Latoya Cantrell

Newell Normand
August 21, 2019 - 4:55 pm
Despite a number of ebbs and flows over the decades, New Orleans is still suffering from a ghoulishly high murder rate. The last time the Crescent City had fewer than 145 homicides was 1972, and 90% of all the victims since then were killed by firearms. It's against that backdrop that Mayor LaToya...
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AP
Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2019 - 6:13 pm
Officials across Louisiana are issueing personal statements on the death of former Governor Kathleen Blanco, including Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Here are there statement: Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today. Governor Blanco will lie in state at Louisiana’s State Capitol...
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Don Ames
August 17, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Local officials have different versions of a situation this week at New Orleans' Juvenile Justice Center. The NOPD's SWAT responded to a disturbance Thursday night at the center. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she rushed to the center and "beat the negotiators to the scene,” after an initial police...
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Don Ames
August 17, 2019 - 9:36 am
New Orleans lost two strong community members a plane crash Friday afternoon. Journalist Nancy Parker and pilot Franklin Augustus were both dedicated to making their city a better place. WVUE FOX 8 announced Friday evening that Nancy Parker, their long-time news anchor and a fixture in New Orleans...
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WWL Newsroom
August 08, 2019 - 9:39 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is one of four mayors from Louisiana’s biggest cities who've joined 200 of their colleagues nationwide in signing a letter to Congress demanding the passage of gun background check and red flag legislation. One of the signees, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, says a rash...
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Don Ames
July 28, 2019 - 6:52 am
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide emergency declaration following a cybersecurity attack on several school systems in North Louisiana. Senior Coordinating Official for the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission Kenneth Donnelly says the state was first made aware of a malware attack on...
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Chris Miller
July 14, 2019 - 5:23 pm
While Barry's center of circulation is almost to Arkansas, its major rain bands have lingered behind it, bringing periodic heavy storms. But New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says it likely won't be heavy enough to cause widespread flooding. "Tropical bands with heavy rain could continue to effect...
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The New Orleans Advocate
Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 1:24 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city did not distribute sandbags to the public for ahead of Tropical Storm Barry because it ties up fire department resources, and because sand often ends up in the drainage system. "That works against us," Cantrell said Friday when asked about the...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 12:46 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is telling residents they need to remain sheltered in place, because even though Hurricane Barry made landfall this morning more than 100 miles to the west of the city, potentially flooding rain is still expected today. "We will remain consistent with that message...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 6:21 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards met with New Orleans metro leaders this evening at New Orleans City Hall to talk about storm preparations. Edwards said the 4:00 p.m. forecast didn't change a whole lot, but he was happy to see the storm would only become a hurricane for a bare minimum of time, if at all...
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