| 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 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...
| May 6, 2009
New Orleans police arrest the girlfriend of a man killed trying to take a gun from his 4-year-old nephew, and arrest the little boy's mother.
Records on the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office Web site indicate that none of the charges involved...
| 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 20, 2009
A bribe or a gift? A federal jury is weighing those conflicting explanations for $140,000 in payments to a former elected official by a former
Louisiana congressman's brother.Before jurors began Deliberating Thursday in the bribery case against Mose...
| Aug 21, 2009
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro deserves tremendous credit for telling the truth at a recent forum. At a crime forum at Elmwood on Wednesday night, Cannizzaro said that "I also wish I could tell you sort of embarrassingly so, that in...
| Aug 27, 2009
A jury reconvened Thursday to decide if Michael Anderson would be the first person from New Orleans to receive the death penalty in more than a decade. The jury found Anderson guilty a day earlier of first-degreemurder for gunning down five teenagers in a...
| Aug 30, 2009
Officials don't suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found on the Algiers Point levee this weekend.The Orleans Parish coroner's office said it doesn't appear 56-year-old Larry Bumtas had been murdered. New Orleans Police Department...