Two indicted in double homicide

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:10
Two St. Gabriel men were indicted Wednesday in the May 18 drug-related slaying of two Baton Rouge men at a Gardere Lane apartment. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Charles Lanaute, 19, and Darrius Montel Miller, 22, with second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Orok Ironbar Jr., 32, and Russell Celestine, 31. Lanaute, of 1340 Besson Lane, and Miller, of 1755 Besson Lane, allegedly went to Ironbar’s Gardere Lane apartment to sell…
Projects shift into gear
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:10
Five projects in the city-parish’s road-construction plan — including two new stretches connecting busy thoroughfares — are expected to start sooner than previously thought after the Metro Council on Wednesday approved a refinancing proposal by Mayor-President Kip Holden. The five projects involve improvements to O’Neal Lane, Jones Creek Road, Glen Oaks Drive, Nicholson Drive and a Highland-Burbank connector. The road improvements are part of the city-parish Green Light Plan for which voters approved a half-cent…
OPP inmates found with cell phone, shank, arrest reports say
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:10
Two Orleans Parish Prison inmates were arrested this week after authorities said they were in possession of contraband inside the jail. One inmate was found with
DWI checkpoint planned Thursday night in Orleans Parish
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:10
The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday (Feb. 26) night in Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. and will
Suspect sought in aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery: NOPD
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:10
New Orleans police are trying to locate a suspect in an aggravated burglary and attempted armed robbery that occurred Wednesday (Feb. 25) morning in the
Holiday confirms no surgery for leg
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:05
Jrue Holiday made his first public comments since re-injuring his leg, and the Pelicans’ point guard confirmed he will not need surgery. He also said the stress fracture in his right leg is different than the fractured right tibia that kept him out for the final 48 games of last season, claiming there’s no “crack” in his shin this time around, but he’s still uncertain whether he can return to the court this year.
Home prices continue steady climb
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:05
The cost of buying a home in the New Orleans area climbed for the third year in a row in 2014. And it was not just the city, but the suburbs as well, that saw gains. Meanwhile, in the city proper, the latest figures showed that the market has gotten so hot in more desirable neighborhoods that buyers have started scooping up even the more run-down properties. The price of homes in poor or fair…
City Council questions State Police pull-out from Quarter
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:05
Some people who live in the French Quarter say they thought state police would keep patrolling the Quarter until May. Now, they say they need to keep moving forward with a plan of their own to try to keep their neighborhood safe. New Orleans police officers line up for council commendations after making a quick arrest of an accused killer during Muses. "This case, though critical, exemplifies the cases we handle every day," said Commander…
Zurik: Observers cry foul over UNO AD's double pay
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:05
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - While UNO had its budget slashed, one employee decided it was okay to collect two paychecks. “I think it's a sad commentary,” says a local CPA, Patrick Lynch. “It's sickening... sickening to see people exploit the system.” On October 15, 2010, UNO named women's basketball coach Amy Champion its athletic director. Six months later, April of 2011, they announced she would be stepping down from her role as women's basketball coach.…
Lawsuit settled over allegations of bullying gay students
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 23:05
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a coastal Mississippi school district. In a statement Wednesday, the law center says the Moss Point School District has agreed to adopt and implement new anti-bullying and discrimination policies and procedures, as well as equal educational opportunity policies to prohibit bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.…

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