Latoya Cantrell

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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David Blake
October 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Will new anti-crime initiative in New Orleans work? New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has launched an initiative known as ''Cure Violence" and it's funded with 1.5 million dollars in federal grant money. The violence-reduction model, similar to Chicago's "Cease Fire" program, will send conflict...
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Chris Miller
October 16, 2018 - 6:50 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell used the Night Out Against Crime to roll out a new approach to crime fighting. Called "Cure Violence," the mayor said it would be a holistic approach to dealing with crime and its root causes. "The initiative will serve as a major component in reducing and...
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Chris Miller
October 05, 2018 - 12:23 pm
City of New Orleans officials have decided to halt plans to legalize "dockless" electric scooter rentals. Dockless means that instead of leaving a scooter at a pre-determined drop point, renters would just leave them wherever, and a self-locking mechanism would deter would-be scooter thieves. A...
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October 03, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Big metal covers are missing from nearly 150 storm drains around New Orleans, and the mayor's office says they're trying out covers that lock. A spokeswoman for New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell tells WWL-TV it costs $250 to $500 to replace storm drain covers, and more than 140...
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