Crime & Justice

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Associated Press
October 11, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Imprisoned former NFL star Darren Sharper is pressing on with his attempts to reduce his 18-year federal sentence in a sexual assault case. An on-again-off-again appeal was revived Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. It follows a U.S. district judge's...
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Don Ames
October 11, 2019 - 10:04 am
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith has announced that, as of 9 a.m. Friday Oct. 11, the employment of Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was terminated. Deputy Chief Longino was stopped by Causeway Police on the bridge Thursday morning and was...
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October 11, 2019 - 5:53 am
(AP) — A large cross has disappeared from the wreckage of an African American church in Louisiana that was burned down in an arson case. News outlets report the white fiberglass cross belonged to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas. It was one of three historic churches set ablaze in arson...
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Associated Press
October 11, 2019 - 5:25 am
(AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Justice of the Peace in a New Orleans suburb will serve three years in prison for diverting money from a court bank account for his personal use. Patrick Hale Dejean was sentenced Thursday. He is the former Justice of the Peace for the Second Justice Court of...
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Chris Miller
October 09, 2019 - 1:35 pm
New Orleans Police say a 16-year-old boy tried to rob a man of his car in New Orleans East, but was foiled by a steering wheel lock and a Cox Cable box. "October 5, 2019 around 12 p.m. in the 6800 block of Curran Boulevard, the arrested subject, identified as a 16-year-old male, approached the...
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Thomas Perumean
October 07, 2019 - 5:47 am
Three years ago Evangelisto Ramos was found guilty on a 10-2 verdict before a jury in Louisiana, one of only two states left in the union that allow split verdicts. In the opening session of the U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments whether to allow Louisiana require unanimous verdicts...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 5:52 am
A shoplifting incident at Saks Fifth Avenue on Canal Street became an officer-involved shooting Friday evening. NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson says a probation and parole agent was working a private security detail at Saks Fifth Avenue along with a levee board officer when the shooting took...
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October 04, 2019 - 12:42 pm
The lawyer for a black man seeking to move his trial from a Louisiana courthouse with a Confederate statue out front says the state's Supreme Court won't move the trial. Niles Haymer says the court denied the appeal by a 6-0 vote. One justice abstained. No reason was given. Haymer's client, Ronnie...
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Thomas Perumean
October 04, 2019 - 6:17 am
An 18-year-old is wanted for attempted second degree murder after he is alleged to have shot his sister's boyfriend in the head. Damion Smith is accused trying to kill the victim on September 27th. Sheriff's received a call to a residence on South Howard Avenue in Metairie. When deputies arrived...
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