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Plaquemines Stabbing
9:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Belle Chasse Man Booked in Death of Girlfriend

Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a 54-year-old Belle Chasse man has been booked with second-degree murder after he confessed he fatally stabbed his girlfriend during an argument.

Cmdr. Eric Becnel tells The Times-Picayune that the argument erupted on an isolated road Tuesday afternoon where the couple went to have sex earlier during the day.

Becnel said after the stabbing, John Edward Rivers Sr. went to the 44-year-old woman's home, packed his belongings and went to a relative's home in Baton Rouge.

DWI Checkpoint
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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11:27 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Acadiana Woman Arrested for Stalking Herself

Police say a 34-year-old Crowley woman they arrested tried to convince investigators that her estranged boyfriend was sending her threatening text messages.

The Advertiser reports Trudy Miller was arrested Tuesday on one count of false swearing for violation of health or safety, a felony charge.

Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson says Miller was believed to be the victim of stalking about five weeks ago when she filed her first complaint.

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9:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Slidell Police Investigate Shooting Death

Slidell police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man.

A police spokesman says the body of Warren Pryor of Slidell was discovered in the parking lot shortly before 11 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say it appears Pryor had been shot twice in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a suspect has been arrested by New Orleans police and the victim's car was also located New Orleans after it was burned.

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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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7:05 am
Mon January 7, 2013

6 Teens Arrested in Baton Rouge Mall Disturbance

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies have arrested six teenagers in a fight that caused the Mall of Louisiana to be evacuated and closed Saturday night.

Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate the arrests including three girls, ages 13, 14 and 15 and three boys, ages 14 and 15.

They were booked on several charges including disturbing the peace, simple battery and resisting an officer.

Hicks said deputies are still investigating fight that started in the food court.

No injuries were reported.

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11:01 am
Thu January 3, 2013

83-Year-Old Stabbed, College Student Shot in Head

Police say they don't know why someone stabbed an 83-year-old man to death in his apartment at a senior housing development in mid-city New Orleans.

Edward Richardson was one of two people killed in the New Orleans in the first 24 hours of the new year.

The other was 28-year-old Antonio Llovet, a college student and waiter. His parents found his body about 9:10 a.m. in the double they rent to him. He had been shot in the head.

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10:39 am
Wed January 2, 2013

New Orleans Man Found Dead in his Apartment

New Orleans police are investigating the fatal stabbing of an 83-year-old man inside his senior living apartment.

Officer Garry Flot said in a news release the man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was found by a security guard at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Flot said the victim had been stabbed multiple times and died on the scene.

He says the security officer found the man after a family member knocked on the man's door and received no answer.

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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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1:51 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Jefferson and Orleans Police Won't Encrypt Radios

Authorities in Orleans and Jefferson parishes say they'll keep some radio channels open to outside listeners after they encrypt more sensitive information on Jan. 1.

Police agencies had said earlier they might encrypt all radio channels, drawing protests from news media and a group that monitors police activity.

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