As two of Louisiana's biggest newspapers reported, the state ranks 49th in a national study of children's quality of life.
From The Times Picayune:
"Despite some incremental improvements over the past few years, Louisiana children continue to be worse off than their counterparts in every state but Mississippi, according to various statistical measures analyzed in the 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book."
As The Advocate reports: "Their annual report profiles each state on such factors ranging from child and teen death rates to proficiency in reading and math."
New Orleans man arrested after officers find 34 grams of heroin in his home: NOPD - Vylandrus Dupree, 31, was booked Wednesday (April 26) into the Orleans Justice Center jail with various drug charges, according to the NOPD.