New Orleans police are investigating the burglary of a funeral home. A hearse was among the items stolen.More >>
"[The burglar] went by and viewed a few bodies," owner Louis Charbonnet said. "He walked by one particular famous guy we have in here, and he stopped and visited with him and went about his business of stealing." More >>
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An alleged victim describes Around Town talk show host Scott Rogers as a "master manipulator" and a "monster," saying Rogers sexually abused him.More >>
An alleged victim describes Around Town talk show host Scott Rogers as a "master manipulator" and a "monster," saying Rogers sexually abused him. More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal lawyers and attorneys for inmates at the New Orleans jail say fire suppression systems in parts of the jail need repair, and they are calling on a federal judge to order swift fixes for what they say are serious, life-threatening deficiencies.
The attorneys filed a motion Tuesday saying a federal judge should find Sheriff Marlin Gusman in contempt for failing to alleviate fire safety concerns addressed in a court-ordered jail reform plan.
Among the remedies sought are repairs of non-functioning fire alarm, sprinkler, and smoke-clearing systems in parts of the Orleans Parish Prison complex.
The motion also calls for weekly fire drills and weekly tests of emergency generators. A hearing has been set in the matter for Monday.
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