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Don't make it blight, Brad!

Actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation erected several score of goofy homes in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans – poor, depopulated and hardest hit by Katrina in 2005. 452 more words


NOPD: Man shoots up RTA bus, bursts into home, threatens to shoot family

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested a man who they say shot an RTA bus driver in the Ninth Ward before bursting into a house and threatening to kill the family who live there. 252 more words


Search continues for suspect following Mardi Gras shootings

NEW ORLEANS — Two days have passed since Mardi Gras, and the NOPD is still searching for suspects following multiple shootings.

“I believe this, by and large, was a safe Mardi Gras,” NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said at a press conference on February 14. 399 more words


Mardi Gras Indians: Black Hatchet Tribe parades in the Ninth Ward

NEW ORLEANS — It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without the Indians, and they didn’t disappoint in the Ninth Ward Mardi Gras morning.

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Former New Orleans councilman, state rep. Johnny Jackson Jr. dies

NEW ORLEANS — Former City Councilman and community activist Johnny Jackson, Jr., has died. He was 74.

Funeral arrangements are pending, his family said.

Jackson, a civil rights leader who worked hard to improve the Ninth Ward, was elected to the New Orleans City Council for two terms (1986-1994) and served 14 years as a state representative, from 1972 until 1986, according to… 163 more words


7-year-old boy missing from the Ninth Ward thought to be in imminent danger

UPDATE: The State Police reported just before 9 a.m. that Kevin Gibson has been found and is safe.

NEW ORLEANS – State and local authorities are looking for a missing 7-year-old boy they say could be in imminent danger. 152 more words


'Man, you talk about a legend': Second line for Fats Domino draws hundreds

NEW ORLEANS — A long line of prominent New Orleans musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, kids, grown-ups, tambourines, and, of course, dancing.

It was a truly New Orleans sendoff for Fats Domino, as hundreds gathered at Vaughan’s Lounge in the Bywater Wednesday afternoon to second line to Domino’s home on Caffin Street in the Ninth Ward. 96 more words

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