Fraudulent signatures on St. George petition raise concerns

Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:26 Written by
Ronald Cain, Beverly Cain and Arleen Williams Pitcher say they didn’t sign the St. George incorporation petition. But someone signed that petition pretending to be them. The names of all three with their current addresses, birthdays and voting precincts are listed on the petition, along with a signature they say isn’t theirs. Two different witnesses signed the petition next to the signatures, attesting that they watched as those three individuals signed. But Ronald
Reinstated employee files suit against Kenner, Yenni
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:25 Written by
A fired Kenner employee later reinstated by the civil service board has sued the city, Mayor Mike Yenni and two other officials for using a “sham investigation” to terminate him for speaking out about misconduct and associating with someone the mayor doesn’t like. Joey Metzler, who worked as an electrician in the code enforcement department, is seeking damages and attorney’s fees in federal court alleging the city denied him of his constitutional right
Man accused of hitting teen also faces child trafficking charges
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:25 Written by
A New Orleans man who already stood accused of hitting a 17-year-old girl in the face with an aluminum baseball bat now faces charges that he was forcing the teenager to work for him as a prostitute in the French Quarter and online. Lance Everson, 36, was accused Wednesday in an arrest warrant of trafficking a child for sexual purposes and pandering. Authorities also booked Kayla Griffin, 21, who they said was working
Crimestoppers changes its pay out policy
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:22 Written by
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Vote to decide on animal control
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:18 Written by
Lafayette Parish voters head to the polls Saturday to decide whether some of the tax money now collected for public health and mosquito control can also be used for the animal shelter and animal control services. The proposal would not raise taxes but rather loosen the legal restrictions on how existing tax revenue can be spent. The Lafayette animal shelter and related animal control operations cost city-parish government more than $1 million a
Texas girl challenges New Orleans to thank its police officers
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:16 Written by
A 10-year-old girl from Tyler, Texas, is challenging New Orleans to thank law enforcement officers. Related Man injured in Mid-City shooting,...Domino's Pizza restricting delivery...NOPD: Dead man found with neck stuck...Volunteers in town for spring break...
Suicidal OPP inmate moved to unmanned area before hanging
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:14 Written by
Ryan MillerThe federal judge overseeing a raft of reforms at Orleans Parish Prison voiced concern Thursday about the death of an inmate who hanged himself with a telephone cord this week in an unsupervised area of the prison even after he had told sheriff’s deputies he was feeling suicidal. Sheriff Marlin Gusman has refused to disclose the specifics of the suicide of Ryan Miller, a 24-year-old Harvey man who had been awaiting
Bobby Jindal defends his record in The New York Times
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:14 Written by
Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed back against critical coverage of his gubernatorial record in a letter to the editor for The New York Times Thursday (March 26). Jindal was specifically responding to a harsh column by Charles Blow entitled "
Man fired high-powered assault rifle at ex-friend's car: NOPD
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:14 Written by
New Orleans police said they have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of firing a high-powered assault rifle at his former friend's car in Algiers while another man was sitting inside. Police said Shelby Williams, 40, will be
Study reveals screening practices at some New Orleans schools
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:11 Written by
To the uninitiated, these might not seem like major offenses: a school principal deciding not to fill empty seats mid-year for fear of attracting too many “less-capable” students. Or another principal sitting down with the family of a new student to see if the child is the right “fit for our institution.” In the context of New Orleans public schools, however, these are no-no’s. Schools here operate without traditional attendance zones, so they

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