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Jurors hear from both sides as trial for man accused of killing NOPD officer begins

Opening statements began Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in his patrol vehicle in 2015. Travis Boys, charged with first-degree murder, is accused of fatally shooting New Orleans police Officer Daryle Holloway. On Monday, trial proceedings began in Orleans

WDSU - 2018-03-19 17:38:00

Man shot in Algiers early Monday: New Orleans police

A man was shot in Algiers early Monday morning (March 19), according to the New Orleans Police Department. His condition wasn't immediately available. NOPD reported the shooting at 1:36 a.m. in the 2800 block of Boyd Street (map). The victim was shot in the arm and side, the department said in an in

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-19 12:33:00

NOPD searching for missing child

NEW ORLEANS, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating a juvenile male reported as missing on Saturday, March 17. The child's mother said she last saw her son Kym Banks at about 3:00 p.m., outside their residence in the 1400 block of Kerlerec Street. As it became dark outs

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-03-18 18:35:27

Crescent City Crossfit: Local Man Set to Dominate 2018 Crossfit Open

GRETNA, La., March 19, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Donald Brignac, 62, an Algiers native who now lives in Lafitte, has been a member of Crescent City Crossfit (CCC) for about three years. Each year, Crossfit gyms worldwide participate in a six-week challenge call the Crossfit Open where all participants

NEWSWIRE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:00:00

New Orleans Saints Mock Draft 2.0: DE Sam Hubbard a safe pick at No. 27

New Orleans Saints walk into this year's version of the NFL Draft with a vastly different set of circumstances. There aren't as many holes to fill after a stellar 2017 campaign. The Saints also are at the mercy of the draft thanks to their success with the No. 27 overall pick in the first round and

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-19 12:30:12

13-year-old shot in 1 of 2 Central City shootings Saturday: NOPD

A 13-year-old boy was the victim in one of two shootings reported in Central City on Saturday (March 17), according to New Orleans Police. The victim in the second shooting was a 34-year-old man. According to a preliminary police report, the boy was walking near the intersection of LaSalle and Secon

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-18 22:21:21

New Orleans boy awaiting surgery in Boston gets a surprise from local police: Report

An 11-year-old boy New Orleans boy was in Boston last week awaiting his third open-heart surgery when he got some special surprises from local police, The Boston Globe reported Friday (March 16). Jack Bryan and his mother, Tracey Rannals Bryan, were at Trader Joe's in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Mo

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-18 23:25:21

Gulf Coast Bank and Trust branch in Metairie robbed Monday, JPSO says

A Metairie bank was robbed on Monday morning, authorities said. Shortly before 10 a.m., the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reported an armed robbery at a Gulf Coast Bank and Trust branch at 1825 Veterans Memorial Boulevard. There were no injuries reported, according to the Sheriff's Office. A Met

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-03-19 15:03:00

Read Gayle Benson's open letter to New Orleans Saints, Pelicans fans

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson released an open letter to fans Friday (March 16) in the wake of the death of her husband, Tom Benson, who died Thursday (March 15) at the age of 90 after a month-long bout with pneumonia. Here is her full statement: "While we are heartbroken by the


One dead, another injured in Hollygrove shooting, police say

NEW ORLEANS -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Hollygrove Friday. It happened in the 8800 block of Stroelitz Street shortly after 3 p.m. Police officials said one man is dead, and another is being treated for his injuries at a local hospital. No other details were made immediately ava


Coroner IDs victim in fatal shooting on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

The man fatally shot as he rode his bicycle on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard on Thursday night (March 15) has been identified as 21-year-old Byron Scott, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office. Scott was shot in the head in the 1300 block of Oretha Castle Haley, near Erato Street, and take


Groups sue sheriff and city over New Orleans jail building

A coalition of prison reform activists filed a suit Wednesday against the city of New Orleans and Sheriff Marlin Gusman seeking to shut down a jail building that holds scores of inmates. The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition and other groups allege that the city is allowing the Sheriff's Office


18-year-old accused of armed robbery near Lakefront Airport: NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department arrested Mya Warren, 18, in connection with an armed robbery February 28 in the 8000 block of Downman Road near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, according to a news release. Detectives believe Warren and a male accomplice robbed a man at gunpoint as he was trying


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


New Saints quarterback Tom Savage: Joining Drew Brees, Sean Payton a 'no-brainer'

Quarterback Tom Savage enjoyed his first four NFL seasons with the Houston Texans, but on Friday, he said he's "excited for this new journey" with the New Orleans Saints. The 27-year-old Savage signed a one-year deal worth up to $1.5 million with the Saints this week, and he'll compete with Taysom H


Kenner man accused of setting fire to ex-girlfriend's car, apartment pleads guilty to arson

Ryan Scott, a 39-year-old Kenner resident accused of setting three different fires because he was angry at his ex-girlfriend, pleaded guilty to federal arson and weapons violations Thursday (March 15), according to a news release. According to the federal indictment, Scott committed arson at an apar


Son of Marrero woman found dead in New Orleans East now accused of murdering her

The son of a Marrero woman whose lifeless body was found in New Orleans East on Halloween was arrested Tuesday on allegations that he killed her. Deputies booked Byron Montgomery, 44, on a count of second-degree murder following the slaying of Patricia Davis, 63, Sheriff Joe Lopinto said Wednesday.


1 arrested in reported New Orleans hotel gang rape

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - One man has been arrested and authorities are looking for three others after a woman reported she was gang-raped at a New Orleans hotel. Patrick Mooney, 25, was arrested March 6 and charged with first-degree rape. The warrant for his arrest said six or seven men entered Moon


Developer sues New Orleans over order to remove mural quoting Trump's lewd comments

A sheet with the words "censored" on it covers an anti-trump mural on the 3500 block of S. Liberty Street in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has filed a case in federal court after the city sent a notice that the mural could not be displayed


This spring, North Shore music fans have a plethora of options to catch outdoor concerts

While the metro area prepares for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the communities north of Lake Pontchartrain are no less busy in planning the fairs, festivals, and concerts that speak no less strongly of St. Tammany Parish's love of music. Whether it be rock and dance -- or the more ind