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Orleans Parish

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Top Orleans Parish Articles

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  • Fatality Accident

    Fatality Accident
    The New Orleans Police Department's Fatality Unit are investigating a car accident that left one man dead. The accident occurred Monday morning around 5:25 a.m. on Napoleon Avenue and South Broad Street. Investigators report the driver of a dark blue...
  • District Attorney's Office Convicts Three Defendants of Murder in a Single Week

    District Attorney's Office Convicts Three Defendants of Murder in a Single Week
    In the same week that District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro delivered his Report on the State of the Criminal Justice System and challenged the judges of the Criminal District Court to conduct 150 murder trials in 2011, his office obtained three guilty...
  • Justice For Murdered Teen

    Justice For Murdered Teen
    Just days after Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro challenged the courts to conduct more murder trials; his office obtained a guilty verdict in the high profile killing of a teenager. The Iberville Housing Projects has had its share of...
  • District Attorney's Office Tries the Fourth Murder Case of 2011 and Obtains Its Fourth Murder Conviction

    District Attorney's Office Tries the Fourth Murder Case of 2011 and Obtains Its Fourth Murder Conviction
    Following a week in which the District Attorney’s office convicted three murderers, Leon Cannizzaro’s office convicted Michael Shannon, 47, of the second-degree murder of Ralph Cole late Wednesday.   The defendant executed the victim in...
  • Plans for New Jail Move Forward

    Plans for New Jail Move Forward
    The days of Orleans Parish Prison are numbered. Thursday night, the New Orleans City Council voted to move forward with building a significantly smaller jail. Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation. In New Orleans, it's even higher....
  • Pumping System Upgrades and Rebuilding Finally Complete

    Pumping System Upgrades and Rebuilding Finally Complete
    City leaders say the City of New Orleans will be better prepared for our next flood. Wednesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Sewerage and Water Board and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the completion of the $39.6 million Federal Pump Station...
  • The Jefferson Clan

    The Jefferson Clan
    The federal trial continues for Renee Gill-Pratt, a former New Orleans City Council President, who allegedly stole federal and state funds appropriated for sham non-profits. Meanwhile, the bogus charities were run by former U.S. Congressman Bill...
  • Jury Convicts Defendant Of 2005 Murder After Judge Finds Co-defendant Not Guilty

    Jury Convicts Defendant Of 2005 Murder After Judge Finds Co-defendant Not Guilty
    The District Attorney's office convicted Marcus Pleasant, 23, of the second-degree murder of Alyssa Kovash. Late Thursday, a unanimous jury found the defendant guilty-as-charged in the 2005 homicide. In April of 2005, the victim and a friend were...
  • 1 Shooting Victim Dead, Four Others Shot in Lower Garden District

    1 Shooting Victim Dead, Four Others Shot in Lower Garden District
    8:09PM UPDATE: The 19-year-old man that died was identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office as Lewis Cook. -------------------- 6:10PM UPDATE: 3-month-old shooting victim London Meyers was shot in the leg, the bullet "went straight through...
  • Pizza Man Blinded by Bleach Gets Help

    Pizza Man Blinded by Bleach Gets Help
    A Domino's pizza worker is recovering after he was literally robbed blind earlier this month. He was delivering a pie when things took a nasty turn and now his company is stepping up to help. The Domino's driver pulled up to drop off a pizza in...
  • District Attorney Requests That Judges Consider Increasing the Size of the Jury Pool

    District Attorney Requests That Judges Consider Increasing the Size of the Jury Pool
    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro sent a letter to Judge Terry Alarcon, the Chief Judge of the Criminal District Court, requesting that the judges consider increasing the size of the jury pool at their next en banc meeting.  This request comes a week...