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Belle Chasse man arrested on a felony theft charge for stealing watches

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco said Tuesday that detectives had arrested Taylor Holloway, 25, of Belle Chasse, who is accused of stealing a Yamaha 12-volt winch while visiting a friend’s house. Holloway also is accused of filching the friend’s mother’s Michael Kors watch with diamonds and a Bouvier gold watch. All told, the stolen goods were worth… Continue reading →

FBI urges vigilance, boosts its resources as Fourth of July holiday approaches

Echoing a bulletin issued to law enforcement agencies nationwide, the FBI’s New Orleans Field Office on Tuesday asked area residents to remain vigilant during Fourth of July celebrations and to report any suspicious activity. The nationwide precaution does not stem from any specific terror threat in Louisiana or elsewhere, authorities said, and there’s no reason for… Continue reading →

New Orleans police believe rapper Widner ‘Flow’ Degruy left a cellphone near murder victims’ car; they arrest his alleged accomplice

Jonathan Evans

Rapper Widner “Flow” Degruy allegedly showed up at the scene of a double murder in New Orleans East on Memorial Day, spotted a cellphone on the ground and acted shocked. “Hold up, hold up,” DeGruy, a Lil Wayne protege signed to the Young Money label, reportedly said. “That’s my phone.” Police believe Degruy’s show of… Continue reading →

Accused NOPD cop killer Travis Boys makes first court appearance under heavy security on Tuesday

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Travis Boys is transported to Orleans Parish Prison Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a court appearance.

Travis Boys, the accused killer of New Orleans Police Department Officer Daryle Holloway, appeared in court on Tuesday under heavy security as prosecutors and defense attorneys haggled over preliminary issues related to the capital murder charge he faces in the June 20 fatal shooting inside the officer’s patrol vehicle. Boys, 33, wore a navy… Continue reading →

18-year-old man shot by several gunmen, hospitalized in unknown condition

An 18-year-old man sitting in a vehicle suffered several gunshot wounds early Tuesday in an attack by several gunmen, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 6800 block of Lake Kenilworth, police said in a news release. The victim was hospitalized; no information about his identity or condition was… Continue reading →

Suspected cop killer Travis Boys is indicted, Orleans Parish District Attorney seeks death penalty

This photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Travis Boys. After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday, June 21, 2015, arrested Boys, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer as he was being transported to jail. Boys was still wearing his broken handcuffs when a rookie officer and his trainer spotted him trying to board a city bus Sunday morning, said Police Superintendent Michael Harrison. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

By the time veteran New Orleans police Officer Daryle Holloway was laid to rest in a mournful service on Saturday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office already had secured a grand jury indictment for first-degree murder against the officer’s suspected killer, Travis Boys. Cannizzaro’s office held back news of the indictment until Monday morning, when it… Continue reading →

Judge acquits former DA candidate Lionel ‘Lon’ Burns in battery case

A New Orleans Municipal Court judge has tossed out misdemeanor battery and theft charges against former district attorney candidate Lionel “Lon” Burns, finding insufficient evidence that Burns last year kicked and punched a woman he’d dated for more than a year after responding to her Craigslist personals ad. Judge Desiree Charbonnet granted a motion… Continue reading →

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro to seek death penalty for accused cop killer Travis Boys

This photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Travis Boys. After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday, June 21, 2015, arrested Boys, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer as he was being transported to jail. Boys was still wearing his broken handcuffs when a rookie officer and his trainer spotted him trying to board a city bus Sunday morning, said Police Superintendent Michael Harrison. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro is seeking the death penalty for Travis Boys, the man accused of killing New Orleans Police Department Officer Daryle Holloway with a single shot in a police vehicle on June 20. Boys was indicted Monday for first degree murder in the death of Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the force who… Continue reading →

Two teens arrested after chase of stolen truck across Crescent City Connection; driver tried to run down Jefferson Parish deputy

A chase of an allegedly stolen vehicle began on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and ended on the east bank of Orleans Parish after the driver tried to run down a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, Sheriff Newell Normand said Sunday night. Normand said 2nd District officers were alerted about 4:40 p.m. about a stolen… Continue reading →

Two armed robberies reported late Saturday in New Orleans

. Two armed robberies were reported between 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The first incident happened in Mid-City about 9:30 p.m. Two men, both 24 years old, were standing outside their car in the 2700 block of Ursulines Avenue when a man with a gun demanded their… Continue reading →

New Orleans says emotional goodbye to slain police officer

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison comfort Dillion Holloway, the son of fallen NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, during his funeral services at St. Maria Goretti Church in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 27, 2015. Holloway was killed when the prisoner he was transporting got loose in a police vehicle and shot him.

Slain police officer Daryle Holloway, 45, was laid to rest Saturday by a congregation that represented all walks of New Orleans life. Ushers at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church handed out memorial blue-and-black lapel ribbons bearing Holloway’s portrait to the broad mix of people who attended the standing-room-only service, including the officer’s… Continue reading →

Tenn. man arrested for sex crimes with 15-year-old New Orleans girl

John Lynch

A traffic stop in Chalmette Wednesday night led to the arrest of a Tennessee man on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to a St. Bernard Parish police press release. John Lynch, 53, of the Chattanooga area, has been booked with two counts of carnal knowledge of the girl for allegedly having sex with her, as well as two… Continue reading →

Hundreds rally for gay marriage in Jackson Square

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Same sex couple Isobel Healy, left, and Holis Hanna wave rainbow flags during the "Decision Day Rally for Marriage Equality" in Jackson Square in New Orleans, La. Friday, June 26, 2015. The rally was called after today's U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling allowing same sex marriage across the country, though Louisiana residents may have to wait 25 days to acquire licenses.

Hundreds gathered in Jackson Square on Friday evening to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage and prepare for a future in which same-sex marriage becomes a reality in Louisiana. An only-in-New Orleans mix of equality flags, American flags, rainbow beads and go-cups predominated in the crowd. One woman, Shawn King, brought a bottle… Continue reading →

Lacombe man to get life in prison for raping a young boy and molesting a young girl

Ventura Rigoberto

A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted a Lacombe man Wednesday of sexually abusing two children younger than 10, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Warren Montgomery said. Rigoberto Ventura, 57, will get a mandatory life sentence after the jury found him guilty of aggravated rape for sexually abusing a boy who was between 5 and 10 years… Continue reading →