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  • Suspect convicted of ordering killing of witness

    January 10, 2014 9:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury convicted a Los Angeles man of orchestrating the killing of a New Orleans witness in order to protect a sprawling, multi-state drug operation. Federal officials say Quenshey Mitchell, a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crip gang in Los Angeles, was the architect... more »
  • BP executive expected to be first trial witness

    January 25, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A BP executive is expected to be the first witness to testify at a trial next month designed to identify the causes of a deadly rig explosion that spawned a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. In a court filing Tuesday, plaintiffs'... more »
  • Witness links officer to 2nd Katrina shooting

    July 8, 2011 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury heard testimony Thursday that a police officer charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina was involved in a separate shooting during the storm's chaotic aftermath. Former officer Michael Hunter, a government witness in the trial of five current... more »
  • One of First Witnesses Recounts Ville Platte Shootings

    June 8, 2011 10:22 PM

    More information about Tuesday's double murder suicide surfaces only a day after the shooting in downtown Ville Platte. One of the first witnesses on the scene describes what happened in an exclusive interview with KATC, and the shooter's family issues a statement about the incident. The witnesses doesn't want... more »
  • Witness: Cop said looters 'deserved to be shot'

    November 12, 2010 9:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer on trial for gunning down a man outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath said after the shooting that looters are "animals" who "deserved to be shot," a fellow officer testified Friday. The former officer, David Warren, is charged... more »
  • Witness: NY police overreacted in student shooting

    October 21, 2010 10:32 PM

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A college student who was at the scene when a schoolmate was shot to death by police said Thursday that the killing was "over the top, aggressive and unnecessary," joining a chorus of witnesses who say police mishandled the situation. "None of it made sense to... more »
  • Hit and run caught on tape

    September 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista. Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away. It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
  • Material Witness to a Quadruple Killing Expected in Calcasieu Parish Court

    September 14, 2010 12:00 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The man held on $5 million bond as a material witness to a quadruple killing wasn't expected in Calcasieu Parish court for a hearing about his right to an attorney. Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier says 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams Jr. also had a similar... more »

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