public safety

The New Orleans City Council will be hearing amendments today on the next budget. One would beef up the 911 dispatch center.

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Every month, New Orleans police file crime statistics with the federal government. These numbers turn into lists of the nation’s most violent cities, and those lists impact factors from economic development to residents’ sense of safety. The Sunday edition of the Times-Picayune and features reporting from John Simerman and Gordon Russell on these stats.

Kenner officials say the city's vehicle inspection station has begun accepting credit cards and debit cards for payment.

Officials of the city in suburban New Orleans said there is no additional charge to use plastic to pay for annual inspections to receive a city brake tag.

The tags cost $10 and are good for 1 year.