Latoya Cantrell

Newell Normand
January 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
We recently got the news that NOPD Chief Michael Harrison had agreed to become Baltimore's new police chief. I admit it…I'm biased. I like the job Chief Harrison has done. I like the work that he did. I liked working with him. I give him a big thanks for his years of service, not only for the New...
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Chris Miller
January 09, 2019 - 12:43 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will have to appoint a new police chief, with Michael Harrison departing for Baltimore. She may have her work cut out for her. Finding someone to lead the city's main crime fighting agency is a major appointment for the mayor. New Orleans Metropolitan Crime...
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January 06, 2019 - 12:42 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell marked the beginning of her first Carnival season as mayor on this King's Day. The mayor noted that Mardi Gras is for everyone. "It's a time, as we enter in King's Day and celebrate it...it's a time of understanding that we are together. It's a time to love, to...
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Chris Miller
January 04, 2019 - 11:24 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced that 20 of 31 red light and speeding cameras that don't monitor school zones have been shut down, and are no longer issuing tickets to vehicle owners. "Additionally, all cameras located in school zones have been adjusted to only issue tickets during...
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Chris Miller
December 20, 2018 - 8:46 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city is owed $3.6 million in back rent for the part of Champions Square that it owns. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the city and the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, better known as the Superdome Commission, have been negotiating for...
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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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