Chad Calder

Westwego Mayor John Shaddinger will have to defeat Joe Peoples, a civilian Police Department employee and volunteer firefighter, in an April 2…

Former St. Tammany Parish Assistant District Attorney Patrick McMath fared well in his first bid for public office, winning a seat on the Covi…

A state district judge will hear arguments next month about whether statements Jerman Neveaux made after his June arrest for allegedly killing…

Four of the five seats on the Westwego City Council are being contested in Saturday’s election, including three in which incumbents are seekin…

A jury of seven women and five men took just over two hours Thursday afternoon to reject the insanity defense of Gary Francois and find him gu…

Friends, family and a forensic psychiatrist hired by the defense characterized Gary Francois on Wednesday as a mentally troubled man who had a…

Westwego’s mayoral race features a rematch between two candidates who have squared off twice before, along with a political neophyte seeking o…

The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s office on Tuesday dropped murder charges against Jamal Taylor, Brandon Smith and Kelin Stevens, who w…

The attorney for accused Oakwood Mall shooter Gary Francois told a jury Monday that his client was legally insane and didn’t know right from w…

The Harahan City Council formally declared Thursday night that it has “no confidence” in City Attorney Gilbert Buras, with council members acc…

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