Crime & Justice

FILE - In this June 10, 1981 file photo, convicted murderer Charles Manson is photographed during an interview with television talk show host Tom Snyder in a medical facility in Vacaville, Calif. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
November 20, 2017 - 8:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. Manson, the hippie cult leader who died Sunday at 83,...
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Chris Miller
November 17, 2017 - 2:20 pm
The New Orleans Police Department has changed commanders of the traffic division and has begun an internal investigation into whether the former commander disobeyed orders and failed to properly supervise the investigation of a deadly hit and run incident on New Year's Day 2016, The New Orleans...
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Chris Miller
November 16, 2017 - 1:21 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says his office is pursuing the death penalty for accused cop-killer Darren Bridges. A grand jury indicted Bridges today on charges of first degree murder in the death of New Orleans Police Office Marcus McNeil. "Under Louisiana law, the penalty for first-degree...
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Wilbert Jones hugs William Aquino, attorney for Innocence Project New Orleans, as he leaves East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Jones, who has spent nearly 50 years in prison was freed after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson threw out Jones' conviction on Oct. 31, saying authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated Jones decades ago. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 15, 2017 - 3:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Louisiana man whose conviction was overturned after nearly 50 years in prison (all times local): 3 p.m. Wilbert Jones says freedom feels wonderful and he refuses to be bitter about his nearly five decades behind bars. Jones met with reporters...
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November 15, 2017 - 9:01 am
A Baton Rouge attorney has been arrested for the second time in as many months on child pornography charges. 36-year-old Victor Loraso, who lives in Covington, is charged with 20 different counts involving possession and distribution of sexual abuse images or videos of minors. Last month, Loraso...
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Chris Miller
November 14, 2017 - 3:07 pm
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith says there would have been more deaths if a deputy hadn't fatally shot a man Saturday night. The incident happened shortly before 10:00 p.m., in the 37200 block of Holifield Lane, in the Hickory area. Deputies said they responded to a report that a man was...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:30 pm
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural Northern California, including an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said. Two hospitals said they were treating seven people, including at...
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