Law enforcement

September 19, 2017 - 9:16 am
(WWL.com) Four sheriff’s offices in Louisiana have filed lawsuits against drug companies and physicians for allegedly helping to grow the opioid crisis. Attorney David Laborde says the defendants have misrepresented the proper use of opioids which has led to an epidemic and an uptick in crime. "The...
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Scoot
August 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
Tuesday, August 29, is the 12th anniversary of the nightmare named “Katrina. With the threat of flooding in the New Orleans area still a real possibility, we have been fortunate enough to escape serious flooding, while a major city directly west of New Orleans is literally underwater. Houston has a...
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Chris Miller
July 29, 2017 - 7:06 pm
New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison issued a statement today rebuking comments made by President Donald Trump. Speaking Friday to police officers in Brentwood, New York, President Trump joked that police should not be "too nice" when dealing with suspected gang members and other...
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June 28, 2017 - 2:16 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law measures aimed at keeping both motorists and police officers safe during a traffic stop. One of the new laws set to go into effect August 1 is by Rep. Chad Brown (D-Plaquemine) and it requires driver’s education courses to teach soon to be drivers...
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Jim Hanzo
June 22, 2017 - 3:55 pm
Police say a man armed with an assault rifle is barricaded inside of an apartment in New Orleans East. The SWAT unit was called out just before 2 p.m. at the Lakewind East complex in the 5100 block of Bundy Road. According to the NOPD spokesman Aaron E. Looney, a Seventh District officer was in the...
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June 02, 2017 - 10:35 am
Celebrities reap the benefits of their status in society, but they must also deal with the negatives that go along with that status. Tiger Woods once dominated as the number one golfer in the world. His athletic abilities combined with his appearance and personal charisma made Tiger Woods a...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback...
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David Blake
May 23, 2017 - 12:21 pm
New Orleans police are apparently targeting more violent criminals, but making fewer overall arrests. The New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission reports cops are being more selective because they don't have enough officers on the streets. According to the MCC, arrests for drug felonies dropped...
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May 08, 2017 - 5:44 pm
(WWL.com) -- A bill that requires specific training during driver’s education courses on how motorists should behave during a traffic stop received approval from the House Transportation Committee. Plaquemine Representative Chad Brown is the author of the measure. “There are certain things that I...
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