CRIME & SAFETY
Suspect Killed by Jefferson Parish Deputy in Metairie
New details have surfaced regarding the circumstances that led to a Jefferson Parish deputy fatally shooting a man at a Metairie apartment complex. Calvin Caines III, 18, was wanted in New Orleans for his potential involvement in a road rage shooting that resulted in a man being injured. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) issued an arrest warrant for Caines on charges of aggravated battery and stolen property.
Three wanted after woman’s wallet stolen from Luling Winn-Dixie
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office (SCPSO) is searching for three men who deputies say are responsible for a credit card theft in the Luling area on Sunday, June 4.
Louisiana Nursing Student Murdered Outside Hookah Lounge Just Days Before College Graduation
A New Orleans nursing student was shot and killed at a local hookah lounge, leaving a family outraged and a community in search of answers.
NOPD setting up sobriety checkpoint following questions into DWI arrests
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - For the first time since January, less than a day after reporters questioned New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on the frequency of drunk driving arrests, the NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint. The traffic division will set up the checkpoint on the night of June 15....
Daring Leap from I-10 Bridge into Atchafalaya River Leads to Hours-Long Search (2021)
A startling video emerged on Friday, capturing a man's perilous jump from the Basin Bridge into the Atchafalaya River. The incident occurred while I-10 West was closed due to a 10-vehicle collision, causing a lengthy traffic jam that seemingly inspired the man's hazardous decision. The leap resulted in a shoulder injury and a fierce battle against the powerful current.
Robbery gone wrong leaves man suffering from stab wounds
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection to a robbery that left a man wounded on Friday, June 2.
Mother Charged for Assisting Fugitive Son's Escape
In Orleans Parish, state troopers have arrested the mother of a 17-year-old fugitive who escaped from state custody. The arrest warrant, as reported by Fox 8, provided new information about her involvement in her son's escape and the subsequent police search that led them to a residence in Algiers. The mother, 33-year-old Kenione Rogers, is now facing charges of principle to simple escape, accessory after the fact to simple escape, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
3 New Orleans family members dead after crash on their way to graduation in Texas
NEW ORLEANS — A crash claimed the life of three New Orleans family members heading to a graduation ceremony in Dallas, Texas, according to a GoFundMe campaign organized by the family's friend. According to the campaign, the family was traveling to the eldest son's graduation on May 24 when...
Speedy Trial Ordered for Linda Frickey Murder Suspects
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered that the trial for the four teenagers accused of murdering 73-year-old Linda Frickey must take place before the end of the year. The Frickey family welcomed the decision, expressing hope that the trial would bring them closer to finding closure.
New Orleans mayor discusses DUI arrest issues
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a news conference on Wednesday, June 7.
NOPD announces sobriety checkpoint amid controversy over Cedric Richmond crash
New Orleans police announced Thursday morning that they will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the city next week, the first such DWI enforcement action the depleted department has taken in five months. The move comes as public attention has been focused on the NOPD's handling of a single-car accident involving...
Debunking the Viral Drive-by Shooting Video: Not New Orleans, but Fort Worth
A video that recently gained traction on social media depicted a shocking act of recklessness, showing a person shooting at homes from a moving vehicle. The video was first posted by a well-known New Orleans Instagram account, claiming the incident occurred in the area. However, further investigation revealed that the video was not actually filmed in New Orleans as initially thought.
Slidell man arrested for hit-and-run crash at Canal Street and Saint Charles Avenue, also charged with filing false police report.
Jamel Sharp of Slidell, LA has been arrested by the NOPD for his involvement in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on May 28, 2023, at the intersection of Canal Street and Saint Charles Avenue.
Convicted felon arrested again in St. Charles Parish, over a dozen narcotics found
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office (SCPSO) has arrested a convicted felon for allegedly possessing over a dozen drugs.
Watch: Drunk Passenger Allegedly Kicks and Bites Officers While Being Forcibly Removed from Plane
A woman from Kansas was forcibly removed from a Southwest Airlines flight. A video of the incident was shared on TikTok last week. The allegedly drunk passenger caused the airline to return to the gate at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to escort the woman off the plane […] The post Watch: Drunk Passenger Allegedly Kicks and Bites Officers While Being Forcibly Removed from Plane first appeared on Rum Raiders.
After man beaten with bolt-covered bat, Kenner coupled booked with attempted murder
A Kenner couple was arrested after authorities say they attacked a man and beat him with a bat that had been outfitted with dozens of metal bolts. Kimberly Tonquinto, 33, and David Shives, 34, both of Kenner, were booked Friday with attempted second-degree murder, according to Capt. Michael Cunningham, a Kenner Police Department spokesperson.
Hit-and-Run Victim in Critical Condition Near City Park
A distraught mother is seeking assistance after her son, Jaquain Paul, sustained critical injuries in a hit-and-run accident close to City Park. The 27-year-old Delgado student was riding his motorcycle near the Wisner and Frederichs intersection on the park's eastern edge when the incident occurred around midday last Friday. Paul's mother grew concerned when he failed to show up for a planned visit and was unresponsive to her calls.
Body found underneath I-10 near Superdome: NOPD
New Orleans police are investigating a possible homicide that happened in the Tulane-Gravier area on Tuesday.
Funeral held for Ben Franklin student killed by bus
Friends and family gathered at Touro Synagogue on Wednesday, June to remember the life of 17-year-old Belle Adelman-Cannon.
The arrest of Benjamin Beale: What we know so far…
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — One week after the arrest of local artist Benjamin Beale, better known within the New Orleans abstract art scene and “Burner” community as Kelley Kirkpatrick, the investigation continues into the gruesome discovery of the dismembered body of a 36-year-old Slidell mother of two.
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