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Orleans Parish

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Top Orleans Parish Articles

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  • Report Finds OPP Violating Prisoner's Rights

    Report Finds OPP Violating Prisoner's Rights
    Inmates being abused and living in deplorable conditionsÂ….that's what the Department of Justice says is going on at Orleans Parish Prison. The investigation was launched after the ACLU contacted the Department of Justice saying thousands of inmates...
  • Man Dies After Booking At New Orleans Jail

    Man Dies After Booking At New Orleans Jail
    The Orleans Parish Crime Sheriff's Office says a man who was being booked into the parish prison died Saturday from apparent natural causes. Mary Martin, a spokeswoman for Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman, said Sunday the man, whose name is being...
  • New Orleans Public Schools Show Higher Test Scores

    New Orleans Public Schools Show Higher Test Scores
    New state test scores released Tuesday show big improvements for most Louisiana public schools. Lafayette Academy Charter School has the highest number of homeless children in the Recovery School District. Despite that, all of the students at the...
  • Supreme Court Appoints Attorney To Fill Vacancy

    Supreme Court Appoints Attorney To Fill Vacancy
    A New Orleans attorney has been appointed to temporarily fill a vacancy in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette J. Johnson on Tuesday announced the appointment of James M. Williams as judge pro tempore to fill the...
  • Oil Sightings Report July 5

    Iberia Parish: Sighting: 12 mile wide streamers of oil located 20 miles south of Marsh Island Date: 4 Jul 10 Jefferson Parish: Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in northern end of Barataria Pass. Date: 5 Jul 10 Sighting: Sheen with tar balls...
  • Oil Sightings Report July 6

    Cameron Parish: Sighting: Four patches of oil approximately 15 feet in diameter located three miles south of the Calcasieu River Pass Date: 6 Jul 10 Sighting: Oil reported eight miles south of the Calcasieu Pass Date: 6 Jul 10 Jefferson Parish:...
  • Coroner Identifies Bodies Pulled From Lake Pontchartrain

    Coroner Identifies Bodies Pulled From Lake Pontchartrain
    The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified two bodies pulled from Lake Pontchartrain as a man and woman from Kenner. John Gagliano, chief coroner's investigator, tells The Times-Picayune Monday that 42-year-old Lynette Williams and 58-year-old...
  • Mistrial Called: Prosecutor Didn't Turn Over Gun

    Mistrial Called: Prosecutor Didn't Turn Over Gun
    An Orleans Parish judge calls a mistrial in a murder case because the defense lawyer had just learned prosecutors had the alleged murder weapon. The Times-Picayune reports that 19-year-old Kendell Stewart remains jailed on $500,000 bond. He's charged...
  • Inmate Dies in Orleans Parish Prison

    Inmate Dies in Orleans Parish Prison
    Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman today announced the death of inmate Michael Hitzman, W/M, 11/3/78, from an apparent suicide. Hitzman, who had several prior arrests, was surrendered on Friday at 4:53 P.M. on a Criminal Court Capias for...
  • Residents return to what's left

    Alice Wilmore had the list ready. Written neatly in ink on a small yellow notepad, it was short and practical: shoes, dresses, scrapbook, photos, checks, personal items. She gave herself 15 minutes to gather these things and go. But the moment she...
  • Part 1: The verdict: Dishonor

    With impunity, prosecutors across the country have violated their oaths and the law, committing the worst kinds of deception in the most serious of cases. They have prosecuted black men, hiding evidence the real killers were white. They have prosecuted a...