Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:53 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A businessman close to ex-New Orleans mayor Marc Morial and the city's former top property manager face an arraignment hearing as part of an ongoing federal probe into municipal corruption.
Businessman and restaurateur Stan "Pampy" Barre was charged with taking tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a city subcontractor, then sharing the money with Kerry De Cay, the director of property management under Morial. Morial, now head of the New York City-based National Urban League, was not named in the indictment. However, his administration, which ran the city from 1994 to 2002, has been under federal investigation for several years over its contracting practices.
Other businessmen close to Morial are known to have received subpoenas, but the recent charges are the first major indictments in the continuing investigation. The indictments center around a $65,000,000 contract to upgrade chillers, boilers, lights and other energy-related fixtures in city buidlings. De Cay oversaw the contract with Johnson Controls Incorporated of Milwaukee; Barre was hired as a subcontractor.
Federal officials say Barre did little or no work for Johnson, though he was paid thousands by them. They say Reginald Walker, another Johnson subcontractor, funneled $546,000 to Barre, who then shared the money with De Cay and a Johnson official. Walker was indicted; the Johnson official was not.
A fourth person indicted and facing arraignment this afternoon is Julius Lips Junior, who provided a custom-made glass table for De Cay. The arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Louis Moore Junior.