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  • 'State Agent' garb leads to arrest of Bourbon Street bouncer

    November 27, 2017 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The armed man running down Bourbon Street wasn't a police officer, but he looked the part. A state police news release says troopers patrolling New Orleans' French Quarter late Saturday spotted a man wearing a gun belt and a bullet-proof vest emblazoned with the words "State Agent."... more »
  • New Orleans bars stay open for those needing chronic tonic

    March 17, 2017 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The mayor's office in New Orleans says a proposal to require bars to shut their doors at 3 a.m. is being abandoned. The idea was to decrease in-and-out traffic and what Mayor Mitch Landrieu had called an "open pedestrian party" along Bourbon Street and other parts of... more »
  • Reduced charges in Bourbon St. shootout that killed BR man

    February 16, 2017 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A magistrate judge has reduced the charges against two men accused in a shootout in New Orleans' tourist-filled French Quarter that left a Baton Rouge man dead and nine others wounded. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell said Wednesday that he could find no probable cause for a murder... more »
  • Bourbon bouncer guilty; broke tourist's jaw over $6 tab

    October 26, 2016 11:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors in New Orleans say they won a conviction against a Bourbon Street bouncer who broke a tourist's jaw in a dispute over a $6 bar tab. In a news release Tuesday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said 35-year-old Clarence Lacombe pleaded guilty as charged to second-degree... more »
  • LSP: Trooper who bodyslammed suspect acted appropriately

    June 28, 2016 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say they fully support the actions of a trooper who bodyslammed a resisting Illinois man in the French Quarter last weekend. They say the officer's use of force was appropriate for the situation that unfolded on Bourbon Street at 4 a.m. The video... more »
  • New Orleans eyes cutting back on Bourbon Street strip clubs

    June 28, 2016 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A city commission is weighing whether to rein in the number of strip clubs on Bourbon Street and the surrounding French Quarter, both to curb crime and tame one of America's most popular, and wild, entertainment districts. On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission may recommend limiting the... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to dancer's death, dismemberment

    June 20, 2016 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the stabbing death of a Bourbon Street dancer whose dismembered body washed up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Margaret Sanchez, of Metairie, entered a guilty plea Monday, one year and one day after her ex-boyfriend,... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooter receives 60-year sentence

    April 4, 2016 10:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trung Le, convicted of manslaughter in a Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and another nine injured, has been sentenced to 60 years in jail. The sentence was handed down Monday in court. Le had been convicted of manslaughter in January by a jury that... more »
  • Sentencing set in gunfight that killed Bourbon St. bystander

    April 1, 2016 4:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man convicted for his role in a gunfight that killed a bystander and left nine people injured on New Orleans' famous Bourbon Street is set to learn his sentence. Twenty-two-year-old Trung Le, from nearby Belle Chasse, was convicted of manslaughter Jan. 15 in the death of Brittany... more »
  • Security cameras capture Canal Street shooting

    February 4, 2016 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 24-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly shot a man in the face during an argument caught on surveillance video on Canal Street, New Orleans' main drag. It's the second shooting on the busy, tourist-friendly thoroughfare in as many days. Police say at... more »
  • Victims call for police to seek other Bourbon Street shooter

    January 16, 2016 6:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Victims of a 2014 Bourbon Street shooting spree express satisfaction at the conviction of Trung Le, who fired the first four bullets. But they're calling on authorities to keep pursuing the still-unknown shooter who fired back 11 bullets on the French Quarter tourist strip. Le... more »
  • Jury finds man guilty in shooting, murder of Baton Rouge college student

    January 15, 2016 10:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury found Trung Le guilty in the shooting death of a nursing student from Hammond and the injuring of nine others on Bourbon Street in June 2014. The verdict was read by the jury Friday night. The shooting shocked the area. Le maintained he... more »
  • Closing arguments being made in Bourbon Street shooting case

    January 15, 2016 1:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys in New Orleans have begun final arguments in the jury that will decide the fate of 22-year-old Trung Le, the only person charged in a 2014 gunfight that killed an innocent bystander on Bourbon Street. Jurors have heard three full days of testimony and seen... more »
  • Prosecutor cites drug deal gone bad in shooting

    January 12, 2016 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor hopes to convince jurors that a 2014 gunfight that left a visitor to New Orleans dead and nine other bystanders wounded resulted from "a drug deal gone bad on Bourbon Street." Assistant New Orleans District Attorney Laura Rodrigue says the only person arrested in the... more »
  • Jury seated in fatal 2014 Bourbon Street gunfight

