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Manslaughter plea avoids murder trial in 2017 deaths

Jun. 16, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter in a 2017 double-killing and will spend 40 years in prison. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's Office said 33-year-old Rodney T. Marsh pleaded guilty to manslaughter and related charges Friday in a deal that avoided a...

New Orleans aims to elevate houses that repeatedly flood

Jun. 16, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city of New Orleans is using a $12.5 million grant to elevate more than 50 houses that have experienced repeated flooding. The city says in a news release that the money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Flood Mitigation Assistance program. The houses that will be...

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Jun. 15, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several...

Pact OK'd to prevent jailing of defendants too poor for bail

Jun. 14, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state court official in New Orleans has agreed to take steps to make sure defendants in criminal cases aren't jailed simply because they cannot afford bail. The agreement is detailed in a federal court order filed Thursday involving Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell and plaintiffs who...

Woman charged in New Orleans in Pennsylvania man's death

Jun. 14, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tennessee woman faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of a Pennsylvania jeweler in New Orleans. The New Orleans District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Magen Hall was indicted Thursday. Hall's name also appears as Megan Hall on some court...

Veterinarian pleads guilty in exotic bird export case

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A California veterinarian has pleaded guilty for his part in what federal prosecutors say was a plan to illegally export exotic birds from New Orleans to Taiwan. Federal court documents show that Alex Madriaga of Buena Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count. He was one of four...

Saints' Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

Jun. 13, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including Drew Brees were amused. They also found it fitting, given the dynamism and versatility Kamara has come to...

Report: Pilot in deadly sinking not properly vetted

Jun. 13, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials say the company that operated a towboat that sank in a deadly 2018 accident near New Orleans failed to adequately check the qualifications of a pilot hired to guide the vessel. The National Transportation Safety Board released the report Thursday saying that placing an...

10-year sentence for participant in abuse of caged woman

Jun. 13, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the physical and psychological abuse of a young autistic woman who told him in federal court Thursday, "You made my life a living hell." Jody Lambert's sentencing was the latest in court cases involving the woman who was...

Mississippi senator asks Trump for pumps to ease flooding

Jun. 12, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that's been underwater since February, one of the state's U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen Mississippi...