Another cop cleared; lifer freed; Gen. Honore deplores threat to water

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Along with the acquittal in a December retrial of the shooter, former NOPD officer David Warren, the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr.’s office leaves only one officer [Gregory McRae] still convicted among the three whom a jury found guilty in a 2010 trial.

[Jerome] Morgan was just a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison. Two witnesses testified he was responsible for a shooting at a Sweet 16 birthday party in 1993 that killed Clarence Landry and wounded two others.

Those two witnesses backed off of their statements during a hearing last October, citing a combination of police coercion and high school rumors as their reason for identifying Morgan as a suspect.

new report from tax preparer Jackson Hewitt found that businesses in Louisiana could be exposed to anywhere between $41 million and $62 million annually in tax penalties that would otherwise be avoided if the state expanded Medicaid coverage.

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