Crime

Court documents: Woman accused of impersonating a public defender arrested on fraud charges

A woman accused of impersonating a public defender and practicing law without a license was arrested on charges including public records and payroll fraud, court documents show.

JPSO investigating Marrero homicide

Chinese national indicted in South Mississippi case named drug kingpin by U.S. government

NOPD: Woman dead in New Orleans East Double shooting

NOPD investigating New Orleans East shooting

Man accused of stabbing Raising Cane’s manager to death found incompetent for trial

Metairie shooting leaves woman in critical condition

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Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

  15-year-old sent to adult jail after barricading self in Juvenile Justice Center cell

Police charge Bogalusa man with murder after 8-month old girl dies

Hammond PD arrests four Houston men in connection with multi-state Best Buy burglaries

Mandeville man wanted for impersonating an officer at convenience store

NOPD: Man shot in 7th Ward

  LSU students shaken, but pleased with school’s response to armed intruder scare

An armed intruder scare came just days after new freshmen moved into their dorms at LSU. While they said the situation was scary, they were put at ease by the way the school handled it.

Post officer worker charged with DUI after allegedly hitting mailbox, parked mail truck

A Baton Rouge post office worker has been arrested after allegedly hitting a mailbox and a parked mail truck with his vehicle while drunk.

  City unveils 50-year plan to reduce gun violence in New Orleans

So far this year, 75 murders have been reported in New Orleans, compared to 106 at the same time in 2018. But, the mayor wants even less for the future.

Bridge City shooting leaves man in critical condition

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Bridge City that has left a man in critical condition.

Police: ‘Suspicious person’ at Miss. Walmart had guns, hundreds of rounds of ammo

NOPD investigating Treme shooting

Police believe missing New Orleans man victim of foul play

NOPD investigating shooting in Mid-City

Arrests made in cold case homicide reported in 1980

NOPD investigating shooting near Gentilly woods

NOPD: Suspect robs Little Woods convenience store at gunpoint

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Saturday night inside of a convenience store in Little Woods.

JPSO investigates shooting in Old Jefferson

It happened near the intersection of Andover Street and Shrewsbury Road around 6 p.m.

Former N.O. building inspector federally charged in alleged bribery scheme

A former building inspector for the City of New Orleans has been federally charged in a one count indictment of using an interstate facility with intent to carry on unlawful activity, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Someone steals electronics, vehicle from house

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office helps the public can help identify a person who is wanted for entering a residence in Meraux and stealing several items, including a vehicle, and also attempting to enter several other residences in Meraux, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

NOPD searching for suspect in Royal St. armed robbery

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Royal Street armed robbery.

Gulfport man, 19, sentenced for viewing child porn

A 19-year-old Gulfport man is going to federal prison and will be under supervision for the rest of his life after he admitted viewing child pornography on his phone.

Baton Rouge man charged with child porn, including ‘toddler erotica’

Evidence found on a man's computer allegedly contained graphic images of young girls.

  Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to aggravated rape, incest

Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain pleaded not guilty Thursday on 8 counts of aggravated rape and incest in court.

NOPD: Man uses butter knives in French Quarter hold up

New Orleans police arrested a man who is accused of attacking two men in the French Quarter with butter knives after they would not give him $1.50, according to an initial police report.

Former State Police superintendent cleared of misconduct allegations

Former superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Mike Edmonson, was reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing by the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

  Bond set for man arrested in beating case of Andy Dick

New Orleans police arrested a man accused of knocking out actor Andy Dick in the French Quarter early Saturday morning outside of a popular club.

  15 teenagers arrested in connection with Juice Fest shooting

More than a dozen teenagers between 13-15 years old were arrested by Houma police after a July fight at the end of Juice Fest.

Arrest made in shooting of autistic man in St. John Parish

Maurice Emanuel Hodges was arrested for shooting an autistic man in St. John Parish

Man accused of exposing himself in stranger’s house arrested

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man accused of exposing himself in a stranger’s house will be charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and obscenity.

State seeks death for mom accused in baby’s burning death

Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son

Former NOPD cop in federal custody for failing to register as sex offender

The former head of the New Orleans police pedophile unit is now in federal custody in North Carolina.

STPSO: Alabama inmate who walked away from work release program arrested in Mandeville

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says an Alabama man wanted after walking from a work release program was arrested along with two others in Mandeville Monday.

NOPD: Woman kidnapped at house, robbed

A 31-year-old woman was kidnapped when she arrived home Wednesday morning at her St. Roch area home, according to a report from the New Orleans Police Department.

Two men robbed by gunman on SUNO campus, NOPD says

Two men were the victims of an aggravated burglary in the housing area of Southern University at New Orleans campus.

Two people injured in Morrison Rd. shooting

New Orleans Police are investigating a double shooting overnight in New Orleans East.

  State Police: Medical marijuana no excuse when driving

While medical marijuana is now legal in Louisiana, experts warn patients will not be exempt from driving under its influence. And, some employers might not tolerate the treatment.

  Video: Alleged attack on Andy Dick captured by French Quarter surveillance camera

Surveillance video shows the alleged attack against controversial comedian Andy Dick who says he was sucker-punched, knocked unconscious and put in the ICU after his French Quarter show last weekend.

Man arrested after Gonzales police officer dragged by car during chase

On Monday evening, August 12, at approximately 8:30 p.m., City of Gonzales Police Officers were dispatched to a large disturbance in Gonzales Municipal Park

Jordy Robertson, father of Saints super-fan, charged with fraud, drug trafficking

Court documents revealed Medicaid was used to pay for all of Robertson's now-teenage son’s medical expenses, not the thousands of dollars raised through the It Takes Lives to Save Lives foundation.

