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Sheriff: Woman killed after driver loses control, crashes car in Diamondhead

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - An accident in Diamondhead Tuesday night has claimed the life of a woman.Sheriff Ricky Adam tells WLOX the driver of a 2018 Mercedes lost control of the car and hit a culvert. It happened at 8:15 p.m. near the Chevron at Diamondhead Drive.Four elderly people were in the Merc

WLOX - 2018-10-17 18:23:00

15 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish this weekend (Oct. 19-21)

Flashlight-carrying attendees of the Whisperings at Covington Cemetery event make for a ghostly image during this extended-exposure photo taken in October 2007. (Photo by Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune archive)By Mike Scott, mscott@nola.comThe first faint hint of fall-like weather has arrived in

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 09:59:00

Man pleads guilty in Algiers tire shop murder

A man charged in afatal shooting outside an Algiers tire shopin 2016 pleaded guilty Wednesday (Oct. 17) to manslaughter and obstruction of justice, averting a trial on a second-degree murder charge scheduled next month, according to District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 16:35:00

Pearl River Community College closed overnight after shots fired nearby

According to a Facebook post made by the college’s president, the shots were not fired on campus. They were fired from a passing vehicle at a gas station nearby. However, as a precaution, the school made the decision to close the campus gates. Students were also advised to stay in their dorms. That

WLOX - 2018-10-17 12:38:00

‘They are dumping them’: Foster child sent to shelter on 18th birthday, now in prison

Rashaad Piper at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel on September 7, 2018. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 05:45:00

One jailed, one wanted following deadly shooting in Violet, St. Bernard Sheriff's Office says

Jeff Shields, 27, was booked Tuesday on one count of second-degree murder following the slaying of 17-year-old Deshaun Singleton in the 3000 block of Daniel Drive, the Sheriff’s Office said. The agency, meanwhile, has obtained a warrant to arrest Dwestley Rodriguez Ratcliff Jr., 19, on the same coun

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-17 17:25:00

Man with machete robs motorist at I-55 welcome center: sheriff

Randy Holmes Jr., 18, of Greensburg, was booked with armed robbery after the Monday afternoon incident, the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday (Oct. 16).

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-16 20:20:00

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

WWL-TV - 2018-10-16 16:53:24

More than 1,500 job openings available at Northshore job fair

If you're looking for a job on the Northshore, 95 employers will be looking for people during a job fair Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2018) in Mandeville.

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-10-16 11:46:15

Burning eggs lead to marijuana arrest for Jefferson teachers union head Jessie Isidore

Once inside, they found eggs burning on the stove, according to an account of circumstances leading up to the arrest filed in Criminal District Court in New Orleans.


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.


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.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-16 13:07:00

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


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

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-16 10:10:00

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

WBRZ.COM - 2018-10-16 07:56:00

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.

WWL-TV - 2018-10-16 09:58:30

Bill with Pearl River dam provision heads to Trump: report

Opponents of the controversial One Lake' flood-control project on the upper Pearl River near Jackson, Mississippi, say language in a U.S. Senate-approved bill adds another hurdle to the project, theClarion Ledgerin Jackson reports.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-16 08:55:00

Navy: Seebee shot and killed in southern Mississippi

BILOXI, Miss. — The Navy says a sailor has been shot and killed in southern Mississippi.News outlets reported the shooting happened early Saturday morning at military housing belonging toKeesler Air Force Base.Spokesman Brian Lamar said the dead sailor was assigned to theNaval Construction Battalion


Appeal fails from NOPD officer demoted over credible allegations of sexual, lewd comments

Rhett Charles – who denied allegations that he asked two women under his command about their favorite sexual position and tried to get one of them to talk about her genitals – can ask the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal to review his case. But one of his attorneys, Donovan Livaccari, didn’t immedi


Review: Lily Keber's 'Buckjumping' captures New Orleans dance culture

There’s no shortage of documentary films about New Orleans street culture, notably including Les Blank’s 1978 film “Always for Pleasure,” Royce Osborn’s “All on a Mardi Gras Day” and a host of post-Hurricane Katrina projects about the recovery and preservation of traditions involving Mardi Gras Indi