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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 15, 2020 - 11:15 am
New Orleans Police say an argument on Royal Street ended with a woman shooting a man. "Victim and suspect were involved in verbal altercation, at which time suspect produced handgun and shot victim," according to a police report. It happened in the 600 block of Royal Street Tuesday night around 7:...
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WWL Newsroom
January 15, 2020 - 10:13 am
Kenny Kuhn reporting... A change in policy at Juvenile Court aims at keeping repeat juvenile offenders off the streets. In an interview with WWL TV today, D.A. Leon Cannizzaro said he applauds the policy change which comes after two juveniles allegedly burglarized cars in Lakeview and attempted to...
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This photo combo provided by the FBI shows a person of interests in connection of bank robberies in in North Carolina. The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who's been robbing banks in North Carolina. The FBI said in a statement on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, that the suspect wore a different wig during each heist in the Charlotte area. (FBI via AP)
Associated Press
January 11, 2020 - 4:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who's been robbing banks in North Carolina. The FBI said in a statement on Thursday that the suspect wore a different wig during each heist in the Charlotte area. One wig was blonde. Another was...
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Chris Miller
January 10, 2020 - 6:09 pm
Tulane Basketball player Bul Ajang has been kicked off the team after being arrested on rape charges, the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate reports. According to the report, Ajang's accuser told investigators that the rape happened after a Sunday night out. The woman called 911 and then went to...
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Chris Miller
January 09, 2020 - 3:44 pm
Gretna Police say a single suspect is responsible for nearly 30 vehicle break-ins in the Westbank city. Police picked up 19-year-old Dontell Jones of Harvey, based on him matching the description of a man caught on video breaking into cars in Gretna. "Upon arrival at the Gretna Police Department...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 09, 2020 - 11:42 am
It’s usually a very good feeling when the City of New Orleans comes together. Sometimes it’s the Saints and Mardi Gras that unifies us. Unfortunately a once in a lifetime disaster can also make us one. In this case, however, we all fall into the same group due to one thing: crime. The murder rate...
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Chris Miller
January 08, 2020 - 2:29 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 2800 block of Mt. Kennedy Drive in Marrero. Police say shortly after 3:45 p.m. today, officers were sent to investigate a call of a man shot in that location. "Responding deputies located the victim, who...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 07, 2020 - 10:08 am
UDPATE: Police say two suspects are in custody, the manhunt continues for "at least one additional suspect." Two schools returned to lockdown this afternoon. Reports now indicate that shots fired were by a police officer as the suspects in a vehcile allegedly sped toward police. New Orleans Police...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 07, 2020 - 8:19 am
Cops in the French Quarter are investigating after a shooter opened fire after 7:00am this morning on Bourbon Street. "Initial reports show a female victim with a gunshot wound to the elbow," according to an email form NOPD. The shooting happened in the 100 block of Bourbon Street. "The victim was...
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