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Orleans Parish

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Top Orleans Parish Articles

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  • Former Orleans Parish Sheriffs Deputy Arrested Again on Sex Offender Charges

    Wednesday night, state troopers swarmed this Bauvais Street home in Metairie and arrested former Orleans Parish Sheriff's Deputy Michael Chatellier -- again. "He was convicted in 2007," says State Trooper Melissa Matey. In October, Chatellier was...
  • Safe Lighting Practices Make for Happier Holidays

    Safe Lighting Practices Make for Happier Holidays
    Thanksgiving weekend marks the official mad dash to Christmas. For many of us that means more than just shopping. It also means breaking out holiday decorations for the merry month that lies ahead. Entergy New Orleans, Inc. wants you to keep the...
  • Body found beneath wharf

    Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was plucked from beneath the wharf along the French Quarter riverfront. The body was discovered Monday on the rocky shore of the Mississippi River. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the...
  • Public Defenders May Avoid Rape and Murder Cases

    Public Defenders May Avoid Rape and Murder Cases
    The Orleans Parish Public Defenders office may soon stop accepting new murder and rape cases, due to a lack of funds. Attorneys with the Public Defenders office represent thousands of defendants each year. City Council recently denied the office any...
  • Man Killed On I-10 While Checking On An Accident

    Members of the New Orleans Police Department's Fatality Unit are investigating a 6 a.m. traffic accident on Interstate10 eastbound before the North Claiborne exit that left a 52 year-old local male dead. According to investigators, the driver of a 1994...
  • Hit and Run Fatality

    Hit and Run Fatality
    Last night, members of the New Orleans Police Department's Fatality Section are investigation a hit and run traffic accident that left a 38-year-old local male dead and a 50-year-old local male in the hospital. The deceased's name is being withheld...
  • Woman Killed In Hit-and-run On St. Claude

    Woman Killed In Hit-and-run On St. Claude
    This morning, members of the New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division are investigating an accident that left an unidentified African-American female dead. The accident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the 5800-block of St. Claude Avenue....
  • Judge Finds Dell Inc. In Contempt

    A state court judge has found Dell Inc. in contempt of court for what the plaintiffs have alleged to be piecemeal production of documents in a civil lawsuit over the ew Orleans crime camera system. Orleans Parish Civil Court judge Rosemary Ledet also...
  • Kenner Company, Owner Sentenced To $39,000 In Fines And Costs Illegal Disposal of Waste

    Kenner Company, Owner Sentenced To $39,000 In Fines And Costs Illegal Disposal of Waste
    Today, Jesse Murphy, Jr, 57, the owner of Southern Waste Systems of Louisiana, was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $25,000, plus court costs and an additional $12,000 in costs of investigation and prosecution for environmental crimes. The $12,000...
  • Rene Gill-Pratt Formally Indicted

    Rene Gill-Pratt Formally Indicted
    Rene Gill-Pratt, age 55, former elected State Representative for House District 91, State of Louisiana, and former New Orleans City Councilmember, along with Betty Jefferson, age 70, an elected tax assessor in New Orleans, Mose Jefferson, age 66, and...
  • Can Halfway House roadhouse be restored?

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the early years of the 20th century, jazz was king, far from ready to relinquish its throne to big bands and swing. The homegrown sound could be heard in a smattering of intimate downtown halls, around open-air bandstands out on the...
  • Contractor Steals More than Half a Million From 17 N.O. Residents

    Contractor Steals More than Half a Million From 17 N.O. Residents
    Georgia resident and contractor Terry M. Ferguson, 43, pled guilty as charged to 16 counts of theft above $500 and one count of misappropriation of contractor pay in New Orleans criminal court today-- admitting that he deprived 17 New Orleans residents of...