One Marrero woman was arrested for DWI in June of 2011, just six months after pleading guilty to DWI in Jefferson Parish.  Her case file notes the prior conviction, that she hasn’t complied with her probation in Jefferson Parish, and that she continues to drive on a suspended license.

A second-offense DWI could have meant mandatory jail time. But the city attorney’s office allowed the woman to plead guilty to first-offense DWI, for a second time.


More than 1,100 Caddo and Webster students have signed up to participate in what some say are questionable Course Choice programs. According to parents, students, and Webster and Caddo education officials, FastPath Learning is signing up some students it shouldn’t — in many cases without parent or student knowledge.

Ground breaking for Magnolia Marketplace — a two-story mall on nearly seven acres off South Claiborne Ave. at Toledano St. in New Orleans — is slated for the third quarter of this year and a bit later than planned. Meanwhile, friction between the mall and nearby First Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, built in 1916, has eased. Life-long First Calvary member Jocquelyn Marshall said her church seems satisfied with an accord ironed out early this year with the help of New Orleans Councilmember LaToya Cantrell.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...