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New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: When the Levees Failed

During the ten years we lived on Padre Island off the coast of Texas, we talked several times of making the nine-hour drive to New Orleans and taking in the famous sights: the jazz and zydeco music, the shotgun, antebellum and Victorian homes, the guesthouses and outdoor cafes, the live oaks draped in Spanish moss and Jackson Square.  1,838 more words


Ninth Ward man shot and killed after argument in Deslonde St. home

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A 61-year-old man was shot and later died from his wounds after a fight in a Ninth Ward home.

The man argued with a guest at his home in the 1300 block of Deslonde after a gathering, according to a report from the NOPD. 87 more words


Meet David Young, a farmer planting the seeds for a healthier Lower Ninth Ward

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – David Young is known to many as the Ninth Ward farmer, but he’s not your typical farmer. He’s an urban farmer who came to New Orleans after a calling from God. 384 more words


Don't Think Twice

It’s alright.

I stumbled upon this little scene as I was heading to my friend’s gallery in The Bywater. Considering the memorial stretched across the street, I thought it was a pretty good idea to document it. 178 more words

Ray Laskowitz

Dining Out in New Orleans: Jack Dempsey's (with Keith Hurtt)

Deep in the Ninth Ward sits the local institution Jack Dempsey’s, an island of consistency in a sea of change…

Dining Partner: Keith Hurtt… 863 more words


A Little Rain Must Fall

Yes. A little rain must fall. And, it must fall like it would in an Impressionistic painting.

So, here’s what happened. We had a hurricane on Thursday night. 294 more words

Ray Laskowitz

NOPD officer robbed at gunpoint

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A New Orleans police officer was robbed at gunpoint in the Ninth Ward while off-duty.

NOPD confirms that the officer was in the 1300 block of Feliciana Tuesday morning when an armed suspect approached him and demanded his money. 39 more words