| Jan 31, 2011
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...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2011
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....
| Feb 9, 2011
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...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:40 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2011
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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2011
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...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:27 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:36 PM
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office convicted Michael Curtis and Demond Solomon of manslaughter late Wednesday evening. In 2011, Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras has presided over seven jury trials and is on pace to far surpass...
| Feb 20, 2011
Murder Investigation Members of the New Orleans Police Department are investigating the apparent shooting death of a 30-year-old local male whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
The offense occurred at approximately 8:25 P....
| Feb 21, 2011
| 2:04 PM
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified the six people were fatally shot over the weekend.
Eric Remee, 17-years-old
Terrance Dennis, 18-years-old
Christopher Jupiter, 29-years-old
Sean Simmons, 27-years-old
Little John Haynes, 21-years-...