Crimes

March 07, 2018 - 8:56 am
(AP) - A New Orleans judge has sentenced a man to 13 years in prison on child pornography charges. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says in a news release that Dan Pittman Jr. had been convicted in February on 10 child pornography counts involving victims under the age of 13. He was...
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Jim Hanzo
February 26, 2018 - 4:28 pm
Members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long narcotics investigation into a suspected Lacombe drug dealer with the arrest of seven individuals Friday, Feb. 23, one of those a long-time second and third-grade teacher in St. Tammany Parish, according to a report in...
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Chris Miller
January 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
Kenner Police say a convict released from prison under the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Act has been arrested four times since his November 16 release. Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor said 46-year-old Alton Brooks most recently was arrested and booked with shoplifting on December 29, after an...
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November 30, 2017 - 12:25 pm
(AP) -- A Louisiana prosecutor says a 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sexual battery of a 4-year-old girl and 277 pornography counts. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says William Harvey Watson of Slidell was sentenced Monday to 30 years on the battery charge and 25 years concurrently on...
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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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David Blake
November 08, 2017 - 12:41 pm
Authorities in Lafourche Parish say they have uncovered an elaborate plot by a woman to smear her live in boyfriend on false charges of battery and abuse. Sandra Brooks, 49, faces multiple charges for allegedly abusing 57-year-old Carl Johnson Sr. Sheriff's office spokesman Brennan Matherne told...
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October 31, 2017 - 10:35 am
(AP) - A Louisiana prosecutor says DNA on a hat left at a burglarized house identified a Mississippi man who asked for money, brandished a knife, hit the homeowner and went indoors to look for valuables. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said Monday that a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted 34-...
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October 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
(AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court says a former police officer caught in the bedroom of a teenage girl in 2014 can be convicted of malfeasance in office and attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile - even though both convictions were related to the same incident. The court's Wednesday ruling was...
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Jim Hanzo
July 31, 2017 - 10:07 pm
A Covington man who was already awaiting trial in a child pornography case back in 2010, has been arrested for allegedly raping and sexually abusing a child over a period of years. The St.Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said, 49-year-old Jackson "Rick" Miller was arrested on July 11. Miller was...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 07, 2017 - 12:47 pm
The total crime in Jefferson Parish dropped by more than 9% for the first six months of 2017. The Sheriff's office says reductions in overall theft, auto theft, assault and rape led to the drop in total crime. The number of murder was the same compared to last year. There were a few more robberies...
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