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For Metairie man accused of raping girl, 2 trials bring 2 acquittals

Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:42
Robert Bush of Metairie escaped the mandatory life sentence in prison he would have gotten six months ago, had a Jefferson Parish jury convicted him of
Man killed, 8-year-old girl wounded in apparent Marrero carjacking, JPSO says
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:42
A man was killed and a girl was shot in Marrero Thursday night (Oct. 23), according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred in
Attorney in Ironman case says cyclists bear no blame in fatal crash
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:42
The attorney for the man who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide after striking two Ironman cyclists with his car said Thursday (Oct. 23) that neither he
Audubon Zoo successfully breeds two rare false gharials
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:42
Keepers at the Audubon Zoo have successfully bred a pair of false gharials, an endangered species of freshwater crocodilian found in Southeast Asia. The zoo
Slain teen was ‘natural leader’
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:16
George CarterA 15-year-old killed this week in New Orleans is being remembered by those who knew him as a youth wise beyond his years. George Carter was found shot to death about 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 3500 block of Piety Street in the Desire area. The ninth-grader, the latest of several teenagers to be killed in the city this year, lived in the area, said Elizabeth Ostberg, principal of NET Charter High School, where…
Tammany candidate got tax break
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:16
Roy Burns, one of four candidates running for St. Tammany Parish district attorney, likely saved thousands of dollars in property taxes by having homestead exemptions on two properties at once for more than a decade, an arrangement that Burns said was a mistake he eventually noticed himself and corrected several years ago. Under a homestead exemption, the first $75,000 in a home’s value is not subject to some property taxes. But Louisiana allows only one…
2nd La. man under Ebola monitoring
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:16
State health officials are monitoring a New Orleans-area man for signs of the deadly Ebola virus, a state Department of Health and Hospitals spokeswoman said Thursday. The federal Centers for Disease Control alerted the state to the individual who had just returned from a visit to an Ebola-impacted country, DHH Communications Director Olivia Watkins said. “The individual is at low risk for Ebola, but we are monitoring him … out of an abundance of caution,”…
Inspector General wants "unannounced inspections" of NOPD body cameras
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:13
NEW ORLEANS, (WVUE) - Quatrevaux has high hopes for the NOPD because of the implementation of body cameras. “I think it has the potential to reform the police department,” Quatrevaux said. “This applies equally to police officers and citizens: when the camera is on you, you behave differently. You know, you watch what you're doing.” Now, he said, there's a study to prove it. In a public letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Quatrevaux pointed to…
Donaldsonville man arrested after four-month undercover drug investigation
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:12
DONALDSONVILLE— After a four-month undercover investigation, Ascension Parish deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Thursday on multiple drug counts involving marijuana, cocaine and heroin, said Chief Deputy Tony Bacala. Romel Julien, 29, of 306 W. 7th St., Donaldsonville, was the target of the undercover investigation, Bacala said. Over the course of the operation, Bacala said, narcotic’s deputies purchased marijuana and cocaine from Julien on several occasions. Deputies obtained a search warrant and searched Julien’s home shortly…
WBR sheriff’s deputy arrested
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:12
Police on Thursday arrested a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy accused of propositioning prostitutes for free sex, flashing his badge and threatening to jail them if they refused to comply, Baton Rouge police said. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office promptly fired Deputy Florian Deutsch, a corrections officer at the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison, as soon as Baton Rouge police contacted them Thursday about the deputy’s arrest, said Col. Richie Johnson, a…
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