Law

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May 16, 2018 - 11:53 am
Should everything be community property in a divorce? A sad story about divorce convinces me that not everything should be “community property.” Kurt Cobain’s 25-year-old daughter, Francis Bean, lost her father’s iconic guitar in her divorce from her ex-husband, Isaiah Silva. This was the guitar...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 10, 2018 - 7:45 am
The state Senate has approved a bill designed to make it clear that bestiality is illegal in Louisiana. A law on the books prohibits "crimes against nature," but it also outlaws so-called sodomy and was ruled unconstitutional in 2003. New Orleans Senator JP Morrell says it's important that the...
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Jim Hanzo
April 04, 2018 - 10:45 pm
New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and three others wounded, including a 2-year-old in Algiers. It happened this evening in the 3300 block of Gardent Oaks Drive in Algiers. NOPD reported late tonight that two men, a woman and the child suffered apparent gunshot...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:05 am
(AP) - A Louisiana public school teacher accused of banging a 6-year-old's head against a brick wall multiple times and throwing the boy in the air has been arrested. News outlets report 48-year-old Gregory Bonvillian, a teacher at Park Forest Elementary School in Baton Rouge, was charged with...
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Jim Hanzo
March 26, 2018 - 8:24 pm
Northshore District Attorney, Warren Montgomery says an assistant DA has been arrested for allegedly stealing prescription medications from offices. After complaints by employees of prescriptions being stolen from their offices, an investigation began by State Police. On Friday the investigation...
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March 24, 2018 - 6:53 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 is nearing its end. Defense lawyers for Travis Boys wrapped up their case Thursday. New Orleans news outlets report that prosecution rebuttal witnesses and evidence were presented...
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Jim Hanzo
March 23, 2018 - 9:41 am
A Ponchatoula woman found guilty in her 5th DWI offense, is facing 10 to 30 years in prison, on the charge or 20 to 60 years if she is sentenced under the state's habitual offender law. Holly Ramirez-Power wat stopped by Madisonville Police Officer Marcus Bergeron on December 30, 2016, when her car...
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March 22, 2018 - 8:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A man facing a federal death sentence for ordering the murder of a woman who filed a brutality case against him when he was a New Orleans police officer in the 1990s has lost his bid for a new hearing. A judge Thursday rejected requests for a new hearing by Len Davis and...
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March 22, 2018 - 11:00 am
Senator Dan Claitor’s bill that would make it a crime to generate wakes that damage property while driving a vehicle through flooded streets has passed through committee and is on its way to the senate floor. The Baton Rouge Senator says he was moved to create the bill after hearing horror stories...
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