Gretna

October 01, 2018 - 9:44 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama. The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that Lopinto says 40-year-old Saleh Omar, of Terrytown, has been charged with second-degree murder. Officials say Omar fled the...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
(WWL.com) - The Southern Poverty Law Center is sounding the alarm over a new report that shows more than one third of Louisiana law enforcement agencies do not have policies that address racial profiling. Deputy Legal Director Lisa Graybill says it’s a troubling discovery. "It's a failure for both...
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August 18, 2018 - 6:27 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man whose true name remains a mystery has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a suburban New Orleans judge for possessing roughly $600,000 worth of cocaine. The 35-year-old Gretna resident was convicted by a jury on July 10. A Friday news release from the Jefferson Parish...
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Chris Miller
August 10, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Gretna Police say a man stabbed his girlfriend to death as she pushed her baby in a stroller. The infant child was found crying on the ground next to his mother's body. Police today tell us they got a call shortly after 5:00 a.m. Thursday about a body laying in the 1200 block of Amelia Street...
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Chris Miller
January 09, 2018 - 12:02 pm
A schoolteacher arrested in November on charges of sending nude photos of herself to a student faces charges of sexting a second student, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Deputies booked Viridiana Figueroa-Ramos on November 17 when she was accused of sending nude photos to a 13-year-old student at...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 22, 2017 - 11:47 am
Authorities say a fire killed two eight-year-old girls in Gretna Sunday morning. The flames tore through their home in the 2300 block of Lafayette Street after 1:30am. Once the blaze was extinguished, crews found the twin girls inside the home. The fire's cause in under investigation. The state...
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