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Student ID revealed in teacher sex case by judge

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:57
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson II said Tuesday he was “extremely disappointed” that the identity of the high school student at the center of sex allegations against two parish teachers was disclosed in a court filing by a state judge who recused herself from the case. The filing, made last week by 29th Judicial District Court Judge Michele Morel, “identified the name, address and phone number of the juvenile victim in this case,”…
Landrieu names Harrison permanent police chief
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:57
Less than two months after Mayor Mitch Landrieu elevated 7th District Cmdr. Michael Harrison to interim New Orleans Police Department superintendent after the abrupt retirement of Ronal Serpas, the mayor announced Tuesday night that Harrison can keep the job. Landrieu removed the “interim” tag from the homespun 45-year-old career NOPD officer at a Night Out Against Crime event in Algiers. The second-term mayor suggested on Aug. 18, the day Serpas announced his departure, that the…
Man sentenced to 30 years in fatal Marrero shooting
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:57
Carey Garrison was on trail Tuesday, Sept. 9 for a 2011 shooting in Marrero that left Anthony Williams dead.Last month, a Jefferson Parish jury convicted Carey Garrison of manslaughter in the January 2011 shooting death of Anthony Williams after a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Marrero. The 10-2 verdict wasn’t the second-degree murder conviction sought by District Attorney Paul Connick, but it wasn’t the finding of justifiable homicide sought by Garrison’s attorneys, who…
Police officer injured in hit-and-run accident
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:57
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An off-duty New Orleans police officer was struck on his motorcycle Tuesday evening, and police are looking for the driver of a green Jeep who fled the scene. The accident happened at about 6:15 p.m. in the 2500 block of General Meyer Avenue. The officer was taken to the hospital, but police have not released any information about his condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504)…
PANO hopes police pay raises are part of Landrieu budget
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:57
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - - As Mayor Mitch Landrieu prepares to outline his proposed budget for 2015, many hope it will include something it hasn't in nearly seven years - a police pay raise. The city has experienced a remarkable increase in sales tax revenues. Part of the surplus is due to the opening of five new big box stores across town: Costco, Winn Dixie and Walmarts, and an unprecedented increase in city tax…
Comfort meets caution with Lions’ Lombardi
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:57
On one hand, the Saints defense is comfortable with the prospect of facing a Lions’ offense coordinated by Joe Lombardi, New Orleans’ former quarterbacks coach, in Detroit on Sunday. The Saints defense clashes at every practice with the philosophies Lombardi learned with the team before leaving for Detroit, and he’s stayed true to them in his first year as the Lions offensive coordinator, as far as New Orleans defensive linemen Cameron Jordan and Akiem Hicks…
Juvenile victim's name in teacher sex scandal put into public record
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:55
St. Charles Parish, LA (WVUE) - A Criminal Court judge in St. Charles Parish has revealed the name, address and phone number of the juvenile victim in a case that drew national and even international attention. Two Destrehan High School teachers, Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respass, are accused of providing alcohol and having sex with a 16-year-old student. While both are booked on charges in Kenner, Dufresne is facing a carnal knowledge of a juvenile…
Landrieu touts past victories to woo voters in Republican stronghold
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:55
LEESVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Virtually no one expects incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to carry places like Vernon Parish in her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. In 2012, Barack Obama managed just 20 percent of the vote there. However, the last time Landrieu was on the ballot in 2008, she pulled in 40 percent. Facing her toughest challenge yet, Landrieu stopped in Leesville Tuesday to remind locals of her Senate work, including,…
Michael Harrison named NOPD superintendent
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:47
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will name Michael Harrison the New Orleans police superintendent, Garnesha Crawford, the mayor's spokeswoman, said Tuesday (Oct. 14). The mayor was expected
Man found incompetent for trial
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 17:56
michael singreenAn Orleans Parish judge on Tuesday deemed Michael Singreen incompetent to stand trial in the fatal beating of his parents in their Uptown home five years ago. Criminal District Judge Laurie White ordered Singreen shipped to a state mental hospital, after an expert testified that Singreen’s treatment at Orleans Parish Prison may have made his condition worse. Singreen is suddenly now claiming that police officers are to blame for killing lawyers Harry and Shirley…
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