COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana police sergeant has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from the evidence room he supervised.
Mark Finn recounts in harrowing detail the sexual abuse he says he endured as a child at the hands of Jack Strain, a family friend who later became the five-term sheriff of St. Tammany Parish.
Bowing to pressure from lawyers for poor defendants, New Orleans Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell agreed this week to overhaul the way he sets bail.
A serial con woman who stole millions of dollars from Ricky Williams, Dennis Rodman and other professional athletes has admitted she also bilked a Slidell doctor out of $174,000 by convincing him they would jointly redevelop the former campus of H…
A woman accused of robbing and killing a Pennsylvania jeweler, a teenager accused of a homicide in a double shooting, and a man accused of shooting his mother’s neighbor were all charged with second-degree murder Thursday in New Orleans.
Troubled former Jefferson Parish Constable Antoine “Tony” Thomassie was arrested Thursday and accused of pulling a gun on an acquaintance and her brother outside a Harvey bar two weeks ago.
An 18-year-old from New Orleans was charged Thursday in connection with a fatal double shooting on a 6th Ward block with a history of gang violence, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office said.
A 25-year-old woman is facing second degree murder and armed robbery charges after she allegedly stabbed a man to death within a Treme hotel room during Carnival.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the physical and psychological abuse of a young autistic woman who told him in federal court Thursday, "You made my life a living hell."
A new lawsuit contends that a priest who worked in area churches in the 1970s after being ordained by the Archdiocese of New Orleans was involved in two separate incidents of sexual misconduct decades ago.
New Orleans has dramatically downsized its jail population and reduced the use of cash bail over the past decade — and now a coalition of advocacy groups wants the city to go even further.
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts has asked a federal judge to delay his trial on fraud and tax evasion charges, according to court documents.
Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain spent the night in jail Tuesday after his surprise arrest at his Abita Springs home on rape and incest charges, and he seemed headed for a second night behind bars Wednesday.
A state appeals court panel heard arguments Wednesday over whether the man convicted of killing former NFL player Joe McKnight in a road-rage incident should be acquitted or get a new trial.
A tearful mother mustered seven words on Tuesday when a New Orleans prosecutor asked her what kind of sentence her son’s killer should receive.
A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to aiding the killers of a teenager whose body was dumped on a Metairie street last winter. Meanwhile, prosecutors prepared to try the two teenagers accused of murdering the victim.
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann in March settled for $200,000 a lawsuit brought by a teenage girl who claimed she was subjected to persistent sexual abuse by a St. Bernard jail deputy.
Attorneys for a man accused of attempting to blackmail NFL star Tyrann Mathieu have escalated their attacks on the lead investigator on the case, claiming in a new court filing that he has a conflict of interest because he worked a private securit…
A man who shot his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in front of her on a St. Roch street pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 25-year sentence on Monday.
A Gretna woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after admitting to a role in the killing of her boyfriend’s stepfather.
A Mandeville man pleaded guilty Friday to attempted first degree murder, among other charges connected to a standoff with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies in 2018.
The man accused of supplying the cocaine that led to the overdose death of a New Orleans jail inmate pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Friday under an agreement that will see him sentenced to five years in prison.
A financial planner indicted last week on a series of sexual assault allegations left a New Orleans courtroom in handcuffs and shackles Friday after a judge revoked his bail.
Drew Brees climbed into the witness stand in a San Diego courtroom on Thursday afternoon and recounted how, as he sees it, a jeweler exploited their friendship to sell the New Orleans Saints' quarterback extremely overpriced diamonds.
The woman who was with her boyfriend the night Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies shot him to death in New Orleans in 2016 after a chase across the river recently pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with a confrontation that took…
A man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 40-year sentence Wednesday in the horrific burning death of a fellow homeless man behind a shuttered grocery store in Gentilly Woods last year.
Mark Finn, an Abita Springs man who has accused former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain of molesting him as a child, is back in jail following a drug arrest Tuesday.
A New Orleans jail guard who was on duty the night a 15-year-old boy hanged himself on the jail’s youth tier no longer faces a criminal charge.
Charles “Chuck” Carter Jr. still has a daunting sentence of life plus 362 years for his role in robberies and shootings committed by the “Marley Gang” in 2012 -- but now he has a chance at parole.
Three former city employees are seeking damages in federal court over alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in connection with two episodes that led to firings and other discipline, and prompted Mayor LaToya Cantrell to try to reform City Hall…
A Metairie man apprehended while hiding behind a Florida coffee shop in January was sentenced to 30 years in prison after admitting to possessing child pornography, soliciting a minor and failing to renew his registration as a sex offender.
A New Orleans man pleaded guilty Friday to ordering large shipments of fentanyl off the “dark web” from China just as the synthetic opioid fueled an unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the Crescent City.
With what could have been an embarrassing trial set to begin on Monday, the city of Gretna agreed to a $70,000 settlement with a former police officer who filed a whistleblower lawsuit claiming the city's Police Department had an illegal arrest qu…
New data on juvenile crime in New Orleans show more kids are breaking into cars this year than last year, but overall youth arrests so far in 2019 are down somewhat after a three-year spike.
Even the property deed may not be enough for New Orleans developer and reality TV star Sidney Torres IV to hold onto a building he recently bought at a prime Frenchmen Street address, according to a judge's ruling Thursday.
A Mandeville neurologist admitted in court Thursday that he broke federal law by prescribing painkillers to patients he didn't examine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans.
An Orleans Parish grand jury on Wednesday handed up new rape and kidnapping charges against a financial planner accused of assaulting three women in New Orleans beginning in 2014.
Faced with a troubling spike in juvenile crime in New Orleans, city officials and judges announced plans Wednesday to detain all young people who commit serious crimes and a summer jobs program for youths who have been arrested.
One of three teenagers charged in the killing of a church pastor's wife during a botched carjacking in Gentilly last year pleaded guilty to lesser counts Wednesday in New Orleans Juvenile Court.
An official in the Louisiana Republican Party has pleaded guilty to a battery charge stemming from a dust-up with a police officer hours after his New Orleans wedding.
A Jefferson Parish judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, prohibiting the city of Kenner from forcing firefighters to work shifts in jobs they weren't hired to perform.
A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by Patrick Dejean, a Jefferson Parish justice of the peace found guilty in February of misusing his office for personal gain, and has set his sentencing for July 11.
The attorney for former 22nd Judicial District Attorney Walter Reed continues to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case that ended with the disgraced former DA being sentenced to four years in prison.
Although he reported to federal prison earlier this month, former north shore district attorney Walter Reed is still seeking relief from the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the same themes of federal overreach that his lawyer sounded in his federal co…
Despite some controversy over the firm's performance, New Orleans has decided to renew its contract with the company that provides health care services for inmates at the city's jail, potentially ending a year-long period when the company’s future…
Tashonty Toney, the man accused of drunkenly plowing his car into a group of cyclists — killing two of them — on Esplanade Avenue during Mardi Gras, chose to have a judge trial on Friday, according to a WWL-TV report.
After initially booking her only with trying to help her son cover up his killing of an autistic Terrytown man who was in their care, a 53-year-old woman is now accused of playing a more direct role in his death, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Off…
Messages offered up as evidence that New Orleans-raised Tyrann Mathieu threatened a man accused of blackmailing the star athlete offer a peek into the defense which that man may present if tried in the case.
The manager of a luxury condominium complex who came under federal scrutiny during an investigation into a former tenant, indicted ex-Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying on her taxes.
Flanked by three sheriff's deputies, Tyrance Chancellor muttered and squirmed before his sentencing in a New Orleans courtroom on Thursday.