investigations

The Lens: New Orleans Parking Enforcement
7:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New Orleans tightens rules on who gets the boot — and parking revenues soar

Motorist's nightmare.
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Feel like the city’s got a boot on your neck? How about on your tire?

There’s a reason why. In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.

“[W]e used to boot vehicles if they had more than three violations,” said city Department of Public Works parking administrator Zepporiah Edmonds, in testimony Wednesday afternoon before the City Council’s Budget-Audit Board of Review.

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The Lens: Taxi Reforms
1:47 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Council to debate taxi reforms that could end up putting more cabs on the street

Taxis would have to take credit cards and comply with other reform measures, if they pass the City Council.
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City officials Tuesday could take the first moves to expand the city’s number of taxicabs by as many as 120 Tuesday as they discuss a series of ordinances meant to improve the frequently criticized fleet.

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WWNO News Reports
7:06 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Investigators Checking What Caused I-10 Pileup

Two people were killed and more than 60 injured in a pre-dawn multi-vehicle pileup in New Orleans East that shut down a busy stretch of the I-10 for most of the day. Drivers say heavy fog covered the area.

Louisiana officials are investigating what triggered the 40-car pile-up that closed Interstate 10 and left dozens critically injured. A responding tow truck driver says he heard screams from people pleading for help.

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