For more than two years, people who live in the Uptown area have voiced concern about odors coming from industrial plants on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. The Department of Environmental Quality identified a number of possible sources.
It was an unusual rape trial from the beginning when the D.A. tried a case without the victim, who they couldn’t find, so the D.A. used the victim’s recorded statement to police and DNA evidence to prove their case.
The warrant states Brignac would buy the victim treats before bringing to his home to sexually abuse him, starting when the victim was just 7-years-old. The victim also brought forward notes Brignac wrote him, including one that said "I love you"
Leonard Preston was supposed to appear in court Friday afternoon for a hearing to decide if his bond would be revoked, but the Commissioner continued that hearing till Monday and told the court Preston would be held in jail over the weekend
DA Leon Cannizzaro described 49-year-old Leonard Preston as a career criminal, who even after being sentenced to life in prison, got out of jail -- only to be locked up again, accused of committing a brazen home invasion in the Lower Garden District last week.