  Andy Dick attacked after French Quarter show, representative says

A representative for Andy Dick says the controversial comedian was sucker punched, knocked unconscious and put in the ICU after a performance in the French Quarter early Saturday (Aug. 10).

New Orleans man sentenced to 18 years for molesting 2 young children

A 54-year-old New Orleans East man has admitted to molesting two young children over the course of several years, starting when one was 9 and the other just 3-years-old, the DA said.

  How an Ala. sex crime suspect faked his death to flee the country

After four years of searching for Jackson Hall, law enforcement found him teaching English classes in Thailand.

  Car stolen, others burglarized at Audubon Zoo

Eleven cars were burglarized or damaged in the Audubon Zoo parking lot on Sunday (Aug. 11), after a few dozen were hit just over a week ago.

  St. John Parish shooting leaves autistic man in critical condition

An autistic man is in critical condition after a shooting in St. John Parish.

Police: Woman wanted for using stolen credit card at Mandeville businesses

Police say she made multiple purchases in excess of $1,400 at businesses in the Mandeville area

NOPD investigating homicide on St. Claude Avenue

One person was killed in the 3100 block of St. Claude Ave.

LPSO: Thibodaux man accused of manslaughter in girlfriend’s death

A 35-year-old Thibodaux man is accused of manslaughter in connection with the death of his girlfriend, who died after falling through a glass table while the two were fighting Saturday (Aug. 10), LPSO said.

SJPSO: Possible kidnapping suspect and victim found

Deputies found found both 29-year-old Devin Bolden and 21-year-old Tyjanae Jospeh Sunday night.

Algiers business robbed at gunpoint

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at an Algiers business Saturday evening.

Man dead, woman injured in Bunker Hill Rd. shooting

New Orleans Police say a man is dead and a female is injured after a shooting in New Orleans East Saturday night.

  'For our children’: Survivors of church sex abuse calling on action

Almost one year after Pennsylvania’s attorney general called for statute of limitations reform for sexual abuse, survivors and activists are asking for those same changes here in Louisiana, so victims can pursue justice.

Man injured in Marrero stabbing

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing in Marrero Saturday afternoon.

Man known for face covered with tattoos in mugshots convicted of 2017 double murder in Louisiana

A man recognized by many for his mugshot photo, which shows his face covered with tattoos, was convicted Friday, Aug. 9 for his role in the shooting deaths of two men in Baker, Louisiana.

Jason Reeves execution date of August 19 stayed by federal judge

Execution of Jason Reeves put on hold by federal judge.

2 arrested in connection to attempted murder in St. Bernard Parish

A Baton Rouge man and Violet woman were arrested in connection with a shooting that happened in St. Bernard Parish Thursday night (Aug. 8), according to Sheriff James Pohlmann.

BRPD officer injured while responding to domestic dispute thanks community for support in statement

An officer was shot while responding to a domestic call on Geranium Street Monday night in Baton Rouge.

Woman arrested in Chef Menteur Hwy. shooting

New Orleans Police say a woman has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a woman injured on Chef Menteur Highway Thursday afternoon.

Man injured after Marrero shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man was injured in a shooting Thursday night in Marrero.

Man sought for stealing Apple Watches from Ponchatoula Walmart

Ponchatoula Police are looking for the person who stole multiple Apple Watches from Walmart

Covington man arrested for stabbing father

Michael Prentice Jr. was taken into custody for stabbing his father in the chest

  Woman shot in New Orleans East, crashes on way to hospital

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that led to a crash and three injuries.

Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms it’s investigating after a video surfaced on Snapchat early on Wednesday, Aug. 7 of a Slaughter police officer punching another man in a gas station parking lot.

NOPD: Masked men rob store with extended magazine gun

New Orleans Police say two suspects robbed a Mid-City convenience store early Thursday morning.

Son of former La. supreme court justice sentenced for sex trafficking

The son of a former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl.

10 arrested as part of large drug bust in Denham Springs

Ten people have been arrested as part of a large drug bust in Denham Springs, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Teen accused of killing father indicted

A Baton Rouge teen accused of killing his father in June has been indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.

  Archdiocese settles with Metairie man 42 years after prominent monsignor allegedly raped him

A Metairie man is coming forward, 42 years after he says he was raped by a prominent deceased monsignor.

‘No shooting at Walmart’: Person legally armed with gun, one with scissors get into altercation; bystander injured

Authorities released the names of the suspects connected to an incident that caused chaos in a Walmart store on Burbank Drive.

3 men sentenced in shooting that left one man dead, child injured

Three men pleaded guilty to a 2015 New Orleans East double-shooting that left one teen dead and a 4-year-old boy wounded.

Second former NOPD officer sentenced in Mid-City bar beating

One of two former New Orleans police officers pleaded no contest Wednesday (Aug. 7) in a case involving the beating of a man outside a Mid-City bar in 2018. Spencer Sutton pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace.

NOPD: Suspect in shooting that injured 9-year-old girl in custody

The New Orleans Police Department says one suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl injured has turned himself in to police.

STPSO locate two missing teens after they crash stolen truck

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says they located two missing teens early Wednesday morning after the pair crashed the stolen truck they were riding in.

Man shot multiple times in Central City

The New Orleans Police Department says a man was injured in a shooting Tuesday night in Central City.