Officials from Orleans, France, wrapped up several days of events marking a sister city agreement with the city of New Orleans. They attended the Joan of Arc parade over the weekend, as well as the official start of Carnival marked at Mardi Gras World. The city designation coincides with the Louisiana city’s Tricentennial celebrations.
More than 200 political, business and higher education leaders gathered at the Superdome Monday afternoon to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards announce high-tech company D-X-C is expanding into New Orleans. And it's bringing 2,000 new jobs starting in January.
Gov. John Bel Edwards was in New Orleans last week to accept an award from Court Watch NOLA for his work on criminal justice reform. Ten bills make up the Justice Investment Package, a campaign promise Edwards spearheaded in the State Legislature.
Researchers at Tulane University are getting $12 million dollars to develop drugs to fight a deadly virus in West Africa, the 'Lassa virus. Researchers will be headed from New Orleans to Sierra Leone and Nigeria to help.