Crime & Justice

Chris Miller
December 17, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A 73-year-old Massachusetts man faces two counts of aggravated rape in Jefferson Parish, for crimes that occurred around 40 years ago. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office today announced the arrest of Jason Franklin Sr. of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. "The incidents occurred at Franklin’s residence...
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Don Ames
December 16, 2018 - 9:59 am
The NOPD is investigating the Sunday morning shooting death of an unidentified adult female. About 5:15 a.m., NOPD Seventh District officers were advised that a concerned citizen had called to report an unknown person was down on the side of Lake Forest Boulevard, in the grassy area near Bullard...
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Don Ames
December 16, 2018 - 8:44 am
The NOPD is working a homicide by shooting at the intersection of Lake Forest Boulevard and Bullard Avenue. Police say a woman was found down with an apparent gunshot wound around 5:14 a.m. No additional information is available at this time.
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December 15, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With just over two weeks left in 2018, New Orleans is on pace to see a significant drop in the number of murders for the year, and could mark the lowest number of killings the city has seen in nearly half a century. As of Saturday, New Orleans police had investigated 137 murders...
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Don Ames
December 15, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office say an investigation dubbed 'Operation Naughty List' has led to 22 arrests in the parish. The two-day operation came after more than six months of intelligence gathering within the LPSO Narcotics Division, officials said. Sheriff Jason Ard said...
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December 15, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Louisiana grand jury has indicted a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death as her 1-year-old son sat nearby in a stroller. 42-year-old Damone Ussin, of Gretna, was formally charged with second-degree murder in Jefferson Parish. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson says...
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Don Ames
December 15, 2018 - 11:47 am
A Gretna preacher has admitted he stole more than $300,000 from his congregation. 61-year-old Joseph R. Alexander has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, stealing more than $320,000 from the Franklin Avenue Church of Christ over the course of seven years. Alexander confessed that he falsified the church’...
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December 14, 2018 - 1:46 pm
TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) -- A grand jury has handed up an indictment charging two brothers in the death of a Louisiana man who had been wrapped in duct tape and died of asphyxiation. Forty-year-old Saleh Omar and 18-year-old Yazan Omar were charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of 29-...
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December 14, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election...
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December 14, 2018 - 9:37 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in Louisiana say a man wearing a shirt and hat decorated with the word "cocaine" spray-painted the word along Bourbon Street in New Orleans. News outlets report the graffiti has 45-year-old Sean Harrington charged with criminal damage to property and a historic building...
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