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More than 200 people attended a Christmas program in Central City hosted by a ministry for children whose mothers are incarcerated.  

Blood shortages can be triggered by major accidents or disasters. But demand can also be linked to rare medical conditions. The Blood Center says it has only half the supply that’s needed.

A new report from The Data Center shows youth in New Orleans under tremendous stress.

New Orleans voters will be heading to the polls tomorrow to decide what the city drainage system will look like, how firefighters are paid and the direction of the Criminal District Court.  

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict finding that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. defrauded the federal government after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.

In the years before the hurricane, State Farm issued both federal government-backed flood insurance policies and general homeowners policies. After the hurricane, the company ordered its claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the government and spare the insurance company's coffers.

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Officials are getting ready for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at the new VA hospital in New Orleans. Veterans advised planners on what they wanted.

A new study from Tulane University found children in New Orleans are affected biologically by their neighborhoods.

New Orleans VFW

The New Orleans’ Veterans of Foreign Wars post is marking Veterans Day with a major renovation. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 9 a.m.

Six candidates in the race for the Louisiana Senate seat appeared on stage last night at a raucous televised debate from Dillard University. The four Republicans all support Donald Trump; the Democrats -- Hillary Clinton. Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  Democrats want to revise it. It was the final forum ahead of the Nov. 8 election for two Democrats and four Republicans to define their political positions.

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