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Man gets 40-year sentence in ’11 fatal shooting

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:17
A Baker man pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and attempted murder charges in a 2011 slaying outside a Greenwell Springs Road nightclub and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Anthony Armstead, 29, was accused of fatally shooting Arthur Johnson, 28, in the parking lot of Club Tri-Ambient on June 30, 2011, after an argument. Armstead fired another shot that struck a woman in the parking lot. Another man’s cellphone was shot off his hip,…
Jury indicts 2 in children’s deaths
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:17
LAFAYETTE — A grand jury charged two Lafayette Parish residents with murder Wednesday in separate cases involving the killing of children. Raven Senegal, 20, of Lafayette, was charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 29 suffocation death of her daughter, Miracle, who was not yet 6 months old. The grand jury also charged Bryant R. Rogers, 25, of Carencro, with first-degree murder in the early April killing of his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son, Carson Dupuis. Authorities…
Attorney wants judge off case
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:17
An attorney for Mandeville businessman Raymond Reggie is charging that U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick, who is presiding over Reggie’s wire fraud case, must have had “something to hide” by not disclosing that the wife of acting U.S. Attorney Walt Green is one of her law clerks. Metairie lawyer David Courcelle, who represents Reggie, filed a motion Friday on Reggie’s behalf asking Dick to recuse herself from the criminal case — something Courcelle indicates Dick…
Dave Peralta indicted for sexual battery
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
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Coastal Authority Chair will speak at Press Club
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Jerome Zeringue, Gov. Jindal's executive assistant for coastal activities and chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 28. Zeringue will talk about coastal issues, hurricane preparedness, and proposed legislation that is currently underway in the Legislature. Press Club meets on Mondays in the Iberville Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102…
Text messages serve as evidence for home invasion shooting arrest
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police Detectives used text messages as well as physical evidence to arrest a 22-year-old man for attempted murder. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened at a home on Progress Street on April 18, 2014 at roughly 5:20 a.m. Witnesses told the responding officers that several males approached the home and began shooting. One male allegedly kicked in the door and began shooting inside the…
Police officer charged with 38 counts of possessing child porn
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
MANDEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, a New Orleans Police officer has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Reports say 54-year-old Bradley Wax, of Mandeville, has been charged with 38 counts of pornography involving juveniles. An online undercover operation led investigators to execute a search warrant on Wax's residence in January. After forensic analysis was conducted on computers and other electronic devices seized during the warrant, investigators determined Wax was…
City Council to consider crackdown on loud music from cars on Mandeville lakefront
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
An ordinance aimed at quieting loud music and engine noise emanating from vehicles on the Mandeville lakefront will go before the City Council for a vote
Harahan sewer work to occur on Wednesday, April 30
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers "pump to the river" project in Harahan, workers will temporarily divert a city sewer line around
Elected schools superintendent bill fails to pass House: Snapshot
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
At-a-Glance: The Louisiana House of Representatives killed a piece of legislation by a vote of 56-41 that would have taken steps to make Louisiana's Superintendent of