BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
NEW ORLEANS - It is an issue that got new trials for five former police officers in the Danziger case, but attorneys for former Mayor Ray Nagin have come up short in their effort to see if it might work in his defense.
A magistrate judge issued a ruling Tuesday denying a Nagin request to release background documents in a Justice Department report on prosecutorial misconduct. That misconduct concerns former employees of the U.S. Attorney's Office who made online comments under aliases about several defendants including Ray Nagin.
Those comments have helped get guilty verdicts thrown out against five former officers convicted in the fatal shootings of two people on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Katrina. Nagin attorney Robert Jenkins wanted background information on a Justice Department investigation into the improper web posts to determine if it would be useful to Nagin's defense.
At Monday's hearing, Magistrate Judge Alma Chasez indicated some skepticism and this afternoon ruled that he's not entitled to information used in a recent DOJ report.
"The judge said from the bench that the case law supports the prosecution and not the defense, and also she says since the trial is ahead of us, and not behind us," said FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti. "Judge Berrigan will be able to cure these problems by questioning the prospective jurors to make sure they are not tainted by this incident."
Unlike Danziger, the online comments about former Mayor Nagin were made years before trial.
There is no word yet on what Nagin's attorneys next move will be, but the clock is ticking. Nagin's corruption trial is set to begin Oct. 28.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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