NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city will not be deterred in its plans to remove three more Confederate monuments, but won't say when that will happen to protect the workers. At a Monday morning news conference, Landrieu said the monument taken down in the pre-dawn darkness Monday had been erected to honor the killing of police officers by white supremacists. The mayor said "we will no longer allow the confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal in the heart of our city."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A woman has been arrested after authorities say she stabbed a teenage boy during a heated argument in New Orleans. Media outlets report 20-year-old Johanna Brown has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy on Saturday. Authorities say at some point during their argument Brown produced a knife and stabbed the juvenile.
CLAYTON, La. (AP) - A Ferriday man has been arrested after authorities say he participated in a drive-by shooting of a home that was occupied by two people. News outlets report 22-year-old Ben V. Ceasor was arrested Friday and charged with multiple offenses including two counts of attempted second-degree murder of the two unnamed victims and aggravated criminal damage to property.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to pay approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, including interest and penalties. The Justice Department said in a statement that 66-year-old Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge, used trusts to conceal his income and assets and evade his tax obligations over a decade-long period that started in 2003.
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