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A Northshore father will go to prison for the rest of his life for killing his newborn son. "A St. Tammany Parish jury found Anthony Dearmas, 27, of New Orleans, guilty Friday (July 19) of first-degree murder in the death of his son, 6-week-old Karter Smith," District Attorney Warren Montgomery...
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Newell Normand
July 17, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Amid a conversation about the seemingly endless challenges the Sewerage and Water Board faces, Newell read a blood-boiling text today from a listener that read, "I just passed by Florida Avenue and Pauger St and saw two men dumping trash into the canal. We will never keep drains clean as long as we...
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Chris Miller
July 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Four New Orleans Police officers have been fired and two more put on suspension, in the deadly car crash into the Unity-1 Salon in Broadmoor on March 20. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said the NOPD's internal investigation found officers violated the department's policy on...
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July 16, 2019 - 11:34 am
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 2000 block of Abundance Street. Police say shortly before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to investigate a call of shots fired in that area. "Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male victim inside...
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New Orleans Police say a suspect was so upset about losing his wallet, and the money in it, that he decided to rob a business. It happened Monday evening around 6:30pm in New Orleans East in the 7300 block of Read Blvd. "Suspect lost his wallet and became irate inside location. Suspect went behind...
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The NOPD today released crime statistics for the past three months. "The New Orleans Police Department announced today... continued reductions in violent crime in New Orleans during the 2nd quarter of 2019, including a 33-percent drop in murders and a 30-percent decline in armed robberies," the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 05, 2019 - 10:29 am
New Orleans Police are looking for suspects they say carjacked a man after crashing into his car. It happened along the I-10 Service Road at Crowder last night around 9:45pm. "When he exited onto Service Road, a dark sedan struck his vehicle," according to a police report. "Both the passenger and...
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July 04, 2019 - 8:31 am
New Orleans police say a woman stopped to fill up at a gas station around 1:00am. "Victim was pumping gas, and her friend was standing inside of passenger side door," according to the NOPD Major Offense Log. "Suspect, who was walking by, threw friend to the ground, jumped in the driver's seat and...
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Cops say a 12-year-old boy shot his mother in the head, and they don't think it was an accident. "The NOPD has arrested a 12-year-old juvenile male in connection with an attempted homicide," according to a news release. "The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she remains in critical...
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Thomas Perumean
July 02, 2019 - 10:20 am
Is it theft of trade secrets or academics collaborating on a project? That question is at the center of a case where two top hyrology researchers are facing criminal charges. Ehad Meselhe and Kelin Hu have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to steal trade secrets, attempting to steal...
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