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There have been a series of incidents around New Orleans where people were struck and bruised by paintballs shot from a passing vehicle. Now the NOPD has made four arrests. The latest incident involved a little girl hit by the hard pellets and a man struck in the groin Sunday night near New Orleans...
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May 15, 2017 - 6:36 am
(AP) Authorities say a Baton Rouge high school quarterback who was set to graduate next week was fatally shot. News outlets report Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. L 'Jean McKneely says 18-year-old Bryant Lee was fatally shot in the head Saturday morning. Two other victims suffered...
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Don Ames
May 15, 2017 - 5:33 am
This is a great week to be a beer drinker in New Orleans. American Craft Beer Week celebrations kick off beginning today. And, there's plenty to celebrate. There are more local suds being sold in the area than ever before. In the last year, five breweries have opened in New Orleans. There are three...
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May 14, 2017 - 4:16 pm
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards gave the commencement address at LSU Friday, as the school is handing out a record 4,163 degrees. Edwards says this class also sets records for diversity. “It terms of the number of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, there are...
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May 14, 2017 - 9:21 am
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - A Louisiana man has died after being shot by a police officer on Interstate 10 in south Alabama after a traffic crash. Authorities say 35-year-old Jonathan Victor, of Metairie, Louisiana, died at a medical center early Saturday, hours after Friday's shooting about 10 miles...
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May 14, 2017 - 9:13 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A New Orleans woman has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme. A federal judge in Baton Rouge also ordered 56-year-old Demetrias Temple to pay $100,000 in restitution to the Medicare program and to forfeit an additional $100,000...
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May 14, 2017 - 7:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Department of Corrections investigators have arrested a guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the facility. The department says Saturday's shakedown resulted in the arrest of 23-year-...
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Chris Miller
May 13, 2017 - 4:08 pm
A Baldwin County, Alabama sheriff's deputy shot a Metairie resident on I-10 Friday night after a traffic crash, reports say. According to WWL-TV and WKRG-TV in Mobile, 35-year-old Jonathan David Victor was involved in a crash on I-10 near the Alabama/Florida line. The Mobile news media reports...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:06 pm
AMITE, La. (AP) _ Twelve inmates at the Tangipahoa Parish Prison have been indicted for manslaughter after they allegedly beat a fellow inmate to death. District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux says that a grand jury returned the indictments May 8 and he expects arraignments to be held within a few...
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May 13, 2017 - 9:16 am
The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office on Friday filed a notice to dismiss all remaining charges against an Uptown plastic surgeon charged with second-degree rape and video voyeurism. Dr. Alireza Sadeghi had faced trial based on allegations made by his former wife. The DA's office declined...
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