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1:05 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Durst Indicted On Weapons Charges By Orleans Parish Grand Jury

Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst will remain in New Orleans for a while. He’s been indicted by a grand jury on weapons charges.

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5:37 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Darren Sharper Appears In New Orleans Federal Court On Drugging And Sexual Assault Charges

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.

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11:31 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

City Park Tree Occupier Said To Be Armed With Two 'Incendiary Devices'

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.'
Credit New Orleans City Park

City Park officials believe a man who broke into a construction site and occupied a tree may be armed with at least two “incendiary devices,” and are calling on protesters to end their criminal activity.

The Park says the man vandalized a security fence to enter a restricted construction zone, accompanied by three other masked individuals.

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7:24 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Machete-Wielding Man Attacks TSA Agents At Louis Armstrong Airport, Is Shot By Police

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.
Credit Farah Stockman / Boston Globe

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.

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11:51 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Police: Suspect In New Orleans Airport Attack Was Armed With Molotov Cocktails

The ramp to departures is blocked by emergency vehicles at the New Orleans International Airport on Friday night in Kenner, La.
Jonathan Bachman AP

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 5:21 pm

Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET

The man police say attacked TSA agents with a machete and insecticide spray at the New Orleans Airport also carried a bag of Molotov cocktails and had mental health issues, authorities say.

The man was shot three times. Police say he has since died, The Associated Press reports.

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5:51 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Argo The Police Dog Forces Carjacking Suspect Hiding Inside Cemetery Tomb To Surrender

Argo the NOPD dog.
Credit New Orleans Police Department

Early in the morning of Friday, March 13, a 55-year-old woman reported that she had been accosted by a man inside the Tulane Medical Center parking garage.

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3:01 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Curbing Fraud in Film Tax Credit Programs

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.

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5:15 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

New Orleans School Board Member Indicted In Federal Corruption Scheme

A New Orleans school board member faces a federal charge in an alleged bribery scheme.

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5:04 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Social Influence as Crime Stopper

Tracey Rizzuto

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.


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7:06 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Former NOPD Officers May Return As Reserves

New Orleans Police Department officers on Bourbon Street.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

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.

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