LaToya Cantrell to take oath as New Orleans new mayor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is about to get a new mayor.

LaToya Cantrell, the first woman to hold the post, takes the oath of office Monday, succeeding term-limited Mitch Landrieu. She won a November runoff election with 60 percent of the vote.

Cantrell, a Democrat, leaves a City Council post she won in 2012. Before that, she was an activist in the Broadmoor neighborhood, among the areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Inauguration ceremonies on Monday give her a chance to set...

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