NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked the federal government on Tuesday for more help fighting a murder epidemic that took almost 200 lives in his city last year.

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    fighting a murder epidemic that took almost 200 ... creating a "surge" team of 50 officers from the FBI and other federal agencies, along with six federal prosecutors, who would work in New Orleans for at least six months.
    05/21/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Mayor Nagin orders mandatory evacuation in New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — As he ordered residents to leave the city ... will send a very clear message to the people in the Gulf Coast to really pay attention," said Federal Emergency Management Agency chief David Paulison. Gustav had already killed more than ...
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