Crime & Justice

Don Ames
October 18, 2018 - 9:14 pm
A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy caught fabricating the probable cause on a DWI report in January of 2016 was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Bryan “Ricky” Steinert, 42, of one count of falsely swearing for the purpose of violating public...
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October 18, 2018 - 8:54 pm
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana man suspected in up to five murders has been found living in Mississippi. Hancock County Sheriff's Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner, in a news release Thursday, said Darrell Williams Jr. and his wife, Casi Williams, are in custody. It's unknown if either have an attorney. The...
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October 18, 2018 - 8:40 pm
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana man suspected in up to five murders has been found living in Mississippi. Hancock County Sheriff's Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner, in a news release Thursday, said Darrell Williams Jr. and his wife, Casi Williams, are in custody. It's unknown if either have an attorney. The...
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October 18, 2018 - 8:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A New Orleans-area man has admitted keeping an autistic relative captive in a tent, a shed and a cage installed for animals. Jody Lambert of Amite also admitted shoving the woman to the ground, regularly insulting and threatening her, and knowing about other physical and...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 4:56 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies booked a 16-year-old student at Northshore High School on a terrorizing charge Wednesday night. “A parent contacted Slidell Police after they were made aware that the teen had sent text messages to other students referencing guns and his plans...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 2:49 pm
The New Orleans City Council today took action it hopes will help more ex-cons looking for a second chance find one. The council agreed to forbid city contractors from putting questions on initial job applications about an applicant’s criminal history. It’s similar to a 2014 policy the city enacted...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:07 pm
(WWL.com) -- Governor Edwards says the state is putting an additional $7 million into prisoner rehabilitation and education programs. Edwards says the funding comes from the savings the state has seen since reforming its criminal justice system last year and the dollars should have an impact. "...
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David Blake
October 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Will new anti-crime initiative in New Orleans work? New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has launched an initiative known as ''Cure Violence" and it's funded with 1.5 million dollars in federal grant money. The violence-reduction model, similar to Chicago's "Cease Fire" program, will send conflict...
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Chris Miller
October 16, 2018 - 6:50 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell used the Night Out Against Crime to roll out a new approach to crime fighting. Called "Cure Violence," the mayor said it would be a holistic approach to dealing with crime and its root causes. "The initiative will serve as a major component in reducing and...
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This undated photo provided by Barron County, Wis., Sheriff’s Department, shows Jayme Closs. Authorities say that Closs, a missing teenage girl, could be in danger after two adults were found dead at a home in Barron, Wis., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn't a runaway and investigators believe she's in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early...
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