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Scoot
April 17, 2019 - 12:02 pm
French Quarter Fest 2019 attracted large crowds on a weekend with nearly perfect weather. With a minimal number of incidents, it is fair to say that this year’s French Quarter Fest was a huge success for both the city and those in attendance. If you were there for one or all of the days of the fest...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 10, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NOPD says there’s been a rash of “bold and brazen” juvenile crime in the last couple weeks. How do we stop it? What’s driving it? Is the solution more help for them, harsher sentences, or some combination of the two? To try and get a sense of what’s going on, I spoke with Darrin McCall, the...
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Newell Normand
March 29, 2019 - 3:28 pm
This Jussie Smollett case is disturbing on so many fronts. First the story itself. Smollett reports an early morning attack by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs, tied a rope around his neck, doused him with bleach yelling “its MAGA country!” Serious accusations that, if true, would...
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Newell Normand
March 27, 2019 - 10:16 am
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel calls it a white wash of justice. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says justice was not served. I could not agree more. The decision to drop charges against actor Jussie Smollett for a fake criminal act is just plain stupid. RELATED: Celebs React After Jussie Smollett...
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Scoot
March 22, 2019 - 4:05 pm
What seems to have started as a routine traffic stop ended in a fiery crash that killed 3 people and injured 7 others. The tragedy unfolded Wednesday night when NOPD officers tried to stop a vehicle they suspected had been stolen. Rather than yield to the officers’ order to pull over and stop, the...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 15, 2019 - 5:57 pm
The New Orleans Police Department has a new leader. Chief Michael Harrison is leaving to take the top job in Baltimore, and Mayor LaToya Cantrell has selected Shaun Ferguson to be the new NOPD chief. Ferguson, a New Orleans native, has been on the force for 21 years; and Cantrell described him as “...
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Newell Normand
January 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
We recently got the news that NOPD Chief Michael Harrison had agreed to become Baltimore's new police chief. I admit it…I'm biased. I like the job Chief Harrison has done. I like the work that he did. I liked working with him. I give him a big thanks for his years of service, not only for the New...
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USA TODAY
December 28, 2018 - 2:34 pm
(WWL.com) According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of law enforcement professionals who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 increased by 12% over the previous year, a total of 144. CEO for the organization Chris Floyd said of the four officers killed in...
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David Blake
December 10, 2018 - 1:29 pm
JPSO Sheriff issues strong warning to suspect Tyronne Louis A sweeping manhunt continues for a suspect in the wounding of a Jefferson Parish deputy. The FBI, ATF, and Louisiana State Police are all involved in the search. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says 38-year-old Tyronne Louis has a...
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