Hurricane Isaac
4:15 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Man with long arrest record accused of looting in Golden Meadow

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a 32-year-old Golden Meadow man with a long arrest record is accused of looting.

He says deputies got a clear description of a man seen breaking into a vehicle and trying to break into a house in Golden Meadow, and went looking for Jeremy Rogers.

They found him Tuesday in a truck outside a store in Galliano. He got out and ran. Webre says he was arrested in Cut Off.

Hurricane Isaac
4:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu: The City Is Secure

National Hurricane Center

New Orleans police are getting some help in securing the city during Hurricane Isaac. The Louisiana National Guard is on duty.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:11 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany arrests three accused in boat looting

The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office says three young men from Slidell are accused of looting thousands of dollars worth of equipment from boats that were docked near Slidell to make them safer from Hurricane Isaac.

Sgt. George Bonnett says 22-year-old Cody Page, 20-year-old Ryan Dussor and a 17-year-old all were arrested and will be booked with looting, which carries a minimum sentence of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine.

Hurricane Isaac
3:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany looking for two accused in boat looting

St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for two men accused of looting thousands of dollars of property from three boats that had been docked near Slidell to protect them from Hurricane Isaac.

Capt. George Bonnett says a 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday on a charge of illegal possession of stolen property that he says the other men took and put on his boat.

Looting during an emergency carries a minimum penalty of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine, with up to 10 years and $10,000.

6:19 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Locked Up Without a Key in New Orleans

Lead in text: 
Whether public defenders are funded by the state, county, city or some combination thereof, governments across the country are sacrificing lawyers for the poor and putting the constitutionally guaranteed right to counsel at risk.
This is the first in a series of articles investigating the failed promise of Gideon v. Wainwright. It was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.   On April 18, 2011, New Orleans police arrested Clarence Jones, a 41-year-old black man.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
12:29 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Jefferson Parish investigating slaying

Jefferson Parish authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old woman.

Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that that woman, whose identity has not been released, was shot at an apartment in Terrytown on Friday night.

Normand says three children and another woman were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but it wasn't immediately clear if the victim was the children's mother.

11:43 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Police arrest man in cab driver's death

New Orleans police have arrested a suspect in last month's shooting death of a cab driver.

The Times-Picayune reports Rodney Thornton was booked Thursday with second-degree murder in the slaying 44-year-old Ali Husnain. Investigators say Husnain was shot in the back of the head on July 9.

Police found Husnain slumped over the steering wheel of his cab in eastern New Orleans.

Thornton was already in prison when he was booked with the murder charge. He was arrested earlier on a burglary charge.

It was unclear whether Thornton has an attorney.

Deputy Shootings
11:14 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Sheriff: 2 wounded deputies continue to recover

A 24-year-old man accused of shooting a St. John the Baptist Parish deputy is being held without bond.

That information about Brian Lyn Smith was posted Tuesday on the sheriff's office website. Brian Smith was booked Friday with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.

He's accused of shooting 33-year-old Deputy Michael Scott Boyington, who remains hospitalized.

Sheriff Mike Tregre has said three deputies were ambushed while investigating that shooting, and two were killed.

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Child Abuse
1:37 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Cops: Dad used girl, 5, as shield from mom's knife

Kenner police say a 5-year-old girl's back was gashed and both of her ankles cut when her father used her as a shield from her mother's knife attack. According to the arrest report, the wound in her back needed 22 staples, and her ankles needed a total of 11 stitches — seven in the left and four in the right.

The Times-Picayune reports 25-year-old Kenisha Caples and 44-year-old Maurice Sparkman were arrested Sunday, a day after their fight.

Latest News
8:31 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Body of Mandeville man found in lake

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has retrieved the body of a Mandeville man from Lake Pontchartrain.

Capt. George Bonnett, the sheriff's spokesman, says the coroner's office identified the victim as 59-year-old Charles Ellis. Deputies pulled the man's body from the lake Saturday afternoon. Bonnett says Ellis is believed to have been swimming in the area near the Mandeville harbor.

Toxicology tests are pending. An exact cause of death remains under investigation.

Bonnett said Monday that there were no obvious signs of foul play.