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  1. Man robs 4 New Orleans Subway sandwich shops in 5 days, police seeking suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | The Mississippi Press

    New Orleans police are searching for the man they say committed four Subway sandwich shop armed robberies in five days. The man first targeted the Subway at 2700 S. Claiborne Ave. , where according to police he walked through the door around 9 p.m. Sunday and ordered an employee to empty the cash register into one of the shop's plastic bags.


  2. New Orleans police release illustrations of suspects in Thursday kidnapping, sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Mississippi Press

    New Orleans police on Friday released computer-generated composite sketches of two of the three suspects wanted in connection with an alleged kidnapping and gang rape reported Thursday afternoon in eastern New Orleans. Police said the woman was abducted Thursday around 3 p.m. by a gunman who forced her back into her car in the 4900 block of Demontluzin Street.


  3. The Dive Inn, popular nudist bed-and-breakfast in New Orleans, shuts doors for goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Mississippi Press

    It became clear to Wayne Porter in 2002 that if he wanted to keep his New Orleans bed-and-breakfast alive, he would have to appeal to a different clientele. In the eight years he had owned and operated The Dive Inn, a 10-room lodging house on a quiet residential block in Uptown, Porter had hosted thousands of tourists from around the world, who relished the inn's quirky charm and heated indoor swimming pool.


  4. Boy, man killed in truck crash Friday night on Lakeshore Drive in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | The Mississippi Press

    A boy and a man were killed and a woman was injured after a truck struck a tree Friday night in the 300 block of Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans police told . The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, located near Landry's Seafood restaurant, said NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson.


  5. Father, son killed in drive-by shooting for New Orleans' first homicides of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | The Mississippi Press

    Crime scene technicians take measurements in the yard as New Orleans Police investigate a double murder in the 200 block of Warrington Drive in Gentilly on Thursday, January 1, 2015. A New Orleans man and his son were fatally shot Thursday in the 200 block of Warrington Drive in Gentilly.


  6. Former Saint Darren Sharper, 2 other men charged in 9-count grand jury indictmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Former Saints safety Darren Sharper and two other men could face life sentences after being charged Friday in a nine-count grand jury indictment stemming from multiple rape allegations in New Orleans. Sharper was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape stemming from accusations that he sexually assaulted two impaired women at his downtown luxury apartment on Sept.


  7. Jimmy Buffett returns home, enjoys lunch at Scranton's in PascagoulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    The Pascagoula native was in New Orleans over the weekend, and rented a car with longtime friend Franz Hanning and drove from the Big Easy down highway 90 and into Jackson County. Hanning is also a Pascaoula native and is the brother-in-law of Scranton's co-owner Jack Pickett.


  8. Dumb thief in New Orleans shows how not to steal a bicycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    One bicycle thief chose the wrong shop to offload his ill-gotten goods Sunday. A man went to Massey's on North Carrollton Avenue to sell a bicycle -- only to get caught when employees recognized the bike as belonging to Evan Shults, their assistant manager.


  9. Toddler, 2, killed by hit-and-run driver in New Orleans; sheriff's recruit shot, killed in separate caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A 2-year-old boy was killed Sunday night after a car struck him in the 3100 block of North Claiborne Avenue and drove away, according to a report. In a separate case being investigated by New Orleans Police Sunday night, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office recruit Aaron White died after being shot in his car near the Carver Theater on Orleans Avenue.


  10. New Orleans man stabs wife 9 times on Thanksgiving, sets fire to hospital bed after arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A New Orleans man who police say stabbed his wife nine times on Thanksgiving morning, attempted to jump off the Crescent City Connection and later set fire to a hospital bed was arrested Thursday , court records show. Bruce Higginson, 50, appeared in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court on Friday morning to face charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson.


  11. Ocean Springs police reports, Nov. 19-24Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A victim advised a vehicle window was shattered and purse taken on Front Beach. Incident assigned for detective follow-up.


  12. New Orleans case investigating 3 cases of aggravated rape involving children since FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    New Orleans police are investigating a case of aggravated rape upon a 6-year-old girl reported Saturday morning. This is the third case of aggravated rape involving children reported in the past two days.


  13. Bodies recovered from Lake Ponchartrain identified as plane crash victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Two bodies pulled from Lake Pontchartrain Wednesday have been identified as the occupants of a small plane that crashed near Lakefront Airport last week, Orleans Parish authorities said. Coroner Dr. Jeffrey C. Rouse told his office would conduct autopsies Thursday morning on the bodies of Burt Lattimore and Aftab Rab, who were found hours apart in the lake near 5400 Lakeshore Drive.


  14. Body found today in Lake Pontchartrain may be related to Nov. 12 plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A body of a male has been found in Lake Pontchartrain near 5400 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans police said Wednesday at 8:50 a.m. A report indicated the body was taken to the coroner's office, which will determine cause of death. Officials have been searching the lake after a single-engine plane apparently plunged in the lake Nov. 12 near the Lakefront Airport.


  15. Trial date postponed for 2 accused in murder, dismemberment of Jaren LockhartRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    If there's one thing that's certain in the death and dismemberment of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart , neither Margaret Sanchez nor Terry Speaks will be standing trial in January. That much was decided Monday morning, when Speaks and Sanchez appeared in a Jefferson Parish courtroom for pretrial motions.


  16. Flight instructor, student pilot presumed dead after plane crashes in Lake Pontchartrain, search continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Recovery efforts continued Thursday to locate the remains of a flight instructor and student pilot who officials believe perished when their single-engine plane apparently plunged into Lake Pontchartrain on Wednesday night. According to a report , friends and family members identified the flight instructor as Burt Lattimore of Chalmette, and the student as Aftab Rab of Mandeville.


  17. Recruiting roundup: Cherry-picking unheralded Sun Belt players paying off for college powersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Nebraska went south to find star running back Ameer Abdullah in Alabama. Lately, the Cornhuskers have mined Louisiana, most recently for wide receiver Stanley Morgan of New Orleans.


  18. New Orleans police investigating 3 homicides in violent 24-hour stretchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A 26-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning, police say, after she was shot multiple times at the corner of North Claiborne Avenue and Columbus Street, according to a report on . NOPD said officers were on patrol at 3:35 a.m. today when they heard shots fired.


  19. Jaren Lockhart knew her alleged killers: 'She didn't leave with strangers,' friend saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    When Jaren Lockhart walked out onto the 300 block of Bourbon Street from her job as a dancer early that morning two years ago, hoping to earn extra cash after a night of lackluster tips, she was not being overly risky. And that, her friends say, makes the circumstances leading up to her stabbing death and dismemberment in Kenner even more egregious.


  20. Louisiana prisoner due for parole remains in prison after DNA connects him to 1997 rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    A 36-year-old prisoner scheduled to be released on parole last week was jailed instead in connection with a cold-case rape police say took place on New Year's Eve 17 years ago, according to . Jamol Rickmon was booked Friday on charges of aggravated rape and aggravated burglary, court records show.


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