Darren Sharper pleads not guilty, but that's expected to change in plea deal involving three other states.
Former NFL player and broadcaster Darren Sharper has pleaded not guilty in Louisiana to charges of drugging women he then raped. Sharper is expected to change that plea to guilty in a deal involving three other states.
City Park released this surveillance camera image of men who had broken through a security fence Friday night to enter a disputed construction area. One of the men has occupied a tree and is said to be carrying 'incidendiary devices.'
Emergency medical personnel and law enforcement officers tend to Richard White, laying on the stretcher, and another victim. White was shot by police after attacking TSA agents in the Louis Armstrong airport with wasp spray and a machete.
This story is on a developing situation, and has been and will be updated.
A 63-year-old man attacked TSA agents at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with a machete and wasp spray on Friday night.
The man, identified by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office as Richard White, of Kenner, was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery, but died Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. in a New Orleans hospital.
Louisiana’s budget problems have many criticizing the tax incentives for the entertainment industry, which cost the state about $250-million last year. A legislative task force has been looking into ways to curb fraud in the film program. They met last week, to discuss the thrust of bills they may file in the upcoming legislative session.
“These are various common-sense measures that we think can be taken to perhaps make it a little bit less easy to steal from these programs,” Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street said, as he prepared to give the panel suggestions based on his experiences investigating problems with the programs.
Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 3:24 pm
A couple of years ago, law enforcement in Baton Rouge decided to try a different approach to tackling violent crime.
The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project — or BRAVE — is premised by the idea that social influence can be a driver for amplifying or suppressing criminal behavior. That’s how Tracey Rizzuto — psychologist, researcher, and associate professor at LSU — got drawn into it.
She’s aiding the BRAVE project with social network analysis. And she’s going to be talking about her work tomorrow at TEDxLSU.
New Orleans police started accepting applications Monday from former officers interested in working in the reserve unit. The move is aimed at backing up the department while it adds more full-time officers to the force depleted since Hurricane Katrina.