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8:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

St. Bernard Parish President Indicted For Stalking

St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta has been indicted for stalking his ex-wife.

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7:55 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen Arrested

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen, in April of this year.
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Trumpeter Shamarr Allen was arrested for allegedly attacking a sheriff’s deputy moments before he was scheduled to perform Thursday night at the Jazz in the Park concert series at Armstrong Park.

News accounts report Allen was with family members who weren’t allowed backstage without proper credentials.

Authorities say Allen hit the New Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy, and was arrested. Allen’s mother was reportedly knocked to the ground.

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5:37 am
Fri September 19, 2014

State Senator Seeks Baseline for Handling of Sexual Assault on Louisiana Campuses

Sen. JP Morrell

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 10:33 am

The Louisiana Board of Regents unleashed a 500-plus page report earlier this week about sexual assault. The report shows wide variation in how sexual assault is dealt with on state college and university campuses. 

State Sen. JP Morrell requested the report and is now putting together a working group that may wind up crafting legislation to make campus responses to the problem more uniform.


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4:43 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Third Person Linked To Cop Shooting In Custody

New Orleans police say a third person believed to be linked to the weekend shooting of a police officer at Gene's Po-Boy sandwich shop has been taken into custody..
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New Orleans police say a third person believed to be linked to the weekend shooting of a police officer at a sandwich shop has been taken into custody.

Police said 26-year-old James Wilson surrendered to Plaquemines Parish authorities on Monday and was transferred to New Orleans custody for questioning.

Two others who police say were suspects in the shooting were found in Gretna hours after the Sunday incident. One of them was dead. The other was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was booked with attempted first-degree murder.

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7:36 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Off-Duty New Orleans Police Officer Recovering From Gunshot Injuries

New Orleans police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in the shooting of an officer early Sunday morning.

Police say 34-year-old Cornelius Barthelemy was found shot once in the torso in a Ford Expedition in Gretna about 8 a.m. yesterday, along with an unidentified dead man.

They say that while Barthelemy was being treated at a hospital, he told police he was involved in the shooting.

He says he was one of three men shown in surveillance video of the shooting of 44-year-old Officer Jonathan Smith around 1:40 a.m. Sunday at a New Orleans restaurant.

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7:36 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Six Arrests In New Orleans Shooting Death Of 11-Year-Old Girl

New Orleans police have arrested six people in connection with a shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl last year.

Police say all six suspects have been linked to gangs.

Arabian Gayles was shot to death when someone opened fire on her New Orleans home early on the morning of September 2 last year. Another 11-year-old girl and a 38-year-old man were wounded.

New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison and District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro announced the six indictments yesterday.

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7:40 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Key Witness Against Nagin Sentenced To A Year In Prison

A businessman who provided key testimony against former Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.

Rodney Williams had admitted his role in a conspiracy to bribe Nagin.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan imposed the sentence yesterday.

Williams pleaded guilty in 2012. In February, he was among several witnesses who testified against Nagin.

Williams said he handed over $60,000 in payoffs to secure city contracts.

Before he was sentenced, Williams tearfully apologized to his family.

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8:04 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Gretna Police Officer Injured In Tuesday Shooting

A Gretna police officer is recovering from injuries sustained in a shooting during an apparent drug deal that a task force was trying to thwart.

Two suspects were also shot.

Gretna Deputy Police Chief Anthony Christiana tells WWL-TV that members of a West Bank task force were trying to intercept an alleged heroin deal at a strip mall around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Christiana says an officer was shot in the arm and abdomen. Christiana credits a military-style armored vest with aiding the officer from more serious injury.

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7:59 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin To Report To Prison Today

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is starting to serve his 10-year sentence for corruption. Two major players in the scheme that landed him behind bars are now through the court process.

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5:12 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Public Defender Appointed For Ex-New Orleans Mayor

A public defender has been appointed for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is appealing his February conviction on corruption charges.

Federal court papers filed Friday say Assistant Federal Public Defender Jordan Mark Siverd will handle the appeal. Last week, U.S. District Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan approved the appointment of a public defender. According to a questionnaire filed with the court, Nagin had just $23.65 in the bank and numerous debts.

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