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Body Found in 7th Ward

Jan 8, 2013

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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