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Real estate agent sentenced to 30 years for beating 60-year-old to death outside Pontchartrain Hotel

A Baton Rouge real estate agent was sentenced Monday to 30 years behind bars for the 2018 beating death of a 60-year-old man on St. Charles Avenue. During the six-day trial last month, both sides agreed that 29-year-old Garrett Ward drunkenly fought Arnold Jackson, administering kicks and punches that broke the older man's jaw and caused severe bleeding to his brain. Two weeks after the Jan. 6, 2018, incident in the 2000 block of St. Charles Avenue, Jackson died in the hospital from blunt force injuries, the New Orleans coroner said.
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Family demanding answers as 15-year-old suspect who was shot by police is being denied to see his family while hospitalized

KENNER, La. — A 15-year-old who was shot and injured by a Kenner police officer during a police chase is being denied to see his family. The incident started around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday when authorities tried to stop a car in the Susan Park area. However, investigators state that the car refused to stop and a passenger got out of the vehicle on South Cumberland in Metairie and ran away.

Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

In a reversal for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Monday agreed to reconsider its own April ruling that allowed the administration to require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.The new order from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans vacates an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that upheld the mandate. The new order means a block on the mandate imposed in January by a Texas-based federal judge remains in effect, while the full court’s 17 judges take up the appeal.Biden had issued an order Sept. 9 requiring that...

23-year-old identified as man fatally shot inside vehicle in Harvey

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office has identified the man found fatally shot inside a vehicle in Harvey on Sunday afternoon as 23-year-old Yahke Hogan. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the shooting, which was reported about 4:30 p.m., according to Capt. Jason Rivarde, spokesperson for the agency. The Sheriff's...

Man hospitalized after New Orleans East shooting: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A shooting in New Orleans East left a man wounded Monday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Officers said just before 5 p.m., NOPD responded to the intersection of Lake Forest and Read Boulevards on a reported aggravated battery by shooting. When they arrived,...

Coroner identifies victim of Thursday's shooting in Algiers

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office on Monday identified the man killed in an Algiers shooting earlier this week. Rodney Sabatier, 44, was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Newton Street on Thursday. Police were called there just before noon and pronounced Sabatier dead on scene.

NFC Notes: Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers, Panthers, Saints

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette detailed during a recent media appearance how QB Tom Brady got him a new offer from the team when he was considering signing with the Patriots this offseason. “At this time, I was a free agent, so I didn’t know if I was going to return...

The New Orleans Pelicans are “going to be scary” next year

The New Orleans Pelicans just came off a playoff appearance without getting a single minute from Zion Williamson, who is expected to return at full strength next season. They also added the 8th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, point forward Dyson Daniels, whose defense and mindset will fit right into the culture Willie Green is trying to build.

Local baseball team takes home World Series Title

A local youth baseball team recently took home the top prize at their World Series at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach. The Bayou Gators took home the title, scoring a 9-7 championship victory over the Miami Cubs in the finals to earn the title. The travel team is comprised...

NOPD investigating homicide in the Central Business District

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police are investigating a homicide that occurred around 9:26 a.m. on Monday morning in the Central Business District on the 1400 block of Iberville Street. Initial reports show a female sustained a gunshot wound. She was transported to the local hospital via EMS and...

Unrestrained Louisiana Man Killed in Early Morning Crash on LA 1, Impairment Suspected

Unrestrained Louisiana Passenger Killed in Early Morning Crash on LA 1, Impairment Suspected. Louisiana – Louisiana State Police reported that on June 27, 2022, shortly before 2:00 a.m., LSP Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle serious injury crash on Louisiana Highway 1 about 6 miles north of Louisiana Highway 3090. Timothy Stevens, 31, of Larose, Louisiana, died as a result of the crash. According to preliminary findings, Zackery Santiny of Larose was driving a 2009 Pontiac G6 north on LA Hwy 1. A 2012 Freightliner 18-wheeler was traveling south on LA Hwy 1 at the same time. Santiny crossed the center line into the southbound lane for unknown reasons. The Freightliner driver attempted to avoid a collision by steering to the right, but was hit by the Pontiac.