worth. "As the budget committee chair, I wanted to ensure that...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 19, 2018 - 10:32 am
The head of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board is calling on Entergy to harden its system after a power loss that started a series of events that resulted in a water pressure drop and boil water advisory in New Orleans. Executive Director Ghassan Korban said an Entergy pole "was compromised"...
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Chris Miller
November 13, 2018 - 3:57 pm
What's in Mayor Cantrell's 2019 city budget? New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says cleaning up homelessness is key to moving the city forward. "Cleaning up the city of New Orleans, the vagrants, we have to address that," she told WWL's Newell Normand. "And we're working on that aggressively." The...
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Chris Miller
November 13, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today said he is opposed to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's suggestion to use some of the hotel taxes collected in New Orleans to pay for upgrades to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board's dilapidated infrastructure, according to a report in The New...
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David Blake
November 02, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Mayor Cantrell talks city budget, traffic cameras, and more New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell was talking red light and speeding cameras and city pay raises during an appearance on WWL-AM/FM and WWL.com this morning. Despite the loss in revenue, Cantrell defends her decision to go with a plan that...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 01, 2018 - 2:17 pm
The New Orleans Advocate says New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has proposed a budget that includes shutting down 20 red light and speeding cameras throughout the city and making other changes the camera program. The new plan takes down all but eleven cameras outside of school zones. It also would...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
Even as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell praised the work of a New Orleans Police narcotics investigation, a member of her administration was paying cash to bail some of those same suspects out of jail. It's the subject of a series of investigative reports being presented by WWL-TV. Investigative...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Could meditation help solve the crime problem in New Orleans? New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is reaching out to parents of at-risk youth to get involved and help them reach out to troubled youngsters who might become perpetrators or victims of crime. "If you feel you've done all you can do, and...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced the city has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors for “fueling a national opioid crisis that has threatened the health and safety of the city.” The case was filed in New Orleans Civil District Court this morning. "The...
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