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Man struck, killed by vehicle in New Orleans; police search for SUV

The Advocate file photoAn unidentified man died Thursday morning after being struck and hit by a vehicle, according to a release from the New Orleans Police Department.At approximately 2:23 a.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call of a pedestrian being hit by a fleeing vehicle in the 2300 b

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-18 11:50:00

White Man Pleads Guilty 13 Years After Post-Hurricane Katrina Racial Shooting - Breaking911

Roland J. Bourgeois, Jr., 55, of New Orleans, LA, pleaded guilty to charges that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he shot at three young African-American men because of their race as the men attempted to evacuate New Orleans.

BREAKING911.COM - 2018-10-18 21:55:59

Man accused of trafficking took females to New Orleans to ‘make some money for Mardi Gras’: warrant

The warrant said once in New Orleans, Juan Branch, 32, forced the females -- whose ages were not specified -- to smoke marijuana, drink alcohol, have sex with him and have sex with other men.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-18 17:31:00

Man admits to dealing heroin as part of drug ring while he drove New Orleans coroner's office van

Rodney Robinson, 60, faces between 20 years and life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute as well as possessing with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, U.S. District Judge Barry Ashe said during a hearing in his courtroom in New Orleans.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-18 16:47:00

Car crashes into New Orleans Edible Arrangements storefront

NEW ORLEANS -- A car crashed through the front of an Edible Arrangements story Thursday morning. According to NOPD, the crash occurred in the 1800 block of Rousseau Street around 9:30 a.m. Nobody was hurt in the crash, according to police. Officers are still investigating why the crash occurred. Th

WWL-TV - 2018-10-18 19:15:00

New Orleans judge resentences man to life for 'lifetime of crime' in cellphone contraband case

However, fate had nothing better in store this time for Kisack, the murder suspect who drew attention for texting holiday greetings from jail to defense attorney and future City Councilman Jason Williams.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-17 18:04:00

After 2 juries deadlocked, New Orleans man convicted of sexually assaulting teen girl in 1991

Gerard Ladmirault, 55, was found guilty Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2018) of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in October 1991, forcing her at knifepoint to perform oral sex on him in the bathroom of his 9th Ward home, according to the Orleans Parish DA’s office. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 21:49:00

New Orleans RTA board member resigns under fire but attacks other top officials

Al Herrera, a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority board member who solicited one RTA contractor last year for work with his private firm and entered into a business deal with another, resigned from his position Thursday after documents outlining the second deal became public.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-18 23:38:00

Bail bondsman shot in Gentilly on Thursday afternoon

A bail bondsman was shot while trying to serve a man with a document of some type Thursday afternoon in Gentilly, a Police Department spokeswoman said.The shooting happened a little before 3 p.m. near Franklin Avenue and and Leon C. Simon Drive.New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Danielle Mill

WWL-TV - 2018-10-18 21:42:27

Stephanie Grace: New Orleans credit card case is closed, and nobody emerges looking good

But first, it’s worth taking one more look back at an episode in the city’s political history in which, frankly, nobody looked good.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-18 23:00:00

Teen shot in arm in Treme area, New Orleans police say

A 19-year-old man was shot overnight in the Treme area,New Orleans policesaid. His condition wasn't immediately available.According to preliminary information from NOPD, the teenager was getting out of a vehicle at 12:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of St. Ann Street (map) when he was shot in the arm. He


Charges upgraded in Metairie drag-racing fatality after positive drug test: State Police

Jourdan Marchese, 18, of New Orleans, is now booked with vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular negligent injuring in the Sept. 11 death of 70-year-old Rafael Canessa Sr.


Missing Covington man said he was meeting woman in New Orleans before disappearance

According to the New Orleans Police Department, 24-year-old Skylar Vellejos was last seen in Covington by his coworkers on Friday, Oct. 12. Vellejos reportedly told his father Saturday that he planned to go to New Orleans to meet a woman that he had talked to on social media. He has not been seen or


Man who skipped court date gets 25 years in domestic violence case, New Orleans East killing

But Kyron Theophile, who said he wanted out of jail so he could be present for his child’s birth, never went back to court for his sentencing in a domestic violence case.


Report questions New Orleans police homicide unit

Turner denies the accusations. He is scheduled to appear before a New Orleans Police Department panel for a pre-disciplinary hearing. He was reassigned in April, the same month the report was completed. The report says several detectives and sergeants, both African-American and white officers, think


New Orleans man describes 'uncontrollable' crack addiction at sentencing for Uptown armed robberies

Kenneth Barnes pleaded guilty to armed robbery and other counts in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.OPSO


New Orleans school temporarily closes two campuses after scabies cases confirmed: report

Fox 8 reported that the first case was diagnosed at the Nashville campus, however since there is a lot of movement among staff between the campuses, administrators decided to close both locations for thorough cleaning.


Man shot to death in Violet Monday night, St. Bernard Sheriff says

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New Orleans hit a heat record Monday. Here's when the fall weather will be back.

So much for that fall-like weather. The high temperature in New Orleans on Monday (Oct. 15) matched the historic record for that day, peaking at a balmy 90 degrees just after noon, according toNational Weather Servicedata.


Man fatally shot in Violet Monday night, deputies say

According to St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann, the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. in the 3000 block of Daniel Drive in Violet, La.