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New York owners hang on to Chase South Tower building as foreclosure suit is settled, dismissed

Christopher Knoll Feb. 12, 2017, 2:18pm

BATON ROUGE — The Chase Tower South building in downtown Baton Rouge escaped foreclosure this past August thanks to a new creditor.

Louisiana sheriff sued over deadly shooting during drug raid

Christopher Knoll Jan. 19, 2017, 2:51pm

BATON ROUGE — About one year ago, Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies entered the home of 27-year old Eric Senegal in Ragley during a drug search. At one point, deputies shot Senegal three times, resulting in the death of the home owner.

Family of deceased inmate sues Orleans Parish Sheriff

Christopher Knoll Dec. 11, 2016, 9:58pm

NEW ORLEANS — Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman has been sued by the family of 34-year-old Orleans Parish inmate Calvin Thomas (a.k.a Calvin Deal).

Louisiana creates riverboat economic development and gaming task forces

Christopher Knoll Nov. 11, 2016, 8:45am

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing alleged threats from Oklahoma and Mississippi, the Louisiana Legislature created the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force during the past legislative session. 

Questions arise surrounding $555.2 million award to Deepwater Horizon plaintiffs' attorneys

Christopher Knoll Nov. 3, 2016, 11:15am

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has sided with the findings of a court-appointed fee committee and awarded $555.2 million to the 107 law firms handling the multi-district litigation (MDL) suit against BP for its role in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

Sexting incident between parish president, teen draws federal scrutiny and local demands for resignation

Christopher Knoll Oct. 30, 2016, 4:47pm

HARAHAN — Ever since the allegations of sexting a 17-year-old boy in 2015 surfaced in early October, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has been a no-show at a council meeting, declined to answer questions posed by a joint team of investigative reporters from the NOLA defender and WWL-TV. Instead, Yenni has released a one-minute video-recorded message that the defender derisively called a “commercial."

BP angered by Deepwater Horizon movie that retells the horrific oil spill incident

Christopher Knoll Oct. 6, 2016, 9:21pm

NEW ORLEANS — Six years after the death of 11 employees, the accidental release of three million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and $61 billion dollars in clean-up efforts and fines, BP is once more reliving and dealing with the ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster.