Mayor Mitch Landrieu en Mayor Landrieu Asks For Help From State Troopers And Regular Citizens <p>New Orleans&nbsp;Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to provide updates on last weekend's Bourbon Street shooting that left 10 people wounded.</p><p>Landrieu says he asked Governor Bobby Jindal to send 100 state troopers to New Orleans to patrol on a permanent basis, and the mayor called on citizens to work with police to help find those responsible for the shooting.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:06:37 +0000 Janaya Williams 63716 at Mitch Landrieu Begins Second Term As Mayor Of New Orleans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has taken the oath of office for his second term. The mayor must find a way to pay for mandated reforms, as well as for recovery projects launched after Hurricane Katrina.</span></p><p>Mayor Landrieu took the oath of office with other elected city officials at a ceremony in the restored Saenger Theater&nbsp;— a location selected for its own backstory.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:54:11 +0000 Eileen Fleming 60121 at Voters In New Orleans Give Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2nd Term Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Over the weekend New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated a big reelection victory. In triumph, the mayor reflected on the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)<p>MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU: We got up. We dusted ourselves off. We took that first step. And then we took another. We pressed on and we as a people have come back strong.<p>MONTAGNE: Still, there are plenty of problems facing Landrieu in his second term - among them high unemployment and crime. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 53345 at New Orleans Mayor Wins Re-Election In A Landslide 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.<p>"The results tonight confirm what we hoped was true four years ago: that the people of this great city are ready to move forward," Landrieu told is supporters in a victory speech.<p>Landrieu had 64 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting in Saturday's election.<p>The city's beleaguered sheriff, Marlin Gusman, led three opponents in his race, despite having come under fire last year for problems at Sun, 02 Feb 2014 06:54:06 +0000 Associated Press 53706 at Mayor Landrieu Wins Re-election <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been re-elected. An early commanding lead never faltered.</span></p><p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 05:00:11 +0000 Eileen Fleming 53230 at Citywide Elections Under Way In New Orleans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans voters are heading to the polls today. They’ll decide if incumbent Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gets a second four-year term.</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 53193 at Region Begins To Stir From Icy Hold, But Danger Remains <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-30bc1386-df54-9478-03ff-12b47b152be6"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The City of New Orleans and the metro region have begun to emerge from the winter storm that forced a near-complete shutdown of everything from airports to roads to restaurants, according to a city press conference held Wednesday morning.</span></span></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:48:45 +0000 Jason Saul 52978 at New Orleans Braces For Ice Storm <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has declared a state of emergency as a winter ice storm bears down on the southern states. New Orleans is on high alert to cope with unusually cold and rough weather.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 52874 at Pressure Rising In New Orleans Mayoral Race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 400 people packed a debate held at Dillard University where Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highlighted accomplishments of his four-year term. His two challengers — NAACP New Orleans chapter President </span>Danatus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> King and former judge Michael </span>Bagneris<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — then slammed the incumbent for what they say is not being done.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 52230 at President Obama Endorses Mitch Landrieu In Mayor's Race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting some high-powered backing of his re-election campaign. It comes from the White House.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama has stepped in to offer his support to Mayor </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>University of New Orleans political science professor Ed Chervenak says it’s a significant step in a mayoral race.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 51503 at