Police and fire briefs for Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
A Baton Rouge man on Sunday punched a woman, chased her with a pellet gun when she tried to escape and then dragged her back into the house, Baton Rouge police said.
New Orleans City Council to buck Sheriff Marlin Gusman's plan for 3rd jail building
The New Orleans City Council plans to take a stand Thursday against Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman's proposal to build a 764-bed addition to the Mid-City prison complex already under construction alongside Interstate 10. Councilwoman Susan Guidry said the proposed building, known as "Phase III," undermines city officials' mission to reduce ... (more)
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Orleans sheriff plan OK'd for mentally ill inmates Federal judge approved a plan for Orleans to temporarily house some inmates 60 miles away.
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Judge Approves Moving Some OPP Inmates To St. Gabriel
The federal judge overseeing a slow-moving reform effort at the New Orleans jail has approved a plan to temporarily house inmates with mental health needs 60 miles away in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
Grand jury indicts man in two Tigerland rapes
A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of raping two women that he allegedly picked up a year apart in the Tigerland area was indicted Wednesday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.