Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:04 GMT
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...more>>
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:03:15 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anmore>>
The search for an Air National Guard pilot continues after an F-15C single-seat aircraft based out of Massachusetts crashed in a rural area of Augusta County Wednesday morning. more>>
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Trung Le, the only suspect arrested in the deadly Bourbon Street mass shooting on June 29, has pleaded not guilty. Le, now 21, was arrested on July 4 and initially charged with murder and nine countsmore>>
Trung Le, the only suspect arrested in the deadly Bourbon Street mass shooting on June 29, has pleaded not guilty.more>>
The Louisiana Army National Guard is holding an annual anti-terrorism exercise. The exercise began at 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Barracks on St. Claude Avenue in accordance with the Department ofmore>>
The Louisiana National Guard is training with New Orleans Police and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office on a multi-agency response to an active shooter.more>>
New Orleans, La. -
New Orleans, La. - New signs that the bribery and conspiracy trial of former mayor Ray Nagin will go on as planned in one week.
Subpoenas are now going out to potential witnesses to testify including FOX 8's Lee Zurik, who first uncovered irregularities in the former mayor's calendar four years ago.
Judge Ginger Berrigan's most recent ruling denying attorney Robert Jenkins' last ditch motion to dismiss the charges appears to set the stage for Nagin's bribery trial to begin next Monday as planned.
"Come to Jesus is over. It's time to load your guns and put your mouthpiece in," said FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti.
Thirteen subpoenas for witnesses and evidence have now been requested by Nagin's attorney. But some prosecution subpoenas have already gone out, including Zurik's.
Lee's reports four years ago first detailed city hall meetings between Nagin and businessmen Frank Fradella and Greg Meffert.
"Generally speaking what's part of the public record is fair game," said media attorney Mary Ellen Roy. "And in this case there are issues that are part of the public record."
Zurik had to sue to get Nagin's official emails and calendars and found that there was an apparently deliberate effort to hide meetings with Meffert and Fradella who last year pleaded guilty to paying over $100,000 dollars in bribes to Nagin.
Fradella is expected to testify.
Nearly a year and a half ago, Fradella joined a list of businessmen who agreed to cooperate with the feds in the prosecution of Nagin.
"As Kenny Rogers famous song said, "you got to know when to hold them, and when to fold them," said Fradella attorney Randy Smith at the time.
Also on the list is businessman Rodney Williams.
Williams' Three Fold Consulting company allegedly got a million dollar airport contract. Last year, Williams pleaded guilty to paying Nagin $60,000 in bribes for that work.
Businessman Aaron Bennett is also expected to testify. Bennett, along with Fradella and "Businessman A" allegedly took Nagin on a number of trips to New York city, Chicago, and Las Vegas in exchange for public contracts.
"There's going to be six or seven guys who will come in and testify and say they were working with Nagin in felonious acts, and that will be a tough case to overcome," said Raspanti.
All sides are now preparing for one of the biggest trials of the year.
Former deputy mayor Greg Meffert is also expected to testify against Ray Nagin. Three years ago, Meffert pleaded guilty to taking bribes and steering millions of dollars of no-bid city crime camera work to companies belonging to his former business associate Mark St. Pierre.
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Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstmore>>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.more>>
A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...more>>
It was a crime that happened 150 years ago: A set of precious jewels were stolen by Union soldiers from a Louisiana Masonic lodge.more>>
It was a crime that happened 150 years ago: A set of precious jewels were stolen by Union soldiers from a Louisiana Masonic lodge. But in an odd twist, it may have been the best thing that could have happened to the heirlooms.more>>