| Jul 22, 2009
Police are searching for two men who escaped from the Orleans Parish Prison.
Marc Ehrhardt, a spokesman for the prison, said 26-year-old Lester Jones and 32-year-old Arthur Johnson, both in prison on drug charges, were able to escape Monday night through...
| Jul 22, 2009
KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, a nationally recognized public charter school network, announces that two educators will open new charter schools in New Orleans in 2010, keeping KIPP on track with its growth plan for the next few years. The...
| Jul 25, 2009
Crimestoppers announces in an effort to assist with the apprehension of the two inmates who escaped from Orleans Parish Prison that the Crimestoppers Reward has been increased up to $5,000.
The search is continuing for Lester Jones and Arthur Johnson,...
| Jul 30, 2009
New Orleans police say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed after he pointed a rifle at an officer.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified the boy as Dawonnd Matthews of New Orleans.
Assistant Police Superintendent Marlon Defillo said the...
| Aug 1, 2009
The mother of Travis Price confirms to ABC26 News tonight that her son's body was found inside an abandoned business in the 3100 block of Patterson Road.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office used a tattoo on Price's stomache to make the identification....
| Aug 3, 2009
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It's a program aimed at improving high school graduation rates. But some local school boards aren't in favor of the career diploma program.
Recovery School District Superintendent Paul Vallas says he's not a fan. "I just have fundamental problems with...
| Aug 4, 2009
About 3,200 taxpayers in New Orleans are going to hear from the tax man again.
The city will mail corrected bills to some residents this week after a programming error caused bills to be addressed to the wrong taxpayers.
The Bureau of Treasury mailed...
| Aug 6, 2009
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro wants to change how marijuana cases are tried in Orleans Parish. But he's getting some resistance.
Cannizzaro says his prosecutors are busy -- busy trying simple marijuana cases when he says they should be focusing on...
| Aug 7, 2009
With a sheriff threatening to stop providing deputies at the Orleans Parish courthouse, the New Orleans City Council came up with an extra $900,000 to keep deputies on duty for the rest of the year.
Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman says his 2009 budget...
| Aug 9, 2009
Jury selection is set for Monday morning in the federal Bribery trial of Mose Jefferson.Jefferson is the older brother of convicted former Congressman Bill Jefferson.Mose Jefferson is accused of giving a $140 thousand dollar kick back to former Orleans...
| Aug 10, 2009
An equally divided federal appeals court has by default upheld a $14 million judgment to a former death row inmate.
John Thompson spent 18 years in prison before being acquitted in 2003 in the killing of a hotel executive.
Thompson accused the New...
| Aug 12, 2009
Former Orleans Parish school board President Ellenese Brooks-Simms testified in federal court she took payments totaling $140,000 from Mose Jefferson.
Brooks-Simms said on Wednesday that she believed the payments were to compensate her for voting to...