7:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

New Orleans Submits Legislative Agenda To Baton Rouge

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has released his wish list for the current session of the State Legislature. Items requested by City Hall include a tax increase for public safety and a more aggressive approach to clearing blighted property.

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Latest News
9:05 am
Thu September 5, 2013

5-Alarm Bywater Fire Damages Homes, Warehouses

New Orleans firefighters battled the blaze and Press at Urquhart Streets.
Credit April Siese


The New Orleans Fire Department battled an early morning five-alarm fire in the city's Bywater neighborhood.

There were reports of damage to at least two homes and two warehouses in the area. No injuries were reported.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m. It was under control by 3 a.m., but firefighters stayed on the scene through the morning to battle hot spots.

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New Orleans Fire Department
6:24 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Timothy McConnell Named New Superintendent Of The New Orleans Fire Department

A screen capture of Timothy A. McConnell during the press conference annoucing his appointment as Superintendent of the New Orleans Fire Department.
City of New Orleans

Timothy A. McConnell was named the New Orleans Fire Department's new Superintendent in a press conference held at City Hall on Wednesday.

McConnell, a 29-year veteran of the department, is the NOFD's eleventh superintendent since its founding as a modern firefighting organization in December 1891. McConnell joined the department in 1984 as a 22-year-old, according to information provided by the city, and rose through the ranks quickly.

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