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  • Public housing soon back in New Orleans' hands

    More than a decade after chronic mismanagement led to a federal takeover, the Housing Authority of New Orleans will officially return to local control July 1, city and federal officials said Wednesday.

  • New Orleans Mayor Landrieu launches 2nd term

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu formally launched his second term Monday, saying hard work and tough decisions lie ahead as the city grapples with stubborn violent crime, lingering blight, struggling schools and dauntingly expensive court mandates for police and jail reforms - even as the recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina continues.

  • Fewer New Orleans murders so far in 2014

    Data compiled by a New Orleans newspaper shows the city's 2014 murder count was 38 as of Friday.

  • Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show

    Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year.

  • Nagin's successor reacts to ex-mayor's conviction

    The man who succeeded Ray Nagin as mayor of New Orleans says Nagin's conviction marks a "very sad day" for the people of the city.

  • Edwards jabs Landrieu about governor's race

    The only announced Democratic candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race is sending a message that he wants re-elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to stay out of it.

  • Incumbent New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu hugs his sister, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., after winning reelection in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans Mayor Landrieu wins 2nd term

    Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory Saturday in his bid for a second term.

  • Incumbent New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses supporters after winning reelection in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Far left is his father, former Mayor Moon Landrieu. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans Mayor: Voters have spoken _ again

    After four years of controversial police reforms, revamps of city contracts and stepped-up efforts to rid lingering Hurricane Katrina blight, Mitch Landrieu is calling his landslide victory for a second term as New Orleans' mayor a message from voters to keep moving forward.

  • New Orleans mayor's race: Murder down, woes remain

    Gunfire one Mardi Gras weekend on boozy Bourbon Street, a mass shooting at a neighborhood jazz parade that wounded 19 and the gunshot deaths of three children in 2013 nearly overshadowed a promising statistic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu touts as he seeks re-election Saturday: the city's murder rate dropped last year.

  • FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building and United States District Courthouse to appear in federal court for an arraignment on public corruption charges in New Orleans. Nagin, who led the city during its darkest days after Hurricane Katrina, will be thrust back into the spotlight Monday, Jan. 27, 2013 when he goes on trial in a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his eight-year tenure. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

    Ex-Mayor Nagin goes on trial for bribery charges

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during its darkest days after Hurricane Katrina, will be thrust back into the spotlight this week when he goes on trial in a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his eight-year tenure.

  • Mayor defends New Orleans after Super Bowl outage

    New Orleans' mayor defended his city days after a power outage plunged the Super Bowl into 34 minutes of darkness, while authorities still baffled by the cause announced they were bringing in a consultant to help investigate.

  • Mayor: New Orleans deserves Super Bowl spotlight

    A 20-story-high mural of the Lombardi Trophy, affixed to the glass exterior of a bustling hotel that was once a shattered symbol of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, rises like a beacon above the expansive white roof of the Superdome.

  • New Orleans homes featured in 'Treme' ad torn down

    Several ramshackle houses featured on advertisements for the HBO series "Treme" were demolished Thursday, despite efforts by preservationists and show producers who wanted the row homes renovated.

  • New Orleans police faulted for unconstitutional conduct

    The Justice Department has found evidence that New Orleans police officers often have used deadly force without justification, have a pattern of making unconstitutional arrests and have engaged in racial profiling.

  • Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser,left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, and New Orleans Mayor  Mitch Landrieu, right, arrive to speak at a news conference Monday Dec. 13, 2010 with local government and business leaders regarding efforts to keep the New Orleans Hornets NBA basketball franchise in the city. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Governor, mayor confident Hornets staying in La.

    A potential Louisiana-based ownership group for the New Orleans Hornets is taking shape, and Gov. Bobby Jindal and Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday they are confident that Louisiana will be able to keep its NBA franchise.

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