Residents: New Orleans razed homes without consent

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some residents are asking a judge to hold the city of New Orleans in contempt for allegedly demolishing structurally sound houses without notice and failing to maintain an accurate demolition list, in violation of a consent decree.
An attorney for the city, Franz Zibilich, said the new allegations "have no merit whatsoever."
The request, on behalf of residents with pending demolitions in the city after Hurricane Katrina,