Crime & Justice

DNA lab
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Thomas Perumean
December 04, 2019 - 6:49 am
The New Orleans Police Department is set to significantly boost its crime-solving power in the new year. Superintendent Shaun Ferguson says the department is prepared to begin construction of its own crime lab, complete with DNA analysis, to speed up the processing of forensic evidence gathered...
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Chris Miller
December 04, 2019 - 4:38 am
New Orleans Police are investigating two homicides that happened in separate overnight incidents. Shortly before 2:30 a.m., police were called because of a shooting in the 2300 block of St. Anthony Street. "Upon arrival, they discovered an unknown adult male victim unresponsive at a residence...
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Chris Miller
December 02, 2019 - 12:36 pm
The NOPD says the FBI has joined the investigation into ten people being shot on Canal Street early Sunday as a crowd of people enjoyed downtown after the Bayou Classic. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson says it appears two groups of people from out of town had some kind of problem...
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don-ames
December 01, 2019 - 1:52 pm
New Orleans Police officials have announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a mass shooting that left 10 injured early Sunday morning on Canal Street. NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced the reward around noon Sunday, hours after gunfire broke out in the 700 block...
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don-ames
December 01, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Dozens of New Orleans police officers and State Police were on the scene of a mass shooting when gunfire on Canal Street early Sunday morning wounded 10 people. It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Canal Street during a busy Bayou Classic weekend. New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson...
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Don Ames
December 01, 2019 - 6:09 am
The New Orleans Police Department now says that the total number of victims in a Sunday morning shooting on the edge of the French Quarter is 10, not 11 as previously reported. Ten people were injured after being involved in gunfire on Canal Street early Sunday morning. According to NOPD...
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Don Ames
November 30, 2019 - 10:33 am
A construction worker hurt in last month's collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans has been deported to his native Honduras. Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma, a Honduran national who worked as a metal worker in New Orleans for the past 18 years, was deported by US Customs and...
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Federal inmate gets seven more years
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Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 5:58 am
(AP) — A federal inmate in Louisiana has been sentenced to additional time for assaulting a staff member in a prison kitchen. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says 38-year-old Brandon L. Jones was sentenced to seven more years in prison on Friday for assaulting a federal officer at the U.S...
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Don Ames
November 24, 2019 - 5:42 am
SUNO officials say a man was shot and killed inside a building on Southern University at New Orleans' campus late Saturday night. According to New Orleans police officials, the incident took place inside the the "SUNO Small Business Incubator" building near the 6800 block of Press Drive around...
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Chris Miller
November 22, 2019 - 5:03 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is hoping the public can help them identify an arson suspect who set fire to a Rolls Royce. The incident happened early in the morning of September 16 in the 2900 block of Lime Street in Metairie. "The suspects arrived to the scene in an light-colored Lincoln...
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