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4 NO police officers fired, 2 suspended after fatal crash

Jul. 17, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four New Orleans police officers have been fired and two suspended for an unauthorized chase just before a deadly car crash and fire at a beauty salon. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson announced the moves Wednesday at a news conference. The department's Public Integrity Bureau opened an...

Louisiana man killed after tractor-trailer hits SUV

Jul. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

VINTON, La. (AP) — A trucker with two children in his cab crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck and an SUV, killing the latter's driver and injuring the other. Louisiana State Police say it happened Tuesday just after 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 10, about 4½ miles (7.24 kilometers) west of...

Louisiana lawmaker quits for post with Secretary of State

Jul. 17, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state Rep. Nancy Landry has quit her post in the House to become chief of staff for Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. The Advocate reports Landry, a Republican from Lafayette, resigned Tuesday and began work with Ardoin's office the same day. Landry was term limited in the...

Jury finds former student guilty in pledge's death

Jul. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury on Wednesday convicted a former Louisiana State University student of negligent homicide in a fraternity pledge's drinking death during a hazing nearly two years ago. The six jurors took less than an hour to convict Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, in...

Arizona Amber Alert canceled after children 'found safe'

Jul. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities say an Amber Alert issued for two young boys taken from state Department of Child Safety custody was canceled after they "were found safe" in Louisiana where their parents were taken into custody. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it had canceled the...

Pregnant woman shot, killed in Louisiana

Jul. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

MINDEN, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are investigating the shooting death of a pregnant woman at an apartment complex in Minden. KSLA-TV reports Police Chief Steven Cropper says 19-year-old NaToyedre Barrow was found dead Wednesday morning. Her body was found on the apartment's couch. She was eight...

New Pelicans forward Ingram says he's 'close' to normal

Jul. 16, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he's "pretty close" to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says he has not resumed shooting, but has worked on his shooting form while also conducting ball-handling and...

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin loses another appeal

Jul. 16, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has lost the latest appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction. Nagin is serving a 10-year sentence on charges including bribery, fraud and money laundering. The charges relate to crimes that happened before and after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. He...

Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activist

Jul. 16, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

The suspect in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum was a tenant who owed her back rent, authorities said Tuesday. Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, city Police Chief Murphy J. Paul told news reporters. Bell is...

Scientist ready to get back to work after case dismissed

Jul. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent coastal scientist in Louisiana said Tuesday that he's ready to get back to work one day after federal charges against him for allegedly stealing trade secrets were abruptly dropped when prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence. Ehab Meselhe, along with Kelin Hu, were...