John Simerman

The race for an open seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench features three women from varying legal backgrounds, and a flurry o…

The winner of Saturday's election for a seat on the state appeals court bench in New Orleans will be a veteran Civil District Court jurist wit…

In one operating-room video, the camera pans from a TV screen to a nurse who is dancing to "Fun," a pulsating song from Pitbull and hip-hop ar…

A jury of six men and six women is set to hear opening statements Tuesday morning in the trial of Dr. Alireza Sadeghi, a New Orleans breast re…

A prolific Uptown thief wasn't around for much of his trial this week on a simple burglary charge for stealing a boy's bicycle from an open garage.

Fur is flying in the race for a seat on the Civil District Court bench in Orleans Parish, with the release this week of scathing mailers and T…

For those itching to see Kenneth Polite Jr. trading barbs with New Orleans trash magnate and reality TV star Sidney Torres IV on the mayoral c…

The gunshot injuries to Racquel Smith, the wife of slain former Saints lineman Will Smith, were listed at University Medical Center as the res…

  • BY BRYN STOLE, JOHN SIMERMAN and JIM MUSTIAN | bstole@theadvocate.com, jsimerman@theadvocate.com and jmustian@theadvocate.com

The ink is barely dry on a draft slate of recommendations to overhaul Louisiana's criminal justice system and already battle lines appear to b…

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr. announced Friday that he is resigning effective March 24. And for the first time, he did not reject the idea …

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