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Irvin Mayfield pleads not guilty to 19 federal charges

New Orleans trumpeter and cultural icon Irvin Mayfield, co-founder of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, entered U.S. District Court Thursday and entered a not guilty

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Two additional arrests made in beating of teens

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office announced late last month that a second and third suspect have been arrested in connection with an altercation involving

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Drastic measures considered to combat violent crime in N.O.
After the recent triple shooting in the French Quarter, a rising murder rate and a rash of brazen carjackings and armed robberies, residents and elected officials are considering a number ...
A 14-year-old Black teen shot, killed by Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputy
“The cops feel they have the right to just go in and shoot. What happened to protect and serve? He had it on his mind to kill.” – Comeako Tillman, Cameron ...
Half ounce of pot gets La. man twenty years in prison
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer While Colorado and need for cash Washington have de-criminalized recreational use of marijuana and 20 states allow use for medical purposes, a Louisiana man was sentenced to ...
2,000-plus convictions to be reviewed because of invalid hair samples
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorth­StarNews.com) — The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI will review more than 2,000 criminal convictions in which ...
Residents want end to violence, consent decree
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor During an intense, informal meeting at City Hall this past March, the mayor and several civil rights leaders butted heads over the issue of ...
Mayor and police chief still silent in response to NYPD spying in N.O.
By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Documents online loans usa recently uncovered by Associated Press reveal that the New York City Police Department traveled to New Orleans in 2008 to conduct ...
N.O. murder rate climbs as NOPD overhaul begins
(Special to the AP from The Washington Post) — Late in July, six people were murdered in 24 hours in New Orleans. Five days later police superintendent Ronal Serpas and ...
N.O. blindsided by Johnson indictment
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports District E City Council-man Jon Johnson, a New Orleans businessman and former state legislator, became the latest public official snarled by the U.S. Attorney’s ...

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