Friday May 17
Plaquemines Parish traffic stop nets two pounts of pot and three arrests
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco says two of his deputies seized about two pounds of marijuana, pictured, during a traffic stop in Braithwaite Tuesday night.
Violet woman arrested for embezzling from church, works for St. Bernard finance department
Trinette Johnson, 39, accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the church where she worked, is employed by the parish governmenta s finance department.
Hungover Violet couple's son missing school bus leads to parents' arrest
A Violet couple, hung over from a birthday celebration the night before, were arrested on Tuesday after their 9-year-old son missed his school bus and then led a St.
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Secretary arrested for embezzling more $100,000 from Violet church, says sheriff's office
A longtime secretary was booked on a felony theft charge by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office, accusing her of embezzling more than $100,000 since 2006 from Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, according to a statement from Steve Cannizaro, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office.
Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Chalmette
A pedestrian who was struck by a pick-up truck while crossing Paris Road in St. Bernard Parish on Wednesday night died later at the hospital, authorities said Thursday.