Top New Orleans news: Dave Bartholomew laid to rest; street camps on rise in city; more

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Dave Bartholomew | Photo: Celebrity Passings. A Page of Sad Farewells/Facebook

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in New Orleans.

‘Extreme’ street camps point to lack of affordable housing

“We're seeing folks who are being forced out by our affordable housing crisis, and that's a new population,” said Jennifer Avegno, director of the city’s Department of Health.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

New Orleans levees sinking faster than planned

The Army Corps of Engineers has notified Congress that global sea-level rise and southeast Louisiana’s soft soils have caused earthen levees to sink faster than expected.

Read the full story on WWL.

Musician Dave Bartholomew laid to rest in New Orleans

Trumpet player and bandleader David Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Sunday.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

2 arrested in connection with shooting that injured 5-year-old

Police have arrested two people in connection with an incident in the 7000 block of Bundy Road that left a 5-year-old with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

Court reviews case of mural with 'infamous' Trump quotes

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on whether New Orleans' regulations for murals violate the free speech of a landowner whose fence painting features Donald Trump quotes from a 2005 "Access Hollywood" recording.

Read the full story on The Seattle Times.

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