Two men have been charged with negligent homicide in St. Bernard Parish after a man who lived with them in Chalmette allegedly died Dec. 10 of a drug overdose due to their inaction.
Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann tells The Times-Picayune that Andrew Brady, 22, and Gregg Sampson, 52, allegedly fell asleep instead of immediately reporting that the unidentified man was overdosing at their home.
A man was found by a grass-cutting crew in the Lower 9th Ward around 3 p.m. today with multiple gunshot wounds, the New Orleans Police Department announced in a press release this afternoon.
The crew discovered the victim in a vacant lot at the intersection of Benton and North Miro Streets and immediately notified police, according to the NOPD. The man had been shot several times and was unresponsive when officers arrived, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
An LSU faculty member claims she was fired after reporting what she called the School of Art's theft of more than $75,000 from students.
In Margaret Herster's lawsuit filed in state District Court, the digital art instructor says the art program illegally charged students course fees that hadn't first been approved by the Legislature as required by law.
Crime in New Orleans dropped nearly eight percent in the last quarter of 2012, and by one percent for the year overall, according to numbers released today by the New Orleans Police Department.
Murders and rapes dropped by 18 percent in the last quarter of 2012, armed robberies by 32 percent, auto theft by nearly 34 percent, burglaries by more than 13 percent, and simple robberies by more than two percent. however, instances of assault were up 16 percent, and thefts were up more than four percent.
A 55-year-old man was shot dead inside of a home in the 800-block of Jackson Avenue this morning, said the New Orleans Police Department in a press release.
The shooting happened at approximately 1:45 a.m., according to police. Officers responded to the Saint Thomas house after being called for an unknown problem, and found the man shot multiple times to the body inside the house.
The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, died on the scene.
The lead homicide detective on the case is Charles Hoffacker.
A 34-year-old man was shot to death in Algiers earlier this afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department said in a press release issued by Officer Gary Flot this evening.
Police say the man was shot at the corner of Belleville and Opelousas Streets while driving a black Toyota Avalon at approximately 3:50 p.m. After being shot, he drove to the corner of Belleville and Slidell Streets and collapsed.
Experts testify that a man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son and leaving the head in his yard really thinks the boy was a robot or a ventriloquist's dummy.
The Daily Comet reports that a psychiatrist and a psychologist testifying for Jeremiah Wright have told state District Judge John LeBlanc Tuesday that they don't think Wright is faking a delusion about Jori Lirette.
Testimony continues Wednesday and Thursday in the sanity hearing for Wright, who is charged with first-degree murder of Lirette.