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Strip club owner charged with rape
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Associated Press
December 06, 2019 - 5:54 am
(AP) -- The owner of a strip club in a popular New Orleans entertainment district has been charged with raping an intoxicated, underage girl who was visiting the area with friends. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control told news outlets it had investigated complaints of underage...
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Chris Miller
December 06, 2019 - 4:43 am
New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a woman Thursday afternoon. Police say it happened in the 14,000 block of Michoud Boulevard around 3:40 p.m. Shortly before 2:30 a.m., police were called because of a shooting in the 2300 block of St. Anthony Street. "NOPD Seventh District...
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Motwani
don-ames
December 05, 2019 - 10:09 pm
A Bourbon Street strip club operator allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl at his club last year, according to court documents. Vishal "Bobby" Botwani was arrested on counts of third-degree rape, false imprisonment and indecent behavior with a minor. Orleans Parish court records show he was jailed...
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don-ames
December 05, 2019 - 9:48 pm
The NOPD says a man was fatally shot in the face in Gentilly Thursday night. The shooting took place in the 1300 block of Prentiss Avenue, near City Park. Officers got the call shortly before 8 p.m. They arrived at the scene to find a male victim with a gunshot wound to the face. The victim was...
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Marvel
WWL Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 9:06 pm
The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a new comic book, “...
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Gov. Edwards
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WWL Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office. The disruption to tradition is caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other statewide elected...
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Steve Geller
December 05, 2019 - 4:21 pm
New addition Manti Te’o may end up seeing some action Sunday for the Saints. Linebackers Kiko Alonso (thigh) and A.J. Klein (knee) missed their 2nd straight day of practice. Both got banged up against Atlanta. Thanks short week! Guard Andrus Peat also did not practice as he remains sidelined with a...
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Jefferson Parish Courthouse
Jim Hanzo
December 05, 2019 - 3:42 pm
A Jefferson Parish jury found a man guilty today, of brutally stabbing and strangling a woman in her Terrytown apartment. 34-year-old Irwin Gomez-Colon Gomez-Colon was found to be guilty as charged of second-degree murder in the April 22, 2017, death of Nancy Yahaira Gomez Rodriguez, 33, a native...
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Dominique Bonney
Jim Hanzo
December 05, 2019 - 1:52 pm
NOPD officers are searching a man who is wanted in connection with an armed carjacking incident that occurred in the 200 block of South Villere Street. The victim told police that last Sunday, around 10:18 a.m., he was cleaning the windows on his vehicle when he was approached by an unknown black...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Are Mardi Gras parades too long? Changes to New Orleans' Mardi Gras ordinance may be coming. One proposal is to limit the number of marching clubs and other auxiliary units. While the city wants parades to be entertaining, they also don't want them going on and on and on. "And if you're on a day...
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