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  • 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 »
  • Hearing set for suspect in Bourbon St. shootings

    July 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing date of July 23 has been set in New Orleans for a suspect in the Bourbon Street gunfight that killed one person and wounded nine others. Twenty-year-old Trung Le of Belle Chasse is being held in Orleans Parish Prison. Although the judge set bonds totaling... more »
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect back in Louisiana

    July 12, 2014 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter is back in New Orleans. Trung Le is currently being held in Orleans Parish Prison. Chris Bowman with the Orleans Parish... more »
  • Jindal signs extradition warrant for Bourbon St. suspect

    July 11, 2014 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a warrant Friday to begin the extradition process for Bourbon Street shooting suspect Trung Le, according to the governor's office. Le, 20, was arrested in Mississippi on the afternoon of July 4. He's accused of firing into a New Orleans crowd, injuring... more »
  • Accused Bourbon Street gunman fights extradition

    July 7, 2014 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 20-year-old man accused of starting a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street is fighting his extradition from Mississippi. Trung Le, also known as "Joe", was taken into custody by members of NOPD's violent offenders unit and U.S. Marshals in Mississippi late Friday afternoon. Le is... more »
  • 50 LSP troopers to help in New Orleans

    July 3, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An extra 50 State Police troopers will help patrol the New Orleans area after recent violent crimes, according to an LSP spokesperson. Capt. Doug Cain said Governor Bobby Jindal approved the additional troopers Thursday afternoon. Cain said they will be used to help patrol the French... more »
  • Person of interest in Bourbon Street shooting arrested

    July 2, 2014 10:12 PM

    GRETNA- Authorities said a man, wanted as a person of interest for a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans over the weekend, is in custody. Justin Odom, 20, was arrested on unrelated charges in Jefferson Parish after being questioned by NOPD detectives for the shooting. "Odom... more »
  • Person of interest in Bourbon St shooting of 10

    July 2, 2014 1:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have identified a 20-year-old man as a person of interest in the shooting that injured 10 people early Sunday on Bourbon Street. They're asking for help finding Justin Odom and an associate named Josh or Joe, also described as a person of interest. Officer... more »
  • New Orleans mayor seeks help after Bourbon mayhem

    July 1, 2014 4:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for state and federal law enforcement help following a Bourbon Street gunfight that injured 10 people - most of them out-of-state visitors. Landrieu said Tuesday he's asked Gov. Bobby Jindal to assign 100 state police to the city permanently, and... more »
  • Suspects sought after 9 shot on Bourbon Street

    June 30, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One person remains in critical condition as a result of a weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Police said nine people were hit when shots rang out at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Five remained hospitalized Monday at LSU Hospital. Four were in stable condition. One... more »
  • Police: 2 victims still in critical condition after Bourbon St. shooting Play Video

    June 29, 2014 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men tried to shoot each other after having a fight, said New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas. 9 people were shot at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning on Bourbon Street. Officials say 2 of the victims are in critical condition. "This is a... more »
  • Shooting on Bourbon Street, 9 injured

    June 29, 2014 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The shooter had his sights set on one man, but then emptied his gun into the crowd on Bourbon Street, according to witnesses. New Orleans police say nine people were injured when the gunman opened fire early Sunday morning. It happened just before 3 a.m. on... more »
  • Police name second suspect in dancer's death

    May 8, 2014 1:02 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say the companion of a woman arrested on Wednesday remains a suspect in the death of a Bourbon Street dancer whose dismembered body washed up on Mississippi beaches in 2012. Chief Steve Caraway said Thursday that detectives investigating 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart's death interviewed 41-year-old Terry Speaks... more »
  • Miss. sends case of dismembered woman to La.

    April 22, 2014 3:25 PM

    KENNER - The police chief of a New Orleans suburb says he hopes his department can bring closure to the case of a Bourbon Street dancer whose body parts washed ashore in Mississippi in 2012. But Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway said Tuesday there is still no break in the... more »
  • Bourbon Street poles greased ahead of Mardi Gras Play Video

    February 28, 2014 1:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - People filled Bourbon Street Friday morning for the annual "Greasing of the Poles." It's as much of a New Orleans tradition as Mardi Gras. The poles are greased to keep overzealous revelers from trying to climb to the balconies above. Burlesque dancers made a show... more »
  • City removes Bourbon St. nighttime preaching ban

    July 25, 2013 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has overturned its ban against preaching after dark on Bourbon Street. The revision of the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance passed 6-0 on Thursday and takes effect immediately. A federal judge barred enforcement in September after a street preacher sued the city in... more »
  • 3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

    February 17, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras. Officer Hilal Williams says 19-year-old Malcolm Hall was booked Saturday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. An online jail roster indicates... more »
  • 1 arrested, 1 sought in French Quarter shooting

    February 11, 2013 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - One man is in jail and police are searching for at least one other person believed responsible for the weekend's quadruple shooting on Bourbon Street, in the city's historic French Quarter, New Orleans Police says 23-year-old Deron Bridgewater, of Marrero, surrendered to authorities Monday after seeing his... 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 »
  • Woman accused of mentoring teen prostitute

    December 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 25-year-old Metairie woman has been arrested and accused her of teaching a minor how to be a Bourbon Street prostitute. The Times-Picayune reports Emilie "Bunny" Cook was booked at the New Orleans jail on a charge of trafficking of children for sex purposes. State Police say... more »
  • Pastor sues to block N.O. street preaching limits

    September 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A street preacher is suing to block New Orleans city officials from enforcing an ordinance that restricts religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by New Orleans pastor Paul Gros claims the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance sets unconstitutional limits on... more »
  • On Bourbon Street, party but don't preach at night

    September 14, 2012 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A ban on preachers along Bourbon Street after dark is creating a First Amendment fight. The ordinance against aggressive solicitation was put in place nearly a year ago, but arrests during a gay pride festival two weeks ago are perhaps the first time the law has been... more »
  • New Orleans tackles noise issue

    February 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An acoustics expert hired by some New Orleans residents says sound from music clubs in some neighborhoods - particularly the French Quarter - regularly exceeds legal noise limits. The report from Houston-based CSTI Acoustics shows excessive noise even in a mostly residential area of the quarter,... more »
  • Suspect in French Quarter shooting surrenders

    November 5, 2011 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans teenager has surrendered to police to face a charge he opened fire on a tourist-filled street in the city's French Quarter earlier this week. One man was killed and seven were wounded in the shooting. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant on a second-degree... more »
  • NOPD Looking for suspects in French Quarter shootings

    November 1, 2010 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened in the French Quarter. One was fatal. Most recent, a dead body was found about 6:30 this morning, on the corner of Burgundy and St. Louis streets. No suspects or motives have been identified yet. NOPD is also... more »
  • Search for missing exec focuses on river

    March 9, 2010 10:15 AM

    Police searching for a missing Houston oil executive in New Orleans are now focusing on the Mississippi River, after tracing the man to a riverfront location after he left a Bourbon Street bar. Searching through videos from businesses in the French Quarter, police were able to trace 54-year-old Douglas Schantz... more »
  • Mardi Gras peaceful and packed

    February 17, 2010 10:00 AM

    Business dropped off sharply in the Bourbon Street bars on Wednesday, but picked up rapidly in New Orleans churches. Mardi Gras ended at midnight Tuesday and Lent descended on the city, ending what had been a weeklong celebration of the New Orleans Saints victory in the Super Bowl and Mardi... more »

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