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  • 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...
  • An Orleans Parish prison inmate dies in his sleep

    An Orleans Parish prison inmate dies in his sleep
    The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office reports that inmate Tracy Barquet died today. He was arrested on July 29, 2010 on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession of Diazepam,...
  • S.O.D. Task Force Unit Reports Positive Results

    S.O.D. Task Force Unit Reports Positive Results
    Superintendent of Police Ronal Serpas announced the results of the S.O.D. Task Force Unit. These results are from August 01, 2010 thru August 07, 2010. The Special Operations Division Task Force Unit arrested 75 adults for 29 Felony, 76 Misdemeanor and 5...
  • New Orleans Grand Jury Indictments

    New Orleans Grand Jury Indictments
    On Thursday, August 5, 2010, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office obtained the following indictments from the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned a True Bill indicting Chiquita Massey for one count of Second Degree Murder of Carlos Jackson. The...
  • Mayor Landrieu Opens Citywide Recycling Drop-off Site

    Mayor Landrieu Opens Citywide Recycling Drop-off Site
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today the return of recycling as a city service. Beginning Saturday, August 14, 2010, Orleans Parish residents and small business owners will be able to bring designated items to the City's drop-off site, located at 2829...
  • Entergy's Louisiana Utility Companies Monitoring Tropical Weather in Gulf

    Entergy's Louisiana Utility Companies Monitoring Tropical Weather in Gulf
    Entergy is closely monitoring the tropical weather system located off the west coast of Florida as the storm moves through the Gulf of Mexico. Though the storm is currently poorly organized, Entergy is prepared for the possibility that strong winds,...
  • Contractor Sentenced For Defrauding 14 Victims

    Contractor Sentenced For Defrauding 14 Victims
    Judge Terry Alrrcon sentenced Cedric Martin, 39, to 21 and a half years in prison for fourteen counts of felony theft. Martin stole over $500,000 from fourteen victims by failing to provide contracting services for which he was paid. When the District...
  • New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Carjacking

    New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Carjacking
    JESSE SCOTT, age 19, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court yesterday before U. S. District Judge A. J. McNamara, to conspiracy to use a firearm during a carjacking and carjacking, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten today....