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January 26, 2017 - 7:51 am
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Michael Louviere, the Westwego police officer who was fatally shot in Marrero. Reese d’Aquin is a lifelong friend of Louviere and professional film maker who established the page, which features a video of d’Aquin telling the world about his childhood friend. D...
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January 26, 2017 - 7:38 am
The NOPD is investigating a traffic crash involving a NOPD officer on a motorcycle. The incident happened at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Calliope streets. Initial reports show the officer suffered injuries to the back and leg and has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. No...
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January 26, 2017 - 7:26 am
An 18-year-old high school student who signed up to run for Gretna mayor has been disqualified from the race. William Boartfield Jr.'s ouster results from a lawsuit accusing him of not living in Gretna long enough to run. State District Judge Raymond Steib disqualified him after a hearing Tuesday...
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January 26, 2017 - 7:14 am
Tears of relief and joy flowed in a New Orleans courtroom as prosecutors formally dropped charges against a man who spent more than 20 years behind bars for a 1992 crime spree that included the slaying of a British tourist. Robert Jones had been free on bond since 2015 as legal advocates, including...
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January 26, 2017 - 4:50 am
Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approves more than $1.5 million in funding for teaching residencies. Department of Education Assistant Superintendent of Talent, Hanna Dietsch, says beginning in 2018 teacher candidates will be required to complete one year residencies,...
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January 26, 2017 - 4:20 am
U.S. Coast Guard officials say a helicopter crew helped evacuate a passenger from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said in a statement that it received a report Wednesday evening that the 45-year-old man was suffering symptoms similar to a heart attack...
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January 26, 2017 - 2:58 am
Walker Police are working to identify a female body that was found under an I-12 bridge. Captain John Sharp says employees of Gravity Draining District Five of Livingston Parish were working to clear debris under the bridge when they made the gruesome discovery. “We responded and were able to...
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January 26, 2017 - 2:30 am
Police say a woman backed over her husband with a pickup truck, killing him. It's reported that Jefferson Parish arrest records show 46-year-old Sherry Pruitt, of Grand Isle, is charged with vehicular homicide, driving without a license and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. According to Grand...
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January 25, 2017 - 12:14 pm
Politicians in New York, Seattle and other "sanctuary cities" that protect immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally declared Wednesday they won't be intimidated by a move by President Donald Trump to cut off millions in federal funding to such communities. Some cities and advocates vowed legal...
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January 25, 2017 - 11:24 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Officer arrested a 14-year-old John Ehret student at school this week and booked him for recent armed robberies of food delivery drivers. Decardion Stevenson faces three counts of armed robbery. In November of last year, a delivery driver for Wing Zone in Marrero...
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