Crime & Justice

Chris Miller
August 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Slidell Police say an impaired driver crashed head-on into a school bus this morning, shuttling down Hwy. 11 for more than two hours. Police say no children were on the bus at the time of the wreck. "Witnesses say that 26-year-old, Alexandra Alley (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), was traveling south on...
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WWL Newsroom
August 23, 2019 - 1:44 pm
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota are investigating the deaths of a former NFL lineman and his wife and say the couple's son is a suspect. The bodies of 63-year-old Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found Wednesday after a friend went to their home in Long Prairie for a...
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Thomas Perumean
August 23, 2019 - 8:51 am
After a career in law enforcment, 48-year-old Gladue 'Joey' Istre is wanted individual facing upgraded charges of first degree rape from a case brought against him in February. Istre is also being investigated for a number sexual assault allegations in the neighboring parishes, the Times-Picayune/...
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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 10:06 pm
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred just before 8:00 pm tonight in the 4100 block of East Ames Blvd. in Marrero. At around 7:55 pm, Third District deputies were dispatched to a report of a man shot inside a residence...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 9:59 pm
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon has issued a cease and desist order against State Farm in a dispute over hurricane deductibles before Hurricane Barry. The state Department of Insurance received a complaint July 17 from a policyholder who claimed the company was requiring a hurricane...
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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre is being sued by the ACLU, accusing his department of detaining a US Citizen for four days for immigration review because he was Hispanic. Legal Director Katie Schwartzmann says the office has a policy of unconstitutionally detaining Hispanic or Hispanic...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 6:05 pm
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 6700 block of Chef Menteur Highway. Police say shortly before 6:00 p.m. Thursday, officers found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds in that area. Anyone who has information should call Crimestoppers at (504...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 8:02 am
In October the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Evangelisto Ramos, convicted of second-degree murder in 2014 by a 10-2 vote of a split jury. The decision from the court could have far reaching implications into the constitutionality of split jury decisions, which have been used in Louisiana...
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Chris Miller
August 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
The Slidell Police Department says two adults are under arrest after a school resource officer Tuesday discovered a 5-year-old kindergarten student had crack and powder cocaine. "The school resource officer was made aware of the situation after an alert teacher saw the kindergarten student holding...
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OPSO
Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 7:09 am
Aspiring rapper Mike Dough-aka-Michael Young is going to prison for the next 27-years after pleading guilty to shooting his cousin in the head inside Verret's Bar in 2016. Michael Young averted a scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in connection to the...
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