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New Orleans, Louisiana is located in Orleans Parish. Zip codes in New Orleans, LA include 70123, 70122, and 70177. The median home price in New Orleans is $179,900 which is roughly $123/per square foot. More New Orleans information.

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7 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Search is on for van used in shooting at eastern New Orleans' 'Million Dollar Corner'

Two grainy surveillance videos show what New Orleans police say is the white, 15-passenger van used in a shooting that left five men wounded Monday night at an eastern New Orleans intersection called "Million Dollar Corner" by locals for the prolific drug deals conducted in plain view. A gunman, armed with an assault rifle, emerged from the van around 8 p.m. and sprayed bullets that hit five men - ages 20, 31, 35, 54 and 61 - standing in the 4200 block of Dale Street , near Chef Menteur Highway.

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9 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Witness to New Orleans East shooting: I'm not religious, but they got me praying all the time

A shooting left five people injured Monday night in New Orleans East and police released new video on Tuesday in hopes of finding a suspect in the investigation. "My friend right there, the mechanic, he's as old as I am.

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12 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans' best fried chicken tasting travels to Dooky Chase

Our fried chicken tasting odyssey came to an end Tuesday at Dooky Chase, a place that's as much a historic site and art museum as a restaurant. Although Dooky Chase was our most formal stop, there's nothing stuffy about it.

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16 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Don't miss Jesmyn Ward and her racially charged memoir in New Orleans today

The Times-Picayune reporter Chris Waddington to discuss her memoir. Here, she shares the story of the tattoos on her wrist that honor her deceased brother, Joshua Dedeaux.

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20 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Burlesque Fest unveils international talents, Sept. 18-21

New Orleans Burlesque Festival celebrates the saucy side of theatre. It's a tradition with deep roots in New Orleans -- and a growing base of new fans and artists who embrace the art of undressing on stage.

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Yesterday | WYLD-FM

No Uniform Policy To Handle Sexual Assaults On La. Campuses

State Senator J.P. Morrell of New Orleans is reviewing a report from state colleges and universities on the ways they respond to allegations of sexual violence on their campuses. Morrell says it is clear that there is "no definitive policy" to address the issue and he finds that "unacceptable."

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WDSU-TV New Orleans

5 people shot in New Orleans East

WDSU'S GINA SWANSON JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE AND GINA HOW SERIOUS ARE THE INJURIES? FIVE MEN WERE SHOT MONDAY EVENING IN NEW ORLEANS EAST, POLICE SAID. THE MEN WERE SHOT IN THE 6700 BLOCK OF CHEF MENTEUR HIGHWAY JUST BEFORE 8 P.M. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE OF A CONVENIENCE STORE AND GAS STATION.

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NOLA.com

Man pleads guilty to 1990 rape in New Orleans laundromat

Darrell Johnson, 50, pleaded guilty Monday, Sept. 15, to raping a woman in 1990, Orleans Parish prosecutors said.

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The Times-Picayune

New Orleans shooting on America St. at Chef Menteur Hwy

New Orleans EMS transport a shooting victim from the scene as NOPD investigate it at the corner of America Street and Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans Monday, September 15, 2014. According to a NOPD press release, just before 8:00pm, five males were shot in the 6700 block of Chef Menteur HWY.

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The Times-Picayune

2 jailed, 1 dead in shooting of NOPD officer during robbery attempt, authorities say

The day after a New Orleans police officer was shot and wounded during an attempted armed robbery at a Marigny po-boy shop early Sunday, authorities say, all three suspects were either in jail or dead. Officer Jonathan Smith, 44, who was working an off-duty, uniformed security detail at Gene's Poboys, remained hospitalized in stable condition.

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The Times-Picayune

Dire condition of New Orleans elementary highlights need for school maintenance fund, supporters say

Joan Reilly, principal of Homer A. Plessy Community School in New Orleans, is an optimist. So when the state Department of Health and Hospitals inspector met her for a tour of the A. P. Tureaud Elementary campus in the 7th Ward, after her charter organization rented the building and just one month before she was to welcome students back from vacation, she thought, "Nothing a coat of paint can't fix."

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NOLA.com

Zwanze Day in New Orleans (Sept. 20) means special beers on tap at Avenue Pub

Every year on that day, beer-drinkers from America to Japan tap into one of the very rarest brews in the world: Zwanze, an experimental beer created annually by the Cantillon brewery in Belgium. Avenue Pub , 1732 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, is one of about 25 bars in the U.S. to receive a keg of the rare beer, meaning a limited number of local beer drinkers get to taste the special brew.

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Best of New Orleans

What's new with New Orleans Suspects: interview

Though Ouroboros is the third album from the New Orleans Suspects, CR Gruver, who's on keyboards, electric kazoo, drums and vocals, says it's really more like the band's first. "It's our first all-original studio , so we're kind of putting it out there, making a statement as to who we are as a band and who we are, musically," he says.

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WWOZ

"The vigilante mob broke into the back of the jail."

The prison was located where the Municipal Auditorium stands today, just across Rampart Street where Cosimo would record New Orleans' musical history at his J&M Recording Studio. Cosimo's father, John Matassa, established the family's grocery store a couple blocks further from the massacre so he must have referred to this incident in teaching his son the immediacy and gravity of stirring New Orleans' racial sensitivities.

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The Times-Picayune

New Orleans should let millennials take the lead on innovations like Uber: Seth Guidry

In recent years, New Orleans has become a hotbed for young people wanting to start businesses and innovate, but city officials are still behind the times. Disruptive technologies that have been popping up in most states across the country are having a hard time taking off in Louisiana -- and New Orleans specifically -- because of outdated regulations and a reluctance to change.

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The Jersey Journal

Letter: Failure of New Orleans levees caused Katrina devastation

While it is lovely and life-affirming to read about the efforts of St. Phillips Baptist Church for the citizens of New Orleans immediately following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, and to read about these renewed relationships on the nine-year anniversary , it is necessary to correct an unfortunate and widely held misconception. Hurricane Katrina did not damage New Orleans.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times-Picayune

'Baking for Breast Cancer' fundraiser is Oct. 4 in New Orleans

The Amazons, a New Orleans-based benevolent society, will host the third annual "Baking for Breast Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign. Admission is free and open to the public.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

New Orleans Police arrest man in officer shooting

A commissioning ceremony on the U.S.S. Orleck took place this weekend. September 15 marks the 69th anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S.S. Orleck.

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The Times-Picayune

Gretna Police find one suspect in New Orleans police officer shooting dead, another wounded

Gretna Police on Sunday found a dead man inside a white SUV in Marrero and another suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment complex in Gretna. Both match the descriptions of suspects in the shooting of a New Orleans police officer earlier in the day, said Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson.

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The Times-Picayune

Fire early Sunday destroys eastern New Orleans warehouse

A four-alarm fire early Sunday destroyed a warehouse in eastern New Orleans that had been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina struck nine years ago, the New Orleans Fire Department said. Firefighters battled the four-alarm blaze at 4701 Downman Road for more than two hours, said Firefighter Michael Williams, a department spokesman.

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