Crime & Justice

Chris Miller
August 14, 2018 - 3:04 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a deadly shooting in downtown New Orleans. Police say it happened around 2:10 p.m. in the 900 block of Gravier Street, and also involved a vehicle accident. NOPD Commander Nick Gernon says it appears the victim was shot in the head while inside the car, which...
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Chris Miller
August 14, 2018 - 1:52 pm
A 72-year-old woman turned herself in to face felony charges in a fatal hit-and-run near Causeway and I-10 last week, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers say Elva Lafaye surrendered Tuesday, after investigators located her vehicle and identified her. Gordon Poydras was struck Wednesday...
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Chris Miller
August 13, 2018 - 4:34 pm
New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison today said crime is down over the first six months of the year. "Murders are down nearly five percent," said Harrison. "Non-fatal shootings are down almost 38 percent." Harrison said the decrease in shootings in the first half of the year is significant. "...
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Chris Miller
August 13, 2018 - 1:36 pm
New Orleans Police today announced several arrests as part of a large narcotics investigation. Police this morning said 71 suspects have been arrested, with warrants out for 54 more. "We are not going to let up until we ensure that they are off the streets of New Orleans," said Mayor LaToya...
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David Blake
August 13, 2018 - 12:35 pm
The case of a man who chased down an alleged pick pocket and then allegedly beat him to death continues to draw plenty of public interest. Thirty-one-year-old Simon Morris has been charged with manslaughter. New Orleans Police booked Morris after they say he chased down and beat the man he said...
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This undated image posted to Richard Russell's YouTube channel shows Russell, an airline ground agent. Investigators are piecing together how Russell stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound in Washington. (Richard Russell/YouTube via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old airport worker who stole a commercial plane Friday night, performing acrobatic stunts before the fatal plunge into a thick...
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August 12, 2018 - 9:16 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana sheriff's deputy on school duty shocked a non-verbal, autistic 10th-grader with a stun gun, then left him lying in his own urine until an emergency crew arrived 13 minutes later. The boy has been afraid even to let his family go out...
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The site on Ketron Island in Washington state where an Horizon Air turboprop plane crashed after it was stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport is seen from the air, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, near Steilacoom, Wash. Investigators were working to find out how an airline employee stole the plane Friday and crashed it after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 11, 2018 - 3:39 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that...
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Don Ames
August 11, 2018 - 12:24 pm
New Orleans police say a man chased down a thief who'd stolen his wallet and beat him to death. The Advocate reports that a man swiped Simon Morris' wallet outside an Uptown gasoline station on Friday morning. Morris than chased the thief across the street and beat him to death with his fists and...
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August 10, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans police say a continuing dispute reportedly was behind a recent triple shooting on Interstate 10, and a 19-year-old man is accused. A news release Friday says police have a warrant to arrest Nas Jackson of New Orleans on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault...
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