Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting death in the city's Algiers neighborhood.
A city news release says the shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. Friday. The victim, whose identity was not available, was a man found with a gunshot wound to the head. The body was found on the ground, lying a bicycle.
New Orleans Police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman found shot to death.
Authorities Thursday booked 27-year-old Gary Burnett with second-degree murder of 35-year-old Shonray Lee, who lived on the city's west bank. Detectives found Lee near the bottom of a staircase early Wednesday. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says she died of bullet wounds to the back and chest.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder in the death of a funeral home employee whose decomposing body was found in the apartment where he lived in the funeral home.
The sheriff's office says Alfred R. Scott of Marrero was arrested Wednesday and booked in the stabbing death of 51-year-old Noah Stoute.
Stoute was a caretaker and embalmer at Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey. His body was found Tuesday, but he apparently was killed Aug. 28, as Hurricane Isaac was approaching.
St. Mary Parish sheriff's investigators are looking for three men accused of taking $6,500 and cell phones from alligator buyers in Morgan City.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Traci Landry says three alligator buyers were winding up a day of purchases shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday when a dark gray four-door car arrived. Two passengers, one armed with a gun, got out and ordered the buyers onto the ground. Both wore blue jeans and had blue bandannas over their faces.
Trial in New Orleans has been delayed for an Alabama football fan arrested after a video was posted on the Internet that showed what prosecutors say was sexual battery committed on an unconscious LSU fan.
Hurricane Isaac last week left defense attorneys unable to prepare for the trial of 33-year-old Brian Downing of Smith's Station, Ala.
Defense lawyer Michael Kennedy said Isaac forced closure of attorneys' offices and that power failures left attorneys unable to review electronic evidence.
Richwood police accuse a Marrero man of trying to slip marijuana to an inmate in the Richwood jail.
The News-Star reports that 36-year-old Davion Matthews was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on Saturday on charges of possessing marijuana and bringing contraband into a penal facility.
An arrest affidavit says a guard at Richwood Correctional Center called police after allegedly seeing Matthews slide something under a cell door. It says police searched the cell and found a bag of suspected marijuana.