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9:34 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Crescent City Connection Police Transfer to LSP

The Crescent City Connection Police Department has been transferred to Louisiana State Police as part of a restructuring of the bridge police division.

The state Department of Transportation and Development says the police department's administrative transfer to the Department of Public Safety was effective Monday.

Officials say the New Orleans-based bridge police officers will continue wearing their current uniforms and using their current marked vehicles until midnight Dec. 31. At that time, the officers will get new DPS uniforms and vehicles.

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4:47 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

2 Wal-Mart Employees Arrested in iPad Theft Scheme

The grocery manager and another employee at a Wal-Mart store in Marrero have been arrested in an alleged scheme to steal Apple iPads from the store.

The Times-Picayune reports that manager Kenneth Rancifer, 33, of Harvey, and Robert Brown, 51, of New Orleans, were arrested Tuesday and booked with theft of property worth more than $1,500, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest reports.

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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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2:53 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Police Report 2 Killed in Truck Wreck

Authorities say two people died and a third was injured when an 18-wheeler in which they were riding ran off Interstate 12 near Lacombe, struck a tree and caught fire.

State police tell The Times-Picayune the injured person was taken to the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans with serious injuries.

Identities of the victims were not immediately released.

The tractor-trailer rig ran off the highway's eastbound lanes near the Lacombe exit in St. Tammany Parish.

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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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3:49 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Man Killed Crossing Airline Highway

State police say a 45-year-old pedestrian was killed on Airline Highway in Kenner.

Troopers say Chris Robertson of Kenner was attempting to cross the road around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an SUV.

Robertson was taken to a New Orleans hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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1:23 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Man Killed in Harvey Shooting

Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in Harvey.

Deputies say 48-year-old Troy Hensley, of Harvey, was shot to death Monday evening.

Officers heard gunshots and found Hensley death in a parking area. Several spent bullet casings were found at the scene.

Detectives have yet to determine a motive or suspects in the case.

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12:48 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Ex-ATC Official's Trial Postponed

The criminal trial of Murphy J. Painter, former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, has been postponed until April 22.

The Advocate reports Painter's trial was scheduled to begin Monday, but U.S. District Judge James J. Brady granted a request for a delay.

Painter faces federal charges of computer fraud, aggravated identity theft and making false statements to federal investigators.

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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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12:10 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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