Latest Mitch Landrieu News

Judge freezes millions from trust that benefits New Orleans

Sep. 25, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge has frozen the ability of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to hand out money from a land trust while the City Council and mayor fight for control of money. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate reports the ruling by Orleans Parish Civil...

Family, friends say farewell to former New Orleans mayor

Sep. 10, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heartfelt stories of a man's courage, generosity, faith and love for his family were heard Saturday as family and friends bid farewell to former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, whose legacy includes standing against segregation at a time when some preferred the status quo. ...

New Orleans political patriarch Moon Landrieu has died

Sep. 05, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu — whose early, lonely stand against segregationists in the Louisiana legislature launched a political career at the forefront of sweeping changes on race — died Monday, a family friend confirmed. He was 92. Ryan...

Jackson's new worry: More water pressure could break pipes

Sep. 02, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure slowly improved in Mississippi's capital city Friday but officials outlined numerous challenges and occasional setbacks as they worked to restore running water from the city's aging, neglected water system to all in the city of 150,000. A minor...

New Orleans moves to end federal oversight of police

Aug. 16, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials asked a federal judge Tuesday to end court-supervised oversight of its police department under a pact negotiated with the U.S. Justice Department a decade ago, after deadly police shootings of civilians following Hurricane Katrina cast renewed scrutiny on...

Biden, Democrats bet on long-term goals for short-term boost

Aug. 09, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s legislative victories have aimed to position the U.S. to “win the economic competition of the 21st century,” but his investments to boost the nation’s technology, infrastructure and climate resilience over the next decade are set against a...

New Orleans to seek end of police department reform pact

Aug. 04, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials will ask a federal judge to end a decade of court-ordered oversight of the city's police department, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Thursday, saying a 2013 reform pact is now an unnecessary bureaucratic burden on the understaffed force. ...

Feds: $401M will add high-speed internet to rural US places

Jul. 28, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states from Alaska to Arkansas. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told...