    January 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury has been selected in the case of the sole suspect arrested after a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that killed one and wounded nine others. Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the case of Trung Le, the 22-year-old defendant from Belle Chasse. He's been... more »
  • Man shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, dies at hospital

    November 28, 2015 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a fistfight outside a French Quarter bar turned deadly when someone pulled a gun and shot a 26-year-old New Orleans man. The Orleans Parish coroner identified a man shot and killed outside a bar in New Orleans' French Quarter. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse says... more »
  • ATC agents turn up illegal activity in 4 more Bourbon St. bars, strip clubs

    November 5, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert issued emergency suspensions for four more French Quarter bars after they were found to be in violation during the agency’s “Operation Trick or Treat” investigation. Hebert ordered the businesses to immediately stop the sale of alcohol and tobacco... more »
  • Judge blocks halt of liquor, tobacco sales at 4 strip clubs

    October 29, 2015 1:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans judge has temporarily blocked a state agency's order revoking the liquor and tobacco licenses of four French Quarter strip clubs. Civil District Judge Regina Woods on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing The Mansion on Bourbon, Centerfolds and Lipstixx to resume selling... more »
  • Investigation: Drugs, other issues at Bourbon Street strip clubs

    October 27, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's alcohol and tobacco control commissioner says he has suspended the liquor licenses at five French Quarter strip clubs because undercover agents saw prostitution, drug sales, and lewd or improper acts at each business. Three of the clubs are on New Orleans' iconic Bourbon Street; the other... more »
  • Terry Speaks is guilty of killing and dismembering a stripper in New Orleans

    June 19, 2015 9:56 PM

    GRETNA - Terry Speaks was found guilty tonight by a jury for killing and dismembering a New Orleans stripper. Speaks and his ex-girlfriend, Margret Sanchez, were charged with second degree murder of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart. Speaks and Sanchez were seen leaving a bar on Bourbon Street with Lockhart... more »
  • Man denies stabbing, dismembering stripper in 2012

    June 19, 2015 6:20 PM

    GRETNA - A man on trial in the 2012 death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street stripper has taken the witness stand to deny killing her. Terry Speaks told jurors Friday that he and co-defendant Margaret Sanchez last saw victim Jaren Lockhart after arranging for Lockhart to go to a... more »
  • Suspect in stripper's death wants charges tossed

    May 22, 2015 1:18 PM

    GRETNA - The attorneys for a man accused in the death of a Bourbon Street stripper wants charges thrown out because prosecutors can't prove the woman was killed in Louisiana. Terry Christopher Speaks is scheduled for trial in June on charges including second-degree murder in the death of Jaren Lockhart,... more »
  • Killed before graduation, murder victim given diploma Play Video

    January 16, 2015 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a nursing student who was murdered on New Orleans' Bourbon Street walked across the stage to receive her daughter's diploma Friday night. Brittany Thomas was awarded an honorary nursing degree seven months after she was hit by a stray bullet in a reckless... more »
  • Judge says no to inmate testimony in stripper death

    December 13, 2014 10:09 AM

    GRETNA, La. - A state judge has denied a request that he order an inmate at a federal prison in New York to be brought to the Jefferson Parish Courthouse to testify in the case of the death and dismemberment of Bourbon Street strip club dancer Jaren Lockhart. The attorney... more »
  • Suspect in La. dismemberment moved from fed lockup

    October 7, 2014 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man charged in the 2012 death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street strip club dancer is awaiting extradition to Louisiana after completing a federal prison term. Forty-one-year-old Terry Speaks was released Tuesday from a federal lockup in New York, where he was serving time for a... more »
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    August 21, 2014 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Accused Bourbon Street shooter Trung Le has been indicted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the June 29 gunfight that left one woman dead and several others injured. The 20-year-old Belle... more »
  • Man stabbed to death on Bourbon

    August 13, 2014 10:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man was stabbed to death near Bourbon Street Wednesday evening. Police said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets. WWL TV, a news partner of WBRZ.com reported little information was released about what happened. The man was... more »
  • Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    July 25, 2014 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't... more »
  • Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

    July 23, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers. Twenty-year-old Trung Le remains in jail without bond on one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a... more »
  • Police: 4 wounded in Bourbon Street shooting

    February 10, 2013 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have released a bystanders' video of what they say is an argument involving some people in a Bourbon Street throng raucously celebrating ahead of Mardi Gras when shots ring out, followed by screams. Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson says the shooting in the crowded... more »

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