Crime & Justice

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April 20, 2019 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect...
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April 20, 2019 - 7:27 am
(WWL.com) - Three people have been arrested for allegedly planting fake bombs at Bienville Parish schools to distract authorities while they robbed nearby banks. Fire Marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says the plan was to sow terror and confusion to draw local police to one area of the town,...
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Chris Miller
April 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting death that happened early this morning in St. Roch. According to police, a homeowner in the 2300 block of Franklin Ave. heard an alarm indicating his shed had been broken into. Cops say the homeowner armed himself with two handguns and went outside to...
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April 18, 2019 - 9:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman was sentenced Thursday to three years and five months in prison for faking her own kidnapping and sending her ex-boss texts demanding $4,500 in ransom — a plot foiled by FBI agents who found her in Jackson, Mississippi, along with the phone she used to threaten...
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April 18, 2019 - 9:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crowdfunding drive to help rebuild three African American churches gutted by arson fires in Louisiana has surpassed its original $1.8 million goal. A spokeswoman for GoFundMe says in a Thursday email that people in all 50 states and around the world have made more than 35,000...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a Gray resident shot his neighbor in the face for playing music too loud. Thomas Kennedy, age 70, was booked with attempted second degree murder. "Just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, deputies received a call of a shooting in the 200 block of Cypress...
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Chris Miller
April 16, 2019 - 6:21 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a reported kidnapping that happened last night in Mid City. Police say the suspect was waiting or his victim, a woman, outside her job near Iberville and N. Telemachus streets. "When the victim exited her job and got into the vehicle with a friend, the suspect...
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Jim Hanzo
April 16, 2019 - 9:58 am
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office announced that a Galliano man has been charged with attempted insurance fraud. Joey Delaune was arrested after admitting to his involvement in the crime, according to police. Deputies responded to a complaint of a pickup truck being partially submerged in a...
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David Blake
April 15, 2019 - 6:18 pm
Louisiana U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is hoping there be a breakthrough to get many Louisiana residents at least some of their money back from a giant Ponzi scheme. The convicted thief is Allen Stanford, who offered investors a deal that was way to good to be true and while he's serving a 110 year...
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April 15, 2019 - 6:17 pm
GRETNA, La. (AP) _ A former gymnastics coach who pleaded guilty to molesting 13 boys has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. The Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office says in a news release that 27-year-old Jonathan West of Kenner admitted offenses against boys ranging in age from 8 to 15...
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