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Arabi duo accused of cell tower burglaries throughout metro New Orleans

Friday, 19 December 2014 19:10
Two Arabi men are suspected of burglaries at cellular telephone tower sites throughout metro New Orleans, as well as from tower sites in neighboring states, Plaquemines
Suspect pleads guilty in drive-by shooting that killed man, infant
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:07
One of two men accused of killing a man and his 7-month-old son during a drive-by shooting last year in Algiers will spend the next three decades in prison for his role in the crime. Isaac Pierre, 21, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. He and Kevin Thomas, 24, were arrested Dec. 5, 2013, on suspicion of killing 7-month-old Deshawn Kinard and 25-year-old Deshawn Butler, the infant’s father and…
Suit filed in death of man tased by police
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:07
The sister of a LaPlace man who died in July after being subdued with a Taser by a St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The nine-page lawsuit, filed this week in 40th Judicial District Court in Edgard, alleges that Ennis Labaux, 37, was shocked with a Taser multiple times for a total of 37 seconds in less than one minute while other officers placed handcuffs and then…
Convent to become short-term homeless residence
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:07
The former St. Matthias Convent, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina, will be converted into a short-term residence for homeless women and children. Plans are to turn the 8,000-square-foot building at 4222 S. Broad St. into Hotel Hope, a temporary shelter with 40 beds, showers, a laundry room and computer center. Meals will be provided at the shelter, along with resources such as job counseling, life-skills training and mental health screening. Hotel Hope is…
NOPD adds troop strength for a big football weekend
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:07
With thousands of football fans pouring into New Orleans for two big games this weekend, police are trying to solve several violent incidents in the French Quarter. New video reveals the face of a suspect in a Wednesday night stabbing, and police make four arrests after a mugging on Canal Street that occurred at around the same time. Police are now trying to link those four people arrested two nights ago with other high-profile crimes…
Most states increase mental health budgets, but not Louisiana
Friday, 19 December 2014 18:15
Twenty nine states and Washington D.C. increased mental health spending during the current fiscal year, but Louisiana was not one of them. Over the last
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says West Jefferson Medical Center negotiations are 'on track'
Friday, 19 December 2014 18:15
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts said Friday that the deal with LCMC Health to lease West Jefferson Medical Center is "on track," despite concerns raised by
Inaugural production at Jefferson Performing Arts Center in jeopardy
Friday, 19 December 2014 18:15
One week after the budget-busting, schedule-shredding Jefferson Performing Arts Center was declared "substantially complete," its inaugural production could be in jeopardy. Actors who auditioned for "Les
French Quarter resident 'livid' about break-in, offers $8,000 reward
Friday, 19 December 2014 18:09
French Quarter Resident Sidney Torres IV, is offering an $8,000 CrimeStoppers reward for information leading to an arrest of a man who broke into his Esplanade
In post-Katrina housing discrimination case, St. Bernard agrees to final $1.8 million payment
Friday, 19 December 2014 18:09
In a long post-Hurricane Katrina battle over fair housing in St. Bernard Parish, the parish this week agreed to pay about $1.8 million to the

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