Crime & Justice

Jim Hanzo
February 20, 2019 - 2:53 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office announced they've arrested an 18-year-old Thibodaux man on Wednesday. Lane Levron was arrested on warrants for Pornography Involving Juveniles, Computer-aided Solicitation for Sexual Purposes, and Cyberbullying. The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Two civil rights groups have gone to court saying a city official in New Orleans won't provide a map showing the location of 400 surveillance cameras. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center announced the legal action Wednesday. They...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing a Gretna teen in Louisiana more than five years ago. 23-year-old Brent Riggins pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Hester of Gretna. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office said Riggins...
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February 20, 2019 - 1:06 pm
(WWL.com) - A 67-year-old Opelousas woman was arrested for allegedly shooting her llama after it attacked her. St. Landry sheriff deputies responded to Madeline Bourgeois’ home to find the injured llama, named Earl, limping in the pasture. Major Eddie Thibodeaux said Bourgeois is now charged with...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A missing 16-year-old was found, nude and incoherent, after her family received threatening text messages, and a registered sex offender and a man paroled after a manslaughter conviction have been arrested, Louisiana State Police said Tuesday. The girl had been missing for days...
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February 19, 2019 - 5:20 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say the mother of two toddlers found with bruises and cigarette burns has been arrested. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Jason Rivarde tells news outlets 24-year-old Courtney Simonson was booked Thursday with two counts of cruelty to a juvenile...
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David Blake
February 19, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Serpas: Dangerous for media, public to jump to conclusions about police-involved shooting The investigation into the Canal Street shooting in which five innocent bystanders were wounded Sunday night remains in the early stages, but some people are already drawing negative conclusions about actions...
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Chris Miller
February 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today issued a statement praising first responders and said that while New Orleans is not "the Wild West," gun violence remains a problem for the Crescent City. The mayor's statement comes on the heels of five people being wounded in downtown New Orleans when...
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Chris Miller
February 18, 2019 - 3:02 pm
The man killed in a shootout with cops in downtown New Orleans was a member of a Houston gang, according to multiple reports. WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate report that the man shot and killed Sunday was 32-year-old Reginald Romero Bursey, considered "armed and dangerous" by Texas authorities...
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Chris Miller
February 18, 2019 - 10:52 am
A Kenner teenager, accompanied by his mother, handed himself over to police this morning to face battery charges after a Sunday morning shooting. Police say 17-year-old John Green shot a man in the arm inside a house at 833 Champaigne Drive. "The victim and witness, friends of the suspect’s family...
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