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Associated Press
September 15, 2019 - 8:46 am
A New Orleans man has been convicted in the double murder of a reality television star's two brothers. New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday before finding 34-year-old Antoine Edwards guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in...
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Don Ames
August 17, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Local officials have different versions of a situation this week at New Orleans' Juvenile Justice Center. The NOPD's SWAT responded to a disturbance Thursday night at the center. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she rushed to the center and "beat the negotiators to the scene,” after an initial police...
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Don Ames
August 16, 2019 - 1:23 pm
New Orleans city officials say the Juvenile Justice Center was placed on lockdown Thursday night due to a "security incident" that was "resolved without violence." But, the DA's office says it was more serious than reported. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the situation was actually a "riot...
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Don Ames
August 15, 2019 - 1:07 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on today secured an indictment against two gunmen alleged to be responsible for a May 2019 double-shooting in Algiers that left one man dead and another injured. Shayne Davis and Cornelius "Scooter" Ross were each charged with second-degree murder and...
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Jim Hanzo
August 07, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Yesterday District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office announced that a man pleaded guilty for the killing of a friend two years ago while staying as a guest in the victim's Irish Channel home. 62-year-old Charles E. Jones, averted a scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of...
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Chris Miller
August 02, 2019 - 9:11 am
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says efforts to fight back against juvenile crime are showing signs of success. He made the statements when announcing the indictments of three teenage suspects in the murder of a Mid-City woman last May. Cannizzaro said the courts and the police...
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Don Ames
June 27, 2019 - 7:55 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Thursday secured a murder indictment against a man accused of bludgeoning another man to death with a rock outside a Central City church in February. 50-year-old Robert Froeba was charged with obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation and with...
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Don Ames
June 27, 2019 - 7:38 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Thursday secured a murder indictment against a New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a man in Algiers in April and carjacking a second victim nearly a week later in Hollygrove. 40-year-old Eugene Weather was charged with the second-degree murder...
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Don Ames
June 27, 2019 - 5:47 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Thursday secured a murder indictment against a former New York City police officer accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Treme apartment building in March. Gerardo Bugallo-Beret was charged with the second-degree murder of Tyrone Reese in the...
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Jim Hanzo
June 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The Orleans Parish DA's office is investigating allegations that a New Orleans Public Defender has been practicing law without a license while presenting herself as a licensed attorney. The employee, identified as Ashley Crawford, was in front of Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Robin Pittman...
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