crime

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 20, 2019 - 11:27 pm
Gunfire rang out Friday night on Canal Blvd. in New Orleans. "The NOPD is investigating a homicide at the intersection of City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard," Public Information Officer Aaron Looney confirmed. Witnesses described a series of gunshots around 10:30pm. Looney said, "There are a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 20, 2019 - 9:36 pm
The Mandeville police officer shot and killed Friday was Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing," Daniel M. Seuzeneau of the Slidell Police Department released on behalf of Mandeville PD. He says Liberto was a highly decorated and respected law...
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Chris Miller
September 20, 2019 - 12:07 pm
A Terrebonne Parish man is in jail on rape, battery, and cruelty to the infirm charges. The sheriff's office says it's thanks to an observant deputy and the bravery of the wheelchair-confined victim, who lived with her alleged assailant. An anonymous call requesting a welfare check led the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 18, 2019 - 9:25 am
New Orleans Police say robbers got away with canisters full of cash from an ATM in an armed robbery. "Victim was working on ATM when vehicle pulled up next to him," police reports show. "Two unknown black males exited vehicle and told victim to open machine." NOPD did not indicate how much the...
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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo speaks during a press conference, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Houston. A Houston police officer was hospitalized in stable condition after he was shot in a struggle with a suspect who along with three others stole two vehicles and attempted to kill a priest in a crime spree that played out as Democratic presidential candidates debated just miles away, the city's police chief said Friday. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
September 13, 2019 - 7:45 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Houston police officer was hospitalized in stable condition after he was shot with his own gun in a struggle with a suspect who along with three others stole two vehicles and attempted to kill a priest in a crime spree that played out as Democratic presidential candidates debated...
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Chris Miller
September 13, 2019 - 10:36 am
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Village de L'Est. Police say shortly after 12:00 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to investigate a call of a man shot in the 14100 block of Michoud Boulevard. "Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim lying on the...
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Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, left, listens as former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, right, responds to a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Associated Press
September 13, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that President Donald Trump inspired the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month. On the policy front,...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
Federal prosecutors in New Orleans today announced the conviction of two men in a massive, post-Katrina scam. The defendants, one of them a White House military aide under three presidents, were convicted of stealing millions of dollars that were supposed to help generate jobs in New Orleans after...
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Chris Miller
September 05, 2019 - 3:54 pm
A man wanted by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in a double-murder in a Marrero home has surrendered. The shootings killed a little girl, and left a young boy and an adult suffering from gunshot wounds. A spokesman for the sheriff's office says 22-year-old Malik McGinnis turned himself in...
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