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10:23 am
Thu January 10, 2013

New Orleans Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

The New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a motorist sobriety checkpoint "in the Orleans Parish area" tonight, according to a press release issued by NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams.

The NOPD Traffic Division will conduct the checkpoint from approximately 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Friday morning, the department said. Motorists are advised to have the proper documentation available if requested by the police, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

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4:38 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Body Found in 7th Ward

New Orleans homicide detectives are investigating the shooting of a man who was discovered dead this afternoon in the rear yard of an abandoned house in the 7th Ward, the police department said in a press release.

"An anonymous caller phoned police stating a male has been down in a rear yard for a while," said NOPD spokesman Frank B. Robertson, III. "Officers arrived and found the victim; he’d been shot multiple times and died on the scene."

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2:00 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Police Union: Prosecutor's Posts Taint Reforms

A group representing rank-and-file New Orleans police officers says a scandal spawned by a federal prosecutor's anonymous posts on a newspaper's website has poisoned a sweeping agreement to clean up the city's troubled police department.

A court filing Friday by the Police Association of New Orleans urges U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan to permit the group to intervene in the court-supervised consent decree between the Justice Department and the city.

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3:23 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

New Orleans Man Dies in Fatal Shooting

A 28-year-old man was killed after a shooting in a New Orleans neighborhood, according to police.

Homicide Detective Robert Bachelder says in a news release that police responded to a call about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday of a man shot inside of a home.

Bachelder says the man, who was from New Orleans, was shot several times and died at the scene. The victim's name was is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Bachelder says the body was found by a family member who called police.

He says the investigation is continuing.

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2:31 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve Traffic Restrictions and Safety Advisory

The New Orleans Police Department has issued an advisory detailing restrictions on traffic this evening for downtown New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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11:54 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Woman Accused of Mentoring Teen Prostitute

A 25-year-old Metairie woman has been arrested and accused her of teaching a minor how to be a Bourbon Street prostitute.

The Times-Picayune reports Emilie "Bunny" Cook was booked at the New Orleans jail on a charge of trafficking of children for sex purposes.

State Police say Cook arranged prostitution work for herself and a 16-year-old girl in November in the 300 block of Bourbon, a tourist-heavy area of the French Quarter.

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5:27 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Man Charged in 5 Killings to Plead Guilty

A New Orleans man charged with having a role in five killings, including the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer, has agreed to plead guilty in the case.

Robert Toale, one of Steven Earl Hardrick's attorneys, said his client has a plea agreement with prosecutors but wouldn't elaborate on specifics of the plea. Hardrick is scheduled to plead guilty on Thursday.

In October 2007, Hardrick and others allegedly broke into the home of New Orleans Police Detective Thelonius Dukes and demanded money and cocaine before shooting him. Dukes died later.

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11:31 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Bullet Hits School Bus, Flying Glass Scrapes Girl

New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Tremé neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl.

Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officials at O. Perry Walker Senior High School say one student was taken to a hospital as a precaution. A statement released Monday evening says she was released after treatment for a small abrasion from a chip of glass.

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12:56 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

New Trial Ordered for Ex-Cop in Katrina Shooting

A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for a former New Orleans police officer who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a man whose burned body turned up after Hurricane Katrina.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out David Warren's convictions Monday, saying a judge should have separated his trial from other officers charged in the death of 31-year-old Henry Glover.

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12:10 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Cab Driver Fatally Shot During Robbery

New Orleans police are investigating the fatal shooting of a cab driver.

Police say the 56-year-old driver was found death is his taxi shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. They believe the cab driver was shot during a robbery.

The victim's name has not been released.

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