Warren Montgomery sworn into office as north shore DA, ending tenure of Walter Reed

By Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Before an overflow crowd in Covington, new north shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery swore his oath of office Monday morning, pledging to seek justice in a fair and even-handed manner. Montgomery promised that he and his prosecutors will take dangerous criminals off the streets, but also seek to help […]

Louisiana board makes it easier for rape victims to get compensated

By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations board has made it easier for sexual assault victims to get reimbursed for forensic medical exams. The board voted unanimously Tuesday (Oct. 28) to prohibit a victim’s dress, occupation, criminal record, relationship with the accused rapist or previous history as a victim of sexual assault […]

St. Tammany legislators tell Slidell crowd they’re committed to removing Common Core from classrooms

FAIMON A. ROBERTS III| FROBERTS@THEADVOCATE.COM Saying they hoped to generate enough grass-roots support to get rid of Common Core, three St. Tammany Parish legislators told a small crowd in Slidell on Wednesday night that they are committed to working to remove the controversial state standards from state classrooms.  State Sen. A.G. Crowe, of Slidell, and […]