Top New Orleans news: Special committee to probe hotel collapse; city hires lawyer for investigation

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By Hoodline - Published on January 30, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in New Orleans.

Former high-profile US attorney hired by City Hall to probe embattled city agency

Former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite and his law firm have been retained to assist City Hall with its internal investigation into the Department of Safety and Permits.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

Crime analyst finds low car burglary solve rate in 2019

Only 9% of vehicle burglaries reported to New Orleans police in 2019 ended in arrests, a report presented to the New Orleans City Council found.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

City Council forms special committee for Hard Rock collapse investigation

Spearheaded by council members Helena Moreno and Jason Williams, the council's objective is to seek out information and get it relayed to the public.

Read the full story on WDSU6.

'NCIS: New Orleans' to film in Algiers

The TV series "NCIS: New Orleans" will be filming in Algiers through Friday, and on Tuesday. There will be some street closures.

Read the full story on WGNO.

Northwestern State defeats New Orleans

Chudier Bile had 20 points and Nikos Chougkaz had 13 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, as Northwestern State defeated New Orleans 82-74 on Wednesday night.  New Orleans lost its fourth straight game for the third time this season. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

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